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Antares III selects OYS thrusters

Antares IIIAntares III has set sail from Yachting Developments base in Auckland. Hand crafted in Eglass/Carbon & Kevlar this 100ft Dixon Yacht Design performance cruising sloop is 30% lighter than similar vessels constructed from aluminium.

Ocean Yacht Systems supplied a superlight vertical retracting 35hp bow thruster and a swing retracting 48hp stern thruster, designed to be lightweight yet reliable to compliment the project’s performance criteria. Custom made, both thrusters fully retract leaving a completely faired hull and minimal drag.

Continuing its successful relationship with Yachting Developments, OYS has also been awarded the order Antares III Swing Retracting Stern Thrusterto supply thrusters and composite rigging for the new 100ft composite catamaran underway at Yachting Developments. We look forward to her successful launch during 2012 and continuing our partnership with one of world’s finest yacht builders.

For more information on thrusters visit: OYS Thrusters

For more infomation on Antares II visit: Yachting Developments

For more information on Dixon Yacht Design visit: Dixon Yacht Design


Ocean Yacht Systems produce more thrust

OYS have zefira projectsecured a second contract to supply the thrusters on the next Dubois 50m to be built at Fitzroy Yachts, New Zealand.

OYS have previously supplied bow and stern thrusters to the award winning 50m Superyacht Zefira. After successful commissioning and trials on board Zefira in Auckland, the second Dubois 50m yacht (Project G50) planned for build at the Yard was also awarded to OYS.

OYS have supplied 2 x 99kW (133hp) custom hydraulic swing thrusters. The unique thrusters are designed to be highly efficient as well as being mechanically locked in place when raised. When retracted there is little evidence of the thruster at all, leaving behind a completely faired hull providing minimal drag and optimising the sailing experience of these performance orientated superyachts.

Zefira at anchor
“We find their (OYS’s) attitude and approach to business to be outstanding amongst our many suppliers,” comments Rodney Martin, MD for Fitzroy Yachts, “We want to keep OYS as the thruster of choice for our yachts and our plan is to recommend future clients to accept OYS as our preferred equipment.”

The 50m Dubois ‘Project G50’ is currently well underway at Fitzroy Yachts with launch planned in 2012.

Photos courtesy of
Fitzroy Yachts Limited |


S&S 48 – Lyman Morse

Lyman Morse
Ocean Yacht Systems have recently completed the commissioning of a truly remarkable vessel designed by the legendary Sparkman & Stephens of New York.

This stunning 48 foot sloop built by the team at Lyman Morse has classic S&S styling and performance but hidden within her carbon fibre hull is enough technology to run the largest of superyachts.

S&S originally approached OYS to design and supply a primary power and handling system. The result is an absolutely unique rotating stern drive that, when used in partnership with its ultra lightweight retracting bow thruster, provides single joystick control for thrusting in almost any direction.

Lyman Morse


With a PLC based control system, OYS not only controlled the propulsion but all other automated sail furling and trimming functions.

“The finished product is one of the prettiest, most manoeuvrable short handed yachts you will ever find. S&S and Lyman Morse should be applauded for the seamless way they have blended beauty and innovation.”


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