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Oyster 655

With the 655, performance was an established criterion from the outset. Designer, Rob Humphreys, created a set of hull lines with a relatively fine entry forward and a clean run aft. Add a low centre of gravity keel, a modern high aspect rudder and powerful sail plan and the result is a fast yacht that is a pleasure to sail.

The twin helm configuration puts the helmsman in exactly the right place and means that the spacious forward cockpit is safe and uncluttered. It is also much easier to get on and off the working deck since there is virtually flat deck access from the stern into the cockpit.
Oyster 655The saloon makes best use of the yacht’s 18' 5" (5.62m) beam and, with the U-shaped galley to port, creates a spacious and contemporary open-plan living environment, with plenty of counter surfaces and stowage space.

The 655 has a spacious owner’s suite aft, with its own private access to deck, and three guest cabins.


Length Overall (including pulpit):20.60m 67' 7"
Length of hull:19.96m 65' 6"
Length of waterline:18.15m 59' 6"
Beam:5.62m 18' 5"
Draft HPB keel (standard):2.95m 9' 8"
Draft HPB keel (shoal):2.21m 7' 3"
Standard rig and spar type:Masthead cutter with fully battened main
Available rig options:In-mast furling
Ballast keel type:High Performance Bulb (HPB)
Displacement (standard keel):39,000 kgs 85,980 lbs
Typical engine:Volvo D4-180 132kW (180hp)
Tanks - fuel:1900 litres, 418 Imp gals, 502 US gals
Tanks - water:1550 litres, 340 Imp gals, 409 US gals


Hand lay-up GRP hull and deck with Kevlar and Carbon fibre laminates in hull. Laminate in Vinylester resin
One year warranty - 3 years GRP below waterline
Hull style lines - 1 x cove and 2 x boot top lines
Anti-foul - 2 coats
High Performance Bulb external lead keel
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder
EURCD Design Category 'A' Ocean

Deck Layout and Equipment:

Oyster Deck Saloon with walk through twin cockpit layout and Twin wheel steering
Cored deck and coachroof laid with teak
Self-draining teak-laid cockpit
Self-draining rope tail lockers 3
Self-draining cockpit lockers 2
Twin custom GRP pedestals with Whitlock Mamba torque rod and gearbox steering system and SIRS compasses
Leather wheel cover 2
Stainless Steel grab handle to aft hoop of sprayhood frame with leather cover
Reverse stern and integral steps to bathing platform and stainless steel transom ladder
Large lazarette in stern deck with teak laid Rondal hatch
Aft companionway hatch with stainless steel ladder direct to master cabin
Vertical, sliding acrylic washboard for main companionway hatch
Hull to deck joint GRP 'rolled edge'
Stainless steel 'wing' mooring cleats with fairlead chafe strips 8
Varnished cockpit table in stainless steel frame, with insulated GRP box and padded acrylic cover 1
Sprayhood with stainless steel frame over main companionway
Stainless steel stern pushpit seats
Stainless steel life raft stowage - custom
Midship boarding gateways
Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon
Stainless steel backrest/grabrails at helm seats - pair
Stainless steel mast guards
Stainless steel dorade vent cowls
Stainless steel dorade guards 4
Dorade box ventilation 6
Lewmar deck gear including racing blocks
Lewmar deck hatches 6
Opening hull and coachroof ports 14
Oyster deck saloon windows - 2 forward windows open with gas strut supports 7
Lewmar electric anchor windlass


Oyster deck saloon with seating and dining area utilising full width of hull
Alternative layout choices available
American white oak interior joinery (optional choice of cherry, teak or maple)
Shadow Gap joinery style
Flush/concealed hinges on locker doors
Grain matched locker doors and joinery fronts
Oyster custom locker door fittings
Galley worktops in Avonite finish
WC counter tops in Avonite finish
Sole boards - Oyster custom - in teak
Sole boards - rubber mounted for sound insulation
Lee screens on all sea berths
Custom composite foam mattress to owner's aft double berth
Alcantara upholstery in saloon
Oceanair blinds to all overhead accommodation deck hatches
Oceanair blinds to all deck saloon windows
Curtains to all hull and coach roof ports (except hull port near cooker)
Exposed hull surfaces below waterline - grey
Exposed hull surfaces above waterline - white
Interior varnish - deep satin
Storage lockers above waterline fully lined


Engine Volvo D4-180 132kW (180hp)
4-bladed folding Brunton 'Varifold' propeller
Drive train - shaft drive, coupling by Aquadrive
DC Alternator - dedicated to charging engine start batteries
Mastervolt DC Alternator 150A/24v with Mastervolt Alpha Pro 3 stage regulator - dedicated to charging domestic batteries
Electric engine room fan 2
Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system with remote light
Generator Onan 9.5 MDKBM (220V at 50 Hz)
Automatic fire extinguisher within generator sound shield
Bowthruster - electric tunnel
BEP fuel and water tank gauge
Racor fuel filter and water separator with remote warning light, for engine
Racor fuel filter and water separator with remote warning light, for generator
Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
Electric bilge pump with 3-way control - auto/on/off with high level alarm
Zinc anode electrical protection system
DZR (bronze) seacocks

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