The Oyster 42 has a well protected aft cockpit for ease of handling and comfort. There is no bridgedeck so getting below is safe and easy. Inside, the layout features a large L-shaped galley to port, with a double guest stateroom aft. To starboard the yacht has a forward-facing chart table and day heads. Going forward the saloon makes the best use of the 12-foot 10-inch (3.91 m) beam, creating a spacious central living area, and thanks to the Deck Saloon concept, is especially light and airy. The owners' stateroom is located forward and is very spacious and well appointed for a yacht of this size. This cabin really is a home from home, with a neat dresser and hanging locker, and the best use of storage space, light and ventilation.