Ocean Magazine, Australia

Oyster 495 - Deliverance

By Charlotte Thomas

When offered the chance to help deliver hull #1 of Oyster’s new 495 from Southampton to Barcelona, it was an offer Charlotte Thomas couldn’t refuse. After all, what better way to get under the skin of Oyster’s newest addition than a non-stop, 1,750-mile sea trial?

It is often quipped that with sailing yachts, it’s as much about the journey as the destination. And so it was for me when, in July 2022, I stepped aboard the first Oyster 495 in Southampton, UK, to help the Oyster team deliver her across the Bay of Biscay, down the Portuguese coast, through the Straits of Gibraltar, and around the coasts of Spain to Barcelona. Read article here

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