OQS Ocean Explorer 64 for sale

Jakobstad, Finland, Scandinavia

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OQS Ocean Explorer 64 - Ocean Explorer 64
General information
Make/model
OQS Ocean Explorer 64
Category
New sail boat for sale
Price
POA
Price comment
German Frers performance bluewater catamaran
Tax / VAT status
Not paid / Excluded
Year
2023
Designer
German Frers
Length overall
21.00 metres
Length waterline
18.90 metres
Beam
9.20 metres
Draft
0.90 metres
Displacement
18,000 kg
Hull
Carbon Fibre & Epoxy Sandwich
Keel
Centreboard
Location
Jakobstad, Finland, Scandinavia

About this OQS Ocean Explorer 64

English

German Frers designed and Finnish built luxury bluewater cruising catamaran. Offering great comfort and performance. An evolution of the critically acclaimed OE60 with even more performance included as standard.

FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:

The OE64 is the newest member of the line of luxury bluewater sailing catamarans by OQS. The 64 has a stronger focus on performance, having the Ocean Explorer 60 setting the benchmark for luxury catamarans the 64 offers the same interior layout with a longer waterline and different deck layout. More focused on fast cruising and racing.

The 64 offers a great opportunity for a fast yet comfortable catamaran that can be eco firendly. Using materials like flax for a stiffer and lighter hull yet gives you the edge on the racing course. Something to include in your modern eco-friendly catamaran is propulsion, OQS offers a range of different hybrid and fully electric options for the Ocean Explorer 64.

Her interior layout can be customized to fit anything between 2-5 cabins depending on the preferences. The helm station can be brought inside the cockpit for extra protection if you are planning to cruise shorthanded.

Materials used a carefully chosen to be wear-resistant and eco-friendly in the long run.

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

BUILDERS COMMENTS:

BALANCED FOR PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT

The OE64 can be considered a true-blue water performance catamaran, versatile and opted for circumnavigation and safe sailing around the globe. This model is the first model of the Ocean Explorer line and the boats delivered so far have been sailed in different places around the globe. Sailing the OE64 you are getting a good performance catamaran without feeling compromised on the comfort and quality of the interior and layout of the yacht.

The catamaran is designed for shorthanded sailing, and with experienced owners the yacht can be taken out by two persons only, but naturally for longer sailing it is always good to have more hands to make the journey more enjoyable. With all electric winches and furlers this yacht is ideal for both young families and older couples for easy sail handling and comfort during sailing. The model has been developed through past deliveries, so there is a large variety of customizations already done together with proven good solutions. Double helm stations are positioned aft of the cockpit for safe and easy steering

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.”

SPECIFICATION

CONSTRUCTION

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:

• Epoxy + e-glass, vacuum infused in female molds

• Structural bulkheads in carbon fiber, pre-preg lamination

• Centerboard cassettes in carbon fibre

• Shroud chain plates made in carbon fibre integrated into the hull

• Each hull is divided into 3 watertight sections

• Crashbox in bows for collision protection

• Hull, Awlgrip 9016 white

• Deck, Awlcraft 9016 white

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• Main deck, Epoxy + e-glass, Carbon reinforced, vacuum infused

• Deckhouse framing structure made of Carbon

• Deckhouse roof, Epoxy + e-glass, Carbon reinforced, vacuum infused

• Forward crossbeam carbon infused with integrated trampoline net track

• Longeron carbon fiber infused, integrated anchor system and trampoline net track

• Davits custom made with electrical lifting

• Windows laminated/tempered glass. Grey STL-42 film between the layers

• Non-skid in Matterhorn white on deck and appropriate places on deckhouse roof

Centerboards, Rudders & Steering:

• Curved carbon centerboards for improved performance

• Centerboard lifting system electrical with indicators and backup system

• Rudders Composite

• Hydraulic steering system, options for wire and fly by wire steering systems

MACHINERY

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 x 80 hp YANMAR engines & saildrives

· 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 engine room 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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

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

Inverter:

· Mastervolt MASS Sine 24/5000 5kw 220vAC inverter

Alternators:

· Both engines fitted with 100A alternators

Generator:

· Fisher Panda 15000i PMS 15kw 220vAC diesel generator

Shorepower:

· 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 throughout 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

PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS

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

· 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.

TANKAGE

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

Fuel:

· 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 & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

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.

DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

Galley:

· Kitchen island

· Fridge 190 DR inox - (2) Pull-out drawers

· Gas Stove, 4 cook tops and oven

· Extraction fan

· Double stainless steel sink with Franke water tap

· Hidden TV

Heads:

· 4x Tecma 24vDC electric freshwater flush heads

· 4x showers with hot & cold pressurised supply

· Additional ventilation provided via hatches and doors.

· Option for portlights in the hull windows

Entertainment:

· Fusion Stereo System with speakers in cabins

· Wi-fi system with router

· Hidden TV in saloon

ACCOMMODATION

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 four 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:

· Wood veneer natural Oak

· Doors are of Oak glued over Divinycell cores

· Exposed hull sides and headlinings finished in synthetic suede

· Floors in teak with constrasting black caulk inlays

· White Corian countertops

· Cream cloth upholstery

· 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

Saloon

· 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 Linear includes a stainless steel sink with Franke water tap.

DECK EQUIPMENT

Rig:

· Lorima white painted carbon fibre mast

· Air-draft 28.27m

· Lorima white painted V-profile aluminium boom

· Hydraulic vang with quick release

· Shroud chain plates in carbon, integrated into the hull

Deck equipment:

• Halyard winch Harken 70.2 STEA (2) 2 speed, self-tailing alu-electric

• Mainsheet winch Harken 70.2 STEA (2) 2 speed, self-tailing alu-electric

• Aft winches for flying sails Harken 70.2 STEA (2) 2 speed, self-tailing alu-electric

• Furler winch Harken 60.2 STEA (1) 2 speed, self-tailing alu-electric

• Windlass Vetus HRC10-10

• Mainsheet traveller system with flat winder

• Guardrails stainless steel polished

• Fixed cleats

• Toe rails forward of mast

• Genoa furler

• Spinlock Halyard jammers (10) mounted on mast – Halyard locks

• Spinlock Halyard jammers (9) mounted on deck

• Steering wheels made in carbon fiber, painted or clear coat finish

• Grab rails on deck house and at appropriate places on deck

• Trampoline net track integrated composite

• Davits for Dinghy

General:

· 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

Anchoring & Mooring:

· Vetus HRC10-10 24vDC electric windlass

· Anchor and chain (80m)

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

· Cockpit cushions

SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

• Fire extinguishers 2kg located in each sleeping cabin and 6kg extinguisher in the deckhouse.

• At the guardrails on each transom

• Fire protection system according to legislation of CE Ocean A, automatic upon request

• Interconnected fire alarms with cabin and main alarms connected

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS

SERVICES SUPPLIED BY GRABAU INTERNATIONAL SCANDINAVIA:

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.

CONTACT DETAILS:

• Lead Agent: Matias Renlund – Grabau international (Scandinavia)

• Tel: +358406861501

• Email: matias@grabauinternational.com

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Propulsion
Engine
2x Yanmar 4JH 80hp diesel
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
800 litres
Accommodation
Number of cabins
4
Number of berths
8
Drinking water capacity
600 litres

Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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