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German Frers performance bluewater catamaran

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Manufacturer/ModelOQS Ocean Explorer 60
DesignerGerman Frers
New or UsedNew
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingJakobstad, Finland


LOA18.5m (60'0")
LWL18.12m (59'0")
Beam9.08m (29'0")
Draft0.9m (2'0")
Hull ConstructionCarbon Fibre & Epoxy Sandwich
Engine2x Yanmar JH80
Keel TypeCentreboard

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    German Frers designed and Finnish built luxury bluewater cruising catamaran. Offering great comfort and performance. With the semi-custom Ocean Explorer 60 you can build your dream catamaran, to explorer the oceans or win races during the weekend and enjoying some shorthanded cruising during the week.


    The Ocean Explorer 60 is built to category CE Ocean A and MGN280-2 with DNV-GL appointed as notified body. The Ocean Explorer 60 is built to the highest standards offering a comfortable yet performance oriented catamaran.
    Her accommodation layout incorporates 1 crew + 4 guest cabins, offering true premium sailing experience for all aboard. The materials and equipment offered 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.
    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 manoeuvring 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.

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


    In order to be called a true luxury performance offshore cruising catamaran, the width of the OE60’s hull has been carefully balanced for performance and splendid liveaboard comfort. Displacement, hull shape, and sail power are the key design features of an OE. The advanced hydrodynamic shape of the hull, designed by world-renowned naval architect Germán Frers, utilizes the optimal length to beam ratio to minimize the wetted surface and deliver true performance. Instead of opting for fixed keels, a daggerboard configuration was chosen based on the advantages of providing lift, and lateral resistance versus drag. This design is also more efficient by providing outstanding upwind performance with the daggerboards down, and best performance with daggerboards up in a reaching or running sailing angle. Another advantage with the daggerboards up is that the draught is less than 80 cm, allowing you to sail and anchor in shallow waters unreachable to most.

    You can’t talk high-performance sailing without talking about construction. Each yacht utilizes superior design, advanced engineering, and only the finest composite materials critical for the optimum strength to weight ratio. In keeping with the highest traditions of Finnish yacht building, each Ocean Explorer is handcrafted by an expert team of generational craftspeople.

    Essential to any luxury yacht is the comfort, flow, utilization of space, and natural light of the interior design. With 360-degree vistas, superb ergonomics, and relaxing spaces, each interior is beautifully appointed, and custom finished to each owners’ personal tastes.


    “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.”


    “…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



    The construction of the Ocean Explorer catamarans is made using only premium materials with properties meeting all design criteria for the vessel. All structural parts are checked by third party surveyor in addition to standard practice checks by notified body. This pushes the Ocean Explorer catamarans to a quality and workmanship level in world class.

    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


    The machinery and propulsion solutions are designed for best usage and optimized for this vessel. All design is based on useability and comfort. But to meet all possible requirements there is a great variety of options and customisations that can be incorporated to an Ocean Explorer Catamaran.

    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.

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


    The electrical systems are designed and installed for easy maintenance and easy use. With an industrial level automation system as standard on the vessels the boat will be state of the art in all aspects also giving endless possibilities for development of the systems.

    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

    • 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


    The plumbing systems onboard are designed to keep the maintenance and usage of the boat care free, however when there are challenges, main systems trouble shooting and maintenance are supported by the automation system of the boat.

    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

    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.


    Dimensioning of tanks and systems are configured so the boat easily can handle owners and guests for long periods away from shore.

    • 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


    Navigation & communications equipment is carefully decided together with the builder to provide the owner with the best possible set-up depending on the needs and desires.


    • 4 burner gas stove with oven
    • Witt 60GL galley extractor fan
    • Stainless steel sink with Franke water tap
    • Isotherm DR 190
    • Kitchen island
    • Ample storage space
    • Worktops in Corean

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

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Ventilation provided via hatches and doors.
    • Air Con system can be set up depending on the owners preferences

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


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • The contemporary styling with clean lines and sleek deckhouse design, allow for panoramic views without compromising on the look of the yacht.
    • The interior layout 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:
    • Oak veneer throughout
    • Doors are of Oak veneer glued over Divinycell cores
    • Exposed hull sides and headlinings finished in synthetic suede
    • Floors in teak with constrasting black caulk inlays
    • White Corian countertops
    • Downlight LED’s throughout

    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 Corean 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
    • Shroud chain plates in carbon, integrated into the hull
    • 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


    The sail set-up is carefully designed together with the sail maker and the builder to provide the buyer with an optimal set of sails for their needs and preferences.

    • Stainless steel pulpits, pushpits and guardwire stanchions
    • Side boarding gates
    • Bow seats set into pulpits
    • 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:

    Covers, Cushions and Canvas set-up is carefully planned and provided together with the builder to have the best colours and materials according to the buyers preferences.

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

    Viewing arrangements

    Project Management through-out the new build. The services from project management includes but is not limited to following.
    • Progress reporting
    • Quality reporting, reporting of findings and non-findings during the build
    • Customer care, keeping the customer up to date on bi-weekly bases with decisions needed to be taken and critical items to be decided on
    • Customer visits and meetings
    • Testing and sea-trials of the boat. When the boat is ready and launched OQS will together with the customer make all necessary tests for the boat according to agreed program. This program includes a minimum of 5 sea-trials of which one is overnight sea-trial in the archipelago of Finland.

    Lead Agent: Matias Renlund – Grabau international (Scandinavia)
    Tel: +358406861501
    Email: matias@grabauinternational.com

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