Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011

Oyster will for the first time showcase the newest member of its family at London’s St Katharine Docks on 4 May 4 with a christening ceremony for the first Oyster 625 to hit the water. The Oyster 625 brings some improvements to the Oyster 61 and 62 with a new Rob Humphreys hull design, options for a sportier rig, several interior layout options and a bigger master cabin due to better utilization of the aft section.

The 625 features a spacious owners suite, and two forward cabins that can be arranged in either a double or twin bunk layout, each with its own heads and shower. On deck, Oyster’s twin wheel configuration, standard on the Oyster range from the 575 on up, allows better and safer access from the cockpit to the aft deck, with its fitted transom stairwell to the bathing platform. There is the option of a sliding companionway access from the master suite to the aft deck. The 625 also sports smoother lines on the foredeck, making for more useable deck space than on the 62.

With an overall length of just under 19.4m (63.5ft) the Oyster 625 supports options of cutter rig, double headsail and in-mast furling. A displacement length ratio of 182 and a sail area displacement ratio of 22.3 deliver top performance for comfortable passage making.

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