Taking THE NXT STEP
Last year, we launched Oceanco NXT, a collaborative commitment to the future that has the potential to become one of the most impactful game-changers in yachting. When owners see the Oceanco NXT endorsement on a yacht’s design or other innovation, they know they can expect elevated standards of life onboard that are in tune with new perspectives on sustainability and lifestyle.
But we can’t make a purposeful impact in isolation.
We believe that the best way to set new benchmarks is to co-create them with experts from a wide spectrum of industries. By bringing these diverse perspectives and skillsets together, Oceanco NXT explores solutions to future demands in an ever-changing landscape. It offers yacht owners a way to live better while also respecting the oceans. Our shared purpose?
To create the most exciting superyachts we can, for future generations.
THE WHY OF NXT
We see our future clients – the ones who are a good fit with Oceanco’s outlook and culture – as being the ‘young minded’ owners who look for something really unique and forward thinking in their yachts. To best serve them, we need to understand what they will want from their yachts tomorrow, and offer solutions today. These solutions require us to rethink everything, from assumptions about how we use the spaces we live in, to the primary drivers of why someone would want to own a yacht.
In collaborating with trailblazers from inside and outside the industry to answer these questions, it became clear that we are living in a period of dynamic change. This new era demands meaningful innovation that is aligned with emerging ideologies and approaches, with a focus on heightened sustainability awareness and stewardship of the planet.
A GROWING NXTWORK
What started out as a conversation about sustainable innovation in yachting quickly grew to a far wider appraisal of every aspect of life onboard, from deck arrangements and the kinds of modern spaces that best serve owners and guests, to the integration of technology and wellness.
This dialogue and its outputs are the building blocks of Oceanco NXT. Like the coming together of the brightest minds in an experimental thought lab, we are working with a global collective of experts from a wide array of industries to bring fresh perspectives on our vision for the future of yachting, with some very inspiring results. We call them the NXTwork. Get to know a little more about the partners joining Oceanco on our NXT journey.
NJORD BY BERGMAN DESIGN HOUSE
London-based Njord is the yachting arm of awardwinning interior design studio Bergman Design House, renowned as an innovator in the world of luxury interiors and architectural design. Its ethos is to blend the boundaries of a client’s lifestyle ashore and on the water, creating a home that is shaped by the natural elements and which will continue to speak to its owners for the duration. With a fresh and relevant take on modern luxury, the company is well aligned with the Oceanco NXT approach. Njord is creating the interior design of a soon-to-berevealed Oceanco NXT Tomorrow’s Design, working alongside exterior designer Giles Taylor.
The Global VP of Design at FAW Group, Giles is known as the creative who took Rolls-Royce in a new direction with his designs for the Phantom, Cullinan and Ghost. For his soon-to-be-revealed Oceanco NXT Tomorrow’s Design, he is seeking to shift preconceptions of what constitutes a superyacht, reflecting how the emerging generation of global citizen clients relaxes, connects and works onboard, creating a seamless transition between life ashore and on the water. The instantly iconic design appears to be sculpted by the wind, not a machine, and set in motion by nature, not engines; it conveys a feeling of natural poise and beauty, particularly with respect to its floating decks.
With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, it pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. The vast pool of knowledge and experience that ABB brings to Oceanco NXT is invaluable, allowing us to forge a path to sustainable energy solutions that can achieve real traction in the yachts of the future.
For over 110 years, the today’s Rolls-Royce Business Unit Power Systems with its product and solution brand “mtu” has been known for cutting-edge innovation and technological leadership in product development. Today that same spirit of innovation inspires its sustainability efforts to maximize efficiency and reduce emissions. This mission is perfectly aligned with that of Oceanco NXT, and by working with such an established partner in the field of power solutions, we will be able to draw on advances from the extensive R&D efforts for mtu products and solutions to maximize our effectiveness in improving sustainability for Oceanco’s future yachts.
Pininfarina has been a standard bearer of Italian style on the world stage for 90 years. Blending the physical and digital worlds through aesthetics and technology, the design studio is deeply involved in the creation of unique user experiences in the worlds of limited series cars, transportation, industrial design, architecture and interior design, and digital design. For Oceanco’s first NXT-aligned Tomorrow’s Design, Pininfarina created the head-turning KAIROS, which offers 90m of onboard life without boundaries. It provides a new kind of living space that allows an owner and their guests to connect, share and create by synchronously experiencing multiple environments onboard.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN
With TANK, Oceanco is exploring the potential for nature-inspired – or ‘biophilic’ – design to enrich living spaces. And by attributing distinct energy moods across the deck levels of a yacht, a sense of balance is created in harmony with how owners want to live.
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING
As a Co-maker Unlimited member, Lateral Naval Architects is one of Oceanco’s most important technical partners. We have collaborated on numerous landmark yacht projects, including the pioneering hybrid energy installation and energy harvesting system of 106.7m (350ft) Black Pearl and the development of the ultraefficient Oceanco LIFE Design concept first applied on 109m (357ft) Bravo Eugenia. We continue to explore meaningful innovation with Lateral, including ongoing research into alternative fuel sources for yachts, and the technical design and engineering development of an all-electric e-Hybrid propulsion and energy system architecture for KAIROS.
TRAVEL AND EXPERIENCES
Pelorus designs tailor-made travel, yacht charters and experiences in extraordinary places across the globe, in order to transform the perspectives of its clients. The company also aims to leave a positive, lasting impact on the planet and is deeply committed to marine, environmental and wildlife conservation through its charitable arm, the Pelorus Foundation. We first worked with Pelorus to curate the tender and toy inventory for the Tomorrow’s Design Esquel, a 105m sustainable luxury explorer yacht. Since then, they have come onboard as a core utility partner for the Superyacht NFTs project, and we look forward to many fruitful Oceanco NXT aligned collaborations in the future.
YACHT CLUB DE MONACO
The Yacht Club de Monaco has a core mission to nurture a conscious community among its members and beyond. With a deep respect and appreciation for the oceans, its La Belle Classe Academy is dedicated to developing the next generation of yachting professionals, with a focus on responsible practices for people and planet. As the only superyacht builder from Northern Europe with a permanent base in Monaco, Oceanco feels a particularly close bond to the Principality; and nowhere is its yachting community more united than at the Yacht Club de Monaco. In 2022, Oceanco co-signed a nautical alliance with the Club to promote a meaningful culture of innovation, progress and sustainability in yachting, which is perfectly in sync with the core mission of Oceanco NXT.
Our work on Oceanco NXT innovation never stops. It is a continual process of meaningful progress. An enduring investment in our future. We hope you will join us on our journey of discovery. To learn more, visit oceancoyacht.com/oceanco-nxt