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The only Oyster 63 ever built, ‘Morning Star’ is truly one of a kind. This Holman and Pye custom pilothouse design allows for comfortable sailing in all conditions. She was designed for blue water sailing and is easily handled by two. The raised pilot saloon offers a full view of deck and sea, and the option to change course without going on deck. The Oyster 63 features a split cockpit; aft the working area, with twin wheels, and forward one of the safest, family-friendly cockpits in a yacht of this size.
Under sail, she is a fast, well-balanced and powerful performer, and like all Oysters, solidly built and beautifully finished. She features teak laid decks and teak joinery and holly stripe sole boards below deck. With six berths in three cabins, and a large walk through galley, there is plenty of space for guests. ‘Morning Star’ is on her second ownership and has been used only for day sailing since 2017.
Custom Oyster 63 Pilothouse 'Morning Star' is truly one of a kind. Cutter rig with in mast furling, teak joinery, six berths in three cabins. The raised pilothouse saloon offers comfort with full visibility of deck and seas.
Vessel is co-listed with Oyster Americas
LOA: 64 ft 8 in
Beam: 17 ft 0 in
LWL: 52 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 2 in
Displacement: 80000 lbs
Boat Name: Morning Star
Total Power: 225 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins/Sabre
Year Built: 1998
Engine Model: 225
Diesel Engine Power: 225 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (159)
Fuel Tanks: 3 Fiberglass (163)
Holding Tanks: 2 Plastic
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyd’s approved design specification. Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin.
Basket weave Kevlar in hull from stem to aft end of keel below waterline.
Non-structural core insulation above waterline from deck down.
White hull with blue cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue (repainted 2020).
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks (sanded and reseamed 2018).
Varnished teak capping rail (re-varnished during winter improvement works 2020/21).
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform finished in laid teak and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.
110lb stainless steel Bruce main anchor (storm size) plus 260’ of 1/2” stainless steel chain with 70’ of 1” rode at end.
90lb two-piece Bruce backup anchor.
65lb Fortress backup anchor.
Secondary anchor rode with chain lead and 1” yacht braid for use with backup anchors.
2 x Maxwell 3500 anchor windlasses (winter improvement works 2020/21).
Midship gateway stanchions.
Gate to pushpit (stainless tubing added in place of wire rail 2018).
Stainless steel bathing ladder.
Oyster custom drop-down acrylic washboard system with pull-up bug screen for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights, all portholes MCA compliant with deadlights for each.
Gebo opening hullports.
Fold down companionway sprayhood in Sunbrella ‘Cream’ with zippered front roll-up window and stainless steel grab rail to aft end.
Bimini with fixed stainless steel framework and internal tensioning system. Handhold integrated into bimini framework.
Side and stern shades for bimini.
Covers for cockpit table.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower on swim platform.
Anchor/deck wash with 75 PSI deck jet deck wash pump with control at steering pedestal.
Freshwater deck wash outlet in step to cockpit.
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.
Varnished cockpit table with stainless steel frame, folding leaves.
Integrated fiberglass steering pedestals.
Whitlock destroyer-type wheels with gray suede leather covers.
Whittall ED18 davits for 220kg maximum load.
Hull and deck detailed, plus maintenance to stainless steel work during winter improvement works (2020/21).
Extended stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Custom stainless steel fairleads. Two extra in aft quarter for stern-to Mediterranean mooring.
Larger than standard stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats.
Hood stainless steel dorade vents.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts.
Liferaft storage in concealed locker behind helm.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Matching stainless steel posts at stern for navigation/communications antenna.
Gas locker for three 50lb bottles.
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Six sea berths with lee screens.
Interior joinery finished in teak.
Designed to be modern and coordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include teak grab rails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels, and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
Cabin sole in high gloss teak and holly.
Surfaces in galley and heads in Avonite.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Upholstery in ‘navy blue’ Alcantara.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports.
Hella cabin fans throughout.
FORWARD SAIL LOCKER
Large sail locker allows for easy storage and quick deployment of spinnaker.
Storage for spare lines and halyards as well as two spare anchors and sea anchor with appropriate line.
Configured with a walk around centerline Queen size bed.
Two large hanging lockers, abundant drawer storage under berth.
Full-length beveled edge mirror.
Opening hull ports and Lewmar overhead hatches with Oceanair blinds and screens.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Forward of master with Sealand Vacuflush toilet, wash basin, and separate shower stall.
Opening overhead hatch.
Featuring a large C-shaped settee to starboard surrounding an expandable teak table. Storage within table pedestal.
Small locker to port. Large locker to starboard.
Additional seating to port.
To starboard of saloon with desk that features a flip-up section. Swivel chair on rotating pedestal.
Stowage for navigational books and almanacs. Bookshelf for ship’s manuals.
Electrical service panel located aft within easy reach along with battery isolation breakers.
RAISED PILOT SALOON
Featuring a C-shaped settee with teak lunch table and opposing navigation station.
Two Garmin multifunction displays, Garmin chart plotter.
Tacho and combined fuel flow gauge and fuel monitor.
Engine Morse control.
The engine room is located under the pilot saloon floor and accessed via a door from the lower navigation area. It is built of sound insulating foam and barrier insulation.
24V lighting and extractor fans.
Tool storage and sit-down butcher board work bench with vice and cooling fan.
Spacious rectangular galley layout aft of the saloon to port, open to the saloon for ease of entertaining. Extensive worktop space, plentiful storage lockers and large rubbish bin. Stowage for crockery and cutlery.
Full length pantry with four easy slide-out drawers, including a vented vegetable drawer at bottom, all with plush locks for security at sea.
All surfaces in Avonite.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Force 10 gimbaled gas stove with 4-burners, grill and oven.
Grunert 24V 3/4hp fridge/freezer.
Tall front-opening fridge outboard. Pantry doors.
STARBOARD AFT TWIN GUEST CABIN
Starboard twin berth with under-berth drawers.
Locker and storage on port side.
GE Combo washer/dryer (new 2015) located in locker between guest cabins with storage above and below.
On wall behind are fold out steps that lead to hatch opening into the cockpit.
PORT AFT DOUBLE GUEST CABIN
Port double berth with under-berth drawers.
Two opening overhead hatches.
GUEST CABIN SHARED HEAD/SHOWER
To port forward of the cabin with Sealand Vacuflush toilet, vanity and stall shower.
Access to watermaker control panel.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
TV with TracVision for dish at sea.
TV with KVH TracVision for dish at sea.
Denon multi-zone receiver.
Surround sound speakers with Sunfire subwoofer.
Sony 10-CD player.
Perkins/Sabre M225Ti (210hp) engine with upgraded Aquadrive and 2” shaft.
Twin racor filters with changeover system and vacuum gauge.
Approximately 4,630 at August 2020.
FUEL POLISHING SYSTEM
Fuel polishing system that can polish individual tanks, direct fuel from one tank to another, and extract engine sump oil.
Autoprop 27” 4-bladed feathering propeller.
Spare 29” 3-bladed Max-Prop propeller in inventory.
Rope cutter on shaft.
Two 24V alternators for starting and house batteries.
Northern Lights M843N (12kW at 60Hz) generator.
Approximately 690 at August 2020.
Max 208/3 ‘Oyster’ retractable bow thruster with joystick control (replaced 2020).
Whitlock Mamba rod and gearbox system.
Lewmar 400 Commander system located under seat in saloon to operate headsail furling, staysail furling, and mainsail furling.
110V Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning system, comprising of four units.
Webasto diesel heating system.
Controls in each cabin.
WMS 600 reverse-osmosis watermaker producing 25-30 gallons per hour.
U-Line WH95 ice maker with dedicated inverter.
1,855 litres approximately (490 Imp gallons/588 US gallons) in three GRP tanks.
1,204 litres approximately (265 Imp gallons/318 US gallons) in two GRP tanks.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Wema fuel and water tank gauges (with backup dipsticks) located at navigation area.
Isotherm insulated tank heated by Webasto Thermo 90 Hot Water Heating System or by the engine’s heat exchanger.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEM
Two 45 PSI electric water pumps in parallel with isolating valves.
Charcoal water filter.
Two stainless toilet holding tanks – one forward and one aft with gravity discharge and additional ability to pump out from on deck.
Wema tank gauges.
Stainless steel manifold for seawater inlets to reduce through-hull fittings.
12V and 24V.
110V AC ring main with outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
24V sockets at starboard pedestal and in forward sail locker.
Domestic: Four 6V Rolls Surrette batteries supplying 820Ah at 24V.
Engine start: 24V (new 2019).
Generator start: 12V (new 2020).
Two Mastervolt MASS 24V/100A chargers with temperature sensors.
Mastervolt battery monitor.
Mastervolt 110V/6000W inverter to power all sockets, microwave, and watermaker.
Dedicated inverter for ice maker.
50A dockside power cable. Hubbell socket behind transom seat.
European shore power capacity.
Downlight type halogen lights in polished chrome finish with downlighters over reading areas.
Fluorescent lights and downlights in each heads, as well as over the galley work surfaces.
Reading light for each berth.
Automatic light to fridge.
Red ‘courtesy’ footlights at deck saloon steps.
Dimmer to upper saloon and aft cabin.
Red halogen light at chart table.
Boom light over cockpit table.
Pair of lower spreader lights.
Light mounted in lazarette.
Aqua Signal bow and stern navigation lights.
Tri-color light at masthead.
SIRS Marine Major 150mm (6”) steering compass with internal lighting and substantial stainless steel grabrail, flush-mounted on each steering pedestal.
2 x Garmin multifunction displays (new 2020).
Simrad depth meter.
AP20 pilot at port pedestal.
Various light controls.
PILOTHOUSE NAVIGATION AREA
Garmin chart plotter (new 2017).
2 x Garmin multifunction displays.
LOWER NAVIGATION/CHART TABLE AREA
Simrad multifunction display.
Simrad multifunction display.
RADAR/GPS AND CHART PLOTTER
Furuno, Type 35, GPS (2018).
Furuno 1832 radar mounted in pilothouse, with antenna on Questus mount.
AIS tracking system.
Simrad Robertson AP20 autopilot system complete with RPU 200 electro hydraulic pump set. Ram controls at wheel and at pilot saloon navigation area.
Second Whitlock autopilot mechanical autopilot connected directly to steering system as backup.
Windex at masthead.
ICOM M604 combined VHF and mast hailer at upper pilot saloon navigation area.
ICOM VHF COMMANDMIC handset at starboard pedestal.
ICOM 802 SSB radio.
Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth.
NB. Owner has not yet used.
MAST AND RIGGING Cutter rig with electric in-mast furling. Hood white painted aluminum mast. (Spreaders, boom, mast, spinnaker pole and vang repainted during winter improvement works 2020/21). Preventer line attachments on boom. Wichard adjustable split backstay. Stainless steel wire rigging.
MAINSAIL FURLING Lewmar Commander 20 hydraulic mainsail furling.
HEADSAIL FURLING Reckmann hydraulic headsail furling. Reckmann hydraulic staysail furling.
WINCHES By Lewmar (self-tailing) in chrome finish: 2 x 64 2-speed electric primary winches. 2 x 54 2-speed manual secondary winches. 1 x 54 2-speed electric mainsheet, boom vang, topping lift, outhaul winch. 2 x 54 2-speed manual winches on mast for halyards. New winch buttons to chrome winches during winter improvement works (2020/21).
SPINNAKER GEAR Aluminium spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast (repainted white in 2019. Package includes chainplates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks. Two spinnaker halyards with parking for shackle on dorade guards. Deck stand-up blocks.
STORM PACKAGE Sea anchor and rode.
SAILS Doyle mainsail. Hood staysail. North Sails genoa (new 2019). North Sails asymmetrical spinnaker.
Winslow 6-person life raft. Last serviced in 2019.
Jabsco engine driven bilge pump with float switch.
Emergency tiller stored in lazarette locker.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
Float switches at watertight compartments with LED warning lights and alarms.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Twin Kahlenberg air horns operable from outside at help and inside at pilot saloon.
Watertight bulkheads and doors.
Caribe 12’ RIB with steering console and seat.
20hp Honda 4-stroke outboard engine with electric start.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Stainless steel cutlery.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
Original manuals and drawings.
NB: All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
Viewing through Oyster Brokerage.
Name ‘Morning Star’ to be retained by the vendor.
Inventory verified by the owner.
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