• Products
  • Catalogues
  • News & Trends
  • Exhibitions

54 Trawler - 8 Pages

  1. P. 1

  2. P. 2

  3. P. 3

  4. P. 4

  5. P. 5

  6. P. 6

  7. P. 7

  8. P. 8

Catalogue excerpts

ore than 30 years ago, a young naval architect was asked to design the first yacht for a fledgling Taiwan boatbuilder. The designer was Ed Monk Jr. of Bainbridge Island, Washington, the builder was Alex Chueh, and the boat was the 50- foot Ocean Alexander Mark I. That yacht is now an icon in the recreational boating industry. Monk has designed all boats built by Ocean Alexander since its founding. Chueh, who owned a Taiwan door-hardware manufacturing company before making the risky leap to yacht production, is recognized for innovation, workmanship, and a willingness to push new styling to market,...

 Open the catalogue to page 2

The evening sky comes alive from the Ocean Alexander 54's flybridge, with its full instrumentation and dual helm seats Having been aboard several of the original Mark I yachts and the subsequent models that share some of its features, I can only conclude that they keep getting better. OA builds solid fiberglass hull bottoms, without coring, and still lays them up by hand. Upper hulls and house structures are cored with resin-saturated end-grain balsa or Airex C70, also saturated with resin. Stiffeners are capped with unidirectional carbon fiber having 10 times The hull and deckhouse are joined...

 Open the catalogue to page 3

The boat is easy to board, thanks to a 45-inch-deep swim platform. Two steps lead from it through a transom gate off center to port and into the 56-inch-deep aft deck. That area is surfaced with teak, as are the side decks up to a break in the sheer and a four-step rise to the foredeck. Other aft deck features include a handheld shower, freshwater and seawater outlets for washdown, an inlet for dock water, and a TV/phone connection. A Dutch door leads to the saloon. The side decks are 17 inches wide. Bulwarks 30 inches high, topped with a stainless steel handrail, make passage along the side decks...

 Open the catalogue to page 4

Top: Comfortable furniture creates an intimate social area in the saloon. The galley is up two steps, but the chef is able to chat with guests below. Above: Burl-grained woods highlight the home-style galley and other areas of the yacht. Trawler line is built in China, and craftsmanship on the 54 appeared equal, although I saw one hazy spot in the finish on the teak-and-holly sole. OA also uses camphor burl wood for a touch of elegance. On the 54, the face of the full-size refrigerator is a burl veneer; it shows up often as an accent wood in other areas. The U-shaped galley is almost better than...

 Open the catalogue to page 5

Stidd helm seats are bolted to solid teak-and-holly flooring in the pilothouse and provide a good look to the horizon for the crew. A table and settee serve guests, and a stairway on the right leads to the accommodations spaces below. chairs (one is standard; the second is a $7,000 upgrade). An optional design has space for a single Stidd. The shape of the helm area changes with the layout chosen; the single-seat arrangement provides the most space for use of paper charts and reference books. The instrument console and the area around the helm are covered with black vinyl, creating a dark void forward...

 Open the catalogue to page 6

The engine room is spacious on the OA 54, with good work space in the center aisle—even with the large Caterpillar diesels The AC generator on this boat is outboard of the starboard engine. If you opt for a third stateroom, a separate stairway is required. It would lead up to the saloon, eliminating the second refrigerator and storage space on the starboard side. I cast my vote for the two-stateroom model and pushed on through the watertight door into Despite the bulk of the Caterpillar diesels, there is room for a central aisle 36 inches wide. Headroom measured 65 inches and, after our sea trial,...

 Open the catalogue to page 7

OCEAN ALEXANDER HOLDING TANK MAXIMUM SPEED CRUISE SPEED RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED BASE PRICE Lights (test boat) Caterpillar C7s (test boat) 14.6 knots (test boat) Ocean Alexander system, which solves that service problem. I suggested moving the generator, batteries, and disconnect switches to the huge and largely empty lazarette just beyond the aft engine room bulkhead. Those at OA disagreed, saying they wanted to keep the generator in the engine room because of its superior sound insulation. (And it is good; more on that in a bit.) The company's solution appears to be a redesign of the engine room...

 Open the catalogue to page 8

All Ocean Alexander catalogues and brochures

  1. 58 Pilothouse

    3 Pages

  2. 58 Pilothouse

    7 Pages

  3. 80 Motoryacht

    3 Pages

  4. 60 Trawler

    5 Pages

  5. 90 Motoryacht

    3 Pages