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Brief Summary

The Ocean Alexander 84R is the second model in the Ocean Alexander Revolution Series. It follows its larger sibling, the 90R. The design styling is the result of a collaboration between the studios of famed British designer Evan K. Marshall, and the Livorno, Italy-based Arrabito Naval Architects. Reminiscent of today’s “explorer” or “expedition” yachts, the Ocean Alexander 84R has a plumb bow and a robust profile. The boat is available with a standard flybridge or the optional enclosed skylounge.

Key Features

  • Large fly bridge deck with many luxury features
  • Full walkaround oblique berth in the forward stateroom
  • Full-beam master stateroom
  • Two additional en suite guest staterooms
  • Large hull side windows

Specifications

Length Overall 83’ 6''
25.45 m
Beam 20’ 8''
6.29 m
Dry Weight 227,732 lbs.
85,000 KG
Draft 5’11”
1.80 m
Fuel Capacity 2,370 gal.
8,971 L
Water Capacity 660 gal.
2,498 L

Price

Base Price $7390000.00
Price Range
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Engine Options

Std. Power 2 x 1900-hp MAN V12

Captain's Report

Captain’s Report by Mark Kellum

profile

The Ocean Alexander 84R is the latest of the Ocean Alexander Revolution Series and is a distinct departure from the classic Ocean Alexander facade.

distinct features

The Ocean Alexander 84R is the second model in the Revolution series and the features are distinctly different than the traditional Ocean Alexander.

Mission

The Ocean Alexander 84R is designed and built as a luxury performance long-distance voyaging yacht. It is a stylish, contemporary departure from the manufacturer’s more traditional models. The 84R motoryacht has accoutrements intended for owners of means who plan both a lot of entertaining in all seasons and who want to make serious passages.

running

The Ocean Alexander 84R is available with a fully-enclosed sky lounge or as an open upper helm area. Shown is the enclosed version.

Major Features

  • Dual MAN® V-12 1650-Horsepower Diesel Engines. For a more balanced weight distribution, the engines are mounted more forward than traditional sport yachts. The straight shafts eliminate the weight and expense of pod drives
  • Fly Bridge Deck. Outstanding views, a wet bar, a custom grill, day head, and helm
  • Full-Beam Master Stateroom. The master stateroom offers a large, centerline double berth with double hanging lockers and a settee
  • His-and-Her Master Heads. Dual master head with separate doors from both the port and starboard side of the berth with a shared shower between
  • Forward VIP Stateroom. Full walkaround double berth with en-suite head
  • Guest Staterooms. There are two guest staterooms with twin single berths with individual en-suite heads for privacy
  • Full Galley. The fully-equipped galley with island counter opposite from the formal dining area
  • Ocean Alexander Vessel Support. Owner orientation prior to delivery and 24/7 on-call customer support
  • Forward Lounge. The forward deck has a large, forward-facing, U-shaped bench seating with a large sun pad area

upper deck layout

The Ocean Alexander 84R has a full-width upper deck with many social areas.

main deck layout

The main deck is flush with the aft deck and has a separate salon, galley midships to port, formal dining area to port, and a forward observation lounge.

lower deck layout

The lower deck has all of the staterooms each with individual private heads. Aft of midships is mechanical space and space for crew quarters.

Design

The Ocean Alexander Revolution Series, now consisting of the 90R and the 84R, is a divergence from traditional Ocean Alexander motoryachts and megayachts. The plumb bow allows the beam to carry forward giving more space below. Large, stylish hull side windows bring natural light to the staterooms. Ocean Alexander offers the option to have a fully-enclosed skylounge with an upper bridge deck or a completely open upper helm deck on the 84R.

Performance

running

The Ocean Alexander 84R features standard dual MAN® V-12 1650-horsepower diesel engines. Note the hard chines that continue to the plumb bow to divert spray out and down.

The Ocean Alexander 84R has a length overall of 83’6” (25.45 m), a beam of 20’8” (6.29 m), and a draft of 5’11” (1.80 m). She has an estimated dry weight of 227,732 lbs. (85,000 kg) and a fuel capacity of 2,370-gallons (8,971 L).

Ocean Alexander has a reputation for excellent blue water performance in almost any condition. Although BoatTEST.com did not sea trial the new Ocean Alexander 84R, it should prove to live up to that character.

Boat Inspection

running

Exhibiting clean lines throughout its exterior, the Ocean Alexander 84R exhibits a more contemporary style that feels undated.

Stern

Starting from the stern, the Ocean Alexander 84R has a full-beam swim platform with stairs on the port and starboard side of the transom that lead to the aft deck.

aft deck

The stairs that lead to the aft deck have integrated handrails on the outboard side. A transom door leads to crew quarters.

Aft Deck

Stairs on each side lead up from the swim platform to the cockpit and the passageways close off with stainless-steel gates. Across the stern is a sofa-style lounge with twin tables just ahead. The tables can be filled to create a continuous larger unit and folding deck chairs can be positioned for outdoor dining for eight. Forward to port is a wet bar custom made for the boat and a custom overhead.

transom bench seating

The transom bench seating and free-standing chairs allow seating for six to dine al-fresco on the aft deck.

Main Salon

Ocean Alexander designed enlarged windows in the salon with custom engineered solutions incorporating marine-grade aluminum beams, which allows for industry leading window expanse. By incorporating air conditioning outlets in the ceiling, the Ocean Alexander 84R's main salon provides unobstructed views to the outside.

sliding door

The electrically-actuated, extra wide sliding door is framed in stainless-steel and has a Phantom screen for insects and pollen protection. The door includes “foot-kick button” control for operation when both hands are full.

salon sofa

Evan K Marshall's custom designed salon furniture and sofa. Sofa includes concealed drawers for smart use of space and increase storage. Note the custom-designed salon table and stone countertop dividing the salon and galley.

salon

On the starboard side is a stone topped cabinet and forward on the starboard side dividing the salon from the formal dining area is a stone topped island wet bar. The salon and dining area have custom wood flooring in lieu of carpet.

Galley and Formal Dining Area

The layout of the Ocean Alexander 84R includes cabinetry storage under the stairs to the skylounge. Stone countertops over painted panel and cabinetry with positive-latch doors or proprietary drop-lock drawers provide containment of stored objects while underway.

salon seating

There is seating for eight in the formal dining area. The galley consists of stone and wood flooring, stone topped storage cabinets, a large single sink with pull-out faucet on a stone topped island counter, a dish locker, a Whirlpool™ garbage disposal, 36'' (91.4 cm) Fisher & Pakyel® refrigerator, 30" (76.2 cm) Jenn-Air over-the range microwave, and a 30” (76.2 cm) Jenn-Air™ electric cooktop.

Forward Salon

Owners can elect to have a lower helm or a forward salon. The forward consists of a U-shaped sofa with a pedestal table on the starboard side and a desk with a cabinet on the port side.  

television

There is a hideaway electrically-actuated television in the port side cabinet. In the center is the stairway to the lower deck companionway. A watertight pantograph door opens to the port side deck.

skylounge

Shown is the stairway that leads from the forward salon to the skylounge.

 Helm, Skylounge, and Bridge Deck

 The upper deck is bound to be the epicenter for entertaining onboard with the helm, skylounge, and bridge deck all located there. The upper helm can be open or fully-enclosed in accordance to the owner’s desire.

helm

The helm is located starboard of the stairway from the forward salon and has an Evan Marshall designed pilot station and display pod.

helm

The helm has matching wood with Ultraleather accents and “floating” display pod. Ergonomically designed and laid out to enhance pilot experience/performance.

Electronics Package. Ocean Alexander offers a standard electronics package. For the Ocean Alexander 84R, it consists of Garmin 8600 Series Black Box with three 24” (60.96 cm) touchscreens, Garmin GRID remote input device installed on helm chair, Garmin 25 kW open array radar, Garmin autopilot GHC20, Garmin VHF, and card reader, Garmin Blackbox sounder, Garmin AIS with NMEA GPS, Garmin marine-camera (two in engine room and one aft deck), Triband HD7 with DIRECTTV® receivers, Ritchie 5" (12.7 cm) compass and iPad with built-in Garmin app for navigational control and viewing.

 

counter top

On the port side is a stone countertop cabinet, including wet bar, refrigerator, icemaker with lacquered panel door and storage. Behind the helm station, on the starboard side is an L-shaped sofa with table.

fly bridge

Immediately abaft of the skylounge's stainless-steel framed glass partition door, on the starboard side is a full wet bar and on the port side a 24” Electri-Chef™ electric barbecue. Bench seating surrounds a pedestal mounted table. The stairway from the aft deck is to starboard. Ocean Alexander offers a Jacuzzi option.

Forward Seating and Foredeck

Certain to be another popular social gathering spot is the forward seating and sun pad area built into the cabin trunk.

u shaped bench seating

The U-shaped bench seating surrounds a pedestal mounted table. The large sun pad forward is ideal for the sun worshipers aboard.

 

bow

On the foredeck forward of the sun pad are dual hydraulic windlasses with dual stainless steel plow type anchors 75 kg w/200’ anchor chain (1/2" HT) & chain stoppers. Chain counters, a hands-free anchor chain wash system allows for cleaning of chain during anchor operation.

 VIP Stateroom

Forward, the VIP cabin in the bow is a queen-sized berth with drawers in the base and a cedar-lined hanging locker with automatic lighting. There’s a small lounge to port and the en-suite head has the Tecma toilet, a shower stall, and storage.

berth

The berth is mounted on the oblique with the headboard on the starboard bulwark. This allows the berth to have easy access from both sides. Along with two end tables, there is a vanity table with mirror, a cedar-lined hanging locker with automatic lighting, and an en-suite head with stall shower.

Guest Staterooms

There are two guest staterooms accessed from the companionway. They are mirrored, with two single berths with one berth that can slide to make a single double berth.

guest staterooms

The two guest staterooms are essentially identical with a dressing mirror, a cedar-lined hanging locker with automatic lighting, and both have en-suite heads with stall showers.

Master Stateroom

In the master stateroom is a king-sized berth independently coiled for his-and-her sections to ensure minimal transfer of movement. There is a built-in safe in the full-height cedar-lined hanging locker. 

custom window

The custom designed window and vanity are on the starboard side. The two night stands have stone countertops.

master sofa

On the port side of the master is a sofa. Built into the forward bulkhead are his-and-her dressers.

master head

Entry to the his-and-hers en suite head are through doors on the port and starboard side of the aft bulkhead.

Master Head

The his-and-her heads that have sinks, storage, and Tecma toilets equipped with Ocean Alexander’s proprietary lock-out system that prevents flushing when the holding tank is full. There is also a tankage status and alarm in the N2KView monitoring system. In between, the shower has seamless glass construction and is designed to protect against moisture buildup and water intrusion behind the panels.

head shower

The his-and-her heads in the master bath are separated by a single glass shower stall.

Crew Quarters

Ocean Alexander claims that the 84R has the largest crew's quarters in its class with Ocean Alexander’s unique design, the crew quarters doubles as a Cabana. It allows for a day head and rest and eat area for swimming and out of water activities without needing access to the main deck interiors.

galley layout

 

There is a kitchenette with sink, cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator-icemaker. There is a commercial washer/dryer in the crew storage locker. Drawers under the bunk add additional storage. The Snap-On tool chest is under the work bench/Pullman berth.

Construction. Ocean Alexander builds the 84R with infused-vinyl ester resin and high-density structural foam. The high density allows for higher temperature resistivity and improved thermal and acoustic insulation. Crosslink carbon is used in high-stress areas. Stringers, cross frames, and bulkheads are cored with foam. Special attention is paid to reducing sound and vibration and techniques include isolation barriers, reflective, absorptive, and dampening materials, air pockets and flexible and isolation mounts. Bulkheads are watertight and marine-grade aluminum beams are used to support the decks, walls, and overheads. The Ocean Alexander 84R is painted with epoxy-based primers and Alexseal polyurethane, which Ocean Alexander says has better gloss and color retention than gelcoat. 

Engines and Related Systems. The Ocean Alexander 84R standard power is twin MAN® 1,650-horsepower V-12 diesel engines with alarm systems for high-water temperature and low oil pressure. Ocean Alexander offers optional MAN® 1900-horsepower V-12 diesel engines. The engines are installed on stainless-steel mounts. Ocean Alexander uses automated computerized Delta-T intake/exhaust fans with variable frequency drives to push/pull air through the machinery spaces. Ducts have water-separating and fire dampers installed with manual/automatic triggering systems. Adjustable/reversible Delta T fans for the engine exhaust are installed in the superstructure instead of the hull sides. This maximizes protection against water penetration to the motors and minimizes salt spray into the engine room. The two generators are Kohler 32 kW installed on vibration-dampening mounts. 

Fuel System. Fuel capacity of the Ocean Alexander 84R is 2,370-gallons (8,971 L). There are sight gauges on the twin tanks, which are made from 4.5mm (1.8”) thick, 5052 aluminum and have high and low alarm systems. The boat has Racor fuel-water separators with Y-valves for the generator and a Gulfcoast fuel polishing system. 

Water and Waste Systems. The holding tank system is an ECOMar with a capacity of 600 gallons (2,271 L) per day. The Ocean Alexander 84R is equipped with automatic bilge pumps with manual and automatic switches in each space that is divided by watertight bulkheads. A Sea Recovery water-making system is rated at 1,400 gallons (5,300 L) per day.

Electrical Systems. The 24-volt electrical system has AC outlets throughout the boat with GFI circuit protection in appropriate areas. Also, the boat is protected with ELCI Octoplex breakers. The engine batteries have isolation switches and all of the batteries on board are AGM. Shore power receptacles have Iso-Boost 2 x 100-amp cords with a master cable-retracting system. The boat is equipped with a 100-amp battery charger. The Ocean Alexander 84R has full bonding and grounding. 

Octoplex NMEA 2000 Network. Monitors AC and DC power sources for voltage, frequency, and amperage and provides visual and audio alerts. The touchscreen monitor is user-reconfigurable and can be programmed for brown-out conditions through auto load-shedding, if necessary.

Air Conditioning. The Dometic chilled-water air conditioning system is rated for extreme tropical climates and has reverse-cycle heating. There’s a dedicated system for the engine room and throughout the boat, where possible, the air exits from ceiling panels hidden from view. Ocean Alexander says this shortens the length of the ducting system, improving efficiency and speed of cooling by more than 30 percent.

Options to Consider

  • Fully enclosed skylounge
  • Dual MAN 1900-horsepower V12 diesels

Warranty

Full warranty information on this brand coming soon.

Price

$7,390,000.00

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Observations

The Ocean Alexander Revolution Series is a bold departure from more traditional designs for Ocean Alexander that BoatTEST.com thinks consumers will like. Having the main salon, formal dining area, galley, and forward salon on the same level isn’t new, but Ocean Alexander carries it out intelligently, using cabinets to separate the areas without interrupting the flow.

It creates an excellent layout for entertaining and the extra-large windows make the boat feel larger than its 84’ (25.6 m) length, providing exceptional views. The plumb bow allows for extra space by carrying the beam forward. Finally, dual purposing the crew cabin as a “Beach Club” is a smart idea that adds to the boat’s versatility and BoatTEST.com projects that the skylounge will be a popular upgrade.