Call of North is unique, the only Oyster 665 to be launched, and a custom Oyster project.
She is a development of the successful Oyster 655, of which we launched seventeen between 2007 and 2010. Few changes were necessary to the hull, deck or rig, as the 655 was a well established fast cruiser, with excellent performance under sail, and a sleek modern profile. Rob Humphreys’ hull had a finer entry than previous designs and carries her beam further aft, giving better form stability and offwind performance. The most noticeable change to Call of North was the addition of the triple ‘seascape’ windows to the saloon, a feature that had proved wildly popular since its introduction on the Oyster 625 in 2010. The ‘seascape’ windows allow even more light into the yacht, and give a great view out when seated in the saloon.
Call of North was her owner’s second Oyster, and was specified, as her name implies, with a view to some high latitudes cruising, whilst remaining equally at home in warmer waters. Mission accomplished, with a cruise to Alaska completed, she is now back in the UK, and ready for new adventures. For a powerful yacht, she is surprising easy to handle, with hydraulic push button furling to her mainsail, genoa and staysail. She is also specified to be as autonomous and comfortable as possible with a large 17.5kW generator, full air conditioning, upgraded heating, watermaker, satellite phone, electric toilets and washer/dryer.
Below decks she is exquisitely finished in cherry, with V-grooved teak cabin soles, and sleeps eight in four cabins, three of which are en suite. She is owned by an experienced Oyster owner, with a strong engineering background, and has been professionally maintained to a very high standard.