The Oyster 53 is a truly fantastic long distance blue water cruiser, capable of cruising at 8+ knots with just a minimum number of crew and rolling off 180-200nm daily runs. With close to fifty hulls delivered, the 53 is arguably the design that put Oyster on the map and this broker clearly remembers when they first came onto the scene in the Caribbean and how unique they were at the time. This particular example is for sale by only her second owner- who has already purchased a larger Oyster 56- and has benefitted from constant upgrading over the years including replacement of engine; AC; refrigeration and freezer system; AC and DC panels; very recent Flag Blue painted hull and white Algrip cabin house; removal of original teak decks with new nonskid; 2013 paint on all deck surfaces...the list goes on. A very functional boat with all major systems in good working order. Other cruising amenities include stainless davits; generator; full AC andwatermaker. Originally built for an American owner, she was constructed to US specifications with 110v electrics.
The layout below features an island berth aft in the owners cabin accessed by walking through a midship utility room on the port side which provides excellent access to the engine and tons of storage for gear. The aft cabin has its own head with large separate stall shower with seat. The island berth has a comfortable curved settee to starboard. There is plenty of light and ventilation and loads of storage including a large hanging locker. Forward of the utility area is the aft facing Nav station to port of the companionway and forward of the Nav station in the salon is a nice settee with bar forward. The starboard salon features a large curved settee anchored by a large table with two drop down leaves. The galley is in the aft starboard area of the salon and outboard of the companionway. It is large with countertop on three sides; twin stainless sinks forward facing; gimbaled four burner stove and oven; microwave; undercounter reefer, etc. The inboard side of the galley also provides excellent access to the engine. Countertops are ceramic tile. Going forward of the salon to starboard is a generous one over one cabin with head and ensuite shower across to port and all the way forward is the guest VIP cabin with large V berth with filler. Plenty of natural light and ventilation with deck prisms; opening ports and hatches and signature Oyster forward opening raised salon windows port and starboard in main salon. Set up for shorthanded sailing and offshore passage making but an excellent family boat or cruising layout for two couples.
This 53 features a Sheel (shoal draft) Keel keeping draft down to only 5' 6". Cutter rigged sloop with Hood in-mast furling. Full canvas package and lots of cruising gear including tools make this a very attractive offering in the Blue Water Cruising market.
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GRP hull hand laid and reinforced with full length foam cored stringers bow to stern for additional rigidity. Sound insulation on forward bulkheads. End grain balsa cored GRP deck set into moulded hull flange and through bolted at joint through anodised, slotted toerail.
Molded in GRP with balsa core
Non skid paint
Fin keel with sheel shoal draft keel, bringing draft down to 5’6”.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
50kg Bruce anchor with chain rode provided at the bows.
Danforth 35lb (approx) second anchor with chain and rope rode.
Lewmar alloy framed deck hatches.
Framed deck salon windows – forward windows open.
Lewmar opening ports.
Fold down companionway sprayhood with stainless steel grabrail.
Covers for cockpit table, pedestals and steering wheels.
Shower in aft starboard locker
Teak bi-fold table stows down on front of pedestal.
Edson cable system with 36” diameter wheel
Simpson 12V electric davits S225
RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
Main and jib: Ocean Sails
Mainsail: Hood in-mast manual furling
Hood manual Headsail
Hood manual Staysail
2 x #55 Lewmar electric primaries
2 x #52 Lewmar manual secondary winches
2 x #46 Lewmar manual runner winches
1 x #52 Lewmar mainsheet winch
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the salon. Interior joinery finished in teak wood. Teak and holly soleboards. Ceramic tiled countertops in galley and heads in Formica. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Upholstery in light blue Nova suede. Curtains to windows in salon.
With V-berth (seat between) and in-fill to make to double. Hanging locker and storage - opening hatch above.
STARBOARD GUEST CABIN
With upper and lower berth and good storage.
To port with WC, stainless steel sink, separate shower stall, vanity and cabinet stowage and opening port.
Full width Deck Salon with opening forward hatches and windows to port and starboard. Large U-shaped dinette to starboard with seating for eight and drop-leaf dining table with in-laid joinery. Also two person settee to port with coffee table, also with in-laid joinery. Dry bar and drinks cabinet.
Aft facing to port of companionway with full sized chart table, instrumentation and chart storage for books and equipment. Access to workshop.
In passageway aft of Nav station with access to aft cabin. Houses, work table, ice-maker and additional storage. Also provides access to engine room.
U-shaped to starboard with Frigoboat refrigeration and deep freeze system. 4 burner Force 10 stove with oven and grill. Microwave oven. Ample storage. Worktop finished in ceramic tiles.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Gimballed Force 10 cooker in stainless steel with 4 burners, grill and oven.
KitchenAid convection microwave oven in stainless steel.
AFT OWNERS CABIN
With centerline double berth and curved settee to port – also small seat to starboard. Hanging locker, drawer under cabinet and shelf storage. Opening hatch to aft deck.
With separate shower stall, WC, stainless steel sink, vanity and cabinet stowage and opening port.
Perkins 4-cylinder 80hp marine diesel engine.
Approximately 1,900 at March 2015.
Three blade Maxprop propeller.
Approximately 2,000 at February 2016.
2 x Marine Air 10,000 BTU air-conditioning units and x 1 Marine Air 16,000 BTU unit
Spectra 380 C watermaker
TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
1,408 liters approximately (372 US gallons) in two GRP tank.
227 liters approximately (60 US gallons) in one GRP tanks.
From an insulated 42 liter (11 US gallon) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 125V immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
One polyurethane tank which services the forward head only.
Bronze swing valves and Marelon swing valves with wire reinforced hoses secured with stainless steel hose clamps.
2 x 30AMP, 110V
8 x 6V, 180AH.
Downlight LED lights, with downlighters over reading areas.
Reading light over each berth.
Bow and stern navigation lights.
Masthead tri-colour light.
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
Raytheon ST7000+autopilot with two displays
INSTRUMENTS B&G hydra 2000
At mast head
Raymarine Ray 410, with horn
Avon 8-Man raft (due inspection)
Three electric bilge pumps, one manual pump in cockpit and a bilge pump counter for the primary at the navigation station.
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
NB All personal belongings and all other items listed in the above inventory are included in the sale.
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