Ocean Alexander has launched a new line of cruising yacht that brings mega-yacht capabilities to a new set of yacht buyers. As the boomer generation ages out of the industry, millennials are coming aboard with a new set of standards and desires. Ocean Alexander has met the demands with its new Explorer Series.
With the 70 Luxury Power Cat, Aquila says it wants to enter the luxury yacht segment. She has premium features, appliances and appointments and is available with a galley up or down layout with up to five staterooms plus crew quarters. She’s powered by twin 1,000-hp Volvo Penta diesel inboards.
The Brabus Shadow 900 Sun Top starts life as an Axopar 37 twin-stepped hull and deck. Then Brabus Marine takes over, adding upgraded materials and equipment. Think of her as a Maybach or AMG on the water.
The smallest model offered by Galeon Yachts with fold-out balconies, the 400 Fly takes some of the features found in the manufacturer’s larger offerings and scales them down to work in a smaller flying bridge yacht. She sleeps four and has open flow between the aft cockpit and salon.
The Formula 500 SSC combines an open bow and deck layout with a full cabin to create an inviting day boat with overnighting capabilities and offshore cruising. She is powered by quadruple Mercury V12 7.6L Verado 600-hp outboards and is essentially a watersports-oriented express cruiser.
The Absolute Navetta series including the 64 is characterized by distance-cruising capability and externally by her large hullside and salon windows. In the interior, the line makes full use of the interior volume by creating open space.