Sofia stood apart from the crowd at the Cannes, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale boat shows. It was impossible to pass by her without noticing the flamboyantly yellow submarine perched on her aft deck. The sub certainly caught my attention, and when interior designer Frank Pieterse treated me to a tour of the yacht, I discovered the sub was merely a tease to the surprises within.
Ocean Alexander, with the launch of its OA 120, opens a new chapter in its 34-year history. The alluring new flagship was developed over a period of five years—from the first conversation with designer Evan K. Marshall—and debuts at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.