The Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge elevates owners to rare air.
The Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge can have four or five staterooms, including dual masters, one of them on the main deck forward.
designs for Ocean Alexander. Marshall was the first to use the split-level master suite, making use of the bow for a step-down en suite head that includes a bureau with nine backlit and Lucite-faced drawers. The toilet has a separate compartment, as does the shower, and there are two vessel sinks. ¶ And it’s the master suite that is the selling point, flooded with light from windows more than 5 feet high. An L-shaped settee and owner’s desk make this space a serene getaway spot. Marshall and OA also thought of practicalities, with an owner’s desk in one corner and a night head to starboard for midnight pit stops without the need for going down steps. ¶ The salon is down a short companionway from the master, with a formal dining area with seating for 10 around a 9-foot-6-inch table. A low divider with drawers for Ocean Alexander-branded silver, glassware and china sets apart the dining area. Aft, there’s a couch and loose chairs for entertaining or for watching the 60-inch TV that hinges from overhead. ¶ The galley is just forward of the dining area, with 24- to 27-inch wraparound counters, and appliances including a 6-foot Sub-Zero fridge backed by two fridge drawers, and a Thermador
cooktop and oven. A pantograph door opens to the side deck so provisions can be loaded without passing through the salon, and a second door is just across the companionway. ¶ The salon and the shaded aft deck with its raised dinette and settee are appealing, but I’d bet most guests would beeline it up the curved stairs to the sky lounge, which is an airy perch overlooking the world. A couch and loose chairs offer views of a swing-down 50-inch TV, and Stidd pedestal seats flank the skipper’s chair. The sky lounge also has a bar with a Jenn-Air drawer fridge. ¶ The aft deck has room for a 12- to 14-foot tender and a personal watercraft, each launched by a Steelhead 2500 crane. And with the water toys stowed, there is room for a dinette to port, a bar with a grill to starboard and an optional hot tub. ¶ The skipper gets the forward end of the sky lounge with a trio of 22-inch Garmin monitors, plus MTU engine screens. What I found most thoughtful was the chart table to port; it is large enough to lay out full-size charts (for skippers who believe in paper backups to electronics), and it has two chart drawers. ¶ Speaking of the crew, Ocean Alexander has always believed in the “happy crew,
happy owner” adage. To that end, there is a double-berth captain’s cabin with en suite head, two more crew cabins sharing a head, and a mess with galley and lounge. It’s all finished to the same quality as the guest areas. With direct access to the transom swim platform (at sea, access is via stairs to the aft deck), this crew space doubles as a “cabana” for guests to shower and snack without tracking through the salon. ¶ Power for the Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge is a pair of 2,600 hp MTU 16V 2000s for a top speed of 25 knots, and the engine-room layout allows for walk-around space on all sides of the power plants. Ocean Alexander hardcoats the exhaust system with military-spec AL-6XN alloys (used for Saturn V rocket nozzles) to enhance longevity and performance. Twin 55 kW Kohler gensets are standard, as are Side-Power Vector Fin stabilizers and bow and stern thrusters. ¶ With many attributes purloined from larger yachts, the Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge is designed to surprise big-thinking yachtsmen who are used to getting far less in a 100-foot package.
LOA 100'2" TOP SPEED 25 KNOTS