21 July 2019
There is nothing more life-affirming than being out on the open ocean under a clear night’s sky, the comforts of your on-the-water floating home at your fingertips. Nothing more romantic than finding a completely secluded beach, where giant turtles are your only neighbours. Nothing more rewarding than threading through a coral reef to find the perfect dive spot, with gin-clear waters and exotic sealife.
When you have an Oyster, all these adventures are at your fingertips. If sailing is all about reconnecting with family and friends, creating special moments that will last a lifetime, then sailing on an Oyster is the ultimate way to bond. Once you’ve cast off those mooring lines, you and your family are free to go absolutely anywhere in the world.
Oyster Yachts is a luxury sailing yacht builder bringing to life the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts. Our boats combine the sturdy, seaworthiness you need to explore every far-flung corner of the earth with the luxury of a six-star hotel. To become an Oyster owner means joining a family and making friends for life, safe in the knowledge that our dedicated worldwide team is on hand to support you.
Your next adventure awaits…
Legendary Oyster Yachts design
Oyster yachts are designed to be sailed in the harshest conditions, all the while keeping you and your loved ones safe in comfort. Our owners are explorers at heart, so we lovingly handcraft every vessel to make sure our yachts will not let them down. This expert design and craftsmanship combined with first-class service allows our Oyster Family to live their dreams and adventure to their heart’s content.
The design life of an Oyster starts with our collaboration with Humphreys Yacht Design; one of Britain’s longest established yacht design and naval architecture businesses. Humphreys combines tried-and-tested knowledge of what works with the latest yachting technology and cutting-edge ideas, creating exquisite hull lines, foil design and rig configurations.
We have also partnered with renowned maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register to ensure that each Oyster yacht meets the highest standard of oceangoing safety. Lloyd’s inspects the design, materials and build quality of all new build Oyster hulls and decks, meaning every one of our yachts carries a Lloyd’s Register Moulding certificate upon completion.
The project is then handed over to our in-house sailing yacht builders for our trademark interior and deck design. Working with experienced structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, our design team ensure that each Oyster is pure perfection down to the last detail. This includes things as seemingly small, but in reality so important, as hand-holds right where you need them and mechanical installations that can be serviced and maintained at sea, meaning you’ll never need to interrupt your adventure. It is these intricate details that make our yachts best-in-class, whether you wish to circumnavigate the globe or cruise leisurely along the French Riviera.
True Oyster Yachts craftsmanship began in Norfolk in 1973, where the Oyster team met Landamores – a highly-experienced wooden boat builder. Drawing on Landamores 50 years of experience, it wasn’t long before this duo were joined by another Norfolk shipyard, Windboats, founded in 1920 by master craftsman and yacht designer, Graham Bunn.
Together they built over 700 yachts before Oyster took over Landamore’s new Norfolk facility, hiring staff from both companies and bringing the manufacturing in-house. This yard – Oyster Yachts Wroxham – remains one of our most important build sites, along with Oyster Yachts Southampton.
Today, this passion for building the world’s finest bluewater yachts still burns strong, from the quality of our materials to the dedication of our craftsmen and women, some of whom have been with us for generations. That’s why designing your very own Oyster yacht with us is such a joy – a true one-of-a-kind experience.
Joining the Oyster Family
When you invest in an Oyster, you are investing in more than just a beautifully built, oceangoing yacht. You are investing in the Oyster Family – the people who design, craft and build our luxury sailing yachts, and who will keep your yacht shipshape wherever you are in the world, day or night. With manufacturing and service centres in the UK and Palma and a global support network that runs 24/7, 365 days a year, you’re free to tick off every bucket-list sailing adventure with the peace of mind that we’ve always got your back.
Being part of the Oyster Family also means joining our legendary social calendar, from family-focused regattas to exclusive dinners and soirees. You’ll make friendships that last a lifetime and make memories that you’ll never want to forget. We consider each and every one of our owners a friend, and this is reflected in our comprehensive aftersales, charter and brokerage services, making everything Oyster as easy as possible.
Why not join our World Rally, where we offer our owners the chance to do a fully-supported, full-organised circumnavigation of the globe? Leave the logistics to us and set sail for the trip of a lifetime, in the company of like-minded Oyster owners and with countless life-changing experiences along the way.
So why choose Oyster? Where to start, with stunning design and craftsmanship, unbeatable service and a community that supports you wherever you go.
The Oyster Fleet – Find your dream Oyster
The Oyster 565 is our new, award-winning sailboat – a yacht made for couples or young families who want to get out and see the world. Just short of sixty feet in overall length, this model allows you to pick up and sail off whenever and wherever you wish, without having to rely on crew to get you there. With an Oyster 565 you can circumnavigate the planet in luxury, content in the knowledge that Oyster’s design and engineering brilliance will always get you home safely.
Our Oyster 595 is perfect for bluewater sailors who like to keep their options open. Beautifully engineered for short-handed sailing, you can be at the heart of the action as and when you like, feeling the salt spray against your face as you pull the sails in. Equally, when you want to simply relax and enjoy the view, the 595 also has space for professional crew.
At three feet longer than the 565, you’d be surprised at how much more volume – and how many more configuration options – this extra length gives you.
The Oyster 675 is all about options. Will you lead the ship in some rugged family-and-friends sailing or sit back, glass of Champagne in hand, as you are safely guided to your next destination by your professional crew. At just under 70 feet, the 675 has ample space to house crew or accommodate extra guests as you wish.
She really is an anywhere and any-weather yacht, built for crossing oceans in ultimate comfort and safety. Whether you crave an adrenaline-fuelled sail in the Greek Meltemi winds or a chilled island-hopping escape through colourful coral reefs around the Maldives, the Oyster 675 won’t let you down.
Fancy living the superyacht lifestyle in some of the world’s most remote and unique spots? Meet the Oyster 745, our just-short-of-seventy-five-foot luxury yacht laced with bluewater DNA. This model will take you anywhere in the world; supported by a liveaboard crew, you could have your feet on the glamorous golden sands of St Tropez one day, and be basking in the glow of the Northern Lights the next.
With space for both guests and crew to live in comfort, yet still offering the option to sail short-handed, the Oyster 745 really is an incredible feat of engineering.
Packing an unprecedented level of luxury, space and accommodation into a vessel of less than ninety feet, our Oyster 885 Series II is designed for sailing well off the beaten track. Yet whether you’re on a wildlife trail in Svalbard or heli-skiing in British Columbia, you’ll still enjoy the comfort and luxury you’d find docked in Monaco’s Port Hercule. That’s what makes our Oyster 885 Series II so special.
Her smart sizing also means that she doesn’t need to comply with rules intended for bigger boats, meaning less red tape and more freedom.
For the ultimate in sailing superyacht luxury, look no further than our elite Oyster 1225. Measuring in at almost 123ft, this beautiful vessel has it all. Explore the world in glorious detail, from Chile to the Scilly Islands, and maintain true luxury throughout your travels. Combine fine dining, silver service and crisp white sheets with stunning views of the most exotic shores, with decades of bluewater experience protecting you and your family wherever you choose to go.
Brokerage specialists at your fingertips
The Oyster Brokerage team is the only place to go if you’re searching for a pre-owned Oyster. Offering an incredible selection of our beautiful, handcrafted yachts, why wait for your adventure when you could start it today?
Visit www.oysterbrokerage.com for more information.
Dedicated charter team
Many people start their Oyster journey by chartering one of our luxury vessels, using it as an opportunity to experience true adventure on one the world’s finest bluewater sailing yachts. Our charter boats suit any size of family or friend-group, ranging from 56 to 125 feet, and are all individually owned and flawlessly maintained.
Our dedicated Oyster Charter team offers a bespoke service for both owners and charter guests, making it a smooth process for everyone involved. All our charters are skippered, allowing you to really relax and enjoy your holiday, but our crew are always happy to show you the ropes!
Wherever you want to go, and whatever pace you want to go at, we’ve got you covered. From exhilarating expeditions in Norway to exploring quirky beachfront towns in New England or sunbathing a blissful Caribbean bay, cocktail in hand, every aspect of your Oyster charter is designed to suit you and your family.
“The Oyster service is unparalleled. Molly goes beyond expectations. There’s no better way to explore.”
Michael & Philippa Bancrofts, Buckinghamshire
Visit oystercharter.com to meet our Charter Manager Molly and start planning your adventure.
Get in touch
If we’ve inspired you to think ‘Oyster’, then don’t hesitate to reach out to the head of our Australian team, Michael Bell on email@example.com or call him on +61 414 259 688. We look forward to getting to know you!