The Oyster 66 offers an interior layout and deck configuration related more closely to the superyacht world than to its immediate hinterland, presenting its owner with a vastly enhanced horizon. The Oyster 66 is achieved not by one single characteristic but by careful interplay of all the design elements. Yacht design will always be an interactive loop, with cause and effect evident in all aspects, and nowhere is this considered interrelationship more apparent than in the Oyster 66. The modern Oyster hull form, generous in displacement to house an uncompromisingly lavish fit-out, is seamlessly integrated with a topside form that induces form stability and a dry ride. The resultant overall hull depth is sufficiently ample to encourage an internal thought process that is expansive in more ways than one. Take the aft centerline passageway in the High Level Deck Saloon version, for example. This is highly unusual in a yacht of this size and elegance, yet it paves the way for a use of space that boats 20 feet longer struggle to achieve. The intricately-configured arrangement places the eye at a level that hitherto required a pilot house, and yet spreads the generous seating over an area bounded by the same deckhouse elegance that sets an Oyster apart from its rivals. The forward tender stowage area offers itself also as a splash pool or sunbathing pit. Without compromise to the internal headroom forward, the Oyster 66 is offered as standard with a highly capable 15-foot RIB, stowed in dismantled form, such that it barely interferes with the elegant deck profile. With sufficient surrounding space it can be assembled and even carried in full-size on the deck for short passages. All in all, the Oyster 66 offers a significant portfolio of desirable features - but it is not just about beds and seats, fixtures and fittings. It is about space. Although space usually costs a great deal of money in a boat (the superyacht owner, for example, is paying as much for what the artist might term negative space as he is for the positive space), this elusive quality can be procured for nothing by thoughtful design. In the Oyster 66 much is made of space for conviviality (with a huge leisure cockpit and an airy saloon) - but not forgotten is the space to be apart. The centerline walkway aft allows easy, flowing access to the aft deck past the steering stations, and in so doing adds value to the aft deck as a place to be, to sit and muse over the extending wake. And speaking of "going," she will do that too. The hull may offer significant internal volume, but its form in the water is one that will not want to linger. Her size allows a relatively fine entry and a gentle delivery with a high prismatic coefficient to enhance the upper speed range to roll away those passage-making miles.
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