Janus of London

  • 16.4 m
  • 2003
  • Oyster Yachts
  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • £395,000



Janus of London is a great example of the Oyster 53. Built and owned by the same family throughout she has only ever been used for private cruising.  Based in Sardinia and now Palma de Mallorca, Janus shows very well and has benefitted from a constant professional maintenance programme. 
The safe, sea going cockpit and easy to handle sail plan allow for extensive short handed cruising.  With incredibly spacious and comfortable accommodation there is plenty of room for family and friends in the VIP fwd cabin and stb bunk cabin.  A handy workshop with sea berth behind the nav station to port is ideal for passage making.  
Janus of London has very low hours for her age and it shows in her condition. She is for sale as the owner is moving away from yachting to pursue other interests.    

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: Oyster Yachts
  • Category: Cutter
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 2003
  • YearBuilt: 2003
  • Year Refit: N/A
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  • Tax Paid: VAT Unpaid
  • Country: Spain
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  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/7 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 53' 10" (16.40m)
  • LWL: 45' 8" (13.90m)
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  • Beam: 15' 4" (4.66m)
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  • Max Draft: 7' 4" (2.22m)
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  • Displacement: 22,250 Kilos
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  • Berths: 7
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 7
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
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  • Hull Material: GRP
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  • Hull Configuration: Bulb Keel
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  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
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HULL GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Hull colour white with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue. The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.  

KEEL High performance bulb keel.  

RUDDER Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.  

DECK Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core. Teak laid decks. Oyster deck saloon profile with ‘eyebrow’ styling. Bulwark finished with a teak capping rail with stainless steel open fairleads.  Mooring and cockpit cleats in polished stainless steel. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and pair of gateway midship stanchions close up to form the side-gates. Gate to pushpit. 3 x pairs of stainless steel fairleads – fitted into bulwarks. Stainless steel guard rails over forward dorade boxes. Stainless steel grabrails on cabin top. Stemhead fitting with twin bronze rollers. Chainplate assemblies. Forward anchor locker for chain stowage. Gas locker for 2 bottles. Large lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts and scuba tank brackets. Quarter pushpit seats in stainless steel and teak.  

STEERING Whitlock cable system with a remote pedestal incorporating a 1065mm (42") stainless steel wheel. Wheel covered in brown suede leather. Rocker type pedestal switches.  



GENERAL DESCRIPTION Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in American White 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. Chequer-board veneered floor panels, with a perimeter inlay line. Surfaces in galley and heads in Avonite - colour ‘Black Ice’. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Upholstery - saloon settees and navigator's seat in Pompeian Red Alcantara. Lee cloths to all sea berths. Oceanair Skyscreens to all hatches.  

From forward –   

FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN Forward accommodation provides a spacious double cabin in the bows, with centreline double berth, upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful clothes lockers and a hanging locker. Cabin mattress 2” latex laminate. The deck is accessible via the forehatch.  Stainless Steel book shelf.  

TWIN CABIN To starboard with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a vanity unit and a hanging locker.   

HEADS To port, accessed from the passageway and shared by the forward cabins, incorporating Jabsco electric toilet, washbasin and shower with curtain. Hansgrohe quality mixer taps and showers, together with matching towel rail, toothbrush holders, soap dispenser and mirror.  

SALOON  To starboard features an oval table with burr wood inlay with black perimeter line on top face and settee area, outboard of which, are a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport. Stitched panel seating. To port is a twoseater settee. The table incorporates a bottle locker in its base and opens to form a large dining table. The saloon is extremely light and airy, with seven windows of which two of the three forward ones open. There are also two opening hull portholes. A drinks locker is located in the forward port end of the saloon.  Slatted blinds to portholes, book shelf in Stainless steel, barometer and wall clock.  

NAVIGATION AREA  Customised around electronics and navigational instrumentation, flush mounted in a black, man-made leather fascia. The chart table fits half-folded Admiralty charts and a good size bookshelf outboard of this. AC and DC electrical panels are located aft of the navigator's seat. 2 extra blocks of 5 circuit breakers on panel.  

GALLEY  The galley is located to starboard of the cockpit, in the companionway to the aft cabin. Features twin stainless steel sinks, stowage is provided for crockery. A gimballed Force 10 FT60451 cooker in stainless steel, with 4 burners, grill and oven. A front-opening refrigerator and nearby coolbox and stainless steel combined 900W microwave / grill.  Avonite galley tops with upstands and stainless steel basin inserts.  Locker with wire drawers on runners.  

WORKSHOP  On the port-side with work bench and storage for tools. Bunk berth over the work bench with chest of draws. Large hinged doors provide superb access to engine compartment.  Hanging cupboard for clothing / wet gear, rail and hooks for life jackets and harnesses.  

OWNER’S STATEROOM WITH EN-SUITE HEADS  The aft cabin is configured with a double berth offset from the centreline, a curved settee, dressing table and a large hanging locker, with abundant drawer and locker space. Cabin mattress 2” latex laminate.  Headboard for double berth.  From this cabin there is access to the aft toilet and shower to starboard, also through to the galley to port



SOUND SYSTEM Pioneer DEH-P4500R with Pioneer 12 Disc CD Changer CDX-P1270 with speakers in the deck saloon and cockpit. Status Omni directional aerial at masthead TV and AM/FM.

Deck Equipment


ANCHORING 60m of 12mm calibrated galvanized chain. CQR 34kg (75lb). Lewmar Ocean 3 vertical capstain, 24V anchor windlass. Remote windlass control in cockpit. Partition in bow locker – stowage for additional anchor in bow locker. Fortress FX-55 spare anchor  

HATCHES AND WINDOWS Lewmar alloy-framed, silver-anodised deck hatches. Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coachroof sides. Custom alloy-framed deck saloon windows in toughened, smoked, 12mm glass – 2 forward windows open. Gebo opening portlights in cabins, WC’s and galley. Gebo long opening hullports in saloon. Long Gebo Econoline Portlight inc flyscreen & curtain – 2 off.  

WINCHES By Lewmar: Electric ST primary winches x2. #48 CEST self-tailing mainsheet winch. #48 CST two speed self-tailing main and genoa halyard winches on mast x2. #44 CST self-tailing reefing line winch, for mainsail reefing, on mast beneath gooseneck. #16 CST two speed, self-tailing mainsheet traveller control line winches x2.  

DAVITS Simpson davits Model #225. Davit belly bands.  

CANVASWORK  Large acrylic fold-down sprayhood over custom stainless steel hoops. Stainless steel grab rail to aft hoop of sprayhood - leather cover to sprayhood grabrail. Bimini, with cover for stowage with window. Wheel and pedestal cover. Cover for radar in cockpit. Foam backed mast cover.  

DECK EQUIPMENT – GENERAL Cockpit table, SS frame/GRP box – Varnished Stainless steel mug rack and grabrail on pedestal. Cockpit cushions with closed cell foam. Aft deck cushion in open cell foam. Hot & cold freshwater deck shower. Anchor deckwash pump in bow. Teak treads in two transom tread rungs. Hinged ladder on transom. Socket in transom for passerelle. Drop-down washboard. 2 x folding mast steps 1.2m from masthead. Docklines – 15m long, 16mm Octoplait. 100m of 16mm Octoplait spliced onto 10m of 12mm chain. Preventer lines on boom in spectra 12mm. 2 x folding Wichards for halyard stowage on side deck. 



MAST AND RIGGING  Cutter rigged inc. ST secondaries Lewmar 48 CST, tracks, rigging, halyard, clutch, furler & furling staysail. Hood Stoway mainmast with in-mast electric furling. Electric drive for Stoway Mast. Harken backstay tensioner – B503 – 12mm. Selden solid rod kicker/vang. Continuous stainless steel wire rigging for two spreader rig. Webbing jackstays and shackles. “No strike” ion dissipators at masthead. Flute-stopper upgraded with passarelle halyard and stainless steel bar. Squeezer, size 3-c with GRP bucket.  

HEADSAIL FURLING Harken Unit 3 headsail furling.  

SPINNAKER GEAR Package includes: Pole vertically stowed on mast with butt hoist winch, pole topping lift and fore guy, pair sheets, guy blocks and fittings. Block at masthead for spinnaker halyard.  

SAILS  By Dolphin: Mainsail DCP laminate tri-radial cut. Genoa DCP laminate tri-radial cut. Staysail DCP laminate tri-radial cut. 



ENGINE  Yanmar 4JH3-HTBE, 4-cylinder diesel engine (100hp). Yanmar KM4A gearbox. Engine hours: approx. 1135.8  Racor model 500 FG fuel filter and water separator. Standard service kit   

PROPELLER  Max-Prop 3-bladed 60cm (24”) feathering propeller. Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on prop shaft.  

ALTERNATORS  Yanmar alternator – 55A 12V for engine start battery. Mastervolt alternator – 150A 24V for domestic battery bank with Mastervolt Alpha regulator.  

GENERATOR  Westerbeke BTD 7.5 (7.5kW/220V/50Hz). Generator/Engine starting batteries “emergency” link. Fiddle on top of genset box.  

BOW THRUSTER  Sleipner 10hp tunnel bow thruster  

AIR CONDITIONNING AND HEATING 2 x Cruisair units providing 16,000 BTUs.  

REFRIGERATION  Frigomatic 24V, water-cooled refrigeration unit for frontopening galley refrigerator. Frigomatic 50F twin compressor freezer system for galley cool box.  

WATERMAKER Seafresh 204A220v AC watermaker (63l/hr) Standard spares kit 

Tankage and Plumbing


FUEL  850 litres (187 imp/224 US gallons) in a GRP tank.  

WATER  750 litres (165 imp/198 US gallons) in a GRP tank.  

HOT WATER  From an insulated 76 litre (16.7 imp / 20 US gallon) tanks heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater elements powered from dockside power.  

PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM Par CW 320 Twin Max Pump with pressure accumulator.  

HOLDING TANKS  Polypropylene gravity emptying holding tank fore and aft. Tank tender system for both tanks. 




RINGMAIN  Mains US 4 wire AC spec. Additional Clipsal 220v double outlet socket at chart table.  

BATTERIES  Bank of 4 x 6V (24V) 20 hour heavy duty ‘deep-cycle’ rated batteries give 230Ah for the domestic supply. Pair of 12V, 88Ah batteries for engine starting. Additional 230 Ah deep-cycle batteries (4x6V – 24V).  

BATTERY MANAGEMENT Mastervolt 150 Amp 24V alternator coupled with Mastervolt Alpha Pro regulator. Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/75 Charger including temp sensor. Mastervolt MICC unit controller.  

INVERTERS  220V MASS Sine Inverter 24/2500.  

SHOREPOWER  30A dockside power cable in 3-core double-insulated PVC, 18m in length. Hubbell socket in transom. Dockside end of cable fitted with 3-pin, 16 amp plug. Second shore socket and lead for aircon loads.  

LIGHTING Interior Halogen overhead lights. Cabin 'Glassline Minor' reading lights in chrome with ceramic shades. Flexible chart table light. Auto door lights to refrigeration and drinks locker.  Swivel Halogen lights over mirrors in forward and aft cabins. Red Nightlights – 1 in galley, in overhead at table. Engine room lighting.    

Exterior Aqua Signal navigation lights. Steaming/deck floodlight. Tri-white LED anchor/navigation light at masthead. Spreader lights. Boom light over cockpit table. 

Navigation and Communication


COMPASS(ES) S.I.R.S Major 150mm diameter compass.   

SAILING INSTRUMENTS  Pedestal Multi ST60 - Speed, Depth and Wind  Extra Multi ST60 at pedestal. Companionway Console ST60 Close hauled Chart table: ST60 MFD Extra Multi ST60 in aft cabin.  

GPS/ CHART PLOTTER / RADAR RayNav 300, 12-Channel, GPS interfaced to the Autopilot.  Raytheon RL80 C PLUS radar/plotter – 4kw radome. RL70 C PLUS radar/plotter repeater under sprayhood, in Navpod.  

AUTOPILOT  Raymarine Autohelm ST6001+ with 400G course computer and ST600R hand held control head for autopilot.  

WINDEX  Windex at VHF antennae at masthead.  

NAVTEX  ICS Navtex 6 Plus incl. GPS interface & ANT-6 aerial. 

VHF RADIO Raymarine Ray 230E Class D-DSC VHF radio-telephone with masthead antenna. Icom 802 transceiver with dropper and AAX5 aerial on mast. Copper strip for retrofit of SSB. 

SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Skanti Irridium system / aerial removed



LIFERAFT Eurovinil 8-person liferaft – next service September 2014. Eurovinil Zattera liferaft – next service March 2014 

EPIRB Mc Murdo 406-GPS 

RADAR REFLECTOR Firdell Blipper on mast. 

BILGE PUMPS Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy with Par hydro air switch. Henderson MkV double action bilge pump operated from cockpit. Whale Gulper Pumps (fore and aft) to evacuate Greywater system. 

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay. Fire Blanket 



Zodiac RIB 3.10. Yamaha F8 CMHS 4-Stroke outboard. Heyco toolkit – large. 

Oyster stainless steel cutlery. 

Oyster custom Wedgwood bone china crockery. 

Comprehensive inventory of assorted spare parts. 

4 x large fenders 

6 x Ocean Safety Professional lifejackets 

6 x Crew Saver Safety harnesses 

2 x double teather harnesses  

Climbing harness / Bosuns chair 


BBQ Cockpit 


Spinaker Halyard and snap shackle Spare Genoa Halyard Snatch Block size 3 406 

EPIRB SOS Grab bag Felco wire cutters 

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

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Inventory not verified by owner. 

 Issue 2 (OO/OT/cd) 

In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only.  We are informed that this sale is not related to the Owner’s business, trade or profession.  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 to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.