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Discussion in 'Oceanco Yacht' started by YachtForums, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. YachtForums

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    ALFA IV, the stylish Oceanco 60m Superyacht, was successfully launched on Saturday 20th, March 2004 at the Oceanco Dutch shipyard. A lot of guests were present in Alblasserdam to celebrate this event. After a bottle of Champagne was swung against the dark blue hull of ALFA IV, her Owner gave a short speech to thank the whole of the Oceanco team and workforce for creating such an exceptional and magnificent yacht.

    ALFA IV will go for sea trials at the end of April. She will be delivered at the end of May and will travel to the Mediterranean for her maiden voyage. In September, she will be showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show where she will be presented to the yachting industry.

    ALFA IV - Main specifications

    Length Overall 60,0m (196’8)
    Beam Max 10,5m (34’4)
    Top speed 15 knots
    Range 5,000 nautical miles approx. at about 11,5 knots
    Accommodation Master suite + 1 VIP + 4 guest double cabins
    Crew cabins Captain’s double cabin + 8 double cabins

    Material Hull – Steel
    Superstructure – Aluminium

    Engine type 2 x 1,650 hp Caterpillar - Type 3512B DI-TA

    Naval Architect Oceanco
    Exterior Design Oceanco
    Interior Design Andrew Winch Designs

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    Alfa IV Launch Party...

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  5. wallace

    wallace New Member

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    Alfa IV

    Does the owner of Alfa IV have anything to do with the Alfa built by Benetti and presented at the Monaco Yacht show in September 2001 ?
  6. christo303

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    Alfa IV

    Wallace,

    It's one and the same.

    The Benetti has been put up for sale a few weeks in anticipation of the arrival of the new Oceanco : she's yours if your willing to put up 25M US$.
  7. christo303

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    Rumours are that the Benetti Alfa has already been sold !!

    In their newsletter Antennae, Edmiston reports that Alfa was old on the first day !

    Other indications are that she was indeed under offer from the very beginning.

    Quite impressive.
  8. basbas

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    Alfa 4

    Alfa 4 in Monaco sept, 2004

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  9. catmando

    catmando Senior Member

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    How did they launch her? Do you have pics of how they get those tractors from underneath her?
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  10. basbas

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    The launching

    The water at Oceanco's is not deep enough for letting the bigger yachts sliding in the water. That's why they put in on the tractors. The tractors drive on a ponton. The ponton is shipped to Rotterdam where it sinks down in deep water, making the yacht floating. Ik have only foto's from the Dilbar on the ponton. The Dilbar is scheduled tot leave Alblasserdam the end of april.

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  11. catmando

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    So if I understand you correctly, the tractors roll the ship onto the ponton, which then sinks, the ship floats off and the ponton raises. How do they keep the ponton from rolling or sliding when the ship first rolls on to it?

    Too bad you don't have those pics, I would like to see that process.
  12. Remy

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    Very interesting indeed...

    I'am defintely fascinated by Oceanco... Alfa and Alfa IV are definitely two of my favourite yachts...

    Would anyone have contacs with Oceanco headquarters in Monaco ?

    I would like to have a 3 monthes work placement with them next summer, for my studies.

    If anyone could help... :)
  13. gomaarten

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    The yacht Alfa was not built at Oceanco but at Benetti... The only Alfa built by Oceanco is Alfa IV.
  14. basbas

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    Don't worry, the ponton is massive!!. It don't move a bit when the ship is riding on it.

    29 of april , the next ship is comming out of the hall. Unfortunatly I won't be there to take picture's. I am on holidays then.
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  15. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    OK, we believe you since it is mentioned three times before in this thread... :p ;)
  16. gomaarten

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    haha sorry, i'm still not quite awake haha :D
  17. Remy

    Remy New Member

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    Definitely true... I just get confused by the names, sorry :eek:

    Nevertheless I do love Alfa as well !!! :)
  18. Merijn

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    Last summer I saw the 50 Benetti ALFA III (Now MIDLANDIA) at the Port of Cannes.

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  19. Merijn

    Merijn Guest

    I like the designs of the Golden-bay series and personally I like the blue colour of the hull even more!

    By the way will ALFA IV be succeeded by a new ALFA, as the Oceanco yacht is already for sale??

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    Leaving the port of Rotterdam

    Passing through the Erasmus Bridge

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