Oceanco has unveiled the first renderings for its new 131-metre superyacht concept Aeolus at the Dubai International Boat Show 2023. Named after the Greek god of wind, the design is characterised by unique curves and fluid lines intended to give the appearance of being sculpted by the wind.
With exterior design from Giles Taylor complemented by interior design from Njord by Bergman Design House, she heralds a new era for dwellings on water, demonstrating that authentic sustainability of the future is beautiful and stylish – both in terms of technical capability as well as materials used onboard. The hull of Aelous showcases two dynamic, forward-oriented buttresses that provide an opening onto the sea. Her three distinct, glass-clad, layered decks and open hull design also bring her guests closer to the waterline.
The cabin configuration and list of amenities have not yet been disclosed by the yard, but initial renderings indicate an aft swimming pool, forward dip pool and large beach club. The bow also plays host to a helipad and there are numerous sun lounging spots across her open decks.
Her interior has a strong language of introducing fully sustainable and traceable materials, including biomaterials, at her core.
“Organic nature, sensual being and playfulness played a big part of Aeolus’s design. Every element has been considered, including sourcing and traceability of materials and working with some of the world’s most innovative artisans in biomaterials and sustainable development,” explains Sarah Colbon, Co-founder of Njord.
Together with Aeolus’s technical partners ABB & MTU, Oceanco and Lateral have developed the Energy Transition Platform (ETP), an adaptable architecture to enable a future-proofed pathway to net zero.
“Any yacht built today, will have to span the energy transition, a period of significant change in available fuel types and associated technologies. This demands an adaptable technical architecture that can accommodate the alterations to layout, configuration and specifications needed to integrate future technologies and alternative fuels in the least invasive way possible. Lateral and Oceanco have developed the ETP to ensure multiple technical pathways can be pursued as technologies mature during the energy transition timeline,” comments James Roy of Lateral.
Aeolus comes shortly after Oceanco introduced its 88-metre sailing yacht concept Double Luck to the market earlier this year. Both of the designs use the yard’s NXT technology which promises a reduction in emissions and an enhanced focus on the yachts’ environmental footprints.