Flagship Oyster of her time with classic good looks. Traditional offshore cruiser with fantastic blue water capability. Easily handled cutter rig setup with electric in-mast furling. Teak joinery with six berths in three cabins. Price just reduced!!!
**Available for co-brokerage only on request**
Year : 1987
Design : Holman & Pye in association with Oyster Marine
Rig : Cutter rig with in-mast furling
Accommodation : Six berths in three cabins
Joinery : Teak
Lying : Malta
LOA : 16.15m (53’00”)
LWL : 13.08m (42’11”)
Beam : 4.80m (15’9”)
Draft : 2.13m (7’0”)
Displacement : 22,680kg (50,000lb)
NB : all dimensions are aqpproximate
Broker's Comments :
First launched in 1986, the Holman and Pye (HP) Oyster 53 was the flagship of the Oyster range at that time. Sixteen were launched before Oyster modified the stern by fitting a sugar scoop, a design change that led to the creation of the legendary Oyster 55. The stern apart, the Oyster HP53 shares most of the design features of the 55 – a balanced hull form, generous overhangs and moderate freeboard with a gentle shearline all combine to give the 53 an attractive profile, and make her a wonderful sea-boat. Traditional Oyster offshore cruising features like the encapsulated lead keel, the full-length rudder skeg, keel stepped mast and single skin hull construction make the HP53 an attractive choice for bluewater sailing. Most HP53s were rigged as cutters, although we launched three ketches, and all have superb hand finished interior joinery, usually in teak.
Oyster Cove is hull number 08, launched in 1987. She is easy to handle with her cutter rig and in-mast furling, she has six berths in three cabins, and her interior joinery is in teak, giving a traditional hard-wearing finish.
She has been regularly updated and represents a great opportunity to acquire a bluewater thoroughbred at an attractive price.
The items in italic highlight the non-standard items fitted during the build programme or added by the owner thereafter.
HULL NUMBER : 55/08
HULL CONSTRUCTION :
GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.
HULL FINISH :
Hull colour white with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue. Teak rubbing strake hull polished in 2011
Epoxy treatment for Osmosis in 2003.
DECK CONSTRUCTION :
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
DECK FINISH :
Teak laid decks, re-conditioned in 2007. Perforated aluminium alloy toerail.
Encapsulated fin keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
CQR 34kg main anchor with approximately 90m of chain.
Lighthouse horizontal anchor windlass.
Lewmar deck hatches.
Framed deck saloon windows – forward windows open.
Lewmar opening ports.
Tinted acrylic companionway washboards, top one with louvre and retaining lanyard.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed opening hullports.
Lewmar opening portlights.
Custom-made, alloy-framed, black powder-coated deck saloon windows in toughened
smoked 8mm glass. (Two forward deck saloon windows open, central forward window is fixed).
Sprayhood to main companionway including windows, blue – new 2009.
Cover for cockpit table, pedestal and wheel.
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.
Stainless steel U-bolts for safety harness attachment.
Johnson 5hp outboard motor.
Simpson 6A stainless steel davits.
Extra alloy mooring and cockpit cleats.
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and stanchions. Gate to pushpit.
Teak grabrails atop deck saloon.
Stainless steel granny bars and dorade guard rails.
Liferaft on forward deck in chocks.
Stainless steel posts at stern for navigation/communications antennae.
Stowage compartment at forward end of anchor locker for kedge warp and chain
Lazarette locker with flush fitting laid teak hatch.
Gas locker with drainage for 2 large domestic size bottles.
RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST AND RIGGING :
Rig – cutter. Spars painted white.
Keel stepped, double spreader mast.
Hood Stoway mainmast furling gear with electric drive. New motor 2009.
Boom vang / preventer.
Seaway hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Stowage tracks x 2 on mast.
Standing rigging stainless steel – all replaced and upgraded to 12mm in 2009.
HEADSAIL FURLING :
Profurl furling on head stay, new in 2008.
Profurl furling on cutter stay, new in 2008.
2 x #65 two-speed self-tailing primary winches.
2 x #52 two-speed self-tailing secondary winches.
1 x #43 two-speed mainsheet winch.
1 x #46 two-speed main halyard winch.
1 x #52 three-speed self-tailing genoa halyard winch.
2 x #16 self-tailing mainsheet traveller winch.
1 x 46 EST electric winch at cockpit to handle genoa furling line.
SPINNAKER GEAR :
Single spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast.
Package includes chainplates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet,
guy, fore guy and all required blocks.
By North Sails Dracon – all new in 2008:
Two spinnakers with sleeves, 1997 – lightly used.
Storm jib – little if ever used.
By Doyle Spectra
Full spare set of sails – 1997.
Six berths in three cabins, and stand-by berth in saloon.
Interior joinery finished in teak and teak faced ply, soft radiused corners.
All interior joinery revarnished in 2006.
Cabin sole in teak and holly. Sole stripped and varnished in 2006. Floor pulls chromed in 2006.
Surfaces in galley light blue Formica and heads in white Formica.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Light blue cloth upholstery.
Curtains to windows in saloon.
12V and 110V extractor fan over cooker.
Lee screens on sea berths.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN :
With ‘V’ berths, hanging locker and ample stowage. New upholstery in 2011.
GUEST CABIN :
With upper and lower berths to port and settee to starboard, mirror on locker door, small dressing table and chair.
To starboard with washbasin and Jabsco manual toilet - new 2008.
With dinette to starboard with curved settee and custom-built solid teak swivel table, two
portable chairs, bar, stowage and settee to port.
Trotter box which converts to sea berth.
AIR CONDITIONING :
2 x Cruisair model 16,000SMX II, reverse cycle system – heating and aircon, water
cooled with pumps, controls and ducts, new in 1996.
To starboard with plentiful storage space.
SINKS : Twin stainless steel sinks that discharge directly overboard via gravity through a seacock.
COOKER/HOB : Stainless steel Force 10 3-burner gas cooker with electric solenoid.
Grill and oven, with manual gas shut-off valve is fitted adjacent to the cooker. Outboard
of the cooker is an opening hull port for added ventilation.
A fiddle rail is fitted around the top of the cooker, which incorporates a pair of adjustable
A harbour lock and cooker crash bar are fitted and the cooker is housed in a
moulded GRP surround with radiused comers for ease of cleaning.
Galley strap securing points.
MICROWAVE : Microwave – Sharp Carousel.
REFRIGERATION/FREEZER : Top opening fridge and freezer. Rich Beers Marine fridge and freezer with 120V / holding plates, two compressors, two systems, water cooled - new 1996
WASHER/DRYER : Bendix washer / dryer.
NAVIGATION AREA :
To port with large instrument display panel, electrical panel and half Admiralty chart
sized solid teak chart table.
To port with washing machine / dryer and shower.
OWNER'S STATEROOM :
With two large single berths, bureau between, two hanging lockers and good stowage.
Dressing table, mirror and safe.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER :
Situated to starboard with Jabsco manual toilet and holding tank - new 2008.
AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT :
SOUND SYSTEM :
FM radio / cassette player with two cabin speakers.
Pair of waterproof speakers in cockpit.
Panasonic combi unit built in.
Perkins 92B, 80hp diesel engine, new in 2009. With heavy duty gear box.
Twin Racor filter system, change over switch and pressure gauge – new 2009.
ENGINE HOURS :
Approximately 700 hours at August 2019.
Mase 8kW generator and Yanmar Engine – new in 2009.
GENERATOR HOURS :
Approximately 200 hours at August 2019.
Three blade Maxprop feathering propeller. Cutlass bearing – new in 2008.
High capacity 24V alternator.
BOW THRUSTER :
Vetus 7hp – 24V. New in 2009.
STEERING SYSTEM :
Edson steering. System overhauled 2009.
Steering cables new 2009.
SK Engineering watermaker, 1895 litres per day - new 1996.
TANKAGE AND PLUMBING:
1,420 litres approximately (312 Imp gallons/375 US gallons) in two GRP tanks.
795 litres approximately (175 Imp gallons/210 US gallons) in one GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES :
Tank tender gauge.
HOT WATER :
120V water heater.
Insulated tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled
120V, immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
HOLDING TANKS :
Holding tanks to aft head.
SHIP'S SUPPLY :
RING MAIN :
110V AC mains converted to US Standard with distribution panels, all new in 1996.
Step-down transformer installed to also allow use of European 220V shore power.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS :
110V in Galley.
8 x 6V Roll S290 batteries – to be installed October 2019
BATTERY MANAGEMENT :
Sterling Pro-charger Ultra 24V – to be installed October 2019.
Marinco shore power.
INTERIOR LIGHTING :
Downlight type lights in polished chrome finish, with downlighters over reading areas.
Reading light for each berth.
Red night lights throughout accommodation.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING :
Bow and stern navigation lights.
Masthead tri-colour light.
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION :
Plastimo compass on binnacle.
SAILING INSTRUMENTS :
B & G wind speed / direction with repeater.
B & G depth sounder with repeater.
Furuno GP-32 GPS.
Simrad 24 Mile Radar.
Autohelm 6000 autopilot and electric drive unit.
CHART PLOTTER :
Autohelm Navcentre 600 chart plotter.
Clipper Navtex – new 2010.
Windex at masthead.
VHF RADIO :
Standard Horizon GX 3000E – new 2009.
Seago 6-man life raft – new 2009.
Fast Find 406 MHZ EPRIB – new 2010.
RADAR REFLECTOR :
Firdell blipper on mast.
BILGE PUMPS :
3 x electric bilge pumps.
Manual bilge pump.
DECK SAFETY :
Emergency steering system.
Stainless steel tiller.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS :
Various fire extinguishers and automatic fire extinguisher in engine room.
Valiant 250 mini RIB – 2.5m.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Assorted crockery and cutlery for 6 persons.
Assorted kitchen utensils.
NB: All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
Viewing through Oyster Brokerage.
Inventory verified by the owner.
Issue 2 (GK/OA/AV)
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.
A prospective Buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate, at their own 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. Life-saving appliances do not form part of the inventory and it is for the buyer to ensure they are in date and suitable for their purposes.