Photography by Alexander Marine Australia
With magician and entertainer, Liam Power as MC, the Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence was presented to media and guests, revealing all the “magic” of this powerful centre console with superyacht quality, features and styling.
Welcoming Ocean Alexander President, Johnny Chueh to the official Australian launch, dealer Principal and Director of Alexander Marine Australia, Todd Holzapfel said “We’re extremely excited to introduce what is a major ‘divergence’ from the Ocean Alexander range.
“As one of the only superyacht builders in this market segment, Ocean Alexander has created a unique vessel that we expect buyers will find very appealing – from the adventurous family who love entertaining afloat, to large yacht owners who want a versatile, spontaneous boat they can use any time.”
According to Johnny Chueh, Ocean Alexander President “The 45 Divergence is a very drastic change in our product offering which took our competitors and the market by surprise”.
“We took a careful look at this segment and realised that we were in the perfect position to design a boat in this range.
“Instead of coming at it from a perspective of a centre-console builder who’s expanding their line, however, we looked at this with the fresh eyes of a luxury yacht manufacturer designing for a more compact space.”
A powerful, versatile outboard-powered boat at 14.5 metre with a 4.19 metre beam, the Divergence 45 features unprecedented levels of luxury for a boat its size, plus additional entertaining space when the bulwarks are lowered.
It was designed as a stand-alone sport boat or second vessel for large yacht owners who are seeking a dynamic, sport boat they can jump onboard and go.
Drawing on the design hallmarks and pedigree of Ocean Alexander’s superyachts, the 45 Divergence places equal focus on comfort as much as horsepower – in this case, quad 350hp Mercury Verado outboards.
The foredeck features twin sunbeds, plus bow seating and a high-low table that when lowered, offers yet more space to take in some rays.
Aft in the cockpit, there is comfortable dual lounge seating and a dining table which conveniently lowers into the floor when it’s not required. To further boost the entertaining credentials, the cockpit boasts a barbeque, sink fridge and icemaker combination.
A retractable SureShade provides the necessary sun protection over this space when required, while at the helm, there are three helm seats overlooking an ergonomic glass bridge-inspired helm station with weather protection assured by way of a substantial hardtop.
The real magic lies in the patented fold-out bulwarks which expand the usable recreation space to an epic 5.82 metre beam to enhance the alfresco dining experience – all so close to the water. Hidden swim ladders also make the 45 Divergence the ideal day boat for all water sports.
Belowdecks, the quality of finishes are intentionally superyacht standard. The cabin comprises a dining table with banquette seating that converts to a double berth. The toilet and separate showerstall feature windows and overhead skylights maximum natural light and a feeling of spaciousness.
Also on display at the Alexander Marine Australia stand at Sydney International Boat Show will be the Ocean Alexander 88 Sky and 70e, along with the Galeon 460 Fly and 510 Skydeck Motoryachts.