OCEA Commuter 33

OCEA Commuter 33

The “little” yacht that can cruise far!

At 33 metres, this is the smallest of the Commuter family of yachts, but it still offers amenities comparable to those of larger yachts.

Designing a transoceanic yacht based on commuter boats designed for short trips on a river was no easy feat! The New York commuters in use at the beginning of the 20th century only crossed the East River, not the Pacific Ocean. However, one of the very first Ocea Commuters, Abely Wheeler, a 32.50-metre boat completed in 2004, has travelled around the world. In fact, these unique yachts can sail anywhere in absolute safety. With coamings to protect against choppy waves, side decks to protect the windows and a Portuguese deck, they exemplify the expertise of the Ocea shipyard. The Commuter 33 yachts are very seaworthy, stable underway and capable of handling the most difficult weather conditions. They are also easy to handle, even with a small crew.

Narrow coves and small ports

Another great feature is their unique design, which departs from today’s trends while still offering large indoor spaces, particularly thanks to the flybridge. The cabins, located on the lower deck, are modelled after those on sailing yachts, so our many customers who have sailing backgrounds feel right at home. Above all, the Commuters are for people who want to be out cruising! These are yachts that are not afraid to go out when others prefer to stay in port waiting for better weather. Speed is another argument in favour of the Ocea Commuters. With their semi-displacement hulls, which are lighter and ride on top of the water, they can comfortably cruise at 14 knots, whereas competing explorer yachts top out at 10 knots. This means that you’ll be on your way to adventure even faster! The Commuter 33’s small size also allows it to navigate into tiny coves or small ports. And the optional ice class hull can also provide added peace of mind at a time when debris is becoming an increasing problem on the world’s oceans.

Updated design

While eager to update the Commuter line, Ocea Yachts also wanted to respect the initial concept and maintain the character of the yachts. It still has a low profile, but the line is more refined, especially on the Commuter 33, which does not have an upper deck but that can still cruise far!


Naval ArchitectOCEA
Length overall33.00 m
Beam7.20 m
Max draft1.90 m
Max speed18.0 kts
Cruising Speed14.0 kts
Range4 000 NM @ 10 knots
Guests8 in 4 staterooms