OKEAN sambas to SIBS

J.R. Nautical Imports, the Australian distributor for Brazilian-built OKEAN Yachts, will present the OKEAN 52 Flybridge at the 2023 Sydney International Boat Show.

26 July 2023


Captain James Thompson will be one of two skippers piloting the high-volume OKEAN 52 Fly to Sydney from the Gold Coast, where it made its debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.

“The OKEAN 52 Fly is a high -volume vessel that is very suited to coastal cruising, and is just as comfortable on bluewater passages,” he said.

“I was the delivery Captain from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and can say that it performed brilliantly. We expect to cruise at around 17 knots and with the Volvo Penta D8 IPS700 550hp pod drive system with DPS and Seakeeper 6 stabilizer, it’s a very comfortable and efficient ride indeed.”

One of the main features is the fantastic vertical windscreen for clear vision at the helm.

“Driving is easy for the owner-operator with two finger joystick drive and a wing station aft. And if you want to helm from the top, the flybridge terrace is the best spot for socialising and whale watching,” he said.


Inside, large saloon windows give guests unobstructed, 360-degree views.

“Everything opens up for alfresco dining and added entertaining space,” Captain James explained. “The wings drop down and the aft deck space takes on a size comparable to a 100-footer. There’s an amazing feeling of space on board.”

This supremely social boat includes an L-shape lounge adjacent to the helm, dining table and an entertainment unit comprising retractable 50-inch flatscreen TV.

The well-equipped galley is positioned for easy access from the saloon and aft deck with its dining table and seating, plus the docking station on the starboard side. An electric awning off the cockpit roof can be used to shade the majority of the swim platform and lazarette.

A barbecue and sink are fitted above the large lazarette which stores all the watertoys and gear, with space for the tender on the large swim platform.

The flybridge boasts lounge seating, dining table, bar, sink and icemaker, with upper helm decked out in Garmin navigation equipment, CZone digital switching and iPad control as standard.

On the foredeck is a dinette and sunpads, with a bimini for protection and privacy if required.

From the saloon, a spiral staircase leads below decks where three luxurious cabins provide different aspects and experiences with accommodation for up to seven guests. The full-beam master cabin has a private ensuite, while the two guest cabins, one double and one double with Pullman berth, share a bathroom.

OKEAN motor yachts are manufactured in Brazil, blending the best of Italian design, German engineering and pioneering concepts to create a larger-than-life on-water experience.

OKEAN was founded in 2015 with the tagline and guiding ethos: “Love for the Sea”. Entrepreneur and seasoned yachtsman Nercio, with his business acumen and ambition to take the brand to international markets, sought the design and technical expertise of Italian naval architect, Paolo Ferragni to bring this vision to life.

After more than a decade of sales success in the US and Europe, and numerous awards including the 2020 World Yacht Trophies Cannes for the most avant-garde yacht, OKEAN has relocated to a larger shipyard in Itajaí, Santa Catarina, famous for its pristine beaches and anchorages, and a breathtaking backdrop as a stopover city for the iconic Ocean Race.

Chris Zois, Director at J.R. NAUTICAL IMPORTS said the Sydney boat show will be the ideal opportunity for boaties with cruising aspirations who want something totally different to inspect the OKEAN 52 Fly.

“At SCIBS, the feedback was 100 percent positive, with media and visitors to the show commenting on the boat’s numerous social spaces, fold-out decks, excellent arrangement on board, and impressive fuel economy. Whether you want to explore Pittwater and the Hawkesbury, or further to the Whitsundays, or just entertain on board in Sydney Harbour, the OKEAN 52 Fly has no rival.”

Complementing the OKEAN range, J.R. NAUTICAL IMPORTS also represents Apex centre console RIBS from Costa Rica and the fully electric PWC brand Elaqua Marine from the US.

J.R. NAUTICAL IMPORTS will exhibit the OKEAN 52 Fly at the 2023 Sydney International Boat Show, 3 to 6 August, located at M133 on the marina.



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