Oyster 406 DS

85,000 Tax Paid | Plymouth United Kingdom


  • Make Oyster
  • Model 406 DS
  • Year 1987
  • LOA 40ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 2
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 40963
  • Name Blue Beat


Oyster 406 Deck Saloon - Born onto the stage of the Hamburg Boat Show in 1987, "Blue Beat" has been in her current Ownership for the last 20 years and has won at both the 2002 and 2006 Oyster Palma Regatta. This much loved yacht was treated to a new painted hull and superstructure for her 30th Birthday, in addition to the many updates and upgrades to her inventory over the years. A true testament to her Owners, this comfortable long-distance cruising yacht will be sure to attract that same admiration from any new Owner.


Built by Windboats Marine Limited of Wroxham and designed by Holman & Pye
Hull No. 17

GRP hull and superstructure
Teak laid decks, cockpit sole and seating
Iron fin keel with 8000lbs internal ballast
Whitlock steering with leathered covered stainless-steel six-spoke wheel
Hull and superstructure repainted winter 2017 (Mylor Yacht Harbour)

Last antifouled: Spring 2022
Anodes replaced: Spring 2022
*Out of the water annually to antifoul and replace anodes
**Stays out for the entire winter period 1-in-3 years (last 2021-2022)

L.OA: 12.34m (40' 6")
LWL: 10.59m (34' 9")
BEAM: 3.89m (12' 9")
DRAFT: 1.85m (6' 1")

*All figures are approximate


Kemp aluminium spars
Stainless-steel standing rigging (replaced 2011)
Running rigging replaced approx. 2017
Slab-reefing mainsail (3 reefs led back to cockpit)
Selden Furlex 300S furling systems for genoa and working jib
2x spinnaker poles
Selden rodkicker (NEW 2013)
Lewmar mainsheet, genoa and jib tracks
Baby stay
10x coachroof mounted clutches

Mainsail (2003/2004)
145% Genoa (2003/2004)
Working Jib (NEW 2008 - re-cut 2011, new sacrificial strip in 2022)
Spinnaker (2003/2004)
Additional sails (older - age unknown):
High-cut yankee (god visibility beneath)
Storm jib (needs adapting)

2x LEWMAR #52 self-tailing genoa winches
2x LEWMAR #30 self-tailing main winches
1x LEWMAR #40 self-tailing electric winch
1x LEWMAR #30 self-tailing winch at mast
1x LEWMAR #40 self-tailing winch at mast
Winch handles & pockets


Webasto cabin heating
Teak interior
Reupholstered throughout including new foam, 2013 (memory foam in forward and aft cabins)
New galley worktops, 2004
6'4.5" (1.94m) headroom

OWNERS AFT CABIN: Central island double berth with seats on both sides, vanity unit with mirror, various locker storage, reading lights, three opening portlights, opening hatch. Access to Owner's ensuite.

DAY HEAD / OWNERS ENSUITE: To starboard with Jack & Jill access from Saloon and Owners Aft Cabin. Manual W.C., stainless-steel sink unit with pull-out shower, teak slatted floor, various locker storage, opening portlight.

FORWARD CABIN: V-berth with infill, drawer and various locker storage, opening portlight, opening hatch. Access to ensuite.

DAY HEAD / ENSUITE: To port with Jack & Jill access from saloon and forward cabin. Manual W.C., stainless-steel sink, pull-out shower, teak slatted floor, mirror, opening portlight.

SALOON: Light and spacious with good visibility all around, settee's to port and starboard around large table (plus extension), drinks locker, bookshelves with removable fiddles, various cupboard / locker storage.

Step down to:

GALLEY (Northsea Layout) - To port, with ample work surface incorporating a large top-loading fridge, additional worksurface opposite incorporating a one-and-a-half bowl stainless-steel sink with hot & cold mixer tap plus freshwater tap (Jabsco Aqua Filta), Plastimo Neptune 2050 gimballed cooker with two-burner hob, oven and grill. Various cupboard and locker storage, opening portlight.

CHART TABLE: To starboard, Leather covered chair, chart stowage and light, main AC/ DC switch panel, navigation aids. A wet-locker is located directly behind with an additional opening portlight over.


PERKINS 4.108 46hp
4-Stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel
Last serviced: Winter 2021/2022
Engine hours unknown
New engine stop fitted 2022
Shaft drive to Max-Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller
Rope cutter
Good engine access from galley, aft cabin and ensuite
Bow thruster

3x 12v / 115 Ah Yuasa Leisure batteries (NEW 2017)
2x 12v / 100 Ah Lucas LX27MF engine batteries (NEW 2014)
Charged by engine alternator and battery charger
Sterling Pro Charge Ultra 12v-40A battery charger (NEW 2017)
240v circuit. Shore power
240v double sockets in aft cabin, galley and saloon
NASA Marine BM-1 battery monitor mounted at chart table

One 531 litre (117 gallon) fuel tank
Two 480 litre (105 gallon) GRP water tanks
Stainless-steel holding tank (not connected)

Pressurised water system
Heated by calorifier (located beneath aft cabin berth) & immersion heater (NEW 2004)

*All figures are approximate


Garmin GMI-10 & GMI-20 Depth, Speed, Wind, Compass
Raymarine Autohelm 6000
Plastimo steering compass
At chart table:
Garmin GPSMAP 751 Chartplotter/GPS/Radar
AIS Transmit & Receive
ICOM IC-M411 DSC VHF radio
Nasa Marine Target Navtex Pro-plus
ICOM BC-166 handheld VHF with charger
Garmin radar on mast

Lofrans Kobra 1000w / 12v electric windlass with deck switches
20kg Lewmar Delta anchor (NEW 2019) with 50m 10mm chain + warp
Fishermans anchor (stores flat in two pieces)
Kedge anchor

Stainless-steel pushpit and pulpit
Guardwires with side gates for ease of access
Ocean Safety 4-person cannister liferaft mounted on pushpit (NEW 2021 - next service due April 2025)
Small drogue
Drogue stabilizer
4x combined safety harnesses & lifejackets
Harness points in cockpit and near toe-rails
Fog horn (mast mounted)
5x fire extinguishers - One in each cabin, one in saloon, auto in engine compartment + one on deck (date of expiry unknown)
Horseshoe lifebuoy
OSCAR MOB Rescue Sling
Teak grab rails on coachroof
Emergency tiller

Full cockpit tent with stainless-steel frame
Lalizas lightweight aluminium framed bimini with sunscreens (canvas replaced 2020)
LodeStar 6-person dinghy (NEW 2012) with Suzuki 2.5hp outboard engine (NEW 2013)
2x boat hooks
Bathing ladder
Fore, mid and aft cleats
Dorade vents with caps
Cockpit table
Thermometer, hygrometer, barometer and clock mounted on bulkhead in saloon
Fusion MS-RA200 marine stereo
Ensign & staff

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