Location Fort Lauderdale, FL
Contact Randall Burg, 954 870 3667, Love That
The builder, Greg Sturgis, talked to designer Tom Fexas about designing his perfect yacht, but the idea lay dormant until 2005, when Sturgis gave Fexas the go-ahead for the project. It was, sadly, to be the last design that Fexas would do before his untimely death. Sturgis notes that Fexas, as talented as he was eccentric, really “got” the idea of creating a yacht that would be as versatile as a Swiss Army knife and as ruggedly all-purpose as an SUV, yet which would have a luxuriously appointed interior.
The result is, quite simply, a cruising yacht unlike any other. Whatever you think you need while afloat, you’ll find that Sturgis, Fexas, and Camargue (the high-quality builder) have already thought of it.
Space has been allocated for scuba tanks and dive gear, the cockpit is designed (and reinforced) for a fighting chair, the engineroom is enough to make your mechanic (or an owner/
Every system and piece of equipment has been chosen not for price, but for quality and longevity.
The Out Islander is a very cleverly designed yacht that has too many thoughtful details to mention.
Take the bridge, for example. Wing stations are outside the coamings so the skipper can see the entire side of the yacht while docking. The stairs from the pilothouse are gentle enough to take in a rush if you need to get up or down quickly.
The hardtop is beautifully finished and reinforced so you can stow kayaks or sailboards on it.
With nearly 20 feet of beam, the 64 can easily carry a full-sized RIB. And, with the bridge set well aft, it is drier and has less motion.
The engineroom is another masterpiece of efficiency, with full headroom even for someone more than 6 feet. This Out Islander has a pair of 850-horsepower Caterpillar C15 ACERTs.
Effort has been taken to soundproof the engineroom and the separate generator flat that holds the Northern Lights 16kW and 20kW gensets.
The Hynautic steering has redundancy with dual pumps, a Reverso pump draws from twin 15-gallon oil tanks, and a fuel polisher is standard.
Trac stabilizers are fitted, along with a Village Marine watermaker, Delta-T air systems, and a two-ton a/c unit that cools the engineroom.
The salon has a traditional teak interior with superb joinery. The electric hi-lo table can seat six to seven people easily, and a large-screen TV hides in the portside cabinetry.
The pilothouse is likely to be the main living area while underway, with the galley separated from the salon, a dinette opposite that converts to a pilot berth, and the helm forward.
The galley has all the amenities, plus granite counters, large windows, and, for cruising, a second freezer in the cockpit.
Arranged with seamanlike efficiency, the helm has twin chairs and a chart-sized navigation table just outboard of the instrument panel (charts stow in a dedicated drawer under the dinette). Twin monitors handle the electronics, and the Cat engine displays are easily visible.
Dogging doors on each side lead to the Portuguese bridge and, with full walkaround decks, the Out Islander 64 is well suited for short-handed cruising.
The accommodations are nothing short of, well, magnificent. The owner’s suite is amidships and spans the full beam with a centerline king berth, enough lockers (including a walk-in) and drawers for liveaboards, and a built-in desk/vanity. The master head (on the two-head layout) is aft, with a luxuriously large shower.
Down from the pilothouse are two more cabins, including a very civilized VIP suite forward with offset queen berth, large hanging lockers, and en suite access to a head with shower.
The forward berth hinges up to reveal a cavernous space perfect for hiding guest suitcases.
The third cabin has been cleverly designed with twin athwartships berths that are elevated to provide stowage in the form of drawers and lockers under each berth.
Underway, the Out Islander is both comfortable and economical, topping out at more than19 knots and getting a mile per gallon at cruising speed, which is quite remarkable considering her 19-foot beam (3 feet more than similar yachts) and her sturdy heft of 54 tons.
This is a yacht that must be scene to be appreciated. The yacht is in near “10” condition, and owned my a serious owner with a 100 T captains license.