January 10, 2018: SOUTHAMPTON, UK - Oyster Yachts has seen its order book hit a record £80m+ as it continues to advance in design and innovation.
With the second half of 2017 proving particularly strong for the international leader of world-class cruising yachts, Oyster CEO, David Tydeman spoke buoyantly of the success of the yacht builder’s year end: “We closed the year with an £80m+ order-book of 25 yachts ranging from Oyster 475-07 to 118-02 securing a positive outlook for 2018 and 2019.
“Sales have been across the Oyster range and we're particularly pleased with the response to the new family-focused yachts; the Oyster 565, 595 and 675. With 12 of these sold since early summer 2017 – and importantly only two to existing Oyster owners – these new models have attracted new European and international buyers.
“The exclusive Oyster World Rally continues to differentiate the Company successfully with our third World Rally 2021-23 recently being announced and the flagship Oyster 118-01 being one of several entries already received.
“Reinforcing our versatility, the Oyster Special Projects division is now working on several interesting high-performance vessels unique and new to our repertoire so we’re excited to see how this will unfold throughout the year.
“We also have the very first Oyster 118 Superyacht nearing completion in the UK at our Southampton facility and due to start sailing trials in June 2018.”
Oyster is proudly showing ‘Pitanga’ – Oyster 745-04 at Boot Düsseldorf Hall 16, Stand C58.
If you would like to know more about the Oyster Special Projects, Oyster World Rally, or to report on any Oyster business, David Tydeman, Oyster CEO is available for one-to-one meetings during Boot Düsseldorf or to arrange a telephone interview please contact E: email@example.com T: +44 7876 598926.
The Oyster fleet now comprises:
- Oyster 565, 595, 625, 675 and 745 – family-focused yachts with some having 'paid hands'.
- Oyster 835, 895 and 118 – the 'Oyster Superyachts' run by professional skippers and crew.
All yachts are series-built from female tooling, composite, medium displacement, quiet, comfortable, quality, ocean cruising yachts.
When the current Oyster World Rally ends in 2019, Oyster will have over 100 circumnavigations recorded from various types of Oyster yachts, of which we have built just over 500, thus we can claim ~20% of Oyster yachts have gone around the world. The other ~300 yachts built by Oyster, which are generally older and smaller, are prior to the first Oyster Deck Saloons, such as the HP46/435s introduced in the early 1980s.
We have also been running surveys from log-books, brokerage yachts etc. and can count well over 20 million bluewater cruising nautical miles – many yachts having sailed more than 100,000nm and each of the circumnavigating yachts with 40-60,000nm minimum.
We are certain that no other yacht builder can lay claim to such depth of solid experience of Ocean Adventures.
Oyster celebrates 45 years of yacht building.