Oyster 100 by DuboisEdward Green ▼ | Friday February 21, 2014 5:01PM ET
The Oyster 100 by Dubois is designed with the specification, features and classification of very much larger yachts and provides a sophisticated entry into superyacht ownership.
Other 100-foot alternatives are simply longer versions of their 60 - 70 foot counterparts. They are built in the same way, are usually of a light displacement and structure, and can give a ride to match - lively with poor load carrying capabilities and little internal volume. Compare their displacement figures with the Oyster 100, which offers significantly more internal volume, comfort and stability. Comparing the worked materials used in construction reveals a second revealing statistic.
Worked materials are loosely defined as structural items that are in some way crafted by specialists such as the hull and deck, interior joinery, engine, generators, indeed, anything that has to be crafted or built rather than just dead weight like the keel. The standard accommodation layout offers three staterooms aft and two crew cabins forward. The two guest staterooms have two large single beds and they can be pushed together to form a large double bed. A third fold down bed is also available.
And now some technical data: Length overall is 30.80m (101' 0"), length of hull is 30.80m (101' 0"), length of waterline 28.62m (93' 11"), beam 7.57m (24' 10"), and standard draft is .90m (12' 10"). Diesel engine is Cummins QSM11 Continous with 355 hp, fuel tanks can hold 7,700 litres (1,690 Imp gals or 2,034 US gals), and there are 300 litres of hot water in two calorifiers (65 Imp gals or 79 US gals). There is a freezer box under the galley floor, and all refrigerators are high quality, stand-alone units.
A raised saloon offers a panoramic view and leads forward and down to a more intimate lounge and separate dining area. Forward of the main living area is the crew mess, galley and two crew cabins. For your entertainment there are LCD TV's and DVD players in Saloon, Master, Guest and Captain's cabins, and Crew mess; stereo CD/FM radio/DVD players, with i-Pod inputs: in Saloon, Master, Guest and Captain's and crew cabins and also in the crew mess. Cockpit stereo loudspeakers are linked to saloon unit.
Each owner enjoys a large degree of flexibility when designing the interior of their new Oyster 100 to match their own requirements and tastes. A wide choice of interior timbers, cabin soles, deckhead and bulkhead finishes are available, together with an almost limitless range of furnishings, fixtures and fittings. No part of the accommodation is solidly fixed, minimising sound and vibrations, whilst a continuous 220 volts supply gives constant air management, controlling temperature, humidity and air change rates. ■