Here's a very short look at Oxygene, which reviewer Lenny Rudow calls "the most striking boat we found in Cannes."
26th October 2013. By Lenny Rudow
What’s more necessary than Oxygen?
The Oxygene was, without question, the most unique yacht we spotted at the Cannes Boat Show. It was designed to bring air and light into the cabin, which looks more or less like a giant glass dome sitting on the deck. Built on a catamaran hull, deck is made of cork and the “glass” is polycarbonate. Weighing in at 35 tons, the Oxygene can run at up to 20 knots using a mere 520 horsepower coupled to Ultrajet drives. Is that sufficient for a yacht of this caliber? Note that the Oxygene came to Cannes on its own hull, crossing the Atlantic from Canada. Take a peek at this First Look video, to get a better view.
Curious? Watch our 30 second first look at this impressive boat.
Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including boats.com and YachtWorld. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.