A new blue water benchmark

Elegantly-built from stem to stern the Oyster 495 is an Oyster through and through. She is designed to offer a stunning combination of performance, comfort and style, with seamanlike qualities in equal measure. Built by some of Britain’s finest craftsmen, she combines modern styling, creative detailing and a host of practical seamanlike features not normally seen in a 50 foot yacht for sale. Relaxing on deck and luxurious below, the new Oyster 495 promises to set a new standard for bluewater cruising yachts of her size. By refining proven design concepts, this 50 foot sailboat promises exceptional performance while being comfortable and easy to handle for a family crew. Hosting a dinner party for friends, exploring coastal waters, crossing oceans or even circumnavigating the globe, no other 50 foot yacht offers such limitless potential.

Responsive and rewarding performance

The latest collaboration between Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster’s own in-house design studio, the new Oyster 495 has clean hull lines and carries her beam well aft, which contributes to form stability and sailing performance. This 50 foot sailboat features the same twin rudder configurations found on our larger yachts. Applying the same approach will make her light and easy on the steering, offering fingertip control in even the most boisterous conditions. Add a range of technology to make shorthanded sailing even easier, including in-mast furling and push-button B&G sail handling controls operated from the helm positions, she will be a joy to sail. All these elements combined will make her responsive and fast-moving, with an ability to offer consistently high speeds for excellent passage-making.

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Space to relax, space to share

The wider beam offers excellent returns in space above and below decks, unexpected on any other 50 foot yacht for sale. Chief amongst these is the truly impressive owners’ cabin, with signature triple Oyster Seascape windows that create an amazing feeling of light and space. Like all Oysters, she features a beautifully styled centre cockpit and deck saloon, with a flush foredeck. This instantly-recognisable Oyster design icon is at the heart of all our yachts. It offers outstanding light and ventilation to the centre of the boat, making the saloon feel bright and spacious.

The deck saloon windows have been extended aft, emphasising the Oyster ‘snarl’ and flooding more light into the navigation and galley areas. On deck, the stern of the Oyster 495 shows just how much thought has gone into every aspect of her design. The transom houses a neat, powered bathing platform, which is pushbutton-operated from the deck. The perfect spot for fun with the family, it is also extremely practical for boarding and departing your tender. The stern deck’s flat design for comfortable sunbathing and the flush foredeck offers plenty of space for more of the same.

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Handcrafted with pride

No two Oysters are the same. And the new Oyster 495 will be no different. With a number of high quality designs to choose from, there will also be the opportunity to customise with a choice of navigation and communications technology, sails and other equipment. The design is informed by the insights and learnings gained over 47 years from a loyal group of visionaries including owners, staff, sales team and project managers. Working with an obsessive attention to detail and the finest materials, our craftspeople will help you create the ultimate 50 foot sailing yacht, unique to you.


An obsession for detail

All our yachts are built with a meticulous attention to detail. Every aspect of the build undergoes exacting scrutiny throughout the build process. The new Oyster 495 composite hull and deck structure is designed and engineered to meet DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany)) classification.


Time-honoured crafts

We are a British boatbuilder with an enduring heritage spanning over 47 years. Our shipyards have been in operation for over 100 years, each individually renowned as part of a local boatbuilding tradition. Time-honoured trades and experience are passed down through generations, from one master to the next apprentice. Our craftspeople are life-long boatbuilders who share our deep pride in bringing our yachts to life.


Safety as standard

Oysters are specified well beyond the normal requirements you would expect in a bluewater cruiser. The single skin hull is extremely robust, giving you the peace of mind that your 495 can easily handle any conditions – from extreme cold to tropical heat and heavy weather. You also have the added assurance that your Oyster 495 hull is certified by DNV GL – one of the world’s leading classification society and a recognised independent expert in quality assurance for the maritime industry.


Oyster quality guaranteed

The combined skills of all our experts contribute to your Oyster’s exceptional quality. They bring pride and passion to the build, which is inherent in the quality and finish of everything you touch and see. When you take ownership of your 885, you know she has been built with the upmost care.




16.1m / 52’8”


15.15m / 49’7”


14.27m / 46’8”


4.77m / 15’8”


2.28m / 7’5”


1.83m / 6’0”


21,000 kg / 46,297 lbs


115.4m2 / 1,242 ft2


124.6m2 / 1,341 ft2


800 litres / 211 US galls


600 litres / 159 US galls


23.14m / 75’6’’

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ORA 190407 BCR 0204 D

Richard Gibson

Sales Director – UK & Ireland
[email protected] +44 (0)7590 183240
Stephen Mobile v2

Stephen Parkinson

Sales Director – Rest of World
[email protected] +44 (0)7525 224990
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Dan Wurzbacher

Sales Director – Americas
[email protected] +1 (401) 924 3434