Adrian Newey – building my Oyster

Formula One icon and Redbull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey builds his Oyster 885. In this newly released documentary, go behind the scenes as the world’s most successful Formula One engineer Adrian Newey shares his experiences, key learnings and invaluable insights of the build process. With an in-depth look at how Oyster build the world’s finest bluewater sailing yachts, it’s a must-see documentary for any owner building a boat.
Building My Oyster | Documentary
Building My Oyster | Documentary


Meet the owner

Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, is widely regarded as one of the most successful engineers in the history of Formula One.

With a career that has spanned more than three decades, Adrian has been involved in a impressive 23 world championships, including six constructors' championships, the most recent secured at the Japanese Grand Prix in September 2023. His groundbreaking work in automotive technology and aerodynamics has left an indelible mark on the industry.

Designing and building another championship winning car for the 2023 Formula One season couldn’t be a starker contrast to the design and build of a 90 foot sailing yacht. Well, that’s what one might think, but the complexities of travelling at 200mph or 12 knots and more similar than one would imagine. Join Adrian to understand how he collaborated with Oyster’s experts to realise his dreams for one of the oldest and purest form of transport, the sailing yacht.

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Join Formula One legend Adrian Newey as he shares his experience of building his Oyster 885

Why the Oyster 885? 


The Oyster 885 is a remarkable, crewed 90 foot sailboat, delivering uncompromising performance, bluewater capabilities and luxurious living spaces.


About Oyster

Sharing adventures since 1973

For 50 years, Oyster Yachts has created the world’s finest luxury bluewater sailboats, capable of sailing anywhere in the world in complete luxury, comfort and safety.

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Handcrafted from exceptional materials, each of our deck saloon yachts displays unparalleled attention to detail, making us one of the most reliable yacht brands.

Every inch showcases the incomparable skills of our British master craftsmen and women. Oysters are the best luxury yachts, beyond expectation and built to a different standard. From the very beginning, our mission has been to build an international reputation for high-quality yachts with supreme standards of build and craftsmanship. We never cut corners. We demand only the best materials and most reliable equipment from partners, who share our obsession with building the highest quality sailing yachts – something you sense the moment you step aboard.

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Our DNA is rooted in over 20 million bluewater sailing miles and over 90 circumnavigations of the globe.

This real-world experience informs every new model – our yachts are the sailor’s sailboats and our owners, crew and team of experts all help refine every aspect of their design, build and performance. This relentless pursuit of perfection lets us continually evolve and refine our yachts and makes us one of the most reliable yacht brands. As a result, every model in our fleet is capable of sailing safely anywhere in the world. Unlike other sailboat manufacturers, Oyster prides itself on looking after its owners for as long as they own their yacht – something that is unique in our industry. When you invest in an Oyster, you will enjoy our After Sales support and service wherever you are in the world – a service described in sailing circles as ‘legendary’ and designed to make owning your Oyster an effortless pleasure.

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Oyster Yachts Built on Family

Oyster has grown into a global family, brought together by a deep love of the open sea and the sense of freedom our sailing boats offer.

Oyster owners join us to explore the world on their terms on the best luxury yachts. Every time they set sail they add to their personal store of adventures of a lifetime –whether it’s cruising the Mediterranean, or taking on the ultimate challenge of circumnavigating the planet with the Oyster World Rally. But being part of the Oyster Family means so much more. Our yachts have a unique way of bringing people together – families, friends and other owners. Many have waited years to join the Oyster Family and build their ideal, bluewater sailing yacht. Our owners are a rare breed; they feel privileged to be part of this great family, proud of their unique yachts and excited about their next adventure.

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Oyster Yachts Built for the long haul

As one of the most reliable yacht brands, we have 50 years of experience creating exceptional cruising yachts and life-enhancing experiences.

But we continue to look to the future. We are committed to building something great and growing a sustainable and environmentally responsible business that nurtures the passion of the Oyster family. We continue to invest in our future by introducing new technologies in all our facilities, which work in harmony with the time-honoured crafts that are at the heart of our boats. To meet the demand we have set up a state-of-the-art facility in Hythe, Southampton to build the new 495 and 675.

We have also invested heavily in our design and build approach to enhance build quality while redefining performance and reimagining our yachts’ interiors. Our new generation 50 to 90 foot Oyster sailing yachts are luxurious, comfortable, safe, and stand head and shoulders above the best yacht brands. These are the finest bluewater sailing yachts available – always ready for adventure.

This is what we mean when we say Oyster Yachts are beyond expectation

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