img6868The first New Oyster 49 will be launched in August and premiered at Southampton. Oyster reports ten sales already and is confident that this new model will follow the successful path of her world-cruising Oyster sisters for several good reasons: She has a slippery Rob Humphreys' hull with impeccable handling characteristics, state of the art filleted bulb keel and a full rudder skeg for safety. She has a powerful sloop rig with fully battened mainsail — but with the optional convenience of in-mast furling and push-button sailing.

img6866The 49 has a third generation Deck Saloon interior design, from the people who first brought this concept to the market, says Oyster. She has a three cabin interior layout comprising an aft owner's stateroom with heads and shower, passageway galley, light and bright saloon, large double-berthed guest cabin forward, an upper/lower berthed guest cabin plus a generously proportioned guest heads/shower.


Length overall15.4m50'6"
Length of hull14.93m48'11.75"
Length of waterline13.35m43'10"
Draft HPB keel Standard2.21m7'3"
Draft HPB keel Shoal1.83m6'0"
Displacement in sailing trim20750 kgs45745 lbs
Sail Area: 150% foretriangle135.8 sq m1460 sq ft
Typical engine: Yanmar 4JHE-HTBE73.6kW100hp
Tanks: Fuel800litres210 US gallons
Tanks: Water600 litres156 US gallons



  • Hand lay-up GRP hull & deck

  • Outer hull laminate in Isophthalic resin, powder-bound mat

  • One year warranty - 3 years GRP below waterline

  • Hull cove line and double boot-top

  • Antifoul - 2 coats

  • HPB (High Performance Bulb) external lead keel

  • Fully protected skeg-hung rudder

Deck Layout and Equipment


  • Whitlock "Athena" steering pedestal, SIRS (Sestrel) compass

  • Leather wheel cover

  • Self-draining teak-laid cockpit

  • Self-draining liferaft locker

  • Reverse stern bathing platform

  • Large lazarette in stern deck

  • Stainless Steel transom ladder

  • Sprayhood

  • Cored deck and coachroof laid with teak

  • Teak capping rail, - natural finish - with Oyster Custom Stainless Steel fairleads

  • Gateway midship stanchions and spring cleats

  • Lewmar self-tailing primary winches 64 CST, two speed

  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass - vertical capstan on deck Ocean 3

  • Stainless Steel grabrails atop coachroof and deck saloon

  • Lewmar hatches & deck gear

  • Gebo opening hullports in topsides 8 off

  • Oyster deck saloon - 2 forward windows open

  • "Eyebrow" feature on deck saloon roof

Rig and Sail Handling


  • Selden Spars, keel-stepped, sloop-rigged, silver-anodised finish

  • Slab reefing, fully battened mainsail, Selden RCB system and lazyjacks

  • Headsail furling system, with line led aft to cockpit Harken

  • Mainsail and furling #1 genoa - Sailmakers Gowen Ocean

  • Alloy vang strut, solid kicker & tackle Selden



  • Alternative interior layout choices available

  • Teak interior joinery

  • Oyster custom locker door fittings

  • Mica laminate to galley worktops

  • Avonite finish to heads and WC counter tops

  • New Millennium "chequer-board" style teak cabin sole

  • Lee screens on sea berths

  • Quality upholstery on all berths

  • Sprung batten system to Owner's berth

  • Alcantara upholstery in saloon - buttoned finish

  • Curtains, including Oyster deck saloon pleats with rods system

Domestic Systems


  • Pressurised hot & cold water 750 litres, 165 Imp galls, 198 US galls

  • Hot & cold shower with electric discharge 2 off

  • Jabsco ITT WC 2 off - Regular bowl

  • Force 10 Stainless Steel gas cooker, 4 burners, grill & oven

  • Electric solenoid gas safety shut-off valve, switched at galley

  • Electronic gas detector, with two sensors, in the galley

  • Fire blanket 1 off

  • Frigomatic 24 Volt DC refrigeration in front- opening box

Engine and Engineering


  • Yanmar turbo diesel engine, 4JH3-HTBE - 73.6 kW (100hp)

  • Maxprop,3-bladed feathering propeller

  • Aquadrive engine coupling system & mounts

  • Racor (Separ) water separator with remote light

  • Fuel tank 800 litres 175 Imp galls 210 US galls

  • 12 Volt Dedicated engine start batteries and alternator 176 Amphours

  • Electric engine room fan 1 off

  • Automatic engine room fire extinguisher 1 off

  • Manual bilge pump

  • Electric bilge pump with 3-way control



  • 24 Volt DC for ship's domestic electrical system

  • Additional 175 Amp, 24 Volt heavy duty alternator

  • "Deep-cycle" batteries, in cells of 6 Volts 230 Amphours

  • Stereo CD/FM radio, 2 saloon & 2 cockpit speakers

  • 220 Volt ring main with dockside power cable

  • 220 Volt dual system hot water heating

Navigational Electronics


  • Autopilot - Raytheon ST 7000+ twin linear

  • Sailing instruments - Raytheon ST 60

  • VHF radio telephone -Skanti Leisure DSCall

  • GPS - Garmin 128 - 12 channel, interfaced with Autopilot

Loose Equipment


  • Heyco marine toolkit Large

  • 4 fenders & 2 docklines

  • Anchor & chain 34kg CQR + 60m chain

  • Boathook, scrubber, ensign staff

  • Oyster custom Wedgwood bone china dinner service for 8

  • Oyster custom Sheffield Stainless Steel cutlery set for 8

  • Set of high quality tumblers & wine goblets for 8

  • Hydrometer - battery tester 1 off

  • Owner's manual with set of schematic drawings

  • Commissioned Fox's Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

  • Welcome Aboard bottle of French Champagne 1 off