The Oyster 55 is the archetypal long range cruising yacht, a superb seaboat with excellent performance. Her experienced owner completed a substantial refit in 2010/11, and she is ready to sail. She is cutter rigged with in-mast furling for ease of handling. Her teak joinery gives her a wonderful traditional feel below decks, where she sleeps eight in four cabins.
|Berths:||Eight berths in four cabins|
Grp hull single skin hand laid with stringers and frames to lloyds approved design specification. hull colour white with line on coaming, cove line and boot top lines in blue. resprayed in awlgrip, 2010/11.
Complete osmosis treatment, plus coppercoat below waterline, 2010/11.
Watertight bulkheads x 3 with watertight doors, in teak. transom extension fitted 1999 to incorporate a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.
Moderate draft fin design, moulded integral with hull, lead encapsulated within the grp moulding.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
Deck structure moulded in grp with balsa core. teak laid decks. oyster deck saloon profile. perforated aluminium alloy toerail.
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and gateway midship stanchions. gate to pushpit. teak grabrails atop deck saloon. teak chocks for liferaft stowage on aft coachroof.
Lazarette locker. gas locker.
Wheel steering on pedestal with edson cable system.
Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon and forepeak. interior joinery finished in teak. cabin sole in teak and holly. surfaces/worktops in galley in solid wood – refurbished 2010/11; surfaces in heads in dark blue formica.
Headlining in off-white vinyl. upholstery in blue/grey fabric – aft cabin reupholstered 2010/11. lee cloths to all sea berths. curtains to windows in all cabins. fans in aft cabin.
From forward -
With two folding pipecots, used for sail and fender storage. watertight door in watertight bulkhead between forepeak and forward cabin.
Starboard twin cabin
With upper and lower berths. lower berth extends to double. hanging locker, bedside drawer unit, stowage under berths.
Port twin cabin
With upper and lower berths, hanging locker and stowage.
To port with shower, washbasin, jabsco manual toilet (pump assembly replaced 2010/11), lockers and shelf. watertight door in watertight bulkhead between forward cabins and saloon.
Featuring u-shaped seating area to starboard with fold out dining table for ten, and to port a bar/drinks locker and settee with a coffee table. stowage under saloon floor, and below and behind seats.
To port with shelves, forward facing chart table and seat.
To port, aft of the navigation area, with two berths, or can be used as workshop/stowage.
To starboard with taylor 041 two burner cooker with hotplate, grill and oven, microwave oven, two stainless steel sinks, lockers, fridge, freezer, workspace and plenty of stowage. watertight door in watertight bulkhead between galley and master cabin aft.
Master cabin aft
Double berth offset to port, hanging locker and shelves. sofa to starboard converts to single sea berth if required. aft cabin upgraded with part new panelling and new upholstery, 2010/11.
With separate shower compartment (can also be used for hanging wet gear), jabsco manual toilet (pump assembly replaced 2010/11), washbasin and lockers.
Boss fully marinized stereo radio/cd player with ipod or iphone docking station, new 2010/11. 4 speakers.
Television – not included
Glomex tv aerial, 2010/11
Main anchor: either delta 32kg (new 2010/11) or cqr 47kg available with 80m (270’) chain. spare/kedge anchors: danforth and cqr anchors (approx 24kg each) with 20m chain and 60m warp .
Francis heavy-duty electric anchor windlass. new solenoids fitted and motor rewound, 2010/11.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches. gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming, with 2 x additional portlights on aft edge of coachroof. lewmar opening hullports. large window fitted into transom.
By lewmar – all self-tailing. in cockpit: 2 x #65 primaries, 2 x #52, 2 x#43, 2 x #16 (main traveller), 1 x #52 (halyards), 1 x #43 (main furling). on mast: 1 x #53 by antal – self-tailing: 1 x #44, new 2010/11
Simpson d175 traditional davits, 175kg max load, new 2010/11.
Sprayhood to main companionway, new 2010/11. bimini (can be used when sailing), new 2010/11.
Deck equipment – general
Cockpit table in varnished teak and stainless steel with folding leaves, new 2010/11. cockpit cushions, new 2010/11.
Osculati light alloy passerelle, new 2010/11. fold-down boarding/bathing ladder in stainless steel on transom. outboard motor bracket cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker anchor wash in anchor locker.
Rig and sail handling
Mast and rigging
Cutter rig. hood stoway in-mast furling system. mast and boom stripped and repainted, 2010/11. solid rod kicker/vang. hydraulic backstay adjuster. new standing and running rigging, 2010/11.
Furlex furling systems on both headsails (300s and 400s).
Single spinnaker poles, with twin sidewinder heel hoists. (second spinnaker pole in need of repair)
Furling mainsail, 10.3oz furling yankee, 9.3oz with uv strip and foam luff furling staysail, 11.9oz with uv strip and foam luff all in challenge high modulus cloth, new 2010/11.
Furling mainsail, dacron. furling staysail, dacron. storm jib.
Furling mainsail, cruising mylar.
Furling yankee, cruising mylar.
Tri radial cruising chute and snuffer.
Nanni n4.115 4-cylinder diesel engine of 115hp, new 2007. engine hours: approx 470 @ aug 2011.
3-blade maxprop feathering.
Leece neville 80a (spare provided).
Fischer panda, 4kva. generator hours: approx 250 @ aug 2011.
Frigoboat compressor driven refrigerator and freezer.
Katadyne, giving 25 litres per hour.
Tankage and plumbing
800 litres (176 imp/208 us gallons) in 2 x grp tanks.
1000 litres (220 imp/260 us gallons) in 1 x grp tank.
From engine’s heat exchanger and immersion heater.
Pressurised hot and cold freshwater system
240v ac ring with 4 outlets.
5 x 95ah tudor tecnica batteries to domestic supply, new 2010/11. 1 dedicated to engine start. 1 dedicated to generator start.
Morvern battery charger. adverc “smart” charger. battery monitor (net current in/out, voltage of each bank, remaining domestic capacity). regulator system to prevent overcharging by wind/water turbine or solar panels.
30a dockside power cable. hubbell socket in skipper’s cabin.
Downlight type halogen lights in teak surrounds. flourescent lights and down-lights in each heads, as well as over the galley work surfaces. reading light for each berth. red halogen light at chart table.
Bow and stern navigation lights. steaming/deck floodlight. tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
Navigation and communication
Plastimo binnacle compass.
Raymarine st60 and st40 wind, log and depth.
Garmin 128 interfaced to radar and vhf.
Garmin gpsmap 720s touchscreen chart plotter, new 2010/11. pc interface for chart plotter software.
Raymarine rl700 radar.
Windex at masthead
Silva s10 dsc
Originally built to meet mca small commercial vessel code of practice to category 0 (unlimited cruising area), but not currently certificated.
2 x 10-person zodiacs with hydrostatic release units.
Mcmurdo e3 406/121.5.
Firdell blipper on mast.
Munster sims mk v hand pump (to all watertight compartments). rule 3700 electric in main bilge (14,000 lph).
Lifebuoys. danbuoy. webbing jackstays. lifesling. emergency tiller. emergency window blanks. grab bag.
Sea anchor and rode. spotlamp.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay, all renewed late 2010. fire/deck pump and hose.
Bombard aerotec inflatable v-hulled tender. tohatsu 9.8hp outboard motor. warps & fenders. fender blanket.
Crockery, cutlery and assorted cooking utensils. tools. assorted spares and manuals.
Suite B, Orwell House
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8NJ