Cosmos

Developed with a generous upper deck entertaining area under a vast, cutting edge glass dome, Cosmos pushes glass technology frontiers while drawing on Oceanco’s established engineered platform.

Creating an impact both for those viewing her from afar and for those enjoying her on board, Cosmos presents a striking proposition for guests and a challenge for the build team. Key to Cosmos – currently designed at 90m – is a vast glass-domed superstructure that forms part of a spectacular skylounge. “The glass dome, while it looks simple, is extremely complicated,” says Luiz de Basto. “This provides an interesting tension between being adventurous and being safe.”

The glass dome ... provides an interesting tension between adventurous and being safe.

While challenging to engineer and build, full feasibility studies were undertaken to ensure Cosmos was viable. The result is a sensational project that pushes boundaries in design and technology to deliver an extraordinary owner and guest experience. The supporting framework for the skylounge dome is angled forward not only to create a sporty profile but also to maximise views from the interior. In addition, the glass itself can be smart-enabled to allow both for privacy (in opaque mode) or to cater to the mood on board.

For those wanting to enjoy the fresh air, the skylounge opens forward to an external observation deck complete with spa pool. This is complimented by an infinity pool on the main deck aft, while the foredeck would offer owners a helipad. Extensive alfresco entertaining spaces on the upper and skylounge decks ensure connection with the outdoors, while the skylounge itself continues that connection while providing protection from the elements. Cosmos has been developed in partnership with naval architects BMT Nigel Gee and is being offered by renowned Dutch shipyard Oceanco.