Interested in Chartering This Yacht?
Firebird is a new build Oyster 885 RS, designed by Rob Humphreys and launched in Southampton, UK in early 2016. She is a luxury cruising yacht that has been fully customised for ambitious round the world passages. She boasts a performance deck and rig package, enabling her to compete in Superyacht Regattas. The raised saloon offers guests an exceptional panoramic view of their surroundings, and her custom interior sleeps 7 guests in complete luxury.
Firebird is available for exclusive private charter and has been designed specifically for this purpose, so guests will enjoy all of the bespoke amenities they could wish for at their fingertips. She comes with a crew of three and guest accommodation consisting of three double ensuite cabins and a fourth single cabin with its own ensuite facilities.
- Vessel Info
- Year Built:
- United Kingdom
- Rob Humphreys
- Oyster Marine
- Captain Ollie Essex, Chef & 1 crew
- Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
- 85 ft (26 m)
- Max Speed:
- kts ( kph)
- Cruise Speed:
- 8 kts (15 kph)
- 1x Cummin QSL9-330 Diesel
- 20 ft (6.3 m)
- Min. Draft:
- 9 ft 10 in (3 m)
- Max. Draft:
- 9 ft 10 in (3 m)
Sleeps 6 in 3 Cabins
- AmmenitiesCD library, Cinema, Games console, Indoor audio system, Satellite phone, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 14ft / 4.50m 0hp RIB, Paddleboards multiple, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Fishing gear - heavy
- DivingNot Insured, Snorkelling gear, 1 Compressor, 6 Tanks, 6 BCs, 6 Regulators
- Crew ProfileCaptain: Ollie Essex
Ollie originates from Suffolk, UK and first found his sea legs in a dinghy as a 5 year old and his land legs on a rugby pitch at school, he spent his teenage years as captain of the rugby team and as a racing endorsed dinghy instructor. Having left the rugby field behind to pursue his love for sailing Ollie gained work experience as a Watch Leader on a 42m classic SuperYacht in Monaco before returning to the UK.
Ollie’s sailing career really took off when he was hand selected as one of fifteen sailors from the UK, under 24 years of age, to be part of the British Keelboat Academy. Here Ollie was on a national squad, receiving coaching from some of the top grand prix sailors in the world, igniting his passion for yacht racing. Whilst training at the academy Ollie started working for Oyster yachts in Ipswich as a commissioning skipper. Here he developed his skills in boat maintenance which together with his method of safe practice and customer relations allows guests to sit back and relax with peace of mind during their time on board.
Ollie has sailed over 50000 NM including 4 transatlantic crossings and holds his commercially endorsed Yacht Master Ocean qualification and STCW10.