Oyster Marine

UK sailing yacht builder, Oyster Marine, has been widely acclaimed across the globe for its yachts that depict a unique combination of excellence, comfort and performance. A leader in the market of premium cruising super yachts and motor yachts, Oyster Marine Ltd has provided some of excellent yachts such like the little Oyster 46 and Oyster 125 to the yachting world. Headquartered in Fox's Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, Oyster Marine has also opened its sales branches in the USA, Germany, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Europe and Asia.

The new range of Oyster Superyachts is being created by the combined resources of three long-established teams, double Queen’s Award yacht builder Oyster Marine, Dubois Naval Architects and RMK Marine. The largest Oyster's today are the Oyster 100, Oyster 125 flybridge and Oyster 125, which complement the existing Oyster range. With their handsome, Dubois designed, outboard profiles they are stunning additions to the Oyster fleet.

Photo: Oyster 125 flybridge superyacht Twilight

RMK Marine has committed considerable financial resources to the building of the latest Oyster superyachts. This includes a new 80m x 40m building hall (3200sq m), which houses a high temperature post cure oven of 40m x 12m (480sq m) capable of operating at 130ºC and believed to be one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

In addition to Oyster’s in-house superyacht project co-coordinator, Hamish Burgess-Simpson, RMK has employed an experienced team to ensure the success of the superyacht project, which includes Stephen Thomas, who ran Projection Yachts, an infusion moulding specialist; Dave Powys of America’s Cup yacht building fame and Matthew Morgan who has worked with Sensation Yachts in New Zealand, DK Yachts in Malaysia and Polyworx, the Dutch infusion specialists Oyster Marine, formed by Richard Matthews in the year 1973, had its first project titled as UFO, a 32 feet prototype which won the RYS de Mass Cup. Some of the significant yachts by the company include Oyster 37, 39, 46, 56, 62 and 72.  Oyster shipyard also has its own in-house design team with Rob Humphreys as the lead designer. Moreover, Dubois Naval Architects joined the company’s design team in 2008, providing an additional impetus to the making of elegant yachts by the shipyard.

The shipyard has always paid constant attention to the needs of the owner and the shipyard has proved this with super yachts such as Oyster 46 and Oyster 125. Oyster Marine allows its clients to customize the yachts in terms of joinery timber, interior configuration, and other materials such as counter tops and soft furnishings, along with an array of tried and tested optional tools.

Oyster Marine has also received highly acclaimed award such as the Queen's Awards (Highest British Industrial Award), which still gives the shipyard the needed extra boost to surpass its own performances with every new craft. 

Presently, 50% of Shipyard’s quotations are those of their already existing clients. Oyster marine believes in maintaining relationship beyond the business and a perfect example of this is the Oyster Regatta held every year, which records high attendance from all the shipyard’s present and prospective clients. The evidence puts across the fact that Oyster Marine poses a strong competition for its counterparts not because of its innovation alone but also because of other features such as seaworthiness and comfort that it has been incorporating in its yachts.

Here is a selection of Oyster Yachts which are available for yacht charter vacations as well as their latest news:

Oyster Yachts News

Majestic Oyster 82 Sailing Yacht ZIG ZAG places second in class at 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua
Zig Zag under sail - Image credit to Oyster Yachts
It has been a huge success for the Oyster 82 S/Y ZIG ZAG at the 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, taking second place in her class. The race took place last month, and was attended by 11 luxury superyachts.
NEW Sailing Yacht Oyster 118-01 Construction Update
First Oyster 118 - Gel and Laminate - Photo by Oyster Yachts
The latest photos of the first Oyster 118 superyacht, showing the vessel's build progressing. To be the largest Oyster ever built, she is scheduled for launch in Spring 2018.
Strong order book for Luxury Yacht builder OYSTER in 2016
First Oyster 118 - The largest Oyster ever built
Oyster has announced a strong order book for 2016, including the construction of its largest vessel ever - the first Oyster 118. The company is currently expanding its team in Southampton by 25%.
New Year’s and January Charter Special for Sailing Yacht TWILIGHT
Luxury yacht TWILIGHT is offering a special for any charter vacations for the New Year's and in January. She is available for a reduced rate in the Caribbean's Leeward, Windward and Virgin Islands.
Video of Oyster 118 Yacht Hull Moulds
A video showing the arrival of the Oyster 118 yacht hull moulds. This striking 35m vessel is currently under construction as the largest vessel to be built at Oyster’s Southampton yard.