Alexander Marine Sells Four Ocean Alexander 70E Yachts
Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016
Alexander Marine International, importer of Taiwan-based Ocean Alexander yachts, has sold four Ocean Alexander 70E yachts prior to its world debut at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show (Feb 11-15).
The 21.4-metre 70E is the first model of the new Evolution Series by Ocean Alexander and it’s the first production Ocean Alexander model to be built in the United States. Designed by world-renowned naval architect Evan K. Marshall, the 70E incorporates luxurious details and amenities in a size of yacht that is more appealing to owner-operator buyers.
All four yachts were sold by the Seattle dealership Alexander Marine USA, with Ray Prokorym securing the first sale.
The new owners of the first-ordered 70E are new to the Ocean Alexander brand.
“They are moving up from Prestige 550, and wanted something more heavily built, luxurious, high tech and well supported,” says Prokorym. “They were looking at the typical euro bands such as Sunseeker and Ferretti. The 70E checked every box for them and they valued the high-tech propulsion, the system integration, lots of social seating, and turn-key aspect of the yacht.”
Jerry Todd secured the second order for clients that are also new to Ocean Alexander.
“The clients previously owned a Navigator and wanted to move into something slightly larger, but it had to meet a list of requirements,” says Todd. “The boat needs to be quiet and vibration-free, they wanted an open floor plan on the main deck and lots of windows. These owners are serious boaters who put 250-300 hours on their boat annually. They plan to take delivery at the factory in Merritt Island and cruise for a season exploring the East Coast, Bahamas, and have plans to make the Great Loop. It’ll be brought back to Seattle as the home port.”
The third and fourth orders were both secured by Niel Steenkamp. One owner is moving up from a 62’ Ocean Alexander and the other is new to the brand, moving up from a Sea Ray 510.
Both families were looking to move up into larger yachts to better accommodate families and friends who travel with them while boating. Steenkamp explained, “both clients were looking for an Ocean Alexander in that size range and the four staterooms sealed the deal. More features that impressed them after seeing the boat at the factory are the spacious interior, the foredeck seating and the overall quality of the build. Performance played a big role as well.”
The 70E’s debut will talk place on Ramp 6, slip 1213 at the Miami show.