Originally conceived as the replacement for the Oyster 39, the 406 was designed by Holman and Pye, with the first hull launched in 1986. Very much a smaller sister to the hugely successful Oyster 435, the 406 has many of the bigger yacht’s bluewater cruising features; single skin hull construction (eliminating the need for a core material), encapsulated lead keel, full length rudder skeg and keel stepped mast.
Two versions were produced; Coachroof and Deck Saloon. The Coachroof version has a lower profile deck superstructure, without any level changes to the cabin soles below decks. By contrast the Deck Saloon version has the characteristic Oyster Deck Saloon windows, two of which open for better light and ventilation. The saloon sole is raised in the Deck Saloon version to provide space for bigger fuel, and water tanks below.
Both versions are ideally laid out for cruising for two couples or a small family. Both have two double cabins with en suite head/shower, and both feature a saloon, which offers two further sea berths if required. A seamanlike corridor galley and proper navigation station ensure practicality offshore. All 406s are rigged as sloops or cutters, most have conventional slab reefing although some have in-mast furling. Of the thirty-five 406s launched between 1986 and 1991, twelve were Coachroof versions and twenty-three were Deck Saloons.
Penny Oyster Coachroof 406, cutter rigged with fully battened mainsail and furling to her yankee and staysail. Below decks she has an offset double cabin aft with en suite head/shower, and a versatile forward V-berth, which can be a twin or double berth with an infill. The forward head/shower has two door entry doors, one into the forward cabin making an en suite, and another into the saloon, making a day head. In addition to the saloon seating, which can sleep another two, Penny Oyster also has a pilot berth outboard to starboard.
Penny Oyster has benefitted from a number of recent upgrades - among the most eye catching are her teak decks, which were renewed in 2010, and the engine and windlass were replaced in 2011. With her pale blue hull and classic profile, Penny Oyster is a strong, and simple ocean cruising yacht, of a compact size.
Pale blue hull with trim. Epoxied before initial antifouling. Hull polished and antifouled 2017.
GRP/balsa sandwich deck. Low profile coachroof.
Teak laid decks (renewed 2010), cabin tops, cockpit seats, helmsman’s seat and cockpit sole.
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead scheel keel.
Fin and skeg configuration.
Transom ladder in stainless steel with teak treads.
24kg (45lb) Rocna anchor with 65m (213’) anchor chain (new chain 2002).
15kg (35lb) CQR kedge anchor stowed in anchor locker.
5m (16’4”) chain, 60m (196’8”) kedge warp.
2 x 28lb anchor weights with saddle type traveller for chain.
Quick HC 1512 Hector reversible electric anchor windlass (new 2011).
Gateway stanchions and gates.
Gate to pushpit.
Detachable stainless steel boarding/bathing ladder.
Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway.
3 x Lewmar deck hatches.
6 x Lewmar alloy frame opening ports.
Cockpit sprayhood (new 2015).
Full bimini with side screens and in-port cockpit shade.
Freshwater shower on aft deck.
Electric saltwater pump for anchor and deck work.
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.
Waterproof cockpit loud speaker.
Teak cockpit table with stowage below deck.
Wheel with leather cover.
Simpson 8a polished stainless steel davits.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Alloy mooring and cockpit cleats.
GRP dorade vents.
Two drained lockers at aft end of coachroof with hinged lids, one for liferaft and one for gas bottle stowage.
Large stern lazarette for stowage of warps, hoses, brushes, etc.
Ensign staff in stainless steel.
Stainless steel stern post with cross piece to take aerials for Navtex, GPS, emergency VHF aerial and stern light (2002).
MAST and RIGGING
Seaway hydraulic backstay adjuster. Fully serviced in 2011.
Standing rigging replaced 1996 and fully checked 2010.
Granny bars at mast in stainless steel.
Hawk wind vane/VHF aerial at masthead.
Hood Seafurl headsail furling system on forestay and inner forestay.
New inner forestay with Hood Seafurl 5 to suit new staysail – 2000.
#40 self tailing secondaries.
#30 self tailing winch for Seafurl control line.
#30 self tailing mainsheet.
#30 self tailing reef line.
#52 self tailing genoa sheet winches.
#30 self tailing main halyard.
#40 self tailing genoa halyard winches.
Twin spinnaker poles with vertical stowage.
Spinnaker reaching strut, stowed in chocks on deck.
Manufacturer – Hood Sailmakers (new 2000).
Mainsail crosscut 9oz Hood polyester, fully battened, Sailman 4000 trackless batten system with cover.
Furling yankee, crosscut in 8oz Hood polyester, UV strip, seafoam luff, tell tales and reefing marks.
Furling staysail, crosscut 8oz Hood polyester UV strip and seafoam luff.
Storm staysail/jib in orange with hanks on luff.
Four berths in two cabins, plus three in the saloon.
All sea berths with lee cloths to all berths.
Interior joinery finished in teak.
12V vacuum cleaner on lead.Cabin sole in teak and holly stripe.
12V vacuum cleaner on lead.
Surfaces in galley and heads in Formica type laminate.
Internal hull and deck surfaces are lined with fabric covered ply panels.
Upholstery – original mid-blue velour. Regularly cleaned.
Curtains to all windows.
Flyscreens to six Lewmar opening portlights.
Blinds and flyscreens to Lewmar deck hatches in forward and aft cabins.
Clock and barometer.
Fans to owner’s cabin, saloon and forepeak.
With berths that may be used as two singles or a double using the infill cushion provided.
Sail stowage under berths.
Bureau and hanging locker.
Blakes Lavac marine toilet, washbasin and shower. Pump and pipework replaced in
Lockers for washing gear, mirror, towel rail and toilet roll holder.
With plentiful lockers and book shelves.
Features a fixed saloon table with fold out leaves.
On the starboard side there is a pilot berth and a settee berth with a purpose built drinks locker/bureau fitted at the forward end.
To starboard, facing outboard.
Chart table takes full size Admiralty chart.
4 x drawers and stowage shelf beneath chart table.
Folding seat opposite, below oilskin locker.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Freshwater hand pump.
Macerator sink discharge pump with hand pump standby.
Optimus ‘Model 6010’ 2-burner cooker with grill and oven. Solenoid valve on gas bottle controlled from galley.
Top opening insulated icebox with 12V electric refrigeration unit.
With double berth to starboard, which is fitted with lee screen in the middle to enable the berth to be used at sea.
Three large drawers beneath berth and sliding ‘bedside table’. Opposite this is a dressing table/vanity unit with seating.
A large size hanging locker with bookshelf over, shelves and other storage lockers are also provided.
Blakes Lavac marine toilet, washbasin and shower.
Lockers for washing gear, mirror, towel rail and toilet roll holder.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Blaupunkt radio/CD player with saloon and cockpit speakers. (Current connection problems.)
Yanmar 4JH5E 53Hp diesel engine (new 2011).
Approximately 800 at July 2017.
Maxprop 3-bladed feathering propeller.
Fixed spare propeller in lazarette.
Spurs rope cutter on shaft.
90A, plus TWC unit.
Whitlock steering system.
Eberspacher Airtronic D4 warm air central heating system with electronic controls, thermostat and timer, etc., (2001). Hairdryer attachment.
225 litres approximately (50 Imp gallons/59 US gallons) in two stainless steel tanks.
546 litres approximately (120 Imp gallons/144 US gallons) in two GRP tanks.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
4 station tank tender gauges.
1kW immersion heater in calorifier.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Freshwater hand pump with filter in galley.
Holding tanks to aft heads. Pump out from deck and manual pump-out to sea.
240V ring main with 3 double socket outlets.
Batteries dedicated to domestic system giving 220A per hour (replaced 2014).
Batteries dedicated to engine start giving 85A per hour (replaced 2012).
Battery state meter with changeover switch to show voltage on engine and domestic batteries.
Engine start boost if needed from domestic batteries.
Mastervolt MASS 12V/40A battery charger, including temperature sensor and charger status panel (replaced 2017).
Mobitronic controller – amps, volts, amp/hours for domestic batteries.
Overhead lights are 6” Hella type:
Forward cabin - 1 x 6” overhead and 2 x black spotlights over berth ends.
Heads – 1 x 6” overhead, 1 x striplight over mirror.
Saloon – 2 x 6” overhead, 4 black spotlights (2 port and 2 starboard).
Navigation area – 1 x 6” overhead, 1 x chart light.
Galley – 2 x 6” overhead, 2 striplights over work surfaces.
Owner’s cabin – 2 x 6” overhead, 2 x black spotlights over berths, 1 striplight over vanity unit.
Engine room – 1 x service light.
Port and starboard navigation lights on pulpit.
Steaming light on mast.
Tri-white light at masthead.
Anchor light on lead with photo electric cell.
Binnacle mounted compass.
Manufacturer – Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G).
B&G Hornet 4 system with close-hauled meter and digital boat speed meter.
B&G ‘race repeater’.
Raymarine echo sounder with digital repeater (new 2016).
B&G sonic speed.
Phillips AP Mk6 GPS Navigator (software updated 2002).
Raymarine E7 chart plotter with integrated radome radar scanner.
Autohelm 6000 automatic pilot with rotary drive.
Autohelm Navdata repeater on steering pedestal.
Navtex ICS Nav 4 with dual frequency 518 and 490kHz changeover switch (2000).
Simrad RD68 VHF radio telephone.
Avon 6-person, valise, double bottom E-pack liferaft – overhauled annually.
Firdell blipper on mast.
Henderson MkV bilge pump, hand operated from cockpit.
Henderson MkV pump fitted in aft heads to act as another bilge pump.
Electric bilge pump with float switch.
Crewsaver Survivor automatic lifejackets with integral harnesses and lifelines with Gibb hooks x 6.
Horseshoe lifebuoys x 2 in holders.
Jonbouy Danbuoy on pushpit.
Jonbuoy man overboard raft mounted on pushpit.
Jackstays in stainless steel.
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
Fire extinguishers – powder and Halon x 4.
Gas alarm (fitted 2001).
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Avon 7’ dinghy (2009) – new inflatable floor hinged (2012), davit lifting eyes, anchor, seats and forward stowage bag.
Yamaha 5Hp outboard motor (2012) – overhauled annually and less than 20 engine hours. Plus 10 litres fuel tank.
WARPS AND FENDERS
6 x large fenders.
2 x small fenders.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
Heyco tool kit with special stowage.
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
Code flags – one set individuals with toggles and one set on continuous line for dressing vessel. Courtesy flags – assorted.
Engine and other spares.
NB: All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
Viewing through Oyster Brokerage.
Inventory verified by the owner.
Issue 2 (OG/OB/lh)
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 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.
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8NJ