Some boats are head-turners and others are jaw-droppers – and with its New England styling and elegant curves, the Oyster LD43 definitely falls into the latter camp.

For this month’s Used Boat report, we’ve been taking a look at two models on the market to see how this mid-00s gentleman’s cruiser has stood the test of time.

We start at Wessex Marine in Poole, where a 2005 model with 440hp Yanmar engines and 350 engine hours is on the market for £220,000.

After taking a look at the cockpit, the saloon, and the helm station, we head along the coast to Berthon in Lymington, where a 2006 model with 480hp Yanmars and 220 engine hours is listed for £260,000.

Finally, we open up the engine bay to take a closer look at the practical aspects of owning a jet-drive model like this.

To watch our video report on the Oyster LD43, click on the video above, and for the full review, pick up the May edition of Motor Boat & Yachting, which is out on Thursday (April 2).

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