Fresh off its debut at the recent Miami International Boat Show, the Divergence 45 is a new class of yacht from Alexander Marine. The Divergence 45 attempts to eliminate the divide between luxury yachts and weekend-oriented sport boats, combining the world of sumptuous seating and mini bars with the outboards and fishing derby trophies from the other side of the tracks.
Four Mercury outboards are standard and mounted off the stern. While this does eat up most of the swimstep area, the 45 has a trick up its sleeve to make water access a strength of the build. Both starboard and port sides of the central cockpit and seating area fold outward to create dual overhanging platforms for water access. The cockpit is made to be the main hangout area with tons of seating and ready access to the galley, a range of all that one needs located aft of the helm.
Also notable is the forward position of the helm, which is a fair bit forward of amidships and sheltered under the hardtop and a windshield. Dual walkways continue forward to a deeply seated foredeck with a dining table and more seating. The layout essentially compacts the yacht’s operation to that helm station, making most of the yacht into an open playground for water-based activities. You may not guess by looking, but there are accommodations below, including the enclosed head with walk-in shower, a galley, and table and seating area that converts into a large berth.
Alexander Marine deserves credit for trying something that’s legitimately new and innovative. The Divergence 45 has yet to diverge to our waters, but you can learn more from dealer Alexander Marine USA.