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Winter 2007

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The "Commuter" 108, designed by Joubert, Nivelt and built by the French shipyard OCEA, is the first of a series of semi customized motor yachts that will ensue. While waiting for the launch of the second and third model scheduled for 2007, tests have already been carried out on the prototype during its first trip around the world proving its great performance at sea and comfortable interiors. The three "Commuter 108" models differ widely from one another both in layout as in other characteristics such as the engine power or the tenders' housing. The second yacht is expected to host four cabins on the lower deck, the first, for the owner, is at the centre of the yacht at full beam with a large en suite bathroom, a small relaxing area, desk and walk in cupboard. Three other cabins with separate berths and bathrooms are for six guests. The crew's quarters are to be found in a separated area towards the stern. These include two cabins, a small saloon and a service zone complete of laundry room. The areas in common are spread across the main deck encompassing a dining area for 10 people, a large saloon with a sofa, coffee table, two armchairs, bar and multimedia cabinets. Up above this deck's superstructure there's a galley furnished with the latest in electrical appliances. To the bows of it, slightly above, there's the wheel house including a bathroom and charting area. The main deck is then free of everything, both to the bows as to the stern where on this model the tenders will be placed and controlled by a removable davit. Alternatively, on other versions the tenders and davit may be positioned on the rear extension of the flying bridge. Here, the second wheel house is to be found with a control panel for every manoeuvre. The second "Commuter 108" is bound for the Mediterranean and equipped with two C18, 479HP Caterpillar engines which will reach a declared top speed of 14.5 knots. The third yacht, in proof, of the project's versatility, will have a completely different outlay. The guest cabins will be five for a total of ten berths featuring a larger owner's cabin with a dissimilar window panelling along the yacht's sides. The wheel house will have a larger surface area and host a small saloon. The outer spaces, contrary to the second model, will have foldable sunbathing beds, sofas and a Jacuzzi placed on the flying bridge. In this case the super yacht will be powered by two C18, 873 HP Caterpillar engines thanks to which a declared top speed of 18 knots will be reached.

For further information please contact: Ocea, Quai de la Cabaude, 85100 Les Sables d'Olonne, France. Tel: +33 (0)2 5121059, Fax: +33 (0)2 51212006, Web Site: Email:

LOA: 32.70 m
Beam: 6.80 m
Draught: 1.90 m
Full load dislpacement: 125,000 kg
FUEL TANK: 22,400 litres
Water Tank: 3,800 litres
Range at 10 knots: over 4,000 nm
Class: Bureau Veritas I3/3 Maltese CrossYacht AI.MACH/MCA compliant.