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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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- Last Listed Price:
- £ 78,000 Tax Paid (US$ 97,968)
Well thought of blue water cruising yacht designed by Holman & Pye and built by Windboats for Oyster Marine in 1988, launched 1989 – Hull No. 19. British Part 1 Registered.
With her central owners aft cabin berth “Ostryga” can accommodate up to six and is the Deck Saloon version of the popular centre cockpit Oyster 406.
Equipped for independent ocean cruising she has been continually upgraded and maintained in her present ownership. An ideal yacht for those considering the ARC or for liveaboard cruising.
Please contact Robert Shufflebottom at +44 (0)1473 694694
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Windboats Marine
Designer: Holeman & Pye
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
LOA: 40 ft 6 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
LWL: 34 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 9299 kgs
Ballast: 3629 kgs
Total Power: 55 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4.108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 55 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (900 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (400 Liters)
Wind speed and direction
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Shore power inlet
Solid laminate white GRP hull, Fin keel with encapsulated cast iron ballast, with skeg hung rudder. Whitlock wheel steering. Alloy toe rail.
Hull slurry blasted and old anti-foul removed 2015
White GRP deck, superstructure, deck saloon and self draining centre cockpit.
Teak laid side decks and superstructure – refurbished 2012, plus teak cockpit seats, helmsman’s seat and cockpit sole.
Teak internal joinery, teak & holly sole boards.
Perkins 4.108 55HP four cylinder diesel engine. Approx’ 3,800 hours.
Fresh water cooled with heat exchanger (Replaced 2010) and wet exhaust. Flexible mounts (Replaced 2008). Electric start. Reversing reduction ZF10M gearbox (new 2009 with 2015 oil cooler).
Shaft driven 3 bladed Maxprop (refurbished 2012).
Stripper rope cutter on shaft (2006).
Serviced – Autumn 2016
Numerous spares including starter motor, injector, seawater pump, filters.
Seacocks replaced 2006 to 2008
Engine condition report due autumn 2016.
Fuel (white diesel) – 400 litres in GRP tank beneath saloon (Tank cleaned 2012)
Freshwater – 900 litres in 2 x GRP tanks under saloon seating
Hotwater – 30 litres – Calorifier heated by engine, 240v and diesel heating
Holding Tank to forward heads. Deck pump out and sea pump out.
Katadyn water maker.
Tank tender fuel/water gauges.
12volt system – 3 x 110ah domestic & 1 x AGM engine batteries
70 ah alternator charging with Stirling 'alternator to battery' smart regulator
Wiring from batteries to main busbar & other wiring replaced as required.
Fitted solar panel to aft deck – with cover (2013)
2 x 145w adjustable solar panels fitted to quarter guardrails (2015)
Rutland 913 wind generator (2008)
Wind and solar regulated by Steca and Marlec HRDi regulators
Battery monitor gauge
12v lighting throughout mostly internal LEDs.
Bow, stern, steaming, deck, tri-white navigation lights
LED masthead anchor light
220volt system – Shore cable, connector, RCB
7 outlets throughout
Victron Centaur 60ah battery charger
Immersion heater in hot water tank.
Rich teak internal woodwork
Red upholstery – 2011. Curtains new 2009.
Mattress to aft berth new 2012
Hot & cold pressurised water system with charcoal filter and Seagull galley filter for high quality drinking water.
Water pump, shower pumps & accumulator replaced 2010 to 2015.
Water heated by engine, 240v shorepower & cabin heating
Mikuni diesel heating, water system with saloon radiator, towel rails in both heads & blowers.
Frigoboat refrigerator with keel cooler (2008)
Hella 12v fans to aft cabin, saloon, galley & chart table.
Forward cabin – V berth with storage in infill area to form double berth. Storage shelves. Hanging and storage lockers. Hull liners replaced 2010
Fwd Heads – to port with s/steel washbasin, H&C pressure water, Jabsco sea toilet piped to either sea or holding tank. Shower with shower drain and teak grating. Doors to both saloon and fwd cabin.
Saloon – Settee berths to port and starboard with bookshelves / lockers to port outboard. Fixed saloon table with folding leaves.
Galley – To port under cockpit - 2 x s/s sinks with hand operated discharge pump, H&C pressure water, manual salt and foot operated fresh water pumps, Plastimo Neptune gimballed two burner gas cooker with oven and grill, top opening coolbox with Frigoboat refrigeration unit and good storage and assorted teak racks.
Chart table to starboard with large outward facing table, folding navigators seat, instruments and switch panel.
Aft head – To starboard with s/steel washbasin, Hot &Cold pressure water, Jabsco sea toilet, shower with shower drain and teak grating. Doors to both saloon and aft cabin.
Aft cabin – accessed from p & s with a large central double berth, seating to port and starboard. Good stowage comprising large cupboards port and starboard. Other storage cupboards and lockers.. Hull liners replaced 2010.
Furling mainsail – Gowen-Ocean (2008)
Furling genoa – Gowen-Ocean (2012)
Tri-sail – Gowen-Ocean (2008)
Sails to be checked autumn 2016 by sailmaker
- 2 x Lewmar 52 self-tailing genoa winches
- 2 x Lewmar 30 self-tailing reefing winches
- 2 x Lewmar 30 self-tailing secondary winches
- 2 x Lewmar 40 at mast
Spars and Rigging
Keel stepped sloop rig.
Kemp silver anodised alloy double spreader mast with in-mast mainsail furling and boom.
Furlex roller furling headsail system (2006).
Stainless steel standing rigging with removable inner forestay - replaced 2006
Spinnaker pole – mast stowed.
Sprung boom kicker (2009).
Genoa tracks with 2 x cars per track
Improved mainsheet blocks on track
Running rigging replaced 2006, led to cockpit
“Oyster" binnacle steering compass.
B & G Hornet 4 system with speed, depth, wind info – 4 cockpit displays (Refurbished (2006 - 2014)
Standard Horizon CP180 GPS/plotter display at chart table
Standard Horizon CP 300 GPS/plotter display in cockpit inc AIS display
C-Map chart cartridges for W Europe & Med
Echopilot Trio cockpit display on helm pod - depth and GPS information
Icom 505 DSC VHF radio with cockpit remote handset and speaker
Icom SSB receiver
Furuno radar with mast scanner
AIS transmitter/receiver - Returns displayed on chart plotter
Autohelm 6000 autopilot. (wiring renewed 2015). Linear drive refurbished 2010
ICS Nav 6 Navtex
Brass clock & barometer, plus Vion electronic barometer
Standard Horizon handheld VHF with holder
GPS to PC connector from plotter
Deck and Equipment
Practical deck layout with wide side decks, raised deck saloon and deep centre cockpit.
Wheel steering, leather covered wheel, pedestal refurbished 2009
Teak folding cockpit table
S/steel pulpit, split pushpit, stanchions with gates to stern, port & starboard.
Quarter guardwires replaced with fixed s/s tubes.
S/s stemhead with double bow roller and s/s stem protection, draining chain locker
Bow, stern and spring mooring cleats
S/s dorade protectors forward
Matching Pacific Blue covers (serviced as required) inc:-
- Folding Sprayhood with opening centre panel and window covers
- Bimini on s/s frame
- Full cockpit enclosure canopy
Covers for winches, hatches, aft solar panel, outboard, liferaft, lifebuoys etc
White Sunscreen mesh covers to deck saloon windows
Passarelle with mounts fore & aft
Stainless steel bow ladder (2016)
Simpson folding davits (2008)
Stern mounted swimming ladder (Refurbished 2007)
Hot & cold cockpit shower (2009)
Winchrite electric winch handle, 2 manual winch handles and pockets (2012)
Novalift hoist for outboard engine plus outboard stowage bracket (2006)
Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy
Yamaha 4hp outboard engine inc external tank
Fenders, mooring lines.
Rocna 25kg self stow anchor and 70mtrs 10mm chain and spare 45lb CQR main anchor.
Anchor wash pump (2012)
Simpson & Lawrence Seawolf electric (up) windlass – new motor 2008. Wiring replaced 2014
Stern anchor with rode and chain in s/s container
Plastimo 4 man Ocean liferaft in s/s cradle – 2009, serviced 2016
Coastal flare pack
1kg and 2kg fire extinguishers – serviced 2016
Engine auto Fire extinguisher
4 x safety pad eye /harness points in cockpit
Coachroof grabhandles replaced with s/s (2015)
Masthead lightening dissipator (2006)
Radar reflector (2006)
2 x side deck Jackstays (2006)
Horseshoe lifebuoy with Tron strobe light & drogue (2010)
Jonbuoy danbuoy (2006)
Electric auto and manual bilge pumps
Bilge water alarm (2010)
“Ostryga” has been fitted out for ocean cruising and for living independently and comfortably at anchor for extended periods. She sails nicely and is very comfortable under sail carving through the waves. “Ostryga” has been continually upgraded and maintained to a high standard in current ownership and is an ideal boat for someone who is considering the ARC and/or for liveaboard cruising.
Ostryga Days - the Owner's story
(from Shotley to the Balearics!)
In 2009, Ian was due to retire – what to do next?! We felt too young to be “retired” and we wanted to do something exciting and adventurous. We read numerous “sail away” books and were inspired – yes a boat would give us the freedom and excitement that we yearned for. After much research we realised that an Oyster was the right boat for us - designed for travelling and living aboard. Eventually in 2006 we found Ostryga, an Oyster 406 at the Oyster Brokerage. We planned to spend the next few years preparing her for our journey before setting off and having the “time of our lives”.
We did sailing courses to improve our skills and carried out extensive refit work and refurbishment to prepare Ostryga for the adventure. Then one sunny July day, we waved goodbye to our new friends at Shotley Marina – and slipped the lines – headed for?!............. Well headed south but free at last to follow our own agenda and keep to our own time frame.
We have lived almost full time on our beautiful boat for several years and she has become our home and joy. As we come to the end of this phase of our lives and are looking forward to our next adventure – I look back and reflect on the high points of our journey and what made it such a special time.
In all the sailing stories that inspired us before we left, the one thing they all agreed on was that it is the people that you meet that make the experience so special. And it was the same for us - we immediately found that we had become part of the most wonderful, hospitable, friendly community of people. We have never before come across people who are so quick to reach out and help each other – in the sailing world – community really is still alive and thriving!! And of course they like to have fun - the social life is amazing – basically, we had a blast!! We have met so many amazing, wonderful people and made many lifelong friends.
Life on board
Ian chose Ostryga because he wanted a good, strong, seaworthy boat. But I fell in love with her for more homely reasons – I love the rich warmth of the teak everywhere and the light airy feeling in the saloon. I wanted a nice comfortable bed where I could sit up and have a cup of tea in the morning and I wanted to be able to have a nice warm shower on board. As soon as I saw her I knew she would be a lovely cosy home. But once we were underway I really came to appreciate how well thought out she is, some of the things that you don't necessarily see at the boat show – for example hand holds everywhere so you can negotiate your way safely around the boat when it is a bit bouncy and a galley that is safe to cook in underway – everything is thought out so that the living space works well – especially when she is doing what she is meant to do – sailing.
We have seen so many wonderful places – and what better way to visit somewhere than taking your own, comfortable home with you – arrive in a new port – put the kettle on and have a nice cup of tea (or an ice cold beer!!)
Living on Ostryga opened up opportunities that would just not possible any other way. These are just a few of the highlights.... Spending 6 months in Guernsey, really getting to know the Island and the people. Dallying a while in Rochefort eating too many moules and frites and improving our French – because we loved it – and what's the hurry?!
The thrill and sense of achievement every time we sailed through the Straits of Gibraltar – sometimes to be greeted in the Mediterranean by the most enormous pod of dolphin, sunfish, turtles – amazing excitement.
Exploring hidden bays in the Balearic Islands that can't be reached by land. Jumping off the boat into crystal clear blue water – as warm as your bath! Anchoring next to enormous superyachts – Ostryga was certainly playing with the big boys over there but we managed also to find many quiet coves to spend the night!
Other people can describe the sailing qualities of an Oyster far better than I - but from my perspective what I enjoyed most about sailing on Ostryga was the way she carved through the water, no slamming, like an elegant sea creature. There were other things that I came to appreciate such as the winchrite – which makes every winch an electric winch and certainly makes life easier.
As a novice, I was apprehensive about sailing in bad weather. But whatever the conditions I always felt confident that the Ostryga would take care of us – she felt such a safe place to be. And as for Ostryga well, whatever was thrown at her, she just ploughed on – unfazed by it all.
We soon came to love the quiet peacefulness of night sailing too. The magnificence of the night sky without light pollution, dolphins shooting along beside the boat – bathed in phosphorescence – like golden torpedoes. One night in the Bay of Biscay a large ball of flame shot across the night sky – I felt so privileged to be out there alone with only the stars for company. A truly magical experience.
Life at anchor
We loved being near a nice beach and spent many, many happy weeks just swimming, walking and chilling out - no fears with our Rocna anchor!! Our large water tanks meant that we could still shower and be comfortable for a month at anchor without having to go into a marina to top up. We fitted large solar panels which more than met all our power needs, including charging up phones and computers etc (can't live without them eh?!)
That's the practicalities – what about the fun – meeting new people, sundowners in the cockpit, bar-b-cues on the beach or on Ostryga and the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. Sounds idyllic? It was!!
Living on a boat we began to live closer to nature – we started to become tuned in with the natural world. Gradually our schedules melted away as we started to move at nature's pace and in accordance with the wind and the tides.
We have lived on Ostryga for over seven years – cruising from Shotley to the Balearic Islands – enjoying people and places on the way. It has been the everything that we hoped it would be when we started to dream and plan this adventure. And we will always be grateful to Ostryga who has made it all possible. Living our “Ostryga Days” really has been the time of our lives.
But as all good things come to an end we feel that it is now time for us move on to do something new and so we look forward to passing Ostryga on to someone who we hope, will love her and have as much fun with her as we have done. Over the years we have carried out many major improvements to the boat so she is now ready to take you across any ocean, wherever you want to go in the world!
In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.
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