Conceived to bring significant improvements to the already successful Oyster 61 and 62 ocean-going sailboats, the triple-award-winning Oyster 625 is a sub 20m sailing yacht designed for easy family-and-friends sailing.
Building on what were already proven Oyster yachts, Humphreys Yacht Design devised an improved hull form to provide this ocean-going sailboat with increased performance and handling. Other enhancements included a sportier rig, increased space in the master cabin, and the choice of several interior arrangements, including the option for a forepeak layout to accommodate a full-time crew member if required.
The 625 offers spacious interiors for a sailing yacht below 20m, with generously proportioned galley, a full-beam owner’s suite, two en-suite cabins forward, and a fourth cabin that could be configured as a workshop, a guest cabin, or a children’s cabin with access from the master. During build, the option was given for direct aft-deck access from the master cabin via a sliding-companionway.
In this design, particular emphasis was placed on outdoor living, with safe navigation and easy sailing facilitated by a large cockpit, flat aft deck and forward sundeck. Her design showcases a cleaner, more modern bulwark profile with wide side decks and integral fittings for easy movement from bow to stern. The smoother, flush lines of her foredeck provide more deck space than the Oyster 62 ocean-going sailboat.
Below decks, the 625’s saloon houses what are now the Oyster’s signature triple ‘Seascape’ windows, with three vertical portlights set into the port and starboard sides of her hull, providing a new perspective of her cruising grounds and breathtaking views out over the water – a real superyacht feature.
With an overall length of just under 19.4m (63.5ft), the Oyster 625 has a displacement-length ratio of 182 and a sail-area displacement ratio of 22.3 making her a true ocean-going sailboat that delivers outstanding performance and comfortable cruising in the 20m sailing yacht class.