New standard

Oyster Yachts has announced the Oyster 495, the company’s new bluewater cruising yacht set to launch in 2021.

07 December 2020


Oyster Yachts has revealed more details for the Oyster 495, the yard’s much anticipated 50-foot yacht.

Hand-built at the Oyster yard, the 495 features many characteristics of their larger yachts and will be made to be easily handled by a couple or family. She is designed to be equally at home on coastal cruising trips, crossing an ocean or even circumnavigating the globe.

The 495 is a collaboration between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster’s own in-house design studio, overseen by Oyster’s CEO and owner Richard Hadida and Oyster’s founder Richard Matthews.

The Rob Humphreys powerful G6 twin rudder hull form delivers true performance cruising and clean lines.

The beam is set well aft, contributing form, stability and great sailing performance, making the Oyster 495 a true liveaboard, go-anywhere blue-water yacht, designed to be sailed shorthanded.


Founder and Director Richard Matthews said, “The objective was to follow our proud tradition of creating true, go-anywhere bluewater cruising yachts. Rob and the design team have delivered an exceptional yacht on every level.

He continued, “You can feel the Oyster DNA running from bow to stern. This new yacht offers many of the high-end features you would expect to find on our larger vessels.

“Oyster has produced some great yachts over the years and I believe this new 495 will prove to be one of the best ever – she feels just right.”

More details about the 495 will be available in 2021.



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