Oyster 495 nominated for British Yachting Awards

Oyster 495 nominated for British Yachting Awards

Oyster 495 nominated for British Yachting Awards

Sailing boat

23/09/2022 - 15:00

Oyster Yachts is delighted to confirm that the newest, and smallest, addition to the fleet, the Oyster 495, has been nominated for the British Yachting Awards, Bluewater Cruiser of the Year. This is in addition to its nomination as Luxury Cruiser of the Year in the European Yacht of the Year Awards.

The British Yachting Awards are organised by the Chelsea Magazine Company Limited, publishers of Sailing Today and Yachts & Yachting. There are eleven award categories including event of the year, sailor of the year, equipment and clothing innovation.

The new Oyster 495 is the latest collaboration between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster's inhouse design studio. She combines innovative design, excellent sailing characteristics, quality materials and superb British craftsmanship in a thoroughly modern 50-foot bluewater sailing yacht.

Rewriting the rulebook of what is expected from a yacht of her size, the Oyster 495's range of features are distilled from the luxury bluewater builder's larger yachts. The iconic Oyster styling is obvious; she is effortless to sail; delivers consistently fast passage speeds; and features contemporary new generation luxury interiors.

With clean hull lines and carrying her beam well aft, the 495 offers excellent stability and sailing performance. Her twin rudder configuration makes her light and easy on the steering in even the most boisterous of conditions. Protected twin helms offer comfort on long passages, excellent visibility, and an array of innovative, automated sailing technology means she is a joy to sail.

There are four interior styles to choose from, each tastefully considered for practicality and comfort. The hull provides excellent volume and luxury accommodation for six guests, with ensuite facilities.

A well-equipped, u-shaped galley naturally integrates with the spacious, light, and airy saloon. The truly impressive master cabin, with Oyster signature Seascape windows, is light and spacious. She features Oyster's latest technology, entertainment, proprietary mood lighting and onboard systems, all managed by Oyster's digital switching system, Oyster Command.

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