Oyster 55 | 1986

179,000 Tax Paid | Brighton Marina United Kingdom

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Summary

  • Make Oyster
  • Model 55
  • Year 1986
  • LOA 55ft/17m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Ketch
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 4
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 44095
  • Name Brighton Belle

Overview

The true blue water cruiser; Oyster 55 Deck Saloon. Built in 1987 by Oyster Marine Ltd (Landamores) and designed by Holman & Pye. 'Brighton Belle' has been well cruised by her owners. Cutter rigged ketch with slab reefed mainsail with furling headsail, staysail all set around a safe centre cockpit.
The Oyster 55 has gracious lines and boasts superb living accommodation below decks. A very spacious owners stateroom aft with three additional guest cabins forward and aft of the saloon plus a workshop and store room in the bow.
Well equipped including white spars, spinnaker pole, teak decks, teak interior woodwork, generator, davits, sprayhood, Bimini and much more.

Layouts

Layout

Oyster 55

Build

OYSTER 55 Deck Saloon Centre Cockpit
Built in 1987 by Oyster Marine Ltd (Landamores, Norfolk, UK) to a Holman and Pye design.

CONSTRUCTION
White GRP Hull, deck and superstructure.
White topsides and coach roof.
Hull copper coated- 2015.
Teak Laid decks.
Oyster 55 transom extension.
Encapsulated keel.
Fin keel with skeg hung rudder.
Cockpit with wheel steering and lift-up table.

Anodes changed & hull copper regenerate scrub- February 2024.

LOA: 55'3" / 16.8m
LWL: 44'8" / 13.6m
BEAM: 15'9" / 4.8m
DRAFT: 7'4" / 2.25m

(All figures are approximate)

Rig

Cutter Rigged Ketch.
Seldon spars painted white.
Harken manual furling for headsail.
Harken manual furling for staysail.
Stainless steel standing rigging- replaced 2023.
All lines lead aft through rope clutches into cockpit.

MAIN MAST
Main mast with slab reefing, stack pack and lazy jacks, Ronstan cars.
Hydraulic vang- main sail.
Hydraulic back stays.
2 x Spinnaker pole with Andersen line tender
Antal tracks

2 x Lewmar 66 Self Tailing winches for Genoa.
2 x Lewmar 46 Self Tailing winches for Halyards.
2 x Lewmar 30 Self Tailing winches for Halyards.
1 x Lewmar 43 Self Tailing winch for mainsheet.
9 x Lewmar 48, 43, 50 Self Tailing winches.

MIZZEN MAST
Mizzen mast with slab reefing, stack pack and lazy jacks, Ronstan cars.
Vang.
2 x Lewmar 16 Self Tailing winches for Halyards.

SAILS
Slab reefed mainsail.
Furling staysail- 2023
Spare genoa.
Furling yankee
Asymmetrical spinnaker.
Mizzen staysail.
Mizzen.

Accommodation

SLEEPS TEN IN THREE CABINS & SALOON
Teak interior joinery.
Teak and Holly sole boards.
Blue Alcantara upholstery in the saloon and cabin settees.
Blue upholstery to berth cushions.
Webasto cabin heating throughout boat.

OWNERS STATEROOM
Light, airy and spacious stateroom with central double berth and headboard.
Curved settee to port & storage under shelved area to starboard
Eye level storage with shelves to port and starboard.
Vanity unit with mirror.
Hanging lockers
Opening hatches and portlights.
En-suite heads with separate shower cubicle, Vacuflush head, wash basin.
4 X attractive wall hung electric lamps
2 x low voltage ceiling lights
2 x wall mounted fans for cool breeze circulation of air
Access to rear of engine room

GALLEY
Starboard walk through to the aft cabin which incorporates a spacious galley.
Additional work top to port.
Double stainless steel sink.
Fridge & Freezer by Fridgeboat (temperature control to lower or increase as required).
Force 10 gas oven with grill.
4 Burner gas hob.
Storage cupboards.

SALOON
Large spacious seating area to starboard with a very large fold out table seating up to ten people (seating area can be used as a berth).
Seating area to port with coffee table (seat has trotter box to make a berth).
Navigation station to port aft saloon with chart table, seat and instrumentation.

FORWARD GUEST HEADS TO PORT
Sink with pull out mixer tap to serve as shower over large draining floor
Manual toilet, storage and mirror.

FORWARD GUEST CABIN TO STARBOARD
Upper and lower bunks.
Hanging locker.
Drawers.
Shelf with mirror above.
Opening overhead hatch and port light.

AFT GUEST CABIN TO PORT
Upper and lower bunks.
Double door storage wardrobe.
Carbon monoxide alarm.
Access to port side of engine room.

FORWARD STORES CABIN
Large storage cabin.
Opening deck hatch and portlights.

COCKPIT
Teak laid cockpit with seating for up to six persons.
Teak lattice flooring.
Storage locker to port.
Pedestal with MFD at single wheel helm.
Instrumentation mounted to port and starboard of companionway (Depth/Speed/Wind & VHF speakers).

LAZARETTE
Aft of cockpit are two large storage lockers.
Locker to port contains H/C pressurised water shower unit.
Aft of the storage lockers is a large gas strut assisted deck hatch giving access to a vast storage area under the aft deck.

Machinery

PERKINS SABRE M135 Diesel Engine 120hp- fitted 2003
Engine hours unknown (dial not working)
Engine service- Feb 2024.
Maxprop 3 blade feathering prop.
Paguro 9000V 8kW generator- 50 hours approx.

ELECTRICS
24 x 6V service batteries- 2021.
3 x 12v star batteries- 2023.
70 amp engine alternator.
Victron Blue Smart IP22 battery charger & inverter- 2023.
Shore power & cable.

TANKAGE
1 x Fuel GRP 1150 ltr.
2 x Freshwater 920 ltr.
2 x holding tanks

WATER SYSTEM
Pressurised hot and cold water.
Water heated by calorifier with AC immersion heater.
Seafresh watermaker (2006) (purchaser will need to carry out service at their cost).

(All figures are approximate)

Inventory

NAVIGATION & EQUIPMENT
AT HELM:
Furuno chart plotter MFD.
Speed/ depth/ wind separate displays to port of companionway.
VHF speaker to starboard of companion way.
Music speakers port & stbd of companionway.

AT CHART TABLE:
Furuno Navnet MFD inc. chart plotter & radar.
AIS- CSB 200 Class B Transponder.
Furuno Navtex NX-300.
B&G Hydra 2000- speed & log.
Simrad RS87 DSC handset type VHF radio
ICOM IC-M802 DSC VHF.

VTE Generator control start / stop.
Continental DAB radio receiver with Bluetooth receiver.

GROUND TACKLE
75lb CQR anchor with 100m 13mm chain.
CQR kedge anchor with warp.
Lewmar Ocean 3 electric windlass 24v.

GENERAL EQUIPMENT
Liferaft- in date
Avon Rover 340 dinghy.
6hp Mercury outboard.
Sprayhood- blue.
Dodgers
Bimini- blue.
Cockpit wheel and console cover- blue.
Fenders and warps.
Passerelle.
2 x Simpson davits.
Stern SS bathing ladder.
Clock & barometer.

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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