by Dom Wiseman

In historic success, seven new boat sale contracts were signed at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, for family business Ocean Alexander. Known for their magnificent large yachts ranging from 70 to 120 feet in length, Ocean Alexander experienced phenomenal success at this year’s event.

Held in the “Yachting Capital of the World”, in Florida during late October, early November 2018, the show is a very important event on the boat lovers’ calendar and Ocean Alexander enjoyed in their success.

Included in the sales was the brand new 90R, designed by acclaimed Evan K. Marshall, which made its grand debut at the show. The 90R was on display with five additional classic Ocean Alexander yachts.

The 90R was the star of the show, “all eyes were on Ocean Alexander for the world debut of the 90R, the first yacht in the Revolution series,” said Alexander Marine Australia’s Managing Director, Todd Holzapfel.

“Ocean Alexander experienced record-breaking attendance as customers from around the world travelled to see the stunning 90R for themselves. Eager buyers were amazed by the luxury features such as the beach club, floor-to-ceiling windows and on-deck master suite.”

Australian attendees at the FLIBS were particularly fond of the Ocean Alexander 90R. Todd Holzapfel reported they are “fielding interest from prospective local buyers with potential delivery in 2020”.

“They said they were impressed by the expanded living spaces and floor to ceiling windows. The 90R is classic Ocean Alexander, transformed for a new era.”

The Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence concept shared the limelight, scheduled to arrive in Australia mid-year 2019. The 45 Divergence is due for its on-water premiere at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2019.

“The 45 Divergence is a customisable, 45-foot luxury sport boat which combines performance and style,” said Todd. “Unique in its class, the 45 Divergence will impress with its bold design, array of features and unprecedented level of comfort for a boat of its size.

“Multiple variations of the cosmetic appearance of this unrivalled sport model mean owners have the opportunity to transform this vessel to suit their specific requirements – whether that’s island hopping, entertaining, diving or fishing.”

Alexander Marine Australia, the exclusive dealer for Ocean Alexander in Australia and New Zealand, recently delivered a new OA85 open flybridge motor yacht to its thrilled new owners in Melbourne. The happy owners plan to base their vessel at Hamilton Island and enjoy east-coast cruising with friends and family.

“They chose the OA85 for its volume which distinguishes it in its class, its superior engineering, bluewater cruising ability, and superb quality of construction.”

In addition, the OA88 Skylounge will be available for immediate delivery as well as a stock OA70e. The limited edition OA88 Skylounge was released in celebration of Ocean Alexander’s 40th Anniversary. It has a similar accommodation layout to the four-stateroom and two crew cabin layout of the OA85 and boasts a larger galley and adjacent forward settee lounge area, plus an enclosed skylounge for all weather onboard living and entertaining. The OA88 Skylounge is also equipped with a high/low swim platform and a luxurious spa bath on the top deck.