The Ocean Alexander 83 is an 83-foot flybridge motor yacht produced by the award-winning Taiwanese yacht firm Ocean Alexander between 2008 and 2010. Sporting a clean and classic profile and designed by naval stylist Ed Monk Jr., the 83 impresses with wood-lined interiors, sophisticated al fresco lounge space, a rugged offshore hull and powerful engines.
A hardtop canopy covering the front section of the flybridge comes with a retractable sunroof above-helm so that pilots up here can catch a few rays as they steer their vessel. The bridge boasts space at the rear for tender storage with a Steelhead Marine hydraulic davit, plus room for a pair of sun-loungers. Further forward there is a walk-in wet bar with a Kenyon barbecue grill and an icechipper, as well as a large U-shaped leather sofa to starboard that surrounds a glossy timber dining table.
There is plenty of space to work on your tan out on the foredeck, where a pair of modular sunpads boast marina-facing views, while wide side-decks lead back to a sheltered aft-cockpit lined in teak. Here you will discover a transom dining sofa with a table and side steps that lead you to a fixed, full-beam swimming platform with stainless steel guardrails.
Pneumatic sliding glass doors lead into a main-deck salon that has a more contemporary feel than the traditional exterior, and this space features light oak surfaces with wengewood accents, Majilite wall-panels, off-white leather furnishings, Venetian mirrored bulkheads and hand-crafted homewares. A sprawling U-shaped sofa to starboard sits across from a set of cabinets and a home entertainment system to port, while further forward you will find a dining table and an open galley. The kitchen features speckled granite countertops, a Jenn-Air fridge-freezer, a Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, a Gaggenau 4-zone hob, a convection oven and plenty of storage space. At the front of the main deck there is a dining booth, a skipper’s door and a port-side helm station with a Seawide Furuno NavNet package, Simrad autopilot, a Maretron display, Keypower bow and stern thruster controls, Humphree trim tabs, Hynautic power-steering, VHF radio, Seakeeper M7000 gyro-stabilizer switches and Stidd helm chairs.
There is room for up to eight overnight guests on the well-appointed lower deck, across four en suite cabins including two twins and two double staterooms, while crew quarters sit to aft. A VIP double to the bow boasts wide portholes, a skylight, an island bed and cedar-lined closets, while the full-beam owner’s room features triple mullion windows, a king-sized bed, a work desk and side sofa, two full-height closets, plush carpeting, mirrored ceiling panels and a marble lined bathroom with couple’s sinks and a waterfall shower.
A proprietary semi-planing hull with a steep entry, fine foresections, a flared bow and lengthy spray rails offers a dry and smooth ride that contributes to this yacht’ superb fuel efficiency. A pair of 1600MHP MTU 10V engines or, for those with a bigger budget, twin 1925MHP Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels fire this yacht to top speeds of around 24 knots with cruising speeds of approximately 19 knots. Should you take things a little slower and cruise at the sedate pace of 10 knots, however, you can expect a range of over 1,060 nautical miles, more than enough for extended island hopping in the Caribbean or Aegean Seas.