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Oyster SJ35

Brief details

Builder

Oyster Marine/Landamores

Sometimes called a Hustler SJ35, the Oyster SJ35 is a IOR-era cruiser-racer, originally rated as a 3/4 tonner. The SJ35 is very definitely towards the racier end of the cruiser-racer spectrum, early boats winning many offshore races, including a Fastnet. She is a relatively light boat with a large and very tunable twin-spreader fractional rig with runners. The accommodation is fairly spacious, but simply and lightly fitted out.

LOA

34' 4"

Sail area

-

LWL

27' 3"

Rig

fractional sloop

Beam

11' 5"

Cabins

open plan

Draught

6' 3"

Berths

6

Displacement

8,550 lbs

Engine

Usually Yanmar

Ballast

-

BHP

18 - 27

Keel type

Lead fin keel and spade rudder

Confusingly, as well as this design, the Oyster Hustler SJ35, there was also an Oyster 35 design (a centre cockpit cruiser designed by Holman and Pye) , and a Hustler 35 (also a Holman & Pye design, but an early IOR fin-and-skeg cruiser-racer, very like a bigger Hustler 30)

Oyster Marine have built a range of yachts since the early 1970s, from 26 foot upwards. In the 1980s Oyster's range included pure cruisers, cruiser-racers and outright racing boats. The Stephen Jones designed Hustler SJ35 and the Oyster 39, which were IOR 3/4 Ton and One Ton Cup class cruiser-racers, were both based on very successful one-off racing designs. There was also a Hustler 36 and a larger Oyster 43 cruiser-racer by Stephen Jones. SJ35s still race offshore with some success, given good crews and sails.

The engine is at the forward end of the saloon, to keep weight amidships, driving a folding prop through a long shaft. Oyster SJ35s were built from around 1983 to at least 1990, with some later boats perhaps also built. The wedge-shaped keel design was changed to an 'chopped elliptical' profile around 1989. Some SJ35s were built with berths in the forecabin, but the yacht interior illustrated has the forepeak used solely as sail stowage.

Through the 1980s Oyster started to move into the larger cruising boat market, although still producing the SJ35 and other cruiser-racer models to special order.

In recent years Oyster has moved to production of large - in fact near superyacht standard - deck saloon cruisers, the current range having 46 foot as the smallest length, with 82 ft the largest in production, though 100 foot plus models are reportedly planned.

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The engine box is in the forward part of the saloon.

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