2017 OQS Ocean Explorer 60 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 2017 OQS Ocean Explorer 60 ‘CYGNUS CYGNUS’.

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.”

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

New Build Ocean Explorer 60/64 – full details here

Moon Yacht 60 – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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