Ocean Alexander has launched its new 27E, an 88-foot tri-deck motoryacht, the first in its Explorer series.
Powered by twin V12, 1,650-hp MANs, the new 27E (it’s 27 meters long) registers a top speed of about 23 knots. Dial back to 8.5 knots, and it has a range of 1,260 nm. The new Ocean Alexander also has a relatively shallow (4’1”) draft, which means it can get into a lot of places that other large boats might have to bypass.
The company says the new yacht, developed with British designer Evan K. Marshall, is meant for long-range cruising performance, comfort and exploration. Its innovative design creates major social areas in many different parts of the vessel, from stem to stern and from the accommodations desk up to the penthouse-like skylounge flybridge.
One of the most notable areas is what Marshall calls the “beach terrace” aft, where the hydraulic swim platform expands to create 255 square feet of deck space, enough room to hold a series of water toys and sun lounges. The center can be lowered into the water. A locker on the gunwale on the port side of the main deck has controls for the crane; a locker on the starboard side has controls for a balcony that lowers to expand the swim platform.
All the way forward, there are fore- and aft-facing lounges, plus a sofa in front of the windshield. A flat sun pad with adjustable backrests is just forward of a center walkway. You can erect a shade over the entire area using stainless-steel stanchions.
The aft deck has a large aft-facing lounge with a table and wet bar. Glass doors open to the salon, on the same level. The salon is massive, with large windows, really glass walls, providing lots of natural light.
A solid bulkhead separates the salon and the formal dining area from the forward galley, with its own eat-in area. For privacy, the crew can access the galley via a pantograph door leading to the side deck.
Up top, the skylounge offers another climate-controlled entertainment center, as well as the helm station. There’s an L-shaped settee opposite two free-standing chairs, plus a wet bar and grill. Glass partitions open from the aft bridge deck for a seamless flow into the skylounge; the aft deck has large seating and sun-lounging areas and an optional four-person Jacuzzi.
Below, large frameless windows provide natural light into the four staterooms. The master is full-beam amidships, with a king-sized bed, seating areas and separate his-and-hers en suite heads. The VIP stateroom is forward with a queen-sized berth positioned off the centerline to provide more walking-around space. The port and starboard guest staterooms both have individual double beds that can be converted to a king bed. All the staterooms have en suite heads.
Specs.: LOA: 88’9”; Beam: 20’7”; Draft: 4’1″; Disp.: 221,363 lbs.; Fuel: 2,186 gals.; Water: 660 gals.; power: 2×1,650-hp MAN diesels. Read more: