03 July 20
Alexander Marine Australia have the pleasure of inviting guests and customers to a Open Weekends in July to view their recently arrived Ocean Alexander 26R (Australian Debut) and 40th Anniversary Special Edition Ocean Alexander 88Sky motor yachts.
At Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast Saturday & Sunday 4 & 5th of July 2020.
At Rivergate Marina, Brisbane Friday & Saturday 24 & 25th of July 2020.
The latest model in the Ocean Alexander Revolution series, the ground-breaking 26R has arrived at Australian shores.
The 26R was unveiled to great acclaim at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. The Ocean Alexander 26R is a spacious, family-friendly motor yacht from designer, Evan K. Marshall.
Featuring bold looks, sleek lines and chiselled moulding details, the new 26R bridges the gap between the successful 70E and the larger 90R motor yachts.
At a length of 25.45-metres, the 26R is available in enclosed skylounge and open flybridge layouts. The enclosed model comprises a spacious all-weather skylounge, whereas the open version features the helm station protected via a glass windscreen which is however open down each side, then flowing to a spacious seating area and large bar.
With a beam of 6.29-metres, the vertical bow of the 26R adds significant volume to the forward VIP cabin permitting a walk-around island bed and walk-in robe for guests lucky enough to be staying in this spacious haven.
Other notable design features include her supersize saloon windows, and numerous seating areas for entertaining and relaxing. The skylounge has an exterior alfresco lounging area, barbecue grill and jacuzzi. There is also a generously sized seating area, and sunpads, on the foredeck over which a removable shade system can be installed.
Inside the 26R, finely crafted exotic wood panelling conceal her copious storage spaces. An open galley is adjacent to the separate formal dining area. Below decks, there is spacious VIP forward cabin featuring an island walk-around queen bed, a full-beam master stateroom mid-ships with his and hers ensuite’s and his and hers walk in robe’s, and two twin rooms, each with ensuite.
Ocean Alexander President, Johnny Chueh said “The 26R is designed to cater to buyers who are looking for a yacht that offers a relaxed family-oriented layout. This approach has created a spectacular feeling of space allowing areas to be distinct yet merging together which has created an expansive open feeling interior”.
“This is combined with an abundance of floor to ceiling windows and glass throughout so that in the daytime, the main deck will be bathed in sunlight with spectacular views out to the sea from every area.”
According to Alexander Marine Australia Dealer Principal, Todd Holzapfel, the new Ocean Alexander 26R is unlike anything available in Australia and New Zealand and will strike a chord with cruising families in both markets.
“The 26R R represents a significant break with ’tradition’ compared to the previous Ocean Alexander 85. This yacht is designed to meet the modern requirements of family boating lifestyles, whether that’s entertaining, enjoying the views, watching a movie, fishing, swimming or long-range cruising.”
Also on display at the Alexander Marine Showcase at Southport Yacht Club on the weekend, is the 40th Anniversary special limited-edition Ocean Alexander 88 Skylounge, which offers a four-stateroom and two crew cabin layout with large galley and adjacent forward settee lounge area, plus an enclosed Skylounge for all weather onboard living and entertaining. The OA88 Skylounge model is also equipped with a high/low swim platform and a luxurious jacuzzi on the top deck.
Ideally configured for the Australian boating lifestyle, the OA88 Skylounge redefines the motor yacht concept, combining classic semi-displacement hull design with contemporary elegance.
Ideal for the Aussie climate, whether in the winter squalls or the balmy tropics, the massive climate controlled skylounge space allows for all-weather entertaining and doubles as an extra saloon for entertaining with a bird’s eye view.
There are a host of innovations in this 40th anniversary model, such as our industry leading use of aerospace grade aluminium beams in the construction process, the use of carbon fibre structural reinforcement, high-end custom fabrics throughout, all complemented by the timeless classic walnut interior.
Her interiors offer an abundance of light, space and luxury. Finishes and fittings are the equal of those in exclusive luxury residences and 5-star hotels. Enormous windows allow light in, and stunning views out of the vessel for those lucky guests on board.
The 88 boasts ample room for guests to socialise in with a choice of multiple interior and exterior entertainment zones, while below decks is a haven of calm and tranquillity. With spacious crew accommodation also.
While the OA88 showcases a continued evolution of design, it retains Ocean Alexander’s world-class heritage of engineering for safety, performance and comfort.
As Ocean Alexander President, Johnny Chueh explained, “The OA88 displays the hallmarks of all Ocean Alexander yachts: the highest quality throughout – NO compromises on engineering and seakeeping ability, while each yacht is constructed with an oversized drive train, rudders and general structure.”
For propulsion, this shaft driven superyacht is powered by twin 1,600hp MTU engines, with the convenience of joystick docking and position hold courtesy of the Glendinning Stationkeeper Position and Heading Hold System technology. For ultimate comfort and stability in all conditions, the OA88 is zero speed stabilized using the award-winning Side Power curved fins.
“With is size and additional Skylounge, the OA88 is ideally suited to the Australian boating lifestyle. It’s a true superyacht, yet with the joystick control, easily managed by an owner-operator.” said Todd Holzapfel, Director at Alexander Marine Australia, the exclusive dealer for Ocean Alexander in Australia and NZ.
“There’s no doubt the OA88 Skylounge will be equally at home in Sydney Harbour as it is cruising the east coast to the Whitsundays, and with several generously sized spaces dedicated to socialising including the massive skylounge, the 88 Skylounge is the ideal entertainer.”
The two vessels will be showcased at Southport Yacht Club, Southport 4 & 5th, and Rivergate Marina, Brisbane 24 & 25th of July. For those unable to attend, Alexander Marine Australia is located at The Boat Works on Queensland’s Gold Coast, and will continue to be open for business. We are following the guidelines of the Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of our team members and customers. All visitors will be required to comply with risk management protocol.
If you wish to inspect these exceptional new models, we ask you to please call first to book an appointment. For those people interstate or those who are unable to travel to our HQ, we can offer live online walkthroughs on all our display vessels.
To ensure safety regulations are met in light of the current COVID-19 social distancing regulations, we ask that you pre-register your attendance with us. Please register here!
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