Oyster craftsmanship began in Norfolk, an English county surrounded by water on two sides, and quilted by a network of rivers and inland lakes (former peat diggings) called the Norfolk Broads. It was here in 1973 that Oyster drew upon the experience and craftsmanship of Landamores, who had been building wooden yachts since 1923. They were soon joined by another Norfolk boatbuilder with a similar pedigree, Windboats, founded in 1920 by Graham Bunn – a master craftsman and yacht designer.
This team built more than 700 Oyster yachts before Oyster took over Landamore’s new Norfolk facility and with staff from both companies, brought the manufacturing in-house as Oyster Yachts Wroxham. This yard is still one of Oyster’s main manufacturing centres, along with Oyster Yachts Southampton.
Everything about this design and build process is intended to create the world’s finest blue water yachts, from the quality of the materials, through the craftsmen and women to the project management. The experience of building your Oyster yacht is part of the joy, the sense of ownership achieved when you step aboard your very own Oyster for the first time.
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