Bravo Eugenia Wins Yacht of the Year Award

Oceanco’s 109-metre motoryacht Bravo Eugenia has taken home another award. At a gala event in Cannes at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel, it won the World Yacht Trophy Award for “Yacht of the Year” in the category of yachts over 82 metres in length.

In March, the Bravo Eugenia also received the first ever “La Belle Classe Explorer Award” for Technology and Innovation presented by the Yacht Club of Monaco.

LIFE Design

The Bravo Eugenia is Oceanco’s first LIFE-designed yacht, developed in collaboration with Lateral Naval Architects. LIFE stands for Lengthened waterline, Innovative layout, Fuel-efficient hull design and Eco-friendly through ecologically conscious technologies.

With the LIFE design, the yacht has a single tier engine room; a rarity in large yachts. This configuration creates a slender elegance to the yacht and, at the same time, leads to a reduction in the overall demand for propulsion power, thus making the yacht consume less fuel. Furthermore, the unique machinery layout affords additional room for lifestyle areas— particularly on the lower deck, where space is usually restricted.

Thirty Per Cent Fuel Reduction

The Bravo Eugenia has an optimised hybrid propulsion system, new heat and energy-recovery systems, and integrated battery systems to allow for optimal operation at all times. Not only are these pioneering systems extremely powerful, the yacht is also environmentally friendly, boasting a reduction in fuel usage of up to thirty per cent. It meets all existing ECO notation requirements and is able to operate in all emission control areas thanks to its reduced emissions.

KNVTS Ship of the Year Award Nominee

In the meantime, the yacht is also nominated for this year’s KNVTS Ship of the Year Award, along with dredger DC Orisant and inland navigation vessel Sendo Liner. The winner of this award will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala on 4 November in Rijswijk, The Netherlands.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.