The Oyster 885 is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship. It features a sleek, elegant style and a comprehensive list of features which help it cruise for long distances without too much fuss.

The Oyster 885 was designed together with Humphreys Yacht Design so you can expect to faultless ergonomics and superior sailing performances.

Fitted with four guest cabins, the yacht rewards its occupants with plenty of useable space, comfort and luxury. Apart from the owner’s stateroom there are other three en suite guest cabins, one of which can be configured as a study or lower saloon area. There also two cabins for the crew together which also receive their own special galley with mess area.

Power comes from Cummins QSB 9.0 engines which deliver a maximum output of 246kW (330hp).

Hit the jump for more information on the Oyster 885.

  • 2014 Oyster 885
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    Cummins QSB 9.0
  • Horsepower @ RPM:


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The largest Oyster in our core range, the new Oyster 885 has been conceived by Oyster to be a perfect solution for those who would like to share the unmatched pleasure of cruising aboard one of these magnificent yachts - with the potential to recover some of the investment involved by chartering. Designed by Humphreys Yacht Design and the Oyster team to the limit of the MCA 24m Load Line Length watershed, the Oyster 885 provides a 4 cabin economic return on space for guests.

Her accommodation of course, is magnificently spacious and attractively fitted out with every luxury and practical live-aboard feature expected on a yacht such as this, as well as quite a few that you might not expect. In addition to the sumptuous owner’s stateroom there are three very comfortable en suite guest cabins, one of which can be configured as a study or lower saloon area. The accommodation blends seamlessly and stylishly together to provide a real home from home. Since the crew has two cabins and their own galley with mess area, privacy is assured for all guests.

2014 Oyster 885 Standard Features:

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• 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
• Twin fully balanced spade rudders
• EURCD Design Category ’A’ Ocean

Deck, Layout and Equipment

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• Oyster Deck Saloon with walk through twin cockpit layout and Twin wheel steering
• Cored deck and coachroof laid with teak
• Recessed tender well to foredeck
• Self-draining teak-laid cockpit
• Self-draining rope tail lockers 2
• Self-draining cockpit lockers 5
• Twin custom GRP Pedestals with Whitlock Mamba torque rod and gearbox stearing system and SIRS compasses
• Reverse stern and integral steps to teak laid bathing platform and stainless steel transom ladder
• Reverse stern with fold-down transom platform and slot in stainless transom ladder
• Large lazarette in stern deck with teak laid Rondal/Solimar hatch
• Aft sun deck with flush hatch to aft cabin and a stainless steel ladder to aft cabin 1
• Sliding washboard + hatch system for main companionway - fully glazed - powered
• Hull to deck joint GRP ’rolled edge’
• Hinges to all deck lockers recessed into teak decking
• Stainless steel mooring cleats 2
• Stainless steel ’pop-up’ mooring cleats with chafe strips 2
• Varnished cockpit table in stainle ss steel frame, with insulated GRP box and padded acrylic cover 1
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame over main companionway
• Stainless Steel grab handle to aft hoop of sprayhood frame with leather cover
• Bimini sun awning with stainless steel bars over main cockpit (total) 2
• Stainless steel stern pushpit seats
• Stainless steel life raft stowage – custom
• Midship boarding gateways
• Midship boarding gateways with stainless steel fold-down side boarding ladders
• Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon
• Stainless steel backrest/grabrails at helm seats – pair
• Custom forced air ventilation system
• Single point ’clear Deck’ mainsheet system
• Feature ’horizon’ vertical windows to hull sides in Saloon
• Feature ’horizon’ vertical windows to hull sides in owner’s master cabin
• Lewmar deck gear including racing blocks
• Flush foredeck sail locker hatch 1
• Flush custom or Solimar accommodation hatches 7
• Opening hull and coachroof ports 7
• Oyster deck saloon windows/non-opening
• Lewmar hydraulic anchor windlass
• Custom composite bowsprit - faired to hull - for downwind attachment
• Hydraulic retracting passerelle

Domestic Systems

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• Hot and cold pressurised fresh water system
• Hot and cold fresh water showers with electric discharge 5
• Hot and cold fresh water deck shower at transom
• Calorifier hot water heater – engine and 220v heating with thermostatic safety control 2
• WCs – Sealand Vacuflush electric – freshwater flushing 5
• Polypropylene holding tanks to all WCs, with contents gauges
• GN Espace gimballed stainless steel gas cooker, 5 burners, grill and oven, with harbour lock
• Cooker hood extraction unit
• Electric solenoid gas safety shut-off valve, switched at galley
• Refrigeration – Frigomatic front opening stainless steel fridge, in galley 2
• Refrigeration – Frigomatic top opening GRP cool box, including 24v freezer system, in galley
• Refrigeration – Frigomatic 24v fridge plate in insulated cockpit table, GRP box 1
• Electric galley sink discharge pump
• Air conditioning – 220v, 80,000 BTU reverse-cycle (split gas system aft)
• Microwave oven – 220v
• Combined washer/dryer – 220v
• Dishwasher - 220v
• Icemaker - 220v
• Heated towel rails - 220v 5
• Stereo CD/FM radio – 2 saloon and 2 cockpit speakers with fader control


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• Engine: Cummins QSB 9.0 246kW (330hp)
• 4-bladed folding Brunton ’Varifold’ propeller
• Drive train – shaft drive, coupling by Aquadrive
• DC Alternator – dedicated to charging engine start batteries
• Mastervolt DC Alternator 150A/24v with Mastervolt Alpha Pro 3 stage regulator – dedicated to charging domestic batteries
• Electric engine room fan 3
• Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system with remote light
• Generator Onan 22.5 MDKBS (220V at 50 Hz)
• Automatic fire extinguisher within generator sound shield
• Bowthruster – retractable hydraulic
• Fuel and water tank gauge
• Racor fuel filter and water separator with remote warning light, for engine
• Racor fuel filter and water separator with remote warning light, for generator
• Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
• Electric bilge pump with 3-way control – auto/on/off - with high level alarm
• Engine-driven bilge pump with manual clutch
• Lewmar Commander hydraulic power pack 10 functions
• Zinc anode electrical protection system
• DZR (bronze) seacocks

DC Electrics

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• 24v DC for domestic electrical system
• 12v DC for navigation electrical system
• 24v DC for navigational electrical system
• 920 Amphours ’deep cycle’ domestic batteries
• Battery charger and Masterview Easy status monitior/control panel 3 (100)
• LED downlighters
• Vimar DC lighting switches

Rig and Sail Handling

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• Keel stepped custom white painted Carbon sloop rig with slab reefing fully battened mainsail including lazyjacks
• Removable storm stay
• Discontinuous stainless steel rod rigging with hydraulic mast jack for 3 spreader rig
• Frederiksen ball-raced mast cars for fully battened mainsail
• Fully battened mainsail (with sail numbers), furling blade headsail and mainsail cover
• Radial cut Spectra Cruise-Laminate sails
• Lewmar self-tailing primary winches – powered 88-3 SEST
• Lewmar self-tailing secondary winches – powered 77 SEST
• Lewmar self-tailing deck-mounted main halyard winch – powered 77-3 SEST
• Lewmar self-tailing winches – total 7
• Reckmann hydraulic headsail furling system 1
• Lewmar under deck mounted captive reel winch for main sheet
• Powered hydraulic backstay, vang and outhaul
• Backstay tensioner – hydraulic via remote panel mounted in cockpit
• Spinlock rope clutches
• Foredeck light – mast mounted
• Under-boom cockpit light
• Radar reflector mounted on mast
• Tri-White light at masthead


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• Oyster high level deck saloon with upper seating and lower level dining
• 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
• 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

• 220v battery charger – Mastervolt MASS 24v/100 Amp chargers 3
• 220v immersion heater fitted to hot water calorifier
• 220v ring main with dockside power cable 2
• Galvanic isolator earth-leakage and electrical corrosion protection system
• Vimar AC domestic power sockets

Navigational Electronics

• Raymarine autopilot – Hydraulic drive
• Raymarine i70 Sailing instruments (speed, depth, wind direction/speed)
• Raymarine Ray Star 125 GPS module interfaced to chart plotter
• Raymarine c95 Chart plotter/GPS/radar (with 4kW raydome), mounted at chart table, interfaced with autopilot
• Raymarine ST60+ Graphic multifunction display at helm station 1
• Raymarine 240E, class D-DSC VHF

Loose Equipment

• Horseshoe life ring 1
• Heyco marine toolkit 1
• Hydrometer - battery tester 1
• Fire extinguishers 5
• Fire blanket in galley 1
• Fenders 6
• Docklines 4
• Anchor (CQR) 66kg
• Chain (and one chain relieving strop) 100m
• Boathook, scrubber, bucket, ensign staff, dustpan and brush
• Oyster custom Royal Doulton bone china dinner service For 16
• Oyster custom ’Robert Welch’ stainless steel cutlery set For 16
• Set of high quality tumblers and wine goblets (polycarbonate) For 16
• Owner’s manual with set of schematic drawings
• Launching, commissioning, testing and calibration - Fox’s Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

US Specifications

• For yachts built to the US specification, 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 and hot water immersion element
• 13 KVA Isolation transformer
• VHF installed with US weather channels


Length Overall (including bowsprit) 27.08m / 88’ 10"
Length of hull 26.06m / 85’ 6"
Length of waterline 24.18m / 79’ 4"
Beam 6.33m / 20’ 9"
Draft (standard) 3.50m / 11’ 6"
Standard rig and spar type Masthead sloop with fully battened main
Available rig options In-mast furling
Ballast keel type External lead keel
Displacement (standard keel) 74,000 kgs / 163,142 lbs
Typical engine Cummins QSL 9.0 246kW (330hp)
Tanks - fuel 3500 litres, 770 Imp gals, 924 US gals
Tanks - water 2000 litres, 440 Imp gals, 528 US gals
Sail area with 100% foretriangle 448.03m2 / 4823 sq ft
Air Draft (Exc. Antennae) Approx. 37.60m / 123’ 3"
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