55 Super Sport
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The Ocean 55 Super Sport combined two essential elements of any modern tournament fishermanspeed and beauty. Her long foredeck, unbroken sheerline, and sleek cabin profile are classic Jersey styling characteristics, and her 30-knot performance was a remarkable feat in the early 1980s for a production boat this size. Below deck, the 55s three-stateroom interior with three heads and deckhouse galley (Plan A) proved more popular with owners than the three-stateroom, mid-galley version (Plan B) with two heads and a more spacious salon. Note that the 55 was restyled in 1986 with a new flybridge, a solid front windshield, and a black mask running around the deckhouse. The foredeck seat was also eliminated in 1986 for a more streamlined appearance. Whereas most big sportfishing boats in this size range require heavier 12-cylinder diesels to reach (or even approach) the magic 30-knot number, the Ocean 55 SS got the job done with lighter, more efficient (and far less expensive) 8V92s. Top speed with the 735hp versions of the 8V92s is 31 knots, and shell cruise at a fast 27 knots. A total of 170 of these yachts were built making her the most popular Ocean models ever produced.
Overview Best-selling tournament machine dominated the 1980s with her potent blend of bold styling, unsurpassed performance, appealing price.
Features Highlights include expansive three-stateroom, three-head interior (note bow master suite), tournament-class fishing cockpit, impressive list of standard equipment. Weight-efficient hull performs well with relatively small engines.
Comments Restyled in 1986 with new flybridge, solid front windshield. Total of 170 were built.
Performance Tops out at an honest 30 knots (2627 knots cruise) with 735hp GM diesels.