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                                              “MERLION” 50 OCEAN ALEXANDER MK I

The Ocean Alexander Mark I is a timeless design by Ed Monk, and has somewhat of a cult status with the Pacific coast cruisers.

MERLION presents the opportunity to purchase a “turn-key” Mark I on the east coast where only a handful have been offered for sale in the last ten years (approx 100 were built). Owner recently brought her down from Connecticut for the season (Nov 2021).

Built with a solid fiberglass hull, Merlion has had her Engines & Fuel Tanks replaced, and her Naiads upgraded to Multi-Sea II system.

She also offers Bow & Stern Thrusters, New Windlass and a 12′ Carolina Skiff for a Tender.

Merlion is a proven Passagemaker ready for your inspection and to take you anywhere. She is being maintained and upgraded constantly. A detailed Maintenance Log & Ships Library are onboard.

  •   Owner reports : 1200 mile range @ 8.5 knots (1900rpm)


HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates.

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Current Price: $280,000
Year: 1979
Engine Model: 3208 N
Length: 50 ft
Gross Weight: --
Hull Material: --
State: VA
Draft: 4.5 ft
Fuel Capacity:
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Beam: 15.5 ft
Max Speed: 10 kn
City: Chesapeake
Country: US

Vessel Overview

Merlion is a three stateroom model with flybridge and CAT power.

The AFT COCKPIT can be accessed through a transom door, and is equipped with a Weber Grill & freshwater shower. Her Lazzerette is large enough for most all your cruising gear, and provides excellent access to Steering Gear and Stern Thruster.

SIDE DECKS are wide & covered making handling of lines easy and safe in foul weather, and her PORTUGUESE BRIDGE will be appreciated when going forward in any weather.

Merlion's PILOTHOUSE is air conditioned & furnished with an L shaped Dinette that converts to a private sleeping area for two. The Pilothouse provides direct access to the Salon - Side Decks - Flybridge  and all Staterooms. Headroom is 6'5"
  Merlion's FLYBRIDGE is accessed from the Aft Cockpit or directly from the Pilothouse. The large fixed aluminum framed top provides protection from the weather.

The BOATDECK is very large and will comfortably accommodate her Tender & Liferaft with plenty of room for tables, chairs and toys.

Merlion's SALON is designed with excellent visibility & natural lighting provided by ten large windows. Her furnishings are not built-in, so they can be easily changed if you desire to do so. The Salon is air conditioned and both doors leading to the aft deck are fitted with screens. Cabin sole is Parquet. Headroom is 6'8"

The MASTER STATEROOM is air conditioned & furnished with an island queen bed, night tables, drawers and hanging lockers and is accessed from the Salon or Pilothouse. Portlights provide natural lighting. The owners head is en-suite and accessed from the stateroom, and is equipped with a separate tub/shower. Headroom is 6'4"

The FWD STATEROOM has three berths with new cushions. There are portlights and an overhead deck hatch for natural light and ventilation. Storage in drawers and lockers. Headroom is 6'7"

The BUNKROOM is currently being used as a storage room/ workshop, but can be easily changed back to a third Guest Stateroom. Headroom is 6'3"
Both Guest Staterooms share the Guest Head.

Merlion's ENGINE ROOM is very well laid out and maintained (my favorite part of this vessel...see photos). ALL photos were taken at the time of the listing (Dec 2021).

Vitrifrigo dual voltage Refrigerator/Freezer (2020) Wine Refrigerator/Cooler (2021) Raritan Icemaker (2016) Corian Countertops/Sink and Faucet (2017) Princess 3 burner Electric Stove & Oven
Panasonic Microwave (2021) Toaster Oven
  • (2) Simrad NSS12 Plotters (2020)
  • Simrad Autopilot AP-22
  • Furuno 48 mile Radar
  • Furuno GPS Navigator
  • Furuno 406 EPIRB
  • Icom M-422 VHF with (2) Command Mics on Flybridge (2020)
  • Icom 502 VHF in Tender
  • Vesper XB-8000 AIS (2020)
  • Raymarine ST 40 Depth
  • Faria Engine Synchronizer
  • (2) Digital CAT Tachometers
  • Aft facing Camera with monitor in Pilothouse
  • Jabsco Searchlight with electric controls in Pilothouse & Flybridge
  • Davis Weather Station / Si-Tex DT-1 Water Temp
  • Sony Marine Stereo Receiver / Speakers throughout vessel
  • Pioneer 12 Disc CD Player
  • (2) TVs

  • Northern Lights 6kw Generator         5540 hrs total (500 hrs SMOH)
  • (2) 30 Amp Shorepower Inlets (120 volt)
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • Bonding System
  • Various Shorepower Cords
  •                   DC System is 12 volt           (exception is a 24 volt Bow Thruster)
  • (2) 105 amp Alternators
  • Xantrex 2000 watt/100 amp Inverter/Charger with Monitoring System
  • (2) Battery Isolators
  •  (4) 4D Batteries - House & Davit
  • (2) 8D AGM Batteries - Engine Starting
  • (1) Group 24 Battery - Generator Starting
  • (2) AGM Batteries - Bow Thruster with dedicated charger (24 volt)
  • (2) AGM Batteries - Stern Thruster with dedicated charger (12 volt)
  • (1) Start Battery - Tender 

  • (2) Caterpillar 3208 N Engines (new 1997)         Port 5570 hrs    Stbd 5559 hrs    
  • Twin Disc MG 502 Transmissions
  • 2" Drive Shafts with Line Cutters
  • 4 Blade Bronze Propellers
  • Dual Racor Fuel Filters for each engine with Pressure Monitors in Pilothouse
  • Northern Lights 6kw Generator -  5540 hrs - Rebuilt @ 5,000 hrs (Milled Head/New Valves/Engine Mounts/Water Pump/Drain Valve/Hoses 2019)
  • Fuel Polishing System
  • Reverso Oil Change for Engines & Generator
  • Freshwater Washdown in Engine Room
  • Engine Start & Gauges in Engine Room
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System in Engine Room (FireBoy)
  • Engine Room Blowers
  • Naiad MultiSea II Stabilizers with upgraded software (2005)
  • Vetus Bow & Stern Thrusters
  • Cruisair Air Conditioning 34,000 BTUs in 3 zones
  • SeaStar Hydraulic Steering System

  • Lewmar H3 Electric Windlass with Remote Control (2021 - never used)
  • 88 lb. Delta Anchor with 200' 3/8 Chain (2021)
  • Salt/Freshwater Washdown on bow
  • Bottom Painted December 2021 (no blisters)
  • Bow Thruster with dedicated Batteries & Charger (24 volt)
  • Stern Thruster with dedicated Batteries & Charger (12 volt)
  • Stainless Steel Davit with 1000 lb Super Winch (2019)
  • Spectra Tech 12 line with cover (2019)
  • Hinged Radar Mast with Electric Winch for raising/lowering
  • Fixed Aluminum Frame Flybridge Top   (19' Air Draft)
  • Boat Deck Floodlights
  • Jabsco Searchlight with Remote Control
  • Fixed Air Horns
  • Viking 6 man Liferaft (needs re-cert)
  • Hull & Superstructure Awlgripped (2000)
  • (4) Epoxy coated Aluminum Fuel Tanks (2000)
  • (4) Automatic Bilge Pumps
  • (2) Shower Sump Pumps
  • 20 gal Water Heater
  • Freshwater Shower in Aft Cockpit
  • Swim Platform with ladder
  • Transom Door
  • Underwater Lights
  • Weber Propane Grill
  • Fenders & Docklines
  • Flares/ Portable Fire Ex/ Fixed Fire System in ER / PFDs / Ships Bell

  • 1998 12' Carolina Skiff
  • 2018 Suzuki 20hp with Electric Start & Power Tilt
  • Icom 502 VHF
  • Electric Bilge Pump with Float Switch
  • Compass
  • Ground Tackle
  • Required Safety Equipment

Additional Units Included
  • 1998 Carolina Skiff
  • 2018 Suzuki DF20A
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