29 April 2020
The Ocean Alexander 26R – the spacious, family friendly motor yacht from designer Evan K Marshall – has now arrived down under. The 26R was unveiled to great acclaim at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last October.
According to Alexander Marine Australia Dealer Principal Todd Holzapfel, the new Ocean Alexander 26R is unlike anything available in Australia and New Zealand, and will strike a chord with cruising families in both markets.
“The 26R represents a significant break with tradition compared to the previous Ocean Alexander 85,” said Holzapfel. “She is designed to meet the modern requirements of family boating lifestyles, whether that’s entertaining, enjoying the views, watching a movie, fishing, swimming or long-range cruising.”
Featuring sleek lines and chiselled moulding details, the new 26R bridges the gap between the successful 70E and the larger 90R motoryachts.
At a length of 25.45 metres, the 26R is available in enclosed skylounge and open flybridge layouts. The enclosed model comprises a spacious all-weather skylounge, whereas the open version features the helm station, which is protected by a glass windscreen that opens down each side then flows to a spacious seating area and large bar.
With a beam of 6.29 metres, the vertical bow of the 26R adds significant volume to the forward VIP cabin, permitting a walk-around island bed and walk-in robe for guests lucky enough to be staying in this spacious haven.
Other notable design features include her super-sized saloon windows and numerous seating areas for entertaining and relaxing. The skylounge has an exterior alfresco lounging area, barbecue grill and jacuzzi. There is also a generously sized seating area and sunpads on the foredeck over which a removable shade system can be installed.
Inside the 26R, finely crafted exotic wood panelling conceals her copious storage spaces while an open galley can be found adjacent to the separate formal dining area.
Below decks is a spacious VIP forward cabin featuring an island walk-around queen bed, a full-beam master stateroom midships with his and hers ensuites and walk-in robes, and two twin rooms, each with ensuite.
Ocean Alexander President Johnny Chueh said, “The 26R is designed to cater to buyers who are looking for a yacht that offers a relaxed, family oriented layout.
“This approach has created a spectacular feeling of open space while still allowing areas to be distinct. Combined with an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass throughout, in the daytime the main deck will be bathed in sunlight with spectacular views out to the sea from every area.”
The Alexander Marine Australia office at The Boat Works on Queensland’s Gold Coast is currently open and following the guidelines of the Department of Health. All visitors will be requested to comply with strict risk-management protocol.