Currently in development between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster Yachts for an existing owner as a custom one-off, the Oyster 115 marries the expert skills and experience of both the Oyster Custom team and the Refit and Classic Yacht division at Oyster's Southampton Yacht Services base.
To be built in the UK for a 2017 launch, the Oyster 115 complies with the demanding requirements of MCA LY3 coding for charter compliance, and offers accommodation for 10 to 14 with a master suite and four double guest cabins aft, with a fifth guest cabin forward planned as a children's suite that with foldaway bunks quickly and simply converts to become their 'TV den'. The captain's double cabin opposite could also be used as a supplementary, sixth guest cabin.
A split level aft deck with full-beam window recess adds additional light to the master cabin already bright with seascape windows to each side. It also creates a dedicated leisure deck space with private access direct from the master suite and a simple step down to the hydraulic fold-out transom door that converts to sizeable swimming and boarding platform. The tender-well set into the foredeck serves also as a forward cockpit once the jet RIB launches.
With a particularly sleek freeboard design, single headsail and well swept-back spreader carbon rig alluding to a fast pace, the Oyster 115 evolves the genre to provide her owner with a well-honed, fine pedigree performance distance cruiser that'll rattle through the sea miles. Her accommodation is tastefully modern with craftsman-detailed simple form and careful colourways, and all with a great sense of space and plenty of natural daylight.
The upper saloon is at the same level as the cockpit space, with the dining area set forward, just one step down under the signature Oyster window. The design of the vertical sliding doors creates an open feeling throughout this massive -12 x 6 metres of entertaining & living space.
There are crew facilities for six, the design also creatively meets the tougher new code requirements – for example, for fire-zoning and enclosure of space around the galley.
With a powerful, large volume hull following Oyster Yachts' evolving twin rudder designs that allow carrying beam and rig further aft forpacey passages and good sea comfort during long voyages and coastal hops alike, the Oyster 115 is an exciting custom project.