Oyster Yachts has announced that the company’s founder Richard Matthews has accepted an invitation to join its board. This is a testament to Matthews’ faith in the future of the company he founded almost 50 years ago, and the direction in which it is heading under Richard Hadida’s ownership.
A highly respected figure in the sailing community Richard founded Oyster in 1973; the company has since been owned by two private equity entities before being bought by Hadida in 2018. He continues to be a keen yachtsman whose activities in 2019 included winning the East Coast Offshore Championship and participating in his 23rd Fastnet Race.
Oyster enters the new decade with a healthy order book and increasing worldwide demand for its yachts. As a result the company has vacancies at both its Wroxham and Southampton build yards to add to an existing workforce of skilled craftsmen and management.