This particular Oyster 55 is a stunning example of this fine high quality blue water cruiser. She is also one of the rare and much sought after upgraded “Sovereign” versions. The care and maintenance which has been lavished on this yacht is immediately evident from the moment you step aboard. Over the last 3 years she had over $150,000 spent on further upgrades & improvements. Throughout her life she has been gently cruised and never chartered and hence appears half her age. She is perfectly equipped for short-handed cruising and the sailing performance is a joy to behold. ‘Ostrika’ is a must see for the serious blue water cruiser looking for a turn key ready to go yacht.
Viewing by prior appointment only through the Essex Office on 0044-(0)1621-785600
Please contact at +44 (0)1621 785600
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Holman & Pye
LOA: 55 ft 3 in
Beam: 15 ft 9 in
LWL: 42 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 7 in
Displacement: 22680 kgs
Ballast: 6060 kgs
Fresh Water Tanks: (771 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (864 Liters)
General description: Seven berths in four cabins. Interior joinery finished in American light oak. Cabin sole of varnished teak and holly. Upholstery – blue Alcantara. Lee screens to all berths. Flyscreens. Hella fans throughout.
Double cabin forward with watertight bulkhead and door. Centreline double berth, upholstered seat with dressing table, overhead clothes lockers and hanging locker.
Starboard cabin with upper and lower single berths, shelves, a vanity unit and hanging locker.
Heads to port with Raritan Atlantis electric toilet, washbasin, mirror, lockers and shower with teak grating. Avonite surfaces.
Saloon with curved settee to starboard with 'myrtle burl' table and removable fiddles. Two drawers in table pedestal. Sea-berth to port with drinks locker with glass and bottle stowage.
Galley to starboard with gimballed Force 10 FT 645PR cooker in stainless steel with four burners, grill, and oven. Extra large top opening refrigerator. Twin sinks with macerator. Whale toe pump at sink for emergency fresh water supply. Panasonic microwave oven. Avonite work surfaces and upstands. Crockery and cutlery.
Navigation area at aft port end of saloon with chart table, bookshelf and instrumentation flush mounted in a black vinyl fascia.
Guest cabin to port with upper berth and freezer.
Owner’s stateroom with off-centre double berth, lockers including large hanging locker, settee, desk and dressing table. En-suite heads with Jabsco manual toilet, washbasin, mirror, lockers, oilskin locker and separate shower stall.
Entertainment: Pioneer stereo radio/CD player with speakers in saloon and Sony waterproof speakers in cockpit with volume control at companionway. Wiring for a Television (if wanted).
Spars & Sails
Cutter rig. Hood mast with electric in-mast furling. Hood solid kicker strut. Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster. 1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging, renewed 2008. Headsail furling Bamar electric headsail furling system with handheld remote control or switch on steering console. Harken furling system on inner forestay. Spinnaker gear. Spinnaker gear including guys, sheets, downhaul, topping lift, halyard and blocks. Spinnaker pole vertically stowed on mast.
2 x Lewmar Electric 66CST self-tailing two-speed primary winches
2 x Lewmar 54CST self-tailing secondary winches
2 x Lewmar 48CST self-tailing tertiary winches
Single Lewmar Electric 48CST self-tailing mainsheet & outhaul, also controlling topping lift and kicker
2 x Lewmar 48CST self-tailing two-speed winches at mast
2 x Lewmar 16CST self-tailing two-speed mainsheet traveller
In-mast furling main - Vectran - by Hoods
Furling genoa -Vectran - by Hoods
Furling staysail - Vectran - by Hoods
MPS with squeezer by Gowens
Spare Dacron yankee
Storm jib by Doyle (new)
Sails valeted 2011
Perkins Range 4 M90 four cylinder 82hp diesel engine with Hurth HBW gearbox. Racor 500FG fuel filter and water separator. Injectors, valve clearances and heat exchangers serviced March 2009. 3-bladed bronze max propeller with rope cutter.
Fuel 864 litres (190 imp/228 US gallons) in single GRP tank.
40 amp alternator charges domestic and engine batteries
Additional 100 amp alternator
Separate alternator to charge generator battery
Northern Lights 220V 50Hz AC 3-cylinder diesel generator
TX 8hp 24V bowthruster
Air conditioning and reverse cycle heating (Cruisair) to all cabins, saloon and galley
Webasto DW80 heating system with 5 outlets
Stone Cold freezer and refrigeration unit with Powermatic control system, 2007
Seafresh H204 watermaker
Water 771 litres (170 imp/204 US gallons) in 2 GRP tanks
Pressurised hot and cold freshwater system
Hot water from 54 litres (12 imp/14 US gallons) grade 1 copper tank, heated by immersion heater
Ship’s DC supply:
24 volt electrical ship’s supply
Spare 24V to 12V converter
Domestic batteries: 8 x 6 volt heavy duty ‘deep cycle’ batteries giving 460Ah
Engine start batteries: 2 x 12 volt batteries giving 88Ah
All domestic and engine start batteries replaced with new AGM gel batteries with Balmar MC-624 regulators, 2012
Lewmar V2000 vertical capstan type electric anchor windlass with foot controls and new controls at binnacle
Lewmar deck hatches
Gebo alloy framed hullports
Whittal ED16 davits
Sprayhood, new 2013
Bimini, new 2013
Self-draining stowage lockers at aft end of coachroof
Alloy mooring cleats and cockpit cleats
Stainless steel grabrails on cabin top and coach roof
Pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel
Gates in lifelines
Stainless steel bathing ladder
Deck shower with hot and cold water in transom locker
Salt water washdown pump
Spinnaker chainplates and foreguy pad eye
Heyco tool kit
Assorted manuals and spares
Cockpit table - new bespoke varnished teak
Cockpit cushions, new 2013
Warps and fenders
Plastimo 5” binnacle compass
Raymarine ST60 instruments with boat speed, wind speed/ direction and depth displayed forward end of cockpit
Raymarine ST60 multi-function display on binnacle
Raymarine ST60 multi-function display at chart table
Leica AP GPS at chart table
Furuno 1830 radar at chart table
Autohelm 7000 with spare Autohelm computer unit
Navtex ICS Weatherfax
Leica ICM 56 VHF with waterproof cockpit speaker
Icom 700 SSB radio with dynaplates and backstay insulated as aerial
ABB Nera InmarsatM satellite phone
Red interior night lights
Aqua signal navigation lights
Tri-white light to masthead
Boom light over cockpit table
Various fire extinguishers throughout yacht
Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy bilge electric pump
Additional Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy bilge electric pump
Henderson Mk V manual bilge pump
6-person liferaft stowed forward of mast, new 2011
Firdell Blipper radar reflector on mast
2 x liferings
4 x lifejackets/harnesses
Aqua Signal foghorn on mast
Lightning chaser at masthead with battery cable bonding both chainplates to a single giant dynaplate
'AB' 10 inflatable dinghy (only 6 months use)
Tohatsu 18hp outboard motor, new 2007 - serviced 2013
Built by Oyster Marine in 1994, hull number 33, to a Holman & Pye design. GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Hull colour white with Oyster blue double boot top and cove lines. Standard encapsulated lead fin keel. Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core for strength and insulation. Hull and deck structure are moulded in a Lloyds approved facility. Deck saloon. “Sovereign” style deck saloon superstructure with “eyebrow”, teak inlay, stainless steel handrails and black-anodised windows. Teak laid decks. Caulking replaced, 2008. Anodised alloy toerail. Extended transom incorporates bathing platform trimmed with teak. Draining gas locker moulded into aft deck with stowage for 6 gas cylinders. Whitlock cable wheel steering with leather wheel cover. Pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel. Extended transom incorporating bathing platform trimmed with teak. Lazarette locker. Emergency tiller steering.
ON DECK/EXTERIOR- $66,480
Antifoul stripped back to fiberglass as had become too thick ($4800)
New epoxy Interprotect 2000 primer applied ($1600)
YACHSPOT 5 Marine WiFi aerial & full system installed – picks up WiFi ashore & provides a wireless WiFi network throughout the yacht ($3350)
Entire inner stay changed from Hood to Harken by Rigpro in Newport. Used but in excellent condition ($4000).
Brand new Doyle orange Storm Jib ($1345)
Anchor chain - 300 feet of new G4 anchor chain plus installation ($2000)
300 feet of spare G4 anchor chain ($1500)
Windlass – new Lewmar gearbox & motor unit installed ($3100)
Windlass – new binnacle controls installed & wiring run through watertight bulkhead from bow so that can be controlled from the helm as well as from the bow ($1200)
Main furler gearbox completely rebuilt (new bearings & seals) (by Eric Pearson in Jamestown) $2300
Radar - New MIC installed by Cay Electronics (Newport) & full system check ($2240).
Stunning bespoke designed & hand crafted teak collapsible cockpit table with 8 coats of varnish and a “piano” leg ($4360)
“Sunbrella” deck awning with roll down sides which covers from mast to stern - brand new, stored aboard ($3600)
“Sunbrella” bimini & dodger ($3100)
New thick easy dry cockpit cushion pads & covers ($2145)
2 extra sets of “Sunbrella” cockpit cushion covers ($1400)
“Sunbrella” covers: binnacle cover, main hatch covers and liferaft cover ($700).
New cutlass bearing installed ($1500)
Backstay – removed, serviced & all seals replaced ($900)
New lazarette gas struts & fixtures by Hinkley ($700)
New cockpit speakers installed ($300)
New Navtex6 aerial (on board ready to be installed) ($320)
LED tri-colour mast light installed ($250)
New dock lines & lines ($1000)
Liferaft - Ocean Safety 6 man Type 1 SOLAS B pack ($2300)
Other Ocean Safety equipment for MCA Cat 2coding ($2300)
Some teak decking replaced (approx. $3000)
new teak on part of lazarette lid – ($580)
minor gel coat repairs & polishing( $2000)
6 new dorade cowls/vents ($420)
Lazzarette & anchor locker painted ($500)
New cockpit vents installed ($400)
Maxprop serviced ($500)
Deckwash made active again ($200)
Other general improvements – some new deckware, blocks, deck screws etc ($1500)
Tender - new AB 10X (10 feet) dinghy – only 6 months of use – ($3550)
CHAPS cover for tender - Brand new unused ($520)
MCA certification survey& certification ($1000) – never chartered.
New installation of two independent Cruisair airconditioner/heating units installed in (1) forward cabin and (2) saloon, galley & bunk-bed cabin. Bespoke crafted curved teak inlet grill at floor level under saloon table. New breakers installed under chart table seat. All associated carpentry, new ducting systems run, new pumps, plumbing & electrics ($17000)
Seafresh watermaker full overhaul & service, new automatic salinity probe and two brand new 40” membranes installed which are twice the size of the original increasing water production to 120 litres per hour ($2600)
Extensive varnish work ($4000)
Full sofa reupholstery throughout in commercial grade fire resistant Alcantara fabric from Italy ($7800)
Finest “Sunbrella” premium range woven fabrics: bespoke handmade raised deck salon curtains with bespoke steel sticks and further bespoke handmade curtains throughout the whole yacht. Fabrics are resistant to fading, mold & mildew ($9000)
Engine bay – sound proofed with new lead lined padding ($2000)
New automatic engine fire extinguisher mounted ($400)
Six top marine quality chrome dimmable IMTRA Ventura sealed warm white LED lights and LED bulbs placed in all other white fixtures ($1500)(dimmer switch still to be wired if desired, currently on/off)
All bilges newly painted throughout yacht ($1200)
Fridge/freezer compressors replumbed to raw water cooling thereby freeing up the secondary water tank (300 litres additional available now – main tank holds 600 L) ($600)
Automatic engine/housebank charging system (so engine battery kept topped up)
8 x deep cycle AGM 6V house batteries installed ($2800)
New ACR engine start battery, new battery link cables, new BALMAR alternator regulator ($2100)
New battery monitor installed ($500)
Additional Hella fan wired & installed at chart table ($200)
New red LED strip lighting installed at floor level port & starboard for night sailing
Top quality chrome dimmable LED light (dimmer switch still to be wired)
Airconditioning/heating vent installed
Top quality chrome LED light (dimmer switch still to be wired)
Bespoke “Sunbrella” woven curtains
Other general information
Standing rigging was replaced by previous owner in November 2008
The entire deck was recaulked in 2008
The engine and gearbox are original (1994) Perkins M90 (4 cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine) HP82 – beautifully maintained and only 2923 hours.
Webasto diesel heating original – I never used it & as the yacht was mainly in warm climes it has been mothballed for many years but was in fully working order when this was done.
Autopilot original – TWO rams - fully serviced - superb condition.
Generator - 8KW Northern Lights Lugger 220 VAC 50Hz – installed in 2000 (replaced the original Westerbeke)
The Vectran sails are by Hood in Lymington probably 2002 and are in good shape due to light use despite their age. Several years left in them.
Spare Dacron yankee – barely used.
Outboard - Tohatsu 18 HP 2-stroke - good working order, reliable & guessing approximately 6 years old but don’t have receipt.
Navigation – laptop based. The Professional Navigator Leica GPS connects to a laptop on which I ran “Nobeltec”. Through the new onboard Yachtspot WiFi system and/or using Bluetooth one can use a tablet/iPad as a dual control repeater/2nd plotter at the binnacle and/or have repeaters anywhere else in the boat.
Additional external project management costs in my absence - $5000
Yard/marina storage fees during work estimate - $12000
Approximate refit costs: US$179,500
The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.