Denoting a sleek evolution of Oyster’s signature performance bluewater cruising yachts, the Oyster 745 is designed to fit between the ‘family and friends’ Oyster 565–675 and the 835–895 with their separate crew quarters. Replacing the highly successful 72/725, of which an impressive 17 were built, the Oyster 745 introduces a new hull, twin rudder format and brings a sense of the sailing coupé with her distinctive Deck Saloon, extended in clean symmetry with a sheerline that points to power and adventure. The first three 745s are uniquely different – endorsing Oyster’s willingness to customise.
With a choice of rigs, the sail plan can be optimised for fully-crewed regatta speed or kept smaller for short-handed sailing; from carbon rigs and fully battened mainsails to cutter and joystick furling for friends and family sailing. The enabler behind this versatility is Oyster’s new twin rudder hull configuration from naval architect Rob Humphreys; Oyster and Humphreys Yacht Design are the first ever to have so extensively researched and tank-tested this arrangement solely for performance cruisers.
The extended transom version (pictured above) further increases the practical nature of this latest Oyster design with increased lazarette space for all that essential cruising gear and a magnificent aft deck entertaining space. To suit all international sailing grounds, the Oyster 745 is also available with centreboard or standard keel options.