The Oyster 49, designed by Rob Humphreys and the Oyster Design Team, is a natural successor to the successful Holman & Pye designed Oyster 485 and offers a slightly smaller alternative to the Oyster 53.
From the design view point the Oyster 49 has been fully optimised, incorporating all the lessons learnt with the Oyster 56 and Oyster 53 projects that preceded her. This is not to say the 49 is simply a scaled down Oyster 53, since she is subtly different in design and character.
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The design of a potential successor to the outstanding Oyster 45, which in turn replaced the hugely successful Oyster 435 was always going to present a big challenge to Rob Humphreys and the Oyster Design Team.
The Oyster LD43 combines traditional craftsmanship, with modern design and technology, to create a unique blend of performance, sea keeping and comfort. The LD43 is about good times afloat, whether dining alfresco in the cockpit, having a candlelit dinner in the enclosed saloon or enjoying a cruise with family and friends. Modern composite construction with carbon fibre and Kevlar will create a strong light hull, optimised for us by Levi Designs and tank tested at the Wolfson Unit.