Ocean Alexander was began 30 years ago by Alex Chueh, who set out to build the world’s finest motor yachts. With a workforce instilled with deep disciplines, he set out to create a new level of artistry. In 1978, Chueh met with famed naval architect Ed Monk Jr., and a long partnership followed, resulting in the yachts that Ocean Alexander builds today. Today, Alex’s son John Chueh continues the company’s long partnership with Ed Monk. Ocean Alexander produces a range of yachts from 51’ to 98’ feet, including open flybridge and enclosed flybridge versions. The a new models are built using a proven Ocean Alexander hull from Ed Monk Jr. and his design team of Ed Hagemann (hydrodynamics) and Tim Nolan (structural design). Ocean Alexander utilizes hand-laid fiberglass hulls, select AL600 balsa-cored sides with solid fiberglass bottoms and prop tunnel design for optimum performance. Aluminum structural beams with carbon fiber reinforcements are integrated for rigidity and strength. Ocean Alexander 680 specializes in long range coastal cruisers, capable of serious passage making while still offering all the amenities of an elegant motoryacht.
Expect the 84R (Revolution) from American Builder Ocean Alexander later this year. This is when the yard plans to present it at the 2019 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). It was only last year at the same FLIBS that Ocean Alexander displayed the OA90R, the slightly larger sibling. There are some key differences between the two models especially regarding styling and superstructure arrangement. The window design sculpting is certainly different on both models and offer striking visual references.
The 2018 Fort Lauderdale Inernational Boat Show (FLIBS) proved to be successful for Ocean Alexander after having a total of seven vessels sold either directly during the show or right after the event. The first hull of the new OA90R was contracted at the show as well as an OA100 for a customer stepping-up from a Princess 68. An OA70E, OA 100 Skylounge, an OA112, an OA85 on display at the show was also sold as well.
Earlier this year YF allowed you to know about the Ocean Alexander OA90R. New renderings were available at the time showcasing the exterior and interior. The yacht in the flesh has been launched and since then been engaging in seatrials as the builder showcased on its Instagram page. The builder says that they are preparing to have it on display at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).
Evan K Marshall has done it again and this time it is working with Ocean Alexander. The new Ocean Alexander OA90 is what all the fuss is about. This new yacht from OA is marking a newer direction for the American yard. The styling is totally different from Marshall with new lines and more glass than you would expect on a boat of this size. It isn't just the amount of glass utilized but also the sculptural nature of the lines enveloping the glass...it screams modern.