My first look at the Ocean Alexander 68 Motoryacht left me with little doubt that this was a long range coastal cruiser that was clearly up to the task for which she was designed. Then I saw that she was designed by Ed Monk, Jr., who is one of yachting’s foremost motoryacht designers and has hundreds of successful designs powering everywhere around the world, both commercial and recreational. I could easily see a retirement package being carefully put to good use aboard this boat, and envisioned the different dynamics of guests that this boat lends itself to. I also discovered that there was an awful lot to like and very little that I didn’t like. When inspecting the details of this design I detect the experienced hand of Ed Monk everywhere and Ocean Alexander has done a superb job of the build.