Originally Posted by jemane00
I own a trawler, Ocean Alexander 50, extended to 55 feet latterly. It was manufactured in 1982 according to the registration booklet I got from the previous owner. I am living in New-Caledonia and I intend to operate my boat for film and documentary shootings, scientistic expeditions etc...
In order to obtain the official agreement from the local authorities I am required to produce wether the Hull Id Nbr or the boat's plans, both would even be better. I have only the electric system and fuel circuits shemes available.
I have no idea wether these boats ever had a plaque or where it would have been located. I heard these identification numbers were introduced but maybe not until after 1982.
I can assure you that any help would be much appreciated.
Warmest regards from Noumea, New-Caledonia.
I believe I know this boat.
I met the owner who had the extension done in 2001 and he spent many hundreds of thousands on the boat. It is probably the most expensive Ocean Alexander of this model out there! These are the kind of boats that are easy to fall in love with and deserve the money, if you can spare it, because they are so well built. I should know because I owned the same model and with the exception of extending the hull, we also invested a lot into her. I am not sure who owned her after this gentleman, but during his ownership, every system was renewed and maintained meticulously.
You should have a good time with her!
Your boat was extended by Norman Wright and Sons, in Brisbane. Considered to be the best yard in Queensland, maybe Australia. Brisbane Boat Builder Norman Wright & Sons - 100 yrs Boat Building
They did extensive work on her and I am sure they will have plans that will help you. They may not have original plans, but when doing the extension they must have drawn newer, detailed plans. Hull i.d. is something that they should also have a record of.
It was probably originally imported by Geoff Lovett, but that was in the LAST CENTURY so I doubt he has the details but you never know.
Google his name please, I do not want to place a link here. He is still in business and has a good memory.
Hope this helps.