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.
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.
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.