Ocean Yachts enjoys a reputation for consistently producing some of the best and most creative interiors of any production boat builder. All one need do to sell an Ocean Yacht is to take the family down below. Mission accomplished.
In the case of this 52 SS, the living quarters consist of four separate levels. Enter the salon on one level, where the bulk of the seating consists of an L-shaped settee portside. To starboard, a single swivel chair lets the captain hold court.
Step up to the galley with its beautiful teak joinerwork and satin-finished cabinets that give a warm, lustrous ambience. Waist-high, Corian-topped counters house cabinets and a refrigerator/freezer beneath. Opposite the galley is a dinette perfect for four super models or two people of my size.
Descend the stairs for'ard, and you'll find an over/under double cabin to port with a head and shower opposite. The forward cabin consists of a full-width cabin with a queen-sized island berth and a private head with shower in the forepeak. But if you walked aft at the bottom of the s'airwell, you'd have taken several steps farther downward and entered the full-width master stateroom. This compartment features an athwartship queen berth and its own private head with shower. If you cruise with two'couples, you'll appreciate the buffer zone between the two main staterooms.