It is no secret how designer Evan K. Marshall has revolutionised Ocean Alexander’s range of superyachts. Part of this process was to take the yard’s existing 28R model and transform it into the slightly larger and more voluminous 29.65-metre 30R. With the ‘R’ standing for Revolution, the first 30R launched in 2021 is a perfect example of how the yard has taken its heritage and pursued a more futuristic design.
Marshall started the design process by studying the yard’s fleet and the hallmarks that make a yacht worthy of the Ocean Alexander stamp. “With the 30R, we've been able to take many of the best features of her siblings and incorporate them into one unique design,” says the designer. “We have transformed everything without sacrificing anything, and have made her design elements – the power, safety, space and views – a synergy.”
However, as much as the 30R’s tri-deck design is a complete package, there are some elements that can be changed. As the team from Ocean Alexander and resident designer Marshall explains, here is how an owner can utilise the yard’s customisation programme.
See the customisation plan
Every Ocean Alexander yacht comes with a variety of layout options. This way, the yard can ensure that each yacht it delivers is perfectly suited to its owner and how they want to use it. If the owner’s vision is not already reflected in the design, the yard can easily utilise its in-house design and manufacturing teams to give life to an owner’s ideas.
“As seen on the 30R, our increased volume along with the flexible spaces are made to compel owners to imagine how to maximise their enjoyment of a superyacht,” says Dan Mundy, the yard’s head of global distribution, marketing, service and dealer development. “And so long as it doesn’t affect the structural integrity of the yacht, we can make almost any adjustment the buyer wants,” adds Sally Doleski, Ocean Alexander’s vice president of marketing.
In addition to adapting the layout, Ocean Alexander can go as far as placing artisan cabinetry and inlaid woods and floors into the yacht. “We’ve had owners who have recently spent considerable time adding personal touches and additional equipment to maximise their yachting lifestyle,” Mundy adds.
Choose the skylounge layout
A yacht’s skylounge is one of the main meeting points on board. Guests will gather here to enjoy the surroundings, take in the views, socialise and relax. This space encapsulates the best in the superyacht lifestyle – particularly on board the 30R, where guests can make use of the bespoke, custom-designed furniture and the fully-stocked wet bar with a stone countertop.
The 30R’s skylounge is one of the areas that can be customised to its owner’s taste. “The layout of the 30R is available in two layout configurations,” explains Marshall. The first option features an open skylounge with a helm area. “This version has become the standard layout for the 30R. The alternative is to have a separate skylounge and pilot house which is something that is only usually seen on board much larger yachts,” he adds. Once chosen, the skylounge configuration will slightly alter what lies beneath in the main deck saloon and dining area to balance the design.
Pick a colour palette
In addition to the physical layout of the boat, the customisation options extend to the decor. “Although unique, the tri-deck design of the 30R has been made to suit a variety of lifestyle options,” explains Marshall. “And so we have made two different colour palettes that range in wood veneers colours and lacquer colours.”
The selection of upholstery fabrics and loose furniture can also be chosen by buyers to suit their tastes and requirements. For example, customisations can be made to elements such as the upholstered headboard in the master suite, the lining in the his-and-hers walk-in closets and the dining room chairs around the large 10-person table.
Enjoy the essentials
All of the outdoor spaces on board the 30R maintain that highly sought-after connection between the interior and exterior. For starters, there is the forward main deck, where the vertical bow design has extended the living space without compromising the yacht’s performance and efficiency. Here lies the bow lounge, where “a roomy sun pad and large settee forms the ideal spot for sunbathing and relaxation,” says Marshall.
Also on the main deck, the large master suite and saloon are other well-connected areas. “The saloon features a wet-bar island and floor-to-ceiling windows, and opens out to a generous exterior deck for socialising, relaxing and dining,” Marshall adds. “By offering these spaces and creating the link between the interior and exterior, we're able to cater to everyone – regardless of the conditions.”
To get even closer to the water, the 30R’s beach club is a versatile space to be used for everything from morning yoga to evening meals. The space is fitted with air conditioning, an L-shaped settee, a sliding glass transom door and a well-stocked bar and fridge. Also nearby on the lower deck are the yacht’s four staterooms to accommodate a total of 10 guests. “She really is unlike anything we’ve ever built!” says Mundy.
To discover more about the 30R model from Ocean Alexander and the rest of the yard’s fleet, contact the OA team directly via their website here.READ MORE FROM OCEAN ALEXANDER