The emotion for the ocean
Emocean Yacht Design was established when two yacht and power craft design students at the Southampton Solent University, Berkeley March and Stefan Vennekens, discovered that they love not just the engineering but also for the creative and artistic side of yacht design.
This is at a time where more and more vessels are being designed not only from a functional point of view, but where the aesthetical and personal character of a vessel is starting to play a greater role in the yachts appearance; this is an evolution which also could be seen in the automotive industry a couple a years ago. Knowing this, starting a company that would just do that seemed a logical step, after both students established some working experience in the UK, Holland and Belgium.
Berkeley always had a passion for design from an early age and interested in form as well as function. From drawing concept cars at school to specialising in sculpturing at Art College a love of design was abundantly apparent. He later went on to study architecture at Oxford Brookes University before moving over to Yacht and Powercraft design at Southampton Solent University.
He had previously worked for Laurent Giles Ltd as a naval architect, where he worked on projects up to 125m and most recently Trimline Superyacht Interiors Trimline superyachts on the interior outfit of two sister 43m motor yachts He is also a proud finalist of Boat international's young designer of the year competition which has enabled him to showcase his work and gain recognition leading to further commissioned designs.
Stefan Vennekens grew up on his family company; Jachtwerf Vennekens, which was established in 1952, who build custom yachts up to 35m but decided to gain some design experience after graduating at stolk marimecs in Vollenhove, lead by Willem Stolk, who established his name as head of the design office at the Royal Huisman shipyard just across the road from his own design office.
One of the most impressing designs of the Emocean Yacht Design is the Project 1000 200m Motor Yacht: a drive in garage, vehicle garage, two 30m day boats, helipad and hanger, 30 meters long swimming pool, nightclub, casino and games room 2 level cinema, 3 beach clubs with health spa, 10 vip rooms, 22 guest suites and owners deck...
The length overall is 200 meters, with breadth 22.8 m, maximum speed of 28 knots, and range of 6500 nautical miles, it's not just the idea, it's a brilliant idea from brilliant naval architects. So, if you want a yacht for 45 guests and crew of 70, call Emocean Yacht Design and ask for Project 1000 200m Motor Yacht. The chance is you will buy it. ■