, in custom and semi-custom sailing styles, are produced at Oyster Marine. Richard Matthews founded Oyster and is chairman of the company, located in Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Oyster has been the recipient of Great Britian’s Queen’s Award for Industry twice, a distinctive award to a privately owned company. Oyster yachts are a preference for blue-water cruising, as evidenced by the winning of the overall cruising class in the Europa Around the World Rally. A true commitment to innovative design is present at Oyster, where state of the art Computer Aided Design software and a philosophy of prototyping before incorporation of major yacht design changes guides the team. All Oyster cruising models, hull lengths from 46 feet to 100 feet, feature an Oyster-pioneered deck saloon.