The exterior styling is representative of the jaw and eye socket bone structure of large oceanic fish and mammals. Featuring a dramatic reverse bow configuration, the yacht's armature balances an elegant expression of symmetry and structure. In addition to the bow, Oculus also features a "low rider profile". This slightly lowered surface allows for new side recreational areas, alternate dockage access and light cruising openness.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Designed to accommodate 12 guests in extraordinary comfort and style, Oculus is a long distance cruising yacht capable of speeds upwards of 25 knots. The interior features focus on a 12 foot high ceiling in the main salon, a cylindrical double height dining room, central stair and elevator tube, and seemingly anatomical ceiling. The second level is the dedicated Owner's suite. The third level contains the forward pilothouse, captain's quarters, and
generous open decks.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The yacht took 2 years to design and we estimate another 2-1/2 to 3 years to construct.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The yacht will be constructed with a carbon fiber superstructure/hull and tempered multi layered glass inserts.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
L.O.A.: 250' - 0" / 76.2 METERS
BEAM: 42'-0" / 12.8 METERS
DRAFT: 13'0" / 4.0 METERS
FUEL: 58,000 GALLONS
WATER: 20,000 GALLONS
PROPULSION: DIESEL ELECTRIC
MAX SPEED: 21 + KNOTS
CRUISING SPEED: 17 KNOTS
ACCOMODATIONS: 14 GUESTS
Mega Yacht, Super Yacht
The key research included discussions with yacht brokers and shipyards to determine what size was appropriate for the Oculus. Based on that, the key materials research dealt with the glass manufacturers' ability to match the heavily warped surfaces as designed. Carbon fiber will be used for the super structure.
The hardest part of the design was to marry a complex program of what are more traditional yachts with a new narrative interpretative of a more organic styling.
TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Designer: E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA, , Design Team: Eleanor C. MacKay, AIA, Naval Architect: Sparkman Stephens, Renderings: Tangram3Ds and
Illustrations by tangram3Ds.
Copyright belongs to E. Kevin Schopfer.