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Oceanco announced that H3 took home the prestigious award for Best Rebuilt at the World Superyacht Awards Gala in Venice, Italy. Organized by Boat International Media, nearly 600 guests, including superyacht owners, designers, and builders witnessed the highest possible honors ceremony.


H3’s transformation at Oceanco is practically unprecedented in its scale and nature. The goal of her rebuild was to take a very high-tech yacht from 20 years ago and make her IMO Tier III compliant, in line with any yacht that is built today in terms of technology, safety, capability and sustainability.

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, with both exterior and interior design provided by Reymond Langton Design.

Guillaume Plisson


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 by going with a rebuild rather than new build superyacht of this scale, carbon emissions related to the steel and aluminum production for H3 were reduced by 50% – 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).

Courtesy of Oceanco

“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.