Publish date:

Oyster Yachts Plans Expansion

1_Oyster_facility

The U.K. manufacturer Oyster Yachts is expanding its facilities.

The company is acquiring an additional 27,000 square feet at the Hythe Marine Park, Southampton, which will be a dedicated facility for its recently launched 495 yacht.

Oyster Yacht owner and CEO Richard Hadida said in a statement, “With several Oyster 495s already sold, investment in this dedicated production facility fits seamlessly with our growth strategy. We have great plans for Hythe Marine Park, this location is already a center of excellence for boatbuilding, and it is the ideal location for our expansion of Oyster.”

2_Oyster495

The move is a 70 percent increase in facility space, in support of the company’s ongoing investment and growth strategy in the U.K. The builder said it will increase its Southampton workforce by 70 employees.

The expansion into new facilities Hythe is being overseen by Oyster’s newly appointed chief operations officer, Peter Hamlyn.

Said Hamlyn: “This commitment is a huge boost for the local boatbuilding community, which will see further investment and job opportunities from a world class boatbuilder like Oyster Yachts.”

Related

CSP Joins ‘Thirty by Thirty’ Coalition

The Center for Sportfishing Policy and 54 coalition members submitted recommendations for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful initiative.

Entries Open for Neptune Awards

The Marine Marketers of America is accepting submissions for its annual contest in 23 categories through Dec. 6.

CSP Joins ‘Thirty by Thirty’ Coalition

The Center for Sportfishing Policy and 54 coalition members submitted recommendations for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful initiative.

Take Action Now

We must take action to push Congress to reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. Here’s how you can help.

Southern Marinas Acquires Missouri Facility

Millstone Resort and Marina on Lake of the Ozarks is the fifth addition this year to the company’s portfolio.

Forbes Names Brunswick a World’s Best Employer

Brunswick ranked in the top 15 percent overall and in the top 10 for companies in the engineering and manufacturing category.

Fountaine Pajot Names Dealer

Atlantic Cruising Yachts Texas is the French builder’s exclusive representative for the Gulf Coast.

KingFisher Boats, Barnacle Form Partnership

The boatbuilder will offer Barnacle’s BRNKL remote monitoring system on several model year 2022 boats.