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Perhaps the most elegant of the Holman and Pye designed Oysters, the 70 was originally a development of the well proven Oyster 68. Using the same hull but with a new deck mould, which incorporated the ‘eyebrow’ styling to the deck saloon and a larger aft deck and improved lazarette. Four Oyster 70s were launched between 1996 and 1997, and all had blue hulls, while a fifth, a white hulled ketch rigged sail trainer was launched in 1999.
The 70’s slim hull and sleek profile with generous overhangs and gentle shearline make her a real head turner in port, and a powerful ocean cruising yacht offshore, with a seamanlike interior layout and a deep cockpit for offshore security.
No Rehearsal was launched in 1997, and her current owner has sailed her for more than 20 years. She has a fully battened mainsail for additional performance, and hydraulic push button furling to both headsails. Her interior is finished in oak, which gives give a bright and airy feel below decks, where she sleeps eight in four cabins, all en suite.
Built for an experienced yachtsman, No Rehearsal has benefited from a full-time captain since new, who has maintained her to a high standard. She has never been chartered and only used for a few weeks every summer.
HULL NUMBER - Oyster 70/16.
HULL CONSTRUCTION - Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors in excess of Lloyd’s approved design specification.
HULL FINISH - ‘Blue’ hull with cove line and double boot top lines in ‘White.’
DECK CONSTRUCTION - Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
DECK FINISH - Teak laid decks. Bulwark finished with varnished teak capping rail.
KEEL - High performance bulb (HPB) keel.
RUDDER - Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
STERN DESIGN - ‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.
DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
ANCHOR - CQR 48kg (105lb) main anchor with 120m (390’) 12mm (1/2” approximately) chain. Kedge anchor and chain/warp stowed in lazarette.
WINDLASS - Lewmar Pacific V4000 electric anchor windlass.
DECK ACCESS - Midship gateway stanchions and side gates for boarding. Gate to pushpit. Multiplex carbon fibre passerelle with teak covering. Stainless steel bathing ladder.
HATCHES - Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway. Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches. Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming. Gebo opening hullports.
CANVASWORK - Sprayhood with leather covered grab rail and roll up window in ‘Marine Blue.’ Bimini in ‘Marine Blue’ with stainless steel hoops and acrylic cover. Awning. Cockpit cushions in ‘Marine Blue’ with closed cell foam. Crew covers for saloon seats and navigation seat in ‘Lanvera Fawn.’
DECK PLUMBING - Freshwater hot and cold deck shower in transom locker. Freshwater outlet on deck. Jabsco bilge and deck wash.
COCKPIT - Walk-through teak-laid cockpit. Drinks holder around the front of the pedestal.
COCKPIT TABLE - Cockpit table in teak and stainless steel.
STEERING - Whitlock Destroyer type wheel with leather cover.
OUTBOARD BRACKET - Reinforced teak outboard motor bracket on pushpit for up to 30hp engine.
DAVITS - Whittall ED18 DGW davits with 300kg (66lb) capacity.
GENERAL - Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit. Stainless steel fairleads, mooring and cockpit cleats. Stainless steel grab rails atop deck saloon. Stainless steel mast guards. Lazarette locker. Liferaft stowage under stern quarter seats. Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel. Stern post at stern for navigation/communications antennae. Gas locker for two bottles.
RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST AND RIGGING - Cutter rig. Hood ’White’ painted mast and boom. Navtec hydraulic outhaul, vang and backstay adjusters. Two mast steps at masthead. ‘No Strike’ ion dissipater at masthead. Wire running backstays with rope tails. Stainless steel Riggarna rod rigging. Running and standing rigging, including halyards, warps, fenders and fender socks.
HEADSAIL FURLING - Reckmann hydraulic headsail and staysail furling.
WINCHES - Harken self-tailing winches: B964STE hydraulic primaries. B56.2 STC secondaries. B56.2 two-speed mainsheet. B53.2 STC reefing control line. B56.2 ST electric two-speed mainsail halyard.
SPINNAKER GEAR - Spinnaker gear including halyard, sheets and guys, single pole, topping lift and downhaul blocks, and deck fittings.
SAILS - By Hood Sails: Fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks and three large reefing blocks sewn into main. Furling yankee (125%) 9.8oz Dacron crosscut with UV protective strip and sea foam luff. MPS tri-radial cruising chute and squeezer.
GENERAL - Six berths in three cabins, plus two crew berths, excluding the saloon. Sea berths have fitted Dacron lee screens with lanyards to through-bolted eyes. Interior joinery finished in oak with sculpted fiddles and grab rails, shadow gap joints and many customised features. Cabin sole in oak and teak stripe (repainted 2020). Surfaces in galley and heads in Avonite. Headlining in off-white vinyl. American Spinneybeck leather upholstery in main saloon, and Alcantara elsewhere. Curtains/blind system to all cabins. Oceanair ‘Skyscreens’ to all deck hatches. Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports. Hella fans.
FORWARD CREW CABIN - Forward V-berth accessed from its own hatch, featuring hanging locker with safe, and storage lockers. Access to bow thruster.
HEAD/SHOWER - Access to bow thruster. To port with washbasin, toilet, and shower.
FORWARD PORT TWIN GUEST CABIN - To port with upper and lower berths, vanity unit, and hanging locker.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER - To port with washbasin, Vacuflush electric toilet, shower stall, and storage.
FORWARD STARBOARD DOUBLE GUEST CABIN - Starboard double berth, vanity unit, and hanging locker.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER - To starboard with washbasin, toilet, and shower.
SALOON - Featuring an oval table with oak burr veneer, and settee area to starboard, outboard of which are three lockers and central shelf to the hullport. Another settee to port long enough to double as a sea berth with lee cloth. Three lockers outboard and bookcase. Bar area with glass and bottle stowage.
CHART TABLE/NAVIGATION AREA - To port with half Admiralty-sized chart table, bookshelves, and instrumentation. Instrument displays including flat screen, AIS, Navtex, etc.
WORKSHOP - To port with workbench vice, storage, and washing machine housing, plus watermaker. Good access to engine.
ENGINE ROOM - The engine bearers form a self-contained sump to contain and prevent any oil spillage running into the main bilge area. A limber tube runs through the sump to enable any bilge water from the aft part of the yacht to run forward into the main bilge sump.
GALLEY - To starboard with generous worktop space, and plentiful lockers for stowage. Stowage provided for the Oyster crockery and glasses. Large rubbish bin inside locker door by sink.
SINKS - Twin Franke stainless steel sinks.
COOKER/HOB - Force 10 gimballed stainless steel cooker with four burners, grill, and oven. Cooker hood in oak.
MICROWAVE - Gorenje microwave.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER - Front opening fridge and top opening freezer, plus extra freezer in saloon. All fridge/freezers are interchangeable by dial-up temperature.
WASHER/DRYER - Bosch Maxx 5 washer/dryer.
OWNER’S STATEROOM - Featuring a double berth offset from centreline, curved settee, and dressing table. Large hanging locker with owner’s safe, plus abundant drawer and locker space. Entertainment system with flat screen display.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER - With electric Vacuflush toilet, washbasin, and shower stall.
ENTERTAINMENT - AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
SOUND SYSTEM - Bose Stereo Lifestyle 535 (new 2020). Four waterproof cockpit speakers.
TELEVISION - Raymarine Satellite TV, and terrestrial multi-standard TV system. Samsung play only DC video. DVD player in saloon. Smart TV (new 2020).
ENGINE - Perkins/Sabre M225Ti turbo-charged 168kW (225hp) engine. Hurth gearbox. Aquadrive couplings. Engine and exhaust pipes (new 2017).
ENGINE HOURS - Approximately 980 at February 2022.
PROPELLER - Max-Prop 75cm (30”) feathering prop. New anodes all round, and new antifoul paint (April 2021).
ALTERNATORS - Alternator giving 40A/24V. Second alternator giving 100A.
GENERATOR - Northern Lights 16kW generator, including all electric wiring and sound insulation.
GENERATOR HOURS - Approximately 5,000 at February 2022.
BOW THRUSTER - Lewmar 300 SVTAH bow thruster (new 2017).
STEERING SYSTEM - Whitlock cable system.
HYDRAULICS - Lewmar Commander 4 system with three functions.
AIR CONDITIONING - Cruisair air conditioning giving 55,000 BTUs from five units.
WATERMAKER - Schenker 24V watermaker.
FRIDGE/ICE MAKER - Gorenje fridge, and separate Unold ice maker in bar area.
TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
FUEL - 2,294 litres approximately (505 Imp gallons/606 US gallons) in two GRP tanks.
WATER - 1,363 litres approximately (300 Imp gallons/360 US gallons) in two GRP tanks. Water tank and tubes cleaned after every season.
TANK TENDER GAUGES - Tank tender system and backup dipsticks.
HOT WATER - Stainless steel calorifier heated by the engine’s heat exchanger or 220V immersion heater with high pressure system giving good water pressure in all showers.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEM - Hot and cold freshwater system based on a high capacity water pump with plastic pipework and fittings.
HOLDING TANKS - Two stainless steel holding tanks. Wema gauges.
GREY WATER - There are two GRP grey water tanks fitted with Par hydro air switch, and Whale ‘Gulper’ pumps to give automatic evacuation of all showers and washbasins. The galley sinks pump directly overboard via an electric Whale ‘Gulper’ pump activated by a rubber toggle switch.
MANIFOLD SYSTEM - Stainless steel manifold for seawater inlets to reduce through-hull fittings.
SHIP’S SUPPLY - 24V.
RING MAIN - 220V AC ring main with five double, 3-pin outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS - 24V anchor light socket in the forward anchor locker. 24V socket in the cockpit at pedestal for search/cockpit light. 24V socket in workshop. Four additional 220V sockets, one each in galley, workshop, starboard cabin, and forepeak. One additional socket in horizontal surface by TV locker. All sockets upgraded to Ticino (except owner’s head).
BATTERIES - All Surrette service batteries including new battery box (new 2016). Domestic: 690Ah batteries at 20 hour rating. Engine start: 88Ah battery. Generator start: 88Ah battery with its own 12V alternator.
BATTERY MANAGEMENT - Charger: Mastervolt MASS 24V 100A heavy-duty charger. Monitors: Magnetronic DCC 4000 battery control system.
INVERTER - Mastervolt MASS 1500W inverter.
SHORE POWER - Twin 30A dockside power cables with Hubbell sockets.
INTERIOR LIGHTING - Downlight type halogen lights in polished chrome finish with downlighters over reading areas. Fluorescent lights and downlights in each heads, as well as over the galley work surfaces. Reading light for each berth. Automatic refrigerator door light. Three red ‘courtesy’ footlights at deck saloon steps. Engine room lights upgraded to 24V SL LL01.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - Boom light over cockpit table. Pair of lower spreader lights, and foredeck light. Aqua Signal bow and stern navigation lights, plus tri-white anchor light at masthead. Steaming/deck floodlight, and aft deck floodlight.
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
COMPASSES - Sestrel Major steering compass.
SAILING INSTRUMENTS - Raymarine E80 series. New navigation console with flat screen navigation system at pedestal. ST70 depth, speed and wind pods. Low profile TH depth transducer.
GPS/RADAR/CHART PLOTTER - Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS. Raymarine E80 GPS chart plotter/radar system, interfaced with GPS, AIS, etc.
AIS - AIS system.
AUTOPILOT - Raymarine ST70 autopilot with colour display head.
NAVTEX - Integrated NAVTEX, charts, sounder, and radio communications.
VHF RADIO - Raymarine Ray55 Marine VHF radio, and rear flush mount kit. Raymarine Ray240E D-DSC VHF radio with remote station. Hailer for Raymarine 240E. Geonav handheld VHF radios.
SSB RADIO - Icom 710 SSB radio with insulated backstay aerial, auto tuner, and giant dynaplate grounding.
SATELLITE PHONE - Mini-M Satellite telephone with separate fax.
PC - Built-in.
LIFE RAFT - Two Avon life rafts.
RADAR REFLECTOR - Firdell blipper on mast.
BILGE PUMPS - Electric bilge pump with solid-state switch. Henderson MkV double action manual bilge pump.
DECK SAFETY - Danbuoy. Lifesling. Webbing jackstays. MOB button. Emergency tiller.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
ALARMS - Raymarine MOB button that gives GPS position and sounds mast and cabin-mounted horns. Integrated with chart plotter. Four personal MOB locators. Vetus gas detector.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES - Automatic Raymarine foghorn signal hailer intercom. Watertight bulkhead. Storm boards.
RIB/DINGHY - Avon 4m (13ft) RIB with Suzuki 50hp outboard.
WARPS AND FENDERS - Warps and fenders.
COMPRESSOR - Bauer Junior dive compressor.
CROCKERY - Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
CUTLERY - Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
SAFE -2 x 2-brick safe.
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ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
NB: All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
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Inventory verified by the owner.
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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. 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, at their 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 for such engine on our part. Life-saving appliances do not form part of the inventory and it is for the buyer to ensure they are in date and suitable for their purposes. Buyers are advised to seek appropriate qualified advice with regard to the tax status of the vessel.
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