15 March 2019

Oyster 565 Sailing Yacht Design and Layout

As the latest yacht in our G6 fleet, the sailing yacht design of the Oyster 565 is configurable to her owner’s needs and preferences. Discover the plans and possible configurations.

14 March 2019

Motor Yacht vs Sailing Yacht: Why Sail is Always Better

Sailing yacht v motor yacht has been a hotly debated topic for many years, but with the environmental impact of yachting now better understood, we thought it was time to revisit it.

01 March 2019

Northern European Sailing Yacht Charter - Scotland & Norway Await

Northern Europe is home to some of the world’s most incredible, mind-blowing sights: your reward for stepping slightly off of the beaten track. 

14 February 2019

Caribbean Sailing Yacht Charters

The Caribbean is paradise on earth for sailors, with over 5,000 islands perfectly designed for exploring by sailing yacht charter. This stunning cruising ground is everything you would imagine and so much more.

14 February 2019

Sailing Yacht Charters in New England

A New England sailing yacht charter is full of surprises, from quaint beach town communities to the glamorous seafront mansions that adorn parts of the coast. This is the place to sail if you seek stunning sunsets over beautiful yet understated harbours, exhilarating cruising and ultra-friendly locals.

14 February 2019

Luxury Sailing Yacht Charters in the East Mediterranean

The East Mediterranean has retained its rugged beauty, despite its popularity as a destination for luxury sailing yacht charter. A kaleidoscope of colours, sounds, aromas and experiences, the East Med is the gift that keeps on giving.

14 February 2019

Luxury Sailing Yacht Charters in the West Mediterranean

The West Mediterranean cruising ground draws people from the world over, with more Michelin-star food than you could ever sample and incredible, local wines in every region. That’s why as a destination for luxury yacht charter, Mediterranean coasts - and particularly the West Med - are in such high demand.

25 January 2019

First Oyster 565 Moves Closer Towards Spring Launch

We are proud to announce that the first Oyster 565 is set to launch in April 2019, ready for delivery to her expectant British owner.

21 December 2018

2017-2019 Oyster World Rally Catch Up: Christmas In Cape Town

As 2018 comes to a close, we catch up with 2017-2019 Oyster World Rally Coordinator Regine Watts to hear about the fleet’s adventures over the past few months.

19 December 2018

Oyster Welcomes Two New Owners To The Family & Celebrates Sale Of A Third Yacht

We are delighted to welcome two new owners to our Oyster Family and congratulate one of our existing owners on the purchase of a new Oyster yacht.

29 November 2018

Oyster Yachts Opens New Lloyd’s Register Moulding Facility

We are proud to announce the successful opening of our brand new in-house moulding facility, which is certified by Lloyd's Register. The site, situated near our Wroxham plant in Norfolk, will give our team complete quality and build control over every aspect of our yachts for the first time.

21 November 2018

Oyster Yachts Wroxham Welcomes MP Norman Lamb To Reopened Plant

Earlier this month local MP Norman Lamb visited Oyster Yachts Wroxham for a tour of the plant, which resumed manufacturing in May this year following CEO Richard Hadida’s successful takeover of Oyster in March.

16 November 2018

Mike’s Oyster Story: Owning My First Sailing Yacht With Oyster

At Oyster, we pride ourselves on our relationship with owners - every single member of the Oyster Family is a friend, something which is reflected throughout the business. That’s why our owners’ positive feedback means a lot. Here, we follow Oyster 56 owner Mike Kearney's journey with Oyster Palma directors Mark Durham and Jamie Collins.

09 November 2018

Oyster 595 Shortlisted For 2018 Bluewater Cruiser of the Year

We are delighted to announce that the Oyster 595, our beautiful sailing cruiser, has been shortlisted for the British Yachting Awards 2018 Bluewater Cruiser of the Year.

26 October 2018

Oyster Yachts To Reunite Nelson’s Flag & The Famous Nelson Watch Aboard HMS Victory This Saturday

Oyster Yachts is very excited to be hosting the reunion of two significant Nelson artefacts at a very special dinner this Saturday 27th October. The pocket watch Nelson used to time the start of the Battle of Trafalgar will be brought together with the last remaining piece of the Union Jack flag that was flown atop HMS Victory during the engagement.

25 October 2018

Oyster Regatta - Palma 2018 -

What a fantastic conclusion to our Oyster Regatta in Palma! Super sailing with an outstanding evening party to celebrate the incredible week we've had! A big thank you to the owners, crew, teams and partners who made the new-format Regatta so special.

25 October 2018

Oyster Regatta - Palma 2018 -

Wow, what a fantastic first day on the water at our Oyster Regatta in Palma.

25 October 2018

Oyster Regatta - Palma 2018 -

After a restful weekend, the overall race results of the 2018 Oyster Palma Regatta are in:

Overall Race Results  - After Four Races Sailed




Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

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18 October 2018

Oyster Joins Clean Regattas Movement With 2018 Palma Regatta

Last month we joined the urgent race to restore ocean health with our Oyster for a Cleaner Ocean campaign.

10 October 2018

Oyster World Rally: The Fleet Reaches Mauritius

It’s been just over a month since we last caught up with our Oyster World Rally fleet, and so we reached out to Regine Watts, Rally Coordinator, to get the latest.

08 October 2018

Oyster Regatta Palma 2018 - Overall Race Results

After a restful weekend, the overall race results of the 2018 Oyster Palma Regatta are in.

05 October 2018

Oyster Regatta Palma 2018 - Race Day 4

Super sailing to conclude the 2018 Oyster Palma Regatta!

04 October 2018

Oyster Regatta Palma 2018 - Race Day 3

A beautiful breezy day saw the Oyster Fleet sail home to Palma with some exciting racing in all classes! 

03 October 2018

Oyster Regatta Palma 2018 - Race Day 2

The Oyster Regatta fleet sailed to Andratx and enjoyed a super dock party on arrival. See the full results table and watch our day 2 highlights video.

02 October 2018

Oyster Regatta Palma 2018 - Race Day 1

A fantastic first day on the water at the 41st Oyster Regatta in Palma. 27 Oysters sailed around the bay of Palma in near perfect champagne sailing conditions. See the full results and watch our Day 1 highlights video.

01 October 2018

Oyster Regatta Palma 2018 - Opening Day

The 41st Oyster Palma Regatta got off to a flying start with the arrival of 27 Oysters in Palma at Real Club Náutico de Palma. Watch the day one highlights.

30 September 2018

Oyster Triumphs At The 2018 Monaco Yacht Show

The 2018 Monaco Yacht Show saw Port Hercules fill with 120 superyachts, over 500 exhibitors and countless visitors browsing the incredible array of motor and sailing yachts for sale. Monaco is one of our favourite Oyster Yachts events to attend and we had a fantastic four days talking to a mixture of buyers, owners and anyone else passing the stand, filling them in on all the exciting progress that we have made in the past year.

29 September 2018

Oyster Takes Southampton Boat Show 2018 By Storm

Earlier this month, Oyster Yachts took Southampton Boat Show 2018 by storm with our bustling hospitality area and beautiful Oyster 575 bluewater cruising yacht on display.

26 September 2018

New Mediterranean Leg for the 2021-24 Oyster World Rally

We're proud to announce that the next Oyster World Rally will include a brand new leg through the Mediterranean, which we hope will allow more Oyster owners to take part than ever before. 

31 August 2018

Oyster welcomes Abigail Comber as Chief Marketing Officer

We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming former BA Global Head of Brands and Marketing Abigail Comber on board as Chief Marketing Officer of Oyster Yachts. Abigail will commence her role at Oyster on 1st November 2018 where she will be using her decades of acclaimed marketing experience to further enhance the Oyster brand.

30 August 2018

Oyster for a Cleaner Ocean

This year’s Oyster Regatta in Palma has joined the urgent race to restore ocean health by signing up to the Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regattas programme.

22 August 2018

Oyster World Rally: The Latest From Our World Rally Coordinator

With the Oyster World Rally fleet now over halfway round the world, we caught up with Regine Watts, World Rally Coordinator here at Oyster, to find out how they are getting on and their journey so far.

21 August 2018

August Update from CCO Paul Adamson

We are delighted to share the latest update from our CCO Paul Adamson, detailing plans for the next few months here at Oyster. Watch our short video for the complete story or read the transcript.

15 August 2018

First Yacht Sale Under New Management

We are proud to announce the first sale of an Oyster 745 under new management, the latest in a flurry of successes following the recent completion of legacy yacht Oyster 575 MARTA III in July. The vessel will also be the first to have its hull moulded at our soon-to-be-finished in-house moulding facility in Norfolk.

10 August 2018

Oyster World Rally Fleet Plans Relief Work After Lombok Earthquake

Oyster World Rally sailors are determined to contribute to relief efforts after Sunday’s Lombok earthquake, which left parts of the island shattered and more than 156,000 people moved to temporary shelters after extensive damage to their homes. The World Rally fleet was in Indonesia at the time with most of the yachts free-cruising around the region and fortunately avoided the disaster. 

31 July 2018

Oyster Welcomes BBC For Launch of New Yacht

Tuesday was a very exciting day here at Oyster Yachts, what with the launch of a brand new yacht - the first to be launched from Southampton since changing management - and the BBC paying a visit to our Southampton yard. It’s great to see our Oyster Family talking so passionately about what we do. Watch the BBC’s coverage to hear how far Oyster has come since our relaunch and find out how new CEO Richard Hadida plans to ensure a fantastic future for the company.

12 July 2018

Oyster Completes First Yacht Marta III Under New Ownership

Oyster Yachts is proud to announce the first completion and delivery of a legacy vessel since entering new management earlier this year. The Oyster 575 had been initially ordered under the previous ownership but had been left incomplete when the business fell into administration, leaving new leadership to take charge of finishing the yacht build.

20 June 2018

Oyster Yachts buoyed by landmark safety deal with Lloyd’s Register

Oyster Yachts is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Lloyd’s Register EMEA (securing a safety certification process which will be implemented on all newly built Oyster yachts.

07 June 2018

Oyster Yachts strengthens crew with announcement of new Board

Ashley Highfield, Eddie Jordan OBE, Ivan Ritossa and Rob Humphreys join Oyster Board as Non-Executive Directors. Becky Bridgen appointed CFO, and also joins the Board alongside CEO Richard Hadida.

15 May 2018

Oyster sets sail as manufacturing starts in Wroxham

Oyster Yachts is proud to announce that manufacturing has re-started at its plant in Wroxham, Norwich.

06 April 2018

Oyster Yachts Delighted to Announce New Ownership

British entrepreneur and founder of Evolution Gaming Group Richard Hadida becomes new owner and CEO of Oyster.

18 January 2018

Sailing Around the World is the Dream, Oyster Make it Happen

The first Oyster World Rally was held in 2013-14, starting and finishing in Antigua, West Indies.  The 2017-19 edition is well under way and is an evolution of the inaugural rally. The third edition is confirmed to start in January 2021, once again starting and finishing in Antigua and entries are now invited.

18 December 2017


Cruising World magazine in the US has announced the Oyster 745 is the winner of the 2018 Boat of The Year Award for the Best Luxury Cruiser. 

19 October 2017

Announcing new sponsorship with the Jubilee Sailing Trust

Oyster Yachts have embarked on a multi-year sponsorship with international charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST). This announcement underscores Oyster’s commitment to maritime philanthropy and the Southampton community.

01 October 2017

Oyster Regatta Palma 2017 - Race Day Four

A celebration of a unique formula. The Palacio de Congressos in the old Spanish town of Palma proved a perfect setting for the prize giving of the 40th Oyster Regatta.

30 September 2017

Oyster Regatta Palma 2017 - Race Day Three

A gentle day in the sunshine. With only 5-7 knots of wind for most of the afternoon, Paul Jackson, race officer, had a big challenge on his hands to try to set a decent course for racing.

29 September 2017

Oyster Regatta Palma 2017 - Race Day Two

A wonderful day of contrasts to the racing yesterday opened up the results and positioned many more yachts within the fleet ready to win the silverware.

28 September 2017

Oyster Regatta Palma 2017 - Race Day One

A glorious start to the 40th Oyster regatta, held this year once more in Palma in association with Real Club Nautico de Palma.

16 September 2017


It was a celebratory event for Oyster Yachts on the first day of the Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show with a remarkable double win in the 2017 Sailing Today Awards. 

04 September 2017

Announcing the new Oyster 835 and Oyster 895

Designed to replace the successful Oyster 825 and 885 – 17 of which have been sold, the new Oyster 835 and 895 include features from the development of both the larger Oyster 118 (2 sold) and the smaller models – the Oyster 565595, 675, and 745 – 16 of which have been sold. 

30 June 2017

Oyster Nominated in Two Categories in the 2017 Sailing Today Awards

Sailing Today magazine has announced their shortlist of the best boats and cruises of the year and Oyster Yachts could be in with the chance of clinching double victory with your vote.  

17 May 2017

Oyster Expands its Southampton Shipyard

In January this year, David Tydeman, Oyster CEO, announced that the Company had signed the contract to build the second Oyster 118 and associated with this, would be looking to expand its shipyard facilities in Southampton to be able to offer an earlier delivery date for 118-03 and 118-04.

27 April 2017

Palma Superyacht Show 2017

Oyster Yachts are delighted to have our Brokerage, Charter, Palma Service Centre and our classic refit team Southampton Yacht Services represented at the show this year.

14 April 2017

Oyster Regatta BVI 2017 - Race Day Two

With an unusual forecast of southerly winds and less than 10 knots, dying in the afternoon, day two of the Oyster Regatta set challenges for the race officer, Oyster CEO David Tydeman.

10 April 2017

Oyster Regatta BVI 2017 - BVI Regatta 2017 Days Three to Five

The 39th Oyster Regatta relaxed into a series of beach parties and games ashore.

10 April 2017

Oyster Regatta BVI 2017 - Race Day One

The 39th Oyster regatta in the British Virgin Islands got off to a fine start on Tuesday 11th April 2017.

15 March 2017

A Panamanian Party to remember

Lily and her family live aboard S/Y Delphinus. They first met Oyster at the Oyster regatta in Antigua in 2016 where they were crew on Oyster 56, Britican.

06 March 2017

Oyster 745, Graycious, first overall in “St. Petersburg to Habana” race

This historic 284 mile race was first run in 1930 and sadly, through the dictate of Fidel Castro, has not been run for 50 years.

01 February 2017

Oyster 745 to make US show debut at Strictly Sail Miami

We are delighted to announce that the Oyster 745 will make her US show début at Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show, February 16-20, 2017.

19 January 2017

The new Oyster 565 and Oyster 595

Introducing the new Oyster 565 and Oyster 595.

19 January 2017

Watch the start of the Oyster World Rally

Watch the footage from the start of the Oyster World Rally on 15th January 2017. 

15 January 2017

​Around the World in an Oyster​

The magnificent fleet participating in the 2017-19 Oyster World Rally have bid farewell to Nelson's Dockyard Antigua. In jubilant mood, with a steel band playing, the Oyster yachts slipped their moorings to head out to the starting area for the 2017-19 Oyster World Rally.

15 January 2017

Soul of the Seas

Jacek and Dobra Reschke left their native Poland in 1987 to sail around the world, eventually settling in America. Nearly 30 years to the day, the Polish couple will be starting their second circumnavigation in their Oyster 56, 

13 January 2017

Ready for a Fantastic Adventure

150 Oyster owners, family and crew, attended the Oyster World Rally Start Party at the Copper & Lumber Hotel in Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua. Cocktails and canapés were served, followed by dinner under the stars. 

11 January 2017

Oysters gather in Antigua

An impressive fleet of 31 Oyster Yachts will take part in the 2017-19 Oyster World Rally, starting from Antigua on Sunday 15th January. Prior to the start, Oyster Yachts and their partners, have been providing bespoke training sessions and informative seminars, as well as organising fabulous social gatherings....

06 January 2017

See the new Oyster 675 at Boot Düsseldorf 2017

We are delighted to present the new award-winning Oyster 675 at Düsseldorf Boat Show 21st – 29th January 2017.

04 January 2017

A great start to 2017 for Oyster Yachts

After months of discussion with the client on detailed specification and layouts, Oyster is delighted to announce that it has today finalised the contract to build the second Oyster 118 for delivery in spring 2020. 

12 December 2016

Family bonding on the Oyster World Rally

Another yacht already on their way to the start of the Oyster World Rally is the Oyster 54, Talaba who has recently finished the ARC+ ahead of a fellow entrant Oyster 56, Sea Flute.

30 November 2016

Round the world for a second time

Read the inspirational story of Ruedi Brunnhofer, who is back for his second Oyster World Rally which starts on 15th January 2017. And for this rounding he has upsized from the 54-18 In Flagranti he commissioned for the first, to a new 575-36 Inflagranti for the second, with only a little space between, in time and spelling!

18 November 2016

Oyster 118 move from Daedalus

The first Oyster 118 moved from Oyster's moulding yard in HMS Daedalus, Lee on Solent to the Oyster shipyard in Southampton at the end of October. 

10 November 2016

Countdown to the Oyster World Rally 2017-2019

The countdown is truly on to the start of the Oyster World Rally 2017-2019. 31 Oyster yachts are making their final preparations for departure from Antigua on 15th January 2017.

02 November 2016

Oyster Yachts Choose Bermuda for New Regatta

We are delighted to announce that Oyster Yachts have signed an agreement with the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) to bring one of our world famous regattas to Bermuda in 2018.

27 October 2016

See the Oyster 825 at Hamburg International Boat Show

The Hamburg International Boat Show starts 29th October, where you will be able to view the stunning Oyster 825 at the In-Water show in Sandtorhafen, berth 104.

21 October 2016

Watch the highlights from Oyster Regatta - Palma 2016

See the highlights from the Oyster Regatta - Palma 2016 held earlier this month. 

08 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Race Day Four

Oyster Palma Regatta grand finale
Stunning conditions mark the end of hugely successful regatta

Sunday 9 October, Palma, Majorca – Participants were treated to spectacular conditions on the final day of the Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 sponsored by

07 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Race Day Three

Winners begin to emerge after glorious day on the water

Conditions on the third day of the Oyster Palma Regatta 2016 sponsored by

04 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Antigua 2016 - Race Day Two

Spinnakers to Jolly Harbour.

04 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Antigua 2016 - Race Day One

Worthy Celebration.

04 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Race Day Two

Conditions fail to dampen Oyster family’s spirits 

Thunder, lightning, sun, rain, flat calm, winds up to 20kts, and extreme wind shifts seemed the perfect recipe for a disastrous day on the water.

04 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Introduction

Record entry at Oyster’s 38th regatta

A record entry of 43 boats and a total of 350 competitors at the Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 has created a big sensation round town.

27 September 2016

The Tiger’s Tale

In a light morning breeze she sits crisp and neat, stern to the dock, warps smart, sentinel white spars standing tall above true navy blue topsides. Her ensign lifts gently, lightly dusting the name on the stern, Tiger. And there in that gesture we begin this Tiger’s tale.

19 September 2016

Oyster 675 wins Sailing Today award

Oyster Yachts are delighted to announce that the Oyster 675 has won the luxury cruiser category in the Sailing Today awards announced on Friday 16th September at the Southampton Boat Show.

08 September 2016

See the new Oyster 675 for the first time

The Oyster 675 will be making her world premiere at Southampton Boat Show, 16th – 25th September 2016, Stand M351.

04 September 2016

Oyster 745 to make international boat show début at Cannes

The Oyster 745 will be making her international boat show premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival, 6th – 11th September - Quai Saint Pierre 16.

30 August 2016

The sixth Oyster 825, Enso, launches

Oyster 825-06 launched on Thursday 25th August 2016.  Replicating 885-01 Lush who sailed straight from the shipyard to Antigua for 32,000 miles in the first Oyster World Rally, Enso has been built specially for the next Oyster World Rally...

23 August 2016

Post Brexit - new orders for Oyster Yachts

Oyster Yachts are delighted to announce that confidence seems to be increasing post Brexit and to confirm that we have signed contracts for the new build of the 9th Oyster 885; the 42nd Oyster 575, and the 20th Oyster 625. 

19 August 2016

Vote for the Oyster 675

We're delighted to announce that our new Oyster 675 has been nominated in the 'Luxury Cruiser' category of the Sailing Today Awards 2016.

17 August 2016

Oyster Palma Regatta 2016

The 38th Oyster Regatta, to be held in Palma 4th-8th October 2016, is lining up to be the biggest regatta ever held in the history of these events.  There are more than 40 yachts entered, including some social entries just coming for the parties.

08 August 2016

Celebrating 20 years of Oyster Newport office

Oyster sold its first yacht to American owners just over 30 years ago. Business activity grew steadily over the next 10 years to a level which led to the Oyster USA office opening in Newport, Rhode Island in 1993.  Now 20 years later and with two of the original USA staff still working for Oyster – Molly Marston and Will White – it was an occasion to celebrate! 

29 July 2016

Oyster 545 Pegasus

Sydney sailors Libby and Patrick Allaway found their ideal boat, but on the far side of the world and it had yet to be built. Problem? Not at all. Research and reputation gave the reassurance to go ahead, and without yard visit or trial sail, Oyster 545-08 Pegasus was commissioned and project managed long distance. Patrick takes up the story…

27 July 2016

See the Oyster 545 at Sydney International Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show will take place from 28th July - 1st August 2016. It is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.

14 July 2016

Royal Southern Oyster Week 2016 - Great Bear V and YoHoHo win Royal Southern Oyster Week

Great Bear V and YoHoHo win Royal Southern Oyster Week 

Congratulations to Oyster 625 Great Bear V on winning Class 1 in the RSnYC Oyster Week with the overall win being won on the last of 5 races.

28 June 2016

Superyacht Cup Palma 2016 - Firebird 2nd in Class

Congratulations to Firebird, Oyster 885, for her great result in the Superyacht Cup, Palma, last week.

07 June 2016

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Sardinia 2016 - Maegan Wins Class B on Race Day Four

Maegan wins Race 4, Class B

The race committee set a 30 minute postponement with an announcement that they had no idea what the wind was going to do, but could we all come out please to the starting area 30 minutes after the planned start and they would keep their fingers crossed that some wind would set in!

With the Superyachts starting ahead of the Wally's on this last day we all watched patiently as the wind gently started to fill in and swing to the South East.

07 June 2016

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Sardinia 2016 - Race Day Three for Maegan and Firebird

"Consistent wind at last" - one of the crew on the Oyster 825 Maegan exclaimed as we crossed the finish line in about the same wind as we started – a big first for this years Loro Piana regatta – however, it was only 6 knots all day! The comment reflected the mood on Maegan – we'd had a lovely day racing in the glorious sunshine, the humour on board ranged far and wide across many topics and whilst the racing was painfully slow, the race management had done well to send us out for a good 3rd day of racing.

07 June 2016

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Sardinia 2016 - Race Day Two for Maegan and Firebird

With fickle winds, the race committee flew the postponement flag at the prescribed first start time of 1130.

07 June 2016

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Sardinia 2016 - Race Day One for Maegan and Firebird

With 10-15 knots and clear blue skies, expectations were high for a brilliant day on the water in the first race of the Loro Piana.

21 May 2016

Oyster 825, Maegan, wins Interior Design Award

The Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy, was the stunning location for the International Yacht and Aviation Awards ceremony on Friday 20th May 2016. Over 100 industry experts and guests gathered for a great night of celebration.

12 May 2016

Oyster Brokerage Spring Show 13-15 May 2016

The annual Oyster Brokerage Spring Show will be held at Oyster’s Ipswich facility from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 May 2016.

07 April 2016

Watch the Oyster 118 story so far

The new flagship of the Oyster range – the Oyster 118 – commenced her build in the UK in 2015 and will be sailing in the Solent at the end of 2017.