Oceanco 248’/75m "Anastasia"Yachting's New Grand Duchess! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy The Netherlands builder adds to its reputation for outstanding design with a sparkling new entry dedicated to family cruising, entertainment elegance and a dedicated plunge into water sports. She’s laden with intriguing beauty: For families who love the sea, and its many, varied offerings, Oceanco has launched the “perfect getaway yacht”. With tasteful discretion, her European owners brought together their team of worldwide talent: from Fremantle, Australia naval architect/designer – Sam Sorgiovanni; with the Netherlands premiere builder – Oceanco; and chose a title recalling that hallowed Duchess - "Anastasia". On the world’s oceans, this lovely, new grand dame presents the total scope of adventure in voyaging; boasting every sea-going hallmark – except, perhaps, the ability to submerge. Attention to extras is a mantra of Oceanco, whose other recent, prize-winning yachts – all in the 200’ range – include Lady Lola, Alfa Four, Lady Christine, Dilbar, Amevi. Perhaps upstaging the formidable, prize-winning predecessor Alfa Nero, Oceanco’s newest generation of yachts progress ever farther and faster. Now in the mammoth construction arena, its latest design reaches 86 meters – 282’. Organized in 1992, Oceanco has managed to create a lofty image among top builders in the yachting community. Its team of experienced naval architects, marine engineers, and superbly qualified craftsmen are second to none, worldwide. Its inside prototype team collaborates with renowned yacht designers such as Sam Sorgiovanni, the naval architect whose fertile design sense created this outstanding vessel. The company’s stellar reputation also serves as a fine inducement for new customers as well. Anastasia’s owners were captivated by their love for sea-sports, after chartering the 230’ Aussie Rules, once owned by golfing great Greg Norman, an avid diver who outfitted his yacht for sea adventuring. That fine charter experience in the yacht by Sorgiovanni, induced the family to choose him as designer; and eventually led to the build by Oceanco. Warning: Image Copyright Protected, Digitally Encoded and Web Traceable.