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Oyster says, their new sailing yacht will be Aston Martin on water

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Julia Larikova
December 7, 2017

Light and fast, the carbon fiber 33-meter S/Y Alpha promises to be the Aston Martin on the water, suggests the British shipyard that has teamed up with the US-based Reichel-Pugh studio to deliver their latest project to a repeat owner.

David Tydeman, Oyster Yachts CEO, explains the difference between the sporty sloop-rigged Alpha and the yard’s in-build flagship Oyster 118 that with its solid structure is meant to venture far offshore:

“The choice is perhaps akin to a decision about whether to use the Range Rover [Oyster 118] or the Aston Martin [Alpha]. One is definitely fun for the blast to the golf club, but the other you’d choose for the longer drive up to the Scottish Highlands.”

The sailboat is offered in two design versions: one with a wedge deck (left) and the other with a more traditional deck (right), the choice being left to the discretion of the customer.

Alpha will be able to accommodate up to eight guests in her four en-suite staterooms, including a full-beam master-suite in the bow, and six members of crew.

The flagship 36-meter Oyster 118, developed in partnership with Humphreys Yacht Design, is due for delivery in spring 2020.

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