Tuesday, March 26

New, Wide-Open, Light-Filled, 25-Knot Okean 50 Cruiser from Brazil

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It’s not often that we see a truly innovative boat, but take a look at the new Okean 50, filled with natural light and housing a space-creating pair of “balconies” or “terraces” that fold down from its sides. The Okean, a fresh build from Brazil, was introduced to the U.S. at the Fort Lauderdale show in November, and it’s being presented here by HMY Yacht Sales in Miami.

A three-stateroom, two-head cruiser, the Okean 50 is remarkable in the 360-degree views available from the salon. There are tempered glass windows and doors all around, and there are no window frames to impede visibility from the helm. It also has twin sliding glass doors on the starboard side aft that disappear into the cabin side; a double-hinged door at the aft end of the salon and a window to port throwing light into the galley.

But what you notice first are the balconies that deploy from the salon sides, adding 200 square feet of deck space to the boat. Push a button and they fold out using concealed hydraulic lifts; they’re supported by full-length hinges with stainless steel supports.

The high-end Okean comes with neutral colors throughout, while the interior features stitched-leather furniture, lots of wood, LED lighting and stainless-steel hardware. The salon has a large L-shaped sofa that stretches forward to the helm, a hi-low table and a retractable flat-screen TV.

Below, the master stateroom is full-beam, amidships, with an en suite head. The VIP cabin is forward, while on the port side another cabin has two bunk beds; these two cabins share a full head.

The Okean 50 tops out at about 25 knots, powered by two 435-hp Volvo IPS600s. A joystick makes maneuvering at low speeds easy, while the pod drives are quiet and fuel-efficient.

Specs.: LOA: 49’8”; Beam: 14’7”; Draft: 3’9”; Disp.: 42,600 lbs.; Fuel: 422 gals.; Water: 185 gals.; Power: 2×435-hp Volvo IPS600s.







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