THE PENCIL OF FRERS
Designed by famed racing yacht designer Germán Frers with interior styling by Estonian Meelis Press, the boat offers 60 feet (18 meters) of solidity and style, from the rigid hull made with a vacuum infusion system that offers speed and the best possible comfort, to the curved, push-button-operated carbon drifts, and even the ability to comfortably accommodate up to eight people and enough solar panels to power all essential systems.
From the light ash interior to the Staron countertops and chrome designer faucets, Ocean Explorer C-60 is a true floating home. This is the main goal of the catamaran, both during world regattas and during relaxing moments with friends sailing around the Caribbean. It has more curvatures than an average multihull; this is not only in terms of manufacture, but also in terms of interior design. There are no hard edges or corners, and on board the lines are wide and clean. The galley on board is equipped with everything you would expect from a professional kitchen, such as a high-tech vacuum and filtration system, full-size dishwasher and ice machine, full double oven with gas stove, and soft-close refrigeration drawers designed to maximize space and for better ease of use. For evenings of relaxation and entertainment, there are also two valuable wine refrigerators and a large freezer compartment located on both sides of the kitchen. Beyond the galley is then located the navigation station; from the B&G navigation and performance electronics, to the Maretron digital switching system, you can control the entire boat with the autopilot, even the cabin lights and gray water systems, all with one touch. The lounge offers a sleek, polished table in light ash wood, with soft, comfortable seating arranged in a crescent shape, perfect for informal lunches, impromptu parties, or simply relaxing with the built-in Fusion music system or watching the TV spilling out of the brightly lit bar area opposite.
On either side of the living area are teak stairs, which descend to the living quarters. Two cabins on either side lead to luxurious rooms full of color and equipped with all the comforts of home, with luxurious beds on which to indulge comfortably and spacious bathrooms, yet full of practical and design details. Returning to the cabins, it is the attention to design that makes this boat altogether special-from the space above the bed and touch control of air conditioning, to the latest built-in sound systems and easy-to-close blackout curtains.
Then outside there are two partially covered areas at the stern of the boat that provide seating and relaxing with friends, but can also expand to create a large area dedicated to dining. The front cockpit offers a perfect place to relax in solitude with comfortable seating and a Fusion music system. To port and starboard of the aft area are two command stations-each fully equipped with navigation instruments, rudder, and bow thruster joystick for quick steering. The catamaran’s bow boasts a highly specialized Harken maneuvering system-a self-turning jib and a considerable number of motorized winches ensure that a crew of only two can safely steer the Ocean Explorer C-60. The stiff, lightweight mast is made of carbon by Lorima, a leading manufacturer of catamaran rigs, and is complemented by North Sails sails. www.oqs.fi
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET.
Length – LOA – 60.7ft
Length – LWL – 59.4ft
Width – 29.8ft
Mobile lifted/lowered drifts – 2.6ft / 6.6ft
Displacement – 20tonnes
Carbon Rig – height at waterline – 27.8m
Fuel – 900lt
Freshwater – 700lt
Blackwater – 240lt
Hot water – 60lt
400W Solar Panels – 1.5kW
Diesel Engine – 2 x 75hp