CANADOS PRESENTS A NEW 140′ PROJECT
The prestigious company is making news…again.
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Quite often, something really exciting comes along that immediately lights up our radar here at the Boat & Yacht Report. And one of those is the news that Oceanic Yachts, an exciting new line built by Cantiere Navale di Ostis (Canados) has announced that Hull #1, a 140-footer, has been sold.
The Rome, Italy based yard, was founded just after WWII and concentrated on building vessels for the Italian navy, coast guard, and harbor masters. By the mid 1950’s, the yard had attracted the attention of a Gulf Emirate royal family member and Canados was in the luxury yacht building business.
Lamination on this project has already been completed along with both superstructure and deck partitions. It is hoped the completion of this first 140′ megayacht will occur early in 2015 in order for her to be shown off during that year’s boat show season.
The Oceanic 140’ features a superstructure entirely made of Kevlar/Aramat, a state-of-the-art material employed in aeronautics. Aramat offers substantial gains in weight and strength. The 140 is powered by triple MTU 16V2000 M94 engines producing 2,600 hp each coupled to Fortjes counter rotating propellers pod drives. Two additional Auxilia electric 120 kW motors allow her to run in diesel-electric configuration at 8.5-knots with a fuel consumption under 50 liters per hour. When being on the run on the three MTU, the 140’ is capable of a cruising speed in the region of 23 knots for a top end speed of 27 knots. The Oceanic 140’, thanks to her diesel-electric propulsion and her “displaning” twin stepped hull with bulbous bow, offers impressive long range capacity with 5,400 Nautical Miles at 8.5 knots.
The interior design of Hull #1 is by award winning Rome-based designer Michela Reverberi. The wheelhouse is located on the main deck, this to provide the entire upper deck as the owner’s private apartment. Along with panoramic views from a high vantage point, this magnificent suite includes a 25 sq. meter en-suite with steam bath, a secluded terrace with Jacuzzi facing forward, plus a private aft outdoor bridge with private dining area and lounges. The fly bridge, equipped with bar, sun-pads and full bathroom, has been cleverly conceived to cater for relaxing days and lively evening parties alike.
We’ll be sure to keep tabs on this project as it continues forward. If anything can be learned from the past, Canados is sure to create quite a stir with this one.