An innovative light displacement fast cruising yacht designed by Carl Schumacher, the Lightwave 48 is an attractive centre cockpit coachroof yacht. Her light displacement means that she needs only a modest rig to deliver superb performance, especially offwind. The Lightwave 48 Scarlet Oyster is perhaps the most successful Oyster racer ever built.
Below decks she is a proper cruising yacht, with seamanlike design and spacious comfortable accommodation space. The owners' stateroom aft has its own companionway giving private deck access. Nineteen were launched between 1987 and 1991.