Adventure
Oysters are built for adventure and our owners have always taken their Oysters far beyond their local cruising grounds, with more than 90 circumnavigating the world. Equipped to carry you comfortably through long ocean passages at consistently fast speeds, the Oyster 495 is robustly built to take care of you, whatever conditions you encounter on your voyage.
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Cruising in comfort

The Oyster 495 is designed with exceptional sea-keeping attributes and is capable of completing long passages in comfort and safety.

Whatever conditions you encounter, from flat calm to heavy head seas, she is built to look after you at all times. She is capable of a reliable turn of speed, with the vertical bow creating more waterline length that is constantly working for you. That means consistent and reliable passage making speeds, with a happy place of nine knots that means the miles tick off with ease. The wide beam aft and twin rudders mean she is stable and sure-footed in lively seas; at the same time, she is always direct and agile on the helm, giving you fingertip control even in the heaviest weather. The excellent control and manageable qualities of the steering systems also mean there is less burden on the autopilot over long distances.

STOWAGE

Prepared for adventure

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Oyster 495 Deck Twin Helm Steering
Oyster 495 Interior Saloon TV

BLUEWATER ADVENTURE

The world awaits

The Oysters 495 is a true bluewater adventure machine, equipped for any voyage, built to withstand the harshest of ocean environments.

Our bluewater cruising DNA is rooted in 50 years’ experience, over 100 circumnavigations and over 20 million bluewater sailing miles. This experience has helped us refine the Oyster 495 to ensure she is capable of sailing anywhere in the world in complete safety, comfort and safety.

Undertaking bluewater adventures requires complete trust in your yacht. Our build quality is key; it is why the Oyster 495 features a stepped-mast and DNV-GL certified hull for strength and integrity. Self-sufficiency is an essential feature, so the large volume hull is designed for generous tankage, comfortable living space and extensive stowage. Must-have bluewater liveaboard features mean the new Oyster 495 is a fully connected, comfortable and extremely practical home from home. Every need has been considered and every piece of equipment is over-specified – from sailing equipment to details like grab handles and latches. The automated sailing systems have failsafe back-ups to ensure you are never compromised or at risk. All of this is designed to give you complete confidence in her capabilities, no matter the conditions you encounter.

The Oyster 495 is packed full of exceptionally practical and useful features that you would expect to find on a significantly larger yacht.

The u-shaped galley is well designed and equipped for cooking at sea, with space for all the appliances you enjoy at home. The saloon is light and spacious, with excellent, natural ventilation from the forward opening saloon windows. It is a social space with deep, comfortable sofas where everyone can come together to relax. There is a good-sized chart table with space for a half-folded Admiralty chart and dedicated day and night reading lights. On deck, the comfortable, protected centre cockpit and helm positions, with sprayhood and bimini, are welcome features on long passages. The spacious flush decks are clutter-free to maximise safe access when sailing in heavy weather.

She is equipped to operate a range of sailing set-ups selected for typical bluewater cruising conditions. Automated sail furling/reefing make for effortless shorthanded sailing.

Every inch of the large volume hull has been considered for your living aboard, daily maintenance and stowage requirements. Extensive stowage allows for ample provision and a wide range of spares to ensure you are ready for any eventuality.

Connected, comfortable and practical, the Oyster 495 is a true liveaboard yacht wherever you are in the world.

Connected, comfortable and practical, the Oyster 495 is a true liveaboard yacht wherever you are in the world.

Every detail has been considered, making life on board a real pleasure, with no compromises. The full-sized appliances, including large fridge and optional single or chest freezer, mean there is plenty of space to provision for extended periods at sea. The generous cabins, quality deep mattresses, island berths, full length mirrors and proper en-suites create living spaces that are relaxed and comfortable. The forward opening saloon windows and optional air conditioning offer excellent air circulation below decks and keep you as cool or warm as required.

At its heart, the Oyster 495 offers the self-sufficiency you need on long ocean passages and adventures in remote locations.

Power

Generation and storage

Solar

Capturing the power of the sun is an ideal way to keep the batteries charged. Flexible solar panels can be fitted to the bimini, with each panel individually wired so the system captures energy even if parts are in the shade.

Lithium-ion batteries

Combining energy generated from natural sources on a daily basis with high-capacity, lithium-ion batteries for storage, is a cost-effective method of powering the system during the evening. It also allows for longer periods of silent running and reduced use of the generator, with longer intervals between services.

Yanmar

The 110hp Yanmar 4JH110, new generation diesel engine, is both powerful and super economical. At a typical cruising speed of 8.5 knots, the engine is very lightly loaded (32%) and consuming only 6ltr per hour. With an 800L fuel tank, the engine offers excellent range and economy.

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Oyster 495 at Anchor Shallow Water v2

Shallow-draft cruising

The Oyster 495 can take you anywhere with optional shallow-draft shoal keel.

Now you can cruise new grounds, drop anchor in the world’s most beautiful bays and explore places other yachts simply cannot reach. The shoal keel lifts to just 1.83m / 6’0” – clearly, this popular option opens up a world of possibilities and provides easy access to safe anchorages, marinas and river inlets. With fingertip control thanks to the twin rudder configuration, she performs beautifully and you will find she is an exceptionally comfortable and rewarding yacht to sail.

Safety

Peace of mind

Oyster yachts are designed and built to withstand the toughest of environments.
Whatever the occasion, our decks are designed to keep you safe.
Safety comes as standard on the 495.
The clutter-free decks are designed so you can move around safely in any conditions.
The deep recessed cockpit and sprayhood is designed to protect you from the elements.
All the sailing technology specified on the Oyster 495 has been tested at sea.
Oyster yachts are designed and built to withstand the toughest of environments.
Hull structure

Oyster yachts are designed and built to withstand the toughest of environments.

The over-specified custom laminate hull is constructed using the highest quality materials and incorporates reinforced cored structure and monolithic composite to create superior strength and ultimate durability.

Whatever the occasion, our decks are designed to keep you safe.
Safety on deck

Whatever the occasion, our decks are designed to keep you safe.

Sturdy, high guardrails enclose the deck, and jackstays and grab handles are positioned exactly where you need them.

Safety comes as standard on the 495.
Over specified equipment

Safety comes as standard on the 495.

Like all Oyster yachts, she is intentionally over-engineered, from additional materials and over-specified equipment, winches and stays, through to details like red night lighting and grab handles. As a result, she is more than capable of dealing with anything the ocean throws at her.

The clutter-free decks are designed so you can move around safely in any conditions.
Clear decks

The clutter-free decks are designed so you can move around safely in any conditions.

Automated sail handling means there are few lines outside the cockpit and those that are run to the inboard edge of the side deck keep trip hazards to a minimum.

The deep recessed cockpit and sprayhood is designed to protect you from the elements.
Protected cockpit

The deep recessed cockpit and sprayhood is designed to protect you from the elements.

With excellent visibility over the coach roof and winches within easy reach from the helm stations, you never need to leave the cockpit in heavy weather.

All the sailing technology specified on the Oyster 495 has been tested at sea.
Manual override

All the sailing technology specified on the Oyster 495 has been tested at sea.

However, there are times when you will need to take things in hand yourself – all the automated systems on board feature manual overrides, so you are always in control.