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.
Ocean Alexander has been keeping quiet regarding a couple new models they have been working on. One of them is the OA 27E which is an 89-foot yacht from their 'Explorer' series. Having similar styling and lines cued from recent models, the 27E will certainly turn heads. The appeal of this vessel is her relatively small footprint but decent internal volume as well as space to store the tenders out of the way of guests.
After the relative success of its OA100 line Ocean Alexander has sought to update this model and is now introducing the OA105 with a look that is more sophisticated and perhaps now familiar -after seeing the Revolution builds-. The 33-meter vessel is actually 33.13-meters LOA has has a design by Evan K Marshall. The first hull is already under construction and you will get to see it later in the year, in October.
The spotlight has been on the 90R from builder Ocean Alexander since the industry got wind of it a few years ago and through its build and premiere last year in Fort Lauderdale. The 84R as you would expect will follow similar attention when she debuts at the 2019 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The 84R though will offer a different experience to the client and guests. The interior alone is quite different from the 90R and it needed to be to differentiate itself from her larger sibling.