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Oyster have produced some wonderful yachts in the mid forty-foot size range including the 435, original 46, and the 45/47. All have been hand built with the same care, attention and materials as their larger sisters, and offer the versatility of being superb ocean-cruising yachts, whilst also offering better access to some more restricted cruising areas and allowing more straightforward handling and maintenance.
As the first Rob Humphreys Oyster design in this size range, the 46 represented a move towards a more powerful hull shape, with longer waterline and broader sections aft. This improved form stability, seagoing comfort and sailing performance, giving a potential for 200-mile days when passage making, whilst her increased sail area helps to return enough sensitivity, even in lighter airs, to make her a real sailor's yacht.
This Oyster ‘G5’ or fifth-generation deck saloon yacht not only increased volume and light below decks, but also gives her a sleek and attractive profile above. Increased beam aft helps create a broader cockpit, and allows a large lazarette locker.
Good headroom throughout and a spacious three-cabin layout sleeps six in comfort, with an additional two sea berths possible in the saloon. The owner’s stateroom enjoys an en-suite head shower, while the forward double and twin cabins share an additional head/shower, which becomes the day head underway.
The 46 was an immediate success with twenty-nine launched between 2005 and 2012, when she was updated to become the Oyster 475.
Blue Pearl is a striking example, with dark -blue hull and maple joinery giving a light and modern feel below decks. Still in her second ownership, she has been sailed in the UK, but predominantly in the Mediterranean, where she has been a family holiday yacht. Simply rigged with electric push button furling to her mainsail and genoa, allowing sail handling from the cockpit, Blue Pearl is also equipped for much longer passages, with generator, water maker, freezer, davits and heating. It is also worth noting that Blue Pearl has the optional shaft drive in lieu of the standard saildrive.
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Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.
‘Blue’hull with cove line and double boot top lines in ‘White.’
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Oyster deck saloon profile with ‘eyebrow’ styling.
Teak laid decks.
Bulwark finished with teak capping rail, with inset stainless steel mooring cleats.
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 for Category A – Ocean.
27kg (60lb) CQR anchor with 100m (328’) chain.
27kg (60lb) kedge anchor.
Lewmar anchor windlass with remote controls in cockpit.
Midship gateway stanchions with stainless steel hinged boarding ladders, which close up to form the side-gates.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel bathing ladder.
Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights.
Gebo opening hullports.
Lewmar port opening into cockpit from galley.
Fold down companionway sprayhood in Sunbrella ‘Dune’with leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end.
Cover for cockpit table.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Saltwater anchor/deck wash.
Fixed cockpit table with opening ‘coolbox’ centre section and two folding leaves.
Remote Constellation ‘Royale’ pedestal, incorporating a 910mm diameter ‘Destroyer’ type stainless steel wheel and friction brake.
Wheel covered in brown suede leather.
Cooney S225 electric davits (225kg maximum load).
Scandinavian style open stainless steel pulpit, including teak step/seat.
Stainless steel grab rail each side of deck saloon roof.
Custom stainless steel pushpit to take two, 4-man liferafts, port and starboard.
Stainless steel mooring cleats. Pair of additional stern mooring cleats on aft cap rail for stern-to mooring.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stainless steel pole on transom for navigation/communications antennae.
Gas locker for two bottles.
MAST and RIGGING
Masthead sloop rig.
Seldén furling mast in white with electric drive.
Harken B503 12mm backstay tensioner.
Reckmann electric headsail furler (2008).
2 x 58 CEST electric primary winches.
2 x 46 CST self-tailing winches aft of primary winches.
2 x 46 CST winches at mast.
1 x 44 CST winch under sprayhood.
Single white painted Seldén spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast.
Package includes up/downhaul, two halyards, clutches, and pair of sheets, guys, blocks and fittings.
By Dolphin Sails:
Mainsail – Tri-radial DCP 77/66 Pentax/Polyester taffeta’d laminate.
Genoa – Tri-radial DCP 77/66 Pentax/Polyester taffeta’d laminate.
Cruising Chute – 1.5oz. Rocked radial design with squeezer (Red).
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Lee screens on sea berths.
Interior joinery finished in Maplewith Oyster ‘Millennium’ styling.
Designed to be modern and coordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. Black inlay in doors and saloon table.
Cabin sole in teak and holly.
Galley work surfaces in ‘Blue Moon’ Avonite.
Heads surfaces in ‘Sandpiper’ Avonite.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Saloon upholstery in ‘Commodore Blue’ Alcantara.
Saloon blind system.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
With V-berth in the bows, provided with an infill piece and cushion.
Under berth stowage.
Hanging locker. Mirror.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN
To port with upper and lower berths, clothes locker and hanging locker.
SHARED FORWARD HEAD/SHOWER
Shared by the two forward cabins and also acts as a day head.
To starboard with Jabsco manual large bowl toilet, washbasin, mirror, and shower area with curtain. Hansgrohe quality mixer taps, pressure-balanced shower and matching accessories.
Mirror and towel rail.
Access to the saloon from the companionway is via a set of shaped timber steps with timber grab rails.
Featuring an L-shaped settee area and table on the port side. The settee forms a useful sea berth when used with the lee cloth provided. The table features a matching fold over leaf, supported with a removable strut, which allows both sides of the saloon to be used for dining. There is also bottle stowage within the pedestal base, and a glass stowage locker.
To starboard is a two-seater settee with ‘trotter box’.
At the aft starboard end of the saloon, the forward facing chart table allows for the navigator to be comfortable whilst sailing, without intruding into the saloon space.
The chart table is customised around the flush-mounted electronics and navigational equipment and can accommodate half-folded, full-size, Admiralty charts.
Aft of the navigator’s seat is the AC and DC circuit-breaker panel.
A door inboard of the navigator’s seat, under the cockpit, gives access to an oilskin hanging locker.
Rubbish bin fitted inside locker door forward of the cooker.
Plentiful stowage space.
Custom stainless steel mug rack above sinks.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Gimballed Force 10 FT63451 stainless steel cooker with 4-burners, grill and oven.
Microwave in upper locker.
Frigomatic DC stainless steel front-opening refrigerator.
Frigomatic DC top loading freezer box next to fridge with keel cooler.
Featuring a double berth slightly offset to port, with a settee and dressing table. Mirror forward of the dressing table seat.
Hanging locker, drawer and locker space.
Twin hullports provide light and ventilation when anchored.
Access to en suite head and shower.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Aft starboard en suite head with Jabsco manual large bowl toilet, washbasin, mirror, and shower stall with curtain and separate shower tray.
Hansgrohe quality mixer taps, pressure-balanced shower and matching accessories.
Mirror and towel rail.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Alpine CD/DVD player with iPod interface and MP3 Player.
Toshiba 20” flat screen TV with Status aerial mounted at masthead for TV and FM.
Volvo D2 (75hp) turbocharged diesel engine with shaft drive.
Approximately 4,513 at December 2018.
21” Max Prop 3-bladed variable pitch feathering propeller.
Ambassador rope cutter on shaft.
Mastervolt 90A/12V second alternator with Alpha Pro regulator.
Mastervolt 6kVA generator (2008).
Approximately 113 at December 2018.
Max Power CT100 (7hp) electric tunnel bowthruster.
Whitlock cable steering system.
Webasto DW Thermo heating – two outlets in saloon, one in each cabin.
‘Dessalator’ watermaker (2008).
800 litres approximately (176 Imp gallons/211 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
700 litres approximately (154 Imp gallons/185 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender fuel and water gauges.
From an insulated approximately 50 litres (11 Imp gallons/13 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater element powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Plastic (polypropylene) gravity holding tanks for forward and aft heads with Wema gauge and deck pump out.
220V AC ring main with 3 double, 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
12V Dri-Plug at pedestal for halogen spotlight.
Waterproof socket and plug in lazarette suitable for dinghy pump.
3 x additional circuit breakers.
12V handheld radio charger at chart table.
6 x 6V deep-cyclebatteries(totalling 600Ah) to domestic supply.
2 x 50Ah deep-cycle engine and generator start batteries.
Mastervolt MICC battery controller.
Mastervolt Mass Combi 12V/100A/2000W (220V charger/inverter with combi control panel).
Mastervolt Alpha Pro regulator.
30A dockside power cable in 3-core double insulated PVC – 23m in length.
Hubbell socket in transom.
Dockside end of cable fitted with 3-pin 16A plug.
Downlight type halogen lights in polished chrome finish, with downlighters over reading areas.
Downlights in each heads, as well as over the galley work surfaces.
Reading light for each berth.
Red halogen light in galley.
Aqua Signal 40 bow and stern lights.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
SIRS Major 150mm diameter steering compass.
Raymarine ST60+ system with boat speed, wind speed/direction, depth and graphic displays, and rudder angle indicatorset in an instrument panel over the companionway hatch:
Raymarine E80 colour repeater mounted in navigation pod at pedestal.
Raymarine ST60+ graphic display.
Raytheon Raystar 125 GPS.
Raymarine E120 radar/chart plotter with 4kW Radome on mast.
Raytheon ST7000 autopilot with ST 6002+ control at pedestal and 3SG core pack.
Combined Windex/VHF at masthead.
ICS Navtex 6, including GPS interface.
Raymarine Ray240E DSC VHF radio-telephone.
Second Raymarine Ray240 VHF at pedestal.
Raymarine Ray240 VHF with horn for hailer function.
Thrane and Thrane satellite phone.
The laptop and navigation software is not included however, the boat is fitted with Fleet 33 Broadband 250 satellite system with onboard wireless.
2 x 4-person Forties B liferafts in canisters. Service required.
Echomax radar reflector on mast.
Jabsco Maxi Puppy 3000 electric bilge pump with hydro-air switch and audible alarm.
Whale Gusher 10 Mk III manual bilge pump.
1 x Lifebuoy.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
Avon 3.1m RIB with centre console.
Honda 15hp 4-stroke outboard motor.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Warps and fenders, plus fender socks.
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
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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.
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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. 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 any contract. A prospective Buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. Life-saving appliances do not form part of the inventory and it is for the buyer to ensure they are in date and suitable for his purposes.