The UK’s Oyster Yachts has launched two new models, the Oyster 835 and Oyster 895, which are designed to replace the existing 825 and 885 models. Both include features from smaller and larger yachts in the group's portfolio.
The larger yacht is the Oyster 118, of which two have been sold, while the smaller models are the Oyster 565, 595, 675, and 745 – 16 of which have been sold. The company says it has sold 17 units of the Oyster 825 and 885 combined.
In a statement, Oyster says: “Starting with the design of the Oyster 745 in late 2014, Oyster has been quietly refining its entire range. More sophisticated design and technology has been used to incorporate infused internal structures and carbonfibre in key areas of framing and bulkheads. Across the range the composite hulls and decks now have a more selective distribution of weight and strength.
“This higher level of engineering for the Oyster 745 was then continued in turn with the structure of the Oyster 118, the 675, the 565 and 595, and now the new Oyster 835 and 895,” reads the statement. “Designed using Det Norske Veritas/GL rules, Oyster has also been working with Lloyds Register of Shipping to both gather their technical input and to help them develop more appropriate classification standards for this type of composite yacht.”
Oyster has also extended its warranty terms across the entire Oyster range. The company now offers a five-year structural warranty, supported by a two-year general warranty.
The design signature of the Oyster 835 and 895 includes the deck, transom rake and window lines to match both the smaller and larger yachts. These two new yachts include upgraded systems developed for the flagship Oyster 118. For example, the standard specification now includes a captive reel mainsheet system and an anchor-rocker system on the bow prodder for easier handling of large anchors. Other anchor options include a stylish below deck storage system with an 'anchor thrower arm'.
“The Oyster 835 and 895 confirm Oyster’s position as the 'go-to’ builder for the best series-built superyachts for ocean cruising that you can buy between 24m-36.5m (80ft-120ft),” the company claims.