Meet the new 105m adventurous beauty by Oceanco: Esquel

“High-tech go-anywhere” expedition yacht concept


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Did you know that 80% of yacht activity takes place on 20% of the world’s oceans? 

Although this is a figure which is shifting like a new demographic of adventurous yacht owners move in, traditional destinations such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean continue to reign supreme.

With her displacement hull and plumb bow, Esquel is equipped for far-flung cruising to untouched regions from the northernmost to southernmost ends of the globe.


Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

The Dubai International Boat Show got off to a striking start on Tuesday as Oceanco unveiled their new project, the 105 meters “high-tech go-anywhere” expedition yacht concept named Esquel.

This gigantic yacht strikes a perfect blend between the expedition vessel and ultraluxe superyacht.

Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

Take a look at this aerial rendering of the Esquel design and it showcases not only the beautiful lines all around but the immense space devoted to tender and toy storage on deck as well as a look at the dedicated helicopter pad. 

Besides being an extremely luxurious platform, the yacht is designed with a flexible layout to allow for a scientist to come onboard to conduct marine conservation and research work. Even though Esquel is a glamour lady, she can be a full work boat when needed.

Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

Meanwhile, Esquel’s interiors are warm and comfortable, furnished to create the feeling of a home away from home. 

The ambition for Esquel’s interior is geared towards depicting the life, influences, and home of a young explorer,” said interior stylist Gina Brennan, “It features an eclectic mix of antiques and artifacts collected on his/her travels.”

She described Esquel's decor as “cool and casual.”

Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht“While the exterior of the expedition yacht is very masculine and modern, the interior is stylish and warm with comfortable furniture to create the feeling of a home away from home,” she said.

Key interior spaces include a main deck saloon equipped with a large dining table and groups of sofas and chairs gathered around a central fireplace.

A number of communal spaces will sit both inside and outside, one of which will be capable of transforming into a cinema or game room. The yacht will also include a spa and wellness area, including a gym, yoga room and hot tub, as well as enough garage space to accommodate Triton submersible.

The master suite will have “an expansive panoramic portal” for unspoiled views, as well as a lounge and fireplace. The guest staterooms meanwhile have been described as “quietly luxurious”.

The yacht will also include provision for the home-schooling of children, with plentiful accommodation for nannies and tutors, as well as labs, vehicles, and tools for “shore exploration.”

“Esquel provides a mobile classroom for young and old alike,” the yard said.

While the exterior of the expedition yacht is very masculine and modern, the interior is stylish and warm with comfortable furniture to create the feeling of a home away from home,” she said.

Key interior spaces include a main deck saloon equipped with a large dining table and groups of sofas and chairs gathered around a central fireplace.

A number of communal spaces will sit both inside and outside, one of which will be capable of transforming into a cinema or game room. The yacht will also include a spa and wellness area, including a gym, yoga room and hot tub, as well as enough garage space to accommodate Triton submersible.

The master suite will have “an expansive panoramic portal” for unspoiled views, as well as a lounge and fireplace. The guest staterooms meanwhile have been described as “quietly luxurious”.

Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

The yacht will also include provision for the home-schooling of children, with plentiful accommodation for nannies and tutors, as well as labs, vehicles, and tools for “shore exploration.”

“Esquel provides a mobile classroom for young and old alike,” the yard said.
Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

Oceanco has also partnered with expedition specialist Pelorus on the project. The company has provided a number of expedition itineraries for Esquel and will offer expedition support for Esquel owners.

These luxe aspects are counterposed by the hardy functionality of an explorer. The boat is equipped with an abundance of deck space for accommodating locked containers, additional tenders, and off-road vehicles, and harbors a sustainable compact diesel-electric architecture to allow uncompromised cruising through the world. This amazing multi-functional resource has a strengthened hull, Polar classification, and a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles, and can be used as a platform for scientific studies such as coral aquaculture.

With a cruising range of 7,000 miles and a top speed of 16.5 knots, Esquel will become one of the most advanced expedition vessels in the world.

Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

And it doesn’t stop there. Esquel has been engineered to carry two submarines, a land vehicle, motorbikes, and a helicopter. 

"In order to truly realize her expedition potential,” says James Roy, Managing Director of Lateral, “Esquels’s naval architecture has been executed to provide maximum redundancy for the lowest possible maintenance.” 

The yacht’s setup houses cabins, first response units, seminar areas, and research offices alongside the requisite socializing and relaxation areas.

Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

Esqual is a yacht equally comfortable carrying out scientific research as she is hosting a party at the Cannes Film Festival. She is an incredible feat of planning and design - an accolade felt in the words of Commercial Director at Oceanco Dirk De Jong: 

She offers all the aesthetics, amenities, interior and exterior finishes and attention to detail seen onboard all Oceancos.
 

Esquel 105m Oceanco Timur Bozca Gina Brennan Interiors Lateral Naval Architects Peloru Dibs 2019 Boat Show Unveiling Design Dubai 345ft Expedition Yacht

The 105m Design Esquel has received a great response since her unveiling at the Dubai International Boat Show yesterday. What do you think of the design? Let us know in the comments section below.


 Images: Courtesy of Oceanco
 

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