Ocean Alexander

50 Mark II

$324,500 CAD

Vancouver, BC

For sale and easy to view on our Vancouver sales dock, this Ocean Alexander 50 MkII is a superb pilothouse design that is very well suited to our waters with wonderful comfort and visibility. The OA 50 MkII is a finely finished yacht of robust construction. Featuring a bright open salon and galley, a pilothouse and flybridge both with great sightlines,  and two generous staterooms, with two private heads with shower stalls. Furuno NavNet electronics Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster Full size refrigerator / freezer, Reliable, proven Cat power with 3,000 hours

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact David Worland, CPYB at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 787-7719 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Motor Yachts
Overall Length 50'
Year 1987
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 15' 4"
Engine Power 750 HP
Displacement 42,000 pounds


fresh water 1 x 220 gal
fuel 1 x 600 gal

Engine 1

Make & Model Caterpiller 3208TA
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1987
Power 375 horsepower
Hours 3030
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze

Engine 2

Make & Model Caterpiller 3208TA
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1987
Power 375 horsepower
Hours 3030
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze

In the late 1970s, the Ocean Alexander 50 Pilothouse MK I was the first Ocean Alexander model brought to the US. It was very well received, and just under 100 were produced.

It was replaced in1985 with the MkII. This updated model has a more modern appearance, with more contemporary lines and a sleeker profile. With Improved fiberglass laminate technology and ability, the updated MkII is about 10% lighter than her predecessor, and certainly no less robust, and capable.

There are a few important features that make this particular OA 50 MkII stand out:

  • The hydronic furnace is initially plumbed to the domestic hot water system, providing hot water without the need of an AC power supply, and then on to the units throughout the boat
  • All engine hoses were replaced in 2022, including the large exhaust hoses
  • The bow thruster is hydraulic, rather than electric, allowing continuous power when needed
  • Robust Furuno electronics
  • 1,600 Amp hours of newer AGM batteries

This is an opportunity to own a quality yacht.  It is a timeless classic, highly admired amongst knowledgable cruisers. Argo is in above average condition with handsome lines, outstanding teak joinery, and reliable Cat power.

Throughout Argo

It is an easy step from the dock or a tender to the broad swim platform, then to the boat’s cockpit through the transom gate.

The cockpit is just large enough for al fresco coffee or dining. It is teak clad, and there are steps up port and starboard to the side decks, pilothouse doors, and the foredeck.

Enter the salon from the cockpit through sliding double doors of solid teak and glass. The salon and galley are adjacent, with the galley forward to port, and the well laid out wet bar to starboard.

Then steps up to the pilothouse with teak steering on the centreline, upholstered settee with table, port and starboard wing doors, and on starboard, stairs up to the flybridge and upper helm.

To port in the pilothouse, is a curved teak staircase to the accommodations with the master cabin with ensuite head and shower forward, a huge locker and guest head in the foyer, and the commodious guest cabin aft (midships).

Up from the pilothouse is the flybridge and upper helm with helm chair, and built-in settees port and starboard. The boat deck is aft with room for a good sized tender, BBQ, more lounging area, and all manner of cruising needs.

  • Highest quality teak joinery throughout 
  • Windows and portlights, all screened, give fresh air ventilation and natural light throughout the salon and accommodations
  • Webasto central heat
  • Central vacuum
  • LED lighting

Argo has a two cabin / two head configuration with the owner’s cabin forward, and the guest cabin midships. The companionway to the accommodations area leads down from the port side of the pilothouse to a foyer.

As in the rest of the yacht, the accommodations are finished in the finest teak joinery, some with raised teak panels. Each cabin has LED lighting, heat controls, generous berths, and excellent storage.

The Owner’s Cabin is also richly finished in teak, and features a centreline queen berth, numerous lockers and drawers, and natural light and ventilation.

  • Reading lights
  • Bookshelf
  • Overhead hatch with sunshade
  • Two opening portlights with screens and privacy curtains
  • Webasto control along with separate electric base board heat 

The Owner’s Head is accessed directly from the cabin for privacy.

  • Basin and vanity with storage below
  • Vacuflush fresh water toilet
  • Stall shower
  • Opening portlight with privacy curtain
  • Exhaust fan

The Guest Cabin is aft of the foyer with two sets of upper and lower bunks port and starboard, that will accommodate four guests. 

  • Very large teak bureau with storage lockers and drawers
  • More storage under the lower bunks
  • Overhead lighting and reading lights (all LED)
  • Four opening portlights with screens and privacy curtains
  • Webasto control along with separate electric base board heat

The Guest / Day Head is to port off the foyer.

  • Basin and vanity with storage below
  • Vacuflush fresh water toilet
  • Stall shower
  • Opening portlight with privacy curtain
  • Exhaust fan


Great for entertaining or lounging, the spacious salon has seating for a small crowd in a large L-shaped settee to port, around a hi-low cocktail / dining table, and two rattan chairs to starboard.

Forward to the starboard side in the salon is the dedicated wet bar with basin, working surface, ice maker, and storage.

  • Teak bureau to starboard
  • Samsung TV with Intellian i6 Sat receiver
  • Pioneer stereo with Bluetooth
  • Electric baseboard heat
  • Webasto hydronic heat control
  • Horizontal mini blinds all around, neatly positioned behind a teak valance
  • Central vacuum


The galley is forward of the salon, to port, and on the same level. It is behind a raised bar finished in teak. The galley is U-shaped, with a household-sized double door fridge and freezer. The work area is efficient, at the same level as the salon, with exceptional storage, light and ventilation. Note also: 

  • LG energy efficient refrigerator / freezer (2019)
  • Galley Maid Empress stove with oven
  • Electric stove vent
  • Double sink with garbage disposal
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Meile G811SC dish washer
  • Opening window with screen
  • U-Line ice maker in bar across from galley
Pilothouse and Lower Helm

The pilothouse is up a few steps from the salon and galley areas with outstanding visibility all around. It is a superbly designed space from which to command the ship, entertain underway, enjoy breakfast at table in an anchorage, and to plan the next days adventure.

The pilothouse has an upholstered settee with a teak drop-leaf table. At the helm, all controls and instruments are comfortably at hand.

There are port and starboard doors to the side decks, and foredeck. And from inside, stairs up from the pilothouse to the flybridge and boat deck.

  • Teak steering wheel 
  • Two 10.8” Furuno Navnet VX2 MFDs showing radar, chart, depth, AIS
  • Furuno ETR-6/10N Network Sounder
  • Vespar WatchMate XB6000 Class B AIS transponder (new 2020)
  • Robertson AP100DL autopilot
  • Uniden Solar DSC VHF radio
  • Keypower hydraulic bow thruster control
  • Data Marine Speed Log
  • Data Marine Depth (with dedicated transducer for redundancy)
  • Pantograph windshield wipers with fresh water wash
  • GoLight remote spotlight control
  • Hart Systems Tank Tender fluid level monitor
  • Sure Call mobile phone signal booster
  • Defrost fan
  • Windlass control
  • Engine gauges 
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Ritchie compass
Exterior Hull and Decks

The cockpit, clad in teak, is accessed by the wide teak swim-grid, through the transom gate. It is spacious enough, and intimate to the ocean around, and, with high bulwarks, is safe and secure. The teak caprail is extends to the caprails and railings leading forward.

Doors from the cockpit to the salon are of solid teak. They are sliding, rather than hinged, and in fair weather, the salon and cockpit almost become one.

Full beam cockpit lazarette for access to systems, as well as plenty of room for storage. This locker also gives access to the machinery space, meaning a tech does not need to enter the yacht to service the engines.

  • Maxwell Nilsson electric windlass with deck switches, and remote controls at each helm station
  • 45 lb CQR anchor with 300‘ 5/8” chain
  • Teak swim grid with boarding ladder
  • Raw water washdown at bow and stern
  • Exterior courtesy lights and overhead lights, all LED
  • Oversize cleats and deck fittings


Upper Helm, Flybridge and Boat Deck

The roomy flybridge has excellent running visibility from the helm seat, with controls and instruments close at hand. There is ample guest seating with the built-in settees.

The flybridge is covered by a bimini, just ahead of the fibreglass arch.

  • Swivelling helm seat
  • Overhead lighting in arch
  • Furuno NavNet VX2 8” MFD showing radar, chart, depth and AIS
  • Data Marine Speed Log
  • Data Marine Depth
  • Robertson F100 autopilot remote
  • Uniden Oceanus DSC VHF radio
  • Bow thruster control
  • ATW loud hailer/horn
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Ritchie compass
  • Engine synchroniser gauge
  • Windlass remote
  • Engine gauges 
  • Air compressor for horns, with hose for other inflatable uses

The boat deck, aft off the flybridge sitting area, has ample room for a sizeable tender, folding teak table and chairs for additional lounging, and all manner of cruising needs and toys. There is ladder access to the cockpit.

  • Brower Systems 800 lb tender crane with remote
Engines and Mechanical Systems

Motive power is by two Caterpillar 3208 TA diesel engines, rated at 375 hp each, approximately 3,027 hours. 1,500 RPM can give 9+ knots, and 1,750 RPM gives up to 12 knots, depending on conditions.

  • AC and DC lighting in engine room
  • 4-blade bronze propellors
  • Synchroniser
  • Racor fuel / water separators to each main and to genset
  • Webasto hydronic central furnace
  • NuTone built-in vacuum 
  • Hydraulic PTO on starboard engine
  • Algae X fuel cleaner
  • PSS dripless shaft seals
  • Headhunter X-Caliber domestic fresh water pump
  • New hot water tank
  • KeyPower 10” hydraulic bow thruster
  • Hydraulic trim tabs
  • Webasto hydronic diesel-fired boiler with remote controls throughout the vessel. The system is plumbed through the hot water tank as well, giving hot water without the need of an AC power supply.
Electrical System

The electrical system is designed and set up to provide reliable power to all systems on board with minimal need for charging with the genset.

DC power is from a large bank of AGM batteries totalling 1,600 Amp/hours.

AC power is from 30 Amp or 50 amp shore power, from the genset, or via the batteries through the inverter.

  • 8kW Westerbeke generator set with water lift muffler and sound shield for quiet operation, 2,662 hours
  • All AC and DC legs have appropriate fuses, breakers, voltmeters, and ammeters. Control and monitoring panels are in the pilothouseVictron Energy Multiplus charger / inverter: 120 Amp, 3 kW
  • 2 x 12V AGM start batteries, 2019
  • 8 x 6V 40 Amp AGM house batteries, 2019
  • 2 x Mastervolt Battery Mate 1602 isolators. These ensure a smooth and appropriate charge, as needed, prolonging battery life
  • Freedom marine 25 2.5 kW 130 Amp inverter / charger
  • Two 50 Amp shore power receptacles located fore and aft
  • All lighting, both AC, and DC, upgraded to LEDs
Exclusions and Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.

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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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