The Germán Frers-designed catamaran will be delivered to the client in August 2019

Ocean Explorer has announced the sale of Hull #3 of the OE60. Designed by naval architect Germán Frers, the 60ft yacht will be built alongside the OE72 at Ocean Quality Systems’ (OQS) yard in Jakobstad/Pietarsaari, Finland.

“In the last few years, with a surge in the 60ft-plus yacht market, and with more clients wanting semi-custom builds, with no requirement for professional crew, yards have had to become more flexible in order to remain competitive,” says Ocean Explorer in a statement. “So, with two new-builds in process within this size range, Ocean Explorer is clearly committed to building a personalised yacht for each client.

“This is even more evident during the discussions with the owner of the new OE60 Hull #3, who was integral in the recent updates to the new layout and design of the boat.

The new updates include a larger owner’s stateroom and a larger ensuite, a new sail plan, spars, steering system and more.

“As experienced catamaran sailors, we were very impressed with the boat on two test sails, especially with the smoothness of the boat’s motion in a choppy sea. Rather unique – typically Germán Frers. She is fast and the luxurious looks and the quality of the workmanship speak volumes for the yard,” says the yacht’s new owner.

Hull #3 of the OE60 will be launched in July 2019 for sea trials and delivered to the client in early August. The owner plans to sail straight to the Mediterranean and enjoy cruising for the remainder of the summer and autumn.

The OE72 is the technically advanced larger sister to the OE60, with higher performance than other catamarans in its size class. Hull #1 is due for launch in the spring of 2020.