Oyster’s latest model takes to the water...

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Oyster’s latest model takes to the water...

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The 625 is a replacement for the old 62.

MAY 2011

The new Oyster 625 had her first sail recently on a fresh day on the River Orwell.
“With a wind gusting up to 22 knots, and with the typical shiftiness of most offshore breezes, it was gratifying to feel that, even when pressed with more sail than was needed for efficient sailing, the lee rail was far from getting wet,” says designer Rob Humphreys. “The Oyster 625 has about 1m more rig height than her predecessor, the 62, and clearly her lower slung and slightly heavier ballast keel was having good effect, combining with the increased form stability of her after-body to make the boat feel a lot bigger than the 62. Thanks to the centre mainsheet, the aft deck feels really big – a really great party area.”
With the potential of five cabins onboard – two en-suite doubles amidships, owners’ aft with en suite, and a fourth cabin accessed from the master cabin that can be configured as a workshop or a children's cabin, plus an optional crew cabin up forward – the 625 is as well suited to occasional charter as she is for comfortable family sailing.

For more, www.oystermarine.com

© Phil Draper