2018 Oyster 118
The Oyster 118 – commenced her build in the UK in 2015 and will be sailing in the Solent at the end of 2017. Her owners and their family will set off for their exciting global adventure in Spring 2018.by Sulthoni, on
The new flagship of the Oyster range – the Oyster 118 – commenced her build in the UK in 2015 and will be sailing in the Solent at the end of 2017. Her owners and their family will set off for their exciting global adventure in Spring 2018.
Creating the opportunity for an exclusive series build of up to five yachts, Oyster invested in female mould tooling in which the 700m3 voluminous hull can be built. The internal structure is designed to allow a pleasingly broad range of interior layouts, allowing each yacht to feel uniquely personal.
Hull numbers two and three can be built for 2019 delivery, with subsequent yachts in 2020 and 2021.
With nearly 43ft (13m) fore and aft from the helm stations to the steps down forward to the lower saloon and crew spaces, the three-part combination of an ‘al-fresco’ dining area, the upper-level sofas and mid-level dining areas provide versatile relaxing and entertaining space.
The overall size and lines permit new thinking, and within the plumb bowed, long waterlined, beamy twin rudder configuration, topped with a stylish coachroof and sweetly swept solid bimini, many clever innovations there are concealed within; a hidden single point mainsheet transferring loads deep into the lower structure and legislative escape routes cleverly built into the engine room ventilation shafts are two examples of this.
2018 Oyster 118
Horsepower @ RPM:500
The integral bimini, an enclosable sedan hard top, is distinctly new and this elegantly interweaves guest cockpit and accommodation which, belying that low profile.
A new evolution of the Oyster/Humphreys plumb bowed, soft chined, twin rudder designs, the 36 metre Oyster 118 has grown naturally from the initially planned Oyster 115, and the resulting profile is even sleeker with a modest freeboard gently sheered and dressed with Oyster’s signature seascape hull windows and G5 teardrop glazing to the deck saloon.
The integral bimini, an enclosable sedan hard top, is distinctly new and this elegantly interweaves guest cockpit and accommodation which, belying that low profile, provides an astonishing 700m3 interior space for her 12 guests supported by six crew. That’s ten times the volume of the Oyster 475. The 118’s entertaining space alone is almost 11x7 meters including the guest cockpit 4.5 meters square.
Built to DNV classification and MCA LY3 coding, specification and engineering is to the highest standards, and there’s much interesting innovation including the mid-boom, single-point mainsheet penetrating the bimini top to run down through the glazed but carbon reinforced saloon entry bulkhead to the captive winch deep in the boat. Further complex design work is seen in the gullwing escape hatches from engine room to sidedecks folding out of the neat teakwork and glazed superstructure.
Sail plan for hull one is single headstay, with additional removable inner forestay for jib, and asymmetric tacking to the anchor strut prodder.
Sail plan for hull one is single headstay, with additional removable inner forestay for jib, and asymmetric tacking to the anchor strut prodder. For eased handling, captive winches number four, tending mainsail halyard, then main and headsail sheets. The rig is four-spreader carbon with roller boom, and the nine-person Williams Dieseljet 565 is launched from its foredeck pit by lift-pole homed on the mast, the pit then doubling as cushioned R&R area.
As an Oyster there is, of course, much scope for personalization in arrangements above and below deck, right through to an alternative squared stern profile adding a further meter to deck length. Whether retroussé or squared there’s an enormous lazarette for dive compressor, toys and gear stowage, and the fold out transom has automatically erecting steps and handrails easing set up and enjoyment of the bathing and tender docking platform.
The first built, anticipated to launch in December 2017 and then sea trial in the Solent for a spring ’18 handover, will feature in the aft lower deck a five cabin/four head plan.
The first built, anticipated to launch in December 2017 and then sea trial in the Solent for a spring ’18 handover, will feature in the aft lower deck a five cabin/four head plan, and with an emphasis on cockpit dining there is a simply huge social area with potential for frontward observation seating. Interior design will feature mirrored trompe l’oeils opening space even further. On the forward lower deck there are options again for a sixth suite and or a snug and TV room that will convert to kids’ bunk room.
The enclosable discrete crew area forward of the mast ranges around a galley equipped not just for first class cuisine and long-stay aboard but to the extra exacting standards required under DNV & LY3 classification.
The Onan 50 and 22.5kW generators, is similarly highly specified and like the galley fully fire constrained.
The near full height engine room, with 360kW (500hp) main engine, which drives a variable pitch propeller, and the Onan 50 and 22.5kW generators, is similarly highly specified and like the galley fully fire constrained. Continuing this, the forced air ventilation and air conditioning systems, too, are upgraded. The list goes on.
That’s the key to Oyster blue water success: a clear focus and emphasis on good, solid, reliable engineering. And the Oyster 118 is no exception. Designed and built in Britain to world-class standards, she’s a go anywhere yacht, at pace, in grace, just bigger than the rest of the Oyster/Humphreys range. Key, too, of course, is that exceptional partnership with naval architects Humphreys Yacht Design (HYD) which now with the 118 has in concert with Oyster’s own in-house design team, including interior and exterior stylists and production engineers, introduced a full 17 models to the Oyster range in 17 years.
Oyster 118-01 will be the 358th yacht from this world-leading partnership and will reflect the extensive Superyacht experience within Oyster’s Southampton base.
|LENGTH OVERALL - INC. PULPIT||37.45m / 122’ 10"|
|LENGTH OF HULL||36.00m / 118’ 1"|
|LENGTH OF WATERLINE||32.90m / 107’ 11"|
|BEAM||8.35m / 27’ 5"|
|DRAFT STANDARD||4.00m / 13’ 1"|
|DISPLACEMENT - STANDARD KEEL||155 tonnes / 341,717lb|
|TYPICAL ENGINE||Diesel turbocharged 12.7litre / 368kW (500hp)|
|TANKS - FUEL||13,800 litres / 3,000 gallons|
|TANKS - WATER||4,600 litres / 1,010 gallons|
|SAIL AREA - INC. 150% FORETRIANGLE||693m2|
|AIR DRAFT APPROX - EXC. ANTENNAE||52.27m|