Freedom to explore

With the optional shallow-draft shoal keel, the Oyster 495 can take you anywhere. With an impressive reduction in draft to just 1.83m/6’0”, experience unparalleled freedom as you navigate previously inaccessible shallow cruising grounds and anchorages.
Oyster 495 Shallow Draft Anchored Palma Trees Rocks

Navigate shallow waters with confidence, access secluded anchorages, more marinas, and shelter in river inlets at a moment’s notice if the weather changes without warning.

Oyster 495 Shallow Draft Anchored

Experience the best of both worlds. Enjoy the accessibility of a shallow-draft yacht with exceptional sailing performance and luxurious living spaces.

Oyster 495 At Anchor Menorca
Oyster 495 Deck Twin Helm Steering
Oyster 495 Interior Saloon TV


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.


Prepared for adventure


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Specifications & features

Oyster 495 Shallow Draft
LENGTH OVERALL 16.1m / 52’8”
LENGTH OF HULL 15.15m / 49’7”
LENGTH OF WATERLINE 14.27m / 46’8”
BEAM 4.77m / 15’8”
DRAFT - STANDARD KEEL 2.28m / 7’5”
DISPLACEMENT (LIGHTSHIP) 21,000 kg / 46,297 lbs
ENGINE Yanmar 4JH110
TANKS - FUEL 800 litres / 211 US galls
TANKS - WATER 600 litres / 159 US galls


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