A journey of adventure

Every voyage on an Oyster yacht has the potential to be a life changing experience.

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.

Richard Hadida
CEO and Owner

Oyster Owner Richard Hadida

Our Story

Sharing adventures since 1973

For 49 years, Oyster Yachts has created the world’s finest luxury bluewater sailboats, capable of sailing anywhere in the world in complete luxury, comfort and safety.

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Hand-crafted from exceptional materials, each of our deck saloon yachts displays unparalleled attention to detail. Every inch showcases the incomparable skills of our British master craftsmen and women.

Oyster Yachts Building with experience

Our DNA is rooted in over 20 million bluewater sailing miles and over 90 circumnavigations of the globe. We use this experience to refine our yachts and ensure they are capable of sailing safely anywhere in the world, in complete comfort and luxury. Oyster Sailing Services offers unique After Sales support, designed to make owning an Oyster an effortless pleasure.

Oyster Yachts Built on Family

Oyster has grown into a global family, brought together by a deep love of the open sea and the sense of freedom our sailing boats offer. Every Oyster owner joins us to explore the world on their terms. Every time they set sail they add to their personal store of adventures of a lifetime, whether it’s cruising the Mediterranean, or taking on the ultimate challenge of circumnavigating the globe with the Oyster World Rally.

Oyster Yachts Built for the long haul

With over 49 years of creating exceptional cruising yachts and life-enhancing experiences behind us, we continue to look to the future. We are committed to building something great that nurtures the passion of the Oyster family in ways that are always beyond expectation.

Oyster Craftmanship

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.




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The Oyster family

Oyster yachts have a unique way of bringing people together – families, friends and other owners – in what we affectionately call, the Oyster family.

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.


Sailing with purpose

A collaboration for change

The future of the oceans is in our hands and we are committed to becoming the world’s most sustainable yacht business, delivering experiences, adventures under sail with a positive impact on the planet.

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.

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In Detail

Bluewater Cruiser

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.

Oyster Yachts Bluewater Sailing Yacht Deck

An integrated keel design with keel-stepped mast, certified for strength and safety, forms the foundation of every Oyster.

A large volume hull to accommodate generous tankage and all the cruising kit you need. All equipment is over-specified, including robust winches and windlass; solid steering gear with reliable autopilot, along with back-up and space to carry spares; easy access to systems and engine room in case repairs are required mid-passage; and essential powerful and reliable GPS and communications systems.

Oyster Yachts Bluewater Sailing Yacht Galley

Over the decades practicality and capability have become synonymous with Oyster.

Signature features include: a good-sized chart table; u-shaped galley; a comfortable, protected, centre cockpit; and helm positions with removable spray hood; clutter-free decks with concealed lines for safety; onboard weather forecasting capability and subscriptions to reputable specialist weather services; a full set of quality, foul weather gear, life jackets and other safety kit; stowage for tender with powerful outboard; a choice of well-maintained sails with multiple downwind sail options for typical bluewater cruising conditions; and automated sail furling/reefing for effortless, shorthanded sailing in all conditions

Oyster Yachts Bluewater Sailing Yacht Saloon

An Oyster is your home from home, connected, comfortable and practical.

Specified with full-sized appliances – notably the fridge/freezer. Generous cabins with proper en-suites and excellent stowage that uses every inch of available space, are part of an Oyster’s DNA. Forced- air ventilation and forward opening saloon windows for good air circulation below. Self-sufficiency is key: watermaker and large tankage are essential, along with smart energy systems, large battery bank, wind generator, solar panels and double redundancy protection.

Meet the Team

Get to know Oyster Team

Richard Hadida
Owner and CEO

Richard Hadida

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 Bridgen
Dept CEO

Becky Bridgen

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.

Paul Adamson
Chief Commercial Officer

Paul Adamson

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 Hamlyn
Chief Operating Officer

Peter Hamlyn

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.

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