MORNING STAR’s design is derived from cruising roots. Her owners had sailed thousands of miles in previous vessels and were in the process of selecting a builder for their ultimate offshore cruising yacht. From their experiences they brought many cruising ideas to Oyster’s design team. For example, the deck layout of twin wheels and a separate dining cockpit forward of the helms for guests was new. The concept ended up being so appealing it eventually became the standard of all Oyster designs today from 57 feet and up.
Perhaps one of the most useful features aboard is the ability to sit in the protected pilot saloon at the nav station and have a clear view of your surroundings while underway. Maintain a watch or enjoy a meal while your companion is right next to you in the upper settee. Being out of the weather, yet still able to adjust course or manipulate engine controls is a feature that any long-distance cruiser would appreciate. Other features, such as a fuel polishing system, fixed cockpit bimini frame, large cockpit hatch pass-thru, and twin anchor windlasses are just some of the long list of extras.
Inside and out, a great deal of thought has gone into MORNING STAR. Operated by a husband and wife team, MORNING STAR is easy to sail, easy to service, and easy to look after. With the owners being meticulous, the condition of the boat is near perfect. MORNING STAR has spent the last few winters stored inside under the professional care of Wayfarer Marine in Camden Maine. New 2017 Garmin radar/plotter system.
Look no further for a well-conceived cruising yacht. U.S. DUTY PAID.
Items in “Italics” note non-standard optional extras.
HULL: The fiberglass hull is laid-up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds-approved design specifications. Her outer hull laminate incorporates Kevlar from the bow section to midships. Topsides are insulated with high-density foam, then sealed with fiberglass.
HULL COLOR: White with blue cove line and boot top lines. Stern design incorporates a swim platform, finished in laid teak and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck, and fitted with a deep stainless steel bathing ladder.
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in teak. Essential features include teak grab rails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. Teak and holly cabin sole. Surfaces in galley are Avonite. Surfaces in heads are Avonite. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Alcantara upholstery. Lee screens on sea berths. OceanAir sky screens on all deck hatches. Fly screens on all opening hull and coach roof ports. Hella cabins fans.
LAYOUT (From Forward)
Huge walk around centerline Queen/King. Substantial drawer storage beneath berth. Two hanging lockers. Opening hull ports and Lewmar overhead hatches with Ocean Air blinds and screens. Full-length beveled edge mirror.
Basin with vanity mirror and storage. Separate shower stall. Overhead hatches.
Main living space features a large, curved C-shaped settee to starboard around an expanding teak table. The central table pedestal has storage within. Small saloon locker to port, and large locker to starboard.
Icemaker with designated inverter located forward of port settee in locker.
SHIP’S OFFICE/ COMMUNICATION CENTER:
To port of saloon. The desk has a flip-up section that reveals a laptop. Swivel chair on rotating pedestal. Chart table, locker, printer, Denon receiver, and bookshelf for ship’s manuals. This area used primarily for communication and personal office work. Electrical service panel located aft within easy reach. Battery isolation breakers.
Huge engine room under pilot saloon floor with 24 V lighting and extractor fans. Accessed via door from ship’s office area. Tool storage and sit-down butcher board workbench inside, with vise and cooling fan. Most machinery, plumbing and fuel manifolds located here, as well as fuel polishing system.
Comparable to a 70+ foot yacht. The galley is located aft of the saloon to starboard. There is a stainless steel, gimbaled Force 10 gas stove with (4) burners, grill and oven, twin sinks, and plentiful built-in lockers. Tall front-opening fridge outboard and top-opening freezer box. Microwave oven. Full-height pantry with (4) easy slide-out drawers, including a vented vegetable drawer at bottom, all with push locks for security at sea. All surfaces and upstands in Avonite.
STARBOARD AFT CABIN:
To starboard with twin berth, locker, drawers, hanging locker and under-berth lockers. Shares day head to port.
Located in aft hallway locker (new 2015)
PORT AFT STATEROOM:
Aft cabin has a double berth to port with under-berth drawers and hanging locker. There are numerous areas for storage. There is plenty of ventilation with two opening coach roof windows.
GUEST CABIN HEAD:
To port forward of the cabin, head with vanity and stall shower. There is also easy access to the watermaker control panel. This setup simplifies flushing membranes, making battery water and pickling the system, as it is next to a shower stall.
- (2) Maxwell 3500 anchor windlasses
- 110 lb. stainless steel Bruce main anchor (storm size) with 260’ of ½” stainless steel chain with 70’ of 1” rode at end
- Secondary anchor rode with chain lead and 1” yacht braid for use with backup anchors
- Additional windlass control switches with safety located at helm
- 90 lb. two-piece Bruce backup anchor
- 65 lb. Fortress backup anchor
- 75 PSI anchor wash-down pump
- Large sail locker allows for easy storage and quick deployment of spinnaker
- Storage for spare lines and halyards and the additional (2) spare anchors
HATCHES and PORTS
- Lewmar deck hatches
- Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming
- Gebo opening hullports
- Pilot saloon forward-opening windows with gas struts
WINCHES (all Lewmar self-tailing):
- (2) 64 2-speed electric primaries
- (2) 54 2-speed manual secondaries
- 54 2-speed electric mainsheet, boom vang, topping lift, outhaul
- 54 2-speed manual mainsail halyard
- (2) 54 2-speed manual winches on mast for halyards
- Simpson manual davits with belly bands
- Spray hood with connecting insert for bimini
- Bimini with fixed stainless steel frame and internal tensioning system
- Handholds integrated into bimini framework for safety
- Side and stern shades for bimini, essential for Caribbean cruising
- Cover for cockpit table
DECK EQUIPMENT – GENERAL:
- Cockpit table is teak with insulated ice box and folding leaves
- Cockpit cushions with closed-cell foam
- Bridge deck hatch to facilitate pass-through from galley or aft staterooms
- Large dorade boxes with Hood stainless steel ventilators
- Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker
- Oyster custom drop-down washboard system with screen
- Large capacity propane storage locker can hold (3) 50 lb. bottles
- One SIRS Marine Major compass mounted at each helm
SAILING INSTRUMENTS (All Simrad):
- (3) Multi displays
- (1) Wind display
- (1) Rpm display
PILOT SALOON NAV AREA:
- Garmin plotter, radar, GPS
- Simrad multi
- Simrad depth
AUTOPILOT (2 Sytems):
- Robertson autopilot with hydraulic ram controls at wheel and at pilot saloon navigation area (this system is over-specified for the boat)
- Second Whitlock mechanical autopilot connected directly to steering system
- Hard-wired remotes for both systems located under the main companionway near pilot saloon seating
- ICOM M604 VHF at upper pilot saloon navigation area
- ICOM VHF command mic handset at starboard pedestal
- ICOM 802 SSB radio
- Wide copper strip and twin large ground plates
- Longwire setup for SSB aerial with insulators
- Laptop PC on board with storage in ship’s office
All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.