New Listing – 2014 OQS Ocean Explorer 60

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

FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:

With just one owner since new, LIKE A BREEZE is a beautifully presented example of the Finnish-built, German Frers designed Ocean Explorer 60 semi-custom performance cruising catamaran from Ocean Quality Systems.

Delivered with every possible option ticked, LIKE A BREEZE was configured for fast trans-oceanic sailing and a planned circumnavigation which is due to finish in the Mediterranean during the summer of 2023.

Maintained by a full-time professional crew since launched and benefitting from a circa US$700,000 refit over the past two seasons including fresh hull and rig paint, new carbon standing rigging, new generator, new hydraulic bowthruster and new sails, LIKE A BREEZE is 100% ready to go.

Her specification highlights include:
• 4-cabin, 4-heads interior layout with Canadian Ash interior joinery
• Vacuum-infused epoxy sandwich construction with carbon reinforcements
• Curved carbon fibre daggerboards with 0.85m-2.05m draft variation
• Retractable carbon fibre rudders with 1.6m draft when down
• Twin Steyr 110hp diesel engines with Brunton Varifold propellers
• Hydraulic retractable bowthruster
• Empirbus DC switching system
• Fisher Panda 15kw generator
• Mastervolt Li-Ion batteries
• Mastervolt 5kw inverter
• Solar panel array with charge controller
• Mastervolt isolation transformer
• Schenker Modular 150 reverse-osmosis watermaker
• B&G navigation instruments with radar and AIS
• KVH V7 HTS trackphone
• WiFi and 4g shore connection
• Multiple fridges, freezer and icemaker
• Dishwasher
• Washer/dryer
• Tecma electric heads
• Frigomar 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with 42,000BTU output
• Trackvision Satellite TV antenna system
• Lorima carbon fibre mast and boom
• Carbon standing rigging
• Reckmann hydraulic jib furler
• Harken electric staysail/storm jib furler
• Harken electric winches
• North Sails sail wardrobe with Code 0, gennaker and parasail
• Davits for tender

PRESS REVIEW:

“…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 Jakobstad… 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

MANUFACTURER’S BACKGROUND:

“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.”

2014 OQS Ocean Explorer 60 ‘LIKE A BREEZE’ for sale – Asking Euro POA ex VAT – 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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