You can’t talk about dream yachts without someone dropping the Oyster name in the first few minutes. Designer Rob Humphreys’s brief for the new 655 was for a boat that combined luxurious amenities with first-class performance. The latter was achieved not only by clever hull design, but by the extensive use of carbon fiber and Kevlar throughout the boat. If you didn’t think luxury could be lightweight and quick, this boat proves you wrong. LOA 67ft 7in, LWL 59 ft. 6 in., beam 18ft 5in, draft 9ft 8in, displacement 85,980 lbs., sail area 2,138 sq. ft., design Rob Humphreys, builder Oyster Marine. Oyster USA: 401 846 7400.
Charter: Historic Croatia
Heaps of history—that’s not usually what comes to mind when you plan a sailing charter, but if you like a bit of culture mixed with your cruising, Croatia is the place to go. Caught between two worlds, (the whitewashed laid back vibe of the Mediterranean and the brash demeanor of ...read more