The Oculus is shaped like the eye and jaw structure of large fish and oceanic mammals.
By Ivan Luque
Schöpfer Yachts was founded in 2008 with the mission of delivering the most advanced technologies and aesthetics for the yachting industry. The Oculus (eye in Latin) is shaped like the eye and jaw structure of large fish and oceanic mammals. It is the first design of Schöpfer Yachts and its founder and owner E. Kevin Schöpfer.
Schöpfer wanted to focus on the interior design of yachts, but he saw too many inconsistencies between the outer and interior spaces of contemporary models. His pursuit of greater unity and harmony in his designs, led him to the adoption of the flowing, organic shapes found in nature. The Oculus will have a sister yacht named the Infinitas, which is shaped like the sign for infinity. You can already tell from the twist in the shape of the Infinitas that Schöpfer will take the inside out and the outside in. The interior features of the Oculus include a 12-foot high ceiling in the main salon, a cylindrical double height dining room, an elevator tube, and capacity to accommodate 12 guests. Its length is 250 feet and its top cruising speed is of 25 knots. The Oculus is priced at $95 million. ■
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