Oceanco’s Esquel, the 105-meter (345ft) diesel-electric driven superyacht, has been conceived and designed to explore new territories. It was created in collaboration with Timur Bozca Design, stylist Gina Brennan, Lateral Naval Architects and Engineering, and Pelorus.
Featuring a displacement hull with a plumb bow, Esquel has been designed for cruising to remote regions.
“At the same time”, said Dirk de Jong, Commercial Director at Oceanco, “she offers all the aesthetics, amenities, interior and exterior finishes and attention to engineering detail seen onboard all Oceancos”.
Esquel has a 230 square-meter tender garage for fast ribs, tenders, watersports toys, and diving gear. The main deck measures 200 square meters and has an aft deck glass superstructure with an enclosed pool and wellness area with panoramic views. This deck also offers space for accommodating locked containers, as well as additional tenders and off-road vehicles. For those interested in marine biology and ocean conservation, Esquel can become a platform for any number of scientific studies such as coral aquaculture —creating reef farms aboard to help restore our world’s dying reefs.
Esquel’s layout can be adapted to house additional multi-purpose cabins, first response units, seminar areas, and research offices.
Timur Bozca Design was responsible for the design of Esquel. Bozca, who has studios in London and Antalya, has won several design awards in recent years.
“Our vision is to create solutions that take into account human factors, technology, and aesthetics,” said Bozca. “We design everything for a reason, not just for the sake of design. We believe that we must create not only for tomorrow but also for the day after tomorrow”.
Esquel is equipped with a sustainable compact diesel-electric architecture to allow autonomous operation throughout the world. With her strengthened hull and Polar classification, she has a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots.
“In order to truly realize her expedition potential”, explained James Roy, Managing Director of Lateral, “Esquels’s naval architecture has been executed to provide maximum redundancy for the lowest possible maintenance”.
“The ambition for the look and feel of Esquel’s interior is geared towards depicting the life, influences and home of a young explorer”, said London-based interior stylist Gina Brennan.
Esquel has worked with the Pelorus team to fully understand the true nature of adventures in remote places such as Greenland and Patagonia. The boat was designed and built to carry two submarines, a land vehicle, motorcycles, and a helicopter. It can also be equipped with laboratories for scientific experiments.
|Length 105m / 345ft|
|Beam 17.5m / 57.4ft|
|Draft (full load) 4.3m / 14.1ft|
|Maximum Speed 16.5 knots|
|Gross Tonnage 5000GT|
|Exterior Designer Timur Bozca Design|
|Interior Stylist Gina Brennan|
|Naval Architecture Lateral|
|Expedition Expert Pelorus|