Oyster Yachts 495 Ready To Debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

The new Oyster 495 will make the official World debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival (6-11 September, Berth 031) and Genoa International Boat Show (22-27 September, Berth C212).

The Oyster 495 was launched in April, with the World Premier Tour starting at St Katherine’s Dock, London before setting off on her maiden sail to Oslo. From there, the tour has travelled around Europe visiting Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Southampton, Palma and Barcelona. 

In between Private Viewings and exclusive sailing opportunities, the Oyster 495 will be available for public viewing at Cannes Yachting Festival and Genoa International Boat Show. 

This ‘baby bluewater superyacht’ from Oyster has been heralded as setting a new bluewater benchmark and is a game changer for luxury, custom built cruising yachts.

The Oyster 495 is a collaboration between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster Yachts‘ own in-house design studio, overseen by Oyster’s CEO & Owner Richard Hadida and Oyster’s founder Richard Matthews.

This experienced team has produced their best work to date, creating this remarkable new Oyster. The powerful Humphreys designed twin rudder hull form delivers true performance cruising and clean lines. The beam is set well aft, contributing form, stability, and great sailing performance, making the Oyster 495 a true live aboard, go-anywhere bluewater yacht, designed to be sailed shorthanded. For complete peace of mind the hull is DNV GL certified and uses latest state-of-the-art materials and production techniques to maximise strength and integrity.

oyster 495 Bluewater
Image courtesy Oyster Yachts

The 495 offers many of the exceptional features found on the luxury boat builder’s larger yachts, making her unique amongst her peers. Oysters use automated sailing technology to make shorthanded sailing even easier, including in-mast furling and push-button B&G sail handling controls operated from the helm positions. Easily handled by a couple or family, the 495 is equally at home on coastal cruising trips, crossing an ocean or even circumnavigating the globe. 

The Oyster 495 features an ergonomically styled centre cockpit and deck saloon, with a flush foredeck. This offers outstanding light and ventilation to the centre of the boat, making the saloon feel bright and spacious. The iconic wrap around deck saloon windows flood the saloon with natural light. On deck, the transom houses a powered boarding/bathing platform, which is push button-operated from the helm. The flat deck at the stern and flush foredeck offer plenty of space for entertaining and comfortable sunbathing.

The wider beam offers excellent returns in space above and below decks – an unexpected bonus on a 50-foot yacht – maximised by Oyster’s intelligent interior space planning and design. The luxurious interior includes an impressive owners’ cabin, with signature triple Oyster Seascape windows, which create an amazing feeling of light and space.

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