The Nemo 44 is the first model in a new series conceived by Aldo Manna and developed by Fulvio De Simoni for French Shipyard, Ocea Yacht.
Built from aluminium, this long-distance, ‘deep-sea sport utility yacht’ is designed to offer unprecedented space for a vessel of its scale. It uses a deep keel, a relatively narrow beam and a vertical bow to generate accommodation for ten guests in five suites and eight crew in five cabins. There is also a garage for a 7.5-metre tender, plus space for a second craft on the 130 square-meter half-deck.
Equipped with a modest power output of 2,800hp, this fully custom superyacht is designed to achieve 16 knots at ‘fast displacement’ and a cruising speed of 12 knots. In tandem with its 50,000-litre fuel tank, that should generate an ocean-crossing range in excess of 4,000 nautical miles. However, like the layout, the décor and the on board entertainment, the propulsion system can be specified by the owner.
Whichever customisation route you choose, the ‘floating resort’ ethos behind the Nemo 44 is much more than just florid design-speak. Features include 300 square meters of open-air space, a 25 square-metre beach club, a proper swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a mini fleet of toys, an open lounge (or ‘loggia’), internal wet bars, a 75 square-metre master suite with his and her bathrooms and a dedicated gym.
Happily, Francesco Merenda, General Manager at MC Yacht & Co, seems certain that the concept’s merits will shortly see it become a flesh-and-blood craft: “Nemo will offer incredible features in terms of open spaces, amenities and navigation range, all within a length of 44 metres. We are also capable of offering the future owner the chance to fully customise his yacht, while still exploiting important economies of scale. We are ready to go into production and to work with the customer to make Nemo a tailor-made dream afloat”.
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