Johnny Chueh, who has headed the Ocean Alexander group since 1999, is a creative thinker and a man with a head for numbers. He is building a multifaceted company in which yacht manufacturing represents only about a third of the group’s revenues. These days, Ocean Alexander has its own dealerships in its main export markets and owns waterfront real estate in key areas.
Last year, the company became the exclusive US West Coast dealer for Tiara Yachts—a smart way to complement the Ocean Alexander line with smaller boats the company does not build. On the other end of the scale, it partnered with US-based Christensen Yachts to build its newest flagship, the alluring Ocean Alexander 120, which debuts at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The partnership with Washington-based Christensen includes the future construction of a 135- and 155-foot yachts, fully designed and engineered. This said, the company maintains an impressive manufacturing facility, complete with an extensive woodshop and new painting facilities (as Ocean Alexander switches from gel coat to paint). It is in Kaohsiung that the shipyard’s experienced craftsmen will soon start building the newly announced Ocean Alexander 112. Related in styling to the 120, the Ocean Alexander 112 was designed in collaboration with Evan K. Marshall with engineering by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects. The tri-deck yacht with five staterooms (including an ondeck master) will be built to class (RINA and the Marshall Islands’ yacht code MI 103).
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