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Ocean Alexander

Discussion in 'Ocean Alexander Yacht' started by WiserTime, Aug 13, 2020.

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  1. WiserTime

    WiserTime New Member

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    I was floating around Fort Lauderdale. Wonderful day. However, I was looking at several of the newer Ocean Alexanders and, my lord, they are impossibly ugly to my eye. It’s like they hired everyone from Carver and told them, “We love everything you did in the 80’s, now let’s just make it bigger.”
  2. 993RSR

    993RSR Senior Member

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    Now, now. They may not be for everyone... Horizon has a similar design.
    The designers and builders are responding to market trends. :rolleyes:
  3. Oscarvan

    Oscarvan Senior Member

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    There is worse out there. Do have to scratch my head at every window in the hull being a different size and or orientation.
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    993RSR Senior Member

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    That style hull and superstructure must be a bear to tie up and get underway.
    Line and fender handling looks to be a challenge.
  5. Oscarvan

    Oscarvan Senior Member

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    Function follows form..... Remember most people paying the bills don't handle the lines when you get to that size. All about the aesthetics....
  6. leeky

    leeky Senior Member

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    I agree with your post, but I agree completely with WiserTime as "they are impossibly ugly to my eye," too. I used to think that Ocean Alexander made a good looking boat in the 68 to 100 foot range -- not anymore.

    Does anybody like the looks of the new Ocean Alexander's? You can find them here: https://oceanalexander.com/
  7. PacBlue

    PacBlue Senior Member

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    The Ed Monk Jr. designed Ocean Alexander’s were the peek of function following form.
  8. SeaLion

    SeaLion Senior Member

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    Pac, I have to disagree. I think the Monk jr. designs were excellent. I especially liked the short-lived 54/60 trawlers of 2008-10.
  9. PacBlue

    PacBlue Senior Member

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    Isn’t that what I said, I was paying him a compliment.
  10. bayoubud

    bayoubud Senior Member

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    A big change from the previous clean lines. Do not like the cluttered deck design, built-in seats everywhere. I prefer open decks with the exception of the aft deck, which looks small for 84'. Glitzy!
  11. Willieboo6890

    Willieboo6890 New Member

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    I actually like the new design by Evan Marshall. The 84R is beautiful!! Love the windows