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Oyster 495 shows best of Britain’s craftsmen in 50 foot sailing yacht

Edward Green |
Elegantly built from stem to stern the Oyster 495 is an Oyster through and through.

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She is designed to offer a stunning combination of performance, comfort and style, with seamanlike qualities in equal measure. Built by some of Britain’s finest craftsmen, she combines modern styling, creative detailing and a host of practical seamanlike features not normally seen in a 50 foot yacht for sale. By refining proven design concepts, this 50 foot sailboat promises exceptional performance while being comfortable and easy to handle for a family crew.

Hosting a dinner party for friends, exploring coastal waters, or crossing oceans, no other 50 foot yacht offers such limitless potential. The latest collaboration between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster’s own in house design studio, the new Oyster 495 has clean hull lines and carries her beam well aft, which contributes to form stability and sailing performance. This 50 foot sailboat features the same twin rudder configurations found on Oyster larger yachts.

She is light and easy on the steering, offering fingertip control in even the most boisterous conditions. Add a range of technology to make shorthanded sailing even easier, including in mast furling and push button B and G sail handling controls operated from the helm positions, she will be a joy to sail. All these elements combined she will be responsive and fast moving, with an ability to offer consistently high speeds for excellent passage making.

The wider beam offers excellent returns in space above and below decks, unexpected on any other 50 foot yacht for sale. Chief amongst these is the truly impressive owners’ cabin, with signature triple Oyster Seascape windows that create an amazing feeling of light and space. Like all Oysters, she features a beautifully styled centre cockpit and deck saloon, with a flush foredeck. It offers outstanding light and ventilation to the centre of the boat, making the saloon feel bright and spacious.

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