Doral Mediterra 400
A touch of the Mediterranean is now available in
Australia, thanks to the release of the Doral Mediterra 400 sport
yacht. First unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale Show in America late
last year, the Canadian-built Mediterra 400’s design has
been heavily influenced by European styling cues, and is available
with either shaft-drive Volvo D6 XDP or new Volvo IPS 500 diesel
engines, producing 370hp and 500hp respectively, which can power
it along at up to a maximum of 36 knots.
Measuring in at 40ft, or 12.2m long, the Mediterra
400 has a beam of 13ft 3in (4.04m) and can sleep four, split between
two bedrooms. A forward stateroom features a queen-sized island
bed and full-height, cedar-lined locker, while another queen-sized
bed and locker is found in the aft cabin. A choice of interior
colours and fabrics is also available, while forward and aft bathrooms
are provided, with showers, Vacu-Flush toilets and vanity units.
The galley features a deluxe fridge with freezer,
a double-burner electric stove and a Karadon counter top. The lounge
is perfect for entertaining, and the cherry wood table has a crescent-shaped
lounge that can convert to a bed.
The cockpit can also accommodate a crowd in complete
comfort, with plenty of seating backed up by a wetbar complete
with fridge, sink and storage area. The cockpit also comes with
an optional fibreglass hardtop, with full clears.
The list of options available for the Mediterra
400 is extensive, and includes vanished wood flooring in the saloon
and kitchen, washing machine/dryer combos, underwater stern lighting,
reverse-cycle air-conditioning, bow thrusters and a diesel or gas generator
system, among many others.
The Teak Platform Package comprises a laminated
teak swim platform plus Sunbrella covers, while entertainment options
include an LCD 15in flatscreen TV with CD in the master statesroom,
aft cabin and saloon. A comfort package includes waste tank odour
filters, an ice maker, cockpit fridge and electric barbecue, plus
a forward sun pad with integrated pillows and a fibreglass cockpit
Founded in 1972 at Grand Mère in Quebec, Canada, Doral now
produces a wide range of boats, from sport yachts to express
cruisers; sports boats to bow riders.
Enquiries: Pathfinder Marine, tel (02) 9960 7441.
Monterey 220EX and Monterey 330SY
Two new offerings from Florida-based Monterey Boats
will be making their Australian debut at this year’s Sanctuary
Cove International Boat Show (May 24-27), with the 220EX Explorer
bow rider and 330SY Sport Yacht cruiser adding to the American builder’s
The 220EX has an overall length of 21ft 6in and a
beam of 8ft 6in, and features a fully-integrated fibreglass floor
liner area that’s
spacious enough to suit
a wide range of recreational
and sporting pursuits. Ample storage space is a helping hand here,
too, while a stainless steel telescopic ladder hidden in the aft
swim platform and a further recessed ladder at the bow afford easy
The helm features an ergonomic design, with low-glare
night lights and fog-resistant gauges, while customers can choose
from a number of different engine options. Up the front of the 220EX,
the large seating area is equipped with convenient flip-down armrests
and a further storage area below. A number of options are available
for the 220EX, including stereo upgrades, extreme graphics and a
wakeboard tower, among others.
For those after an ever-so-slightly slower pace of
life on the water, Monterey recently revealed its new 330SY sport
yacht. The cruiser measures 35ft long and has an 11ft 3in beam, featuring
an integrated swim platform and sleek European styling.
The 330SY also has its transverse 398lt fuel tanks centrally
located mid-berth, allowing for optimal mass centralisation and a
more stable ride.
As far as comfort and utility are concerned, air-conditioning
and a genset are included as standard features, as is a 26in flatscreen
television. There’s an integrated sun lounge plus a U-lounge
in the oversized cockpit, while the helm’s instrumentation
includes a digital speedometer, a depth/seawater temperature gauge,
compass and tachometer.
The compact, but convenient galley comes with an electric
stove, microwave, fridge, stainless steel sink and coffee maker,
and the head features mirrored vanity storage, a vanity top and a
sink with tap/shower wand.
The mid-cabin’s L-shaped seating converts to a bed, as does
the sofa in the saloon/dinette, while there’s also a V-berth
with privacy curtain, Kenwood satellite stereo system and storage
The 330SY also comes with a wide array of options,
including a canvas cockpit cover, a 15in LCD television and upgraded
stereo package for the V-berth, cabin carpet and various helm electronics
Like all Montereys, both the 220EX and the 330SY are
fully NMMA certified. For more information, visit Squadron Boat Sales,
Australian importer and distributor, at this year’s Sanctuary
Cove International Boat Show.
Enquires: Squadron Boat Sales, tel
(07) 5514 2000.
Ocean Alexander 64
The first Ocean Alexander 64 motoryacht has sailed
Downunder, and gives a further option to Australians looking for
a spacious motoryacht offering a touch of the good life.
With its large swimming platform, this particular
boat measures 22m in length. Ocean Alexander boats are largely built
to order, so no two are quite the same, but even the standard model
still boasts an overall length of 69ft 8in, or 21.23m.
Inside the Ocean Alexander 64 you’ll find the main stateroom
aft of the starboard stairwell and port cabin, where it spans the
entire 17ft 6in beam of the boat. This affords a super-spacious design,
with ample storage and room to move, while the queen-sized bed features
burl-wood Roman pillars either side of the bedhead, and the en-suite
vanity top is finished in marble.
The two guest cabins also offer plenty of room, the
port cabin featuring twin beds and the forward cabin a queen-sized
bed, while the saloon has its own in-built entertainment system.
There’s a separate
dinette area on the pilot house level, while the galley, with granite
bench tops, comes with all the mod-cons you would expect to find
The rear cockpit is sizeable, even with a table and
chairs in place, and the Euro-style transom, with stairs either side,
makes boarding the Ocean Alexander 64 a breeze.
A large sliding glass door takes you from the cockpit into the
saloon, where Ocean Alexander says you’ll really be floored
by the boat’s inherent build quality. Highly polished teak
and hardwoods have been utilised extensively, and those rich wood
tones are complemented by concealed window curtains and recessed
The company also says it has an obsession with fine
design and engineering, and incorporates the best of materials and
techniques into its boat building. Aircraft-quality aluminium ‘I’ beams and uni-directional
carbon fibre are used for strength, while Aquatech HS 22 military-grade
stainless steel is used in applications such as fuel tanks and custom-made
Power is handled by twin MTU Series 60 825hp engines, with a
fuel capacity of 1500 gallons.
Enquiries: Darren Berry at Ocean Alexander Australia,
tel (07) 3890 5000 or 0417 006 009.