• 16.4 m
  • 2003
  • Oyster Yachts
  • United Kingdom
  • £339,000


The Oyster 53 was designed to carry a family across the Worlds Oceans in comfort and safety, whilst being easy to handle by a couple. Jarina benefits from a comprehensive specification of upgrades for long distance cruising. Beautifully finished below decks in hand-crafted teak joinery, with 6 berths in 3 cabins and a large sail locker forward. Early viewing recommended.

I have had the most fantastic 12 years of sailing on “Jarina” with my family, friends and on my own. So many highlights that it is impossible to mention them all, in actual fact every trip I did was an amazing highlight.  I have sailed, motor sailed and motored in stunning weather and also in extremely bad weather over 30000nm including two Atlantic crossings and never was I worried about the safety of the crew or “Jarina”, she is just absolutely amazing. If I ever do buy another yacht it will be nothing but an OYSTER.  

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  • Builder: Oyster Yachts
  • Category: Cutter
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  • Model Year: 2003
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  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 53' 10" (16.40m)
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  • State Rooms: 3
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  • Captains Quarters: No
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  • Hull Material: GRP/Wood
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  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
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HULL NUMBER Oyster 53/29. 

HULL CONSTRUCTION Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin. 

HULL FINISH White hull with cove line and boot top line in standard Oyster blue. 

DECK CONSTRUCTION Moulded in GRP with balsa core. 

DECK FINISH Teak laid decks, varnished teak capping rail.  Stainless steel rub rail to teak toe rail. 

KEEL High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel. 

RUDDER Fully protected skeg-hung rudder. 

STERN DESIGN ‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck. 

EURCD Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean. 



ANCHOR Spade stainless steel anchor with 100m of 12mm stainless steel chain.  Spare CQR 34kg (75lb) anchor.  Fortress FX37 kedge anchor.  Sea Break anchor.  

WINDLASS Lewmar Ocean 3 24V electric anchor windlass.  

DECK ACCESS Gateway stanchions to port and starboard.  Fold-down stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder and two stainless steel steps for access to stern deck.  

HATCHES Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway. Lewmar alloy-framed, silver-anodised deck hatches. Alloy-framed saloon windows in toughened, smoked 12mm glass with two forward windows opening. Gebo alloy-framed opening ports in coachroof and opening hullports. Opening ports in cockpit to galley and cockpit to workshop.  

CANVASWORK Fold down companionway sprayhood in grey PVC with leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end. Bimini. Covers for cockpit table and pedestal. Cockpit cushions. Cap rail covers. Winch covers. Saloon window cover for outside.  

DECK PLUMBING Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in starboard transom locker.  Anchor deckwash pump in bow.  

COCKPIT Teak-laid cockpit. Stainless steel mug rack and grabrail on pedestal.  

COCKPIT TABLE Varnished cockpit table with stainless steel frame.  

STEERING Whitlock “Athena” pedestal with 1.065m (42”) leather covered stainless steel steering wheel. 

DAVITS Whittall 220kg davits. 

GENERAL Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit. Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel. Stainless steel fairleads, mooring and cockpit cleats. 10 x spare stainless steel cleats. Stainless steel grabrails on cabin top. Folding passerelle. Aluminium bow sprit. Large lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts to lid. Recessed anchor locker on foredeck with hinged lids. Sail locker. Large locker within aft deck for stowage of 2 x 6kg gas bottles. Built-in, large stowage locker at aft end of coachroof for stowage of deck gear and liferaft. Stainless steel aerial pole on transom. 



MAST and RIGGING Cutter rig.  Hood Stoway mast with electric drive.  Selden solid rod kicker.  Harken B503 manual backstay adjuster.  Jumper struts.  Stainless steel 1x19 wire rigging.  Preventer lines.  Running back stays.  

HEADSAIL FURLING  Reckmann FF90 electric furling gear to headsail. FORESTAY Harken furling MK111 2,5 to inner forestay.  

WINCHES Lewmar Ocean winches inc:   2 x #64 CEST electric two speed self-tailing primaries.   2x #48 CST two speed self-tailing secondaries.   1 x #48 CEST electric self-tailing mainsheet.   2 x #48 CST two speed, self-tailing main & genoa halyards on mast.   2 x #16 CST two speed, self-tailing mainsheet traveller.  

SPINNAKER GEAR Spinnaker package with single spinnaker pole vertically stowed on mast. Package includes chainplates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks.  

SAILS In-mast furling mainsail. Doyle Sails.  Genoa #1.  Dolphin Sails  2 x Staysail. Dolphin Sails  MPS and snuffer.  Gennaker #1.  



GENERAL Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in teak. 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 soles in teak and holly ‘chequer-board’ style. Surfaces in galley and heads in Avonite, colour white. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Upholstery in Alcantara, colour blue. Lee screens on sea berths. Curtain system to windows in all cabins. Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches. Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports. Fans x 8.  Not installed  

FORWARD HEADS Accessed from both forward cabins, with Jabsco electric WC, pump shower, washbasin and storage. Avonite counter tops.  

PORT FORWARD With upper and lower berths, lockers, a vanity unit and hanging locker. TWIN CABIN   

STARBOARD With three-quarter berth, vanity unit, 2 clothes lockers, a hanging locker and 4 large FORWARD DOUBLE drawers. CABIN  

SALOON Featuring a large folding table surrounded by a semi-circular settee to starboard.  Table is mounted on a substantial pedestal, which incorporates a bottle locker in its base.  Outboard of these are a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport.  To port is a two-seater settee. Glass cabinet.   

NAVIGATION AREA To port, with chart table and bookcase.  Chart table opens to provide stowage for half-folded Admiralty size charts.  This area is customised around the electronic equipment, which is strategically sited and flush mounted in a matt black, leather-look fascia.  

WORKSHOP To port with work surface and lockers.   U-Line ice maker.   

GALLEY Work surfaces in Avonite with upstands.  

 SINKS Twin stainless steel sinks.  

 HOB/COOKER Force 10 4-burner cooker with grill and oven.  

 MICROWAVE Combined microwave oven and grill.  Abundant stowage.  

 REFRIGERATOR/ Glacier Bay 24V fridge and freezer.  FREEZER   

 WASHER/DRYER Bosch WVF2000 washer/dryer.   

OWNER’S STATEROOM Configured with double berth offset from the centreline, curved settee, dressing table, large hanging locker, and abundant drawer and locker space.  

EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER With Sealand Vacuflush large bowl WC, washbasin, and separate shower stall. 




 SALOON Cassius computer/entertainment system.  

 OWNER’S STATEROOM Sony stereo FM radio/CD and Sony TV in aft cabin with speakers in headlining.  

 COCKPIT Sony stereo FM radio/CD player with twin speakers and pair of waterproof speakers with   stainless steel covers.  

 TELEVISION Status Omni directional aerial mounted at masthead TV and AM/FM.   Additional Sony FM/CD player and TV. 



ENGINE Yanmar 4JH3-HTBE four-cylinder 100hp (74kW @ 3,800rpm) diesel engine.  Aquadrive shaft couplings.  Racor model 500FB fuel filter and water separator.  

ENGINE HOURS Approximately 4,380 hours at January 2017.  

PROPELLER 3-bladed 600mm (24") MaxProp feathering propeller.  

ROPE CUTTER Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on shaft.  

ALTERNATORS Yanmar alternator – 55A 12V for engine start battery.  Second alternator – 150A 24V charging domestic battery bank.  

GENERATOR Westerbeke BTD 7.5 generator.  

GENERATOR HOURS Approximately 2,409 hours at January 2017.  

BOWTHRUSTER Sleipner 10hp tunnel bowthruster.  

STEERING SYSTEM Whitlock cable system.  

AIR CONDITIONING/ 220V Cruisair reverse cycle system, comprising of 2 units to give a HEATING total of 16,000 BTU’s.  

WATERMAKER Seafresh watermaker giving 120 - 130 litres per hour.  

OIL CHANGE PUMP MARCO OCP 2/3 12/24 oil change pump for engine and generator. 

Tankage and Plumbing


FUEL 878 litres approximately (204 imp/244 US gallons) in one GRP tank. 

WATER 776 litres approximately (192 imp/231 US gallons) in one GRP tank. 

TANK TENDER GAUGES Tank tender gauges for fuel and water tanks. 

HOT WATER From an insulated approximately 76 litres (17 imp/20 US gallons) tanks heated by the engine’s heat exchanger or by 220V, 2kW immersion heater element. 


HOLDING TANKS Polypropylene holding tanks with gravity discharge – to both heads. 

GREY WATER Sump tanks forward and aft for discharge of showers and washbasins. 



 RINGMAIN 220V AC ring main with 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.  

 OTHER ELECTRICAL  Computer inverter plugs at chart table.  SOCKETS   

 BATTERIES Domestic: Full River DC224-6 224 Ah  Engine start: Bosch S4 007 12v 72Ah Generator start: Sea volt Starting 1000  

 BATTERY Mastervolt MICC unit controller.  

MANAGEMENT Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/75 battery charger including temperature sensor.   2 x extra blocks of 5 circuit breakers. Emergency link between batteries for engine and generator starting.  

 INVERTER MASS 24V/2500W Sine Wave inverter, to run microwave, TV, tools, ring main etc.   

 SHOREPOWER Shorepower – 18m (60’) cable with Hubbell socket.  

 INTERIOR LIGHTING Down light type halogen lights in white finish, all areas. Reading light for each berth. Red “courtesy” footlights at saloon steps. Red night lights at galley and chart table.  

 EXTERIOR LIGHTING Light(s) mounted in lazarette. Aqua signal bow and stern navigation lights. Steaming/deck floodlight. Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead. 

Navigation and Communication

COMPASSES S.I.R.S. Major 150mm (6”) diameter compass.  

 SAILING  Raymarine ST60 instrumentation:  INSTRUMENTS At companionway - Speed, wind & depth.   At chart table - MFD   At pedestal - MFD  

 GPS/RADAR Raytheon Raynav 300 GPS.  CHART PLOTTER RL80C+ radar/plotter with 4kW radome.  RL70C+ radar/plotter repeater at companionway and pedestal.  

 AUTOPILOT Raytheon Autohelm ST7001+ automatic pilot with control at pedestal.    Autopilot compass upgraded to 400G for MARPA function on radar.   Autohelm ST600R hand held control head for autopilot mounted at companionway.  

 WINDEX  Windex at masthead.  

 VHF RADIO Raymarine 230E VHF radio. Upgraded to include horn and hailer function, at navigation station and at pedestal.  

 SSB RADIO Icom 802 SSB radio including copper strip and two large groundplates.   Backstay insulated for use as aerial.  

 SATELLITE PHONE Iridium phone with antenna on stainless steel transom pole.  Not connected.  

 TV TV/AM-FM aerial at masthead. 


10. SAFETY   
LIFERAFT 8-person liferaft – date of last service to be confirmed.  

 EPIRB Globalfix 406 Cat 2.  

 RADAR REFLECTOR Firdell blipper on mast.  

 BILGE PUMPS Jabsco Maxi 3000 bilge pump with Par hydro air switch.   Rule 1500 submersible pump.   Henderson MkV double action manual bilge pump operated from within the cockpit.  

 DECK SAFETY Lifebuoys x 2.  Danbuoy.  KIM MOB Lifesling.  Webbing jackstays. Emergency tiller. Sea anchor.  

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



RIB/DINGHY Avon 3.4m inflatable dinghy. Honda 4-stroke 20Hp outboard motor. 

WARPS AND FENDERS 4 x Nr. 7 fenders 3 x Nr. 5 fenders.  6 x mooring lines. 

CROCKERY Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery. 

CUTLERY Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery. 

TOOL KIT Complete tool kit. 

GAUGES Brass clock, barometer and temperature gauge. 

ASSORTED TOOLS,  All required manuals. 

SPARES AND MANUALS Various spares for engine, generator. Spare pumps and complete spare Reckmann Furler electrical set. Cup holders. Fishing rod fittings.