An impressive new show stopper has arrived in Seattle—the 88’ Ocean Alexander Skylounge, a luxury, semi-displacement motoryacht through and through.
Aesthetically speaking, the 88 retains much of the classic Ocean Alexander look. The basic layout involves access to the engine room and crew quarters (with galley, berths, and lounge) via a subtle integrated door in the transom. Access to the single CAT C-32 ACERT 1600-horsepower engine should make maintenance easy.
On the exterior, a large, covered cockpit with table and seating beckons while easy access to the skylounge is via a set of steps biased to port. The outdoor seating of the skylounge is covered by a deployable canvas and the enclosed skylounge sits forward. As one would expect, the skylounge is a luxurious entertainment space oriented around the commanding helm (the only one on board). The skylounge is almost completely encased in glass windows, making it the best view aboard and giving excellent line of sight.
Follow a set of stairs down into the main cabin and the top-quality finishing really shines. From the woodgrain diamond pattern cabinetry to the granite or marble countertops, one might as well be in a mansion. Further below, the cabins with berths can be found, including the massive king-sized berth in the master stateroom.
You get what you pay for with the 88’ Ocean Alexander Skylounge, and you’ll be paying plenty. The 88 is a consummate luxury yacht and about as much boat as you can get without cracking 100 feet length overall. A brand new 2019 model can be bound at the docks of Seattle-based dealer Alexander Marine USA. You can contact them for more information and pricing.