The new Ocean Alexander 74’ has tasteful contemporary nautical styling and will fit in easily any place in the world. Her design should stand the test of time and be as good-looking in 15 years as she is today. Ocean Alexander is a large Taiwan yard that has been building motoryachts for over 30 years. Its boats are designed by Seattle naval architect Ed Monk, Jr., who is a prolific designer with hundreds of commercial and recreational boats to his credit. (See our profile.) Currently the company is building about 10 models from 54’ trawlers to 130’ megayachts. It is emerging as one of the world’s major builders of production motoryachts and deserves, in our opinion, a place at the table with other builders in the top-tier motoryacht category. As you can see in the photo above, Ocean Alex has rejected the radical Italian design look in their new motoryachts, choosing instead to build more traditional-looking yachts that are also clearly contemporary in their exterior lines. Having said that, the builder has recently introduced a design of the 74 with three large vertical rectangular portlights in the master for owners who want a bit more Viareggio in their boat.