The original Ocean Yachts 42 Super Sport hit the market in the early '80s and became an overnight success. It combined a large cockpit with a stable hull design, and like all Oceans the boat ran fast with relatively small engines. It also happened to be one of the better-looking boats the company ever built.
With this illustrious history in mind, I looked forward to running the new version of the 42 SS. I tested the boat in
Naples, Florida, courtesy of Florida Yacht
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Sales, and as I walked down the dock toward the new Ocean, approaching from astern, I initially thought I was looking at a much larger boat. But Tom Butz of FYS assured me that we were looking at the right one.
The new 42-footer boasts a spacious cockpit and a sumptuous interior (another Ocean trademark) in a very well proportioned package. The sleek lines that are the hallmark of Ocean Yachts' current styling create a handsome look overall and an extremely functional design in the real world, something every Ocean Yacht possesses. This 42 represents yet another chapter in the company's ongoing success story.
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey