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Maritime Propulsion

September 1, 2021

New Oyster 495 Powered by Yanmar

Yanmar announced a partnership with Oyster Yachts and its involvement in Oyster’s newest addition to the Oyster Yachts family, the Oyster 495.

Joining an iconic line-up of blue water sailboats up to 120ft, the Oyster 495 may be the smallest in the range at 50ft but it retains all the core values that have made Oyster Yachts so special. The perfect yacht for small families, the Oyster 495 offers comfort and style, and being effortless to handle is fun to sail and live on board.

Working with Barrus’s Marine Diesel Division, Yanmar Marine’s UK distributor, Oyster has selected the Yanmar 4JH110 Common Rail, four-cylinder, direct injection marine diesel inboard engine as a standard fit on the Oyster 495. Specifically produced for the marine environment, the Yanmar 4JH110 surpasses strict global standards for virtually odor and smoke-free operation as well as keeping fuel consumption to a minimum and optimizing performance with precise, digitally controlled fuel injection.

The Yanmar 4JH110 is coupled to the new Yanmar SD15 saildrive solution providing the boat owner with the experience of low vibration and noise on-board, low drag, improved propulsion efficiency and fuel consumption with excellent hydrodynamic efficiency.

Another new Yanmar technology to be included in the specification of the Oyster 495 is the VC20 Vessel Control System. The new system offers dedicated control modes for all Yanmar control system functions putting the user in complete control and providing several benefits that will make a real difference for boat owners, and boat builders.

A Mastervolt compact 28/110 amp secondary alternator supporting the Alpha Pro alternator has been fitted to ensure that the ever-changing specification of power-efficient yachts and the onboard battery management system on the Oyster 495 are met. This fully optimized set-up delivers continuous high power output for charging the Oyster 495s lithium-ion batteries.

“We are delighted to partner with Yanmar on the Oyster 495 – their 4JH110 engine meets the same high standards we hold ourselves to and will provide owners with excellent performance and fuel efficiency,” said Richard Hadida, CEO and Owner of Oyster Yachts.

Mike Forman, Sales Manager of the Marine Diesel Division at Barrus said, “There is great synergy between Yanmar and Oyster Yachts, and we look forward to working with them on future projects. As a leading supplier of innovative engines and technology-driven marine propulsion systems, Yanmar is constantly developing to meet changing trends and the requirement for increased functionality offering an enhanced experience for boaters.”