Oceanco Showcase 2020
It has been a year unlike any other. The pandemic has affected everyone in the world in some manner or another — personally, professionally, or tangentially. The saying “we are all in this together” has never been truer.
At Oceanco, our number one priority has been to assure the safety and well-being of every member of our Oceanco family. At the same time, the show must go on. While many of us have managed quite well working remotely, we have also ensured that our staff, workers and co-makers who needed to be on site were able to do so in keeping with Covid-correct health and safety protocols. Our new yachts in build and our refit projects are progressing at pace.
The pandemic-induced ‘pause’ that has been inflicted upon all of us has not been entirely without a silver lining. My family has never seen so much of me! I have been able to enjoy small pleasures such as watersports and diving with my children and grandchildren. Furthermore, I find I have been able focus my undivided attention on both old business and new initiatives. At Oceanco, we are very excited about Oceanco NXT, where every aspect of our thinking and planning revolves around innovation and sustainability.
In this issue of the Oceanco Showcase, where we are focusing on wellbeing and sustainability, you will read more about NXT. You will also find articles updating you on our newly enhanced facilities, new projects, new motor and sailing yacht designs, and our fleet support and refit teams. For fun, we have profiles on the chefs aboard both Sunrays and Black Pearl — even in a pandemic, one has to eat! We are also sharing some news from our friends in the industry such as Porto Mirabello, Monaco Marine, Sabrina Montecarlo, and Pininfarina.
And for those who are curious as to how I have fared in Oman, check out our destination piece about the natural wonders we have to offer visitors.
Mohammed Dr. Al Barwani
Chairman of Oceanco