This neat time lapse video, taken in January 2016 at Oyster’s Wroxham, Norfolk yard, shows the deck moulding of the first of the new Oyster 675 model being positioned on top of the hull ready for bonding in place. It's an impressive operation with the huge moulding positioned with great accuracy.
It’s also fascinating to see the extent to which the hull is fitted out before the deck is attached – the interior of the boat, including bulkheads, furniture and systems, are in a very advanced state. Similarly, deck gear including winches, turning blocks hatches, most of the windows, the entire teak deck and so on is also already installed at this stage.
Along with the 745, the 675 is intended as one of the sportier models in the range and features a low profile deck saloon. Both models are designed to blend luxury accommodation with both world-girdling cruising capabilities and high octane day racing on the Oyster regatta circuit. The Rob Humphreys design has twin rudders and is offered with a choice of rigs, windows, transom shape and can be specified with either a swinging centreboard or the standard fixed low centre of gravity keel.
This boat is scheduled for launch later this year – look out for her at Europe’s big autumn and winter boat shows.
For more Oyster Yachts news and reviews, see: Oyster 56 review and Oyster 125 review: Innovative and Impressive
Oyster 675 Specification
Draught (standard keel): 2.95m
Displacement (approx): 37,500kg