The 430-Foot Aeolus Megayacht Is A Seafaring Sanctuary
Named after the Greek god of wind, Aeolus was conceived by the same boatbuilder behind Jeff Bezos’ $500 million sailing megayacht.
Oceanco, the Dutch yacht yard behind Jeff Bezos’ $500 million megayacht, recently unveiled a “floating sanctuary sculpted by the wind” at the 2023 Dubai International Boat Show.
Named Aeolus after the Greek god of wind, the 430-foot megayacht’s hull features two forward-oriented buttresses containing multi-use spaces, while the layered glass-clad decks are designed to maximize potential for views of the seascape. All decks are connected by a central feature elevator and staircase.
At the very top is a bar, relaxation area and private owner’s deck. The next level down is the upper deck, which houses the “cocoon-like” master suite featuring panoramic views, a sunken bath, private seating nook, and a scenic aft deck.
The main deck features an integrated pool and lounging area to the stern with stairs descending to the beach club. The main deck lounge welcomes all passengers, leading them up a staircase into the inner atrium. Adjacent to the gym and open exterior atrium are two guest suites.
Two additional guest suites and two VIP suites reside on the lower deck, just a short distance away from a beach club boasting fold-down terraces for waterside lounging. A sit-up bar is also strategically positioned beneath the main deck’s pool, creating yet another area of visual interest.
While the exterior was conceived by famed car designer Giles Taylor, the interior was designed by architects from Bergman Design House’s superyacht-centric Njord division, which envisions sustainable furnishings and finishes in accordance with Oceanco’s eco-minded NXT initiative.
Selected materials include “lower-impact flooring” in place of hardwoods, “Desserto” vegan leather made from climate-positive cacti, and non-toxically processed and dyed linens.
The sustainable ethos raises the question of propulsion—Oceanco has devised an adaptable architecture that can be continually updated the latest available green tech.
If it were built today, Aeolus would be equipped with a diesel electric system. A mid-life upgrade would incorporate any fuel cell advancements, while the final stage would be entirely run on a diesel-less fuel cell/ICE hybrid.
Visit Oceanco’s website to learn more about Aeolus.