Power & Motoryacht

International Affair

“It sure is stuff y in here,” said no one ever while aboard the Okean 50.

Introducing an unknown, foreign-built boat brand to the U.S. market takes moxie due to the dominance currently enjoyed by the established American and European builders. But judging by the many double takes the Okean 50 Flybridge Motor Yacht received from people at the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in November—and the fact that the model on display was sold on the third day of the show—this new brand from Brazil might have the “curb appeal” to pull it off.

HMY Yachts, the exclusive distributor for the Okean brand in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America (north of Panama), displayed the Okean 50 at the show with its side balconies fully extended and its aft sliding glass doors and window wide open. This expanded the boat’s beam by

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