Oceanco 269' "Alfa Nero"An Epic Yacht From The New Dutch Dynasty. YachtForums "Yacht of the Year" Review by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy & YF Publisher Carl Camper Yacht Lovers, are you ready for the “Wow” Factor? The escalating number of yachts, megayachts, and superyachts expands each year, presenting a startling growth in numbers and in effervescent styling, from builders’ far-reaching vision. From a yacht-watcher’s viewpoint, reactions embrace the admiration of new sizes, innovative styles and creative thinking, with exclamations ranging from the “Oooh,” to the “Oh My,” and many more. Then with a jolt, at Monaco’s International Exposition, the world of yachting was introduced to a stunning new unveiling, a billionaire’s delight: Oceanco’s 269' Alfa Nero: the “WOW” Factor! This grandiloquent viewing embraces a yacht which boasts more than 4,000sq.ft. of living space, with suite accommodations for 12, two VIPs, plus 28 crew; three separate dining areas; a centered, leather-stepped staircase and glass-enclosed elevator. Even more; a grand piano, theater lounge, dance floor, gym, beauty salon, a master suite veranda. Plus, exotic Italian marbles, goat skin wall panels, sycamore and brushed stainless steel flooring, makassar and wenge woods, Edelman leather stair treads. Yet, her crowning glory of innovation is the aft deck: In place of the usual lounges and standard cockpit, her sleek, flattened transom flaunts a fresh-or-salt water swimming pool; also, even that especial attribute hydraulically covers a three-tender garage. Then almost a bizarre note; on command, the pool is readily transmogrified to become a helicopter landing pad. “Wow” indeed. A Superyacht superlative! Warning: Image Copyright Protected, Digitally Encoded and Web Traceable.