Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 2005 Ocean Star 56.1 ‘ATHENA OF SOUTHAMPTON’.
Bullet-proof aft cockpit blue water cruising yacht from Ocean Yachts. One of only two 56.1’s built exclusively for private usage and benefitting from a fantastic owner’s layout. Displayed at Southampton Boat Show ‘06/’07. Professionally maintained throughout her life, with over £30k spent in recent seasons, this stunning high-spec yacht needs to be viewed to appreciate the true quality of build.
Ocean Yachts were launched seven years ago by brothers Emmanuel and Costas Anargyrou. After running a successful yard in Brazil building powerboats, the brothers returned to Greece and set up Ocean Yachts in premises just outside Athens. The company now build 14 yachts a year, many for the domestic charter market… Recently they have been looking at the owner market.
The building process is in stark contrast to the mechanized efficiency of the German or French mass production yards. There is a maximum of five boats in production at any one time – it takes 5,800 man hours to build a 51.2 Exclusive (smaller sistership to the 56.1). All boats are built to order, which means semi-custom requests can easily be accommodated.
The boats are laid up in a split mould allowing a large internal flange to be formed for the hull to deck join. The hulls are a solid laminate below the waterline with Coremat used above while the decks use balsa core. But laminated into the hulls while still in the mould is the most elaborate stiffening grid I’ve ever seen. It stretches from the forward watertight bulkhead to a metre or two short of the transom and is almost 2ft deep in places. Overkill? Maybe, but the hull is certainly stronger for it.
Words courtesy of Yachting World Review of Ocean Star 51.2 – May 2005
We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.
For those that missed out, Grabau International have a number of alternative options to consider including:-
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