The Oyster Heritage 37, an aft-cockpit masthead sloop, was designed by Holman & Pye and built in the UK by Oyster Marine Ltd.
'Spellbound' is the coachroof version. A Pilothouse version was also produced.
There was also a centre-board option drawing 4'3" with the board up and 8'0" with it down.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel with Skeg-Hung Rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fiberglass)
Length Overall: 37'0" (11.3m)
Waterline Length: 31'3" (9.5m)
Beam: 12'0" (3.7m)
Draft: 5'4" (1.6m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 14,535lb (6,593kg)
Designer: Holman & Pye
Builder: Oyster Marine Ltd (UK)
Year First Built: 1984
Year Last Built: 1988
Number Built: 35
Owners Association: Oyster Owners
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.5
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 41.3
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 213
4. Comfort Ratio: 24.9
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.0
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.5 suggests that the Oyster Heritage 37 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 41.3 means that the Oyster Heritage 37 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 213, tells us the Oyster Heritage 37 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 24.9 suggests that crew comfort of an Oyster Heritage 37 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 2.0 is on the cusp of suitability for an ocean passage, so venture offshore with caution.
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