The Oyster 625 is a superb and proven blue water cruising yacht with fleet lines from Rob Humphreys giving her fast and rewarding sailing performance. She is large enough to operate with crew, yet compact enough for family sailing and with modest crew sizes. GREAT BEAR V is an exceptional example of her class. Commissioned for an experienced yachtsman with the idea in mind of a family world cruise, she has been thoughtfully specified to deliver on this goal, and she is fully of good ideas and her walnut and maple interior adds the requisite glamour. She is now for sale because of a change of plans and if offered in totally turnkey shape and is ready to cross oceans immediately.
Since taking delivery, we and GREAT BEAR V have sailed around 12,500 nautical miles, during which time we have enjoyed 3 glorious summer seasons in the Mediterranean. During this time GREAT BEAR V has always exceeded our expectations. She has been maintained to the highest standards regardless of cost and with excellent support from Oyster Palma and Vortec Marine. She has never been chartered and cruising has been undertaken with the family and friends, with the occasional use of professional crew. Because GREAT BEAR V is a much loved member of the family, when in cruising mode we have always protected all vulnerable surfaces including high traffic soleboards; ensuring all wood surfaces have remained as new.
GREAT BEAR V is now sadly for sale as our plans have changed, and she deserves to sail oceans rather than to undertake local cruising. I have found her easy to maintain and have hugely enjoyed every aspect of the creation and ownership of this special yacht. I know that her new owner will enjoy the outstanding build quality, blue water specification, good sailing and comfort as much as we have.