Espen Øino

the naval architect who walks on water

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About Espen Øino


When we think about Monaco, superyachts and cutting-edge design, the very first name coming to our minds is the most Monegasque of all Norwegian citizens, the talented Espen Øino (or Oeino, for non-Norwegian speakers). Everybody who ever has links with the luxury world already heard his name once, and immediately it calls to creations that have deeply marked the yachting History (with a capital H) both by their audacity and inimitable, radically innovative lines. Designing superyachts since 1986 and the creation of ECO, he is the one who drawn the lines of memorable vessels like IRIMARI (Sunrise Yachts 63m), SILVERFAST (Silveryachts 77m), SOLANDGE (Lürssen 85m), KISMET (Lürssen 95m), SERENE (Fincantieri 134m) or the biggest superyacht world in gross tonnage, DILBAR (Lürssen 156m). Recently, Espen Oeino was appointed for the design of REV (for Research Expedition Vessel), called to be the biggest private yacht in the world at near 182m in length!

Multi awarded, Espen Oeino recently won plethora of awards during the 2017 World Superyacht Awards ceremony for DILBAR; he also received the award for Best Exterior Design for ESTER III (Lürssen 66m) while another of his creation, SILVERFAST, was voted Finest New Yacht of the Monaco Yacht Show 2015. These are only few examples of the trophies won by the one considered as the most influential designer in the superyacht industry, as well as an exceptional and accessible personality.

Approaching each project with a fresh eye and no preferred style, his fame is made from this radically different approach he gives to all new creations. As long-term Imperial partner (creator of the curved lines of ARKLEY, Lürssen 60m delivered in 2009 jointly with Imperial), Espen Oeino gave us a bit of his precious time to talk about his passion for the superyacht industry and the incredible portfolio of breathtaking creations born from his sparkling mind. In this interview, published in our 2017 Charter Directory issue, Espen Oeino also shared his passion for the charter industry who is at the inception of several yachts creation for very experienced owners.

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Espen Øino

Marina Yacht Club de Monaco, Jetée Lucciana, 98000