Oyster 39, 1981 with ketch rig and fitted with a Perkins 72hp diesel. This yacht is very well presented and has been kept locally by the current owners who have owned her for 11 years, during this time she has constantly been updated and lovingly cared for.
Specification is complete with; Recent navigation equipment, Plotter, radar, GPS, Autopilot, VHF, Navtax, AIS, Heating, Max prop, Davits, Dyneema running rigging, Cruising chute, Wind generator... Antifouled July 2020.
Speed/Log - Nexus NX2 - 2014
Wind - Nexus NX2 - 2014
Depth - Nexus NX2 - 2014
GPS - Simrad GS15 - 2014
Plotter - Simrad NSE 8 - 2014
Radar - Simrad Broadband 3G - 2014
VHF - Icom IC-M601 - 2015
Autopilot - Autohelm Type 300
Navtex - Nasa Clipper
AIS - Icom AIS Transponder MA500 TR
2nd GPS -Garmin 152
Target communications receiver
Yeoman Plotter - Compact - 2014
Life raft - Sea Safe 4 man self righting - New in 2016
Life jackets x2
Flares x10 (expiry 2019/2020)
Fire extinguishers - Auto x1 - Manual x3
EPIRB - Rescue Me EPIRB1- 2017
Main with 3 reefs - Jeckells - 2016
Genoa roller furling - Marcon
Genoa x2 - Lewmar 43 - 2 speed - self tailing
Reef x1 - Lewmar 8 - 1 speed
Halyard x3 - Lewmar 30/16 - 2 speed - self tailing
Mizzen x2 - Lewmar 8 - 1 speed
Batteries - 2015 x5 - 330Ah Domestic - 110Ah 24v engine
Alternators x1 12v, x1 24v
Battery charger 28A
Wind generator - Rutland 913
BEP battery monitor
We have sailed Wind of Change around the southern North Sea to France, Belgium and Holland and cruised the channel islands. She is a very comfortable boat both to sail and live aboard and she has been our home for the past 11 years. During this time she has been constantly upgraded and, having lived aboard, no expense spared.
On deck: the original teak deck has been removed and replaced with TBS panels, which require minimum maintenance other than cleaning. As part of this replacement, bespoke Granny Bars were fitted, with removable steps to facilitate easy stowing of the mainsail in its sail tamer cover.
Removable davits have been fitted which can also be swivelled inboard to reduce overall length in harbour.
Running rigging was replaced 2 years ago with English Braids racing Dyneema, which is non-stretch.
Masts were removed and rewired, plus the addition of a Rutland 913 wind generator and purpose mast mount on the mizzen mast. The tricolour was replaced with an LED version.
New equipment also includes the mainsail (2016) and a new main anchor, which has not been used to date.
Continuing upgrades down below:
Upholstery has been replaced throughout the boat by Jeckells. The aft bed has been made larger and 2 mattresses are used to facilitate fitting a lee cloth on this bed if required. A new set of high quality blackout curtains complete the aft cabin.
The majority of lighting throughout the boat has been replaced with LED types. In the working areas of the boat, switchable red and white lights have been fitted to aid night vision.
A solid fuel stove has been added for cosy winter nights when the sound of the webasto spoils the ambience.
The switch panel has been replaced with a bespoke design using Carling circuit breakers and a mimic panel added. Instruments and plotter/radar have been replaced, and various upgrades carried out by the owner, who is a qualified marine electrician.
And finally the boat has been recently varnished throughout and presents in lovely condition