Oceanco reveals “Aeolus”, a revolutionary yacht to “best live” and respect the sea

Aeolus by Oceanco inaugurates a new era of living on the water, demonstrating that authentic sustainability for the future is both beautiful and elegant

14 March 2023 | by Redazione

Oceanco has revealed Aeolus, the design for a revolutionary yacht working in harmony with future changes to the environment and to lifestyle. Completely in line with the Oceanco NXT initiative, the design, presented during the Dubai International Boat Show, inaugurates a new era for life on the water, demonstrating that the authentic sustainability of the future is beautiful and stylish – both in terms of technical capability as well as materials used onboard.


Named after the Greek god of the wind, Aeolus is a floating sanctuary whose design has depth and is perfectly balanced. It reflects how we relax, connect and work in the modern world, seamlessly transitioning between destinations and modes of living.  Her ingenious design resonates with creatives, visionary leaders, and innovators. Those who are conscious of image while also deeply private, and who are driven to create impactful change in the world yet wish to stay out of the spotlight themselves.

Created for those who consider their floating home to be like a natural, private retreat, this yacht has just enough cabins for family and favoured guests.  Moving slowly but effortlessly up through the pod-like formations of the decks to the owner’s private oasis, which delivers the best views in the house, this is where she truly resonates with those onboard like no other; the purest of sanctuaries.

Aeolus resides at the junction of majestic elegance and structural efficiency, striking an intriguing equilibrium between feminine curves and masculine presence.  At the heart of her design is a reference to the J Class sailing yachts of the last century; a water-borne experience that no other yacht can offer: absolute harmony between the ocean and wind power.

Aeolus’s design sculpture – explains Giles Taylor, exterior designer – is harmonious and borne of the function and flow envisaged for her future owner.  Her curves do not make her overly feminine because there is a masculine quality to her bold, forthright architecture.  Apart from the deck surfaces themselves, not one surface is flat or brutally geometric, which provides a unique aesthetic that sets Aeolus apart,” says Taylor.


Oceanco NXT is a collaborative commitment to the future, bringing together experts from different industries to offer yacht owners a way to live better while also respecting the oceans. “The collaboration and innovation resulting in the Aeolus design – comments Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco’s CEO – has been remarkable .  She is an example of how we envisage the evolution of yachting, from the perspectives of both her design and technology. To build the yachts of tomorrow, we need to leave behind the preconceptions of yesterday. With Aeolus, I think we have achieved that.”

Her interior uses fully sustainable and traceable materials, including biomaterials. “Organic nature – notes Sarah Colbon, co-founder of Njord, which curated the interiors – sensual being and playfulness played a big part of Aeolus’s design, bringing that exterior language to her interior for a soft and cocooning feeling.

Every element – she adds – has been rigorously considered, including sourcing and traceability of materials and working with some of the world’s most innovative artisans in biomaterials and sustainable development such as Desserto, a premium vegan leather alternative that is made from climate-positive cactus plants and OliveriHome, which exclusively works with Global Organic Textile Standard cottons and uses non-toxic processes and dyes to create its materials.

Together with Aeolus’s technical partners ABB and MTU, Oceanco and Lateral have developed the Energy Transition Platform (ETP), an adaptable architecture to enable a future-proofed pathway to net zero.

Any yacht built today – says James Roy from Lateral –  will have to span the energy transition, a period of significant change in available fuel types and associated technologies. This demands an adaptable technical architecture that can accommodate the alterations to layout, configuration and specifications needed to integrate future technologies and alternative fuels in the least invasive way possible.”


Length: 131 m

Width: 18 m

Gross Tonnage: 6200 t

Exterior design: Giles Taylor

Interior design: Njord by Bergman Design House

Naval Architecture: Oceanco and Lateral

Power solutions: MTU

Sustainable technology: ABB



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