Sail Scotland on board an Oyster 68

Ship PlanCruise the Scottish Islands in comfort and style

“Moonshadow of Lorne” is an Oyster 68. Designed by Holman and Pye and built in 1989 by Oyster Marine, she is a world-class cruising yacht, recognised throughout the sailing world for quality, comfort and performance.

With core values of strength, seaworthiness and a multitude of practical, seamanlike features, she provides a secure environment for adventurous cruising or a relaxing sailing holiday. She is coded to MCA Category 2, allowing her to sail up to 60 miles from a safe haven.

During her lifetime Moonshadow has cruised both the Caribbean and Mediterranean and has proved her pedigree with several Atlantic crossings.

On Deck

Aerial viewOn deck, the deep centre cockpit is safe and roomy with a generous spray hood offering shelter from the elements and a bimini providing protection from the sun. The cockpit also houses a large table for al fresco dining. As we sail Scotland’s West Coast and islands, you can follow our progress on the electronic chart plotter conveniently situated by the bridge deck.  There are also deck speakers in the cockpit, so don’t forget to bring your favourite music.

There are many other good vantage points and seating areas around the decks where you can relax during your sailing holiday and simply enjoy the magnificent Scottish scenery or experience the excitement of spotting a whale or porpoise, which are often seen in our sailing grounds.

Moonshadow’s cutter rig (which means she has two foresails) is easily handled and ensures comfortable, yet exhilarating sailing. Electric winches ensure effortless setting and trimming of sails, while anchoring is made easy with a powerful capstan.

To get ashore we use our rigid inflatable tender with its 25hp outboard.  Boarding is via the bathing platform on Moonshadow’s stern, which also houses the hot shower for guests who have enjoyed a swim in the clear, sparkling Scottish waters!

If you want to know more our technical brochure will give you further information and a full inventory of what’s on board.


Thanks for a brilliant holiday. It couldn’t have been better.

D. Harris, England

Moonshadow Yacht Charter Ltd, Registered in Scotland No: SC301519
Registered Office: Moss Cottage, Moss Road, North Connel, by Oban, Argyll, PA37 1TX, Scotland, UK