RAVENOUS II, an exquisite blend of form meets function, was built by a seasoned yachtsman as his second Oyster. His objective was to create a vessel that was safe and comfortable for his large sailing family, with a shallow draft to allow for exploring the Chesapeake Bay and islands, while still presenting as a worthy competitor in Oyster Regattas. No expense was spared in the build, and all objectives were exceeded with flying colors.
Seamlessly incorporating both classic and contemporary, RAVENOUS II is an iconic presence on both the U.S. eastern seaboard and Caribbean circuit. She sports a Flag Blue hull and a white carbon mast with V-boom, a head-turner in any port. Her African-inspired interior features maple joinery with rich mahogany accents, beautiful teak soleboards and plush upholstery, all of which combine to accentuate the light, airy interior. Her upper salon and nav area offer expansive views via the deck saloon windows. The equally inviting lower saloon serves as a breakfast nook, reading and lounge area. Her three generous en-suite guest cabins, equipped with hideaway pipe berths for additional accommodations, offer comfort, storage and entertainment for owner and guests. Generous crew quarters and galley forward naturally provide privacy and separation while ensuring the boat is configured for silver service.
The versatile deck layout allows for multiple functions, from a competitively-crewed race program to a shorthanded passage. Her spacious cockpit is outfitted to host a multitude of guests for après-sail cocktails to spontaneous alfresco dining on a moonlit evening. Her carefully-chosen top-of-the-line deck hardware perfectly delivers performance when the owner wants. Crewed and maintained by a knowledgeable captain, and refit to the highest standards, RAVENOUS II will not last long in today’s market.
US Duty paid.
Thirteen berths in five cabins, excluding the saloon - ten fixed berths with additional two stowing pipe berths with 2” mattresses, and one Pullman. Interior joinery finished in maple with inlaid mahogany accents. 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.
- Cabin sole in teak ‘planked effect’
- Surfaces in galley in Avonite - color: ‘Copper Canyon’
- Surfaces in galley and heads in Avonite - color: ‘Cordoba’
- Headlining in cream ‘Mariner Ivory’ vinyl
- Upholstery – leather - color: ‘Magnolia’
- Crew covers for saloon seating areas
- Lee cloths to all sea berths
- Carpets for all soleboards aft
- Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches, except sail locker storage
- Flyscreens to all opening ports
- Hella fans throughout
FORWARD SAIL LOCKER
- Accessed via crew quarters via deck hatch
- Locker storage
- To port, with upper and lower berths
- Hanging locker, cabinet and bookshelves
- Overhead hatch for light and ventilation
- Bosch washer and dryer
EN-SUITE CREW HEADS
- To starboard, with electric Quiet Flush toilet (salt or fresh water), washbasin and shower stall
- Hatch for light and ventilation
- To starboard with double berth
- Hanging locker, drawers, shelving and cubbies
- Hatch for light and ventilation
To port. Generous worktop space and abundant lockers for stowage. Slide-out baskets with sea lock, spice rack and knife rail. Slide-away smoked Perspex pocket door can be used to isolate galley from lower saloon.
- Gimbaled Force 10 gas cooker in stainless steel with four burners, grill and oven with stainless steel cooker hood
- General Electric Advantium 120 microwave/convection oven in stainless steel
- Front-opening custom Frigoboat unit in stainless steel with twin evaporator plate systems
- Insulated freezer box, with additional freezer box built into the galley
- Wine cooler with 28-bottle capacity
- Fisher and Paykel 2-door dishwasher
- Twin stainless steel sinks with macerator pump
- Dedicated faucet for drinking water with charcoal filter
- Hatch for light and ventilation
To starboard with L-shaped settee and coffee table of custom Birdseye Maple, with padded cover. Bar area aft with stowage for glasses and bottles. Glass locker and bookcase.
In upper level to starboard with large, forward-facing chart table and swivel seat, customized around the navigational equipment. One PC with option for another. Abundant storage.
Light, spacious and located to port, this upper saloon features a 4-sided wraparound settee surrounding a rectangular, expandable table of Birdseye Maple with padded cover on a large pedestal base. Hatches for light and ventilation.
With sound insulation, accessed from aft passageway, with 220V and 24V lighting and (2) ACI VB16 extractor fans. Jabsco 100mm heavy-duty air intake.
STARBOARD AFT GUEST CABIN
Twin berths with a Pullman convertible berth inboard and hideaway pipe berth with 2” mattress, outboard. Hanging locker, drawer storage and carpeted sole.
With Vacuflush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
PORT AFT CABIN
Twin berths with a Pullman berth inboard and hideaway pipe berth with 2” mattress, outboard. Hanging locker, drawer storage and carpeted sole.
With a double berth offset from centerline, settee, dressing table, a large hanging locker and abundant drawer and locker space. Stainless steel steps with wooden treads to starboard lead up to a private companionway, giving access to the aft deck via a sliding hatch. Desk/vanity with USB ports and carpeted sole.
EN-SUITE HEAD / SHOWER
To starboard with Vacuflush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
- Caterpillar 3126, 300 hp
- Engine fully serviced (2015)
- Hours*: approximately 3,280 (March, 2018)
- Four-blade Maxprop
*Engine hour meter was changed at 3,500, total hours reported approximately 6,780
- Twin Onan MDKAF 27kW/220V/60Hz diesel generators (new 2014) with sound shields
- Generator start/stop at port pedestal
- Hours: Approximately 1,591 (March 2018)
STARBOARD GENERATOR HOURS
- Hours: Approximately 2,992 (March 2018)
- Lewmar retractable hydraulic bow thruster
- Whitlock Mamba rod and gearbox system
- Lewmar Commander 400 power pack for headsail furling, staysail furling and windlass
- Reverse-cycle air conditioning throughout
- Seafresh H2016 AC watermaker - approx 276 liters (73 US gallons) per hour
- Watermaker membranes (new 2013)
4,300 liters (1,136 US gallons) in (3) GRP tanks:
- Port forward: 1,650 liters approximately (436 US gallons)
- Starboard forward: 1,650 liters approximately (436 US gallons)
- Starboard aft: 1,000 liters (264 US gallons)
- (1) GRP tank, port aft, 1,000 liters (264 US gallons)
- (1) Reserve plastic water tank approx. 200 liters (53 US gallons)
- From (2) insulated 93-liter tanks (approx. 24 US gallons) heated by 220V, 2kW immersion heater element
PRESSURIZED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
- (4) Gravity discharge holding tanks: (1) forward and (3) aft – each fitted with electric tank gauges
- (4) Plastic 8-liter Whale grey water tanks fitted with float switch and Whale gulper pump
- (1) Plastic 8-liter Whale grey water tank fitted with float switch for washing machine
- (1) Larger plastic gray water tank for dishwasher
- Bronze manifold for seawater inlets
Creating RAVENOUS II was both a joy and the result of a lot of experience. She was to be our third large fast cruising boat. Having just owned and sailed an Oyster 70 for seven years we knew what we wanted.
I was completely satisfied with the basic design of the Oyster 82 as a sailing machine and we were going to make it better. It was meant to be a boat that would allow us to cruise with friends and our very large family. Twin beds and extra berths in each guest cabin was a must. Hot water and air conditioning systems that exceeded any normal specs. We chose the carbon fiber boom and mast because it was both the best sailing option and its lightness would compensate for the shoal draft at 8.5 feet. Growing up in New England and living in the Chesapeake area having a shallow draft was a necessity without compromising the boats sailing ability. We have won more than our share of races and have been named the winner of the Concourse de Excellence on many occasions.
Since the boat was based in Annapolis and spent every winter in the Caribbean we build the boat with a fuel capacity to motor the whole way from Annapolis to Antigua if necessary. With the right winds we use hardly any substantial fuel at all.
The inside of the boat is the inspired work of my wife. We had to travel to South Africa while we were building RAVENOUS II and she took inspiration on wood treatments from the Mandela suite at the Saxon Hotel just outside J-town. The use of mahogany inset in every drawer or door that opened was a fabulous touch. Along with Jo Humphrey’s design help, she added all the warm and charming touches you see today. The craftsmen in Southampton were impressed with both the special design of the woodwork and that an owner could get involved to that level of detail. It made for a very attractive interior.
The design of the galley and the placement of the washer and dryer forward were all my wife’s significant contribution to the building of the boat and have made our life on board all the years better. She was intended to be our beautiful and very upscale cruising boat that could work for the two of us or when we added parts or our large family. She succeeded.
The boat turns heads in every port – just one beautiful classic cutter.
RAVENOUS II is the ideal yacht in many respects. She can cruise anywhere in the world in comfort and luxury and is happy on the race course – whether a Newport to Bermuda Race or local around-the-buoys race. Best of all, her shallow draft lets her visit many destinations that are normally not possible for boats of her size.