Vripack - Yacht design - Ocean's Seven - Black and white detail of the Exterior

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Ocean’s Seven

It’s 5.50 a.m. when the Vripack team touches down in Hong Kong. Before boarding the high-speed train into the city and to the Ferry Terminal in Kowloon. The sweet aroma of congee easily outdoes that of our Starbucks coffees, which will be our last for the week once we sip our first cups of sublime Chinese tea. We then board a ferry that whizzes through the Pearl River Delta region all the way to Zhongshan, where we are warmly received at the Kingship shipyard.

COLLABORATION

These visits were by now a familiar routine. The friendly greetings and smiling faces on both sides reflected the long and mutually appreciative relationship that had developed between the Dutch studio and the Chinese builders. Ocean’s Seven is the result of their fifth collaboration, and arguably their finest creating yet.

Vripack has a rich history of supporting greenfield projects where a blank sheet of paper is the starting point. Our holistic approach that encompasses the three disciplines of design, naval architecture, and engineering is particularly suited to such projects. Ocean’s Seven, however, required our in-house teams to collaborate on a whole new level. Simply put, Ocean’s Seven was, at the time, the most challenging design, in terms of scale and complexity that the builders had ever brought to life.

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‘Ocean’s Seven features naval architecture, beautiful exterior and elegant minimalist off-white interior by renowned Dutch Yacht Design Studio Vripack, combined with unparalleled long range.’

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The deliberate avoidance of the usual designer-related excesses is evident across the entire yacht. Cabinets eschew the common and much-overused multi radii, cared, or metal embossed edges. Instead, they are framed by clean-lined, softly rounded, and uniformly precise 3-millimeter gaps around every door and panel. Such details are visually simple yet technically challenging and the result is a beautifully subtle feature that casts the subtlest of shadows.

INTERIOR CALM

To avoid the coldness that sometimes undermines minimalism, white wooden surfaces are counterpointed with softly tactile fabric-covered doors and calfskin-clad furniture. The dominant pale tones are counterbalanced by a dark brown suede wall in the main salon. This wall is an unexpected element that balances the whole composition to render the interior calm.

FEEL AT HOME AT SEA

The yacht showcases of Vripack’s ability to design beautifully understated spaces. The use of natural light was always evident, but the grace with which they employ it has become more and more refined. The ultimate goal remains the same, however: a yacht that makes its owners feel at home, whether cruising along with the cool winds of the Nordic fjords or luxuriating in the warm breeze of the Fiji islands.

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‘Her towering flared bow, gently sweeping curved lines and perfectly balanced proportions conceal an interior that the Vripack Designers refer to as ‘utterly uncompromising’.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Current name Ocean’s Seven
Design number 5605
Year of built 2013
Length 41.90 m
Beam 8.40 m
Draft 2.53 m
Designer Vripack
Naval Architect Vripack
Structural Engineering Vripack
Mechanical Engineering Vripack
Interior Design Vripack
Interior Engineering Vripack
Builder Kingship
Type of vessel Gentleman’s Motor Yacht
Hull type Round Bilge
Material Steel / Aluminum
Classification LMC, MCA Compliant, Lloyds registered
Engine 2x Caterpillar C32 ACERT (A-Rating)
Speed (cruising/max) 13 / 13 kts
Fuel capacity 57,800 ltrs
Fresh water capacity  10,800 ltrs
Grey / black water capacity 10,800 ltrs
Owner & Guest 10 persons
Crew 9 persons

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