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 table.

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 extensive range.

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 boarding.

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 lockers.

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 packages.

Like all Montereys, both the 220EX and the 330SY are fully NMMA certified. For more information, visit Squadron Boat Sales, the brand’s 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 at home.

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 lighting.

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 propeller shafts.

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. Website: