June 8, 2009

New Model: Oyster OM43

The new OM43 is a further development of the successful Oyster LD43, which the renowned British sail yacht builder brought to the market three years ago. While the LD43 had lots of space, Oyster was increasingly aware that some owners wanted the ability to take friends and family on their cruises, which promoted for a new configuration giving more live aboard accommodation, while maintaining the fun appeal and unique style of this boat. By bringing the galley into the upper saloon level, Oyster has created a good-sized second twin or double berth cabin. The saloon features a U-shaped seating area, offering a panoramic outboard vista when seated at the table. Innovative use of the new twin navigator’s seat means there is plenty of space for six people to dine in style. The cockpit offers lots of space for outdoor living with a host of subtle improvements. Power is by two new generation fuel efficient Cummins 480hp motors, while most importantly the OM43 retains the two Hamilton waterjets linked to the unique Blue Arrow control system. The pinpoint control achieved with the Hamilton "MouseBoat" provides true single-handed control, making even the tightest marina berth a carefree and simple manoeuvre, whatever the wind and tide are throwing at you. The waterjets means also the OM43 has a draft of just 0.68m with no propellers, so allowing the OM43 to dry out for a beach party and offer shallow water exploring The absence of propellers also means there is extra safety around bathers, and removes the worry of fouling on nets or lines at sea, giving peace of mind for the safety conscious boater.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.26 m (43.6ft)
Beam - 4.09 m
Draft - 0.68 m
Displacement - 10,400 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1660 l
Water Capacity - 340 l
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB5.9 480hp
Propulsion - water jets Hamilton 292
Speed - 31 knots max, 25 knots cruising
Construction - hand laid GRP with Kevlar carbon fibre laminates and vinylester resins
Certification - CE B

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