Oyster 885 Series II's main features
Oyster 885 Series II
Offshore cruising sailboat
Hull and deck: GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Twin helm wheels
Twin spade rudders
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
Oyster 885 Series II's main dimensions
88’ 10”27.08 m
85’ 6”26.06 m
79’ 4”24.18 m
20’ 10”6.33 m
11’ 6”3.5 m
Mast height from DWL
123’ 5”37.6 m
Light displacement (MLC)
157631 lb71500 kg
Oyster 885 Series II's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
4214 ft²391.5 m²
Sloop Marconi masthead
Keel stepped mast
Number of levels of spreaders
Aluminum spars (carbon fiber spars as an option)
Single-strand (ROD) discontinuous
Oyster 885 Series II'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.
245 ft²/T22.73 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 885 Series II's auxiliary engine
1 inboard engine
Fuel tank capacity
924.6 gal3500 liters
Oyster 885 Series II's accommodations and layout
Aft cockpit and front cockpit
Freshwater tank capacity
528.3 gal2000 liters
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