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German Frers performance bluewater catamaran

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelOQS Ocean Explorer 72
DesignerGerman Frers
New or UsedNew
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingJakobstad, Finland


LOA22m (72'0")
LWL21.9m (71'0")
Beam10.92m (35'0")
Draft1.9m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionCarbon Fibre & Epoxy Sandwich
Engine2x Yanmar 150hp
Keel TypeCentreboard

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    The new OE72 designed by German Frers offers innovative elements reflected in the accommodation and deck arrangement. Whether you plan to cruise stylishly around the world or race comfortably at 20+ knots offshore the OE72 will be the perfect platform to reach your goals


    The 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/or MGN280-2 with DNV-GL appointed as notified body.

    Accommodation layout incorporates 3-6 large guest cabins, plus a further double crew cabin, 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. Carbon fibre mast is supplied by Lorima who are globally recognised in the multihull market and the professional racing arenas.


    The new OE72 designed by German Frers offers innovative elements reflected in the accommodation and deck arrangement. Whether you plan to cruise stylishly around the world or race comfortably at 20+ knots offshore the OE72 will be the perfect platform to reach your goals. The accommodation volume offers ample space for comfort while the hull design measurements are focused on delivering high performance and stability. The fully customizable layout is designed to operate with only two crew to reduce operational expenses and weight from extra crew cabins, and to increase interior volume and simplicity for the owner.

    The OE72 offers many customizable options to transform this elegant platform into anything from a luxuriously spacious yacht with all the toys, to a highly efficient green circumnavigation machine to get off the grid entirely, or even into the ultimate microlight offshore racing multihull with the latest foiling package. Or perhaps an elegant combination of all of these elements! The four-cabin arrangement provides a generous amount of personal space and comfort. Three to sixs cabin arrangements remains a part of the custom layouts available.


    In 2015, we were seduced by the Ocean Explorer 60 (see full test in MW #141). This luxury offshore cruiser, that’s fast and safe, was as attractive as it was innovative. As the first catamaran from the young brand, it was a total success and showed exceptional build quality. Since our test, OE 60 #1 has covered more than 60,000 nautical miles and two other examples have left the yard. Six years later, the opportunity arose to discover its bigger sistership just launched by

    OQS in Jakobstad, Finland. With this model, carefully thought out, the brand intends to confirm its very high-end semi-custom positioning, similar to what Nautor Swan have done. This comparison is not totally innocent, given we’re in the fief of the manufacturer presented as the Rolls Royce of monohulls. The objective of OQS is therefore a gradual increase in size, favoring efficiency and reliability, all in an elegant and understated setting…”

    Fast, comfortable and serene exploration of the oceans were the owner’s specifications, and this corresponds in every way to what the design and production teams have actually achieved with this OE72. This luxurious catamaran is more like a three-quarter custom than a semi-custom. This particularly elegant limousine of the seas guarantees its owner sensations under way and life on board that have never been explored before. So much so that the accuracy and balance of the concept are unprecedented.”

    “…German Frers, Designing the new Ocean Explorer
    German Frers, the Argentinean naval architect who has designed some of the world’s most beautiful one-offs and contributed to the success of Swan, the world’s most iconic monohull yacht brand, needs no introduction. After the OE60, the OE72 is an important challenge for German as it puts the shipyard into the super-cat sector. For this exercise, the architect applied some of the recipes that have made many of his monohulls successful: “I’ve always liked fluid lines with low-profile coachroofs. On the OE 72, we raised the freeboard slightly. This is reassuring when heading into bigger waves and has allowed us to design a low-profile roof cap that preserves the elegance of the silhouette, a crucial aesthetic point, in my opinion. The other advantage is to be able to center the large tanks under the floors – these being consequently higher. This first OE72, whose construction is oversized to meet the owner’s desire for sailing in all latitudes, is therefore very robust. The shipyard and the teams that I have known for many years are capable of making lighter versions and easily building a boat under 30 tons lightship, with sophisticated and reliable manufacturing processes. As for the 11-meter beam, this increases the righting moment and allows averages of 15 knots over long periods, provided the breeze is there, while maintaining on-board comfort.”

    Norbert Conchin


    “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.”



    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
    · Original construction in compliance with MCA classifications.

    Hull Construction:
    · Vacuum infused, epoxy resin, e-glass, and stringers are made in carbon fibre.
    · Structural bulkheads pre-preg.
    · The shroud chainplates are made in carbon fibre and integrated in the hull laminate.
    · Hull and deck will be painted with Awlgrip
    · White hull in Awlgrip
    · White Awlcraft deck

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    · The deck is vacuum infused, epoxy resin, e-glass and carbon reinforced at high load areas.
    · The top deck, saloon made in carbon fibre.
    · Fore and aft deck painted with non-skid surface, white colour
    · Aft cockpit and stairs to upper deck and down in transom deck painted anti-skid.
    · The deckhouse structural frame made of carbon fibre.
    · Laminated/tempered glass all around
    · On the roof side stainless steel grab rails are installed for safety.
    · Anti-slip surface paint on appropriate places.
    · Steps for easy access to roof installed

    Daggerboards & Rudders:
    · Carbon fibre curved asymmetric daggerboards “C foils” raising and lowering with push buttons from helm station.
    · Rudders made of glass fibre
    · Minimum draft of rudders – 1.80m


    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.

    Drive Units:
    • 2 x 150 hp Diesel Yanmar engine
    • V-drive gearbox with an optimal angle for the shaft.
    • The machinery space is insulated with fire retardant insulation materials forward for noise control to ensure a quiet yacht.
    • Semi automatic fire protection in engine rooms CO2
    • Electric motor options are available with different suppliers below the already proven concept:
    • 2x Torqeedo ‘Deep Blue’ 100 kW inboard drive motor, 2400 rpm with 3 x System Management Units located in machinery spaces to aft of each hull.
    • V-drive gearbox with an optimal angle for the shaft.
    • 2x Electronic Throttle with 7" System Control Displays, Data cable, HV power cable & Thrust Bearing.
    • Electrical system used in conjunction with 20m2 of solar panels on the roof, hydrogeneration with the electrical motors and a battery bank optimized to meet world cruising demands while maintaining a light displacement for improved vessel performance.

    Propulsion & Steering:
    · Bruntons feathering propellers
    · Electric Hydraulic steering system - Option for fly-by wire steering
    · Twin 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 220vAC system via shorepower or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    · 8 x 200 ah Mastervolt Li-ion 24vDC service batteries.
    · 12vDC generator & main engines starter batteries

    Battery Charger:
    · 2 x 100 Amp Automatic Battery charger

    · Mastervolt MASS Sine 24/5000 8kw DC-AC inverter


    · Fisher Panda 18kw 220vAC diesel Generator.

    Solar (Option):
    · Solar panels on roof, total area 20 m2 of the most efficient panels currently available
    · 3kw Solar charge regulator

    Hydrogeneration (Option for Electric motor):
    · Hydrogeneration with the electrical motors and a battery bank optimized to meet world cruising demands while maintaining a light displacement for improved vessel performance.

    · Shorepower 220 V 50- 60 hz
    · 220vAC sockets throughout interior

    Automation and Control Systems:
    · Monitoring system for tanks
    · Controls for electrical systems
    · Sail Controls
    · Lights controls
    · Hydraulic control
    · Generator control


    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 accumulator tank
    · Hot water supplied by engine driven calorifier in Isotemp 150 litre hot water tanks with 220vAC immersion heater elements

    Bilge Pumps:
    · Each hull is divided into separate flooding sections, each section with own 24vDC bilge pumps.
    · All bilge pumps have external sensors.


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

    · 1600 litres of generator diesel fuel capacity in 2 tanks with transfer between hulls with electrical pump

    Fresh Water:
    · 860 litres of fresh water capacity in 2x 430 litre plastic tanks with transfer between hulls with electrical pump

    Holding Tanks:
    · 2x 300 litre blackwater holding tanks discharging overboard or via deck extraction points

    · The team at OQS will together with the buyer go through the best option for navigation and communications equipment depending on the intended use of the yacht.

    · The team at OQS will together with the buyer go through the best option for the domestic equipment to ensure the buyers expectations are met.

    Standard Galley Includes:
    · 4 burner gas stove with oven
    · Isotherm DR190 fridge
    · Frigonautica FR130 fridge
    · Isoterm 130 (drinks fridge)
    · Extraction fan from hob

    · 4x Sanimarin 24vDC combined toilets with bidet function
    · 4x showers with hot & cold pressurised supply

    Heating & Ventilation:
    · Forced fresh air ventilation in hulls comes as standard

    · Fusion stereo system
    · Full Entertainment system to be decided and specified as option


    Summary of Accommodation:
    · The contemporary styling of the OE 72 with clean lines and sleek deckhouse design, allow for panoramic views without compromising on the look of the yacht.
    · The interior layout of the OE 72 is second to none, with the ingenious use of space to optimise the functionality, while retaining the elegance and spacious feel.
    · Her two guest cabins are all ensuite, with large double beds, all ensuite, with the owner’s cabin taking up the majority of the starboard hull, plus a further double crew cabin (or occasional guest cabin in the forward section of the starboard hull.

    Accommodation Finish:
    · Oak interior glued onto divinycel core
    · Composite flooring in showers
    · Options for blinds for the cabin windows
    · Shower doors in Acrylic

    Accommodation layout from Forward:

    • The accommodation layout can be from 3 to 5 cabin layout with additional options for a forward crew cabin.
    • The example shows a 4 cabin layout with separated owners cabin. All cabins have large hull windows as standard.

    Forward Guest Cabin Port:
    · Double bed
    · Hanging locker with drawers
    · Option for openable portlight outboard
    · Ensuite including head and shower

    Forward Cabin starboard (Crew Cabin)
    · Crew cabin moved forward to allow for extra space in owners suite
    · Separate stairs
    · Double bed
    · Storage under the bed and hanging locker
    · Hull window portlight outboard
    · Ensuite

    Aft Guest Cabin Port:
    · Option for openable hull portlights outboard
    · Ensuite including head and shower
    · Hanging lockers and storage
    · Sleeping area includes two beds that can be joined together to form a double bed.

    Aft Owner’s Cabin Starboard:
    · Private entrance to Suite
    · Hanging lockers and storage space
    · Queen size double bed
    · Ensuite
    · Options for openable windows outboard

    · Large open space with open galley and seating
    · Navigation station
    · L or U shaped seating
    · Large dinner table
    · Cooktop island in galley


    · Lorima white painted carbon fibre mast – 32.72m air-draft
    · Lorima white painted V-profile carbon fibre boom
    · Aramid / Navtec Standing Rigging
    · Structural carbon composite front cross beam moulded with the hulls and deck
    · Carbon fibre articulated bowsprit with carbon bobstay
    · Lazyjacks for mainsail
    · Spinlock jammers
    · Sheets and halyards to be agreed upon with OQS team
    · All sail handling including sheets and halyard lines go aft to the helm station
    · Traveller on roof, hydraulic.
    · Option for line reeler for main halyard by electric winch under helm station
    · The lines for sail handling coming from the rig brought under deck to the helm stations.

    · Harken 990.3 ST FD AAA 24V HO1R + DFCB
    · Harken 990.2 ST FD AAA 24V HO1R + DFCB
    · 2x Harken 80.3 STEP EL 24V HO DFCB included
    · Harken 65.3 STREL 24 V +DFCB

    · Square top, full battened Mainsail
    · Self tacking Jib

    · Stainless steel foldable boarding ladders on both sides
    · Two hatches forward for access to sail storage.
    · One hatch with glass for access to workshop (with workshop option)
    · Four hatches to access equipment and storage in front of the deckhouse.
    · One deck hatch to the crew cabin fwd. SB side.
    · Deck hatch installed to the owner’s cabin and guest cabin aft in port side.
    · One hatch each side to access generator and motor compartment aft in the boat.
    · Several smaller hatches for storage and inspection hatches for equipment.
    · Option for hatches in the deckhouse
    · Pushpit and pulpits are made of stainless steel and mounted on bow and transom. Navigation lights (LED) installed in the push and pulpits.
    · Stainless steel stanchions with triple lifelines.
    · Custom cleats for mooring aft

    Aft Cockpit Arrangement:
    · Large dining area on SB side. Relaxing sun bed area on port side.
    · Curtesy lighting installed in cockpit and aft area including stairs down. Led strip in all steps and double downlights small led on lower steps, single on upper steps.
    · Sunbathing area, square with storage compartment underneath.
    · The aft end of the cockpit with sofa.
    · Hatch in floor made for storage.
    · Access to the steering system from the back side of the aft coaming.
    · Seating position integrated in the pushpit forward, seating for 2 persons.

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    · Lofrans Tigres electric windlass
    · 68kg anchor with 80m of 12mm chain
    · Custom chain lock
    · Option for Pop-up mooring cleats

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas (option):
    · Aft cockpit tent of durable material with windows provided, installed on tracks under roof in aft cockpit.
    · Covers for deckhouse windows.
    · All mattresses in aft cockpit in Sunbrella material.
    · Sunbrella covering along edge of the rooftop with windows.
    · Sunbath mattress for foredeck, cushions, canvas for outside areas

    Tender & Outboard (Option):
    · Pair of white painted aluminium davits with built in hydraulic lifting system on each
    · Options for tender

    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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