Outer Reef yachts was founded by Jeff Druek, a custom home builder in the Hamptons, who jump started a career in yacht building by first having his own yachts built, with the last of three personal yachts being a 77' custom pilothouse motoryacht. His attention to detail in custom home building has been parlayed into a passion for detail in yacht building. Having worked for another well-known brand of pilothouse yachts, Druek believed with the right yard and his diligent pursuit of perfection... he could build a better yacht with Outer Reef. Outer Reef's yachts are built by the Tania Yacht Company, located in Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan. Established in 1986, it soon became a major fabrication facility for new fiberglass motor and sailing yachts employing over 60 engineers and craftsmen, with most of them educated in some of the finest universities in Taiwan and the U.S. To date, over 200 yachts have been delivered by the yard with all of it's raised pilothouse yachts being exclusive to Outer Reef. Currently, the yard is producing a 60', 65', 73' and 78' for Outer Reef, with a 105' yacht slated for future production. Tania Yacht’s facility is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion and has recently obtained ISO 9001:2000 certificates for power and sail designs. This expansion is an integral part of their business plan with Outer Reef Yachts. This plan is to ensure maximum production capacity, updated construction and fabrication technology, which are the hallmarks of an Outer Reef Yacht.
A new series is born at yacht manufacturer Outer Reef Yachts. It is called the Trident 3000 series and consists of a near 30-meter and a 32-meter variant. Both yachts are designed by Setzer Yacht Architects and will be Fast Displacement in nature. The ‘big-ship’ feel will be coming to Outer Reef with these two new models in the Trident 3000 series. Spacious living and entertainment areas are a common denominator between the two models.
For the fabled mariner who has dreamed of single-handing in luxury to the many storied isles of our vast oceans; or the salty couple who envision their magic carpet as the magnificent yacht which they navigate themselves to exotic ports of call; Outer Reef presents the key to a fabulous future of independence at sea: the Outer Reef - 73’ Pilothouse Motoryacht.
Outer Reef recently launched the first hull in their new 900 series, a 27.43-meter model signifying the length (approximately 90-feet). The first hull is called "Julianne" and was built in GRP materials and entirely designed by Outer Reef. The extra length can be seen towards the aft of the vessel particularly on the boat deck where it's extra length can provide flexibility with the size tender that can be carried -within the payload limits of the on-deck crane system-.
Italian yard Canados recently released images showing the first Oceanic 140 Explorer yacht. This yacht started construction back in 2014 but the vessel fell victim to when the yard changed hands and thus was put on hold. It appears now that the build is going to resume in earnest. Therefore a new delivery timeline of end of the first quarter in 2020 has been set. As you might imagine, this vessel has been built on spec and will continue to do so with the hope of finding an owner.
It appears that Outer Reef has delivered their latest yacht to a client and it also appears to be a repeat customer of the yard based on the name of the yacht. The new yacht is an Outer Reef 860 DeluxeBridge Skylounge and has been christened "Ruff Seas" which is the same name as a previous Outer Reef 24.35-meter yacht built in 2007. The new yacht has been built in the same GRP construction.
American yard Outer Reef is presently working on the latest 860 DeluxeBridge at its factory in Taiwan. The hull of the craft recently was released from it's mould which is a major step in the construction process. This particular yacht is being built for a repeat customer. They expect to take delivery of this new sub-100-footer next year. The traditional looking vessel is expected to be a bit more spacious than the regular 860.
The second Outer Reef 860 has been sold and is enroute to the United States. In terms of appearance the new hull looks pretty similar to the first one but the interior will naturally be a bit different. John Deere engines are onboard, precisely two John Deere 6135 diesels each with around 750 horse power. It is a trideck design with a semi enclosed upper deck. The enclosed area features al fresco and informal seating for guests and the outside is open for loose furniture or tender storage.
Music, fine dining and wine was part of the design brief for this Outer Reef 800 by her European owner. The American yard had to facilitate this in order to make the customer happy. Therefore, there is a $280,000 concert-hall style entertainment system onboard as well as a highly technical and state-of-the-art galley onboard to be able to produce food to the level the owner wants. Once completed this new hull will make her way to the Cannes Yachting Festival for her debut.