New Boat Review: Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht

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Here’s Bruce’s a priori look at the new OA 100 as it appeared in the November issue of Northwest Yachting. Click here to read his impressions (and see his photographs) of this boat after he saw it at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

If you’re going to the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 30th – November 3rd,) better check out this outstanding new 100-foot motoryacht from Ocean Alexander. The new Ocean Alexander 100, designed by Evan K. Marshall, is a natural next step from Ocean Alexander’s highly successful 90′ motoryacht. The new OA 100 has been designed with chartering as a high priority. OA1It incorporates a galley that is a stand-out in the industry for this sized vessel and provides the space required for a chef to prepare true gourmet meals. Overall, the crew quarters has been greatly enlarged, as well as the addition of strategic storage space throughout the vessel. The OA 100 has formal dining for eight while maintaining an enormous salon seating space. There’s a wet-bar in the salon in addition to a day head on the main deck for ease and convenience. Forward of the galley is a very large settee area for relaxed seating and casual dining.

OA4The OA 100 continues with OA’s highly successful full-beam master stateroom arrangement with his-and-her heads. The forward VIP includes an abundance of storage and hanging locker space. Between the VIP and Master, are two additional guest staterooms with twin berths that convert to a queen.OA2 All staterooms are ensuite, providing guests with privacy and convenience. The vessel is available with an open bridge arrangement, which allows for the largest open deck area for entertaining and storage of watercrafts of any vessel in its class.

The vessel is also available with an enclosed skylounge arrangement with a wonderful new layout by Evan Marshall that adds a true second salon area, complete with wetbar and day head. “With the recent successful sales of three new Ocean Alexander 90 yachts in the first quarter of 2014, we feel very confident that this new model will be very well received,” states Richard Allender, Director of US Operations for Ocean Alexander. OA3“Several clients have approached us for something new in this size due to limits in dock space, cruising needs, or a variety of other reasons. This new OA 100 will provide those customers with luxuries usually found on larger megayachts while allowing them to keep the yacht in more convenient locations.”

The Ocean Alexander Team from the West Coast office at the big Ft. Lauderdale debut included Ray Prokorym, Robert Scott, Niel Steenkamp, JR Wills, Paul Groesbeck, Michael Vrbas, and Emiko Kelly.

Specifications: LOA – 100.16’ (30.53m), LWL – 87.92’(26.8m) Beam – 23’(7.01m), Draft – 5.5’- 6.42’(1.68-1.96m), Displacement (approx) – 229,900 lbs (104,280kg), Fuel – 4,000gal(15,141 L), Standard Power – Twin CAT® C-32 ACERT 1925HP

West Coast Offices: Alexander Marine USA, Seattle, 206-344-8566 Newport Beach 949-515-7700.

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Bruce has raced and cruised the Pacific Northwest his entire life. He earned a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Washington in Biological Oceanography and learned meteorology "to keep from getting kicked around on the race course." <a href="https://www.nwyachting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Brucekh.jpg"><img class="alignright wp-image-5597 size-medium" src="https://www.nwyachting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Brucekh-300x224.jpg" alt="Brucekh" width="300" height="224" /></a>Bruce spent nearly two decades as Associate Publisher for Northwest Yachting Magazine, retiring in mid-2015, and was the chairman of the board of trustees for the Northwest Marine Trade Association in 2014.

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