Building The 495: Episode 2

Designing a bluewater cruiser

Episode 2

In the second episode of the new Oyster 495 build series, Shirley Robertson discusses the difference between an ordinary yacht and a bluewater cruiser with Oyster Designer Chris Lock and Naval Architects Rob and Tom Humphreys. They also take a closer look at how the design of the 495 captures the DNA of our bigger yachts and the challenges of scaling signature features down without compromise. With pressure on to hit the January deadline for 495’s premiere at boot, Dusseldorf, Project Manager Andrew Martin updates us on progress so far and wrestles with the headaches of supplier delays caused by the pandemic.