|Category||Pilothouse, Motor Yachts|
|Propulsion Type||Twin Inboard|
|Location||Hilton Head Island, SC|
The Ocean Alexander 540 Pilothouse is a longer 520 Pilothouse with a Euro Transom. Pilothouse models offer a low-level aft cockpit which allows easy access to the water through the wide transom door. The large flybridge can be reached either from the aft deck or from inside the pilothouse. There is ample space for dinghy stowage, which can be handled by crane. The standard interior layouts place the saloon and galley at the same level as the aft deck. The raised pilothouse is the command center of the yacht. With superb forward visibility, the captain can really feel in control of the ship. There is an angled console which can house enough electronics to satisfy a jet pilot. Doors are fitted to both sides, allowing direct access to side and foredecks. Cabin facilities are reached down a curving companionway. They comprise two equally large staterooms, with en suite head and stall shower.
Floors on the main deck of the yacht are satin finished teak and holly, while those in the staterooms are teak parquet.
|SALON, Main Deck|
The generously sized salon is entered from the cockpit via a door in the aft bulkhead. The salon is a warm, inviting area, featuring to port, a huge, comfortable U-shaped settee, upholstered in beige Ultraleather, and with a hydraulic teak hi-lo table at its center. To starboard is a large, built in love seat in matching Ultraleather facing the couch, completing a congenial conversation area.
|GALLEY, Main Deck|
The spacious galley is located amidships on the port side; forward of, and open to, the salon. It is highlighted by green marble counter tops and a black granite sole. Appliances include New Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, Kenyon three burner electric cook top, and a New Sharp convection/microwave oven. There is ample storage space available in the numerous beautifully crafted teak cabinets and drawers throughout the galley.
|PILOTHOUSE, Main Deck|
The roomy pilothouse, located just forward of the galley and up several steps, offers a panoramic view and seating for up to six people, in addition to the helmsman. To port is a large U-shaped settee upholstered in beige Ultraleather. Behind the helm, another large settee faces forward. There is a large L-shaped table for dining. A large ladderback helm seat with footrest provides the helmsman with a comfortable, commanding view. To starboard is a door to the deck, and a staircase to the flybridge. Hodge Podge's open floor plan affords the pilothouse helmsman a good, clear view of the transom while backing the yacht.
he helm console includes all electronics and controls necessary for running Hodge Podge, (Detailed list in Electronics and Navigation) as well as system monitoring equipment and a personal computer. Starboard of the helm console are the companionway stairs down to the lower deck and the staterooms. In the companionway are a locking cabinet for valuables, the laundry locker with a Splendide combo washer/dryer, and the yacht's electrical panel. The pilothouse also has its own air conditioning unit with SMX digital control.
|MASTER STATEROOM, Amidships, Lower Deck|
The huge, full beam master stateroom is located amidships, and is anchored by the athwartship island queen berth with drawers under. There are ample cabinets and built-in bookshelves, as well as a vanity with swing-out stool. The large hanging lockers are cedar lined and lighted.
|VIP STATEROOM, Forward, Lower deck|
The commodious VIP stateroom is equal to the Master Stateroom, located in the bow, also features an island queen berth with ample walk around space.
The large flybridge, reached either via a Euro-style molded staircase from the cockpit; or, in inclement weather, via interior stairs from the pilothouse, features a 3/4 Isinglass enclosure (new 2006). Forward are helm and companion seats and immediately aft of these is an L-shaped settee with ample room for all the crew. There is ample storage inside the settee and under the instrument panel.
|ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION|
Hodge Poudg boasts two complete sets of top shelf electronics. She can be easily operated from either the pilothouse or the flybridge, with all necessary navigation and instrumentation available at both helms. (NEW 12/6/2017 Ms-UD650 Fusion Audio/Weather System & GXM53 Weather/Audio Satellite Receiver))
Designed for self-sufficiency while cruising, Hodge Podge's electrical system includes several banks of batteries for reliable electrical service. The house service bank consists of four 8Ds, and there are separate batteries for engine and generator starting, as well as a bank of two 4Ds providing 24 volts for the bow thruster. The thruster battery bank has its own charger. All batteries are AGM deep cycle There is a New Xamtres inverter, and a Link 2000 power management board.
|DECK AND FOREDECK|
Hodge Podge boasts a generous cockpit with ample room for line handling, fishing, swimming and relaxing. There is a large door through the Euro style transom leading out to the wide integral swim platform.
The teak aft decking was installed in 2013 and shows new.
The well designed, sparkling engine room is reached from the same cockpit deck hatch as the lazarette. There is a sound-deadened waterproof door between the two, and the entire engine room is lined with lead/foam sound and heat insulation.
There is an addition the stainless fuel tanks a 100 gallon bladder.
It would be difficult to find a yacht in this class anywhere that is prettier, cleaner, or priced better than Hodge Podge.
Potential buyers should assume that all items aboard vessel not specifically listed herein do not convey with the vessel.
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.
Call Robert Dykema 912-313-7807
|Speed and Distance|
|Engine Type||Twin Inboard|
|Hull Shape||Semi Displacement|
She has been professionally and rigorously maintained with an open checkbook by her knowledgeable original owners. Careful attention to detail is evident everywhere. From her exquisitely hand crafted interior and stylish Ultraleather upholstery, to her extensive electronics and gleaming engine room, Hodgepodge is a most impressive yacht.