Please identify this boat

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Infinitus, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Infinitus
    Joined: Jul 2008
    Posts: 21
    Likes: 0, Points: 1, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: UK

    Infinitus Junior Member

    Earlier this week a sailboat was photographed on road transport en route to the Southampton Boat Show (it was travelling from the coast of East Anglia). I am interested to find out more about it and would appreciate anyone identifying it for me:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Keith.Macdonald
    Joined: Sep 2008
    Posts: 2
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: Plymouth, England

    Keith.Macdonald New Member

    Hmm, it looks to me like a 50ft+ fat cruiser, traditional design. Can't see enough of the side profile to be sure, but the two blue lines on the hull and the thinner line at porthole height ought to give us a clue. Is it an Oyster? Something like this ... http://www.oystermarine.com/#id=27&ref=boat
     
  3. wet feet
    Joined: Nov 2004
    Posts: 466
    Likes: 38, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 124
    Location: East Anglia,England

    wet feet Senior Member

    Almost certainly an Oyster,the transport company is based a few miles from where the hulls are moulded.Possibly on its way to their yard on the South coast for completion.
     
  4. Infinitus
    Joined: Jul 2008
    Posts: 21
    Likes: 0, Points: 1, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: UK

    Infinitus Junior Member

    Thank you,

    I think it could well be an Oyster; the stripes certainly fit, however the upper portholes do not. Oyster is based in Ipswich, so the location certainly fits.
     

  5. Infinitus
    Joined: Jul 2008
    Posts: 21
    Likes: 0, Points: 1, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: UK

    Infinitus Junior Member

    Actually, I think it is the Oyster 82, which seems to have been made with differing porthole configurations:

    [​IMG]
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.