Perhaps the most elegant of the Holman and Pye designed Oysters, the 70 was originally a development of the well proven Oyster 68. Using the same hull but with a new deck mould, which incorporated the ‘eyebrow’ styling to the deck saloon and a larger aft deck and improved lazarette. Four Oyster 70s were launched between 1996 and 1997, and all had blue hulls, while a fifth, a white hulled ketch rigged sail trainer was launched in 1999.
The 70’s slim hull and sleek profile with generous overhangs and gentle shearline make her a real head turner in port, and a powerful ocean cruising yacht offshore, with a seamanlike interior layout and a deep cockpit for offshore security.
No Rehearsal was launched in 1997, and her current owner has sailed her for more than 20 years. She has a fully battened mainsail for additional performance, and hydraulic push button furling to both headsails. Her interior is finished in oak, which gives give a bright and airy feel below decks, where she sleeps eight in four cabins, all ensuite.
Built for an experienced yachtsman, No Rehearsal has benefited from a full-time captain since new, who has maintained her to a high standard. She has never been chartered and only used only for a few weeks every summer.
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