Oyster Marine

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Oyster Marine is a British manufacturer of fiberglass sailboats, founded by Richard Matthews in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1973.[1]

History[edit]

In 1978, Oyster Marine introduced a 46-foot cruiser-racer designed by Kim Holman & Donald Pye which pioneered the "deck saloon" feature that has since become the company's trademark.[2] In 1997, they launched a 53-foot design by Rob Humphreys and in 2002 a 62-foot Robert Humphreys' design.[2]

In 2008 Dubois Naval Architects designed the company's largest yachts to date, including the Oyster 100 ft and the Oyster 125 ft flybridge.[3] Oyster Marine currently builds 47.5 ft, 54.5 ft, 57.5 ft, 62.5 ft, 66.5 ft, 72.5 ft, 74.5 ft, 82.5 ft and 88.5 ft sailboat.

Awards[edit]

In 2012 the Oyster 625 was named the Luxury Cruiser of the Year at the Düsseldorf Boatshow[4] and the Oyster 100-01 was given the Judge's Commendation for yachts under 40m at the World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oyster Marine". Oyster Marine. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Wooton, Kenny (May 2002). "Oyster 62: A bluewater blue-chipper in cruise-hungry trim". Yachting Magazine (Bonnier Corporation). 
  3. ^ "Oyster by Dubois". 
  4. ^ ""European Yacht of the Year" in der Kategorie Luxury Cruiser wurde: Oyster 625 (Oyster Marine)". Retrieved 24 Jan 2012. 
  5. ^ "2012 World Superyacht Awards". 

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