Oyster 895 and 835

Oyster Presents new 835 and 895

Oyster Yachts presents their two new models Oyster 835 and 895, developed by Humphreys Yacht Design and the Oyster Design Team.

I think the new yachts can be called the smaller sisters of the Oyster 118 because the yard uses the same new engineering level for the carbon fiber hull (carbon masts come as a standard) and upgraded systems like the flagship.

To defend the position as one of the best luxury yacht builders of the world, the shipyard offers a five-year structural warranty in addition to the two-year general warranty. Both yachts are designed to meet the Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Lloyds and the Large Yacht Code classifications.

The price for the Oyster 835 is about 5.7 Mio. EUR without VAT. The Oyster 895 about 6.6 Mio. Both with the option to develop a custom interior and other specifications.

Oyster 895 and 835

Comparison: Oyster 895 and 835 side by side – the bigger model has an optional dinghy bay on the fore deck

Oyster 895

Oyster 895 Sailing Yacht
Oyster 895 Sailing Yacht
Oyster 895 Sailing Yacht

Oyster 835

Oyster 835 Sailing Yacht
Oyster 835 Sailing Yacht
Oyster 835 Sailing Yacht


Oyster 118

Oyster 118 construction has been startet

British builder of luxury sailing yachts OYSTER presents the new Oyster 118 in collaboration with also UK-based Humphreys Yacht Design.

The new Oyster 118 fits my personal favorites of sailing yachts. Nice size, sleek, deck saloon with tinted windows and the design of the bimini is great. But the draft of 4 m is a bit too much for me and my favorited sailing/travel areas. Another plus point is the air draft of 52m – so she is under the Panamax height of 57.91 m.

Instead of Oyster 125 and Oyster 100 (both built in Turkey), the 118 will be built in Southampton. The launch is scheduled for December 2017.

Humphreys designed her with a plumb bow and twin rudders. She will accommodate a crew of six in three cabins in the forward area and space for up to 12 guests in six cabins.

Oyster CEO David Tydeman comments:

“We have been working for nearly three years developing the specification and design. We’re really proud now to announce the contract to start work… and particularly delighted to build the new Oyster 118 in Britain at our own Southampton facility where we have long experience and involvement in superyacht custom work. Within the Oyster Group here we have Southampton Yacht Services who have worked extensively on the likes of Leopard, Hetairos, Mari-Cha III and the famous Fife classic, Cambria. This is, of course, also, where we build our Oysters 825 and 885.

For this new project, we are creating female tooling and additional construction facilities to enable building the second Oyster 118 overlapping with the first, such that we can produce up to four of this new addition to our range before summer 2020.”

Update February 2017: Hull moved to another construction hall and keel fitted.

Main Specifications

Length over all:37.45 m
Length hull:36.00
Length water line:32.90 m
Beam:8.35 m
Draft:4.00 m
Sail Area with 100% Fore-Triangle:693 m²
Displacement:155 t
Air Draft:52.27 m

Profile, Sail Plan and Layout

Oyster 118 Profile and Deck Layout
Profile and Deck Layout

Oyster 118 Upper Deck
Upper Deck

Oyster 118 Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Oyster 118 Underwater Sail Plan
Underwater Sail Plan


oyster 115

Oyster 115 - Designed by Humphreys Yacht Design

Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster Yachts are developing the Oyster 115 for an existing client.

To be built in the UK for a 2017 launch, the Oyster 115 complies with the demanding requirements of MCA LY3 coding for charter compliance, and offers accommodation for 10 to 14 with a master suite and four double guest cabins aft, with a fifth guest cabin forward planned as a children’s suite that with fold away bunks quickly and simply converts to become their ‘TV den’. The captain’s double cabin opposite could also be used as a supplementary, sixth guest cabin.

oyster 115

A split level aft deck with full-beam window recess adds additional light to the master cabin already bright with seascape windows to each side. It also creates a dedicated leisure deck space with private access directly from the master suite and a simple step down to the hydraulic fold-out transom door that converts to sizeable swimming and boarding platform. The tender-well set into the foredeck serves also as a forward cockpit once the jet RIB launches.

With a particularly sleek freeboard design, single headsail and well swept-back spreader carbon rig alluding to a fast pace, the Oyster 115 evolves the genre to provide her owner with a well-honed, fine pedigree performance distance cruiser that’ll rattle through the sea miles. Her accommodation is tastefully modern with craftsman-detailed simple form and careful colourways, and all with a great sense of space and plenty of natural daylight.

Oyster 115

The upper saloon is at the same level as the cockpit space, with the dining area set forward, just one step down under the signature Oyster window. The design of the vertical sliding doors creates an open feeling throughout this massive -12 x 6 meters of entertaining & living space.

There are crew facilities for six, the design also creatively meets the tougher new code requirements – for example, for fire-zoning and enclosure of space around the galley.

With a powerful, large volume hull following Oyster Yachts’ evolving twin rudder designs that allow carrying beam and rig further aft for pacey passages and good sea comfort during long voyages and coastal hops alike, the Oyster 115 is an exciting custom project.

Oyster 115