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Oyster closes 2017 with a record order book

by Oyster Yachts 11 Jan 08:10 UTC
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Oyster Yachts has seen its order book hit a record £80m+ as it continues to advance in design and innovation.

With the second half of 2017 proving particularly strong for the international leader of world-class cruising yachts, Oyster CEO, David Tydeman spoke buoyantly of the success of the yacht builder's year end: "We closed the year with an £80m+ order-book of 25 yachts ranging from Oyster 475-07 to 118-02 securing a positive outlook for 2018 and 2019.

"Sales have been across the Oyster range and we're particularly pleased with the response to the new family-focused yachts; the Oyster 565, 595 and 675. With 12 of these sold since early summer 2017 – and importantly only two to existing Oyster owners – these new models have attracted new European and international buyers.

"The exclusive Oyster World Rally continues to differentiate the Company successfully with our third World Rally 2021-23 recently being announced and the flagship Oyster 118-01 being one of several entries already received.

"Reinforcing our versatility, the Oyster Special Projects division is now working on several interesting high-performance vessels unique and new to our repertoire so we're excited to see how this will unfold throughout the year.

"We also have the very first Oyster 118 Superyacht nearing completion in the UK at our Southampton facility and due to start sailing trials in June 2018."

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