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Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht (2016-)

Brief Summary

Introduced at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and succeeding the 800 Long Range Motoryacht, the new Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht measures a length overall of an even 82’ (24.9 m) and a beam of 21’ (6.41 m). With an interior arrangement designed for comfort and functionality, the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht offers the livability of a home on the water and is a logical next step for cruisers, looking to move up both in size and the addition of crew service. With her rugged hull integrity and extended cruising capability, the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht has the ability to take her owner and guests virtually anywhere they want to go in classic nautical style.

Key Features

  • Cockpit with teak decking
  • Transom shower in recessed box with hot and cold water supply
  • Granite or corian countertops with stainless steel under mount sinks
  • FRP built-in swim platform with teak decking
  • Sports cockpit with storage hatch
  • Acoustically insulated stand-up engine room lined with sound absorbing material
  • U-shaped settee on raised platform


Length Overall 82'0"
Beam 21'0"
6.4 m
Dry Weight 180,000 lbs.
Draft 5’ 6”
1.67 m
Draft Up 5’ 6”
1.67 m
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A
Fuel Capacity 3,000 gal
Water Capacity 500 gal

Engine Options

Tested Engine Currently no test numbers
Std. Power 2 x John Deere 6135 750-hp
Opt. Power N/A

Captain's Report

Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht running

The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht measures at 82’ (24.9 m) and a beam of 21’ (6.41 m).

Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht

The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht from a starboard side view.

The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht weighs in at just under 180,000 lbs. (81,646 kg) and a draft of 5'6" (1.67 m). Powered by twin John Deere 6135 750-hp diesel engines with ZF transmissions, her 3,000 gallon (11,356 lts) fuel tank capacity puts coastal and blue water cruising destinations within comfortable reach along with long distance transits. Constructed to open Ocean Category "A", the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht is designed to endure wave heights of 18’ to 20’ and winds of over 40 knots.


With blue water yachting in mind, the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht affords her owner extending transiting capability and "fly in" flexibility. Whether for personal use or for charter, the berthing accommodations offer room for up to six overnight guests plus two crew and her master stateroom, with its king-sized bed, plenty of floor space and full head with plenty of floor space and an ensuite head and shower. The main deck salon common space and galley, with domestic-sized appliances, makes entertaining aboard the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht an ease for her crew with plenty of options for guests to gather. Meanwhile, her classic lines make her an appealing sight at any marina or anchorage, where the swim platform and boat deck ensure no limit to activities in the water.

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Starboard bow view of the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht underway.

Exterior Inspection and Features by Function


All Outer Reefs are constructed from solid hand-laid fiberglass below the waterline with PVC core sandwiched above the waterline and comprise Quiet Roll integrated spray rail system, which is specially designed and engineered to deflect water away from the hull. The resulting effect is a smoother and quieter motion than conventional spray rails, which reduces noise at anchor as well as underway.
The engine stringers are full longitudinal and athwartships length, and a full length keel extends below the running gear to protect them in the event of grounding. The rudders and struts are stainless steel with two Seatorque enclosed drive shaft systems. All deck and hull area hardware attachments are finished with solid lamination, no coring, and the salon windows are 3/8" tempered safety glass.

Cockpit, Aft Deck, and Side Decks.

With the exception of the foredeck, teak decking encompasses all of the weather deck areas as well as the swim platform. The platform extends from the aft cockpit and has a stainless steel removable swim ladder and 2"-316 stainless steel removable safety rails. There is a gate door from the swim platform into the cockpit and an FRP watertight door from the cockpit into the crew quarters. There is a shower box with both hot and cold water, and deck scuppers in the cockpit are piped out through the transom at the boot stripe. Two 100 Amp cable masters are located in the cockpit with 75' of cable and the space is lit for courtesy with LED lighting.

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Plan view of the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht showing the cockpit, swim platform, aft deck and side decks shaded, representing the areas in teak.

The aft deck has bench seating against the transom facing forward, with storage beneath. Seating is covered in Sunbrella fabric facing a high-gloss teak dining table, where chairs are placed facing aft and to the sides to comfortably provide meals for up to six guests. Access to the salon is via FRP sliding doors with window inserts at the top and bottom and the boat deck by a staircase. The 110 Amp shore power inlets along with electronic aft station engine controls for docking are located in the aft deck. The space is shaded by the boat deck with four heavy-duty stainless steel supports.

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The aft deck of the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht, showing her teak decks, forward facing bench seat, high-gloss teak dining table, overhead cover from the boat deck, and stainless steel structural supports.

The side decks access both the port and starboard weathertight doors, stepping up to the wheelhouse, in addition to the Portuguese bridge, and comprise three 3/8" tempered glass picture windows into the salon on each side. There are stainless steel handrails along the decks and 316 stainless overhead safety rails at the side steps. Two sets of 316 stainless steel spring-line chocks are on each side, along with four stainless hawser holes with cleats. The side decks are each lit with a total of 12 lights, four LED courtesy along the walkway, and eight LED overheads. The fuel fill fittings are located on each side, recessed into the bulkhead.

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The 820 Cockpit Motoryacht side deck, showing teak deck, salon picture windows, stainless hawser, and illumination.

Portuguese Bridge.

Between the pilothouse and the foredeck is a Portuguese bridge accessed by either side with the deck molded with teak decking and a 316 stainless handrail atop the bridge. There is an FRP hinged door, which allows access to the foredeck . The bridge is lit by three LED courtesy lights. There is storage in the aft face of the bulkhead with locker doors.


Molded in FRP non-skid decking, the foredeck hosts a forward facing bench seat just in front of the Portuguese bridge and is fully recessed within the bulwarks. There is a 316 stainless steel, CE-approved skylight egress hatch from the VIP berth, and there are deck lockers forward on either side of the anchor platform, finished in white epoxy. Foot switches for the Maxwell VWC Windlass 4000, which raises and lowers the 105 lb. plow-type anchor, are located aft of the starboard deck locker. The hydraulic anchor is raised by 350' of 1/2" high test chain, through the stainless anchor chute and roller. There is a fresh/salt water washdown system for the chain and anchor. The 316 stainless steel rails on the bulwarks increase in width and height moving forward and are supported by 316 stainless stanchions. To port and starboard are two stainless hawser holes each with stainless cleats. Three LED courtesy lights illuminate the foredeck, and there is a 110v AC outlet for electrical power needs. The deck drains are plumbed down to the boot stripe in order to prevent streaking on the hull.

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Overhead view of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht showing the Portuguese bridge and foredeck.

Flybridge and Boat Deck.

Shielded by a Venturi windscreen with stainless steel rails, the full-beam Flybridge is accessed from the courtesy lit stairs from the pilothouse below. The helm is positioned on the centerline with companion Stidd helm seats, and the molded electronics console contains all appurtenant navigation instruments and Glendinning electronic engine controls.

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Flybridge showing helm station with Stidd seats and navigation electronics.

There are L-shaped settees in both the port and starboard quarters of the bridge with Sunbrella furniture fabric for cushions and high-gloss teak (optional) tables at each. The bridge is lit by six overhead LED lights recessed in the FRP hardtop. There are five Aquasignal navigation lights in accordance with the Navigation Rules and a stainless steel mast housing the bow and anchor lights mounted to the hardtop. All additional external electronics such as radar, GPS related receivers and optional solar panels are mounted on the hardtop.
The boat deck is non-skid and is oversized to not only accommodate a tender, but to allow for sunbathing and entertaining. 316 stainless steel rails surround the deck. A 1,700-lb. aluminum davit is mounted to port, with a four way hydraulic control, rotating base, and 12' extension arm, allows ease in tender launch and retrieval. The staircase to the aft deck is located to starboard. There is an outdoor galley behind the starboard settee, containing a wash basin, refrigerator icemaker, and grill. Behind the port settee is a granite (optional) counter topped serving area as shown below – standard is storage with fiberglass hatches – counter is an optional feature. In both locations, there are cabinets with plenty of storage.

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Looking onto the flybridge from the boat deck at the optional granite countered serving area.

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Plan view showing the flybridge and boat deck.

Interior Inspection and Features by Function

The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht comes with an interior decor allowance of $60,000, which is for the purchase and installation of interior accessories, such as cushion fabric selections, bed covering, shams, pillows, carpets, furnishings, or any of the like provided by Outer Reef's in house designer. This is a helpful feature offered by Outer Reef in preparing a new yacht for cruise-ready status.

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The salon of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht looking aft. Note the optional trunk style coffee table and entertainment cabinet below the picture window aft to the right of the entry.

Main Deck Salon.

Entering the salon from the aft deck through the sliding door entrance, the interior spaces of the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht immediately present as well-appointed, and set up for long term occupancy or charter.

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The salon of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht looking forward.

Three fixed picture windows to port and starboard, which are 3/8" tempered safety glass and appointed by lamp sconces in between, bring natural light into the space. The vinyl headliner is offered with teak trim while the bulkheads are paneled in teak as well. The optional built-in L-shaped settee is to port and has a nautical trunk-style glass topped coffee table (also optional). The television is recessed in the aft cabinet beneath the picture window to port of the entry door. All cabinetry, doors and lockers are carpentered teak as well as the deck. All standard furniture is loose laid and also provided from the decor allowance, and there is a wet bar forward to starboard with glass paneled cabinetry above. There are 12 overhead LED lights, with two two-way dimmer switches, giving the salon a good amount of illumination. It is cooled by Cruisair air conditioning.


Two steps up from the salon moving forward is the galley, with its teak and holly sole, which boasts full sized appliances. Granite or Corian countertops and backsplash appoint the space with stainless steel under mount sinks, which have a chrome Grohe Europlus II faucet with pull-out spray. Eight LED overhead lights illuminate the area for meal preparation and serving, and like the salon, all cabinetry and carpentry finish is teak. There is a breakfast bar attached to the galley counter facing forward, and the cabinets and utensil storage are provided above and below the countertops and have push button latches. The galley also has its own air conditioning zone. Two 110 volt AC outlets are provided for portable appliances, and the fixed GE Monogram Package includes:

• 36" counter depth side by side refrigerator to starboard

• 24" dishwasher with stainless steel interior

• 30" built-in microwave

• 30" electric (gas optional) stove and oven to port

• 15" trash compactor

• Sink garbage disposal

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The 820 Cockpit Motoryacht’s galley showing the breakfast bar in the foreground, looking toward the pilothouse. Note staircase to the flybridge to starboard.

The island is made of teak with abundant cabinets and storage with a granite or Corian top surface and makes for an inviting gathering spot.

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The 820 Cockpit Motoryacht’s galley looking aft from the island. Note full-sized refrigerator freezer in optional teak veneer to starboard and cooktop and oven to port. The door aft to starboard is the day head.

Day Head.

To starboard located between the salon and the galley is the day head which contains a Headhunter 24-volt toilet, granite countertop with a white Kohler under mounted sink with a chrome Grohe single lever faucet, a ventilator blower and one 110 volt AC outlet. The head is appointed in teak from the sink cabinetry to the framed mirror and door, with a teak and holly sole.


The Pilothouse is heavily appointed in teak, from the deck to the paneled bulkheads and doors to all cabinetry, providing an inviting nautical feel. There is asettee on a raised platform with a table against the port bulkhead. The helm is on the centerline, and the captain's chair is a Stidd helm seat, model 500-N, with an Outer Reef custom wood destroyer wheel controlling the Teleflex hydraulic power assist steering system. The Glendinning electronic engine controls, bow and stern thruster control, generator controls, electronics, navigational chart displays, engine display screens, and video monitors are positioned across the main console, which is clean and uncluttered, with a navigation chart table just to starboard.

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The pilothouse of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht.

There are nine overhead LED lights and two LED red night lights with a rheostat. Overhead, above the five 1/2" clear tempered glass windscreen panels are additional ship's service information systems to include a ships light and bilge operation display. The windscreens have stainless steel Exalto dual speed self-parking windshield wipers with wash down sprayers. All main electrical panels for AC and DC loads are located in the pilot house, which is also cooled by its own air conditioning zone. As previously noted, there are weathertight doors to both port and starboard, accessing the side decks.

Accommodations Below Deck

There is a curved teak staircase from the pilothouse, leading down to the lower deck accommodation spaces, which is carpeted. It is lit with five LED courtesy lights. Beneath the staircase is a cabinet storage area large enough to house a marine stackable washer/dryer unit. There is also storage under the first two steps of the lower stairwell along with a Nutone central vacuum system outlet under the first step. The stairwell is walled with teak as is the carpeted hallway below.

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Optional laundry space beneath staircase.

Master Stateroom.

Encompassing the entire 21’ (6.41 m) of the beam of the yacht, the master stateroom is positioned amidships at the nearest point to the center of gravity. It boasts a king-sized bed, with a 7" layered foam mattress, sofa, six built-in cabinets, and two fully accessible cedar lined walk-in closets, with automatic interior lights.

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The master stateroom of the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht.

With appointed teak carpentry throughout to include crown molding above, the stateroom is well lit by nine LED overhead lights with rheostats and four CE approved port lights to allow for the entry of natural light. There is drawer storage and LED rope lighting under the bed. The cabin enjoys its own thermostat, three 110 volt outlets, internal telephone outlet, TV outlet, chrome reading lights, and six LED overhead lights. The master head is entered to port, runs athwartships, and is situated aft of the stateroom and forward often engine space.

Master Head.

The master head has a full-sized ventilated shower with a clear tempered glass door and a Grohe Relaxa Plus chrome pulsator telephonic shower head. A tub is optional. The lavatory countertop and encasing are Granite with two white Kohler under-mounted sinks and chrome Grohe center-set single lever faucets. The deck is teak and holly, and beneath the sink is storage. The head is lit with five LED overhead lights. The water closet and shower are in their own compartment to starboard, and the toilet a Headhunter 24-volt marine electric flush toilet with sanitary hose for all discharge plumbing.

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The master head showing granite countertops, sink, and optional tub.

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The master head showing a separate compartment for the toilet and shower.

VIP Stateroom and Head.

To forward is the VIP guest cabin, which has a tapered queen-sized bed with a 7" layered foam mattress with teak storage drawers beneath. There are two steps on each side of the bed for ease in access. Above the bed is a stainless steel CE-approved skylight egress hatch with a Shoji screen. Typical to the yacht, the cabin is appointed in teak with two hanging lockers to port and starboard. Reading lamps are recessed in the overhead, and five LED overhead lights with rheostat illuminate the cabin, along with accent rope lighting under the bed. A separate thermostat, internal telephone outlet, and two 110-volt AC outlets appoint the berthing.

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The VIP stateroom.

The VIP cabin enjoys its own en suite head with ventilated shower. The VIP head is located to starboard, just aft of the VIP stateroom, has granite countertops, a Headhunter 24-volt marine electric flush toilet, and a clear glass shower door.

Guest Cabin and Head.

The guest cabin consists of two twin berths with 7" layered mattresses, overhead storage, rope lighting beneath the beads and its own en suite head with full-sized shower. As with the other cabins, the deck is teak holly with teak carpentry. It enjoys overhead LED lighting, two port lights, and its own climate controls. The head provides the same appointments of the VIP head, to include granite countertops, only slightly smaller in size.

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The guest cabin of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht.

The accommodations in the berthing deck make the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht well-suited and laid out as both a full-time live aboard as well as a yacht for charter. The living spaces are separate from the gathering areas of the galley and salon due to the pilothouse access and day head, allowing guests plenty of privacy when below deck.

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Deckplan of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht’s staterooms and accommodation spaces.

Crew Accommodations.

Creature comforts for the crew are surprisingly well-equipped on the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht with a two berth cabin, galley, and head located in the aft section of the yacht beneath the aft cockpit. With carpentry like that found throughout the yacht, the stateroom hosts two traverse berths, one twin- and one queen-sized, with storage drawers beneath and one hanging locker with an automatic interior light and has access to the transom. The galley has an L-shaped settee with table and appliances provided to avoid the necessity of utilizing the main galley, to include an undercounted refrigerator, 24" electric cooktop, and 30" built-in convection microwave oven. TV outlet, internal telephone, and electrical outlets allow the crew quarters to be stand-alone from the rest of the yacht, thereby ensuring comfort for the crew. The head boasts the same appointments as the guest head, to even include granite or Corian countertops.

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The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht’s crew spaces.

Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht

The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht’s crew spaces.

Engine Room, Mechanicals, and Tankage.

With full standing headroom, the engine room of the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht is acoustically insulated and sound proofed. Housing two John Deere 6135 750 horsepower diesel engines with ZF transmissions, two Northern Lights 25 kW generators with sound shields, Cruisair chilled water air conditioning, and the space is centrally located amidships and accessed from the crew quarters. The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht has ABT Trac 38 horsepower bow and stern thrusters and ABT Trac 259 stabilizers with 7.5 sq. ft. fins. Seatorque enclosed drive shaft systems and Nibral propellers make up her running gear and tankage includes 500 gallons (1,893 L) fresh water and 250 gallons (946 L) black water, along with her 3,000 gallon (11,356 L) fuel capacity.

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The engine room of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht.

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Deckplan view of the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht showing engines (center).

Performance and Handling

We have not yet tested the boat, but plan to in the near future. Stay tuned for a full performance and handling report.

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The Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht underway at cruising speed.


With its classic lines and robust nautical appointments throughout, the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht is a logical step for anyone seeking a crew maintained private yacht, which is also well-suited for charter, while still staying under 100 feet. Contrary to many contemporary yachts, which stray from the nautical theme both inside and out, the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht maintains the tradition of what true yachtsmen expect in a top quality motor yacht. With plenty of space to entertain, relax and even live aboard, the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht, with its extended range capability, is a versatile option for both seasoned cruisers and first time buyers alike.

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