Van Oossanen Naval Architecture teams up with Milanese designer Federico Fiorentino for a new 47.5 metre superyacht concept, the XL-300 Sport. Her interior designs will be created by Cris ano Gatto. This motor yacht is based on Van Oossanen’s innovative new Fast Displacement XL hull form and operates with a total interior volume of less than 300GT.
The Fast Displacement XL concept is a radical evolution of the famous Van Oossanen patented FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form). The main advantage of the XL according to Perry van Oossanen is that “it offers maximum length, superior comfort and the highest performance. It gives the possibility to create the longest yachts ever within the 200,300 or 500GT boundaries.” An increase in length of 20% will result in 10% more interior space and 30-40% more exterior deck area, creating unprecedented exterior lounge, pool and sun bathing areas.
The exterior styling of the Fast Displacement XL-300 Sport was provided by Federico Fiorentino, who gave the yacht a contemporary sleek and sharp look that perfectly combines with the lightness of its generous open spaces. The famous interior designer Cris ano Gatto has been approached to create the interior décor for this sleek cruiser. The yacht will be able to accommodate ten guests in her five staterooms, including a main-deck owner’s cabin as well as three doubles and a twin cabin below decks. Located in the bow, the crew quarters will sleep six people in three en-suite cabins.
Fast Displacement XL-300 Sport will feature a helipad on the foredeck, an aft-deck infinity pool and a side-loading garage that is large enough to house two Jet Skis as well as a 6.25 metre tender.
The yacht can be built from an aluminium hull and superstructure to Lloyd’s and ABS standards, compliant to LY3. Power would come from twin 2600hp MTU 16V2000 M96L diesel engines for a top speed of 29 knots and a maximum cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. Meanwhile, a pair of gyroscopes with active interceptors would ensure a smooth cruising experience for all those on board.
The XL-300 Sport will be taken into sales by Thom Conboy, President of the Americas of OCEAN Independence.