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.

10 January 2018

Oyster Closes 2017 with a Record Order Book

Oyster Yachts has seen its order book hit a record £80m+ as it continues to advance in design and innovation. 

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. 

08 September 2017

Sales Team Expansion

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Sales team with the appointment of Christian Russwurm who will be our Sales Representative for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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.  

23 June 2017

Oysters in Bermuda

Drinks and canapés, Marion to Bermuda Race, America’s Cup Superyacht and J Class Regattas, along with the announcement of the Oyster Regatta Bermuda 2018 makes June a very busy month for Oyster. 

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.

17 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.

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.

12 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. 

14 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Race Day Four

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

08 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Race Day Three

Winners begin to emerge after glorious day on the water

07 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.

06 October 2016

Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Race Day One

Sparkling opener at Oyster's 38th record breaking regatta

The opening day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 got off to a good start yesterday in light but tactically testing conditions.

05 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.

30 June 2016

New General Manager at Oyster Yachts Wroxham

Ben Collett joins Oyster in September as General Manager of our Norfolk shipyard. Ben brings a strong mix of experience, most recently developing the prototype and setting up production for the exciting Aston Martin carbon lightweight 37ft powerboat.

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.

11 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.

10 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.

08 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.

10 April 2016

Oyster Antigua Regatta 2016 - Race Day Four

Fabulous Finale.

09 April 2016

Oyster Antigua Regatta 2016 - Race Day Three

Thrilling Trade Winds Racing.

08 April 2016

Oyster Antigua Regatta 2016 - Lay Day

Falling in Love with Jacqui O.

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. 

05 April 2016

Oyster Antigua Regatta 2016 - Race Day Two

Spinnakers to Jolly Harbour.

05 April 2016

Oyster Antigua Regatta 2016 - Race Day One

Worthy Celebration.

04 April 2016

Oyster Antigua Regatta 2016 - Introduction

An impressive fleet of Oyster Yachts, flying the flags of Germany, Ireland, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States of America have gathered in Antigua, West Indies for the 37th Oyster Regatta.

24 March 2016

RCNP/Oyster Dock - it’s official

We decided to work together about a year ago and both sides have been patient as the RCNP negotiated it's lease and then used the winter period to run the construction work. Great to see the ideas finally come to fruition.

13 March 2016

Oyster 825-03 Maegan 2nd in class, Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta 2016

In conditions the Offshore Racing Council (ORC) describe as 'flat seas, strong winds' for their handicap system, Oyster 825 Maegan showed her strengths in the three days of racing in windy and exciting conditions taking second overall in her class.

04 February 2016

Oyster 82, Zig Zag, awarded second in class at the 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua

Oyster 82, Zig Zag, was awarded second in class at the 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua counting a 1st and three 2nds over the four races.

14 January 2016

Oyster 118 01 Build Progressing

After weeks of careful preparation, the Oyster 118 01 lay-up of the hull is pressing ahead.

11 January 2016

Oyster is expanding its workforce

Oyster starts 2016 with a better order book than the same time last year with contracts totalling £70m, 15 yachts currently in fit-out - ten in Oyster's Norfolk shipyard, five in its Southampton yard - and 11 waiting to start. 

06 January 2016

See the latest developments of the first Oyster 675 in build

At the start of 2016, hull no. one of the Oyster 675 saw her deck being fitted by the skilled team at our Wroxham yard in Norfolk. Watch the video below of the deck being fitted ready for bonding. 

24 December 2015

A memorable ARC 2015 for Oyster Yachts

With 15 Oysters out of 198 yachts taking part in the 2015 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and 3 Oyster yachts also doing the ARC+ (via Cape Verde), this year certainly was a memorable rally with some superb stories.

Travelling over 2700nm starting in Gran Canaria all the way to St Lucia in the Caribbean, this journey saw many fulfilling a dream of sailing across the Atlantic.

The Oyster Owners’ party was held at the Santa Catalina Hotel, Las Palmas just before the ARC departure on 22 November and a stunning evening was enjoyed.

12 December 2015

Oyster Yachts at Boot Dusseldorf 2016

We are delighted to present the Oyster 575 at boot Düsseldorf 23 - 31 January 2016. See her in Hall 16, Stand C58.

08 December 2015

Update on Polina Star III, Southampton, 08 December 2015

Since the tragic loss of Polina Star III – Oyster 825-02 - in early July, Oyster has worked with a team of independent experts to review the design and construction of the Oyster 825. 

11 November 2015

Another milestone in Oyster 118 build

Another important milestone has been reached in the Oyster 118 build. With the topsides of the mould now fitted to the canoe body, which arrived by barge in early October, moulding is due to start. David Tydeman, CEO and Rob Humphreys from Humphreys Yacht Design visited the site yesterday to see how the build is progressing.

09 November 2015

18 Oysters set to take part in the ARC, three of whom are doing the ARC+ too!

Preparations for the 30th annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), which starts on Sunday 22 November, are well underway with a strong line up of 266 participating boats. Once again, Oyster has an impressive fleet of 18 yachts gathering in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Three of the 18 Oyster yachts – Nikitoo II, Oyster 54, Shelena, Oyster 545 & Spirit, Oyster 575 - departed on 08 November to do the ARC+ which goes via Cape Verde.

25 October 2015

Southampton, October 25, 2015

Update: Polina Star III – an extended 90ft version of the Oyster 825.

23 October 2015

Launch of Classic Yacht Cambria

For the majority of 2015, the Southampton Yacht Services team and the crew of Cambria have been working on S/Y Cambria, the 114ft (34.7m) Fife designed cutter.

21 October 2015

Oyster Yachts hand over 825 04 and sign contract for 825 07

We’re delighted to hand over our 4th Oyster 825 to her owner who is now sailing down to the Canaries to join Oyster 825 number 3 Maegan in the ARC.

19 October 2015

Milestone in Oyster 118 Build

In early October the foreshore of Lee-on-Solent’s former Royal Naval Air Station, HMS Daedalus, witnessed the extraordinary beach landing by barge of the canoe body tooling for the Oyster 118 en route to contracted composite specialists MonsterCam for the moulding of hull and deck in their vast, former aircraft hangar.

03 October 2015

Oyster Palma Regatta 2015 - Race Day Four

What a week, a great few days’ racing at the 2015 Oyster Regatta Palma ending with everyone sailing away with something among the long list of trophies, prizes and good memories.

02 October 2015

Oyster Palma Regatta 2015 - Race Day Three

It's all about the 'morrow.

01 October 2015

Oyster Palma Regatta 2015 - Race Day Two

The verdict is in… it has been a good day.

30 September 2015

Oyster Palma Regatta 2015 - Race Day One

The forecast defied itself.

29 September 2015

Oyster 118 - setting records in the UK

The tooling for the build of the Oyster 118 is nearly complete and the first parts are being moved from Poole in Dorset to Marine Concepts at their base in HMS Daedalus near Portsmouth.

29 September 2015

The United States Sailboat Show

From October 08-12, sailors and enthusiasts will once again gather from around the globe on miles of docks in historic Annapolis, Maryland to visit The United States Sailboat Show, the largest and oldest in-water sailboat show in the world.

29 September 2015

Oyster Palma Regatta 2015 - Introduction

Gathering the fleet.

22 September 2015

See the Oyster 100 at Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Labelled as the ‘House of Fine Yachting’, the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show will underline the beginning of a new era not only because the show will celebrate its 25th year, but also because it will display a new look with extra berths and a reorganisation of its exhibition area by extending its show footprint.

11 September 2015

Southampton, September 11 2015

Update. Polina Star III – an extended 90ft version of the Oyster 825.

08 September 2015

Southampton International Boat Show

Britain’s biggest boating festival is set to take place from Friday 11th September to Sunday 20th September and Oyster will be presenting a superbly crafted example of the 575 during the 10-day event.

07 September 2015

Oyster 475 nominated for European Yacht of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce that the Oyster 475 has been nominated for a prestigious European Yacht of the Year 2016 award in the ‘Luxury Cruiser’ category.

01 September 2015

Contract signed for the first Oyster 885 Lower Saloon version

3 years after the first Oyster 885 “Lush” was shown to the world at the Southampton Boat Show in 2012 just prior to her circumnavigation on the first Oyster World Rally, Oyster is delighted to announce the contract to build Oyster 885 hull number 8 with a very special layout.

24 August 2015

Sail to Win or Just Sail Smarter

For many years Oyster Yachts has enjoyed a successful partnership with marine electronics specialists Raymarine, with many of its custom-built yachts specified with award-winning Raymarine products on board.

20 August 2015

Well Done Lady Mariposa!

Oysters are not usually seen in IRC handicap events and we’re delighted that the owner of Oyster 625 Lady Mariposa continues to take part in many RORC events. In this years predominantly light airs Fastnet Race, Lady Mariposa finished a very well deserved 20th in IRC class 1, with a Swan 45 just ahead of her in 19th and one right behind in 21st!  A great result.

19 August 2015

It’s never too late to go Dolphin grey

Oyster’s preferred supplier and regatta partner, Dolphin Sails are pleased to showcase their first set of grey sails which have been supplied to the newly launched Oyster 575/29 Lisanne.  

18 August 2015

Lewmar – One Brand, One Solution

With a partnership spanning over many years, Oyster and Lewmar have enjoyed a successful long-term preferred supplier affiliation, with Lewmar also playing key roles in the sponsorship of the exclusive Oyster regattas and first Oyster World Rally. The strong association demonstrates the unity and synchronicity of the two British brands.

29 July 2015

The Oyster is your World, according to Boat International

Have you seen the latest issue of Boat International? The August 2015 issue is called “The British issue” and celebrates “the remarkable yachting talent that springs from our shores.” There is a superb article that begins on page 128 written by Tim Thomas on the Oyster 825 entitled “The Oyster is your World”. Click here to download the digital version of the article to enjoy for yourself!