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The spectacular new 88.5m (290.35ft) Nirvana, built under the code name Y707, is the largest yacht of its generation delivered by Oceanco to date. Nirvana is a stellar achievement by her Owner, Oceanco and Sam Sorgiovanni who was responsible for the exterior styling and interior design. 

Built to the standards of quality workmanship and technology that Oceanco is renowned for, she spent her 2012 summer season in the Med and made her debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show (19-22 September 2012) where she was the largest yacht on display. 

Her hull sports a distinctive  slightly flared bow and swooping curve that begins aft of amidships. She is bound to be recognizable in any port, in part, due to Sorgiovanni’s signature bright work on the transom and the strip of a varnished mahogany look that outlines the cap rail and extends the length of the boat. This nostalgic classic gesture provides a contrast to the modernity and whimsy one finds in the interior design of the boat. 

 “Unique, individual and stylistically different are all words that come to mind when describing my objectives in the creation of the design”, says, Sorgiovanni. He adds, “Anastasia had a beach house theme, but the inspiration for Nirvana’s design moves one from the sandy into a tropical island rainforest.” 



 Steering clear of creating a Disneyesque kitsch environment, Nirvana’s interior appointments are refined with a sophisticated contemporary feel albeit with a twist as there are Balinese and Indonesian design accents and other surprises. 

Close to 200 different types of material have been used to create a jungle ambiance. There are ten different wood veneers and finishes, such as eucalyptus, teak, oak, and palm wood. The bamboo flooring, which can be found throughout the yacht, is finely detailed to resemble ripples of sand, yet the surface sensation underfoot is as smooth as silk. Black mother-of pearl, white onyx, and limestone are blended with a host of natural materials and fabrics. The color palate for the furnishings tends toward earth tones except that throughout the boat is a ubiquitous splash of the color green—Coke-bottle, apple, loden, chartreuse— you name it. These green accents are evidenced here and there in upholstered chairs, leafy-designed custom carpets, silk throw pillows and various objets d’art.



Nirvana has six decks all connected by the main stairwell and an extraordinary six-person glass elevator, which is entwined in a striking Balinese stainless-steel woven art piece resembling a bubbling whirlpool. This sculptural feature is a focal point from all levels of the yacht. When one enters via the main deck foyer, it captivates instantly. 

Sliding glass doors from the aft main deck lead into the convivial main salon, which is replete with textural artistic elements such as a backlit, bamboo-design wall panels, a layered wire Balinese sculpture, an imposing Brazilian fossil, and a metal sculpture inspired by cumulous clouds. Also on the main deck are the dining area and a cozy separate sitting room, which converts into a massage room. Acting as a room divider among all three areas are two vivariums; alive and active with reptiles — a chameleon, water dragons, bearded lizards, turtles and exotic frogs. 




Additionally on the main deck are the guest accommodations for ten or twelve which include a VIP suite with a lounge that is convertible into a twin cabin plus a commodious his & hers bathroom, as well as four Queen-size VIP cabins. All ceilings are made from woven Indonesian rattan and bordered by lacquered nickel; all walls and furniture are made from sandblasted oak veneer, the beds and headboards are upholstered in artificial leather and each bedside table is covered with Baramunda, real fish leather; all cabins have ensuite facilities equipped with rain showers and bathtubs. Natural materials help render a relaxed atmosphere. Each cabin is equipped with Crestron panel from which the guests can access the Internet, call crew for servicing, follow the yacht’s itinerary by GPS, operate the blinds, turn lights on or off and select movies for their flat screen televisions.

On the main aft deck, Nirvana features an immense oval-shaped 7.5m pool with a depth of 1.4m—it is one of the largest pool currently installed on any 

Oceanco yacht. This fresh–and- seawater pool with height-adjustable floor is the very first one that Oceanco has made out of glass reinforced plastic (GRP). A variable jet stream permits swimmers to swim laps in place. 

One deck above the main deck is the Owner’s exclusive domain inclusive of a 150 sqm master suite featuring a vast private exterior terrace with a whirlpool and several sun bathing options and umbrellas. 

A large skylight in the oak ceiling allows natural light to flood this room; the king-size bed is off center on the portside allowing more privacy and easier circulation within the suite on starboard side. 

His-and-Her’s white Iranian onyx facilities include a large shower and bathtub with adjacent dressing rooms decorated in black onyx with Sobrano, an African wood. Aft and amidship of the Owner’s deck is a salon/cinema and a games’ area with astonishing sea views through full height windows and foldable balconies. There is a separate office adjacent to the bedroom. 

Finally, the exterior aft deck can accommodate up to 18 guests at an extendable dining table. A varied buffet bar can accommodate multiple hot and cold dishes. The aft deck area can be closed off via windscreens and doors. On each side of the terrace is an elegant spiral staircase that leads to the other decks.

On the aft bridge deck, one will find a dedicated 85-sqm-gym area with an inset treadmill. Here the ceiling is matt with brushed wenge veneer. Adjacent to this gym is a traditional sauna where the floor is made out of a special resin finished in a stone motif and shower clad in Chinese black mother of pearl.

The 35-sqm pilothouse, forward on the bridge deck, is compact but functional, equipped with the latest electronics and screens; an automatic heating and cleaning window system prevents them from freezing in the winter. 








An integrated bridge system by SAM electronics is hosting 7 interchangeable screens (CCTV outer and GPS mid screens) also includes a DP system by Sirenha. The Edelman leather ceiling bordered by lacquered nickel gives a very luxury feeling to this pilot house with its Louto Preto veneered furniture and walls.

On the top sun deck aft is a touch-and-go helicopter pad that includes fourteen inset lights and two foldable wings for extra safety space for the helicopter. Opposite of the helipad is a whirlpool with generous sunbathing cushions all around. Views from the sundeck, which is approximately 12m above waterline, are breathtaking and permit a nearly 360° observation from foredeck to aft. 

Other Nirvana’s features include a fully enclosed foredeck, an enlarged sea terrace door, a large tender garage and storage, as well as four hydraulically manoeuvrable tender cranes. Two 11m tenders, one 8.5m ski boat, six jet skis and 4 wave runners can be found in this spacious Bolidt (synthetic teak) floored garage where the 12m tender doors can open simultaneously. On the lower deck, is a dedicated indoor 3-D cinema equipped with a bar and a popcorn machine. The ceiling is an oak veneer with rattan and woven straw. The walls are a sandblasted wenge veneer and fabric. The tiered sofas cased in the same veneer as the walls are upholstered in suede and easy to sink into. While there is the effect of portholes on the walls, there is no natural light to interfere with the magic of relaxing into another world “going to the movies.” There are 3,600 movies stored on a Kaleidoscape system that permits easy and fast searching of title and genre. 

A water sports room holds diving equipment and a drying cabinet for wetsuits, and there is immediate access to the sea via the lower 

lobby access. Here the door opens up flat onto the water to create a small beach club platform on which the jet skiers can jump to ready and collect the equipment they need from the sports’ store. 

Behind the staircase is the modern galley, imported from France, with a Maestro cooking island as used in the Michelin star restaurants. The galley opens up onto the crew mess through a servicing area where the chef daily displays a delicious buffet for the crew.

Nirvana is not only idyllic for the owner and his guests; it is also the perfect charter vessel. All interior and exterior spaces are designed with utmost luxury in mind. It is also a big yacht capable of crossing the wide oceans of the world. The twin 4000 series MTU main engines can push her along at a maximum speed of 20 knots, while 14 knots is a gentle cruise that gives a range of well over 5,000 nautical miles. With large tanks and plenty of storage capacity, Nirvana has everything needed for lengthy expeditions, and the build quality and standard of equipment could not be better. 

The highly active and sportive family has created the ambience that is ideal for their lifestyle. In Sam Sorgiovanni they found a designer who interpreted their passion with a great sense of style, while Oceanco has turned it all into reality with outstanding skill. This is definitely an exceptional, life-enhancing yacht.





Length overall


Beam overall



2320 tons

Fuel capacity 

73,968 US gallons

Water capacity

45,437 US gallons


Steel hull & aluminium superstructure


3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L

Maximum speed

20  knots


Text: Oceanco ± Photo: ©Oceanco