First in-house built Oyster hull transported to Southampton for completion
by Miranda Blazeby
The first sailing yacht hull made in-house at Oyster Yachts’ moulding facility has been transported to the yard’s Southampton facility.
The hull of the 22.74 metre in-build Oyster 745 will now be completed at the Southampton yard.
It is the first Oyster hull to be built in-house and marks “an important milestone in Oyster’s remarkable turnaround”, the yard said.
It comes as the company marks one year since the company was bought out of administration by chief executive Richard Hadida.
The Wroxham based moulding facility was opened on November 27 last year, creating 23 high skilled jobs in the area.
The yard revealed that it has a full order book for the next year, with the moulding facility working at full capacity.
Hadida said: “Looking back to this time last year, it is fantastic Oyster is in such a strong position today. It is a testament to the love of the brand and the hard work of the team. We are returning Oyster to its former glory, into the business it deserves to be.”
The 745 will have a beam of 5.91 metres and will accommodate a total of eight guests in four cabins, an owner’s master aft, two twins and a double guest cabin forward.
The yacht is scheduled for a March 2020 launch when it will undertake sea trials. Delivery is slated for June 2020.