Italian Shipyard Launches New Brand

Oceanic Yachts by Canados will range from 90 to 140 feet LOA in fast-explorer style.

Oceanic Yachts 140

Oceanic Yachts has a 90-footer and this 140-footer slated to be its first two models in production.Courtesy Oceanic Yachts

Canados, which has been building yachts in Italy for 66 years, is launching a new brand of fast-explorer motoryachts called Oceanic Yachts. The first three models are a 90, a 120 and a 140, all offering displacement-style cruising below 14 knots and semi-planing characteristics from 14 knots to a top end as high as 28 knots.

Existing customers and industry trends drove the development process, according to the shipyard. The goal with Oceanic Yachts is to provide extra volume in both interior and exterior living spaces, lots of room for large toys and tenders, high-performance ability as well as cruising options that are economical and low on fuel burn. To achieve those last two items, Oceanic is using a hull concept that it calls “displaning,” a combination of displacement and planing.

The Oceanic Yachts 90 will be the first model to market. It will be available in a diesel version with a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert diesels engines coupled to straight shafts, with a cruising speed of 24 knots and a top end of 27 or 28 knots. Another option will be a diesel-electric version that couples the Cats to Fortjes pods and that has two electric motors powered by generators, also with a top speed of 28 knots.

The Oceanic Yachts 140 will launch second with a superstructure made of Aramat, a composite of glass and Kevlar that is used in the aeronautics industry. Power will be triple 2,600 hp MTU 16V2000 M94s, along with a pair of 120 kW Auxilia electric motors for diesel-electric propulsion. Using the Auxilias at a speed of 8.5 knots, the 140 will burn just 13 gallons of fuel per hour. That rate obviously will rise substantially when using the MTUs, which generate a top end of 28 knots.

More details are at www.oceanicyachts-shipyard.com.