Escapade of London

  • 14.2 m
  • 2002
  • Oyster Yachts
  • United Kingdom
  • £249,950


Escapade of London is a fantastic example of the very popular Oyster 47 range. The 47 offers fantastic storage, plenty of living space, ideal for long distance short handed cruising or pottering around on local waters. She can be sailed short handed and with just a 2m draft, she can pretty much go anywhere. She has great sailing performance too!

The current owner has used the boat predominantly on the East coast of England with occasional trips across the channel. the owner has kept the boat extremely well, and this shows the minute you step on board.

Previously she has sailed into the Med and up to Scandinavia, but always with a careful owner and a fair wind.

Escapade is beautifully finished with American Light oak joinery, with a teak checquered soleboard. The overall condition is extremely good. She provides 6 berths in 3 cabins, plus two settee berths in the saloon if required. the 47 also features a fantastic wwalk in engine room/workshop which is accessible from the cockpit and via a door inside next to the chart table.

The owner has lavished the boat with all new sails, canvas work, electronics and a whole list of improvements and upgrades along the way.

The owner is now selling due to a change of plans, and lack of time to use the boat. The boat is very sensibly priced and viewing is highly recommended.

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  • Builder: Oyster Yachts
  • Category: Sloop
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  • Model Year: 2002
  • YearBuilt: 2002
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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: 46' 8" (14.20m)
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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: Volvo
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HULL NUMBER  Oyster 47/29  

HULL CONSTRUCTION GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.  

HULL FINISH  Hull colour white with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue.  

DECK CONSTRUCTION  Moulded in GRP with balsa core.  

DECK FINISH  Teak laid decks – refurbished 2010 (sanded and sikaflex replaced).  Perforated aluminium toerail.  

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 or counter stern.  

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



ANCHOR CQR 22kg (45Ib) main anchor with 60m chain.  Kedge anchor with chain / warp.  

WINDLASS Lewmar Ocean 3 vertical 12V electric anchor windlass.  

DECK ACCESS Stainless steel bathing ladder.   

HATCHES Acrylic two part washboard system. Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches. Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming. Gebo opening hullports.  

CANVASWORK By Dolphin Sails New Sprayhood to main companionway, Colour: Blue – 2014. New Bimini, Colour: Blue – 2014. New Cockpit enclosure, including frames and zip off side and rear panels, Colour: Blue – 2014.  

DECK PLUMBING Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.   

COCKPIT Teak-laid cockpit.  

COCKPIT TABLE Cockpit table – stainless steel framed and solid teak, with folding leaves.  

STEERING Pedestal mounted wheel with leather cover.

OUTBOARD BRACKET Reinforced outboard motor bracket.  

GENERAL Oyster deck saloon profile. Stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats.  Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and gateway midship stanchions. Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon. Liferaft stowage built into pushpit. Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel. Lazarette locker. Gas locker for two bottles.  



MAST and RIGGING Sloop rigged – checked 2012. Selden anodised mast with in-mast furling. Solid rod kicker. Harken backstay adjuster. Standing rigging stainless steel 1 x 19mm wire.   

HEADSAIL FURLING  Harken headsail furling.  

WINCHES By Lewmar, two-speed, self-tailing: 2 x 58 CEST primary winches. 1 x 30 CST mainsail furling winch by companionway. 1 x 30 CST multi use furling winch by companionway. 1 x 30 CST main halyard winch at mast. 1 x 40 CST genoa halyard winch at mast.  

SPINNAKER GEAR Single spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast.  

SAILS By Parker & Kay: Main Technora double taffeta vantage membrane – August 2011. Genoa Tri-radial Pentex cruising laminate – new 2012. By Gowen Ocean Cruising chute,1.5oz radial design with squeezer - 2002 



GENERAL Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon. interior joinery finished in oak with Oyster ‘millennium’ styling.  Designed to be modern and coordinated, 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’ style teak cabin sole. Surfaces in galley and heads in Formica Dust. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Upholstery – Alcantara Empire Green colour. Berth material in Sinclair Fabrics – Focus Aqua. Curtains/blind system to all cabins. Oceanair “blinds” to all deck hatches. 5 x Hella fans.  

FORWARD Forward with 2-cushion removable V-berths with under-berth stowage, a hanging locker and a 

DOUBLE CABIN  pair of forward, overhead lockers.  

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

FOREWARD HEADS The two forward cabins share a WC compartment incorporating a Jabsco manual toilet, washbasin with Hans Grohe quality mixer taps, mirror, stowage lockers and a shower area with curtain, teak-planked Naval grating, and pressure balanced shower.  

SALOON Features an L-shaped settee area and table on the port side. To starboard is a two seater settee, which extends beneath the forward counter top into a “trotter box”, forming a useful sea-berth with lee-cloth. The table is mounted on a substantial pedestal base with bottle storage, and has a matching fold-over leaf, supported by a removable strut that allows both sides of the saloon seating to be used for dining, and includes a fully-equipped bar with stowage for glasses in a locker. Stainless steel book racks to both sides.   

NAVIGATION AREA Forward-facing at the aft starboard end of the saloon, allowing the navigator to be comfortable whilst sailing without intruding into saloon space. The chart table can accommodate a halffolded full size chart. Book shelf and customized instrument display panel. 

WORKSHOP Accessed from behind chart table with oilskin hooks and access to engine bay.  


 SINKS Stainless steel sinks.  

 COOKER/HOB Gimbaled Force 10 cooker in stainless steel with four burners, grill and oven.  

 REFRIGERATOR Front opening Technautics refrigerator and plenty of storage space.   ENGINE BAY Access to engine bay.  

OWNER’S STATEROOM With a double berth offset from the centreline, a curved settee, vanity unit and hanging locker, with abundant drawer and locker space. Bookshelf.    

EN SUITE HEAD/ To starboard incorporating a Jabsco manual toilet, washbasin with Hans Grohe quality mixer SHOWER  taps, mirror, stowage lockers and a shower area with curtain, teak-planked Naval grating, and pressure balanced shower. 




 SALOON Samsung Ultra slim flat screen TV system, including marine TV antenna – 2011.  

 COCKPIT JVC-XD-DV 7402 Stereo head unit with DVD and waterproof remote control within cockpit –    2011.   Pair of waterproof cockpit loudspeakers.



ENGINE Volvo MD 22 4-cylinder diesel engine (55hp) – serviced 2012.  

 ENGINE HOURS Engine hours: 2,345 @ January 2014.  

 PROPELLER Max-Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller.  

ROPE CUTTER Ambassador rope cutter on shaft.  

ALTERNATORS 60A 14V alternator. Additional 60A 12V alternator.  

BOWTHRUSTER Sleipner tunnel-type bowthruster, including eyebrow.  

STEERING SYSTEM Pedestal mounted wheel with leather cover. 

Tankage and Plumbing


 FUEL 500 litres approximately (110 imp/132 US gallons) in a GRP tank.    

WATER 650 litres approximately (143 imp/171 US gallons) in a GRP tank.  

 HOT WATER From an insulated 54-litre (12 imp/14.2 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater.  


 HOLDING TANKS Tektanks welded rigid plastic gravity fed tanks for both heads. 


SHIP’S SUPPLY  12V.   Additional panel for 3 circuit-breakers for retrofit of equipment.  

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

 OTHER ELECTRICAL  12V Dri-Plug at pedestal – 5A.   

SOCKETS Additional 12V plug at chart table – 10A max.     

BATTERIES Domestic: 4 x 6V “Fullriver” AGM batteries supplied 2011.   Engine start: 1 x “Numax” 88Ah 12V – new 2012  

 BATTERY MANAGEMENT/INVERTER  Mastervolt DAKAR Combi 12/60/1050 charger/inverter with Mastervolt Combi System control  panel. Emergency link.    SHOREPOWER 30A dockside power cable. Hubbell socket in transom  

 INTERIOR LIGHTING Overhead lights.   Reading lights.  Flexible chart light.   Two extra halogen lights with red lense covers as nightlights.  

 EXTERIOR LIGHTING Aqua Signal bow and stern navigation lights.   Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead. 

Navigation and Communication

COMPASSES S.I.R.S. Major 150mm diameter compass on pedestal.  

 SAILING  Raymarine ST 60.  INSTRUMENTS Speed, depth, windspeed/direction at companionway console Multi function display at chart table  

 GPS Raymarine Raystar 120 DGPS antenna for GPS information to instruments.  

 RADAR/ Raymarine RL70C LCD radar/plotter with 4kW radome mounted at chart table with AIS.  


 AUTOPILOT Autohelm ST7000 with ST6000+ control in cockpit. Control mounted at pedestal pod.  

 WINDEX  Windex at masthead   

 VHF RADIO Icom M505 VHF at chart table including helm station comm and mike. With hailer/horn    Function and cockpit speaker and switch.  

 SSB RADIO Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette for retro fit of SSB radio.  

 PC Nine-pin GPS serial connection for laptop computer from Z290. (Note – Laptop not included). 


10. SAFETY   

 LIFERAFT Lifeguard Forties 8-man liferaft.  

 RADAR REFLECTOR Firdell Blipper radar reflector on mast.    

 BILGE PUMPS Electric Jabsco Maxi Puppy 3000.    Manual Whale Gusher 10.   

 DECK SAFETY Horseshoe lifebuoys / with lights.   Jonbuoy MOB recovery unit.   Webbing jackstays.   MOB button.   Emergency tiller.     FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay 


11. GENERAL   

 RIB/DINGHY Dinghy – Make unknown.   Tohatsu 4-stroke 4hp outboard motor – new 2013.  


 CROCKERY Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.  

 CUTLERY Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.