H3 wins Best Rebuilt Yacht World Superyacht Awards

Oceanco is proud to announce that H3 took 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 honors ceremony.

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

Although the majority of the yacht’s original hull remains, practically every other element onboard – both technical and aesthetic – has been completely transformed and modernized, and her length overall now measures 105m. H3 displays a modern exterior look, including a completely new superstructure design, with both exterior and interior design provided by Reymond Langton Design.

At a time when the industry is increasingly mindful of the impact that newly built yachts have on the planet, it is valuable to highlight that bringing an existing vessel’s environmental profile up to date with contemporary standards can have as much, if not more, of a positive impact. New data from Oceanco’s Research & Development team shows that thanks to her Tier III compliant set-up, particularly the highly powerful greenhouse gas nitrous oxide of H3 has been drastically reduced. As a result, H3’s operational footprint has been reduced by at least 60%. When using an alternative fuel, such as HVO, the operational footprint reduces further due to lower CO2 emissions to almost 90% compared to before her rebuild.

Furthermore, figures suggest that carbon emissions related to the re-use of steel and aluminum for H3 saved approximately 2,000 tons of carbon – equivalent to 10 hectares of forest planted per year for 20 years (assuming a service life of 20 years). “We are very proud of what has been achieved through the rebuild of H3, especially with our new data showing 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 that we are especially honored,” says Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco’s CEO.

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, giving them a new lease of life that is aligned not only with how we live today but how we will be living tomorrow. H3 is our testament to this ambition.


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