Oculus Mega Yacht by E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA Schopfer Associates/ Schopfer Yachts

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Oculus

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Mega Yacht

INSPIRATION:
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:
not applicable

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

TAGS:
Mega Yacht, Super Yacht

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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.

CHALLENGE:
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.

ADDED DATE:
2015-09-23 19:10:35

TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Designer: E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA, , Design Team: Eleanor C. MacKay, AIA, Naval Architect: Sparkman Stephens, Renderings: Tangram3Ds and

IMAGE CREDITS:
Illustrations by tangram3Ds.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyright belongs to E. Kevin Schopfer.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.schopferyachts.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Schopfer Yachts

PROFILE:
Schopfer Yachts was formed in 2008 as a boutique yacht design company seeking new design pathways within the global yachting market. It was determined early on that such a market existed and viewed as having much potential. We self initiate designs and have also been commissioned to design yachts.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Oculus Mega Yacht by E. Kevin Schopfer Aia, Riba Schopfer Associates/Schopfer Yachts is a Nominee in Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Oculus Mega Yacht by E. Kevin Schopfer Aia, Riba Schopfer Associates/Schopfer Yachts is Winner in Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category, 2015 - 2016.

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