Oyster 46 – the newest generation of sailing

| February 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Oyster 46, Image © Copyright Oyster Marine

The Oyster 46 is the newest generation of sailing yachts in its size category. Thanks to the experience gained from building 150 of its predecessors – the Dolman & Pye Oyster 46, 435 and 45, a new improved version of the Oyster 46 has been created. By introducing several enhancements to the design and advanced building technologies, this model is unique not only for its speed performance, but also the best righting movement and stability of its class.

Oyster 46 cabin, Image © Copyright Oyster Marine

The advanced design engineering allowed to create a ligther but simultaneously stronger and stiffer hull and deck than the predecessors. By adding beam and an extended waterline along with more sail area the model has greatly increased its performance.

The new G5 superstructure is lower and sleeker than those with the Deck Saloon solutions, as a result, the surface of the deck has softer curves adding to this a streamlined look it reduces the height of the superstructure and creates a pleasing outboard profile.

Oyster 46 bathroom, Image © Copyright Oyster Marine

The interior of the yacht is spacious, providing enough headroom for comfortable movement. Below the deck you can find three cabins which can sleep six guests. The main cabin includes an en-suite heads and shower, the remaing two cabins share one comfortable heads and shower.

The Oyster 46 really is more revolution than evolution, so if you are looking for a new benchmark in this size range the Oyster 46 is definitely something you will want to take a closer look at.

Oyster 46 interior, Image © Copyright Oyster Marine

Length overall (including pulpit): 14.26 m (46’10″)
Length of hull: 13.94 m (45’9″)
Length of waterline: 12.36 m (40’7″)
Beam: 4.41 m (14’6″)
Draft HPB keel (standard): 2.16m (7’1″)
Draft HPB keel (shoal): 1.75m (5’9″)
Displacement (standard keel): 17,500 kg (38,580 lbs)
Typical engine: Yanmar 4JH4-TE, SD50 55kw (75hp)
Tanks – fuel: 750 litres, 165 Imp gals, 198 US gals
Tanks – water: 650 litres, 143 Imp gals, 172 US gals
Sail area with 150% foretriangle: 120.1 m2 (1293 sq ft)
Air draft (Excluding Antennae) Approx.: 19.03 m (62’5″)
Sail area/displacement ratio: 17.65
Displacement/length waterline ratio: 258
Pounds per inch immersion: 1895

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