Lobanov Design has displayed their ground breaking SHY Oceanco exterior yacht design publicly for the first time. SHY is an inventive 110 metre yacht design which is nearly finished being built at Oceanco and is to be launched later this year. It is a significant design because it is clean and modern and novel, and yes the superyacht is very large in size. But it is the organically inspired superstructure which jumps out the most. Simply put it represents an innovative and charismatic departure from the mainstream shape and style of the motor yacht superstructure.
“When referring to the yacht’s superstructure in particular Lobanov comments: “That’s how we see the way to express a feeling of privacy from outside which doesn’t compromise panoramic views from inside…”
There is a pioneering form on display here. It replaces straight lines with flowing ribbons, bringing a translucent, ethereal and otherworldly quality more akin to a futuristic space craft than an earthbound superyacht. The twisting and flowing of the ribbon forms that adorn the yacht are an inspiration. But they weren’t intended just to provide striking looks because they have a practical function too in that they enable a far greater degree of privacy for the yacht owner and guests, hence the name ‘SHY’. Igor Lobanov relied on his knowledge of science to give inspiration but he also found inspiration in natural forms to find a rhythm and poise in the structures. Once again we see design brilliance when science and nature work together, when pragmatism enables splendour, form and function.
When referring to the yacht’s superstructure in particular Lobanov comments: “That’s how we see the way to express a feeling of privacy from outside which doesn’t compromise panoramic views from inside / lightweight and translucent / Yacht SHY will keep your secrets.”
The New 110-metre superyacht concept by the Italian design studio Lobanov Design is perspicacious in nature and sure to catalyse many more yacht designs referencing a similar theme. Radical in appearance and novel in approach Lobanov Design is not new to breaking the mould with previous unconventional designs such as Phoenicia and Star – see below. Oceanco Yacht project SHY follows the 85-metre Oceanco superyacht St. and Princess Olga into production. SHY is also known as Oceanco yacht hull Y714 and it is presently at the final stages of completion. Once launched the yacht is sure to shoot Lobanov Design to even further heights being by far the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands, both in length and size.
Here are some Basic specifications for Oceanco superyacht project SHY (hull Y714):
Length: 110 meter or 361 ft
Beam: 15.8 or 52 ft (Estimate)
Draft: 4m or 13 ft (Estimate)
Project name: “Jubilee”.
Exterior design project name: SHY
Gross tonnage: 4,200.
Exterior design by Igor Lobanov.
Interior by Sam Sorgiovanni
Naval architecture: Azure N.A. and Oceanco
Steel hull and aluminium superstructure
Interesting features: Glass elevator, 50 M2 swimming pool on the main aft deck, novel superstructure design.