2019 BYA Winner: Oyster 565

The Oyster 565 enjoyed a long gestation period, with the plans initially unveiled back in 2016. The wait has been worth it and this British designed and built bluewater thoroughbred is the winner against a heavyweight line-up of bluewater yachts. Her lines were penned by Rob Humphreys, who has created a luxury yacht that a couple could handle easily themselves, cruising around the world in some comfort. The boat seems to signpost the way to a bright future for Oyster Yachts, which was taken over last year by new owner Richard Hadida. Oyster calls the 565 its  ‘pocket superyacht’.