WORK IN PROGRESS | OCEANCO ESQUEL 105M
By Mary Hegarty and Désirée Sormani
Oceanco’s new 105-metre Esquel is designed for extensive cruising to remote regions extending from the North Pole to the South Pole and everywhere in between. But she isn’t your everyday rough-and-tumble explorer. While her exterior is very masculine and modern, her interiors are stylishly warm with comfortable home-from-home vibe.
Created in collaboration with Timur Bozca Design, stylist Gina Brennan, Lateral Naval Architects and Engineering, and Pelorus, a leading experiential and yacht expedition travel company, she has a 230 sqm tender garage for fast RIBs, tenders, watersports toys and diving gear. Oceanco Esquel can also carry and deploy two submarines, a land vehicle, and motorbikes, as well as accommodate a helicopter. Her 200 sqm main deck has an aft deck glass superstructure with an enclosed pool and wellness area. Her flexible layout can house extra multi-purpose cabins, first response units, seminar areas, and research offices. Power is delivered by a state-of –the-art compact diesel- electric set-up. With her strengthened hull and Polar classification, she has a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and can make 16.5 knots at full throttle.
Esquel truly represents another one-of-a-kind vessel that carries Oceanco’s distinctive innovative DNA.