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 675 Forward Angle View

Oyster Yachts introduce the all new Oyster 675

Oyster introduces the 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 centerboard 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.

Oyster 675 Elevated Profile View
Oyster 675 Forward Angle View

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 en suite 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.

Main Specifications

Length over all:19.90 m
Beam:5.70 m
Draft:2.80 m
Exterior Design:Humphreys Yacht Design
Naval Architecture:Humphreys Yacht Design
Standard rig and spar type:105% jib, fully battened mainsail, removable storm staysail
Available rig options:Cutter rig and double-headed Solent rig
Displacement:35 t
Standard-Interior Oyster 675

Interior Layout

ermis 2

Video: Ermis 2 - 37m High-Performance Yacht

Designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, United Kingdom and built in 2008 by McMullen & Wing in New Zealand - the Ermis 2.

Ermis 2 is one of the most technologically advanced superyachts ever built. She has a top speed of 57 knots and, as a result of her highly optimized hull form, Ermis 2 can be driven hard in all conditions, and is capable of speeds of 55 knots in 1-meter seas. But the top speed of that beast has its price. The three engines have a fuel consumption of 685 liters per hour at 2100 RPM.

tempus 90 fugit

Tempus Fugit at the Loro Piana Regatta in Virgin Gorda

Tempus Fugit at the Loro Piana Regatta in Virgin Gorda.

Tempus Fugit was designed by Humphreys Yacht Design and built by Arkin Pruva.

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2014

Impressions of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendevous 2014 (19th to 22nd March).

You will find the summary of winners below.

Photo Credits: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Summary Class A 

Builder | Designer
Baltic | Reichel Pugh, Nauta
Holland Jachtbouw | Dykstra NA
Fitzroy | Dubois
Baltic | Dykstra NA
Leopard3 by Robertissima
McConaghy Boats | Farr
Vitters | Philippe Briand
Wally | Bill Tripp
Vitters | Dubois

Summary Class B 

Builder | Designer
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Royal Huisman | Dubois
Vitters | Hoek
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Southern Wind | Farr
Alia | Warnwick

Summary Class C

Builder | Designer
Fitzroy Yachts | Dubois
Oyster Marine | Dubois
Tempus Fugit
Arkin Pruva | Humphreys
Perini Navi | Ron Holland
Derecktor | Sparkman & Stephens

eddie jordan

Eddie Jordan reflects on his relationship with his yacht designer

Oyster 885 #1 LUSH has just completed a global circumnavigation - her owner Eddie Jordan sent Rob Humphreys of Humphreys Design a personal video message.

BTW, Eddie Jordan just received his new Sunseeker 155. Both yachts are very well designed. Good taste, Mr. Jordan :)