The Oyster 495 - Setting a New Standard in Bluewater Cruisers
Friday, February 5, 2021 1:05 PM
Hand-built with Oyster’s thoroughbred blue-water DNA running through her from stem to stern, the 495 offers many of the exceptional features found on the luxury boat builder’s larger yachts, making her unique amongst her peers. Easily handled by a couple or family, she is equally at home on coastal cruising trips, crossing an ocean or even circumnavigating the globe.
The 495 is a collaboration between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster’s own in-house design studio, overseen by Oyster’s CEO & owner Richard Hadida and Oyster’s founder Richard Matthews. This hugely experienced team have produced their best work to date, creating this remarkable new Oyster.
The Rob Humphreys powerful G6 twin rudder hull form delivers true performance cruising and clean lines. The beam is set well aft, contributing form, stability and great sailing performance, making the Oyster 495 a true live aboard, go-anywhere blue water yacht, designed to be sailed shorthanded.
Founder and Director Richard Matthews says, “The objective was to follow our proud tradition of creating true, go-anywhere blue water cruising yachts and Rob and the design team have delivered an exceptional yacht on every level. You can feel the Oyster DNA running from bow to stern; this new yacht offers many of the high-end features you would expect to find on our larger vessels. Oyster have produced some great yachts over the years and I believe this new 495 will prove to be one of the best ever – she feels just right.”