Megayachts in the 100-foot (30.5-meter) range are all the same, right? Four staterooms, with a combination dining area and saloon, a skylounge, and no real room for significant changes. Ocean Alexander begs to differ. With the Ocean Alexander 100, it’s catering to buyers who cruise with larger crowds, yet who don’t want a far larger yacht. In the process, the five-stateroom Ocean Alexander 100 proves space and creature comforts need not be compromised.
The first few buyers of the Ocean Alexander 100 chose a traditional four-stateroom layout, with the master below decks. Buyers of hulls five and six, though, opted for a main-deck master, while still keeping four total staterooms. The five-stateroom Ocean Alexander 100 doesn’t simply squeeze an extra guest cabin below decks, however. In fact, no squeezing occurs. Witness the split-level layout of the master suite. (Click each image above to enlarge.) Even with a full head down a few steps, the master also has a separate toilet on the sleeping level. (If you’ve ever tried navigating a hallway when half asleep, imagine the trouble of navigating steps. Wise move on Ocean Alexander’s part.)
As just mentioned, the five-stateroom Ocean Alexander 100 doesn’t squeeze in extra accommodations. Mirror-image VIPs and twins lie off a central foyer. Each feels as voluminous as it would aboard a traditional 100-footer. (The megayacht measures 100’2”, or 30.53 meters.) As is commonplace, the twin beds can slide together to form a double. Note, too, that a small refrigerator sits just outside the twin staterooms. Buyers of the four-stateroom version requested Ocean Alexander add this, so the builder believes future customers will appreciate the feature, too.
The “wow factor” of a main-deck master, and extra guest cabins, can compromise crew areas. Not so aboard the five-stateroom Ocean Alexander 100. In fact, the builder and Evan K. Marshall devote excellent floor space to the galley. Furthermore, they arranged it based on owner and crew feedback. The countertop at left, for example, lets stews take platters staged by the chef. It’s conveniently just off the foyer from the dining area. This leaves the rest of the galley to dedicate space to a sink beneath the window, cooking areas (out of frame), and plenty of extra counterspace. Imagine an upside-down C, and you have the layout.
Swapping a country kitchen for a main-deck master and an overall five-stateroom layout has no impact on the saloon. You still have enough room for your relaxation and formal dining areas. Ocean Alexander also still offers a skylounge version, or an open upper deck. Interior decor remains your choice, as does the type of barstools for the upper deck’s alfresco bar. And, Ocean Alexander still offers what it calls a “cruise package.” It includes redundant watermakers, water-treatment systems, and other important systems.
A four-stateroom megyacht is plenty for some. But, the extras Ocean Alexander makes available with this version might just attract buyers previously convinced they needed a bigger boat. Here’s more of the five-stateroom Ocean Alexander 100.