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. 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. She is 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 she will be responsive and fast-moving, with an ability to offer consistently high speeds for excellent passage-making.

Join Us for the Build

Ever wondered how a yacht goes from a sketch to circumnavigating the globe? Come behind the scenes and meet our experts as we build the new Oyster 495. This is a unique opportunity to join us on this epic journey. From concept to first sail, this series of films will be a masterclass in contemporary yacht design, build and craftsmanship. Join us and get full access behind the scenes and discover how Oyster goes about building a new 50 foot bluewater benchmark.

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Episode 1

Meet the new Oyster 495


Episode 2

Design and configuration of a bluewater cruiser


Episode 3

Building an icon


Episode 4

Meticulous attention to detail


Episode 5

Oyster 495’s first sail

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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. 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 transom houses a powered boarding/bathing platform, which is pushbutton-operated from the deck. The flat deck at the stern and flush foredeck offer plenty of space for comfortable sunbathing.

Distinctive Oyster DNA

The Oyster 495 displays all the hallmark Oyster design cues you know and love. Like our larger models, she is designed and engineered far beyond what you would expect from an ordinary 50 foot yacht.

Like all our yachts, the new Oyster 495 is handcrafted by master craftspeople with a meticulous attention to detail. The pride and passion that goes into our yachts mean they have soul. This intangible results from the combination of design, technology, engineering and handcrafted build quality. It is also down to the insights and learning from over 48 years of designing and building them.

No other 50 foot sailboat for sale offers such a wide range of innovative automated sailing technology which guarantees she can be handled by two with ease. The deck layout is designed to be simple and efficient with everything you need to sail her in easy reach. The non-overlapping rig allows for wide spreaders and chainplates outboard at the deck edge to minimise rigging loads. It also makes the yacht easy to tack and the inboard jib sheet leads are positioned to optimise upwind sailing angles.

We were the first boat builders to create truly ergonomically designed cockpit and helm positions. These details have been further refined on this 50 foot yacht. The cockpit table is another triumph of Oyster design thinking, with a central section designed to fit an on-deck drinks/wine locker. With the leaves folded out, it comfortably seats six to eight people for alfresco dining.

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Contemporary luxury and comfort

The Oyster 495 benefits from our next generation interiors. Intelligent interior space planning and design is well under way, applying our latest insights and the acclaimed craftsmanship from our larger yachts to make use of every inch of hull volume. The sneak preview of early interior concepts here shows our exploration of a carefully-considered contemporary and comfortable multi-functional space. The tasteful choice of materials, fabrics and integrated technology combined with modern styling and equipment will create truly luxurious entertaining and living spaces. Our new mood lighting system will be supplemented by natural light flooding through the signature Oyster Saloon windows. Whichever way you look at it, the interior of the new Oyster 495 promises to set a new standard for her class.




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Oyster 495 Colour Selector

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Touch screen control

CZone digital switching network and monitoring system gives you complete control of onboard electrical systems through an integrated touchscreen.

Electric in-mast furling system

Easily handle your sail plan with in-mast electric-powered furling mainsail system and a 105% non-overlapping manual furling headsail.

Electric winches

Push button control with electric Lewmar winches in sleek black adonised finish.

Swim platform

Our new unique cassette swim platform gives a dedicated space for swimming and water sports equipment alike. It is also very practical, making it easy to step on and off your tender onto the yacht.

B&G navigation package

The new B&G electronic navigation system provides all the navigational information you need for sailing long distances.

Dedicated master cabin with seascape windows

Her wide beam aft offers space for an impressive full width owner’s cabin complete with Oyster’s triple Seascape windows that create a feeling of light and space, along with exceptional ocean views.


Wood options

Choose from a range of interior wood options including walnut, maple and oak

Bow and stern thrusters

Sleipner Sidepower retractable Bow & Stern thrusters make it simple and safe to manoeuvre in and out of tight marina berths

Entertainment package

Choose from an optional range of integrated electronic and AV systems to suit your personal preferences.

Saloon day bed

The saloon table can raised and lowered to create a comfortable day bed where you can curl up and relax.

Hull colours

Personalise your Oyster 495 with alternative coloured hull, mast and sails. See our colour picker for inspiration.

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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 48 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 create the ultimate 50 foot sailing yacht that is unique to you.

Built for a lifetime of adventure

As a British boatbuilder, our heritage spans over 48 years in shipyards that have been in operation for over 100 years. Built with a meticulous attention to detail, every aspect of our yacht build undergoes exacting scrutiny. Every Oyster is specified well-beyond normal requirements and the single skin hulls are extremely robust and capable of handling any conditions – from extreme cold to tropical heat or heavy weather. And to ensure strength and integrity, classification society DNV GL certifies the Oyster 495 hull. The combined skills of all our experts contribute to your Oyster’s exceptional quality and finish. So when you take ownership of your Oyster 495 you know she has been built to last a lifetime.

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Building your Oyster

We believe yacht ownership begins from the moment you commission her. All the latest developments in our build and finishing process are being used on the new Oyster 495. You will be part of the build process, which is an experience to savour. Your Project Manager will guide you through every step of the way, advising you on the appropriate choices of equipment and finishes for the best 50 foot yacht sailing yacht to match the adventures you plan to take her on. Being part of this process adds to the deep sense of ownership when you step aboard for the first time.


Turning dreams into reality

Our Project Managers are all experienced sailors who will help you turn your sailing plans and dreams of adventure into reality. Their practical experience is gained from thousands of sailing miles, previous builds and a deep knowledge of Oyster. This makes them well-placed to advise you on any topic from complex computer and AV systems through to selecting sails and galley equipment.


Your yacht, your choices

Your Project Manager will take time to get to know you and understand your plans – what you want to do with your yacht, where you would like to sail her and what is most important to you. They will then help you choose the right options and equipment to meet your needs.


Regular meetings and updates

We will keep you up-to-date and make sure you have all the information you need to make decisions at the right time. A key part of owning your Oyster is understanding the craftsmanship and attention to detail that go into her. We arrange regular yard visits in person or online, so you can to see her at key points during the build and see our master craftspeople at work.


From build to handover

You will be invited to see your 495 at different stages throughout her build, including a number of visits to the moulding and shipyard. Upon completion she will be commissioned – a process that takes four to six weeks with extreme attention to detail to meet the most exacting standards, so everything is perfect when you take ownership. This is followed by a thorough handover, when the team will introduce you to your yacht and give you the confidence to set sail on your first adventure.


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