Since chartering my first Oyster in 2013, I’ve been bluewater sailing on these amazing yachts for many years, most recently on my own Oyster 885, Lush. Since taking the helm of Oyster Yachts in 2018, I’m hugely proud of how far we have come together – we are building something great.
Much as owning an Oyster is a true privilege, owning the business is all that and more – a responsibility I take very seriously. I am personally committed to continue to develop, build and support the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts. Our sailing yachts have an undeniable strength in their DNA that flows through their build quality and the world-class support we offer our owners through Oyster Sailing Services. All this makes life-enhancing and life-changing adventures possible for our passionate, international family of owners.
Oyster is growing faster than ever and, to keep pace with demand, we have invested heavily in new facilities, design, technology and craft teams. As a result, we have enhanced our build quality, redefined our yachts’ performance and reimagined their interiors. Our yachts are built to last several lifetimes and many of them are already enjoying their second or third acts with new owners. Oyster leads the world of bluewater cruisers, with yachts that are truly beyond expectation.
At the heart of Oyster is our people: those who imagine, design and build these exceptional deck saloon yachts, and those who own and love them. Together, they make everything we do possible. Not surprisingly, we think of ourselves as a tight-knit family, supporting and inspiring each other with the adventures we go on, the tales we tell and the lasting memories we make.
I hope you will join us and discover what gives Oyster such a special place in our hearts before you set sail on your own amazing adventures.
CEO and Owner
Oyster has built its reputation on the meticulous attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship our craftspeople bring to our yachts. Built and finished by hand in our boatyards in Norfolk and Southampton, we employ traditional hand-skills, side-by-side with the most advanced composite technology. Every process is carefully monitored and our approach to quality control means that nothing leaves the yard unless each element is finished to absolute perfection. When visiting our yards during the build of your Oyster, you will see our craftspeople in action, adding to the deep sense of pride and ownership to be felt when stepping aboard for the first time.
Many have waited years to join the Oyster family and build their perfect, bluewater sailing yacht. And for many people, it becomes a defining part of who they are and how they live. As an owner, you will be instantly welcomed into this extended global family. As well as enjoying exceptional After Sales support and service anywhere in the world, we will invite you to all kinds of Oyster events and rallies with exclusive dinners, parties, rendezvous and regattas.
We have a head start – by their nature our yachts are the ultimate hybrid, but we’re committed to doing everything we can to improve their environmental impact and help our owners operate them in a responsible way. By 2030, our ambition is to produce a yacht in the most sustainable manner possible, and one that can be entirely self-sufficient.
We recognise our responsibilities and are taking an ambitious approach to minimising our environmental impact by setting clear and achievable sustainability goals. As part of this, we have reviewed every aspect of our operations to minimise waste, reduce energy use and plastic consumption, whilst also considering the materials we use to manufacture our yachts.
All the practical actions we are taking, both large and small, when combined will have a material positive impact on our planet and oceans, and help us work towards our primary goal by 2030.
How many ‘bluewater’ yachts are really designed from the keel up for extended ocean passage-making or circumnavigation? Oyster has over 49 years’ experience building and taking care of our extraordinary bluewater adventure machines. The following highlights the essentials we design into our yachts to make them safe, comfortable and enjoyable to live aboard on long haul, bluewater adventures.
Get to know Oyster Team
Richard is a successful British entrepreneur. In 2006 he founded Evolution Gaming, the leading gaming software business, which he subsequently floated on the Swedish Stock Exchange with a Market Cap of £2 Billion. Evolution employs over 5000 people across 10 countries. Richard has been enjoying sailing Oysters for the past 5 years. Richard brings an exciting vision for the future of Oyster Yachts and is committed to Oyster for the Long Term.
Becky has broad experience and deep expertise in the marine industry. A dynamic and capable leader, she joined Oyster following a successful career at PwC. As a chartered accountant and key member of PwC's Deals team, she advised a number of companies through a range of transactions. Her experience spans everything from family-owned businesses to FTSE listed companies. Her understanding of manufacturing operations is invaluable, as is her knowledge of other luxury yacht builders, gained while leading reviews of Sunseeker and Palmer Johnson, as well as helping the RNLI to bring in-house its composite lifeboat construction capability. Based in Southampton, it should come as no surprise that, when she is not at the helm of Oyster, Becky is an avid sailor.
With a mix of Oyster knowledge and business, Paul brings a unique combination of skills to our team in the areas of sales, marketing & outstanding customer service. A former professional sailor, Paul has a wealth of Oyster yachting knowledge both as a skipper and a consultant for Oyster owners. He has been the client representative during the build of various Oysters, including Oyster 885-01 which he skippered in the inaugural Oyster World Rally. He also consults and advises private clients on Super Yacht acquisitions along with yacht management.
The leadership skills that Paul developed whilst managing yachts and consulting led him into the business world. Previously Paul has worked with business leaders and sales teams to fulfil their potential by either keynote speaking or by developing in-house cultural change and performance programmes. Paul brings an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm to the team and is dedicated to rebuilding Oyster for the long term.
Peter has been involved in building boats since he began his career. Peter started as an apprentice shipwright at Princess Yachts in 1988 and worked his way up through the business, starting on the tools and learning a variety of trades, before becoming Operation Manager. Peter joined Fairline in 2019 to reorganise their operation, before joining Oyster in 2021. Peter’s priority at Oyster is to uphold Oyster’s outstanding reputation for quality and craftmanship, complementing our master craftmanship with modern technology solutions that enhance every aspect of our new generation yachts.