High-end yacht builder Oceanco is known for some of the world’s most compelling superyachts. The Dutch shipyard recently partnered with leading designers for its newest concept that will take your breath away. The 295-foot Cosmos concept is the result of the collaboration of Luiz DeBasto and Oceanco. It sports a curved, almost sportboat-like superstructure, but its most dramatic feature is the skydeck. Designed to be enclosed in thousands of square feet of glass, the appearance of the yacht will resemble that of a starship. The glass dome will reveal unrivalled views in every direction, allowing for a full immersion with the surrounding environment.
DeBasto and Oceanco are both famous for designing concepts that push the boundaries of luxury and comfort. Oceanco’s engineering department carefully studied Cosmos’s feasibility to realize it in a manner that is both functional and daring. Cosmos’s glass panels are enclosed in metal frames for extra support and the frame leans forward to enhance the structural integrity, and to improve the view. The yacht benefits from UV-protected glass, which can be dimmed or even coloured to match guests’ individual preference.
The enclosed skydeck has a flexible layout. Its long lounges in the centre and a piano bar make great use of the many feet of open space between the sole and dome above. An open observation deck with optional Jacuzzi is accessible via glass doors. There is also a large terrace – perfect for alfresco dining. The bow has a helipad for quick getaways, and an infinity pool.
Cosmos’s superstructure is much more dynamic and flowing than most modern yachts, making it quite the contrast to the straight-edged, layered look of a traditional vessel. DeBasto has yet to announce an accommodations plan for Cosmos, or performance specs, but BMT Nigel Gee naval architects designed the hull for remote, bluewater voyaging. This means the yacht falls somewhere between a traditional cruising yacht and an explorer. Price is yet to be revealed.