BY APB Staff on 29 May 2019

The sleek explorer superyacht at 34 metres long and 350 GT is capable of crossing the Atlantic and back on a single tank of fuel

Ocean King, the Italian builder that specialises in steel and aluminium yachts up to 60 metres, has announced the New Classic 108 model. The 350 GT explorer yacht is has an overall length of 34 metres and a heavy displacement double-bottomed Grade A steel hull with a lightweight aluminium superstructure.

Its huge 8.3m beam and four decks make for a superyacht of enormous volume. With a fuel capacity of over 50,000 litres and powered by twin MAN 588kW, the New Classic 108 is capable of crossing the Atlantic and back on a single tank of fuel.

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Designed with long-range capability, safety, ease of use, reliability and simple maintenance as key elements, the New Classic 108 uses well-engineered, proven and reliable solutions, and top brand name equipment throughout. As with all Ocean Kings, the New Classic 108 combines commercial ship-building techniques with superyacht style, luxury and quality.

Developed in conjunction with VYD Studio from Trieste, Italy, the New Classic 108 offers as standard an interior five stateroom, full-beam main deck master accommodation arrangement with a luminous, fresh interior focusing on bringing the outside in. Bountiful lower deck accommodation coupled with an upper deck captain’s cabin will make for a happy crew.

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Paolo Dose of VYD Studio says of the New Classic 108: “The 108 offers an aggressive and muscular look without compromising the essential elements of futuristic design. With a wide-beam, large-volume luxury interior, the 108 is the product of contemporary and classic design approach, resulting in a timeless profile. She preserves her sleek look from any perspective and presents a long-range, superbly equipped, strong and sturdy, truly capable explorer yacht.”

Enormous outdoor deck space is a main feature of the New Classic 108 with multiple separate seating and sunbathing areas and the tender tucked away in a garage convertible to a beach club so as not to encroach on deck usage.

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Alberto Ballarin of Ocean King says “Ocean-going credentials, contemporary timeless styling and a superyacht exterior finish and interior were the design parameters for the Ocean King New Classic 108. We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers a class- and price-beating model that we are confident will stun the explorer yacht world”.

Ocean King has recently commenced construction on a 118 model from its Ducale series, due for delivery in summer 2020 and a world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

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