Like all yachts in the Oyster line, ranging from 46 to 125 feet, the 72 is designed for long-distance passages. In 2010, Tolhurst delivered Magrathea from England to the Caribbean. "With only two crew on board, we stood single-handed watches. It was great," Tolhurst said. "The boat sails very well. She tracks very straight in waves. You do not corkscrew with the sails trimmed correctly." I noticed that Magrathea had three reefs in the mainsail, and I asked if he used them often. "Upwind, as soon as we get to about 18 knots of wind, the first reef goes in," Tolhurst said. "The second is used when the wind is in the mid-20s. She is quite happy with that and a staysail. Over 35 knots, we start looking at using the third reef."