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Over the past 25 years, Oceanco has grown from small beginnings in South Africa, to a world-renowned producer of custom superyachts. Under the guidance of their CEO, Richard Hein, a group of private investors began yacht building operations in Durban, South Africa, where superstructures were then transported to the Netherlands for finishing work.

Once the company had acquired a facility in Alblasserdam, they quickly rose in prominence, producing a string of successful, highly sought-after yachts in the following years.

In 2002, the company was taken over by Greek steel and shipping magnate Theodore Angelopoulos, who steered the shipyard in a new direction with a marketing strategy focused solely on the 80m+ megayacht market. From this, the ‘Y Generation’ of Oceanco yachts was born, which has since received numerous awards for its flawless design and cutting-edge technology.

Now, the shipyard has the ability to build five yachts, all over 80m, at one time – a significant evolution since their humble beginnings.



The Netherlands-based shipyard specialises in custom-made megayachts, ranging in 80 to 140 metres in length. From full displacement motor yachts to ecologically-oriented sailing yachts – they’re focused on producing the highest quality superyachts to meet every customer’s expectations.



Outstanding quality, flawless craftsmanship and the ability to deliver what is promised – these are just a few characteristics that make Oceanco stand out in a competitive industry. They are hyper-focused on the future of yachting, with an eagerness to set new standards, achieve the impossible and carve new paths in the industry.

Perhaps some of their most notable features include infinity pools, as well as glass-dominated structures, digitalised systems for ‘smart yacht’ experiences and so much more.

Through collaboration, creativity and an ability to question the impossible, they remain a firm trend-setter within the industry, pioneering new technologies, futuristic designs and eco-conscious systems to create the next generation of superyachts.



Every yacht within the Oceanco fleet is unique, with individual styles and tastes to match the needs of the buyer. From chic interior styling to sleek, futuristic silhouettes – the shipyard specialises in exceeding expectations.

Some of the fleet’s most noteworthy yachts include ALFA NERO, an 82m icon which became the first superyacht to feature an infinity pool that converts into a helipad and a dancefloor, as well as BLACK PEARL, a 106.7m DynaRig three-masted sailing yacht, which is the largest and most ecologically-oriented sailing yacht in the world.

Key Statistics

  • Largest yacht built: 127m
  • 37 yachts built to date
  • Currently focusing on the 90m+ segment

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