Ocean Yachts 58 Super Sport

The Ocean Yachts 58 Super Sport offers wonderful interior accommodations and tournament fishability.

Ocean Yachts 58 Super Sport

Ocean Yachts 58 Super Sport Specs

If you value interior accommodations and tournament fishability, book a test ride on Ocean Yachts' 58 Super Sport. It has the speed. It has a mezzanine-equipped cockpit. And it has a three- stateroom, three-head cabin. It has, in fact, everything you need to go anywhere, anytime, with anyone, for any reason. Will it cause other companies to burn their molds? Not likely, but it some may want to rethink how they arrange an accommodation plan.

Wide Load

By using a shorter passageway belowdecks and raising the galley and dinette two steps, the 58 Super Sport gives you a midship master stateroom as wide as the full beam of the boat. Compare it to competing three-stateroom convertibles, such as Viking's 54 C ($1.8 million powered as our test boat). The guest and crew staterooms are comparably sized, but the master stateroom of the Viking is about half the size of that aboard the 58 Super Sport. Yet the Viking 54 C is nearly as long (though it has no pulpit), plus it's wider, deeper, and heavier.

Compared to the 58 Super Sport's short passageway -- more of foyer, really -- a longer passageway affords more privacy, because no two staterooms share a bulkhead. But the sheer opulence and luxury that can be incorporated into a stateroom as palatial as the 58 Super Sport's master is breathtaking.

A queen-size, home-height innerspring berth is centered against a built-in alcove headrest and flanked by two glossy teak night tables with book-matched drawer facings. Lighting is provided by high-hats overhead as well as by jar lamps atop each nightstand. You can walk completely around three sides of this berth standing up. Sure, making the bed is easy, but this stateroom is more than just a place to sleep. You'll want to hang out here, attired in a robe embroidered with your boat's name, after a long night of putting the hurt on the local tuna population.

The decor is highlighted by gilt-framed paintings and mirrors, one of which is full-length. There's a dressing table with a mirror, and the hanging locker will easily hold a week's worth of clothing. A 30" TV/DVD player and Bose sound system keep you entertained. Behind a sliding door is the head, with a solid-surface vanity and Amtico faux-wood flooring. The shower is separate, of course, and generous in size. If Ocean would sneak in a small fridge in place of one of the many cabinets, you might never leave.

Lift a hatch in the sole of this head and you'll find a feature that highlights this boat's excellent serviceability. The discharge through-hulls for all three heads, and a shower sump to which all three showers are plumbed, are located here. Although it's convenient to have these all in one place, they should be labeled.

The other staterooms are equally stylish. Forward, an island berth, or optional crossover berths, is made private behind a raised-panel door. The shower is en suite, and again, the hanging locker is huge. The crew stateroom features side-by-side twin berths and generous stowage, but it doesn't have a private head. Directly across the passageway, though, is the day head, which is large and comfortable and has a separate shower. A washer and dryer complete the lower deck's accommodations.

The main deck has one of the better galley and dinette arrangements I've tested. The U-shaped counter provides acres of prep surface, and the floor space within the U allows at least four people to bustle about. The sole is rustic wood, and there are two under-counter refrigerators plus an under-counter freezer, all of which are faced with book-matched teak. If you love nice details like I do, check out the lids for the stove and stowage box in the counter. See the thumbholes that allow you to open these lids? I defy you to find the seam created by the cutout into which they recess. Abeam of the galley is the dinette. Its glossy wood table seats six.

The salon decor is subtly highlighted by having vertical wood surfaces matte finished and horizontal surfaces, such as tabletops, gloss finished. Raffia fabrics, leather sofas, and a designer club chair complete the mix. A 40" TV rises out of a console and is served by a Bose home theater system. The coffee table has stowage within. Tables with stowage are one of many signature Ocean Yachts features.

Ride On

Ride is another signature feature, and as much as it pains me to use such hackneyed language, the 58 Super Sport runs fast, soft, and dry. It has a prop-pocketed bottom that allows a shallow 4'4" draft, which grants the 58 Super Sport access to shallower harbors than the Viking. A bit of flam (concavity) just above the waterline at the bow provides extra buoyancy, so the bow can lift sooner, which minimizes the chance of stuffing a wave while trolling. Sitting in the ladder-backed helm chair, even with 10 guests on the crescent lounge forward, you have great visibility fore and aft. Move the levers. Turning big wheels, you can feel the 58 Super Sport's power and torque with increases as small as 50 rpm. It handles like a sports car -- a 70,000-pound, 3,000-horsepower sports car. Peek inside the helm console to see an example of neatly run, well-sealed wiring.

I taped the cockpit at 108 square feet. That's big. My test boat had a fighting chair installed, and there was room for a mate to wire a fish between its footrest and the centerline transom livewell. Two huge insulated fishboxes are installed in the sole. Against the house is a raised mezzanine. This provides seats for a quartet of spectators, or anglers-in-waiting, and incorporates what you need to stay rigged and ready. There's a prep station and freezer, in addition to big tackle drawers and some truly large drawers designed as gaff stowage. Like to think there are boats that can comfortably swallow all your gear? There are.

Extra Point: Toilet lid gaskets keep water from sloshing out when guests forget to drain the bowl after use.