This user-friendly yacht is meant for long-legged cruising; you could live comfortably on her for a long time, and feel safe and secure taking her just about anywhere. And you'd feel justifiably proud all the way. The craftsmanship and attention to detail make the boat. The joinerwork in the book-matched Burmese teak is exceptional; you don't see any teak plugs that cover screws, for example, because the entire teak panel (instead of just the plug) is glued over the screw holes, a painstaking process that produces a clean and elegant look. And there are teak cornice boxes on the windows, not to mention burl-wood Roman pillars in the saloon and master stateroom.
The living-room-like saloon feels like home, and gets lots of light from the sliding-glass doors leading to the cockpit and from the two large windows on either side (plus the halogen lighting in the overhead). A 42-inch plasma TV and over-the-top stereo system are on the forward bulkhead, while two club chairs and a wine cabinet are on the port side, facing a large L-shaped Ultraleather settee to starboard. This is a very easy place to sit and watch the world go by, whether you're underway or tied up at the dock. And you won't be distracted by engine noise; thanks to its superior soundproofing, the Ocean Alexander is a relatively quiet boat (see chart). The saloon also has a very cool custom electric table that slides both up and out, over to the settee. In its default mode, it can be a coffee table; extended, it can be a dining table.
The center of all the action, of course, is the pilothouse, and here is where this boat really shines. The helm station, starting with the black, electric STIDD helm chair and Glendinning controls, is exemplary: Everything is neat, logical, and nearby. There is great visibility forward and to the sides (and with a TV monitor to see aft) and plenty of space to lay out charts (for those of us who still like the look and feel-and security-of paper), glasses, sunscreen, whatever. On the port side is a curved table seating four or five for socializing, dining, sightseeing or napping (I'd personally opt for all of the above), while behind the helm on the starboard side is a large, luxurious galley with top-of-the-line appliances from Franke, Miele and Gaggenau, granite countertops and double-opening cabinets for easy access and storage. There's lots of counterspace, a full-sized refrigerator, cooktop, conventional oven and microwave-everything you'd have at home, provided you lived in a very nice home. The pilothouse even has a teak and ebony sole, plus large doors on both sides leading to wide sidedecks with Ocean Alexander's signature waist-high elliptical stainless rails (these not only look good, but they also offer a tremendous amount of real and perceived safety and security).
Below, the 58 has a fairly straightforward layout, all with flawless woodwork and luxury appointments. Both the master and the guest heads have about the largest and most inviting showers I've seen outside a megayacht. You'd be comfortable in there with a friend, if that's the kind of thing you have in mind. The master stateroom extends across the full 17'6" beam, and is amidships, the most comfortable place to be while underway. There's room to spare, with a walkaround queen bed, which raises on gas struts for storing large objects (suitcases, for example), plus built-in drawers. The VIP forward also has a queen, with the same extra storage. Both have large cedar hanging lockers. The third stateroom comes with two berths, available either side by side, or one over the other (as in this yacht), plus a built-in computer desk so that the owner can have an on-board office of sorts.