Ocean Alexander has never shied away from seemingly unorthodox collaborations in pursuit of building safe and beautiful boats. This sense of cooperation extends back to the very beginning of the company, when the unlikely duo of Taipei businessman Alex Chueh met Seattle-bred naval architect Ed Monk, Jr., on Washington’s Bainbridge Island in 1978. The two men recognized in each other a similar vision, and shortly set about turning out a high-quality line of yachts built in Taiwan.
The boatbuilder’s latest iteration, the OA 112, falls right in line with Ocean Alexander’s fondness for collaboration. She was designed by renowned London-based megayacht designer Evan K. Marshall and engineered by Gregory C. Marshall (no relation), of Canada. Her interior design will be handled by the Italian Roberto Lottini, and her electrical work will be done by Polaris Marine, located right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. It’s a veritable soup of nations.
That being said, it looks like all those disparate parties are coming together to put forth a boat that will compete with the best when she splashes, expected sometime during the summer of 2014.
A highlight of this trideck megayacht will be her range of accommodations. She will feature five staterooms—a number not often found on boats this size. The full-beam master in particular should shine, with its walk-in closets and his-and-hers head for the owner and that special guest.
Ocean Alexander has big plans for the 112 once she’s all put together, and rightfully so. After all, with so many great minds coming together from the four corners of the earth, how could she miss?
- Builder: Ocean Alexander
- Model: Ocean Alexander 112
- Year: 2014
- Base Price: $11,900,000
- LOA: 112'0"
- Draft: 6'3"
- Beam: 24'6"
- Standard Power: 2/1,950-hp MTU 12V 2000 M94s
- Cruise Speed: 16 knots
- Top speed: 21 knots
This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.