Price just reduced from €160,000 to €149,000. Good example of this extremely capable World cruiser. Lying in Malta, viewing essential. A large amount of refurbishment work carried out over the last few years. Reluctant sale by owner who was preparing her for round the World trip. The owner will consider a suitable 39 to 45-foot sailboat in partial exchange.
Manufacturer Provided Description
The design brief for the Oyster 53 was to create a yacht with a centre cockpit Deck Saloon configuration that offered many of the features of the larger Oyster 56, but still maintained a stylish, well-proportioned outboard profile. Rob Humphreys designed the hull, deck and rig, while Holman & Pye designed the interior layout and provided the technical and structural specification. The Oyster in-house team has coordinated the styling and overall details of the yacht, and as with the Oyster 36, they also integrated the ergonomically designed cockpit whose technical specification originated from the Department of Ergonomics at Loughborough University. This design team approach, linked with the use of powerful integrated CAD design computers, has created a yacht that will set standards in design excellence for a yacht of this size. For a 53-foot yacht, this Oyster is very unusual in offering a spacious cockpit and a large saloon, together with up to four separate sleeping cabins.
Grp hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Hull colour is white with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue. Teak rubbing strake. Epoxy treatment for osmosis in 2003.
Keel, rudder, deck structure and fittings
Encapsulated fin keel, and fully protected skeg hung rudder. Deck structure moulded in grp with balsa core, teak laid decks (reconditioned 2007). Oyster deck saloon profile. Perforated alloy toe rail. Extra alloy mooring and cockpit cleats, stainless steel pushpit and pulpit, stainless steel stanchions, gate to pushpit. Teak grab rails atop deck saloon. Stainless steel granny bars and dorade guard rails. Life raft on forward deck on chocks. Stainless steel posts at stern for navigation / communication antenna. Storage compartment at forward end of anchor locker for kedge, warp and chain. Lazarette locker with flush fitting teak laid hatch, gas locker with drainage for 2 large domestic gas bottles.
Edson steering system overhauled 2009 with new steering cables.
6 berths in 3 cabins and standby berth in main saloon. interior joinery finished in teak and teak faced ply. Soft radiused corners. All interior joinery re varnished in 2006. Cabin sole in teak and holly stripped and re varnished in 2006 with addition of chrome floor pulls. Galley surfaces in light blue formic, heads in white formica. Headlining in off white vinyl, light blue cloth upholster, curtains to windows in saloon. 12V and 110V extractor fan over cooker. Lee cloths on sea berths. Forward double cabin with V berths, hanging locker and ample stowage, New upholstery in 2011. Guest cabin with upper and lower berths to Port and settee to Starboard, mirror on locker door, small dressing table and chair. Forward heads to Starboard with wash basin and Jabsco manual toilet, new 2008.
Dinette to Starboard with curved settee and custom built solid teak swivel table. 2 portable chairs, bar stowage and settee to Port, trotter box which coverts to sea berth. Navigation area to port with solid teak chart table top and instrument switch panel. Workshop / heads access to port with washing machine / drier and shower. Galley to Starboard,twin stainless steel sinks, stainless steel Force 10 3 burner gas cooker with electric solenoid. Top opening fridge and freezer. Sharp Carousel microwave. Owners state room, aft, with 2 large single berths, bureau between. 2 hanging lockers with stowage, dressing table and a safe. En suite head with Jabsco manual toilet and holding tank, new in 2008. Entertainment / sound system. FM radio / cassette player with cabin speakers and waterproof speakers in cockpit. Panasonic TV, Panasonic combo unit built in.
34 kg CQR main anchor with approx 90M of chain. Lighthouse horizontal anchor windlass. Lewmar deck hatches, framed deck saloon windows. Forward windows open, Lewmar opening ports. Lewmar winches; 2x 65 2 speed self tailing primaries. 2x52 2 speed self tailing secondaries. 1x43 2 speed mainsheet winch. 1x46 2 speed main halyard winch. 1x52 3 speed self tailing genoa halyard winch. 2x16 self tailing mainsheet traveller winch. 1x46 electric winch at cockpit to handle genoa furling line. Simpson 6A stainless steel Davits. Canvas work by Quantum. Spray hood to main companion way including windows in blue, new in 2009. Covers for cockpit table, pedestal and wheel. Cockpit table varnished with inlay. Cutter rig, keel stepped double spreader mast with white painted spars. Hood stoway mainmast furling gear with electric drive (new motor 2009). Boom vang preventer, Seaway hydraulic backsay adjuster, stowage tracks x 2 on mast. Stainless steel rigging replaced and upgraded to 12mm in 2009. Profurl furling system on head stay new in 2008, profurl furling system on cutter stay, also new in 2008. Single spinnaker pole stows vertically on mast, package includes chain plates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks. Sails by North in Dacron, all new in 2008.( Stoway mainsail furling Genoa and furling staysail). 2 spinnakers with sleeves(1997) lightly used. Sorm jib with little or no use. Full set of spare sails1997 by Doyle, Spectra.
Engine and Generator
Perkins 92 B 80HP new in 2009 with heavy duty gearbox. Twin Racor fuel filter system with change over and pressure gauge. New 2009. High capacity 24V alternator. Shaft drive with 3 blade feathering max prop, new in 2008. Mase 8KW generator with Yanmar engine new in 2009. Vetus 7HP bow thruster new in 2009.
Air con and domestic equipment
2x cruisair 16000 smx reverse cycle heating and air co, water cooled with pumps, controls and ducts., new in 1996. Bendix washer drier. Rich Beers marine fridge and freezer at 110V. Twin compressors new 1996. SK engineering water maker, 1895 litre / day new in 1996.
Tankage and plumbing
Fuel 1420 litres (375US gallons) in 2 GRP tanks. Water 795 litres (210US gallons) in 1 GRP tank. 110V water heater, insulated tank heated by engine or 110V immersion heater element powered by generator or shore power. Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system.
Electrical and lighting
12V electrical ships supply. 110V AC mains converted to US standard with distribution panel, new in 1996. Stepdown transformer installed to allow use of 220V European shore power. 4 x domestic batteries. Engine start 24V x 4. Separate generator battery. 110V socket at chart table and galley. Stirling pro charger ultra 24V charging unit, new 2017. Marinco shore power transformer, isolated. Interior downright type lights in polished chrome finish with downlighters over reading areas. Reading light for each berth. Red night lights throughout accommodation. Bow and stern nav lights, steaming / deck flood light, masthead tri colour.
Navigation, communication and safety.
Plastimo compass on binnacle. B&G wind speed / direction instrument with repeater. B&G depth sounder with repeater. Furuno 32 gps. Simrad 24 mile radar. Autohelm navcentre 600 chart plotter. Autohelm 6000 auto pilot with electric drive unit. Clipper nav text new 2010. Standard horizon gx3000e new 2009. Seago 6 man life raft. Fast find 406 EPIRB new 2010. Furdell radar reflector. Electric and manual bilge pumps.
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. The 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.
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