Stella Maris of St Ives is a truly loved family yacht. She has been constantly upgraded, serviced, sailed and enjoyed by her current owners. Additions in recent years include a new Generator, new RIB, new Genoa, and new extra chart plotter in the cockpit. The 485 is a fantastic boat to sail, totally capable of being sailed short handed and rewards with fantastic performance and a wonderful feeling of security and comfort! The owners are putting her on the market in order to buy a bigger Oyster. Viewing recommended for this well priced yacht.
Stella Maris was our introduction to the Oyster family. We bought her when we decided to spend a lot more time sailing and wanted to have fun, while being safe, comfortable and independent from relying on marinas. She handles beautifully and easily when sailed by a couple or even on solo watches while no comfort is spared.
The central cockpit design allows us to have the most spacious and luxurious master cabin you will find in a 15-meter yacht, while also being very stable to sleep in on a passage. The guest cabins also allow for privacy for everyone, as they are both up forward on the far side of the saloon.
We feel that the deck saloon is unsurpassed for allowing light and air to flood directly into the saloon area through large opening windows that have been proven to be strong and safe over Oyster’s long experience of this design feature. The light, airy feeling below, care of the saloon deck, makes us very happy to spend extended periods of time on-board, with no signs of cabin fever.
Stella Maris has been a cracker to sail all around the Med over many summers and doubles as a fabulous bathing platform when at anchor, while the well appointed galley allows us to produce gourmet meals served with the best view in our own private island resort.
We often find ourselves out sailing when most others have stayed home because there’s a stiff wind blowing or it’s a bit lumpy or cold out, but Stella Maris always rises to the challenge. She loves to cut through 20-25 knots of wind in a steady groove, and when it gets too chilly, you can go below and watch through the saloon deck windows with the Webasto on to keep you toasty. The leather seats are very hardwearing and look better with age, even if you sit on them while wearing foul weather gear.
So we have found Stella Maris a wonderful Oyster, to go anywhere and to be sailed and enjoyed in all seasons.
Laid-up GRP, to Lloyds approved design specification.
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks, perforated aluminium alloy toerail. Re-caulked and sanded 2010.
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European Union’s Recreational Craft Directive to meet Design Category A – Ocean.
2. DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
CQR 27kg (60lb) anchor with 60m (197’) chain.
Lofrans electric anchor windlass with deck mounted foot switches, fitted 2008.
Midship gateway stanchions.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel bathing ladder .
Teak washboards for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming.
Lewmar opening hullports.
All canvas work in ‘Captain Navy’ Sunbrella fabric.
Fold down companionway sprayhood with grabrail in ‘Sovereign’ style. Refurbished 2015.
Bimini with twin hoops.
Translucent zip-on sunscreens for bimini, new 2015.
Cockpit cushions in ‘Captain Navy’ Sunbrella.
Covers for windlass, cockpit table and deck hatches.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Whitlock folding varnished cockpit table in teak.
Whitlock cable system. Stainless steel destroyer type wheel on Whitlock ‘Premiere’ Pedestal with instrument pod. New steering cables 2008.
Stainless steelpulpit and pushpit.
Alloy fairleads and mooring cleats. Additional mooring cleats on stern.
Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon.
Liferaft storage built into pushpit.
Stainless steel solar panel bridge with davits for tender on stern.
Benq solar panel (320W – 55V) new 2015.
3.RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST and RIGGING
Sloop rig (completely re-rigged 2005 and professionally checked 2013).
Hood Stoway mast with manual drive.
Double spreader rig.
Standing rigging (replaced 2005).
Solid rod kicker.
Running backstays (added 2005).
Storm jib stay with Wichard adjuster on lower end.
Storm jib sheets and spare genoa halyard.
In mast furling.
Hood Seafurl, new 2009.
WINCHES Lewmar winches including:
62ST x 2 electric primaries two speed.
50ST two speed.
40ST two speed.
30 two speed.
43 two speed.
24-45ST x 2 two speed.
Spinnaker gear and pole. Spinnaker rigging including: sheet, aft guy, foreguy, halyards, butt hoist, Lewmar blocks, topping lift.
Quantum genoa 125% – new 2015.
Kemp mainsail – new 2008.
Kemp genoa 145% – new 2009.
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Hammock with ceiling fittings for 7th berth in saloon.
Interior joinery finished in Teak and Holly, revarnished with Ronseal Diamond Hard in 2010.
Designed to be modern and co-ordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails and ‘Hockey Stick’ corners. Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
Cabin sole in teak.
Surfaces in galley in Avonite, ‘Gibraltar Grey’.
Surfaces in heads in Avonite, ‘Tuscany Rose’.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Upholstery in dark blue leather.
Lee screens on sea berths.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
Oceanair blinds to saloon windows.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
V-berth, under berth stowage, overhead lockers, a hanging locker, dressing table and storage.
GUEST TWIN CABIN
Upper and lower berths, clothes lockers and a hanging locker.
Jabsco Marine toilet, washbasin with Grohe chrome mixer tap, mirror, stowage lockers and a shower area with curtain and teak grating. Washbasin surround in Avonite with chrome wall mounted soap dispenser.
The galley is situated on the starboard side and all work surfaces are covered with Avonite with infill over galley sink, timbered fiddles and radiused upstands.
Twin stainless steel sinks with surface mounted soap dispenser. And Seagull water filter tap.
Gimbaled, stainless steel Force 10 gas cooker with 4 burners, grill and oven. Elecronic solenoid gas shut-off valve, new 2013.
Inbuilt, stainless steel microwave.
Front opening, Stainless steel door. Grunert 110V AC holdover plate system.
Coolbox style freezer under counter top, with top mounted hinged lid.
U-shaped settee area and table on the port side. To starboard is a two-seater. Bottle stowage and drawer incorporated into table pedestal. Bookcase in port hull recess outboard of settee. Glass and bottle stowage locker. Foam backed vinyl mast cover.
To port with forward facing chart table that can accommodate a half-folded full size chart. Bookshelf and drawers. Navigators seat.
There are three access points to engine bay through doorway inboard of navigation area, behind companionway steps and inboard of galley.
Double berth offset from centre, a curved settee and dressing table, hanging locker, with drawer and locker space. Mirror.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Electric VacuFlush toilet (new 2003), washbasin with Grohe chrome mixer tap, mirror, surface mounted soap dispenser, stowage lockers, separate shower area and teak grating. Washbasin surrounds in Avonite.
Sony 32” flat screen TV, wall mounted in Owner’s cabin (new 2014).Status aerial at masthead for TV and AM/FM.
Sony stereo with USB port for iPod (new 2011) with twin saloon speakers and a pair of waterproof cockpit speakers.
Perkins Range 4 M90, 82hp diesel engine (overhauled in workshop 2012).
Soft mountings (new 2012).
Aqua drive, shaft and joints, new 1999 and overhauled 2012.
Gearbox new 2012.
Salt water Perkins pump rebuilt 2011. PSS Sterngland / Self lubing.
Approximately 6575 at September 2015.
Maxprop 3 blade feathering propeller. Serviced 2015.
Ambassador rope cutter.
60amp 12V for engine start battery.
Plus 75amp 12V for domestic battery bank, new 2011.
Kohler 6kw, new 2014.
Approximately 114 at September 2015.
Whitlock cable system to Whitlock pedestal.
Webasto DW80 hot water heater. Overhauled 2014.
Searecovery 600 GPD 110V.
7.TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
550 litres approximately (120imp/145 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
750 litres approximately (165 imp/198 us gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Gauges to fuel and water tanks.
From copper insulated hot water tank approximately 45 litres (12 us gallons) heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 110V immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power. New immersion heater 2010.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Stainless steel gravity tank to aft WC.
Gas hoses, fittings and regulator replaced 2013.
2 x 6kg LPG bottles.
24V with several 12V droppers.
Mains 110v AC ring main with 3 double sockets. Toroidal transformer (2008) under chart seat drops incoming volts but with switch for dual voltage.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
DC outlet at chart table.
2 x 240V sockets at chart table for use on shore power, new 2008.
Benq solar panel (320W – 55V) new 2015.
Alpha electronics MPPT 24V regulator, new 2015.
8 x 6v T125 Trojan batteries giving 480Ah to domestic supply. New 2010.
2 x 12v 110Ah for engine starting, new 2015.
1 x Generator start battery, new 2014.
Domestic/engine battery bank ‘emergency link’.
Mastervolt charger, new 2014.
350W 220V inverter, new 2014.
Magnetronic DCC 4000 battery management meter.
Hubbell socket plus 15m (50’) 30A power cable, extensions and double adaptors.
Downlight type halogen lights in white finish, with downlighters over reading areas.
Wall mounted chrome lamps in saloon with swivel arm and parchment lampshades.
Downlights in each heads as well as over galley work surfaces.
Chrome and glass reading light for each berth, new 2015.
Fluorescent lights in engine and generator rooms, new 2008.
Red halogen light at chart table.
Aqua signal bow and stern navigation lights.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
Cockpit light, new 2010.
9. NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
Rigel steering compass.
Raymarine ST60 instruments, new 2007.
Companionway console: Depth/Wind/Speed/MFD.
Chart table: multi function display.
Raymarine E80 colour chart plotter/radar at chart table, new 2007.
Second Raymarine E80 colour chart plotter mounted on binnacle in cockpit, new 2012.
Raystar 125GPS aerial.
Raymarine AIS 250 receiver, new 2007.
Autohelm ST7002 autopilot, new 2009. New clutch for autohelm 2014.
Windex at masthead.
Furuno Navtex, new 2007.
VHF radio at chart table with cockpit speaker.
ICOM SSB radio with dynaplate grounding and insulated backstay Aerial.
Ethernet socket for use with laptop, links into chart plotter/radar.
Eurovinil Survitec six person liferaft, new 2012.
GME MT401, new 2014.
Electric Jabsco Maxi Puppy 3000 bilge pump.
Manual Whale Gusher bilge pump.
Jonbouy inflatable danbouy.
Webbing jackstays, new 2015.
Hailer on mast.
Variousincluding automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
Neptune 2.3m RIB, new 2015.
WARPS AND FENDERS
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.
Inventory not yet verified by the owner.
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 trialed and opened up.
Suite B, Orwell House
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8NJ