CRAZY HORSE was the second of the Oyster 72s to launch. Built for the owner of Oyster Yachts (Richard Matthews), she was called OYSTERCATCHER XXV.
She differed from the standard yacht as she has a carbon hull and deck and lightweight interior joinery.
The forward section of the yacht was totally open for sail storage and to save weight.
She has a carbon rig and she was and still is, ferociously quick.
She lost her first rig crossing the Atlantic which was replaced and the chainplates and hull were reinforced to avoid a repeat of this accident.
After changing hands, she fell on hard times. She was rescued by this owner who totally refitted the yacht to her current standard in 2016. The main works are listed below but, of course, there was a huge amount of other work that was needed to return her to 100A1 condition.
The forward section was totally redesigned and now houses a comfortable double-berth VIP cabin with desk and lots of storage, together with an en-suite head and separate shower compartment.
There is a watertight bulkhead with a door to the forward lazarette, which gives access to the deck for easy exit in case of emergency.
In order to ensure that she was at a proper standard for bluewater sailing, she was also coded to MCA Category 2. The intention was a Round the World cruise that sadly did not go ahead. CRAZY HORSE is now offered in sparkling good shape and she is ready to sail.
With her high tech construction, high level of refit and blistering pace, CRAZY HORSE is so much more than just an Oyster 72.