Ocean Alexander 90′ Motoryacht Madness, The Strong Silent Type
Owning a yacht is about getting away from the outside world, and most yachts are alluring in this aspect, but the Ocean Alexander 90’ Motoryacht “Madness” is built to be silent, strong, and safe- so you can completely let go in confidence. The extent of naval engineering, craftsmanship, and refinement involved in an Ocean Alexander Motoryacht is difficult to quantify in mere specifications and measurements. Madness is an exceptional example of graceful bearing and obvious splendor that can only be experienced in person, but we will attempt to translate this into words.
“Ocean Alexanders are designed to cruise the Pacific on the west coast, so they’re extremely sturdy,” says HMY Yacht Sales Professional Arthur Grin. Grin earned his degree in maritime mechanical engineering in the Netherlands where he was born and raised. “[West coast cruisers] go from rock to rock, while [east coast cruisers] go from dock to dock, so everything is heavier duty. For example, the anchor bulkhead is a collision bulkhead. Qualities like these keep the interior a lot drier, you never have water weeping through, and you know you and your guests are safe.”
With an LOA actually over 90 feet and a generous beam of 22 feet, Madness’ muscular stature resists roll with ease and can shoulder her way through a seaway. Her listed displacement of 208,000 pounds is a testament to Ocean Alexander’s strenuous efforts to eliminate excess weight to keep her “Bahamas Friendly” with a draft of 5’ 6” to 6’ 0″ without compromising strength and stability. She offers the same Ed Monk Jr. 88′ hull design like the current 90′ Ocean Alexander models, and her stabilizers were upgraded by experienced owners in order to improve stability and seaworthiness in offshore conditions.
Attention to sound absorption while underway sets an Ocean Alexander Motoryacht apart, with multiple insulation barriers and watertight bulkheads contributing to low decibel readings in all occupied spaces. With twin 1500-horsepower MTU 10V 2000 M93s, you should feel vibration through your feet- but don’t, making the ride not only quiet, but comfortable as well.
Waiting for a drawbridge in the ICW is a breeze, as the Ocean Alexander 90’ is equipped with bow and stern thrusters run by a hydraulic system off the engines, so overheating is also not a concern as with electric thrusters. For a captain bent on using gears alone, with a combination of large props and a big 3.0:1 reduction ratio, gear engagements bite instantly to really move the boat, while reducing vibration due to slower turning props.
A sprawling teak swim platform guides you up port and starboard steps to the aft lounge area, comfortably seating eight adult guests at custom high-gloss teak tables while entertaining with a wet bar, wine glass rack, U-line refrigerator, and 40” flat screen HD TV.
Her generously proportioned side decks provide plenty of leeway and security with steel railings shaped to fit the human hand, but once you step inside you’ll see that this doesn’t come at a cost to interior spaciousness.
Step onto the recently replaced plush padded carpet to be greeted with large windows with roman blinds and high-gloss Sapelli wood paneling encapsulating two custom sofas, silk upholstered slipper chairs, and a 60” HD TV on an electronic lift.
Elegant dining awaits around a custom-made cherry burl wood table for eight, opened up with beveled glass wall mirrors and frosted with a crystal chandelier.
Besides Baltic Brown granite countertops and an Ann Sacks “Oceanside Profile” glass mosaic tile floor, this galley comes fitted with the world’s finest marques: a Sub-Zero® full-size refrigerator and freezer, a Miele 5-burner cooktop, a Miele professional dishwasher, a Wolf Professional Series convection oven, an extra deep Kohler 2-compartment sink, a Broan trash compactor, and a 12’ Broan wine cooler.
A U-shaped upholstered dinette with a large granite hi-low table seats 8, and both the settee and galley feature an HD Samsung TV.
Drenched in high-gloss teak, the helm station seats three, to be kept company by an L-shaped lounge, a day head, a wet bar, a U-Line refrigerator with icemaker, and a U-Line 20 bottle wine cooler.
Care to grill? Aft of the pilothouse on Ocean Alexander 90′ Madness is a grilling station with a stainless steel grill, wet bar, seating, and easily maintained fiberglass deck and tables. This deck features a Portugese walk-around configuration, in which two sliding doors open forward to allow guests access to a safe breezeway forward of the helm station. If you’d prefer the ocean breeze to air conditioning, forward sliding doors and both aft portholes fully open to create an open bridge environment. The same upper deck has ample space for a yacht tender and a jet ski.
Venture down the spiral staircase to intricate marble, granite and stainless-steel inlay in the master foyer- a triumph of craftsmanship meant to last for generations. Select a bottle from the under-counter wine storage and beverage refrigerator to retire to the master stateroom’s double-door entry foyer, an uncommon touch for yachts this size.
Extending across the full beam, the master suite’s particular advantages include a precision-engineered Grohe multihead walk-through shower with marble benches and translucent frameless glass doors, backlit locker drawers, two Headhunter Superbowl toilets, and a built-in safe. From book-matched woods to inlaid marble and fine German hardware, it’s filled with perfectionist detail.
With three additional staterooms, each with a private head, draped in custom designer appointments and engineered for comfort, your VIP guests will notice the quiet, the lustrous woods, and the abundance of space for their belongings.