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Grand Explorer: Ocea Yachts presents the 72m superyacht with a patrol vessel design


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In addition to the construction of pleasure boats, OCEA specializes in the construction of of aluminium workboats, transport vessels and maritime surveillance vessels. The OCEA design office developed the Grand Explorer based on the design of a patrol boat. Vincent Guilbault, Head of Research & Development at Ocea commented on the design process for the new project stating: “We require these vessels to be fast, seaworthy in all weathers and comfortable for long missions. They also need to be stable so they can easily have resources like tenders, helicopters, etc.These qualities are very similar to those expected of a yacht.”


Philippe Briand's London firm Vitruvius Yachts worked on the design of the project. The architect managed to create an elegant design with all the original features of the platform. He retained the patrol boat silhouette, particularly the high Mission Bay on the side, which has been converted into a glass area on the yacht, as well as the informal wheelhouse with 360° visibility. Phillipe also opted for a very private atmosphere, with a completely enclosed stern.



Based on the OCEA OPV 230 patrol vessel, the Grand Explorer has retained the OPV platform, while the internal layout, traffic and vertical flows have been adapted. The Grand Explorer has the same marine qualities as the OPV at the base of its design. It also benefits from all the calculations, tests, simulations and measurements already carried out in the OPV range and incorporates OCEA's patented structural Arch Bows reservoirs, which strengthen the structure and make it possible to incorporate large openings.


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While full specifications have yet to be revealed, the OCEA Grand Explorer will offer a choice of conventional, electric or hybrid propulsion systems and will be available in lengths from 58 to 84 meters.

























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