Photography by Oyster
06 September 2017
British builder Oyster has announced two new additions to its stable of sailing yachts. The Oyster 835 and 895 have been designed for comfortable world cruising, featuring aesthetic and technological parallels with the rest of its fleet, while providing an updated replacement to the popular Oyster 825 and 885 models, respectively.
Oyster enthusiasts will recognise the 835 and 895 display deck, transom rage and window lines that are seen on other models in the Oyster range. The Oyster 835 has an overall length of 25.48 metres and a waterline length of 21.97 metres with a displacement of 66.0 tonnes; the Oyster 895 has an overall length of 27.12 metres and a waterline length of 24.18 metres with a displacement of 69.5 tonnes.
Drawing on the system advancements of the Oyster 118, the new models feature a captive reel mainsheet system and anchor-rocker system on the bow prodder, which Oyster says delivers easier handling for larger anchors.
The two new models comply with DNV GL classification rules and Oyster has been working with Lloyd’s Register to improve their technical performance as composite yachts.
The yachts are specified with carbon masts as standard, alongside North Sails.
Those who prefer a clean, pared-back deck can opt for a below-deck storage system with anchor thrower arm.
Raised Deck (RD) variations of the Oyster 835 and 895 are available, providing a superstructure that is 300mm taller, for a high-level saloon seating and dining area.
Both yachts are available in three or four guest cabin layout options, with accommodation for up to eight guests, as well as between two and four crew. Custom interior layouts and specifications are available for clients with particular needs, and the Oyster 835 and 895 have a base price of £5.25 million (approx. AU$8.59 million) and £6.1 million (AU$9.98 million) excluding VAT, respectively.
Over the past three years, Oyster has been giving its range models a refresh, with what the company says is a “more sophisticated design and technology”. This has included infused internal structures, addition of carbon fibre in key framing and bulkhead positions, and improvement in weight and strength distribution across its range of composite hulls and decks.
The builder has recently extended its warranty terms for the whole range, to five years for structural warranty and two years for general warranty.