At the huge boat show in Cannes, France, last September I had the good fortune to be invited to visit with the new owner of Oyster Yachts, Richard Hadida, aboard his Oyster 885, Lush, that was anchored in Cannes Harbor. Although Richard is new to the marine business world, he is a veteran sailor and Oyster owner. As the founder of the gambling company Evolution Gaming, he is a successful entrepreneur, and he is not averse to taking on big and interesting projects. Oyster Yachts is his latest such effort.
As we talked, Richard laid out his vision for the company’s future and no boat epitomizes this vision better than the new Oyster 565. Designed by Rob Humphries, who has been the Oyster designer for many years, the 565 is a family cruising boat with world cruising capabilities and the finish and quality of a truly luxurious yacht. She is modern yet embodies all of the best traditions of British yacht design and construction. This is the path forward for Richard’s Oyster Yachts. Read More