ALL INTERIOR PHOTOS: Forest Johnson
Ocean Alexander http://www.oceanalexander.com has noted an interesting trend among its megayacht buyers. Its 90 Motoryacht has garnered about a dozen sales so far, three coming in the first quarter of this year. While others like the configuration of the 90, they want more space—without the complexities of a big crew or a high-volume yacht. The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht was conceived as the solution.
Hull number one of the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht series has an open bridge. An enclosed bridge is available, just like on the 90. Upper and lower helm stations offer flexibility, also as you’d expect. The 100’2” (30.53-meter) yacht further lets buyers venture longer distances. With twin 1,925-hp Caterpillars, the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht should see a 3,133-nautical-mile range at 10 knots. Ocean Alexander says she burns about 1.28 gallons per nautical mile (4.84 liters per nautical mile) at that speed. Top end is 23½ knots, allowing a reported 517-nautical-mile range and reported fuel burn of 7.72 gallons per nautical mile (29.18 liters per nautical mile).
A few years ago, Ocean Alexander partnered with Evan K. Marshall to up the ante on its interiors. The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht continues that relationship. Note the decorative overhead treatment, for example. It’s inspired by the design the duo created for the Ocean Alexander 120. While it’s not visible in this photo, forward by the dining area is a marble-topped wetbar. The same marble covers the divider between the saloon and dining area, plus the cabinetry to starboard that houses the 55-inch pop-up TV.
If you and your guests gravitate to the galley to sneak samples, you’ll love the configuration aboard the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht. It’s one of the largest galleys you’ll find on a yacht of this size. The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht is intended to appeal to private and charter usage alike. Imagine a charter party seated on the barstools lining the granite countertop, enjoying morning coffee or getting a cooking lesson.
This long settee is just steps away from the galley, making for another inviting dining/snacking spot. It’s further adjacent to the helm, so navigation lessons can be part of the mix. Speaking of navigation, Evan Marshall paid particular attention to the erognomics of the helm, borrowing layout cues from the 120.
All staterooms, including the master, are below decks aboard the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht, due to the country kitchen and helm arrangement above. A double-door entry off a marble-laid foyer makes a grand impression in the master. So, too, do a few other features. Ocean Alexander nearly doubled the size of the walk-in wardrobe to port. The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht also has enlarged windows here—28 percent bigger than those of the builder’s other megayacht master staterooms.
A VIP and two twin staterooms are also accessible from the central foyer below decks. The art niche in the foyer cleverly hides a stacked washer and dryer. Some Ocean Alexander clients are owner-operators, while others prefer handling simple laundry loads themselves.
Something else of interest regardless of being an owner-operator: The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht is offered as a turnkey package. This means she comes with everything from flatware and china to two sets of bed linens and a 15-foot tender. Of course, various spare parts, fenders and lines, and more are supplied, too. Combine this with the above-mentioned design and space enhancements, plus even more stowage throughout, and the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht might follow the same sales path as her smaller sister.