ith about 4,600 miles of coastline and one of the largest populations of any country in the world, Brazil has been recognized as a potentially hot yacht market for American and European builders since the early aughts, when Goldman Sachs unleashed its BRIC thesis upon the world. Hype has since cooled around the concept — BRIC theory posited that by 2050, Brazil, Russia, India and China would be the world’s dominant economic powers — but interest in the Brazilian boating market has not. Enter Okean Yachts and its new 50, a Brazilian-built cruiser poised to put its builder on the map. The Okean 50 is being treated as a trawler by some because of its dual-mode hull (more on that later), yet thanks to Italian yacht designer Paolo Ferragni, the yacht’s exterior is unlike most any trawler you’ve seen. The outer appearance includes 3-foot-1-inch-high windows that ring the yacht’s salon, making it appear as if she’s wearing Oakley Razor Blade sunglasses — a look made twice as strong by glazing with a reflective tint. I couldn’t help but think of Rickey Henderson patrolling the outfield with his staple look when I saw her on the docks in West Palm Beach, Florida, on test day.