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Ocean Alexander debuts an outboard-powered mini yacht for day cruising

Ocean Alexander’s Divergence 45 is smaller than any of its megayachts, but the builder’s first mid-sized dayboat has that custom-quality finish found on its larger siblings. And it’s designed to do it all, from fishing and diving to family cruising. As for performance, with four Mercury Verado 350-hp four-stroke outboards, this 45-footer hits its stride in the mid-40-knot range.

The cockpit is one of the most impressive areas on this boat. It’s equipped with a disappearing dining table and an extendable SureShade, plus two facing sofas that can be converted when you need room to fish or dive, or to create a small theater around a pop-up TV. One of the most innovative features is contained in the gunwales, which fold down to expand the cockpit’s beam from 13 feet 9 inches to just over 19 feet. Built-in gates with swim ladders make it easier to get on and off the boat, from either the dock or the water.

Ocean Alexander offers more than 400 options for the Divergence 45, so this boat can pretty much do it all, whether you want to stand out in Miami or quietly cruise through New England. 

This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue.



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