2014 Oyster 575

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Since its inception, the Oyster 575 has been constantly upgraded and the latest model has all it needs to be considered a fairly attractive yacht.

Featuring a wide range of modern equipments, a tasty style and a long list of luxury amenities, the Oyster 575 is ready to impress even the most demanding riders.

The new generation comes with a totally fresh interior and various changes to the layout.

For the start, the saloon comes with vertical ‘Seascape’ windows and a raised chart area up to the same level as the rest of the saloon seating. Moreover, the forward guest cabin is now bigger and has its own access directly into the forward head.

Other changes have been made to the joinery, upgraded cabin doors and door furniture and custom saloon air con outlets.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include formula spars, a new Volvo D3 engine and Raymarine i70 sailing instruments.

Hit the jump for more information.

Overview

Oyster 575

evolution and experience

Oyster are continually reviewing the specification for each model in our range to take advantage of new equipment, advice from our technical and support departments and, of course, the invaluable feedback from our owners on their world travels. For the popular Oyster 575, we have taken this review a stage further, with a complete revamp of her interior styling and subtle changes to the layout.

The saloon now has the vertical ‘Seascape’ windows that are such a striking feature of the award winning Oyster 625 and are now being incorporated into most of the Oyster fleet from the Oyster 575 up. Another positive design feature brought from the 625 is raising the chart area up to the same level as the rest of the saloon seating, effectively extending the apparent seating area and enabling the chart table to flow seamlessly into the surrounding joinery. A joinered companionway staircase now leads you below decks, adding to the feeling of quality and security. The forward guest cabin has been enlarged and now has its own access directly into the forward head.

The 575’s new joinery styling covers a host of subtle enhancements including sculpted headliners, incorporating accent lighting in the saloon, more contemporary heads styling, upgraded cabin doors and door furniture and custom saloon air con outlets, while on the practical side, the standard specification now includes, Formula spars, a new Volvo D3 engine and Raymarine i70 sailing instruments.

Pure hull lines from Humphreys Yacht Design have ensured that the Oyster 575 is a fast passage maker, resulting in effortless blue water cruising and exhilarating performance - considered the perfect yacht for the five owners who have chosen her as their entries for the Oyster World Rally in 2013.

The Oyster 575’s comfortable and practical, four-cabin layout and spacious saloon and dining areas provide plenty of accommodation below decks for those sailing with their families or crew, whilst on deck her flush hatches, twin-wheel configuration and substantial cockpit allows plenty of room for eight to enjoy dining al fresco or simply relax.

2014 Oyster 575 Standard Features:

Oyster 575

Construction

• Hand lay-up GRP hull and deck with Kevlar and Carbon fibre laminates in hull - Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin - cored topsides
• One year warranty - 3 years GRP below waterline
• Hull style lines - 1 x cove and 2 x boot top lines
• Anti-foul - 2 coats
• External lead keel
• Fully protected skeg-hung rudder
• EURCD Design Category ’A’ Ocean

Deck layout and equipment

Oyster 575

• Oyster Deck Saloon with single cockpit layout and Twin wheel steering
• Cored deck and coachroof laid with teak
• Self-draining teak-laid cockpit
• Self-draining rope tail lockers
• Self-draining cockpit lockers
• Twin custom GRP pedestals with Whitlock torque rod and cable steering and SIRS compasses
• Leather wheel cover
• Stainless Steel grab handle to aft hoop of sprayhood frame with leather cover
• Reverse stern with teak laid bathing platform and stainless steel transom ladder
• Large lazarette in stern deck with teak laid GRP hatch
• Vertical, sliding acrylic washboard for main companionway hatch
• Hull to deck joint GRP ’rolled edge’
• Stainless steel ’wing’ mooring cleats
• Varnished cockpit table in stainless steel frame, with insulated GRP box and padded acrylic cover
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame over main companionway
• Stainless steel stern pushpit seats
• Self-draining aft deck life raft locker
• Self-draining aft deck locker
• Midship boarding gateways
• Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon
• Stainless steel backrest/grabrails at helm seats – pair
• Stainless steel mast guards
• Stainless steel dorade guards
• Dorade box ventilation
• Lewmar deck gear including racing blocks
• Flush custom or Solimar accommodation hatches
• Opening hull and coachroof ports
• Oyster deck saloon windows – 2 forward windows open with gas strut supports
• Lewmar electric anchor windlass

Domestic systems

Oyster 575

• Hot and cold pressurised fresh water system
• Hot and cold fresh water showers with electric discharge
• Hot and cold fresh water deck shower at transom
• Calorifier hot water heater - engine and 220v heating with thermostatic safety control
• Dometic Masterflush toilet in the forward WC. (Saltwater flush)
• Dometic Masterflush toilet in the aft WC. (Freshwater flush)
• Polyethylene holding tanks to all WCs, with contents gauges
• GN Espace gimballed stainless steel gas cooker, 5 burners, grill and oven, with harbour lock
• Electric solenoid gas safety shut-off valve, switched at galley
• Refrigeration - Frigomatic front opening stainless steel fridge, in galley
• Refrigeration - Frigomatic front opening stainless steel freezer, in galley
• Electric galley sink discharge pump
• Stereo CD/FM radio - 2 saloon and 2 cockpit speakers with fader control

Engineering

Oyster 575

• 4-bladed - Brunton ’Varifold’ propeller
• Drive train - shaft drive, coupling by Aquadrive
• DC Alternator - dedicated to charging engine start batteries
• Iskra DC Alternator 110A/24v with Mastervolt Alpha Pro 3 stage regulator - dedicated to charging domestic batteries
• Electric engine room fan
• Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system with remote light
• Bowthruster - electric tunnel
• BEP fuel and water tank gauge
• Racor fuel filter and water separator with remote warning light, for engine
• Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
• Electric bilge pump with 3-way control - auto/on/off with high level alarm
• Zinc anode electrical protection system
• DZR (bronze) seacocks

DC electrics

Oyster 575

• 24v DC for domestic electrical system
• 480 Amp hours ’deep cycle’ domestic batteries
• Battery charger and Masterview Easy status monitor/control panel
• LED downlighters
• Vimar DC lighting switches

Rig and sail handling

Oyster 575

• Keel stepped Formula silver anodised semi-fractional sloop rig with slab reefing fully battened mainsail including lazyjacks
• Discontinuous stainless steel wire rigging for 3 spreader rig
• Formula RCB ball-raced mast cars for fully battened mainsail
• Fully battened mainsail (with sail numbers), furling genoa and mainsail cover
• Lewmar self-tailing primary winches 68 CEST
• Lewmar self-tailing mainsheet winch 46 CEST
• Lewmar self-tailing winches - total 7
• Harken manual headsail furling system with control line led aft to cockpit
• Boom vang - hydraulic via remote panel mounted in cockpit
• Backstay tensioner - hydraulic via remote panel mounted in cockpit
• Spinlock rope clutches
• Foredeck light - mast mounted
• Tri-White light at masthead
• Radar reflector mounted on mast
• Pentex Cruise-Laminate sail cloth and tri-radial cut sails

Interior

Oyster 575

• Oyster deck saloon with seating and dining area utilising full width of hull
• Alternative layout choices available
• American white oak interior joinery (optional choice of cherry, teak or maple)
• Shadow Gap joinery style
• Flush/concealed hinges on locker doors
• Grain matched locker doors and joinery fronts
• Oyster custom locker door fittings
• Galley worktops in Avonite finish
• WC counter tops in Avonite finish
• Sole boards - Oyster custom - in teak
• Sole boards - rubber mounted for sound insulation
• Lee screens on all sea berths
• Custom composite foam mattress to owner’s aft double berth
• Alcantara upholstery in saloon
• Oceanair blinds to all overhead accommodation deck hatches
• Oceanair blinds to all deck saloon windows
• Blinds to all hull and coach roof ports (except hull port near cooker)
• Exposed hull surfaces below waterline - grey
• Exposed hull surfaces above waterline - white
• Interior varnish - deep satin
• Storage lockers above waterline fully lined

220V AC Electrics

Oyster 575

• 220v battery charger - Mastervolt chargemaster 24v/100 Amp charger
• 220v immersion heater fitted to hot water calorifier
• 220v ring main with dockside power cable
• Galvanic isolator earth-leakage and electrical corrosion protection system
• Vimar AC domestic power sockets

Navigational electronics

Oyster 575

• Raymarine autopilot - Type II linear drive
• Raymarine i70 Sailing instruments (speed, depth, wind direction/speed)
• Raymarine C95 Chart plotter/GPS, mounted at chart table, interfaced with autopilot
• Raymarine 240E, class D-DSC VHF

Loose equipment

Oyster 575

• Horseshoe life ring
• Heyco marine toolkit
• Hydrometer - battery tester
• Fire extinguishers
• Fire blanket in galley
• Fenders
• Docklines
• Anchor (CQR) 34kg
• Chain (and one chain relieving strop) 100m
• Boathook, scrubber, bucket, ensign staff, dustpan and brush
• Oyster custom Royal Doulton bone china dinner service For 8
• Oyster custom ’Robert Welch’ stainless steel cutlery set For 8
• Set of high quality tumblers and wine goblets (polycarbonate) For 8
• Alloy folding chairs
• Owner’s manual with set of schematic drawings
• Launching, commissioning, testing and calibration - Fox’s Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

US specifications

Oyster 575

• The equipment listed below is in addition to or in lieu of the standard equipment shown in the summary of standard features
• 4 wire 220v AC ring main with US 2 pin sockets & hot water immersion element
• VHF installed with US weather channels

Superhoal specifications

• For yachts built to the Centreboard specification with twin rudders
• 10150 kg (22377 lbs) lead ballast keel with 1000kg (2200lbs) S.G. Iron centreboard raised hydraulically with up/down position indicator and twin spade rudders.

Specifications

Length Overall (including pulpit)17.89m / 58’ 8"
Length of hull17.53m / 57’ 6"
Length of waterline15.72m / 51’ 6"
Beam5.00m / 16’ 5"
Draft (standard)2.70m / 8’ 10"
Draft (shoal)2.06m / 6’ 9"
Draft - Centreboard - Board Up (SuperShoal)1.65m / 5’ 5"
Draft - Centreboard - Board Down (SuperShoal)3.82m / 12’ 6"
Standard rig and spar typeSemi-fractional sloop with fully battened main
Available rig optionsIn-mast furling, cutter gear, non-overlapping and double headsail rigs
Ballast keel typeExternal lead keel
Displacement (standard keel)27,250 kgs / 60,076 lbs
Typical engineVolvo Penta D3-150 110kW (150hp)
Tanks - fuel1300 litres, 280 Imp gals, 343 US gals
Tanks - water950 litres, 210 Imp gals, 250 US gals
Sail area with 150% foretriangle194.8m2 / 2097 sq ft
Air Draft (Exc. Antennae) Approx.25m / 82’

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