Built in 2004, Ocean Horse (Ex Allsmoke) is the fourth hull of the 78’ miniseries, one of the most successful Southern Wind projects, that boast the design partnership of Reichel Pugh Design and Nauta Design.
Thanks to the Reichel Pugh naval architecture, Ocean Horse features slippery hull’ lines, a fin and bulb keel, a high aspect ratio and balanced rudder.
The general concept, the interior layout and the exterior styling are drawn by the Italian designers Nauta Design. While the UK based SP Technologies are responsible for the composite structural engineering of the hull, decks and structures, which are made in sandwich (Carbon fibres and Kevlar) with epoxy resin.
The result is an exceedingly well rounded yacht of excellent performance, whose building philosophy calls for straightforward, simple sailing systems, free from unnecessary technology.
Ocean Horse is a real cruiser/racer, ideal both for bluewater cruises and competitive races. She enjoys an excellent reputation in the racing field, thanks to remarkable results of major races such as the Maxi Rolex Cup (Winner of 2005 Palma Superyacht Cup, first in the Mini Maxi IRC class in 2007 edition and winner of Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship Cup in 2011 edition).
A versatile deck plan incorporates a large guest cockpit protected by a recessed dodger, a generous sunbed area and a separated sailing cockpit with dual steering wheels.
A new teak has been applied on deck, appraising the yacht clean an flash lines, on spring 2015.
Ocean Horse has an interior configuration ideal for Cruising and for Charter, featuring a separation between the owner/guest area (forward) and the crew mess (aft). The access below deck is gained either through the aft or the guest cockpit companion-ways.
The stairway of the latter leads to the saloon which makes use of the full beam of the yacht. This area
accommodates an 8/10 dining table, a comfortable conversation area and luxury accessories including a refrigerator, an icemaker and a wine cooler.
Ocean Horse ’s interior follows Southern Wind Shipyard’s most popular layout, with the owner’s cabin forward:
although it is the narrowest area on the boat, it still has abundant room for two separate bunks (one double and one single bunk), storage spaces and an ensuite bathroom. This cabin layout allows privacy and
comfort also when sailing.
The same attention for privacy and comfort that are used in the master cabin are found throughout the entire yacht. The layout of Ocean Horse includes two guest cabins amidships: a twin cabin with additional Pullman bunk and a double bunk cabin; they both enjoy an en-suite head.
All guest cabins are conceived for functionality and the furniture is built in sturdy yet lightweight honeycomb sandwich veneered with natural teak.
The direct access to sailing cockpit from the crew quarters, is granted through the aft companion-way. Here
the functional galley and the nav station are linked to a pair of crew cabins with shared head forward, so that the crew and the galley area are effectively separated from the owner’s party.
The engine room access is conveniently located in the corridor which leads to the crew quarters.