May 5, 2011

Alex Chueh 1930 - 2011

It is with great sadness that the management and staff of Ocean Alexander regret to announce the death of Alex Chueh, founder of Ocean Alexander. Alex Chueh passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 3rd, after a long battle with terminal illness. Born on October 19, 1933, in Fujian, China, Alex pursued a career with the military early in his life. He graduated from Taiwan Military Academy and enlisted in the Army until he retired from full service in 1970.  Alex started Ocean Alexander in 1978, with the 50 Mark I as the first vessel. In just over 5 years from start-up, his yard built Nighthawk, a 70’ motor yacht, one of the largest yachts ever produced by an Asian yard in 1985. Alex will be remembered as one of the pioneers of the Asian yacht industry, successfully establishing a market in the US for his boats. During his lifetime, over 1,500 Ocean Alexander boats were completed and over 40 new models introduced as the company grew with his vision and the continued vision of his son, John Chueh.