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. Her owners and their family will set off for their exciting global adventure in Spring 2018.
Creating the opportunity for an exclusive series build of up to five yachts, Oyster invested in female mould tooling in which the 700m3 voluminous hull can be built. The internal structure is designed to allow a pleasingly broad range of interior layouts, allowing each yacht to feel uniquely personal.
Hull numbers two and three can be built for 2019 delivery, with subsequent yachts in 2020 and 2021.
With nearly 43ft (13m) fore and aft from the helm stations to the steps down forward to the lower saloon and crew spaces, the three-part combination of an ‘al-fresco’ dining area, the upper-level sofas and mid-level dining areas provide versatile relaxing and entertaining space.
The overall size and lines permit new thinking, and within the plumb bowed, long waterlined, beamy twin rudder configuration, topped with a stylish coachroof and sweetly swept solid bimini, many clever innovations there are concealed within; a hidden single point mainsheet transferring loads deep into the lower structure and legislative escape routes cleverly built into the engine room ventilation shafts are two examples of this.