Just by looking at the 2016 Ocean Alexander 70e, you’d never guess it’s the “baby” in this builder’s line-up of motor yachts. But it is; at 70’6” LOA and weighing in at 78,000 pounds, the 70e is notably smaller than models like the 78 Motoryacht or the 86 Pilothouse, much less Ocean Alexander’s 155 Megayacht. The 70e is, however, the newest model from this builder. And as the newest yacht in the line it incorporates a huge number of advancements and design changes that Ocean Alexander has put into practice on the many different boats its built through the years. Hence the “e” in its name, which stands for evolution. Want to see just what that means, first-hand? Join boats.com Managing Editor John Burnham as he takes a brief look around the 70e, both inside and out.
We really wish we could have taken this yacht off the dock (it was thoroughly blocked in, at the Palm Beach International Boat Show), especially considering that rather exciting performance Burnham mentioned. Most 70-footers simply can’t hit speeds like these. Part of this is due to design, but part is also due to Ocean Alexander’s unusual construction techniques. This builder uses touches like unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcements, aluminum I-beams, and 3D computer modeling.
Then, there’s the yacht’s luxury to consider. You can see it in the video’s interior shots, from the galley to the staterooms. Any you can see it in the thickly-upholstered vinyl chairs and seats on the flybridge. But also be sure to click back to 0:50, hit pause, and spend a moment looking at the engine room—even down here the detail work and fit and finish are excellent.
You say you just happen to be looking for a 70-foot motor yacht at the moment? The 70e looks rather interesting? You can’t resist hitting “play” just one more time… can you?
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