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Archelon – A sailing experience to remember

Sailing Yacht ARCHELON profile

Created for global discovery, 38m ARCHELON is a luxury sailing yacht ready for adventure. Built by Oyster at Pendennis Shipyard and launched in 2019, with exterior design by Humphreys, to DNV-GL classification and compliant with the MCA LY3 Large Yacht Code, ARCHELON is the impressive flagship of the Oyster 1225 range.

Exuding the style and appeal anticipated from the Oyster marque, ARCHELON offers so much more. Characteristic standouts of tinted wrap-around saloon windows, plumb bow, vertical seascape topside portlights and a fixed bowsprit fit the bill, however this superyacht has been designed to go above and beyond. From relaxed cruising to more adventurous journeys, she has been built to handle exploration and circumnavigation with ease. Taking DNA from the Oyster 825 and 885, her slender form carries displacement well with good balance and control, producing an extraordinary all-round sailing yacht complete with an extensive range of wonderful features.

Engineering on ARCHELON is more conventional with a 500hp Scania D113 main engine, Kohler 55kW generators and a Mastervolt system for the invertors, chargers and lithium-ion battery bank. With strong and capable performance under sail, she cruises at 10 knots, reaching a comfortable maximum speed of 12.5 knots. In stronger breezes, this can extend to an exhilarating 14 to 15 knots. Twin rudders offer performance and efficiency and less drag; whilst heeling, they remain almost vertical in the water to deliver stability.

As a yacht looking to adapt and operate in a variety of environments, ARCHELON’s rig and sailplan configuration have been carefully planned. The in-boom furling system and mainsail were arranged to take a third reef, along with a dedicated storm trysail track on the mast. The hydraulic furling inner forestay was fitted for passage-making or high-latitude cruising and can also be swapped for a Kevlar inner forestay to carry a hanked-on sail for light use.

Throughout her interior, the pale stained ash and walnut joinery is modern and inviting, perfectly complemented by soft furnishings. Interior designers Annie Hale and Marcus Wright worked alongside the owner to create a haven of luxury with their extensive use of contemporary fabrics and upholstery delivering an ambience of harmony. Allowing the outside in, large windows and an open plan set up give the interior a light and airy feel.

The layout on board ARCHELON has superb flow, maximising her excellent overall volume. Forward from the helm stations on the main deck cockpit, there is a sheltered al fresco dining zone plus casual seating opposite with steps down to the forward saloon, an ingenious three-part combination that sees upper-level sofas and mid-level dining. Further companionway stairs head down into the main accommodation with staterooms for 12 guests. The stern and foredeck have been left clear to ensure that guests have an abundance of space for exercise, sunbathing, and observation. The decks are impressively sleek and clutter-free, where the hydraulically powered captive reel winches for the main halyard, jib sheet and mainsheet keep the number of exposed lines to an absolute minimum.

Boasting five beautifully appointed staterooms, ARCHELON has amazing versatility below decks. The full beam master suite is aft, while four further guest cabins plus two Pullmans can be configured as either twins or doubles depending on guest preferences. Forward to starboard is the spacious ‘snug’ which can be used as a playroom, cinema and home-schooling zone.

Equipped with the latest audio-visual, IT and communications systems, as well as a cinema set-up, ARCHELON has state-of-the-art facilities to suit every need. Seabobs, electric bikes, kayaks and inflatables are just some of the fabulous water toys inventory. Whether you are looking for water-skiing action, relaxation in the inflatable Jacuzzi or fun with the remote-control sailboat models, the entertainment options are endless. With gym and exercise equipment on board, those looking to keep to their workout schedule can also do so with ease.

To further complement the variety of fabulous facilities on ARCHELON, her experienced and enthusiastic crew of six offer attentive service and create an entirely memorable yacht charter for guests on board. Your expert and dedicated chef will prepare mouth-watering cuisine, while Captain James looks forward to planning an itinerary that unveils a new adventure every day. Receiving fabulous accolades from previous charter guests, ARCHELON’s excellent reputation continues to go from strength to strength.

An ideal option for a multi-generational charter group, ARCHELON is a highly versatile and superbly stylish sailing yacht that delivers an outstanding and unforgettable charter experience. Available for charter with Ocean Independence, she is available for summers in the Western Mediterranean and Balearic Islands.