NEW YACHTS - Oyster's pearls
From Euro Report 416
These are busy times for Oyster, builder of fine, world-girdling cruising yachts. In May, the yard unveiled the first of its 625 line at London’s St Katherine Docks during the company’s annual Private View event. Alongside the proud owner were the yacht’s designer Rob Humphreys and Rob’s wife Jo, who styled the interior.
Notable for its three talon-slash hull windows, designed to fill the saloon with natural light, the 625 has proved a bit of an inspiration for the new Oyster 725, the designs of which were unveiled in June.
The 725 is a rethink of the successful 72, and includes not only the triple hull windows but also a flush and uncluttered aft deck along with well-appointed interior guest areas designed around a contemporary feel. Her master suite is aft, along with a double and a twin guest cabin, while the area forward of the galley can be configured as two cabins or a large VIP suite. Of course, a key draw will be the midships saloon area with the deckhouse and hull windows ensuring fine views and plenty of natural light. While standard configurations are available, Oyster will also undertake custom interior layouts lending the 725 a real pocket superyacht feeling.
Talking of superyachts, the first Oyster 100 has emerged at the RMK Yachts yard in Turkey. The all-composite yacht will accommodate six guests in a master cabin and two doubles, and will carry a crew of four.
"We are delighted with the way the build of this beautiful yacht has progressed," commented Oyster CEO David Tydeman. "This is really the culmination of four years of planning, including establishing the construction facility from bare ground."
RMK Yachts won the contract to build the Oyster superyachts after building two carbon raceboats designed by its inhouse team to prove that it had the skills to undertake carbon construction — the yard’s first foray into building with the material. The Oyster 100 will be premiered at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
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