About Juno

Juno is an Oyster 575 deck saloon designed by Rob Humphries. Her length is 17.5 metres with a beam of 5 metres and a draft of 2.7 metres. She is a double headed sloop with a genoa and a jib both set on electric Reckmann furlers. She has in-mast hydraulic furling by Lewmar and a hydraulic vang and backstay. The mast and boom are made by Formula.  There are twin wheels with a walkway providing easy access from the aft deck to the cockpit.

Juno has a 150 hp VW marine diesel engine which drives a Brunton folding propellor. Bow thrusters set in a tunnel in the bow are used for slow speed manoevering.  AC power is provided by an inverter on the boats 24 volt DC supply as well as a 11.5 kw Onan generator. We carry 1,000 litres of fresh and we have a Sea Fresh water maker that makes around 140 litres of fresh water an hour by desalinating sea wtaer. We have a 1,000 litre fuel tank giving an effective motoring range of about 800 miles at 7 knots, although this increases when motorsailing, even in light airs.


Navigation equipment is mainly supplied by Raymarine and includes chart plotters in the cockpit and at one of the steering pedestals with various read outs dotted around the boat. We also have AIS, VHF and SSB radio and Inmarsat Fleet Broadband which gives us broadband internet via satellite. We have a ruggedised PC on board with three networks and this allows us to connect to the Sat Comms, a Wifi booster mounted on the mast and also provides an interface to the Raymarine plotters so that we can do our route planning on the PC.

Juno sleep eight in four cabins. The master cabin is aft with a guest double cabin in the bow. There are two further twin cabins, one forward and one mid cabin behind the navigation station.  There are two heads with separate shower rooms and electric fresh water flush lavatories.


 The interior is light oak with white leather upholstery giving a light airy feel.

Saloon looking forward from the galley

Chart table

Master cabin with Fatty's dressing table

Master cabin double bed

The galley is well equipped with 5 burner gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine.


  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?