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Oyster - 435

A very special Oyster 435 commissioned in 1985. This particular Oyster 435 was the London Boat Show boat Oyster showpiece for 1985 and commissioned for Clare Francis the renowned yachtswoman and author.

She has had a continuous programme of maintenance including re-furbished teak decks, coppercoated in 2014, professional hull respray in 2012, engine maintenance, and has a large inventory of equipment suitable for liveaboard or offshore sailing. This NOT a project, she is lovely, so go onto the Easyjet website and book a flight to Faro to view her. Superb world cruiser.


In GRP to Lloyd’s requirements with Lloyd’s Hull Release Note.
Hull coloured dark blue with white double boot top and white cove.
Below waterline West epoxied in 2002 then Coppercoated.
Re-coppercoated July 2014.
Hull professionally resprayed 2012.
Coachroof version.
Teak laid decks. Forwards side decks re-caulked 2002
After deck and cockpit teak re-caulked 2011
Wheel steering with leather covered wheel.
Steering pedestal and wires renewed in 2001.
Interior joinery finished in Sycamore with laminated cappings in pink and white Beech. Solid trim in white Beech.
Cabin sole of American white Oak with Holly stripe.

Mechanical and Electricals

Service annually
MCA standard fuel lines with fuel isolator stopcock outside the engine room
Three blade feathering maxprop
Stripper rope cutter installed
Vetus 80kGf bow thrusters with oyster faired in "Eyebrows" on cross mounting tube and binnacle mounted joystick control

Balmar 150 amp twin output alternator with intelligent charging controller
New 2014 sterling pro sport battery charger
Mastervolt 1200W inverter
Xantrex link 10 DC power monitor with separate charging switches for solar panels and wind and water generators
Heavy current DC master switches for service and engine batteries
Twin 40W Bp solar panels
Wind generators mounted on rear goalposts
Three Domestic batteries giving 324 AH (2013)
One engine battery giving 108Ah (2013)


Cutter rig with spars in silver anodised aluminium by Kemp.
Selden Boom (new 2002) with mainsail StackPak and lazyjacks.
Fixed mast steps.
Furlex 300 and 200 on forestay and cutter stay respectively, new June 2009 (replaces Hood Seafurl systems).
New backstay adjuster 2009
Twin spinnaker poles with vertical stowage on the mast and SideWinder heel lifts.
Leather covered running backstay blocks (2002 / 03)
All standing rigging renewed October 2005, new forestay, cutter stay and backstay June 2009.

All by Hood Sails:
Light No. 1 Genoa
No. 1 furling Yankee
No. 1 furling staysail
Storm jib
Cruising chute
0.75 tri-radial spinnaker with squeezer

Navigational Equipment

B&G Hornet 4 with close hauled cockpit repeaters.
B&G Hercules echo-sounder with cockpit repeater.
Sestrel compass on binnacle.
Autohelm 7000 computer and cockpit binnacle display.
Rudder position indicator on Autohelm ST7000 display.
New (2014) Lowrance LVR 250 digital VHF radio telephone.
ICOM M710 SSB long distance radio telephone complete with ICM ATE130 antenna tuning unit in lazarette, insulated backstay aerial and twin dynamic sea earth with correct 3” copper foil connection.
Phillips AP6 GPS SatNav with cockpit repeater (requires service)
Furuno radar.
Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator with laptop serial connection.
Furuno Weatherfax with Navtex option.
Offshore water computer freshwater management system (not currently working)


Upholstery in white, cream and green with toning curtains
Lee cloths to all berths
Eberspacher hot water central heating and water heating system with separate heating radiators and thermostats in each cabin

'V' berth with infill
Lots of stowage

Manual toilet
Separate walk in shower stall in white

Two passage berths to starboard

Large fold over table to create spacios dining area
Two drink lockers starboard side
Two sea berths

Taylor 041LP gas cooker
White resin sink with basket
Chopping board
Dual speed ventilation fan
Generous stowage

Large double berth to starboard
Settee which converts to a single sea berth
Hanging locker

Manual Toilet

Deck Equipment

CQR 25kg main anchor
61m galvanized chain spliced to 30m of anchor rope
Spare CQR 20kg
Remodelled anchor locker with twin hatches
Lewmar Ocean 2 heavy duty anchor windlass with dual rope
Remote control (and spare remote control) for windlass
Stainless steel "Granny bars" at the base of the mast
Transom mounted boarding ladder
Removable simpson stainless steel davits
Teak outboard bracket on transom
Extended cockpit sprayhood
Stainless steel boom gallows / cockpit bimini cover rear mounting bar
Avon 3.1m tender with davit mounting points
Mercury 3.3Hp outboard in "as new" condition
Foldout drop-lead teak cockpit table
Sestrel clock and barometer

Safety Equipment

Avon Modula (AutoFlug) vacuum packed 6-person liferaft in GPR container. Needs service..
Registered 406MHz EPIRB.
Two lifebelts each equipped with automatic floating strobe lights.
Oscar Man Overboard recovery system.
Dan Buoy
Masthead lightning static dissipater, new 2002 /03.
Firdell Blipper radar reflector.
Fire extinguishers.
Fire blanket in galley.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:Portugal
Year built:1985
Sales status:under offer
LOA:13.21 m/43 ft
Length:13.17 m/43 ft
Width:4.05 m/13 ft
KW:65.0 hp
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