Ocean Alexander just launched its new 45 Divergence Coupe, an outboard-powered, two-stateroom cruiser with all the comforts of a yacht but with the size, speed and handling of a sportboat. The Coupe, with a fully enclosed, climate-controlled salon and helm deck, is an update of the 45 Divergence that Ocean Alexander introduced at the Miami show in February, 2019.
Several high-end builders, including Hinckley and MJM, have introduced outboard-powered boats lately, but Ocean Alexander was the first to move down significantly in doing so. Indeed, Ocean Alexander’s luxury fleet runs from 70 to 155 feet.
There was so much interest in the original 45 Divergence, that Ocean Alexander decided to launch a Coupe version, with more traditional cruising amenities. There’s now more interior space and amenities for a long weekend or even an extended cruise for a couple or a small family.
The cruising will not only be comfortable; it also will be fast. Powered by four 400-hp Mercury outboards, the 45 Divergence Coupe tops out at 41 knots and cruises at 26 knots. The hull has an 18 degree deadrise aft so the boat rides easily at both low and high speeds.
It also has the high-level, yacht-like fit and finish that marked the original Divergence. And it has the same innovative bulwarks that drop down from both sides of the cockpit; each one is large enough to hold a small table and two chairs.
But the new Divergence now has a large sliding glass door leading to the salon; it has windows all around for lots of natural light. It also has a large U-shaped sofa on the port side with a high-low table. The helm is to starboard.
Below, the L-shaped galley has lots of counterspace and storage for cruising; it’s on the port side, and an L-shaped settee with a high-low table is to starboard. The master stateroom, with an island queen bed, is forward, with an en suite head and shower. The second stateroom is amidships.
Ocean Alexander offers a wide range of options for the Divergence, just as it does for its larger yachts; indeed, there are more than 400 cosmetic variations, so you can customize the boat to fit your own tastes.
Originally, Ocean Alexander planned to debut the 45 Divergence Coupe in March, at the Palm Beach boat show, but it was cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis. But you can now see the boat at the factory in Merritt Island, Florida.
Specs.: 47’5”; Beam: 13’9”; Draft: 3’11”; Disp.: 40,100 lbs.; Fuel: 500 gals.; Water: 82 gals.; Power: 4×400-hp Mercury outboards. Read more: