Smart Group in collaboration with Oceandiva will launch a carbon-neutral ship on the Thames this autumn that can host events for up to 1,500.
With a joint investment of over £25m, Oceandiva London will be the largest floating events space on the Thames measuring 86m in length and 17m in breadth and spanning three decks.
The ship will offer 2625m2 of event space space to host receptions, gala dinners, product launches and brand activations inside and outside for up to 1,500 guests standing and 600 seated. It will pick up and drop off guests from London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and ExCeL London.
With sustainability at its core, Oceandiva London is committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact its activities have by utilising advanced technology and environmental practices. The vessel will boast state of the art architectural design with the latest marine technology featuring noise-reducing electric engines, and superior soundproofing.
Designed, built and owned by Oceandiva, founded by Edwin Petersen in 2003 in the Netherlands, the ship will be the first London venture outside of mainland Europe from the group who are well established in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium with clients including Porsche, L’Oréal, Microsoft, Dior and Jaguar.
The trading company of Oceandiva London will be owned, managed and operated by the UK’s leading events and hospitality supplier, Smart Group, who deliver over 600 events each year from international sporting and cultural events, including Royal Ascot Village and Lord’s to corporate and charitable functions for NSPCC, Google and Adobe.
The ship will be catered by Smart Group’s own catering brand, Moving Venue, which caters at over 50 unique venues including Historic Royal Palaces and the Natural History Museum.