Spring/Summer 2023

Aeolus Heralds New Era

Oceanco, a yachting industry pioneer who has created some of the most advanced and inspiring yachts in the world, has revealed a new revolutionary yacht design: Aeolus. Fully aligned with Oceanco’s NXT initiative, Aeolus is in tune with evolving perspectives on the environment as well as lifestyle.

With exterior design from Giles Taylor complemented by interior design from Njord by Bergman Design House, Aeolus heralds a new era for dwellings on water, demonstrating that authentic sustainability of the future is beautiful and stylish – both in terms of technical capability as well as materials used onboard.

Named after the Greek god of the wind, the 131-m Aeolus is intended to have a transformational impact on those who experience her.

Aeolus’s design has depth and is perfectly balanced. It reflects the way we relax, connect and work in the modern world, seamlessly transitioning between destinations and modes of living.

She is a great fit for those who consider their floating home to be like a natural, private retreat and sea-borne sanctuary, accommodating just enough cabins for family and favoured guests, says Oceanco.

Aeolus resides at the junction of majestic elegance and structural efficiency, striking an intriguing equilibrium between feminine curves and masculine presence. At the heart of her design is a reference to the J Class sailing yachts of the last century – an absolute harmony between the ocean and wind power.

“Aeolus’s design sculpture is harmonious and borne of the function and flow envisaged for her future owner. Her curves do not make her overly feminine because there is a masculine quality to her bold, forthright architecture. Apart from the deck surfaces themselves, not one surface is flat or brutally geometric, which provides a unique aesthetic that sets Aeolus apart,” says Taylor.

Oceanco NXT is a collaborative commitment to the future, bringing together experts from different industries to offer yacht owners a way to live better while also respecting the oceans.

“The collaboration and innovation resulting in the Aeolus design has been remarkable,” comments Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco’s CEO. “As our newest Oceanco NXT design, she is an example of how we envisage the evolution of yachting, from the perspectives of both her design and technology. To build the yachts of tomorrow, we need to leave behind the preconceptions of yesterday. With Aeolus, I think we have achieved that.”

Her interior has a strong language of sustainability and traceable materials, including biomaterials, at her core.

“Organic nature, sensual being and playfulness played a big part of Aeolus’s design, bringing that exterior language to her interior for a soft and cocooning feeling. Every element has been rigorously considered, including sourcing and traceability of materials and working with some of the world’s most innovative artisans in biomaterials and sustainable development such as Desserto, a premium vegan leather alternative that is made from climate-positive cactus plants and Oliveri Homes, which exclusively works with Global Organic Textile Standard cottons and uses non-toxic processes and dyes to create its materials.,” explains Sarah Colbon, Co-founder of Njord. 

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