OQS Ocean Explorer 60 (2014) for sale in Phuket, Thailand

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Summary

"LIKE A BREEZE" presents a unique opportunity to own a stunning Ocean Explorer 60, a luxury bluewater performance cruising catamaran, meticulously crafted in Finland and beautifully designed by German Frers. This semi-custom model, ideally located in Phuket, Thailand, boasts an impressive array of features fit for a discerning ocean adventurer. Delivered in 2014 and professionally maintained ever since, she is constructed from vacuum-infused epoxy sandwich materials, reinforced with carbon, and overseen by a single caring owner. Relish in her advanced design and superior quality, highlighted by innovations like curved carbon fibre daggerboards, retractable carbon fibre rudders, and powerful Steyr 110hp diesel engines. She provides comfortable accommodation with a 4-cabin, 4-head interior layout, finished in Canadian Ash and packed with modern luxuries. She is scheduled to complete a trans-oceanic voyage and available upon her arrival in the Mediterranean in Summer 2023. Featuring a recent extensive refit worth circa US$700,000 including new hydraulic bowthruster, new sails, fresh hull, and rig paint, LIKE A BREEZE is more than ready for her next adventure.

General information
Make/model
OQS Ocean Explorer 60
Category
Used sail boat for sale
Price
POA
Price comment
Frers designed and Finnish built luxury catamaran
Tax / VAT status
Not paid / Excluded
Name of boat
Like A Breeze
Year
2014
Designer
German Frers
Length overall
18.50 metres
Length waterline
18.20 metres
Beam
9.08 metres
Draft
0.85 metres
Displacement
24,000 kg
Hull
E-Glass, Carbon & Epoxy Sandwich
Keel
Daggerboard
Location
Phuket, Thailand

About this OQS Ocean Explorer 60

English

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.”

SPECIFICATION

CONSTRUCTION

RCD Status:

• The vessel complies with the European Union Recreational Craft Directive and is Categorised CE- Ocean A (DNV-GL)

Hull Construction:

• Sandwich construction, E-glass reinforced with carbon, vacuum infused with epoxy in female moulds.

• Bulkheads and stingers in carbon fibre, vacuum infused.

• Daggerboard cassettes in carbon

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

• Each hull is divided into 3 watertight sections

• Crashbox in bows for collision protection

• Hull spray painted in August 2020 with Awlcraft 2000 Pure White OF8014

• Boot stripes on hull is painted August 2020 with Awlcraft 200 Aristo Blue OF5010

• Hull draft 0.85m

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

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

• Deckhouse roof, Epoxy + E-glass, Carbon reinforced, vacuum infused with titanium main structure and pillars.

• Deck spray painted in August 2020 with a 50/50 mix of Awlgrip Matterhorn White Semi-Gloss Reaction Lacquer and Awlgrip Snow White Semi-Gloss Reaction Lacquer – repainted 2020

• Teak laid cockpit sole

• Forward crossbeam, Carbon infused with integrated trampoline net track

• Longeron, Carbon infused, integrated anchor system and trampoline net track

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

Daggerboards & Rudders:

• Curved carbon fibre retractable daggerboards for improved performance

• Daggerboard lifting system, electrical with indicators and backup system.

• Retractable rudders made in carbon fibre with stainless steel shafts.

• Rudder draft 1.6m when down / option to lift up.

• Position monitoring on the daggerboards

MACHINERY

Engines & gearboxes:

• 2x Steyr MO114K33 Diesel (110 hp)

• Engines located midships, accessed from inside hulls

• Shaft drive gearboxes

• Well insulated engine rooms

• The yacht is equipped with forced supply and exhaust ventilation.

• New fire extinguisher system in the engine rooms, installed January 2023

Service & Maintenance:

• Engine hours: STB 1915 h, PTS 2157

• Date of last engine service – STB 25.04.2023, PTS 4.05.2023: serviced as instructed.

Propulsion & Steering:

• VIP 150 Max Power hydraulic retractable bow thruster – 2022

• Brunton varifold propellers

• Hydraulic steering from port and starboard side with backup systems

• Rexroth handheld remote to control engines, thruster, and windlass with.

ELECTRIAL 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 100Amp automatic battery chargers

Inverter:

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

Alternators:

• 12vDC engine alternator - new 2022

Generator:

• New Fisher Panda 15000i PMS 15kw 220vAC diesel generator - 2021

• Generator hours: 430 h

• Date of last generator service – 25.04.2023. Serviced as instructed.

Solar:

• 18sqm of sunbeam solar panels with charge regulator

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:

• Empirbus 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

Burglar alarm

• Burglar alarm on the boat with remote control settings. Fire sirens on the boat would sound if alarm activated.

PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS

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.

• Gas tanks mounted in the aft cockpit tables – one in operation, other as spare with safety drainage under

• Hans Grohe shower and heads for fresh water supply in galley and heads

• Deck shower in locker at aft end.

• Deck/Chain water in forward starboard locker

Watermaker:

• Schenker Modular 150 reverse-osmosis watermaker producing 150 litres per hour.

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:

• Sewage treatment system for both black and grey water

• 200 L blackwater/greywater tank

• Gray water from the kitchen runs straight down.

• Grey water from 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

Fuel:

• 1450 litres of fuel capacity in 4x tanks with transfer between tanks using electrical pump

• Day tanks 2 X 300-liter, main tanks 2 X 425 liter

Fresh Water:

• 900 litres of freshwater capacity in 2x tanks with manual transfer option

Holding Tanks:

• 215 litre blackwater holding tanks discharging overboard through a sewage treatment system (US coastguard approved) or via deck extraction points

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

In Cockpit:

• B&G Zeus 3 chart plotter x 2

• B&G H3000 Autopilot

• B&G H5000 graphic display x 2

• B&G H3000 10/10 display x 8

• GNSS satellite compass

• B&G 4G Radar

• Depth sensors

At Chart Table:

• B&G Zeus Chart plotter

• B&G H3000 GFD mono display x 2

• B&G 30/30 display x 3

• H3000 CPU

• B&G NAIS – 400 AIS

• Forward looking eco sounder

Forward cockpit:

• base of the mast for handling the halyards

• Equipped with high level equipment, running rigging in a safe position.

Communications Equipment:

• KVH V7 HTS trackphone

• Glomex Webboat 4G and shore wifi

• B&G V90 VHF with DSC

• Trackvision SAT TV

DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

Galley:

• Gas stove with oven and grill

• Plenty of cupboard and drawer space

• Witt 60GL galley extractor fan

• Bosch dishwasher SD6P1B

• Isotherm DR 190 fridge

• 2 x Isotherm CR85 fridges

• Frigonautica C130C freezer

• Isotherm 4106K icemaker

• Galley Exhaust fan, Witt 60GL

Laundry:

• Electrolux Ultimate Care 500 / wash & dry

Heads:

• 4x Tecma 24vDC electric freshwater flush heads

• 4x showers with hot & cold pressurised supply

• 4x bide showers.

Heating & Ventilation:

• Frigomar 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with 42,000BTU 607NT chiller and 728 handlers in accommodation cabins and 751 handlers in saloon.

• Additional ventilation provided via hatches and doors.

• Hull in / out ventilation system

Entertainment:

• Fusion Stereo System with speakers in cabins/gally/aft & forward cockpit

• Wi-fi system with router

• Hidden LCD TV in saloon

• Trackvision SAT TV

ACCOMMODATION

Summary of Accommodation:

• The contemporary styling of Like a Breeze, with clean lines and sleek deckhouse design, allow for panoramic views without compromising on the look of the yacht.

• The interior layout of Like a Breeze is second to none, with the ingenious use of space to optimise the functionality, while retaining the elegance and spacious feel supported by light interior colours. Comfortable and safe “one surface policy” takes you from gally to cabin area with only four steps.

• Her three guest cabins are all ensuite, with queen sized double beds in the aft living quarters.

• Additional ensuite crew/guest bunk cabin in the forward hull.

Accommodation Finish:

• Canadian Ash veneers throughout

• Doors are of Canadian Ash glued over Divinycell cores

• Exposed hull sides and headlinings finished in synthetic suede.

• Floors in teak with contrasting black caulk inlays

• White Corian countertops

• Cream cloth upholstery

• Downlight dimmed LEDs throughout.

• Tailor made window blinds in gally area as well as in the cabins.

Accommodation layout from Forward:

Aft Cabin starboard-master bedroom / Aft Cabin portside / Forward Cabin starboard:

• Queen size bed (with an option to separate sleeping places)

• Storage cupboards & drawers

• Sofa with storage space located under

• Laptop table with drawer

• 2 x side hull windows

• 2 x roof hatches

• Multiple options for light combination including dimming, headlamps and led solution.

• Plenty of plugs and USB charging unites.

• Full size mirror

• Fusion Sirius XM MS-Av700 music system with loudspeaker

• Fusion MS-NRX200 navigation screen with basic data mirrored from the main plotter.

• Air Conditioning steering unit

• Fire extinguisher compartment

• Full bathroom with separate shower, Hansgrohe Axor series, bide shower.

• Toilets with freshwater flush

• Automatic floor lighting at night

• Colour matching tiles with the cabin interior for luxury and comfort

Forward Cabin Port. Serving as optional crew cabin or children unite if in need:

• 2 Single bunk beds

• Storage under bed in cabinets, cupboard, and drawers

• Laptop table and slide table

• Fire extinguisher compartment

• Sufficient options for light combinations

• Plenty of plugs and USB charging unites.

• Full size mirror

• Fusion Sirius XM MS-Av700 music system with loudspeaker

• Fusion MS-NRX200 navigation screen with basic data mirrored from the main plotter.

• Air Conditioning steering unit

• One hull window

• Full bathroom with included shower

• Toilet with freshwater flush

Saloon

• The navigation station is located on port forward side with all the necessary access to sailing, maintaining etc. Chart table light.

• The office area with an ergonomic chair on starboard forward side, charging station, compartments, communication, and audio centre as well as WHF charging station. Chart table light.

• The kitchen island is accessible from all sides to be as functional as possible. It includes garbage separation unite, ice machine, dishwasher, two compartment and drainage included corian tailor made sink with a Hansgrohe Axor shower tap. Cupboards and drawer for tableware. Fire extinguisher blanket.

• The kitchen side main unite includes a gas stove with oven and grill, two drawer like refrigerators, fan, and plenty of storage in cupboards and drawers.

• The wine and spirit class shelves are in the bar area in mid front of the gally as well as under the aft gally ceiling.

• Inside stainless-steel rails covered with sewed leather.

• Red wine cupboard on PTS, white wine fridge Liebherr GrandCrue on STB side

• Bar area aft starboard of gally includes a tailor-made Corian liquid trained bar surface area and an isotherm minibar refrigerator as well as cupboards and charging unites.

• Ample of storage space is found under the L-sofa and 4 tumba chairs surrounding the table.

• Table amounting 8 people. It´s hight is electrically regulatable, in lowest position acts as an extra king size bed.

• Loudspeakers are installed into the sealing.

• Spotlights and under lights are dimmable, having various options to use in need.

• Red night lights in gally and stair as well as cabin corridor area

DECK EQUIPMENT

Rig:

• Lorima white painted carbon fibre mast - painted 2020

• Air-draft 26.77m

• Lorima white painted V-profile Carbon fibre boom – painted 2020

• Hydraulic vang with quick release

• Shroud chain plates in carbon, integrated into the hull

• Carbon standing rigging - replaced 2021

• Lazyjacks for mainsail

• Harken hydraulic traveller for mainsheet.

• Hydraulic forestay tensioner

• Reckmann hydraulic jib furler

• Harken electric staysail/storm jib furler

• Self-tacking track for jib

• Control lines led below deck level.

• Spinlock jammers

• I = 22.105m

• J = 6.6m

• P = 21.6m

• E = 8.2m

• ISP = 24.7m

Winches:

• 6x Harken 70.2 STEA electric 2-speed self-tailing winches for sheets, halyard and mainsheet

• 2x Harken 46 ST manual 2-speed self-tailing secondary winches

Sails:

• North Sails 122sqm full-battened offshore mainsail - 2021

• North Sails 64sqm furling triradial jib

• North Sails 35sqm storm jib

• North Sails 190sqm furling Code Zero - 2021

• North Sails 263sqm A4 furling Gennaker

• Parasail 340sqm

General:

• Stainless steel pulpits, pushpits and guardwire stanchions

• Side boarding gates

• Bow seats set into pulpits.

• Deckhead htches by Seasmart x8 + aft lazaret x2

• Stainless-steel all-round railing

• Carbon fibre Passarella

• Aluminium ladder for side boarding

• Blue lights under the front bow and under aft helm station

• Sinkable cleats (clutch) with a drainage system

• 2x GRP cockpit tables

• Extendable cockpit tables

• Stainless steel bathing ladders

• Shower next to the bathing station

• Custom made electric tender davits.

• Helmsman removable chair with backrest

Anchoring & Mooring:

• Maxwell HRC10-10 24vDC electric windlass with remote control

• Anchor and chain

• Complete set of anchors and mooring lines

• Pop-up mooring cleats

• Inflatable fenders X 10 with electric inlet/outlet

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

• Bimini top over helm positions with removable sides

• Aft cockpit shade with track

• Aft cockpit tent

• Cockpit cushions

• Sun basing mattresses x4.

Tender & Outboard:

• Southern pacific inflatables, model cormorant 430, in use since January 2023 and 4 stroke 50hp Honda outboard - 2013.

• Navigation system by Simrad, installed March 2023

• Tender station with electrical lift.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Cannister liferafts at each transom

• 4 x 2kg fire extinguisher located in sleeping cabins

• 6 kg fire extinguisher located in deckhouse

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS

Lying: Phuket, Thailand

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact:

Lead broker: Matias Renlund – Grabau International (Scandinavia)

Tel: +358 406861501

Email: matias@grabauinternational.com

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Propulsion
Engine
2x Steyr MO114K33 110hp
Engine hours
2100
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
1,450 litres
Accommodation
Number of cabins
4
Number of berths
8
Drinking water capacity
900 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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