When the to start with Oyster 495 hits the drinking water in early 2022, it’ll be sporting a Seldén carbon furling mast with new force button sailing technological innovation designed specially for this new product. According to Seldén, this type of technological know-how has not been observed to date on a sub 50ft yacht.

Creating on its Synchronised Main Furling (SMF) program which synchronises an electric motor in the mast with its new E40i electric powered winch for the outhaul when unfurling the principal, Seldén has automated the technique even additional to provide a real push button sailing encounter.

The firm states that to make sail managing even easier for a compact crew, it’s removed the E40i electric winch from the SMF system and fitted little aluminium hydraulic cylinders in the growth to regulate the outhaul when each furling and unfurling the sail.

In-boom hydraulic cylinders for outhaul and mainsheet control is not a new principle but, thanks to these previously becoming reduced pressure substantial metal cylinders, their size has manufactured them prohibitive for use on yachts underneath 50ft.

Seldén’s development of a more compact aluminium cylinder at a higher strain has drastically lowered the necessary energy pack dimensions and the body weight by 50 for every cent. This innovation suggests that a hydraulic outhaul can now sit together with a hydraulic mainsheet, with each enclosed inside the boom of the Oyster 495, enabling the owner push button command of the mainsheet and the outhaul.

The technique is run by Seldén’s proprietary control technique, SEL-Bus, which is totally built-in across the yacht for all electric powered and hydraulic Seldén products ranges. The SEL-Bus program converts 12V or 24V to 42V, which allows much lesser and thinner cables about the vessel. The technique also communicates amongst the various models onboard, featuring a diagnostic function to enabling the method to decrease energy use by putting the process into ‘sleep’ manner when not in use.

In addition to this solution to sail dealing with, which is usually the maintain of a lot significant yachts, Seldén is also providing the Oyster 495 with a Furlex electric powered head sail furler, hydraulic vang and hydraulic backstay ram – all of which will be related to the SEL-Bus system and managed at the touch of a button from the helm station.

“The Oyster 495’s press button sail controls will make it possible for the yacht’s crew to sail fully from the cockpit, reefing, furling and trimming the mainsail and the head sail at the contact of a button,” states Steve Norbury, running director at Seldén Mast. “A harmless, secure and incredibly handy way to sail, in particular when short-handed or with an inexperienced crew.

“We’ve equipped Oyster with above 50 masts in the last decade or so on products ranging from the 475 to the 745, so producing this know-how exclusively for their 495 not only strengthens our extensive-term partnership but demonstrates that Seldén is at the forefront of style for sail and rig management alternatives.”

Andrew Martin, Oyster 495 programme manager, remarks: “Oyster is delighted with the bespoke progress of the SEL-Bus furling technique which, with a single button powered answer to mainsail administration, can take sailing automation to an additional level on board the Oyster 495. This is just an additional innovation that will make sailing this new breed of bluewater sailing yacht a basic pleasure for a few or youthful family.

“In mast furling has prolonged been Oyster’s tried using and tested trustworthy bluewater sail strategy. The SEL-Bus furling compact hydraulic energy procedure is simpler to set up on our lesser boats and together with other exclusive features sets a very higher regular on this new bluewater benchmark.” 

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