Oceanco Tuhura Superyacht

Mar 15, 2018

Category: Rides

When drawing inspiration for concept product, it is never a bad idea to look back through history for proven designs that have a tried and true reputation for getting the job done well. Though there are centuries separation, Oceanco looked to indigenous Polynesian boat engineering when working on their recently released Tuhura superyacht concept, meshing traditional ideas with modern technologies for a truly unique luxury ship.

With tales of Polynesian marine envoys making trips that covered thousands of nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean in their hand-made dugout outrigger canoes, Oceanco knew exactly where to turn to when ideating their newest concept. Taking the classic shape and scaling it to 377-feet in length, the idea was to keep the shape simple, but the design team then took the ideas a bit overboard by finishing the hull with wrap around glass for transparent views from the inside and a normal boat hull look from the exterior. Inside the cabin brushed teak covers most of the customizable surfaces, with gunmetal and natural bronze finishes accenting throughout, giving a timeless look and feel to the futuristic superyacht concept. Propelling the massive canoe is a hybrid contra-rotating Azipod system constructed by ABB, a system of two propellers on the center line rotating in opposite directions, giving the hefty hull the ability to gracefully maneuver through narrow harbors and reach cursing speeds of 18 knots.

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