Robelz talked already here about the Salona 67. Since we are talking about Oysters, particularly about the 655/665 that's a good time to post about the big Salona.
The boat is pointed to the same high-end market, for the ones that want a similar type of boat but a faster one. As usually when we talk about Salona we are talking about performance cruisers. Even if the modern oyster have already a very good performance (nothing to do with the same type of boat from 20 years ago) and promote themselves as performance cruisers, we are talking of something a bit different:
The Oyster 665 weights 39,000 kgs and carries upwind (with 150% genoa) 262.9m2, the Salona 67 weights 28 000 kgs and carrie upwind (with a 110% genoa) 240m2. The beam is very similar being the Oyster slightly more beamy. The Draft of the Oyster is 2.95m, the one from Salona 2,50/3,30 m with a lifting keel or 3.50m with a fixed keel. That's what I mean regarding the Salona 67 to be a performance boat regarding the Oyster
The Layout is similar in what regards the saloon, and share some similitudes in the forward crew area but very different in what regards the rest, with the Salona offering a big tender garage but nothing with the king size Oyster's owner's cabin, I would say room
The reason both boats have some similitude in what regards that deck saloon look has to do with the possibility of offering this kind of saloon space and light (oyster 665):
The Oyster 655 was designed by Rob Humphreys (as the other modern Oysters) and the Salona 67 designed by Ker,one of the best designers of racing boats and performance cruisers that makes here is debut designing a big Yacht. The Hull of the 655 has already some years (it is the same of the 655) and the Salona one is more modern and even if narrow in what regards max. beam has it more pulled back, resulting in a largert transom that is used for that tender garage.
I am a bit worried with Salona, the two new hulls in several years (all the other boats are MKII using previous hulls) are a 60ft and a 67ft. Last year I had talked with one of the top men from Salona regarding new models asking him if they would make a new 45ft or a 50ft, to replace the one that has more years (the 44) and he told me that they would make a bigger boat that turned out to be the 67. When I asked why he told me that there was more money on big boats: With only one boat their profit would be the same as with many smaller boats and with the market like that it was the way to go.
I hope that they don't finish with the sailboats in their line, as other brands have done, like Oyster for example, doing only Yachts