Four staterooms, including a full-beam master, plus two crew cabins help make the Ocean Alexander 85E a sizable family voyager for long-range cruising. When launched, the 85E was notable for its modern exterior design elements: a reverse transom, house-length side windows, a raked windshield, a radar arch and window pillars to the hardtop support, to name a few. It was equally notable for its interior feel, with warm woods such as dark walnut and teak. As of August 2023, there were two Ocean Alexander 85Es on the market, ranging from $4.49 million to $5.29 million.
From the Archive
“The skipper sits in lordly comfort in a Stidd pedestal helm chair. Underway, the Ocean Alexander 85E is as fast as you’d expect considering the 3,600 snorting and pawing horses stuffed in the engine room. Top speed is a freckle north of 22 knots, but, if you’re not in a hurry to get home, a comfortable 50 percent load gives you about 13 knots at 2 gallons per mile. At 10.7 knots, range is 2,200 nautical miles.”
— Yachting, July 2011