Say goodbye to the Oyster 825 and 885, and hello to the Oyster 835 and 895. They’re the new models in the Oyster Superyachts range of semi-custom, ocean-going projects.
Oyster has been gradually retiring its older models, even if they’re still selling, with newer ones. The reason: new technology, new construction standards, and therefore new advantages. With the 825 and 885, 17 customers are currently cruising. With the new models, buyers will still cruise far and wide, understandably. But, they’ll do so aboard yachts employing better weight-to-strength ratios and use of carbon fiber in the composite construction. In addition, Oyster Yachts says it’s applying information learned through consultation with both Lloyd’s and Det Norske Veritas/GL. The latter classes its designs.
In terms of design, the Oyster 835 (below) and 895 (above) will look similar to their smaller sisters, plus the other Oyster Superyacht offering, the Oyster 118. They’ll also feature an optional raised deck, for a more elevated relaxation and dining experience inside. The raised deck is nearly a foot (300 millimeters) higher than the standard design.
Yet other options are available, too. For example, you can have a below-deck anchoring system. You can also have either a three- or four-stateroom arrangement inside. This includes the master cabin. And, you can have accommodations for two, three, or four crewmembers.
The Oyster 835 and 895 have a few notable standard features as well. As you might expect, the masts are entirely carbon fiber, carrying sails from North Sails. For fun at anchor, each superyacht’s transom folds down to reveal integral steps leading down to a swim platform, as seen at top. And, on-deck relaxation and dining arrangements are close enough to the twin helms to chat with the captain, but separated enough to let crew do their jobs. Finally, due to the hull lengths for both the Oyster 835 and 895, neither yacht needs to comply with the MCA’s Large Yacht Code regulations, simplifying things. (Their hull lengths are just over 79 feet, or 24 meters.)