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The 35P was designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta in collaboration with Andrea Agrusta of NavalHEAD
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Listen: a new model, series and milestone for this Taiwanese superyacht yard

1 May 2024 • Written by Hannah Rankine for Ocean Alexander

Ocean Alexander’s head of global operations, Dan Mundy, has been heavily involved in the creation of the shipyard’s brand-new superyacht series Puro, from concept through to delivery. So, what better person from which to hear everything about the new model than the man himself?

In this exclusive interview with BOAT’s commercial content editor Hannah Rankine, which is available to listen in full through Apple Podcasts and Spotify, Mundy talks about the series inception, its recent world debut and what it brings to today’s superyacht market.

The first hull of Ocean Alexander’s Puro series, the 34.6-metre 35P made a world-debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2024. With debuts typically reserved for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the US, Mundy explains “we thought it would be interesting to put something out there at a unique time”.

With considerable interest in the new model thus far, the shipyard has swiftly commenced construction of the 35P without hesitation. "I have keels laid all the way through to hull number 10," Mundy reveals. "Seven full builds are currently in progress and well underway." This proactive approach provides the shipyard with a competitive edge, enabling clients to make changes and personalise aspects to their preferences without enduring lengthy waits.

There is accommodation for 10 guests accross five cabins
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As Puro joins the shipyard's current series - Revolution, Explorer and Legend - it introduces a completely fresh perspective to the market. By blending "European and Italian design" with "American sensibilities", the 35P presents a yacht that not only captivates aesthetically but also resonates with the lifestyle of her owners. Collaborating with Georgio M. Cassetta for the first time on Puro, Mundy expresses he “couldn’t be happier with the decision”. Cassetta's ability to realise Mundy's vision precisely has cemented the collaboration as an ideal match.

Mundy describes moving around the yacht as being “transported into another space that simultaneously remains true to the rest of the style of the boat”, highlighting the fluidity of spaces in the design. “There’s not a space that disappoints me,” he adds. With two interior options available, owners can choose either Nautique, featured in hull number one, or Sereno, which will be showcased in hull number two and Mundy describes as the more “modern aesthetic” of the two. Clients who engage early in the build process can also customise upholstery selections to their liking.

The beach club offers a versatile space for both guest comfort and water toy storage
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Receiving positive feedback from a diverse range of current and prospective owners, Mundy notes that he is unable to pinpoint a specific demographic that shows the most interest in the yacht at this stage. However, with its various entertainment spaces on board, including the expansive main saloon, the casual upper saloon, the intimate foredeck social area with Jacuzzi and sunpads, and the social sundeck, the 35P caters to an owner who “really values entertaining, whether it’s family entertaining with many guests on board or it’s a couple that enjoys always having a rotation of guests coming through”.

Remaining attuned to market trends, Mundy discusses the evolving landscape of the “towed tender” market in the US. “Our owners, as a general statement, tow a 32- to 37-foot centre console,” he explains. In response to this demand, Ocean Alexander has adapted its builds to accommodate such requirements. Water toys can be conveniently stored in the beach club, while personal watercraft can be deployed on the swim platform.

Looking ahead, Mundy reveals that the complete Puro series is slated for launch by mid-2026. The current 35-metre model will be accompanied by a 30-metre and a 40-metre in the Puro series. The 40-metre yacht is due to launch in early 2026, marking the shipyard’s largest superyacht ever built, followed closely by the 30-metre model.

The full interview is now available to stream below.


To find out more information on Ocean Alexander's new series, Puro, contact the team today.