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Oyster 625 is European Yacht of the Year 2012

Published on February 14, 2012 by   ·   No Comments

© Oyster Marine / Mike Jones - waterlinemedia.com

This new model from the renowned British boat builder was voted Best Luxury Cruiser in the 2012 European Boat of the Year awards.

A new hull design from Rob Humphreys improves performance and handling compared to the 61 and 62ft models it replaces, while fuller aft sections allow for a more spacious aft cabin. In addition, on-deck styling is more contemporary, with smoother lines and greater flush deck space. The uncluttered side decks benefit from stanchions and mooring cleats that are integral to the bulwark.

Oyster 625 - Standard Layout © Oyster Marine / Mike Jones - waterlinemedia.com

Oyster 625 - Optional Layout © Oyster Marine / Mike Jones - waterlinemedia.com

A variety of layouts are possible, including one that provides a separate forepeak cabin for a full-time crew member. The standard layout includes two en suite forward cabins, a spacious owner’s suite and a fourth cabin that can be configured as a workshop, guest cabin or a children’s cabin with access from the master cabin.

© Oyster Marine / Mike Jones - waterlinemedia.com

The luxurious full-width saloon has ample lounging and dining space, as well as a dedicated navigation station conveniently close to the companionway. Three optional vertical windows on each side of the hull add to the feeling of light and space.

© Oyster Marine / Mike Jones - waterlinemedia.com

As befits a yacht aimed at serious sailors, a powerful semi-fractional sloop rig with fully-battened laminate mainsail is provided as standard. However, options include in-mast furling, a staysail to create a cutter rig, and non-overlapping headsails.

The standard lead keel gives an impressive draught of 2.8m (9ft 1in), which promotes good stability and sail carrying ability. A 2.15m (7ft 1in) shoal draught version is also offered, as is a super-shoal model with a centreboard that retracts into the keel, giving a minimum draught of just 1.8m (6ft 0in).

© Oyster Marine / Mike Jones - waterlinemedia.com

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