British yacht builder Oyster Marine sold
by Malcolm MacLean
British yacht builder Oyster Marine Ltd was yesterday acquired by the Dutch investment company HTP Investments in a deal that includes the Oyster Group companies Oyster Marine, Oyster Brokerage and Southampton Yacht Services.
Founded in 1973, the current Oyster fleet includes twelve modern designs ranging from the Oyster 46 to the magnificent superyachts, the Oyster 100 and Oyster 125 by Dubois. Two of the newest Oysters on the water, the Oyster 625 and Oyster 100 by Dubois have received much acclaim from customers and the yachting media. The Oyster 625 recently won the Best Luxury Cruiser category in the 2012 European Yacht of the Year awards, while the Oyster 100 Sarafin is shortlisted for the 2012 World Superyacht Awards.
The 30.8m Sarafin, designed by Dubois, is the first fruit of a successful collaboration with Turkey’s RMK yard and successfully completed her sea trials in September 2011.
Commenting on the transaction, Oyster CEO David Tydeman said, ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for Oyster, our team of loyal staff and suppliers. HTP Investment's acquisition is funded by the private funds of its two partners and means that Oyster can look forward to a period of long term stability, doing what we do best – building great sailing yachts.’ For more information contact:
T: +44 1473 695 005