This is an exceptional and very well cared for Oyster 485 reluctantly offered for sale by her second owner who has had the boat for many years. A handsome yacht with perfect proportions. The 485 is a proven blue water cruiser capable of circling the globe. ARIEL is the nicest example of her class we have seen here in the States in years.
The engine was new in 2008. The boat has had extensive refitting along the way and is equipped with everything needed for extended cruising. She also shows beautifully with recent professional polishing of all exterior gelcoat surfaces.
GRP hand laid hull and deck in white with blue trim.
Teak laid decks.
Wheel steering covered with leather.
Interior of teak and teak-faced ply. Teak and holly cabin soles.
Externally bolted high performance lead bulb keel.
Spars and rig
Mast keel stepped
Mast and boom re-awlgripped 2011
Mainsail -Hood in mast furling system
(mainsail furling is via cockpit electric winch)
Jib - Harken roller furling (replaced 2011)
(jib furling is done via cockpit electric winch)
Hydraulic backstay adjuster
Lever clamp on inner forestay
Spinaker pole on mast track for easy deployment
Preventer system, port and stbd.
Rigid boom vang
Jib sheet traveler is adjustable from cockpit
North Dacron Main(2014)
North Dacron Headsail(2014)
Yankee 110%, Storm Jib,
Cruising Spinnaker w sock (used once)
Regular Spinnaker with sock (used once). All hardware and lines for deployment of spinnaker.
2 Harken 52 primary ST power winches in cockpit
2 Harken 52 primary ST manual winches in cockpit
2 Harken 42 winches under dodger
2 Harken winches on Mast
Six berths in three cabins.
Joinery styling - sculpted fiddles and grabrail, shadow gap joints between joinery panels.
Teak and holly cabin sole.
Ultra-suede throughout, Royal blue, new in 2005.
Cushions and bedding throughout, new in 2005.
Curtains, new in 2009.
Forward cabin with ‘V’ berth, and infill cushion and drawers under. Vanity table, overhead lockers and a hanging locker.
Guest cabin to port with upper and lower berths, a vanity unit and hanging locker.
Head to star board with manual toilet, washbasin, mirror and shower.
Saloon featuring an expandable oval table and curved settee area on the port side whilst to starboard is another curved settee. A large feature opening hull port each side allows visual contact with the outside whilst seated. Bookshelves are fitted in the starboard hullport recess. The bar unit is located at the starboard end of the saloon. This accommodates glass and bottle stowage. Outboard, to port and starboard in the saloon, are a pair of lockers and a shelf central to the hullport. Storage space. Many custom features.
Navigation station to port - forward facing with good book shelf and storage locker.
Galley to starboard with Force ten propane four-burner stove with oven, stainless steel sink, Grunnert front loading refrigerator/freezer with holdover plate. Original Oyster cutlery and Wedgewood china. Custom refinements.
Aft cabin is configured with a centreline double berth, a curved settee, dressing table and large hanging locker.
There is abundant drawer and locker space. From this cabin there is access to the aft head and shower stall.
24" LED flatscreen TV on swing arm in salon with BlueRay Play; all new 2014. Active Radio/CD player with waterproof speakers in cockpit.
Deck equipment – General
60lb Bugel anchor
Spade anchor (new),
Fortress alum anchor (new)
Galerider Storm Drogue with 300' 5/8" lines and bridle
Avon 310 Dingy with inflatable floor
Yamaha 15HP O/B engine with hoist and pushpit mount.
Windlass Lofrans Project 1500 (new 2009) with wireless remote (2014)
200’ of 3/8” high test galvanized chain (new 2009)
Dodger (New 2007)w leather covered holding bar
Bimini (new 2007)
Full Summer cover
Full Winter cover (2013)
Cockpit cushion seats - full set
Propane locker with 2, 10lb aluminum bottles and remote shut-off --also access hose for barbeque
Holding Tank for aft head-stainless steel for aft head w gauges and electrical pumpout
Large aft Lazarette and two large aft lockers, Anchor locker in bow
White fiberglass hull with Oyster blue trim
Teak decks are in excellent condition
Keel- Externally bolted high performance lead bulb keel
Anchor washdown – salt or fresh water
EPIRB - McMurdo w hydrostatic release
Four large fenders and holders
Cockpit table and drink holders
Passarelle boarding system
Side boarding ladder
Swim ladder aft
MECHANICAL AND ENGINE EQUIPMENT
Northern Lights 12KW Generator (1998) – 1,500 hours
Perkins M92B diesel engine – 85 HP. New 2008 -- 325 hours
Hurth transmission. New 2011.
Bow Thruster – Aquafax 8 HP motor with local 24V batteries with wireless remote (2014).
Sea Fresh watermaker 16 gal/hour, engine driven.
3 Cruisair A/C units (1998) – rarely used, 36,000 BTU total
Grunert holding plate refrigeration/ freezer system
24V motor, sea water cooled, (all new system 2005)
Webasto heater, diesel – heats throughout
Maxprop 3 blade feathering propeller (new 2009) and spur cutters
PSS non-drip shaft seal
2 electrical bilge pumps with alarm
1 mechanical bilge pump
TANKAGE and PLUMBING
600 litres (140 gallons)
909 litres (200 gallons)
Fuel and water gauges
Tank tender gauges
Holding tank in aft heads with electric pump out, deck discharge and tank gauge.
Autohelm 7001 autopilot with complete set of spares
(full duplicate autopilot system is unused)
A/P multifunction remote controller
SSB ICOM M700 transceiver with antenna tuner.
Insulated backstay antenna
ICOM VHF radios (2)
Garmin touchscreen GPS navigator 740 at pedestal with Garmin HD radar and fish finder (all new 2011).
Autohelm instruments ST60 series:
speed, depth,wind, compass and graphics (new 2009)
Garmin 545S GPS in nav station (new 2009)
Laptop computer with navigation software –interfaced to GPS.
Instrument readouts in cockpit and in Nav station.
Quality stereo system allows IPOD connection and remote control
Deep Cycle Batteries:
8 Trojan (6V, 210AH ea),
2 Bow Thruster AGM – (12V, 220ah)
2 engine – new 2012 (12V, 100AH ea)
All can be connected and disconnected to house. 1 Generator battery (12V, 80AH)
24V system with separate 12V system.
Total amphours – 720AH @24V.
Xantrex Trace 24V batter charger/ inverter 70A@24, 2.5KW inverter – (new 2009)
IOTA 24V, 40A battery chargers (2 ea).
Link 2000R control panel readouts.
This charging system which charges 150Amp at 24V, allows the generator to be run at load for only 1.5 hours per day for all needs including freezer and refrigerator in the Caribbean.
Hot Water Heater – 12 gal, 2KW, engine heat or generator
50’ Shore electrical cable for 220V, 30A service
NB All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
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In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. We are informed that this sale is not related to the Owner’s business, trade or profession. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.