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During the show, the high-profile boatbuilder debuted three brand-new models and expanded its range of top-selling 25 to 37-metre yachts. One of these was the meticulously crafted 35.9-metre flagship, Ocean Alexander 37L. The first unit of the new 37L is already with her owner, and hull number two is in the pipeline. Demand for Ocean Alexander yachts is at an all-time high, securing the company’s position as one of the leading brands for large yachts in the US.
To launch an Ocean Alexander with a worthy Legend flagship status, the family-owned business worked to perfect its semi-custom platform. To do so, the builder advanced its slightly smaller 36L model by taking its long-established alliance with Evan K. Marshall to unprecedented levels. The result is a yacht that caters to a private, luxurious and entertaining life at sea.
Having established the yacht’s low-profile lines, the team “imagined brilliant ways to utilise space, create innovative privacy solutions and provide functional living spaces for the most discerning owners and their guests,” says Sally Doleski, Ocean Alexander’s Vice President of Marketing. The open-plan interior layout features rich materials and elegant decor with surprising details engineered throughout, such as floor-to-ceiling glass panelling, silent electric doors and automatic window blinds. “The design perfectly combines features that are both cutting-edge and timeless,” Doleski adds.
The four decks have been designed to reflect how owners and their guests like to use a yacht. Entering the main saloon is a seamless experience through powered doors that glide open at the touch of a button, inviting guests into an airy, light-filled space for entertaining and relaxing. The contemporary furniture comes with some clever design hacks: the flat-screen television floats down from the ceiling, and the custom cabinetry made from exotic wood offers plenty of storage space.
In keeping with the interior’s open-plan layout, the dining table for 10 is flanked by large sliding glass doors that connect all elements of the wraparound main deck. Continuing forward, a spacious high-grade galley is fitted with stone counters and floors, a wine cooler and ample provisions storage for long journeys. Dubbed “the chef’s space”, it is more than twice the size of a comparable yacht to fit in the stainless-steel appliances required for a professional cook. The team agreed that having full-size equipment such as American Sub-Zero refrigerators are the best amenities for provisions, long journeys and special occasions that require professional-standard catering.
As designer Evan K. Marshall puts it, the yacht has been given a “true penthouse apartment feel”, and so completing the main deck is the master suite. Encased in forward-facing large windows, the suite has motorised shades for privacy at the push of a button. On the lower deck, the staterooms have the flexibility for two of the rooms to be joined together to create one large room for four.
Thanks to the optimisation of the space on the lower deck, there is room for extra utilities such as a double washer/dryer, ironing board, and a set of freezers to enhance the yacht’s appeal as a floating hotel made to suit ‘real living’.
Even more utilities can be found on the upper aft deck. A sink, refrigerator, icemaker and stainless-steel electric grill promotes the space into a five-star luxury hangout for both day and night, particularly as the sky deck’s oversized Jacuzzi is just a few steps away. To be closer to the ocean, guests will find that the foldout deck transforms the aft beach club into a personal oasis and houses a bar, television, comfortable seating, air conditioning and sound system.
On the engineering side, every Ocean Alexander yacht is fitted with an OctoPlex system to control all of the AC and DC loads and is one of the most sophisticated systems on the market. When the yacht is in use the noisier parts of the boat – such as the galley and engine room – have been taken care of. Ocean Alexander sought the expertise of Gregory Marshall and the yard’s in-house naval architect experts and interior designer Evan K. Marshall to engineer solutions to keep the yacht running silently, so all that can be heard is the surrounding ocean. Plus, the engine room is not only modelled to be beautiful, accessible and functional, but is served by an extra-safe air intake system that can withstand any sea condition.
These are just some of the underlying design features that are making the Ocean Alexander 37L such a tempting proposition for yacht buyers. For those who prefer to see it for themselves, arrangements can be made to visit the yacht in Florida from April 2022 by contacting Ocean Alexander directly here.