The success of Ocean Alexander’s first Revolution model – a striking 90-footer (27.43 metres) released in late 2018* – fuelled the expansion of the Revolution series and culminated in the launch of the new 25.45-metre 84R at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in 2019. Designed by Evan K Marshall, it has many of the same features as her sibling but is also distinctly different. They both share a prominent plumb bow that makes for a fashionable look while carrying the beam forward, creating interior volume; they both have contemporary styling with clean white hulls broken up by large, angular blackout hull windows; and their interiors are modern and elegant, complete with contrasting timber surfaces, stone, stainless and fabric accents. Given the two models are only two metres apart in overall length, one might wonder what the new 84R brings to the
table. Despite some parallels and synergies, it can be said that the 84R ably stands on her own.
The profile of the 84R has the catchy Revolution look but is not as imposing as the 90R because her plumb bow is not as high. The 84R’s main deck cabin is set further aft with a raked windshield. This softens her appearance by allowing the decks to gently angle up to the skylounge above. While striking, she will still appeal to
those looking for a touch more subtlety.
AT A GLANCE
- Overall length
- Displacement – fully laden
- Maximum speed
- The skylounge has the presence, size, and facilities of a much larger vessel and is slightly higher than the 90R’s flybridge.
A stylized, curved arch rises from the main deck to form the hardtop above – her lines are eye-catching in an elegant, more gentle way than her sibling. The 84R, designed by Evan K Marshall, has many of the same features as her sibling but is also distinctly different. With spacious cabins, open decks, and many custom features derived from larger boats used throughout, the 84R feels remarkably big for her length. In fact, by carrying her 6.29-metre beam well forward, and taking full advantage of multiple decks, Ocean Alexander provides up to 18 percent more useable space than other vessels of this size.
“The 84R combines the best in style and performance with unrivaled space, superyacht-quality amenities, and world-class craftmanship and engineering,” says Todd Holzapfel, Dealer Principal/Director at Alexander Marine Australia. Todd was quick to inspect the new Revolution at FLIBS and concludes, “It certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to comfortable family cruising.”
The covered aft deck with comfortable seating creates an alfresco dining area with a wet bar. Ample side decks lead forward with access to the crew quarters to port. A teak-clad stairway starboard links to the skylounge. Windows and views are a hallmark of the 84R, and from the aft table, you can see all the way through to the windshield. Larger yacht appeal is apparent in the saloon with expansive windows that bathe the area in light and provide panoramic views. Ocean Alexander custom engineers the windows, incorporating marine-grade aluminium beams to create unparalleled glass expanses. The atmosphere is remarkable as you sit or dine in comfort; there is the unmistakable feeling of being close to the water’s surface. Custom furniture features rich fabric seating, concealed storage drawers, lacquer-painted cabinets and tables, stone surfaces, and varnished timber accents.
*For a full review of the Ocean Alexander 90R, see issue 83 of Ocean magazine.
The quality of the finish is reminiscent of the finest homes, hotels, or superyachts. The combination of carpet, custom laminate, timber, and stone flooring divides the sitting, dining, and galley areas while maintaining the open feel. Deckhead panels hold recessed lighting, and concealed airconditioning ducting is finished with a diamond-faceted edge for a clean look. The open galley amidships features a large, stone-covered island with a sink adjacent to the dining table that can seat eight or more. This set-up keeps meal prep at the heart of the boat where most
people want it, and is ideal for entertaining. Despite some parallels and synergies that ensure both vessels clearly belong in the Revolution class, it can be said that the 84R ably stands on her own. The galley features full-size stainless appliances from Fisher-Paykel, Jenn-Air, and Whirlpool, and has abundant storage, including a spectacular custom glass cabinet. “Like all Ocean Alexander motor yachts,” explains Holzapfel, “the 84R is delivered with a turnkey package including crockery, cutlery, linen, and furnishings.”