BY APB Staff on 9 May 2019

The 59ft blue-water sailboat was developed by Humphreys Yacht Design for sailing without a crew

Iconic blue-water yacht manufacturer Oyster Yachts launches the “pocket superyacht” Oyster 565. On May 9, the model sailed down the River Thames at sunset, passing under Tower Bridge as the bascules opened at 7:30pm and again at 8:15pm for onlookers. A celebratory party will be held on the walkways above, attended by business leaders, media, celebrity guests and loyal supporters of the Oyster brand.

The entry-level 59.3 ft sailboat uses the latest generation of Oyster hull shapes, developed by Humphreys Yacht Design. It was designed for friends and family sailing and does not require a professional crew.

Pocket Superyacht Oyster 565 Launched In London
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The latest twin-rudder hull form provides a well-balanced steering system while facilitating many different layout and keel options. These include a supershoal sail plan for navigating shallow waters and an extended transom, which offers more space for entertaining outdoors.

With customisable interior design, the yacht offers an exceptional level of comfort for long-distance ocean cruising or global circumnavigation, while being equally well-suited to shorthanded weekend sailing.

Pocket Superyacht Oyster 565 Launched In London 1
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The launch of the 565 comes a little over a year after Oyster Yachts was bought out of administration by technology entrepreneur Richard Hadida. The company’s turnaround has been remarkable, with its order almost book full with orders from around the world and the launch of several new models on the horizon.

With manufacturing up and running at both the Wroxham and Southampton sites, the company is optimistic about the coming years and looks forward to welcoming more new members to the Oyster family.

Pocket Superyacht Oyster 565 Launched In London 2
(Photo: Oyster Yachts)

The characteristics of impeccable quality and safety standards for which Oyster has historically been famed sit at the heart of Richard’s plans to build a sustainable company that is resilient enough to survive the next four decades, and beyond.