The Ocean Eagle (formally called 'Chubasco' & 'American Eagle') is a 72 foot Swath Ocean catamaran, designed and built in 1987 in the United States. She was originally built for the owner of a San Diego boat building company 'Swath Ocean Systems' as his own personal pleasure vessel. She was designed to travel the world with all her sophisticated systems. The Ocean Eagles involvement with the America's Cup Challenge has been a long and colourful one. She was bought by the billionaire 'Bill Koch' who also owned the yacht America 3, defeating the Italian team four races to one in the 1992 Challenge. The Eagle was used as his personal chase boat. She was also involved in the 1995 Challenge when Bill Koch financed another team to compete for the Cup. This time the crew consisted entirely of women except for tactician David Dellenbaugh on a yacht named the Mighty Mary, skippered by the New Zealander, Leslie Egnot. The Eagle was once again his personal chase boat. She then went on to being the San Diego Yacht Clubs committee boat for the New Zealand Big Boat KZ1', defeated by the defender, a catamaran, Stars and Stripes US1. The 'Big Boat' is still being displayed today in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour Basin. When New Zealand won the America's Cup in 1995, the owner of the vessel New Zealand Challenge, purchased the Ocean Eagle from Bill Koch and shipped her to New Zealand. Since then, amongst being the most popular corporate function vessel, she has been Team New Zealand¿s hospitality boat for the two America's Cups held in the 'City of Sails'. We specialize in:
Corporate Entertainment ,Lunch & Dinner Cruises ,Weddings ,Birthday & Family Celebrations ,Social Club Events ,Conferences ,Champagne , Breakfasts ,Christmas Parties WEDDINGS... that move you
The Ocean Eagle is a fabulous vessel for your special occasion. We specialize in making your wedding day fun, elegant and stress free. Have our Wedding Coordinator assist you in creating a romantic day specially tailored for you. You may choose to have our captain marry you in an idyllic setting, cruising the magnificent Auckland harbour. We can organise everything from fine dining and beverages to flowers and entertainment. Make your day a special occasion, one to remember for years to come.
We invite you to call or email us for a 'no obligation' appointment with our Cruise Coordinator to show you around the vessel and discuss your individual requirements for your special day.
What makes us different?
To make your occasion one to remember, contact Ocean Eagle Charters to schedule an experience that won't be soon forgotten. From weddings to private and corporate functions, we offer a luxurious and opulent charter setting that operates out of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. We want to help you create a unforgettable and truly beautiful experience with group capacity up to 150 people. To find out more, call the team at Ocean Eagle Charters today.