The Oyster 565
is a 56’6” (17.22m) cruising sailboat designed by Humphreys Yacht Design
(United Kingdom). She is built since 2019 by Oyster
(United Kingdom). The Keel and centerboard
version features a centerboard inside of a short fin-keel allowing shoal draft while maintaining upwind capabilities.
The Oyster 565
is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Standard
version (see all the versions compared
Find out more about the Oyster 565
on Boat-Spec's blog: European Yacht of the Year 2020 nominated sailboats
Oyster 565's main features
Keel and centerboard
Offshore cruising sailboat
Hull and deck: GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Centerboard : pivoting centerboard in the keel
Twin helm wheels
Twin spade rudders
EC design category iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)
A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
Oyster 565's main dimensions
59’ 5”18.09 m
56’ 6”17.22 m
52’ 4”15.93 m
16’ 10”5.13 m
Draft when appendages up
5’ 5”1.66 m
Mast height from DWL
81’ 1”24.73 m
Light displacement (MLC)
56372 lb25570 kg
Oyster 565's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
1765 ft²164 m²
Sloop Marconi (in-mast furling mainsail) 9/10
Keel stepped mast
Number of levels of spreaders
1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Oyster 565's performances
Upwind sail area to displacement iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.
Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
203 ft²/T18.9 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR) iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:
a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
Critical hull speed iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
Oyster 565's auxiliary engine
1 inboard engine
Fuel tank capacity
251 gal950 liters
Oyster 565's accommodations and layout
6 / 8
Freshwater tank capacity
198.1 gal750 liters
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