yachts and sailing

OYSTER YACHTS
DECK SALOONS

Designed by Sailors for Sailors – inspired designs benefitting from listening to owners with more than 20 million blue-water sailing miles and 75 circumnavigations.

This is what makes an Oyster the world’s finest Deck Saloon yacht for long weekends or Ocean Adventures alike.

 

Oyster 565

 

 

The entry level yacht for the ‘G6’ range of seven models up to the Flagship Oyster 118. Using the latest generation of Oyster hull shapes, developed with Humphreys Yacht Design, the Oyster 565 is designed for family sailing without professional crew. Developed from years of experience building ~120 versions of the Oyster 56 and the Oyster 575, the new Oyster 565 provides the essential ‘4th cabin’ which can be used as a utility space or for an extra bunk. A generous sail locker and lazarette, headroom and bunk lengths to match the larger Oyster Superyachts, the 565 can be configured with many different cabin layouts – and for the first time in Oyster Yachts – can have the master cabin forward and a dinghy garage in the transom.

Versatile, stylish and a modern hull shape – the perfect family yacht for ocean adventures.

 

Oyster 625

 

 

The triple award winning Oyster 625 is designed to bring some significant improvements to the already successful pedigree of the Oyster 61 and 62. A new hull design by Humphreys Yacht Design with increased performance and handling, options for a sportier rig, several interior layout options and increased space in the master cabin by utilising the fuller aft sections are just some of the enhancements we’re launching with this new design.

Designed for comfortable live-aboard family and friends sailing, the 625 interior options also allow for a forepeak layout to be set out for a full-time crew member. The main areas in the yacht feature two forward cabins, each with its own heads and shower, a spacious owners suite and a fourth cabin that can be configured as a workshop, guest cabin or a children’s cabin with access from the master cabin.

There is an option of a sliding companionway access from the master cabin to the aft deck or owners may prefer to keep the aft deck uncluttered giving a 2m by 2.2m leisure area. The cleaner, more modern bulwark profile, with its integral stanchions and mooring cleats, creates spacious, uncluttered side decks, whilst the smoother, flush lines of her foredeck produces more deck space than the Oyster 62. There is also the option of three large vertical portlights in the hull, to port and starboard, to further enhance the views out from the saloon giving this new Oyster real superyacht quality.

With an overall length of just under 19.4m (63.5ft) including pulpit, the Oyster 625 supports options of cutter rig, double headsail and in-mast furling. A displacement length ratio of 182 and a sail area displacement ratio of 22.3 deliver sparkling performance for comfortable passage making. The striking new Oyster 625 is guaranteed to turn heads wherever she goes.

 

Oyster 675

 

 

Defining a new phase in Oyster’s long running, carefully structured product development programme, the company is delighted to announce the all new Oyster 675. Pairing with the Oyster 745 concept introduced in Autumn 2013, the Oyster 675 completes for now a new third tier to Oyster’s range, meeting the evolving needs of owners and how they view and crew their sailing.

Creating balance and pace, the twin rudder hull by Humphreys Yacht Design is configured and engineered to take a more powerful rig plan than the smaller yachts, with options for carbon masts and rigging and performance sails that will make this model appeal to those who enjoy fast passages and have, perhaps, a keen eye also on the trophies at Oyster’s exclusive regattas. Yet this is not a lightweight racing yacht, it has everything an Oyster should, just in a hull form that gives an extra 10 per cent on the water and with either the swinging centreboard or standard keel versions, comfortable performance is guaranteed.

Externally the sweeping teak and rollover-bulwark decks show a practical plan for sail-handling and play, including foredeck stowage for the tender and step-down sunbathing platform for fun time at anchor. An extended transom version further enlarges the aft deck and gives an even more determined look to the profile while also enabling a dinghy garage.

With its lower profile, stretched deck saloon window visually triggering a sense of power and purpose in a manner akin to the more tasteful of performance road cars, this Oyster 675 joins the latest ‘Coupé’ range.

Internally, with two spacious double guest cabins complementing the full beam master suite and a fourth cabin for crew (with options for en suite facilities), the Oyster 675 brings together choices to detail the yacht for family, for occasional charter, or for long distance exploring and adventure, with professional help aboard.

The 675 also has two main interior options revolving around the galley location, owners choosing between an enclosed highly efficient and seaworthy galley just aft of the main saloon or a traditional ‘linear’ design through which you can walk to the master cabin making this model a really spacious yacht to enjoy in comfort.

The Oyster 675 – set to be the centre of attention.

 

Oyster 745

 

Two metres longer than the Oyster 675, three shorter than the 825, the sleek-topped 22.7m Oyster 745, announced in 2013 and now fully in build, brings interesting new thinking and great new opportunity, drawing as she does on the particular experience of the 12 very varied 825s and 885s.

Through these 12 80-plus-footers there are very different expressions of layout and balance between owner, guest and crew requirements, adding into the mix up to three levels of saloon roof and floor, with apportionment of space essentially based on six cabins, six heads for the 885, five cabins, five heads, for the 825 – a huge versatility within the strengthening Oyster approach of ‘say yes’ to owners requests.

Next in line, within the previous single rudder generation, was the 72/725 with five cabins, four heads. Beautiful lines and handling but with two guest cabins aft sharing heads and shower, and the forward guest cabin accessed via the crew and galley area, not everyone’s optimal solution. The key difference between the 725 and the 72 was the incorporation of the vertical, three-stripe Seascape windows into the same hull and floorplan initially at the request of one owner which was then picked up by others. The rebadging as the 725 was driven by the owners who wanted to enjoy the difference between their 725s and the successful 72s – from this partnership, three Oyster 725s have been built.

For the new Oyster 745, with a clean design slate, these issues have been swept aside, making way for a very spacious four cabin, four head layout by electing to have not three full cabins aft, just two with a very versatile side-space bridging the sleeping and living areas aft and the amidships, and also resolving private forward access by adopting the bigger 825’s successful walkway either side of the mast. With this, guests have one side forward, crew the other, and the galley/crew door can close the whole of that area.

Of these significant introductions, Oyster CEO David Tydeman says, “You get a really nice master cabin with big ensuite, and a very good guest double cabin which can be either double, twin, or Pullmans, or combination of all of these. And rather than use the leftover space as a fourth guest cabin, we designed this area with a number of options. Given this is more of an owner-driver’s boat, this can be a ship’s office for the owner, with a desk, with a chart table, enclosed or open plan, and a comfortable L-shaped snug just off the main saloon and dining area.”

Left open plan, it creates a great space for sitting and relaxing, while pouring even more light and space into that aft guest deck, a convivial or quiet lower deck saloon with library or any level of AV equipment including 40in (100cm) deckhead fold- down television. Alternatively it can be laundry and store or a bunked space for extra occasional berthing.

The evolution through design generations to the current wide beam aft and high freeboard has contributed to a leap in interior volume for this new, more open accommodation plan. Below the sheerline volume is a full 210m3, astonishingly just 20 less than the Oyster 82 which despite its three metres extra length measured 230m3.

In the Oyster 675 update in the Oyster Magazine (Issue 77) we talk of a new Oyster construction method and the 745 was the first in the line built this way with hull shell completely of vinylester resin with continuous rather than conventional multi-directional fibres, and a vacuum infused girder structure within, giving greater rigidity and strength for weight. And as with the 675, taking advantage of the construction processes and using them to enhance the cruising experience, here again a little more power has been designed into the rig and keel, the latter with a little more chord length fore and aft and slightly deeper draft complementing the twin rudder hull and full beam aft. There’s also a centreboard option if shallower draft capability is sought.

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