About Juno

Oyster 575  Juno of London 

DIMENSIONS (approximate)
LOA:                           17.99m     (59’ 0”)
LWL:                           15.72m     (51’ 7”)
Beam:                         5.00m       (16’ 5")
Draft:                          2.70m       (8’ 10")
Displacement:           28,000kg   (61,728lb)
Ballast:                       8,090kg     (17,835lb)

Designed: Rob Humphreys and the Oyster Design Group.
Launched: 2010.  Hull number: 02.
Lying: Palma Mallorca




The hull is a composite construction comprising of a combination of E Glass, Kevlar and Carbon Fibre, moulded from female tools.
Outer hull laminate incorporating Kevlar and Carbon Fibre.
Built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European Union’s Recreational Craft Directive (EURCD) to meet design category A – ‘Ocean’.
Hull colour Achatgrau (light grey) with cove line and double boot top lines in white.
The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.


High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.


Fully protected skeg-hung rudder. (Bearings replaced 2016).


Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks.
Oyster deck saloon with ‘g5’ profile.
GRP low profile ‘rolled edge’ bulwark with Oyster custom stainless steel mooring cleats, plus a pair of stainless steel mooring cleats on aft deck. Stainless steel tread plates at each of the two side gates.
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and gateway midship stanchions. Gate to pushpit. Stainless steel welded eye on base of each stanchion, aft pushpit and forward pulpit leg for attaching child netting.
Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon.
Liferaft stowage built into pushpit, starboard side, including hydrostatic release to liferaft.
Quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stainless steel pole on aft deck for aerials.
Partitioned anchor locker, with kedge warp and chain stowage.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts, including stainless steel bar. Double gas strut on both aft deck locker lids.
Gas locker, including deck fitting in gas locker lid for running hose to barbecue.


Whitlock “Athena” cable system with rod linkage between helms.
Twin steering pedestals each with 1.07m diameter stainless steel wheel, with friction brakes.
Leather wheel covers.


General description

Seven berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in quarter cut Oak.  Designed to be modern and co-ordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea.  Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
Soleboards in oak V-groove (stripped back and re-varnished 2014) . “Unnatural Flooring” floor covering in galley and aft starboard cabin.
Surfaces in galley in Avonite, satin finish with upstands, "River Moss"; in heads in Avonite "River Moss".
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Upholstery – Aquamarine White leather, boxed style, double stitched, in headboards & aft cabin.
Bespoke bed linen by Ocean Elegance plus bespoke mattress covers and duvets.
Crew covers to all seating in JAB Magnum and bespoke covers for companionway steps.
Saloon table cover, foam backed vinyl.
Lee screens to all sea berths.
OceanAir blinds to windows in all cabins and heads.
OceanAir blinds in Saloon (fwd facing blinds new 2016).
OceanAir “Skyscreens” to all deck hatches.
Caframo Sirrocco electric fans in white fitted in all cabins and galley.

From forward

Forward double cabin

Forward accommodation provides a spacious double cabin in the bow, with a centreline double berth and two drawers beneath, two lift-top bins in side shelving, a large, shelved, clothes locker to port and a hanging locker to starboard with a vanity mirror. The deck is accessible via the forehatch. Watertight bulkhead with watertight wooden door.

Forward port twin cabin

With upper and lower berths, hull-side lockers for clothes, a bedside cabinet, double drawers and a large hanging locker. There are small lockers beneath the lower berth, accessed either via removable lids in the bunk top, or a drop-front locker door in the berth front. A vanity mirror is fitted on the bulkhead.

Forward starboard heads

Forward cabins share a large WC compartment to starboard, accessed from the passageway, incorporating a PAR Quiet fresh-water flush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall. There is an upper locker with a mirrored door and stowage beneath the basin.


The saloon features a rectangular table and large settee area to port, outboard of which are a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport. To starboard is a three-seater, L-shaped settee. Outboard of this and forward is a locker for glass stowage. The hullport area is customised to take a flat screen 28” TV on a Sea and Symphony lift.  Bottle stowage is in the saloon table pedestal. Forward bulkhead painted in Dulux "Diamond Matt", brushed finish.


Located to port of the cockpit, in the passageway to the aft cabin. A gimballed Force 10 FT63451 cooker with 5 burners, stainless steel Panasonic 1000W microwave, Bosch WVT1260 washer/drier in a locker at the forward end, Nespresso coffee machine. Twin stainless steel sinks with grooves for drainage in Avonite worktops. Stainless steel front-opening fridge. Front-opening freezer. Fischer & Paykel drawer dishwasher at the aft end of the galley. Seafresh water-purifying charcoal filter on galley cold supply. Seagull drinking water purifier with filter and stainless steel tap.  A large locker is built into the aft end of the engine room space, opposite the refrigerator. This locker is fitted out with shelves and baskets for additional galley equipment stowage. Removable panels give access to the engine compartment.

Navigation area

The chart area is at the aft starboard end of the saloon. Its layout allows for instruments to be mounted in the optimum viewing position, at the correct angle, for ease of reading.  The table can accommodate a half-folded Admiralty chart.  There is a good bookshelf outboard of this for a Nautical Almanac and Pilot Books.  AC and DC electrical panels are located behind the navigator's seat and fitted with hinging, acrylic doors to protect the switches from being accidentally operated. There are two drawers beneath the chart table.

Aft starboard cabin

Designed as a single cabin which also serves as a workshop. Small hull-side lockers above berth. Below the berth is a full-length locker for stowage of spare parts and tools and beneath an area used for wine stowage. Water-maker is mounted in a locker against the aft bulkhead with additional lockers above. Engine room access through double doors.

Owner’s stateroom

The aft cabin is configured with a centreline double berth , complete with two deep drawers for bedding beneath. To starboard there is an aft-facing desk, with a bookshelf and a locker under, a drawer and locker adjacent to the berth and a locker outboard both forward and aft of the seat. A large hanging locker and top-opening bins are installed to port. Outboard, and aft to starboard is the air conditioning outlet. Cafrano electric fan mounted on bulkhead. Aft bulkhead is painted in Dulux "Diamond Matt", brushed finish. Forward, beneath the cockpit, a 32” TV in mounted on the bulkhead with Blu-Ray DVD player. There is a shelf, with a drawer and locker beneath and a vanity mirror on the heads door. From this cabin there is access to the aft en-suite head to starboard. The door to port leads through to the galley.

En-suite heads

Incorporating a Jabsco electric fresh-water flush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall. There is a locker beneath the washbasin and a mirrored locker above with electric shaver socket. An electric heated towel rail is mounted on the aft bulkhead.


Sound system

Entertainment system.
Fusion AV 750 audio system with four channel amplifier, Bluetooth, radio, CD and DVD player connected to saloon TV. (New 2017).
Fusion MS-AM702 two channel amplifier for cockpit speakers with remote control mounted on starboard pedestal. (New 2017).
Cobblestone wifi audio Airplay receiver. (New 2017).
2 x Alpine stereo loudspeaker on cockpit backrests.
4 x Boston In-Ceiling loudspeakers in saloon headlining.


Sony TV 28” - with Sea and Symphony lift in starboard hullport. 
Status Omni directional aerial mounted at masthead for TV and FM radio.
Samsung TV 32” in aft cabin with Sony DVD player. (New 2014).



CQR anchor 34kg including 100m of 12mm calibrated galvanised chain. (New anchor and chain 2016).
Kedge anchor - lightweight folding alloy Fortress FX 55, 10m of 10mm chain.
Lewmar V4 vertical capstan type 24V electric anchor windlass (New gypsy 2016), including control switch in cockpit.


Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming.
Gebo alloy-framed opening hullports.


By Lewmar self-tailing, chrome.
2 x 68 CST two speed, electric primary winches.
2 x 58 secondary winches.
1 x 54 CEST two speed, electric mainsheet winch.
2 x 50 CST two speed, mainsail and genoa halyard winches.
1 x 30 CST two speed, mainsheet traveller control line winch.


Cooney S300 Electric davit, 300kg maximum total load, with belly bands and set of four leather davit pads.  (Davit lift wires replaced 2016).


Sprayhood to main companionway, Weathermax fabric – Colour: Cadet Grey, including zip-up window and stainless steel grabrail to aft hoop with leather cover. Mesh pockets. (New 2014)
Bimini, Weathermax fabric - Colour: Cadet Grey, including fixtures, stowage bag. (New 2014)
Mesh solar screens in grey with for spray hood and bimini.(New 2014)
Covers for cockpit table, pedestals, winches, windlass and wheels.

Deck equipment – General

Cockpit table – teak and stainless steel with folding leaves, insulated refrigerator (New 2017).
Cockpit cushions and helm seat backs, pushpit seat cushions, seatbacks, foredeck cushions, Silvertex fabric – Colour: Macademia grey with Sterling piping (New 2014).  
Scatter cushions for cockpit with Cadet Grey Sunbrella covers. (New foam fillings 2017).
Stainless steel mugracks on pedestals and companionway.
Socket into top transom rung for passerelle.
Stainless steel bathing ladder, extendable to 600mm below waterline.
Stainless steel grab handles on transom.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Anchor deckwash pump in bow, including hose - fresh water.
Aft deckwash in gas locker (New 2014).
Drop-down washboard system to companionway.


Mast and rigging

Rig – Sloop, double headed rig.
Formula Stoway mast with hydraulic drive on furler and outhaul. (New top swivel 2015).
Hydraulic vang, backstay adjuster. with 2-function remote control panel in cockpit. (Serviced and new seals 2016).
Furling and outhaul controls on both steering pedestals.
Folding mast steps – two at mast head.
Standing rigging stainless steel 1 x 19 wire rigging.
Running backstays in fibre (New 2014) with dyneema tails.

Headsail furling

Reckmann electric furling on both headstays.
Lower section of both headfoils replaced and reinforcing kits fitted (2016).

Spinnaker gear

Spinnaker package - pole vertically stowed on mast with butt hoist winch, pole topping lift and foreguy, 2 halyards, pair sheets, guys, blocks and fittings. Carbon bowsprit by Formula.
(Spinnaker pole repainted 2017)

Storm jib

Storm jib package, removable forestay and adjuster, 2 deck plates, halyard, and an extra pair of sheets and cars.



By Elvstrom:
Furling mainsail, furling #1 genoa, blade jib with leech battens – all Elvstrom EPEX membrane with Vectran/Technora yarns with Grey taffeta laminate, including Sailkote treatment. (New 2016)
By Dolphin Sails:
Cruising chute 1.5oz Rip-Stop, rocked radial design, on Karver KF5 top down furler, Navtec anti-torsion stay (New 2014).
Storm jib 9.0oz High Visibility Orange Dacron.
(All sails and lines removed, cleaned, serviced and stored ashore annually).



Volkswagen Marine VW TDI 130-5 (130hp).
Engine hours: approx 3,500 hrs @ Sept 2017.
(Diagnostic computer New 2014).
Major service February 2017:
-        Remove and service intercooler, heat exchanger and gearbox oil/fuel cooler
-        Service and oil change
-        New timing belt
-        Injector overhaul with new nozzles
-        New front pulley/damper
-        New coolant pump
-        New sea water pump
-        New turbo unit
-        New exhaust bend


Brunton 4-bladed 23" Varifold propeller. (Serviced 2017).
(Prop shaft polished and cutlass bearings replaced 2016).
(Aquadrive unit serviced 2016).
Ambassador AM15 rope-cutter on propshaft. (Serviced and bearings changed 2016).


Iskra 28V 110A DC alternator and Alphapro regulator.


Onan MDKBN generator – 13.5kW 220V 50hz.
Generator hours: approx 2,300 hrs @  Sept 2017.
Last Service February 2017.


Sleipner SE170, 10.7hp, 250mm tunnel bowthruster, with Boat Switch Panel.
(New port propeller 2017. New joystick controller 2016).


Lewmar 400-2 Commander system to operate mainsail furling and mainsail outhaul.

Air conditioning

Three Dometic Marine Air Vector Turbo aircon units (11190,16944, 13071 BTU at 60hz) with outlets in saloon and all cabins.


Retrofit provision for Webasto heating, including spigot on tank, and cutout for grilles in all cabins with louvred slats.


Frigomatic 24V keel-cooled refrigeration unit.
Frigomatic BD80 single compressor with wrap around plate for SS freezer box, keel cooled.
Frigomatic air-cooled condensing unit for cockpit fridge (New 2017).


Seafresh 208A – 220V AC watermaker inc product gauge (approx 140 Litres/hr), automatic fresh water flush.



950 litres approximately (209 imp/251 US gallons) in GRP tank.


950 litres approximately (209 imp/251 US gallons) in GRP tank.

Tank gauges

Tank Tender system for 2 tanks.

Hot Water

From insulated 73 litre (16 imp/19 US gallon) tanks heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.25kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.

Pressurised hot and cold freshwater system

Holding tanks

Plastic steel tanks to each head. Pump out.  Wema gauges.



Seawater manifold, minimise thru-hulls.



Ship’s DC supply



230V AC ring main with six 13A European two-pin type sockets and eight 13A UK three-pin sockets located as appropriate within the layout.

Other electrical sockets

12V waterproof socket, including dropper (10A max) at pedestal for halogen spotlight.


Domestic: 12 x 2V Sonnenshein gel batteries in fan cooled battery box (700Ah at 24V) (New 2014)
Engine and generator start:2 x 12V Optima Red Top AGM batteries (New 2014 )
Bow thruster: 2 x Odyssey 12v gel batteries (200Ah at 24V) (New 2014)

Battery management

Mastervolt Chargemaster. 24/100-3.
Masterview Mastershunt battery controller.
Engine start to generator start battery 12V  "emergency" link.


Watt&Sea 600W 970mm Hydrogenerator with bracket on transom. (New 2015 unused).


Mastervolt 220V MASS Sine Inverter - 24/2500W.


32A dockside power cable.  Hubbell socket in aft deck locker.
Second 32A shore socket and lead necessary for aircon loads.



Downlight type LED lights in polished chrome finish, with downlighters over reading areas.
LED strip lights over outboard galley work surfaces.
LED red lights at low level in saloon and fwd heads and in galley.
Cabin 'Minor' Reading Lights in stainless steel with white ceramic shade.
Auto door lights to drinks locker and refrigeration.
Flexible LED chart table light.
Low level "warm white" LED lights in cockpit and in aft walk-way.
LED uplighters in cockpit beneath spray hood.



Boom light.
Spreader lights, down, one pair on lower spreader, including switch at pedestal.
LED Peters+Bey bow and stern navigation lights and steaming light.
Tri-white light Peters+Bey LED light at masthead.
Aft Deck light (swivelling), mounted on antenna pole, switched at pedestal.
Pedestal fascias with flush light switches (New 2016).



Flush-mounted S.I.R.S. Major 150mm diameter compass.

Sailing instruments

6 x Raymarine multifunction i70 instrument displays. (New 2017)
Companionway console: Used for Speed, Depth, True Wind, Apparent Wind.
Port Pedestal: Graphic display, flush fit.
Chart Table: Multi-function display.

Radar / Chart plotter /GPS

Raymarine ES127 Hybridtouch Chart Plotter in Navpod mounted at companionway. (New 2017)
Raymarine ES97 Hybridtouch Chart Plotter mounted in starboard pedestal. (New 2017)
Raymarine AIS 650 transceiver. (New 2017)
Raymarine 4kW Radar with Digital Scanner
Raymarine HS network switch. (New 2017)


Raymarine Evolution EV-400 Autopilot mounted on port pedestal. (New 2017)
Second Raymarine ST7000 autopilot with ST6002 control head with selector switch at chart table. 


Windex at masthead.


Furuno NX300 Navtex Receiver linked to NMEA GPS.

VHF radio

Raymarine 240E VHF at chart table with second handset and speaker in cockpit.

SSB radio

iCOM IC-M801E SSB with handset mounted at chart table, insulators on backstay and ATU in lazarette.

Satellite phone

Thrane & Thrane Fleet Broad band 250 Sat phone system with IP handset mounted at chart table .
Fleet broadband antennae replaced with complete spare Below Decks Unit (2015).


Nexcom 3600E industrial spec PC, with Intel i5 processor, 250GB solid state hard drive, 8GB RAM, Windows 7, including screen at chart table, with remote panel (New 2016)..
Yachtspot marine grade wifi router and 4G router with Antennae at first spreaders.
All integrated with Raymarine network, SSB and Satcomms.


Built to MCA category code 2 with all associated safety equipment fitted.


Liferaft - Ocean ISO 8 Man Solas B in cannister including Hammar HRU. (Serviced Sept. 2017)

Radar reflector

Echomax 230 radar reflector on mast.

Bilge pumps

Electric bilge pump Jabsco Utility 3000 puppy, with Par hydro air switch.
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump operated from cockpit.

Deck safety

White Ocean Safety horseshoe buoy.
Webbing jackstays, to folding padeyes for MCA side deck jackstays, two forward, two aft.
Jon Buoy mounted at port quarter. (Serviced 2017)
Emergency tiller and fwd cabin hatch cover.

Fire extinguishers (Serviced 2017)

1kg powder fire extinguishers in saloon and all cabins
Sea-Fire FM-200 automatic engine fire extinguisher in engine room with manual operation.
Fire blanks to engine room air inlets/outlets with remote activation of fire extinguisher.
Fire blanket in galley.


Nereus Gas detector, with two sensors one in galley and one in bilge.
Yellow brick  satellite tracker.

Other Safety Features

Forward watertight bulkhead and door with sea cock on bilge limber hole.


Warps and fenders.
Ocean Elegance crockery, glasses, and kitchenware.
3-brick safe flush fitted in aft cabin wardrobe with digital keypad.
Heyco marine tool kit plus assorted tools.
Comprehensive offshore spares and manuals with detailed inventory and modification history available on request.
Sovereign Bravo barbecue, including stainless steel tubes on pushpit for mounting. (New 2014)
Two stainless steel fishing rod holders.
Avon 3.4 Rover RIB with 20HP Honda outboard (July 2011).


  1. Dear Paul, I know your Boat from the Ipswich web side. Because the people from this company bought the SSB aeriel stuff for your oyster by me.
    It looks nice, is´n it ? I hope more Oyster follow with this installation, there is a second one Oyster56 SY-Mariela with my standoffs and waterproof backstay Clamp..
    See you in las Palmas, we arrived at the 10. November .

    best regards Joerg

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  3. Hey Paul,

    Great reading your updates and look forward to following you on the ARC. I need to ask... What made you settle on the Oyster 575?

    I'm currently in that overwhelming and confusing space of boat selection for a ARC/Circumnavigation. I've always been looking at the Amel 55 / 64, but you seem pretty happy with your Oyster...same as a number of other people. Any thoughts?