Oyster 655 Matawai

  • 20.6 m
  • 2008
  • Oyster Yachts
  • Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • $1,650,000


The Oyster 655, designed by Rob Humphreys, is one of the new g5 generation of cutting edge Oysters, utilising carbon fibre and Kevlar to keep to keep weight to a minimum. The 655 has been designed to cruise the world’s oceans in comfort and style with an emphasis on performance. The 655 is a powerful, responsive yacht, equally at home providing thrills on the race course or a comfortable long distance cruising platform. In terms of detail and finish, the Oyster 655 is difficult to fault. 

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  • Builder: Oyster Yachts
  • Category: Cutter
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  • Model Year: 2008
  • YearBuilt: 2008
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  • Tax Paid: US Duty Paid
  • Country: United States
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  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 67' 8" (20.60m)
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  • State Rooms: 4
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  • Captains Quarters: No
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  • Hull Material: GRP
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  • Manufacturer: Perkins
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e Oyster 655, designed by Rob Humphreys, is one of the new g5 generation of cutting edge Oysters, utilising carbon fibre and Kevlar to keep to keep weight to a minimum. The 655 has been designed to cruise the world’s oceans in comfort and style with an emphasis on performance. The 655 is a powerful, responsive yacht, equally at home providing thrills on the race course or a comfortable long distance cruising platform. In terms of detail and finish, the Oyster 655 is difficult to fault.


GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Hull laminate incorporating Kevlar and carbon fibre. Built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European union’s recreational craft directive (EURCD) to meet design category A – ‘Ocean’. Hull colour white with cove line and double boot top lines in Reichold black. The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.

High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel. 

Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.

Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core. 
Teak laid decks.
Oyster deck saloon profile with ‘g5’ styling. 
The deck edge incorporates a bulwark which facilitates relatively flat side decks. The top of the bulwark is clean GRP finish with a new, modern and stylish rolled edge. Ample C-Quip stainless steel folding cleats with extra pair on aft bulwark for stern-to mooring. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and gateway midship stanchions. 
Stainless steel hinging boarding ladders, close up to form the side-gates. Gate to pushpit. Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon. 
Liferaft stowage built into pushpit. 
Stern quarter seats incorporated into pushpit.
Lazarette locker with twin gas struts and stainless steel rail for rope stowage. 
Gas locker for 2 x 13kg (28lb) bottles.

Twin lectern-style pedestals with 46” Mini-Maxi stainless steel wheels with brown suede leather covers. Stainless steel mug racks on each pedestal.


47kg (105lb) CQR main anchor. 30kg (66lb) Danforth anchor. Spare 350’ anchor rode (new 2012). 10m 12mm chain and 100m 18mm warp. Lewmar 3000 vertical gypsy/drum windlass with remote control switch on port pedestal.

6 x Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches plus additional hatches over cabins and heads according to MCA regulations. Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming. Gebo opening hullports.

Harken self-tailing 
2 x 3-speed electric primaries. 
2 x 2-speed secondaries. 
1 x 2-speed electric mainsheet. 
1 x 2-speed traveller control. 
1 x 2-speed reefing control line. 
1 x 2-speed genoa and staysail halyard. 
Deck-mounted electric halyard.

Cooney composite davits to take 400kg load with strengthening webs bonded in lazarette.

All in Sunbrella Dune. 
Sprayhood to main companionway. 
Bimini, including fixtures and fittings and canvas stowage bag. 
Covers for cockpit table and dual-helm pedestals. 
Cockpit; foredeck; helm seats; pushpits cushions. 
Cockpit cushions in Sunbrella, with Ezdri foam in Dune. Cockpit throw pillows. 
Dual wheel covers in elkhide. 
Dodger with elkhide grab bar. 
Full sectional bimini from dodger to helm. 
Side curtains and aft sectional awning for mooring or aft deck. 
Forward awning over sun pads.

Deck equipment – General 
Cockpit table – teak and stainless with refrigerated coolbox. 
Carbon passerelle with socket in top stem of transom. 
Stainless steel bathing ladder. 
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker plus freshwater hose outlet. Electric 24V DC water pump with suction hose from cockpit to sea, emission hose and nozzle long enough to reach all cabins to meet MCA fire fighting regulations. 
Oyster custom drop-down washboard system.



General description 
Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in oak with Oyster ‘millennium’ styling. Designed to be modern and co-ordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
Cabin sole in ‘chequer-board’ style teak. 
Cantalupi night/courtesy lighting for companionway steps and each step in saloon area and master cabin with entry switch at top of companionway (new 2012). 
Custom shelving in galley, master cabin lockers and electronics lockers (new 2012). Saloon and passageway sole boards totally refinished (new 2012). 
Additional Cantalupi recessed lighting added in master head and over the navigation table (new 2012). 
Galley surfaces in Avonite Night Pearl satin finish with routered drainage grooves. 
Heads surfaces in Avonite Kaleidoscope satin finish. 
Headlining in off-white vinyl. 
Upholstery – Alcantara anthracite in saloon and chic grey in cabins. 
Lee screens on sea berths. 
Curtains/blind system to all cabins. 
Deck saloon Skysol blinds. 
Oceanair Skyscreens to all deck hatches. 
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports. 
7 x 24V Caframo fans.

From forward – 

Sail locker 
In forepeak, accessed from deck hatch as well as watertight door to forecabin. This cabin can also be used as crew accommodation for two with twin pipecot berths.

Double guest cabin 
Double berth, outboard locker, four large drawers and lockers under berth, hanging locker and door to en-suite heads.

En suite heads
With flush-mounted shower rose in headlining panel aft of door to focsle, large Vacuflush (500 Series) linked to freshwater supply, basin and stowage.

Twin cabin 
To port, a twin berth crew cabin fitted with lockers beneath the lower berth, a hanging locker and locker with shelves.

Day heads 
To port with shower compartment, heads and basin.

Featuring a large, curved L-shaped settee to starboard and a shorter curved settee to port. Central to the L-shaped settee is a fixed table with a fold-over leaf to double its size to the port side to allow comfortable seating for eight. Two solid teak Kingsley Bates folding chairs for dining table extension. Locker with bottle stowage housed in table. Lockers outboard and behind saloon settee backs as well as storage lockers beneath the seats. Book rack and lockers for stowage of Oyster crockery and glasses. Electric lift mount for TV in port side hullport recess. Bosch WVT1260 washer drier installed in the saloon

U-shaped with good worktop space, S/S Force 10 gourmet 3-burner stove and oven; custom gimballed with protective S/S grab bar across front (new 2012). Custom galley S/S backsplash, full length of sink bulkhead (new 2012).. Front-opening fridge and top opening freezer. Microwave oven and browner Panasonic NNV673S 900W. Seagull purifier water system, which also supplies ice maker, with dedicated faucet.

Navigation area
Aft of saloon to starboard with bookshelf, chart table to accommodate a folded Admiralty chart, areas for electronics displays and main electrical switch panels. Sony 19” PC screen linked to Furuno BB.

Guest cabin 
With twin berths with hanging locker and set of drawers. Ventilated by a hullport and overhead coachroof port.

Owner’s stateroom 
Double berth offset to port of the centreline with under-berth drawers, dressing table and a pair of large hanging lockers with abundant drawer and locker space. Sea berth with trotter box to starboard. This cabin also has its own companionway hatch from the aft deck with a ladder offset to starboard. Twin book racks. 26” LCD TV mounted on forward bulkhead. Closet shelves lee cloth added (2012).

En-suite heads 
With separate shower stall, large Vacuflush (500 Series) linked to freshwater supply, basin and stowage.

Engine Room
3 x access doors to engine room from aft passage.


Sound system 
Bose Lifestyle 48D in starboard saloon aft locker with x 4 Bose cube speakers and central speaker sub woofer. 2 x pair waterproof BOSE cockpit speakers.

32” LCD Sony in saloon and 26” LCD in aft cabin. 26”LCD in aft cabin. Status TV/FM omni-directional antenna at masthead. Play Station 3 linked to saloon TV, located in DVD locker. DVD Player Bose 3-2-1 DVD/CD in aft cabin.


Mast and rigging 
Rig pulled and inspected summer 2014 Cutter rig. 
White-painted Halls mast with hydraulic furling including inboom reversing outhaul. 
Solid vang. 
Hydraulic backstay legs and rams. 
Standing rod rigging.

Headsail furling 
Reckmann hydraulic headsail furler. 
Reckmann hydraulic staysail furler.

Spinnaker gear 
Cruising chute package with single carbon pole stowed vertically on mast, halyard, sheets, blocks, topping lift and downhaul.

North Sails Genoa, staysail and in-mast mainsail in Spectra Gatorback S295TX. 
G2 gennaker – nylon gradient Norlon 150 inc snuffer.


Perkins Sabre M185C – 6 cylinder 187hp main engine with 24V start.

Engine Hours
Approximately 3,493 hours at March 2017.

3-bladed 30” diameter Brunton feathering prop. 
Ambassador AM20 rope cutter on shaft.

40A 24V alternator for start battery charging and Mastervolt 150A 24V high output alternator for domestic battery charging controlled by a Mastervolt Alpha Pro Regulator.

Onan 17.5kva with e-QD digital display system

Generator Hours
Approximately 3,060 hours at March 2017

Maxpower CT325 – 18hp tunnel bowthruster with eyebrow.

Lewmar 400 commander system located in sail locker to operate headsail furling, staysail furling, ,mainsail furling and mainsail outhaul.

Air conditioning 
220V Cruisair system, giving a total of 64,000 BTUs.

Frigomatic 24V refrigeration, direct water-cooled for cockpit table, 24V DC W50 F for galley fridge with keel cooler, and Frigomatic 24V DC W50 F twin compressors with twin plate for freezer box. U-Line SS95 icemaker – powered by main inverter and water supply from Seagul Purifier.

Seafresh 206A – 220V AC watermaker producing 104 litres per hour.


1,900 litres approx (418 Imp/502 US gallons) in 2 GRP tanks.

1600 litres approx (350 IMP/422 US gallons) in 2 GRP tanks.

Tank tender gauges 

Hot Water 
From an insulated 73 litre (16 IMP/19 US gallon) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.25kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.

Pressurised hot and cold freshwater system 

Holding tanks 
Three gravity discharge polypropylene toilet holding tanks for each of 3 heads, fitted with Wema gauges.


Flush-mounted SIRS Marine Major 150mm diameter compass at each pedestal. 
Hand bearing compass.

Sailing instruments 
B&G H3000 CPU giving speed, depth, wind speed and analogue direction at each pedestal and chart table. 
B&G remote vision and base stations fore/aft. 
Companionway console: 
B&G 20/20 display x 4. 
Starboard pedestal: 
Furuno Navnet III 12” waterproof display, linked blackbox for radar/plotter.

Furuno Navnet III blackbox radar/plotter linked to screen at chart table with separate keypad/trackball control. AIS receive only input.

Simrad monochrome graphic pilot display on port pedestal to operate Whitlock Mamba Dri

Windex at masthead.

ICS Nav 7 GMDSS Navtex.


2 x Beaufort Lifeguard 4-man liferafts. (Inspection good until April 2019).

Radar reflector 
Sea-Me active radar transponder on masthead with control at chart table. 
Echomax 230r radar reflector on mast above radar dome.

Bilge pumps 
Par 34600 electric and Henderson MkV manual.

Deck safety 
Horseshoe lifebuoys / with lights. 
Webbing jackstays. 
MOB button. 
Emergency tiller. 
Preventer lines fixed on main boom to attach to lazy pole downhaul guy. 
Forghorn on mast. 
In-line ¼ turn valves to water and fuel tank breathers.

New Safety Equitment 
16 Solas approved hydrostatic inflatable life vests with integral harnesses, strobes, whistles, tethers and jacklines; 8 with additional flashlights; knives; SRS AJS PAB; PLB’s. 8 adult offshore PFD’s; 2 child offshore PDF’s. 
Stanchion mounted hydrostatic release EPIRB. Stanchion mounted pair of life rings. Stanchion mounted strobes x2. Stanchion mounted MOB pole. 
Stanchion mounted life sling with block and tackle. 
ARC ditch bag: 
Iridium phone 
Signal mirror 
Waterproof flashlight (SOS) 
Emergency VHF 
E-tech GPS 
PUR watermaker 
Flares (assorted) 
Medical kits 
Hypothermia blankets/suits 
Hand crank strobe 
Drogue and rode 
Fishing gear 
Bailer/water collector 
Radar reflector
Marine SAR receiver RDF 
Emergency VHF antennas x 2 
Flashlights and hand held spotlights 
2 Life vests (hydrostatic release) 
Heaving lines 
Handheld GPS 
Handheld compass

Other safety features 
Fire shutters to engine space intake/discharge ductings with remote operation. 
Auto fire protection in rear of AC/DC electrical panel. 
Gas detector in galley with 2 x sensors. 
Fire extinguishers 
8 mounted fire extinguishes and automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.

Bilge level alarm at pedestals and LED indicator at main DC panel. 
Gas alarm.


Warps and fenders. 
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery. 
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery. 
4-brick safe. 
Heyco marine tool kit. 
Assorted spares and manuals. T
wo adjustable spotlights, one on each Sat mast, custom installed with waterproof switch under aft step. 
Anchor stemhead fitting; custom S/S pin and strap support added. 
Mega fenders, lines and covers x10 (new 2012). 
Dock lines x8; anchor snubber; towing bridle with customintegrated chafe guards, eyes, and bitter end whipping (new 2012). 
13’ AB tender with console and Yamaha 15HP engine; battery and charge; Garmin GPS/chart plotter and depth gauge and standard Horizon VHF (new 2012).

NB All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.


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