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The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht is all about entertainment both in exterior and interior areas of the upper decks. The sky lounge has a wet bar and day head, with a larger wet bar and a large electric grill just aft on the bridge. There's a Portuguese bridge, and an added lounging area at the bow, plus the usual dining/lounging areas aft. Twin Kohler® 55 kW generators, twin remote-control winches and bow anchors, chilled water AC and bow and stern thrusters are among the many standard features.

Key Features

  • Flybridge with a wet bar, dining for 8, and a sun pad
  • The salon and dining room offers a TV, AV systems, wet bar with wine cooler, and an icemaker
  • Sky lounge with bar with refrigerator, large LCD TV, settee and table, and a day head
  • Full-beam master stateroom includes a king-size berth and a nightstand
  • His-and-hers master head
  • Powered by twin 1920-hp MTU® 12V2000 engines
  • Standard twin Kohler® 55 kW generators
Length Overall 100’ 8''
30.70 m
Beam 23’ 0''
7.01 m
Dry Weight 220,264 lbs.
99,910 kg
Tested Weight 237,588 lbs.
107,768 kg
- Draft Up 5’ 6''
1.68 m
- Draft Down 6’ 5''
1.68 m
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom
Max Headroom N/A
Bridge Clearance
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 4,000 gal.
15,142 L
Water Capacity 650 gal.
2,461 kg
Length on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A

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.

Std. Power 2 x 1920-hp MTU 12V2000
Tested Power 2 x 1920-hp MTU 12V2000
Opt. Power Not Available

Captain's Report

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht profile shot
The new Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht is offered in either an open flybridge, or skylounge version.

General Construction

The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht is fiberglass which has been coated with a polyurethane paint and epoxy-based primers. This gives the yacht its high gloss and long-lasting color retention. This process also minimizes maintenance and eliminate gel coat oxidation.

Lamination. Hull sides and the superstructure have high-density structural foam coring and the hull has solid fiberglass infusion lamination. This same high-density foam is also found in the stringer system throughout the yacht. Cross-knit directional carbon fiber is used in high stress areas for added structural integrity and torsional strength.

Sound and vibration are reduced through various methods to provide a quiet and comfortable ride. Bulkheads have multiple insulation barriers with sound reflective materials, air pockets and flexible isolation mounts. Ocean Alexander tells us that these techniques result in noise level reductions producing sound readings that well exceed ISO-6954 standards. Marine-grade aluminum beams under all decks and ceilings provide greater rigidity, reduce weight, and eliminate creaking underway, or as guests walk about the yacht.
Being an ocean-going yacht, particular attention has also been paid to preventing water intrusion. For example, all windows are frameless, and all bulkheads are weather-tight.

Interior Decking. Solid wood floor planks, matching interior wood selection, custom made for Ocean Alexander with spans of over 8', are used in interiors with exception of the crew area. (There, Amtico is used for ease of cleaning and economical replacement.) Outside, solid old-growth teak is used on floor with intricate edging showing off Ocean Alexander’ craftsmanship.

Special Flooring. Because changes in humidity and temperature in the harsh marine environment, particularly when shipping from southern to northern latitudes can easily warp interior wood decks, Ocean Alexander has a proven solution. Where teak is not used, Ocean Alexander employs special laminated wood made in the US by Saroyan Company at its state-of-the-art plant in Kentucky. This composite has a top solid wood surface with the same wear capacity as solid ¾’’ wood flooring. It uses 9 layers of European birch assembled in a cross-grain direction with a top layer of exotic hardwood to match the interior of the boat.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht model configurations
Choose from either the open or the skylounge configurations of the 100 Motoryacht.

Features Inspection

Main Deck

The designs of Evan K. Marshal are ever present in this traditional configuration, with a single level deck running from the salon to the head of the galley. From there, it’s up two steps to the casual gathering and dining area forward. Ocean Alexander allows personalizing the décor to match an owner's preference with a generous allowance that also covers the bedspreads and soft goods. Let’s explore each of these areas in greater detail.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht main deck
The main deck is a single level from the cockpit to the galley. There are two steps up to the wood decking of the forward dinette, galley bar and helm. Note the day head opposite the galley and near the helm.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht aft deck
The aft deck is huge and not only includes remarkably spacious U-shaped seating but also a bar area. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography

Salon and Dining

The 100 Motoryacht offers formal dining for eight while still being able to maintain a huge salon for gathering and entertaining. To starboard are both a wet bar and a day head, both within close proximity to the salon and dining areas. Electric shades from Hunter Douglas are over the windows.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht side windows
A large emphasis was placed on natural light with massive side windows. Elegant soffit treatments overhead complement the wood and marble of the décor below. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht dining area
With the skylounge configuration, an interior winding staircase is added to the starboard side of the dining area.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht salon
With the salon in close proximity to the formal dining area, Ocean Alexander created an easy transition when dinner calls. Clever frameless windows with aluminum-beam engineering allow for some of the largest windows in class. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

Galley

The galley in the 100 is quite unusual for a motoryacht of nearly any size. First of all it is quite large. Secondly, it has been design so that the galley can be isolated from the rest of the yacht in the traditional fashion -- or, can be used as a "country kitchen" with an adjacent raised bar and dinette. In this configuration, the owner and guests might be welcome in the galley for breakfast or a quick lunch.No matter if the the galley is strictly for staff or for guests as well, it will easily accommodate the needs of a master chef to create gourmet meals. It has a large stand-up refrigerator/freezer, wine cooler, 4-burner stove top, deep sink, dishwasher and pantry cabinets. All paneling and cabinetry are solid wood. Perspicuus Lux Lucis granite countertops provide ample room for food prep. Decking is White Aurora marble.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht galley
The galley is among the most elegant we’ve seen on any yacht and accommodates even the most demanding chef. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

Brand Names Count. Veteran large motoryacht owners know that while there may be some minor bragging rights with exotic, terribly expensive "high-status" brand names in kitchen appliances -- when they go on the fritz, there is rarely authorized service nearby. That is why Ocean Alexander has carefully selected all appliances to be both high-quality and widely distributed around the world. The sink is Franke Professional Series with a Whirlpool garbage disposal. There’s a 30" (76.2 cm) Thermador electric cooktop and matching oven. The refrigerator/freezer is Sub-Zero. An additional freezer is located forward of the dinette. A 24” (61 cm) Viking microwave resides over the range. A 24" (61 cm) Fisher & Paykel dishwasher takes care of the cleanup, as does a 15” (38 cm) Whirlpool trash compactor.

Casual Dining

Forward of the galley, and adjacent to the lower helm, is a more relaxed dining area that will probably be used mostly by the owner and family when guests are not aboard. This may even used by guests for an informal breakfast or a quick lunch between other activities. When owners or guests are not aboard, the crew will be happy to use it for all three meals instead of their tight facilities in the crew quarters below.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht dinette
A walkthrough to the forward dinette allows quick lunches to be served from the galley. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

Helm

Evan Marshal also designed both of the helm stations for the Ocean Alexander 100 with cues taken from the builder's much larger 120 model. It incorporates a “floating” display pod and matching wood/Ultraleather. A weather-tight pantograph door to starboard provides access to the sidedeck from the lower helm. The electric helm seat is a Stidd.With the flying bridge version this helm station will likely only be used in adverse weather. In the skylounge version this helm station will be eliminated and can be converted into a desk or more storage space.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht helm
The helm features a “floating” display pod with all displays integrated. The beauty of this design is that the supports for the pod can be raised or lowered depending on the needs of the captain.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht gathering area
The forward lounge in the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht can be used for a number of different purposes from a sunrise breakfast to an after hours cocktail nook -- and sightseeing in between. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

Bridge Deck

The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht is offered with an upper deck in a choice of two configurations, open or skylounge -- with each having its own distinct advantages depending on how the yacht is to be used. Both will have an included 15’ (4.6 m) tender with a 70-hp outboard on the aft boat deck which will be launched/retrieved by a 2,500 lb. (1,134 kg) hydraulic davit. Both versions also include a four-person lighted Jacuzzi in a custom fiberglass enclosure.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht open bridge
The open bridge includes the same three-across helm seating, but now exposed to the elements -- and the fresh, salt air. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht flying bridge
In the open configuration the flying bridge is exposed to the elements providing fresh air and sunshine.

In the open configuration, as the name implies, the guests receive the benefit of an exceeding large amount of deck space. This provides Ocean Alexander with the freedom to add plenty of entertainment features, such as a wet bar, table seating for eight and a Jacuzzi, along with room for storing a tender or watercraft, all while barely impeding on the roomy atmosphere. Access is from the aft deck via a fiberglass staircase.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht open configuration
In the “open configuration” the focus is on maximizing space for moving about while still being able to take advantage of individual gathering areas.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht tender
Whether the tender faces forward or athwartships, when launched at anchor or in the harbor, there’s still plenty of room for deck chaise lounges for sun bathing.

For the Skylounge version, Ocean Alexander again relied on yacht designer Evan K. Marshal. The result is a true second salon with an elevated view and a high level of luxury, complete with a wet bar and day head. A second access to this deck runs from the formal dining area into the enclosed skylounge allowing a transition while remaining protected from the elements.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht upper deck
The skylounge version encloses a good portion of the upper deck, in effect creating a “penthouse” on the water.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht skylounge layout
The enclosed skylounge keeps the helm and guests protected in a climate controlled environment. A smaller dinette and wet bar are still present and a second day head has been added. This arrangement has the advantage of also providing outdoor seating.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht views
While remaining enclosed, the skylounge still offers excellent views of the surroundings and the ability to easily get out into the fresh air through sliding doors aft.

Accommodations Deck

The lower decks are accessed from stairs in the salon that lead to a central marble foyer. Custom-designed stone is all water-jet cut and include stainless steel inserts for durability. All bulkheads in the hallway are fabric covered. The mattresses are innerspring with independent his/hers construction to ensure "disturb-free movement" during sleep.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht accomodations
The accommodations are in the forward half of the lower deck and all staterooms are accessed from a central foyer and passageway. All staterooms are ensuite with separate stall showers.

Head Compartments. All staterooms on the 100 Motoryacht are ensuite. The countertops in the heads are all Svevo marble with china sinks, and floors are Ancient Crepito marble for all but the master head, which gets a separate treatment. The showers compartments are seamless fiberglass with one-piece crystal clear glass doors with stainless steel hinges fastened to granite frames. These doors are custom made for Ocean Alexander and provide superior transparency and reflectiveness. Also, “minimalist and transparent water strips” provide a unique “Crystal Shower” unique to Ocean Alexander.

Master Stateroom

As expected, the 100 Motoryacht features a full-beam master, and in the version shown here Ocean Alexander installed the popular “his and hers” head arrangement separated by a common shower. What makes this dual bathroom both possible and practical is the fact that there is a large, walk-in closet for madam to port and an adequate hanging locker for the man of the cabin to starboard.
This stateroom is entered through double doors and has a chest of drawers to port and a love seat and more storage to starboard. Like virtually everything else in the boat most of what is seen in both the drawings and in the images can be modified or changed to suit an individual's desires.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht
The master stateroom has a center-mounted king-sized berth. A single shower separates twin heads. Counters and flooring are White Aurora marble.

The king size berth is center mounted for minimum discomfort from ships movement. The same electric shades from the salon and formal dining areas are also present here in the master where there are six large vertical hull side windows which provide spectacular views when underway.

Special Windows. Custom engineered windows are fabricated from sandwiched glass and aluminum beams creating the strength required of ocean rated vessels along with increasing light and visibility. The same technology in the master bath greatly increase window visibility over the previous portlight designs.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht master stateroom
The master offers elegance in a relaxing atmosphere. The door to the right leads to one of the twin heads. Notice the handcrafted nightstands and match-booked veneers. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht cabinetry
Cabinetry lies to the starboard side, a desk and chair is to port just beneath the hull-side windows. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

On-Deck Master Stateroom

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht on deck master
Shown is the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht’s on-deck master stateroom.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht facing forward
The on-deck master facing forward. The surrounding windows bring in an abundance of light into the stateroom.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht master tv
If the owner wants to relax, he/she can close the blinds and retract the flat screen TV downwards.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht master head
Here is the on-deck master’s head compartment, entered from double-doors.

Forward VIP

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht vip layout
The forward VIP offers a queen berth and vanity along with the expected cedar hanging locker and ensuite head with separate shower. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

At the bow, the VIP encompasses the expected quality woodwork and level of luxury demanded of the Ocean Alexander shipyard. A queen berth is fixed on the centerline of the hull. A hanging locker to starboard is cedar lined with a vanity or desk adjacent. To port is a modest head with walk-in shower.It is important to note that this stateroom has been moved back from the forepeak of the boat and has good walk-around access to the queen bed on three sides.

Guest Staterooms

Between the master and VIP staterooms are two guest staterooms with twin berths that convert to queens. All countertops are Chiampo Blue marble.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht guest staterooms
Twin guest staterooms are virtual mirrors of one another. Both include twin berths that convert to queens. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

Crew Accommodations

Crew quarters on the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht are large and comfortable. With such an emphasis placed on chartering, an equal amount of emphasis needed to be placed on where, and how, to berth the crew.The crew quarters are located just abaft the engine room in the stern of the boat which we have found to be the best place on this size boat. The captain gets a queen-sized berth with an ensuite head. This is ideal, particularly for the husband/wife teams of captain and chef. Two additional crew staterooms can sleep three more crew, with a single berth to port and bunk beds in the starboard cabin. Both share a head which is up against a separate crew galley/dining area.The size of these crew quarters in on the large size, which is commendable. The location at the stern and access to the swim platform gives the crew a place to hang out when the day's chores are done without bothering the guests or owners.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht crew quarters
The crew quarters accommodates 5 in three staterooms. It also includes a separate galley/dining area from the main deck.
Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht crew quarter
One of the crew quarters with a head unit. Photo by D & K Yacht Photography.

Turn Key Delivery

Smaller boats have long touted the “turn key” feature to add to the attractiveness of the buyers experience. Sometimes this just includes bedding and towels, other times it adds dishes and cutlery. At Ocean Alexander it includes all of the above, plus full fuel tanks, all safety equipment (fenders, lines, throw ring, fire extinguishers…etc), a full spare parts package (bilge pumps, LED lights, zincs, filters, wiper blades, touch up paint, fuses, engine parts kit from CAT and Onan…etc.), a wheel puller for the propellers, a 10 man life raft, full china sets and cookware right down to the salt and pepper shakers, a toaster, electric mixer and measuring cup… just to name a few items.

Performance

As we depart, the bow and stern thrusters really proved their effectiveness and we were able to maneuver the 100 in the tight confines of our dock with little effort and soon we were on our way to open water. The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht has a LOA of 100’8” (30.70 m), a beam of 23’ (7.01 m) and a draft of 6’5” (1.96 m). With an empty weight of 220,264 lbs. (99,910 kg), 47% fuel, full water, and four people onboard we estimated our test weight at 237,588 lbs. (107,768 kg).

With the 1920-hp MTU 12v 2000s turning 50” (127 cm) x 43” (109.2 cm) props in slight tunnels, we reached a top speed of 22 kts at 2350 rpm. Her best economic cruise is subjective to whether she’s being operated at displacement or planing speed and the range is fairly linear throughout the power curve. That said, at the MTU recommended cruise setting of 80% load, we were running at 19.7 kts with a 147 gph fuel burn that produced a range of 482 nautical miles, while still holding back a 10% reserve of the boat’s 4,000 gallon (15,141 L) total fuel capacity.

Handling

As for her handling, I was most impressed with the 100’s turning capability. I mean this thing handles like a sportboat with tight turns and instantaneous responsiveness. I mean seriously… this is a 100’ (30 L) yacht with the same turning radius that we’ve seen in most express cruisers. She presented a dry ride during out tests at cruise speeds, but when slowed to displacement speed she did start to show some spray on the windshield when running through the chop. Her solid feel showed through, regardless of the direction we approached the seas, and her stabilizing fins did a great job of keeping us stabile without having to fight the boat. In other words, when we felt motion, the natural tendency to stabilize ourselves was not offset by the mechanics trying to stabilize the boat. It was remarkably comfortable.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht running
The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht reached a top speed of 22 knots at 2350 rpm with twin 1920-hp MTU engines during our test.

Observations

While clever engineering plays a big part in the roominess of the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht, she’s also more spacious because of her 23’ (7.01 m) beam. Clearly this ocean-going yacht can handle all sorts of activities, including entertaining a large crowd for both cocktail and dinner parties, as well as local sight-seeing day trips.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht (2017-) is 25.3 mph (40.7 kph), burning 193.00 gallons per hour (gph) or 730.5 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht (2017-) is 18.0 mph (29 kph), and the boat gets 0.21 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.09 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 745 miles (1198.96 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 1920-hp MTU 12V2000.

Marine Electronics

Autopilot Optional
GPS/Chart Optional
VHF Radio Optional

Systems

Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard

Galley

Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard

Exterior Features

Hardtop Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Wet bar Standard

Boats More Than 30 Feet

Bow Thruster Standard
Freezer Standard
Generator Standard
Oil Change System Standard
Trash Compactor Standard
Washer/Dryer Standard

Warranty

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Price

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
600 7.7 6.7 7.0 1.1 1.0 3934 3421 59
800 9.3 8.0 12.0 0.8 0.7 2775 2413 59
1000 10.2 8.8 18.0 0.6 0.5 2030 1765 60
1250 13.7 11.9 33.0 0.4 0.4 1495 1300 61
1500 15.7 13.7 53.0 0.3 0.3 1066 927 60
1750 18.0 15.7 87.0 0.2 0.2 745 648 65
2000 20.9 18.2 128.0 0.2 0.1 588 511 64
2150 22.7 19.7 147.0 0.2 0.1 555 482 65
2250 24.2 21.0 168.0 0.1 0.1 518 450 68
2350 25.3 22.0 193.0 0.1 0.1 472 410 67
RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
600 3421 6331 12.40 26.50 0.46 59
800 2413 4466 15.00 45.42 0.33 59
1000 1765 3267 16.40 68.14 0.24 60
1250 1300 2406 22.00 124.92 0.18 61
1500 927 1716 25.30 200.63 0.13 60
1750 648 1199 29.00 329.33 0.09 65
2000 511 946 33.60 484.53 0.07 64
2150 482 893 36.50 556.45 0.06 65
2250 450 834 38.90 635.95 0.06 68
2350 410 760 40.70 730.58 0.06 67

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.