Presenting the best of British yacht design and construction at boot Dusseldorf (18 – 26 January)
Oyster Yachts is set to reveal to the world for the first time the all new Oyster 825. Sleek and splendidly luxurious, she happens also to be the largest sailing yacht at the show. See her in Hall 16, Stand C68.
With her clean and easily driven hull lines drawn by Rob Humphreys, and detailed styling and engineering developed by the Oyster Design Team, the new 25 metre Oyster 825 is already turning heads. Three sold off plan before hull ‘one’ even hit the water and her optional super-shallow-draft, all-external swing keel is adding to appeal.
The attractions are many from brand pedigree, and the exceptional levels of customisation and lifelong customer care, to the actuality of the finely fitted and impeccably insulated interiors beneath deck and sail plans matched perfectly to sailing ambitions however adventurous. More Oysters have completed world circumnavigations than any other single brand.
Significantly with Oyster’s new twin-rudder configuration bringing max beam further aft and also lower in the hull, the new Oyster 825’s internal volume is an astonishing 15 per cent up on her predecessor, the highly successful Oyster 82 of which 17 were built. With every jot of space above and below cabin sole minutely 3D modelled for optimal integration of ship’s systems, stowage and accommodation comforts, machinery noise is minimised but service access maximised, and all while achieving an unusually spacious primary arrangement of three private suites aft and, forward of the central elevated saloon, a clear separation of space for up to four professional crew to run the yacht discretely with minimal interruption to guests while still providing a ‘six-star’ service.
With the extreme levels of customisation Oyster offers, it is though for the owner to choose how the interior is planned, and not just the timber grain, surface finishes and soft furnishings, the cabin plan itself. Systems include forced air ventilation for optimum climate control, high power diesel generator, water maker and extensive refrigeration. Electronics are to personal specification with recommendations to ease the way. And whether mood-lit electrically or simply by the expansive glazing with huge hullside Seascape windows, flush deck hatches, and panoramic saloon, the sense inside is always just right.
Easily capable of 250 miles per day, the Oyster 825 is a powerful, optionally carbon rigged yacht, yet one easily short-handed with the aid of joystick and hydraulic sail controls. Her spacious, ergonomically planned cockpit comfortably and safely separates guests from sail handling, and the wide areas of bulwark edged flush teak-laid deck fore and aft serve sunbathing and entertainment well. Decks are long, broad and unobstructed and Oyster’s fabulous trademark pushpit seats are just perfect also for watching this splendid yacht perform or just to enjoy the fun of others as they splash and play around the expansive boarding platform that folds out of the stern.
The Oyster 825 – beautifully designed, crafted and delivered. Come and see her for yourself along with the sought after Oyster 575 in Hall 16, Stand C68.
With over 30 yachts in build and over 1,000 sold in the first 40 years, make Oyster your first choice for the optimal blue-water cruiser.
Oyster – a world of difference – 47 to 125 feet