At the Monaco Yacht Show, Oceanco displayed a model of its latest design on board 91.5m Equanimity, which was delivered earlier this year. We met with head of design Patrick Casanova and senior designer Florian Gauthrot who highlighted the key features of Titan, the 117m concept, code-named DP055.
The hull shape and superstructure size on this design are unusual compared to projects we’ve done in the past. Her slender hull shape has been designed for low resistance and is to be paired with a low hybrid propulsion system. The two combined will allow Titan to reach speeds of 18 knots. Her fuel efficiency, reduction of harmful exhaust emissions and her silent operational capabilities make her ideal for worldwide cruising in an eco- conscious mode.
Using low-powered light engines, together with a high length-displacement ratio, you get an efficient yet elegant hull which is capable of achieving a high maximum speed. In addition, the smaller engines necessitate only a single-tiered engine room leaving extra space available for accommodation.
Titan offers six double guest cabins, which are all located on the upper deck. Direct access to the foredeck is provided via a central companionway connecting guests to a Jacuzzi and sunbathing area, adjacent to a fully certified helicopter platform suitable for a Eurocopter EC135. Glass is the material of choice for the Jacuzzi as it brings something new to what has otherwise become a standard feature on yachts. The owner’s suite is located aft of this deck and opens out to a 145sqm private terrace with a whirlpool.
The main deck is dedicated to entertainment and is where the main salon and dining facilities are located. This deck offers panoramic views thanks to inverted full-height windows that eliminate interior reflections. Aft is a bar that serves the interior and exterior, with the outer section forming a triangle where guests can also socialise. This space faces an egg-shaped 7.8m x 4.2m swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds, sofas and two drop-down TV screens.
The lower deck is dedicated to sports and wellness, featuring a fully equipped gym, massage room, beauty salon, steam room and cinema. The main feature on this deck is located aft with the inclusion of a 17m-long beach club with fold-down swim platforms on either side of the vessel that connect to the stern swim platform.
We wanted to create something powerful and dynamic with this project, and so to help accentuate the shape of the superstructure we extended the railings on each deck. You can see this best on the upper aft deck as it stretches forward on to the roof before bending at the end of the deck to connect with the glass on the main deck. The railings are a brushed stainless steel to create a soft touch similar to what you would experience looking at titanium. This finish is also envisaged for the stern upon which the name sits. The choice of colour for the hull was also important to get right, as most yachts are either white or blue. Red stands out and highlights the curvature of the hull as the lines extend from bow to stern.