The Oyster 53 is a truly fantastic long distance blue water cruiser, capable of cruising at 8+ knots with just a minimum number of crew. This particular example is for sale by only her second owner and has benefitted by constant upgrading over the years including replacement of engine; AC; refrigeration and freezer system; AC and DC panels; very recent Flag Blue painted topsides; removal of original teak decks with new nonskid; 2013 paint on all deck surfaces...the list goes on. A very functional boat with all major systems in good working order. Other cruising amenities include stainless davits and watermaker. The layout below features an island berth aft in the owners cabin with walkthrus in both galley and through head and shower. Nice aft facing Nav station to port of companionway with port settee and bar forward. To starboard is large curved settee anchored by a large table with two drop down leaves. Going forward to starboard is a generous one over one cabin with head and ensuite shower to port and all the way forward is the guest VIP cabin also with island berth. Plenty of natural light and ventilation with deck prisms; opening ports and hatches and signature Oyster forward opening raised salon windows port and starboards in main salon. Set up for shorthanded sailing and offshore passage making but an excellent family boat or cruising layout for two couples.
This 53 features a Sheel (shoal draft) Keel keeping draft down to only 5' 6"! Cutter rigged sloop with in-mast furling. Full canvas package and lots of cruising gear including tools make this a very attractive offering in the Blue Water Cruising market.
Realistically priced and conveniently located in Newport, Rhode Island. We invite your inquiry and inspection. Please contact Oyster Brokerage for details of this fine yacht.
DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
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Guest SR/S: 3/0
- Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
53' 0" (16.15m)
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HULL NUMBER Oyster HP53/12A
HULL CONSTRUCTION GRP hull hand laid and reinforced with full length foam cored stringers bow to stern for additional rigidity. Sound insulation on forward bulkheads. End grain balsa cored GRP deck set into moulded hull flange and through bolted at joint through anodised, slotted toerail.
HULL FINISH Flag blue
DECK CONSTRUCTION Molded in GRP with balsa core
DECK FINISH Non skid paint
KEEL Fin keel with sheel shoal draft keel, bringing draft down to 5’6”.
RUDDER Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
2. DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
ANCHOR 50kg Bruce anchor with chain rode provided at the bows. Danforth 35lb (approx) second anchor with chain and rope rode.
WINDLASS Maxwell 3500.
HATCHES Lewmar alloy framed deck hatches. Framed deck salon windows – forward windows open. Lewmar opening ports.
CANVASWORK Fold down companionway sprayhood with stainless steel grabrail. Bimini. Covers for cockpit table, pedestals and steering wheels. Cockpit cushions.
DECK PLUMBING Shower in aft starboard locker
COCKPIT TABLE Teak bi-fold table stows down on front of pedestal.
STEERING Edson cable system with 36” diameter wheel
WINCHES By Lewmar 2 x #55 Lewmar electric primaries 2 x #52 Lewmar manual secondary winches 2 x #46 Lewmar manual runner winches 1 x #52 Lewmar mainsheet winch
GENERAL Six berths in three cabins, excluding the salon. Interior joinery finished in teak wood. Teak and holly soleboards. Ceramic tiled countertops in galley and heads in Formica. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Upholstery in light blue Nova suede. Curtains to windows in salon.
FORWARD CABIN With V-berth (seat between) and in-fill to make to double. Hanging locker and storage - opening hatch above.
STARBOARD GUEST With upper and lower berth and good storage. CABIN
GUEST HEAD To port with WC, stainless steel sink, separate shower stall, vanity and cabinet stowage and opening port.
SALON Full width Deck Salon with opening forward hatches and windows to port and starboard. Large U-shaped dinette to starboard with seating for eight and drop-leaf dining table with inlaid joinery. Also two person settee to port with coffee table, also with in-laid joinery. Dry bar and drinks cabinet.
NAVIGATION AREA Aft facing to port of companionway with full sized chart table, instrumentation and chart storage for books and equipment. Access to workshop.
WORKSHOP In passageway aft of Nav station with access to aft cabin. Houses, work table, ice-maker and additional storage. Also provides access to engine room.
GALLEY U-shaped to starboard with Frigoboat refrigeration and deep freeze system. 4 burner Force 10 stove with oven and grill. Microwave oven. Ample storage. Worktop finished in ceramic tiles.
SINKS Twin stainless steel sinks. COOKER Gimballed Force 10 cooker in stainless steel with 4 burners, grill and oven.
MICROWAVE KitchenAid convection microwave oven in stainless steel.
AFT OWNERS CABIN With centerline double berth and curved settee to port – also small seat to starboard. Hanging locker, drawer under cabinet and shelf storage. Opening hatch to aft deck.
EN-SUITE HEAD With separate shower stall, WC, stainless steel sink, vanity and cabinet stowage and opening port.
GENERATOR HOURS Approximately 2,000 at February 2016.
AIR CONDITIONING 2 x Marine Air 10,000 BTU air-conditioning units and x 1 Marine Air 16,000 BTU unit
WATERMAKER Spectra 380 C watermaker
Tankage and Plumbing
6. TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
FUEL 1,408 liters approximately (372 US gallons) in two GRP tank. WATER 227 liters approximately (60 US gallons) in one GRP tanks.
HOT WATER From an insulated 42 liter (11 US gallon) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 125V immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
HOLDING TANKS One polyurethane tank which services the forward head only.
MANIFOLD SYSTEM Bronze swing valves and Marelon swing valves with wire reinforced hoses secured with stainless steel hose clamps.
SHIP’S SUPPLY 12V.
RINGMAIN 110V SHOREPOWER 2 x 30AMP, 110V
BATTERIES 8 x 6V, 180AH.
INVERTER Xantrex inverter/charger
INTERIOR LIGHTING Downlight LED lights, with downlighters over reading areas.
Reading light over each berth.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING Bow and stern navigation lights.
AUTOPILOT Raytheon ST7000+ autopilot with two displays
INSTRUMENTS B&G hydra 2000
WINDEX At mast head
VHF RADIO Icom IC-M402
SSB RADIO Icom IC-M710
LOUDHAILER Raymarine Ray 410, with horn
LIFERAFT Avon 8-Man raft (due inspection)
RADAR REFLECTOR On mast
BILGE PUMPS Three electric bilge pumps, one manual pump in cockpit and a bilge pump counter for the primary at the navigation station.
DECK SAFETY Horn
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
NB All personal belongings and all other items listed in the above inventory are included in the sale.
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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 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.