Design number: 210 Year: 2020
When Richard Hadida took over Oyster Yachts one of his priorities, once having got to understand the intricacies of the business and secure its strength to move forward, was to introduce a new model at the smaller end of the range, and there was much deliberation about the size and scope of this model. The result is the exciting new 495, a boat that is true to the blue water tradition of Oyster and one which has been a pleasure to design.
Hand-built with Oyster's thoroughbred blue-water DNA running through her from stem to stern, the 495 offers many of the exceptional features found on the luxury boat builder's larger yachts, making her unique amongst her peers. Easily handled by a couple or family, she is equally at home on coastal cruising trips, crossing an ocean or even circumnavigating the globe.
The 495 is a collaboration between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster's own in-house design studio, overseen by Oyster's CEO & owner Richard Hadida and Oyster's founder Richard Matthews. This hugely experienced team have produced their best work to date, creating this remarkable new Oyster.
The Humphreys powerful G6 twin rudder hull form delivers true performance cruising and clean lines. The beam is set well aft, contributing form, stability and great sailing performance, making the Oyster 495 a true live aboard, go-anywhere blue water yacht, designed to be sailed shorthanded.