The CMY173 has been designed with a big boat look and feel, yet she is easily handled solo or by a couple cruising. Delivering this fresh and unique yacht to the prestige motorboat market has involved concept and styling by the Compact Mega Yachts team and architecture by Australian Naval Architect Paul Bury. The Upper Deck Lounge provides recreational space whilst the vessel is both at rest and underway. The rear dining area features a glass interactive dining table which can display navigation data, AIS charts, interactive entertainment, recreational games like chess and air hockey and much more.

What is the design philosophy?Tomas Halmesmäki (OQS)
CMY173 designKevin Dailey (CMY)


How is the interior designed?

Finnish boatbuilding skills from the locality of Jakobstad are legendary, Both the Nautor Swan and Baltic Yacht yards are located on the same headland within easy walking distance of the OQS factory. The CMY161 interior is built in modular units which are lowered into the vessel once complete. This method ensures the maximum quality of local craftsmanship, quality and accuracy. The interior of the 161 has a spacious, light and airy feel due to the additional volume created by the outboard engines. The styling is big boat and with gyro-stabilisation, the overall impression onboard is one of comfort and luxury associated with larger vessels.



Boatbuilding skills from the locality of Jakobstad in Finland are legendary. Many of the OQS team have honed their skills at Nautor’s Swan or Baltic Yachts, which are located on the same headland within easy walking distance of the OQS factory. The beautiful real wood interior of the CMY173 is built in modular units which are lowered into the vessel once complete. This method utilises local skills and craftsmanship to ensure maximum quality, efficiency and accuracy. The interior of the 161 has a spacious, light and airy feel due to the additional volume created by the ‘walk-over’ side decks. The clean lines, spacious and uncluttered styling, gives the overall impression of the comfort and luxury generally associated with larger vessels.

How is the interior be built?Tomas Halmesmäki (OQS)
173 Interior DesignKevin Dailey (CMY)


What economy to expect?Andreas Blomdahl (OXE)

The standard CMY173 features triple OXE Diesel 300hp outboard motors developed in conjunction with BMW. These outboards give extraordinary economy and low emissions whilst developing a very high level of torque. Through the bite of the stainless-steel propellers, the 900hp generated takes the 173 to around 27 knots at full speed and 24 knots cruising. 


Compact Mega Yachts is pioneering “adaptable powering” by utilising only the number of engines and horsepower required to do the task at hand. Three for top speed, two for Joystick docking, or just the centre engine for casual or long-distance cruising. One engine, ECO mode, gives greater than 2,000-mile range at 7.5 knots using a minimal one litre of fuel per nautical mile. 


And any maintenance required is aided by easy access. The front of the engines is accessible when lowered, or with them raised service the gearbox and props from the rear swim platform. If required, engines can be unbolted and easily removed for service, repair or upgrade without any costly deck or interior work.

What is Eco Mode?

OXE 300hp Diesel Outboards consume up to 40% less fuel compared to gas petrol outboards. Developed in-house with OXE, our 'adaptable powering' concept reduces fuel consumption further by only using the horsepower (engines) that are required. It reduces drag by keeping unused engines out of the water. Lower fuel usage and less drag dramatically reduces the consumption and cost of running. It also reduces pollution which depletes natures reserves less quickly. One might say ... it’s revolutionary. We call it ‘ECO Mode’.



The CMY173 is rich with the latest technology. These features offer more comfort, safety and more fun! The OXE diesel engines are groundbreaking for longevity and fuel economy. Gyro stabilisation and ZIPWAKE dynamic trim-control make for a smoother, roll free experience. Joystick docking, GPS position-holding and Birds Eye docking all take the stress out of mooring or close quarter manoeuvring. State of the art Garmin electronics not only serve to navigate but they also communicate with the engines and entertainment systems. The PLC automated control system allows control of many electrical functions, but also monitors fuel and water tankage. The BOYD Touch Table will certainly be popular with families as it has endless digital interactive uses, as well as serving as a stylish dining table. 

What technology is onboard?