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Stunning composite bluewater cataraman

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelOQS Ocean Explorer 60
DesignerGerman Frers
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingUnited States


Engine2x Yanmar JH80 80hp
Engine Hours1230
Fuel Capacity800l
Hull ConstructionE-Glass sandwich
Keel TypeDaggerboard
Drinking Water Capacity600l


Absolutely stunning German Frers designed and Finnish built luxury bluewater cruising catamaran with amazing specification and professionally maintained since launch.


Launched in 2017, CYGNUS CYGNUS is hull no.2 of the OQS-built Ocean Explorer line of semi-custom luxury bluewater cruising catamarans. Her specification outlines a safe and fast performance cruiser capable of crossing the oceans in full comfort. She is built to category CE Ocean A and MGN280-2 with DNV-GL appointed as notified body.
Her accommodation layout incorporates 1 crew + 4 guest cabins, offering true premium sailing experience for all aboard. The materials and equipment installed are carefully chosen in order to match the high set of expectations. Her carbon fibre mast is supplied by Lorima who are globally recognised in the multihull market and the professional racing arenas, her sails are North Sails and the winches are supplied by Harken.
In order to meet requirements for occasional shorthanded sailing and effortless sail handling, both the jib and the storm jib are on electrical furlers. A retractable hydraulic Max Power bow thruster is installed for ensuring smooth maneuvering in narrow harbour areas. Retractable daggerboards and rudders also allow her draft to be reduced to just 0.90m for beaching or 1.3m when in navigation with the rudder blades down.

The galley is well equipped. Sufficient freezer and fridge capacity is installed for covering long passages and for ensuring proper dining at times when the numbers of guests aboard are high. The watermaker has a capacity of producing freshwater of 150 l/h.

Her chosen build category allows for commercial charter operations should her owner decide.


The contemporary styling of CYGNUS CYGNUS, with clean lines and sleek deckhouse design, allow for panoramic views without compromising on the look of the yacht. The interior layout of Cygnus Cygnus is second to none, with the ingenious use of space to optimise the functionality, while retaining the elegance and spacious feel. Her guest cabins are all ensuite, with queen sized double beds in the aft living quarters.

The clear deck layout creates an open safe space for guests and crew to move about freely while at sea with intuitively placed handrails for added safety.

You are not short of entertaining spaces on board the OE60, from the covered cockpit seating for alfresco dining to the luxurious saloon with beautiful views of your anchorage. Both the on deck and below spaces have been designed with you, your family and friends in mind.

With push-button controls, electric self-tailing winches and self-tacking jib, the OE60 is easily sailed with minimum crew. The twin aft helm positions give excellent visibility and control over this agile catamaran.


“…Frers may be pretty well known for drawing elegant monohulls. What happens when he does a multihull?... Ocean Explorer are based right next door to Swan and Baltic in Jackobstaad… This Ocean Explorer is as close as you can get to a Swan in a catamaran; it’s pretty special…”

“…Immediately noticeable from a monosailer point of view is how nice it will be to stand right here in the quarters with full vision for sailing… You can see through to the opposite bow from the hull thanks to the vision straight through that coachroof with the amount of glass in there… A very beamy design, but also elegant and the freeboard is relatively low. It’s a Frers so it’s a sailor’s boat!.. I’m told by the skipper that it is very easy for two people to manage this boat for long distance sailing…”

“…This one is a charter layout and is laid out accordingly with a five cabin layout. Just look at how beautifully it has been finished and the wow effect of her light open interior. It really is to coin an overused phrase, panoramic vision when you sit down in the saloon… The large galley is a very nice place to stand and work at. The nav station in the alcove besides the mast has excellent forward vision. The teak decks continue inside and there is a proper watertight door to the forward cockpit which is for the halyards and a nice seat for maintaining watch. It’a a cracking boat. A real sailor’s catamaran!...A very nice clean Lorimar rig, spreaderless and unusually for a catamaran of this size, a boom vang...”

“…It really is Swan-type finish quality throughout the boat… A very calming boat to be aboard… I think it’s all the natural light.. I could certainly get used to this…”

Toby Hodges – Yachting World – Transcribed from First Look Walkaround Video of CYNGUS CYGNUS – Published May 2018


“Founded in the Jakobstad-Pietarsaari region, in Finland, Ocean Explorer comes from a long history of luxury international boat builders coming together to form OQS ‘Ocean Quality Systems’. The same craftsmen who build the high-performance, luxury yachts of the same region, use their skills and close attention to detail to create the Ocean Explorer catamaran.

Internationally acclaimed Naval Architect, Germán Frers, known for his beautiful and efficient designs, along with the knowledgeable Ocean Explorer team design and build every yacht with you at the very heart of it, creating a platform to enable you to take the next step, your next adventure. All from the comfort and safety of your expertly designed yacht, so you can sail the world without compromise.

The Ocean Explorer is your high performance, luxury yacht, custom designed for pure sailing pleasure and built to navigate and explore unchartered territory.”



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the vessel complied with the European Union Recreational Craft Directive and is Categorised CE- Ocean A (DNV-GL)

Hull Construction:
• Sandwich construction, E-glass reinforced with carbon, vacuum infused with epoxy in female moulds.
• Bulkheads and stingers in carbon fibre, vacuum infused.
• Daggerboard cassettes in carbon
• Shroud chain plates in carbon fibre, integrated into the hull
• Each hull is divided into 3 watertight sections
• Crashbox in bows for collision protection
• Hull spray painted in Awlgrip 9016 white
• Hull draft 0.90m

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Main deck, Epoxy + e-glass, Carbon reinforced, vacuum infused
• Deckhouse structure in titanium
• Deckhouse roof, Epoxy + E-glass, Carbon reinforced, vacuum infused
• Deck spray painted in Awlgrip 9016 white with non-slip finish
• Teak laid cockpit sole
• Forward crossbeam, Carbon infused with integrated trampoline net track
• Longeron, Carbon infused, integrated anchor system and trampoline net track
• Windows, laminated/ tempered glass. Grey STL-42 film between the layers.

Daggerboards & Rudders:
• Curved carbon fibre retractable daggerboards for improved performance
• Daggerboard lifting system, electrical with indicators and backup system
• Retractable rudders made in carbon fibre with stainless steel shafts
• Rudder draft 1.3m when down


Engines & gearboxes:
• 2 Yanmar 4JH80 4-cylinder diesel engines producing 80hp each
• Saildrive gearboxes
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intakes and heat exchangers
• Yanmar electronic gear/throttle controls
• Wet exhaust system with a lift silencer and a water/exhaust separator.
• Engines located aft, accessed through deck hatches
• Well insulated with fire retardant insulation materials
• The yacht is equipped with forced supply and exhaust ventilation.

Service & Maintenance:
• Engine hours – approx. 1,230 Hours as of January 2020
• Date of last engine service – Autumn 2019

Propulsion & Steering:
• Flexfold 20 x 16 LH3 – SDR, Propellers
• MaxPower hydraulic retractable bowthruster
• Hydraulic steering from port and starboard side with backup systems
• Carbon fibre helm wheels


Voltage systems:
• 24vDC domestic system with 12vDC engine start bank and 220vAC system via shorepower, generator or inverter
• The electrical system is grounded to the water by grounding plates, one in each hull

Battery Banks:
• 6x 200AH Mastervolt Li-ion 24vDC service batteries joined to supply 1,200Ah @ 24vDC
• 2x 80Ah 12vDC engine start batteries

Battery Charger:
• 2x Mastervolt 60Amp automatic battery chargers

• Mastervolt MASS Sine 24/5000 5kw 220vAC inverter

• 12vDC engine alternator
• Secondary 24vDC 60amp alternator with regulator on port engine

• Fisher Panda 15000i PMS 15kw 220vAC diesel generator
• Generator hours – approx. 2,846 hours as of January 2020
• Date of last generator service – January 2020

• 18sqm of solar panels with charge regulator

• Shorepower 230 V 50- 60 hz
• Mastervolt GI7 isolation transformer with main fuse and earth fault switch
• 3 x AC Bus, controlled from PLC system
• 220vAC sockets throhghout interior

Digital Switching:
• Siemens NMEA Canbus digital switching system monitoring and controlling Sailing functions, Windlass & yacht controls, Daggerboards, Lights, Steering Console, Bilge system, Tank levels, Freshwater system, Black water system, Fuel system, Ventilation, Generator and Appliances


Fresh Water:
• Fresh water pressurised by 24vDC centrifugal pressure pumps with 24 litre accumulator tank
• Hot water supplied by engine driven calorifier in 2x 50 litres hot water tanks with 1.2kw 220vAC immersion heater elements
• Hans Grohe shower and heads for fresh water supply in galley and heads
• Deckshower in locker at mast area and at aft end.
• Deck/Chain water in forward starboard locker

• Schenker Modular 150 reverse-osmosis watermaker producing 150 litres per hour

Bilge Pumps:
• Each hull is divided into 3 separate flooding sections, each section with own Rule 24vDC bilge pumps.
• Main bilge pump: Johnson F38 – 19 (Impeller pump)
• Generator room, bilge pump - Whale Gulper 320 ( membrane)
• All bilge pumps have external sensors.

Black & Grey Water Systems:
• Separate black and greywater systems
• 2 x 200 l blackwater tank
• Grey water from each drain goes to a small grey water collecting tank and is automatically pumped out to the sea. The galley runs straight out via its seacock located in the port aft bathroom.

Skin Fittings:
• Through hull fittings and seacocks in engine spaces AISI 316 stainless steel, seawater resistant brass
• Hull through fittings of composite.


• 800 litres of fuel capacity in 2x tanks with transfer between hulls with electrical pump

Fresh Water:
• 600 litres of fresh water capacity in 2x tanks with transfer between hulls with electrical pump

Holding Tanks:
• 2x 200 litre blackwater holding tanks discharging overboard or via deck extraction points
• 2x greywater tanks


In Cockpit:
• B&G H5000 CPU
• B&G Chart plotter x 2
• B&G H5000 Autopilot
• B&G Graphic display x 2
• B&G Precision 9 Compass
• B&G 4G Radar
• B&G NAIS – 400 AIS
• Depth sensors

At Chart Table:
• B&G Zeus Chart plotter
• B&G Graphic Display

Communications Equipment:
• Fleet ONE satellite telephone
• Glomex Webboat 4G and shore wifi
• B&G V90 Vhf


• Gas stove with oven
• Witt 60GL galley extractor fan
• Stainless steel sink with Franke water tap
• Siemens SL6P1S dishwasher
• Isotherm DR 190 & Isotherm CR85 fridges
• Frigonautica C130C freezer
• Isotherm 4106K icemaker
• Galley Exhaust fan, Witt 60GL

• Aquamatic Aqua 220vAC washer/dryer

• 4x Tecma 24vDC electric freshwater flush heads
• 4x showers with hot & cold pressurised supply

Heating & Ventilation:
• Frigomar 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with 42,000BTU 607NT chiller and 728 handlers in accommodation cabins and 751 handler in saloon.
• Additional ventilation provided via hatches and doors.

• Fusion Stereo System with speakers in cabins
• Wi-fi system with router
• Hidden LCD TV in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
• The contemporary styling of Cygnus Cygnus, with clean lines and sleek deckhouse design, allow for panoramic views without compromising on the look of the yacht.
• The interior layout of Cygnus Cygnus is second to none, with the ingenious use of space to optimise the functionality, while retaining the elegance and spacious feel.
• Her three guest cabins are all ensuite, with queen sized double beds in the aft living quarters.
• Additional twin bunk amidships cabin and ensuite crew/guest bunk cabin in the forward hull.

Accommodation Finish:
• Canadian Ash veneers throughout
• Doors are of Canadian Ash glued over Divinycell cores
• Exposed hull sides and headlinings finished in synthetic suede
• Floors in teak with constrasting black caulk inlays
• White Corian countertops
• Cream cloth upholstery
• Downlight LED’s throughout
• Custom bed linen
• Hull window blinds

Accommodation layout from Forward:

Forward Cabin starboard:
• Queen size bed
• Storage cabinets
• Sofa with storage space located outboard
• Laptop table
• 2 x large side hull windows

Forward Cabin Port (Serving as optional crew cabin):
• 2 Single bunk beds
• Storage under bed in cabinets
• Large hull windows

Aft Cabins Starboard & port side:
• Queen size double bed, longitudinal positioned
• Storage in cabinets and under the bed
• Laptop table
• 2 x large hull side windows

Aft Cabins Starboard & port side heads:
• Full bathroom with separate shower

Midship Starboard:
• 2 Single bunk beds
• Storage Cabinets

Aft Cabins Starboard & port side:
• Queen size double bed, longitudinal positioned
• Storage in cabinets and under the bed
• Laptop table
• 2 x large hull side windows

Aft Cabins Starboard & port side heads:
• Full bathroom with separate shower

• The navigation station is located on port forward side.
• The Kitchen island includes a large 190 DR Inox fridge.
• Ample of storage space is found under the L-sofa
• The kitchen includes a gas stove and oven.
• The work top in Linear includes a stainless steel sink with Franke water tap.


• Lorima white painted carbon fibre mast
• Air-draft 26.77m
• Lorima white painted V-profile aluminium boom
• Hydraulic vang with quick release
• Shroud chain plates in carbon, integrated into the hull
• Lazyjacks for mainsail
• Harken hydraulic traveller for mainsheet.
• Hydraulic forestay tensioner
• Facnor EF600 electric jib furler
• Facnor EF470 electric staysail/storm jib further
• Self-tacking track for jib
• Spinlock jammers
• I = 22.105m
• J = 6.6m
• P = 21.6m
• E = 8.2m
• ISP = 24.7m

• 6x Harken 70.2 STEA electric 2-speed self-tailing winches for sheets, halyard and mainsheet
• 2x Harken 46 ST manual 2-speed self-tailing secondary winches

• North Sails 137sqm full-battened triradial mainsail
• North Sails 64sqm furling triradial jib
• North Sails furling staysail
• North Sails 35sqm storm jib
• North Sails 126sqm furling Code Zero
• North Sails 263sqm A4 furling Gennaker

• Stainless steel pulpits, pushpits and guardwire stanchions
• Side boarding gates
• Bow seats set into pulpits
• Carbon fibre passarelle
• Helmsman removable chair with backrest
• 2x GRP cockpit tables
• Stainless steel bathing ladders
• Custom made composite electric davits

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Vetus HRC10-10 24vDC electric windlass with remote control
• Anchor and chain
• Complete set of anchors, fenders and mooring lines

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Bimini top over helm positions
• Aft cockpit shade with track
• Aft cockpit tent
• Cockpit cushions

Tender & Outboard:
• Dinghy and outboard


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Cannister liferafts at each transom
• 4 x 2kg fire extinguisher located in sleeping cabins
• 6 kg fire extinguisher located in deckhouse

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Florida, USA

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Lead broker: Jonas Renlund – Grabau international ( Scandinavia)
Tel: +358408098688
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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