H3 wins best Rebuilt Award at the World Superyacht Awards

H3 wins best Rebuilt Award at the World Superyacht Awards
H3 wins best Rebuilt Award at the World Superyacht Awards

May 6, 2024 • 11:24 am

Photo source: Oceanco

ALBLASSERDAM / ZWIJNDRECHT – Oceanco is proud to announce that H3 has taken home the prestigious award for Best Rebuilt Yacht at the World Superyacht Awards Gala in Venice, Italy. Organized by Boat International Media, many guests, including superyacht owners, designers and builders, witnessed the highest possible accolade.

Under the careful watch of The A Group and Oceanco, H3’s transformation is virtually unprecedented in scale and nature. The aim of her rebuild was to bring a very high-tech yacht from 20 years ago to today’s highest standards in technology, safety, capabilities and sustainability. She also meets the latest environmental standards, including full IMO Tier III compliance.

Although most of the yacht’s original hull remains, virtually every other element on board – both technical and aesthetic – has been completely transformed and modernized, and the total length now stands at 105 meters. The H3 has a modern appearance on the outside, including a completely new design of the superstructure, with both the exterior and interior design provided by Reymond Langton Design.

At a time when the industry is increasingly aware of the impact that newly built yachts have on the planet, it is valuable to emphasize that bringing the environmental profile of an existing vessel up to date with today’s standards is just as much, if not more, can have an influence. positive influence.

New data from Oceanco’s Research & Development team shows that thanks to its Tier III compliant design, H3’s highly potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide in particular has been dramatically reduced. As a result, H3’s operational footprint has been reduced by at least 60%. When using an alternative fuel, such as HVO, the lower CO2 emissions further reduce the operational footprint to almost 90% compared to before the rebuild.

Furthermore, figures suggest that CO2 emissions from reusing steel and aluminum for H3 saved around 2,000 tonnes of carbon – equivalent to 10 hectares of forest planted per year for 20 years (assuming a 20-year lifespan). “We are very proud of what has been achieved with the rebuild of H3, especially as our new data shows just how impactful this ground-breaking project has been. It is always rewarding to receive recognition from the World Superyacht Awards and with this particularly unique rebuild I think it is fair to say we are extremely honoured,” said Marcel Onkenhout, CEO of Oceanco.

Thank you to the judges and Boat International for recognizing H3’s award-winning qualities. This recognition reinforces Oceanco’s reputation for tackling challenging projects and delivering industry firsts. Our ambition is to respect, preserve and renew existing yachts, so that they get a new life that not only reflects how we live today, but also how we will live tomorrow. H3 is our proof of this ambition.


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