A Celebration of Magnificence
Representing the largest yacht built to date in Holland, the 110m Oceanco designed by young Russian designer Igor Lobanov was undoubtedly the star of the last Monaco show. Delivered in 2017, but currently offered on the market by Burgess yachts due to the unfortunate passing of its owner, MY Jubilee is an exercise in balance and beauty, truly demonstrating the extraordinary talents of the designers and shipyard involved in this remarkable project.
There have few yachts that genuinely take your breath away launched in recent years, but standing beside MY Jubilee as it towered above us in Oceanco’s shipyard earlier this year we were spellbound by just how awe-inspiring this magnificent yacht truly is. Igor Lobanov, who at the tender age of 45 has already penned the lines of the award-winning 85m MY Princess Olga, artfully conceived the subtleness, balance and refinement of Jubilee’s exterior lines. The Moscow State University graduate switched his attention from the automotive to yacht sector after gaining a Masters at Coventry University, when a chance meeting with Andrea Melnichenko led to him representing the Russian oligarch during the build of his iconic MY ‘A’ at Blohm& Voss.
In MY Jubilee Lobanov has reinforced his credentials in the megayacht sector with considerable aplomb. The mass of this 4,500 GT yacht being wrapped in sinuous lines so expertly drawn, the superstructure appears to effortlessly cascade down over the hull like a frozen waterfall. While still incorporating the extended aft deck and pool, something of a signature for Oceanco and thus remaining faithful to the yard’s DNA, Lobanov has demonstrated his bold temerity by incorporating into the design something of an optical illusion. His insertion of tinted glazing into the bulwarks not only creates the illusion of additional decks, but also breaks with the traditional monotony of ‘regularly stacked layers’ by incorporating irregular spacing. It takes a moment to appreciate the full ingenuity of the effect, with the apparent addition of extra decks expected exaggerate the ‘bulk’ of the yacht, yet paradoxically it engenders a sense of ‘lightness’. [To be continued...]
Jubilee in a Class of her Own
With her striking exterior styling by Igor Lobanov and her stunning, Sam Sorgiovanni interior, Jubilee is the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands and is truly awe-inspiring at every level. Built by Oceanco she offers a multitude of incredible features perfectly integrated in a unique and architecturally challenging design which creates a remarkable visual effect of multi-level decks.
This striking profile, large pool deck with built in aquarium and substantial beach club below along with two balconies on each side of her main deck ensures she is truly in a class of her own. Built to comply with the Passenger Yacht Code and topping out at 4,523gt, she can carry up to 30 guests in 15 cabins with the owner’s suite occupying one entire deck to guarantee privacy. Throw in a fully certified helicopter deck forward, large enough to carry an Augusta Grand and you have the ultimate superyacht fit for a King. Rather sadly the King who commissioned her build, never got to see his finished yacht. He died before she was completed and now the yacht is available for sale through Burgess.
The owner’s team selected Australian based, Sam Sorgiovanni to design the yachts interior. The brief placed the owner’s deck above the bridge where access by other guests was restricted. As a consequence the view from Jubilee’s master bedroom is nothing short of spectacular. On that same bridge deck are four VIP cabins, and on the main deck a further 10 suites, bring total number of guest cabins to 15.
As if her interior where not majestic enough, the outside design is equally stunning and rather cunning in its cleverness. The yacht has unusually high decks, and when first drawn, looked top heavy. This caused the team at Lobanov Design to redraw her, using visual trickery in a bid to hide her height, creating the illusion of more decks than there really are. [To be continued...]