July 21, 2018

Project: Ocea Nemo 50 Ice

Conceived with discerning owners in mind, the Nemo 50 Ice super yacht is a new, ambitious project that the French Shipyard is developing in conjunction with its partners Aldo Manna, the head of the Ocea Mediterranean Office that it opened just a few months ago in Italy, and designer Fulvio de Simoni. As a matter of fact, the Nemo 50 ICE is intended for people who have a dream and are unwilling to compromise on what they want, as sailing around the North or South poles, with a 50 meter super yacht with a gross tonnage of 499 GT. The Nemo 50 Ice is to be built in compliance with the requirements of the Ice Class rules and will feature an extreme, technical design as designer Fulvio de Simoni wanted to emphasize the very DNA of the French brand. The concept, design and construction criteria of this vessel exquisitely mirror the spirit of the Ocea Shipyard, whose core business is the design and construction of military ships. The Ocea Nemo 50 Ice has been conceived to brave the seas at high altitudes while searching for unique landscapes or lifetime adventures. An ideal yacht to explore places of pure magic, such as the Drake Channel, or the Cuverville Island with its dark rocky mountains, or the astonishing Danco Island, just to name a few. Every detail has been carefully designed to ensure that guests will enjoy a comfortable stay for very long periods of time and to optimize navigation also under extreme conditions. By way of example, tenders, rigid-hulled inflatable boats or landing crafts can be launched and recovered by using dedicated handling equipment: as a matter of fact, the Nemo 50 Ice davits are exactly the same as those installed on the brand’s military ships to handle landing crafts in full safety.  This concept features an important design solution, a technical area located forward on the “raised deck”, also intended to accommodate the hiking equipment: the planking level in this area, which communicates directly with the main saloon, is less than one meter above waterline to ensure that guests can access the tenders quickly and safely. Also, a preferred open-air area for guests who can enjoy it while being sheltered from bad weather.  The engine room is a spacious, well ventilated area with every component, apparatus and equipment can be easily accessed for emergency repair by the technical staff. A six sq.mt fully-equipped workshop and a control room fitted with all the remote-control systems needed to operate the vessel’s key systems also in “manual mode”, are available. Both the workshop and the control room are directly connected to the crew accommodations through a central passageway in the lower deck, in order not only to maximize the crew’s efficiency and convenience but also to enhance the guests’ comfort and privacy.  The shafts of the Nemo 50 Ice are integrated into dedicated structural skegs, which will protect them, along with the propellers and the two rudders, should the hull hit an iceberg or partially submerged objects, this type of construction being a typical feature of all the yachts Ocea has built so far.  The guests’ accommodation area has been designed in order to maximize guests comfort during long stays on board: the owner’s apartment is a full-width design covering the fore portion of the main deck houses a private lounge which can be used either as a relaxation corner or as a study area, should one need working aboard. There is a sizable bathroom where even a large sauna can be incorporated, if needed.  The living spaces are also very spacious and thought to maximize comfort during long stays, as evidenced by the large open-space on main deck amidships.  When travelling to far-off or unexplored lands, the crew plays a crucial role. That’s why they have large, efficient and comfortable spaces. As any crew sailing across the oceans is made up of expert people highly qualified technical personnel or explorers, their accommodations need to be designed and arranged with their duties in mind.  

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