The Holeman & Pye Oyster 37 is a true cruiser-racer, not to be confused with the cruising orientated Oyster 37 Heritage. Designed in the era of IOR rules the hull shape is classic of its time with nipped in ends, a generous beam aft of midships and the tumbleholme topsides. All designed to maximise performance under the IOR rating system. With her powerful masthead rig, featuring hydraulic tensioners the Oyster 37 was at the cutting edge of technology during the brief production run between 1979 and 1981.
PRIME CUT is understood to have been built by the company to compete in the tragic 1979 Fastnet event. The boat built from new with the optional hydraulic tensioners, larger winches and wheel steering. Sadly for sale due to bereavement, she is in need of some TLC to bring her back to full crusing or racing trim. She does benefit from significant investment in recent years with her inventory including:
PRIME CUT would make an excellent and highly-capable cruiser/racer for somebody with some time to invest. Lying ashore in North Argyll she is available to view by appointment.
Joinery work below decks made from teak faced plywood with solid teak trims, finished in a varnish. Headlining and bulkheads finished in an off-white vinyl. Plywood soles.
Description of accommodation from forward:
Forepeak - Two single berths in traditional V-berth configuration. In-fill section to create double berth. Shelves running length of berth outboard, overhead. Bin type storage lockers beneath berth. Single large opening deck hatch.
Heads - To starboard, aft of forepeak. Compartment finished in laminate faced plywood with varnished hardwood trims. Manual Lavac marine toilet outboard. Countertop with inset wash hand basin forward. Vanity lockers below wash hand basin and outboard. Two generous hanging lockers are provided opposite the heads to port.
Saloon - Bench settee to port with a U-shaped settee to starboard. Both settees convert to single berths. Infill section can be fitted to create a double to starboard. Lockers outboard, overhead of the starboard settee forward and aft with fiddled bookshelf between. Locker outboard, overhead of the port settee, forward with open storage area aft. Seatback panels are removable to allow access to cave lockers behind.
Galley - To port of the companionway. U-shaped galley. Double stainless steel sinks forward. Gimbal mounted gas cooker outboard. Built-in top-loading fridge outboard, aft of cooker. Storage lockers outboard of worktop and beneath.
Nav Station - Forward facing chart table with navigators seat. B&G GPS and Raymarine plotter mounted forward of table. Chart storage within table and bosuns drawer and locker beneath. Additional storage provided outboard and aft of navigators seat.
Quarter Berth - Accessed through small opening aft of Nav station.
The boat is reported to require re-wiring. The circuits providing power for the water pump, navigation instrumentation and fridge are all currently inoperative.
In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.