MONACO and ALBLASSERDAM, The Netherlands, October 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Oceanco's recent launch, M/Y NIRVANA, has won the 2013 prestigious Robb Report Award for the "Best of the Best" in the Megayachts category. On September 25th, the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show, Robb Report's Worldwide Marine Director, Jody Dunowitz, and Associate Editor, Bailey Barnard, presented the award to Oceanco Chairman, Dr Mohammed Al Barwani, and CEO Marcel Onkenhout.
The coveted Robb Report Award is one that is judged by an experienced peer group of designers and professionals. Receipt of this accolade is proof of the continued excellence Oceanco has achieved in producing some of the most sophisticated and innovative luxury superyachts in the world. The award underscores Oceanco's commitment to designing and building acclaimed superyachts of exceptional craftsmanship, style and innovation.
Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni to be both modern and contemporary, she has a beam of 14.20m (46.59ft) and boasts extraordinary volumes. NIRVANA features six decks including an impressive 150m² owner's suite, five guest cabins, a 3D cinema, a fully-equipped gym, a 7.5m long oval pool and two additional whirlpools with panoramic views. Acting as a room divider among the salon, dining room and separate sitting room are two vivariums, alive and active with reptiles; a chameleon, water dragons, bearded lizards, turtles and exotic frogs. The timeless Sorgiovanni interior mixes various distinctive materials such as bamboo and textured leathers in imaginative and inspiring ways.
The garage hosts a large array of tenders and water sports equipment: two 11m tenders, one 8.5m ski boat, six jet skis and 4 wave runners. Adjacent to the garage is a complete water sports storage area, complete with a full array of professional diving gear and equipment, with immediate access to the sea.
NIRVANA accommodates a crew of twenty-six in an exceptionally crew- and owner- friendly layout enabling efficient and discreet fulfilment of any and all her guests' requirements. She is an idyllic, life enhancing yacht, worthy of the designation "Best of the Best"!