The Oyster 885 Series 1 is a sub 90ft yacht. Conceived by Oyster to efficiently comply with commercial coding, she offers the perfect solution for those who seek the pleasure of owning such an iconic ocean-sailing yacht with the option to recoup some of the investment by chartering.
The first of two 885’s designed by Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster Yachts to the limit of the MCA 24m Load Line Length, the 885 is a sub 90ft yacht with ample space for guests.
Her accommodation is attractively fitted out with every luxury and practical liveaboard feature you would expect, as well as quite a few that you might not. In addition to the sumptuous owner’s stateroom, three comfortable en-suite guest cabins were offered, of which one could be configured as either a study or lower saloon area. The accommodation in any of these sub 90ft yachts provides a feeling of space expected of a much larger yacht, while clear separation of the galley and crew quarters ensures privacy for all guests.
Among the 885’s many attractions are her huge, ergonomic split cockpit – a welcome addition to any sub 90ft yacht – perfect for al-fresco dining and relaxation on any sailing passage. Her spacious, open deck areas can also be further extended by a large hydraulic bathing platform.
The 885’s ocean-going hull is balanced and powerful with a fine entry that will help the boat cleave through a seaway with excellent Vmg, while a broad stern keeps a high level of form stability and an off-wind potential that will rattle away the miles in any trade wind passage. As a proven ocean-sailing yacht, the Oyster 885 is fitted with both stern and bow thrusters, and has a twin rudder configuration and for slick manoeuvring in harbour.
During production, the Oyster 885 Series 1 was offered as a spacious Deck Saloon or Raised Saloon version with three interior layouts giving wonderful flexibility for the owner to make this a very personal yacht.
The Oyster 885 Series 1 is succeeded by the 885 Series 2 bluewater yacht.