Views. Take one look at the Ocean Alexander 90R, and it’s easy see that connecting those on board with the water was a design priority for the builder and its longtime collaborator, yacht designer Evan K. Marshall.
The views start in the beach club, which has a sliding-glass, weather-tight door as well as glass overhead. Guests can take in the aquamarine scene after a dip off the full-beam swim platform, or they can gaze at the stars above after dinner. An L-shaped settee, wet bar, fridge and ice maker are here too. And, of course, the space is air-conditioned.
Next, note the cut-down bulwarks amidships, allowing guests at the dining table inside to look out the sole-to-ceiling windows and enjoy uninterrupted vistas during meals.
Then there’s the hullside glass flanking the main-deck master stateroom. There’s also hullside glass belowdecks, ensuring that everyone can watch the world go by when making way to the next port.
All that glass creates a sense of openness in the 90R’s interior spaces. The salon flows uninterrupted from the cockpit door to the formal dining area and is awash in natural light. Furniture placement, not bulkheads, defines the social spaces.
It’s easy to get wide-eyed about indoor spots such as the glass-enclosed beach club, but the builder gave equal weight to the 90R’s exterior. Her foredeck lounge has a forward-facing, C-shaped settee with a table for breakfast off Bimini. Just forward is a sun pad for an afternoon siesta.
Under the flybridge hardtop to port is alfresco dining for eight to 10 guests. A bar with four stools is across for when the clock strikes 5.
Standard accommodations include four staterooms, with an on-deck master. Two guest staterooms have twins that slide together to form queens, and there is a forepeak VIP. One layout option makes the VIP full-beam amidships, essentially turning it into a second master, with the two guest staterooms moved forward. A final option has four staterooms belowdecks: two forward and two amidships, allowing the yacht to sleep 10 guests total.
Standard power for the 90R is twin 1,920 hp MTU diesels, with twin 2,600 hp MTUs optional. Performance data was not available at press time. ¶ Notable options include an enclosed bridge, a Side-Power hydraulic stabilizer, teak decking and underwater LEDs.
The 90R represents a new tack for Ocean Alexander, and it’s a course with vision.