Newey Picks Oyster as Boat Builder

Photo credits by Oyster Yachts

 

Photo credits by Oyster Yachts

 

Newey Picks Oyster as Boat Builder

Adrian Newey, the Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing F1 Team, has made an exciting decision. He has chosen Oyster Yachts to bring his dream ocean-sailing boat to life, with the ultimate goal of circumnavigating the globe. The construction of Newey’s 885 yacht is currently underway at Oyster’s Southampton headquarters. This move echoes that of his close friend, Eddie Jordan, who also owns a luxurious bluewater sailing yacht built by Oyster Yachts.

Swapping the intensity of horsepower for the tranquility of sail power, Newey is drawn to the purity of sailing and the ability to harness nature. The collaboration between Newey and Oyster, led by Project Manager Matthew Townsend, has allowed the renowned engineer to exercise his creativity and incorporate personal touches to the Oyster 885. Notable modifications include reimagining the interior to fit Newey’s needs and the addition of a foldable extension on the aft swim platform, providing space for an outdoor dining area.

Drawing on his design expertise and racing background, Newey has developed a hard top bimini for his yacht that not only retains the elegance and aerodynamic efficiency of the Oyster 885 but also incorporates solar panels for clean energy generation. Designing a yacht has proven to be a different experience for Newey, as he shares in Oyster’s upcoming documentary “Adrian Newey, Building my Oyster.” Here, he shares his insights and experiences to guide future Oyster owners through their own boat-building journey.

Anticipating its completion in 2024, Newey looks forward to witnessing the splash as his yacht emerges from the construction shed. Building a boat from scratch allows for a highly personal and gratifying experience. For a glimpse into the captivating documentary chronicling Adrian Newey’s adventure in building his Oyster 885, visit Oyster’s website.

 

 

 

 

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