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We are pleased to offer the beautiful Oyster 56 Gigi of London for sale. Gigi has been sailed and enjoyed as a private yacht in the Mediterranean for the last few years. She offers a high level of equipment ideal for live-aboard cruising in total comfort. Set up with hydraulic in-mast furling and genoa furling system, bowthruster and electric winches, Gigi is easily sailed by a couple and equally able to accommodate up to seven in comfort. The owner wants her sold, so offers are now encouraged. She would make an ideal ocean cruiser for a family wishing to explore the world.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
HULL NUMBER - Oyster 56/27.
HULL CONSTRUCTION - Laid up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyd’s approved design specification.
HULL FINISH - Hull colour ‘White’ with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster ‘Blue.’
Anodes replaced (May 2016). Antifouled (2019). Skin fittings serviced and replaced as needed (May 2016).
DECK CONSTRUCTION - Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core.
DECK FINISH - Teak laid decks (2016). Bulwark finished with a teak capping rail with stainless steel fairleads.
KEEL - High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.
RUDDER - Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
STERN DESIGN - The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and a folding stainless steel boarding/bathing ladder. Stainless steel steps on the transom give access to the stern deck.
EURCD - Built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European Union’s Recreational Craft Directive (EURCD) to meet design Category A – ‘Ocean.’
CHARTER CODING - Built to MCA Category 2 with all associated safety equipment fitted.
DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
ANCHOR - 34kg (75lb) CQR anchor with 100m (328’) of 18mm Octoplait nylon warp, plus 10m (33’) of 12mm chain tail. Additional 60m of 12mm chain. Danforth stern anchor. Kedge anchor – lightweight folding Fortress FX55 with stowage in lazarette.
WINDLASS - Lewmar Ocean 3 (24V) electric anchor windlass.
DECK ACCESS - Midship gateway stanchions. Gate to pushpit. Stainless steel bathing ladder.
HATCHES - Vertical drop-down washboard with shock cord. Lewmar hatches aft and midships (new 2016). Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches. Gebo opening hullports. Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming. Additional Gebo long opening portlights into cockpit from galley and starboard cabin.
CANVASWORK - Sprayhood (new 2016) to main companionway with stainless steel grab rail. Bimini (new 2016). Sun awning to aft deck (2010). Cockpit cushions (2010). Fore and aft sunbathing cushions (2010).
DECK PLUMBING - Hot and cold freshwater deck shower.
COCKPIT - Teak-laid cockpit. Stainless steel grab rail and drinks holder to front of pedestal.
COCKPIT TABLE - Varnished cockpit table, with insulated GRP box.
STEERING - ‘Athena’ pedestal and Whitlock wheel steering – 48” diameter Maxi wheel with leather cover, including partial spokes.
DAVITS - Whittall dinghy davits (220kg).
GENERAL - Oyster deck saloon profile with ‘eyebrow’ styling. Stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats. 2 x additional aft deck mooring cleats and aft cap rail fairleads for stern-to Mediterranean mooring. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and gateway midship stanchions. Gate to pushpit. Guard rail wires. Life raft stowage built into pushpit. Anchor locker for warp and chain stowage. Lazarette locker in stern deck with twin stainless steel gas struts. Quarter pushpit seats in stainless steel and teak. Stainless steel mug rack on pedestal.
RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST AND RIGGING - Cutter rig. Stoway in-mast hydraulic furling main mast, and boom (total respray 2019). Standing rigging (new 2019). New forestay (2016). Jumper strut on mast with stainless steel guard and running backstays. Alloy vang strut, solid kicker and tackle. Navtec hydraulic backstays. Extra conduit to masthead for TV antenna and cell phone aerials. Baby stay.
HEADSAIL FURLING - Reckmann hydraulic furling genoa (refurbished 2019). Furlex manual furling staysail.
WINCHES - By Lewmar
Self-tailing in chrome (all serviced and re-chromed 2019):
2 x 66 CEST electric primary winches. 1 x 48 CEST electric mainsheet winch. 2 x 54 CST secondary winches. 1 x 44 CST mainsail reefing winch on mast. 2 x 48 CST halyard winches. 2 x 16 CST mainsheet traveller control winch.
SPINNAKER GEAR - Single spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast (resprayed 2016). Spinnaker package includes halyard, sheets, guys and blocks, topping lift and downhaul, with deck fittings. Extra rope clutches for spinnaker halyard, pole lift and staysail halyard.
SAILS - By Dolphin Sails
Mainsail. Staysail with UV strip. Genoa. Cruising chute. Spinnaker.
GENERAL - Seven berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in American white oak with Oyster ‘Millennium’ styling. Designed to be modern and coordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grab rails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. ‘Chequerboard’ style teak cabin sole. Galley work surfaces in ‘Calgary’ Avonite. ‘Sandpiper’ Avonite heads surfaces. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Upholstery in ‘Dark Grey’ heavy-duty woven cloth in saloon; ‘Pale Yellow’ Alcantara in forward and owner’s cabins. Oceanair Skyscreens to all deck hatches. Lee cloths. Hella fans to all cabins.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN - With centreline double berth, upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful clothes lockers and a hanging locker.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN - To port with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, vanity unit and hanging locker.
FORWARD SHARED HEAD/SHOWER - To starboard with Jabsco electric toilet, washbasin and separate shower cubicle. New macerator pump and exhaust pipe to toilet (2016).
SALOON - Featuring a round table and settee area to port, outboard pair of lockers and central shelf to hullport. Drinks cabinet inside table pedestal. TV locker with slide-away door. To starboard is another settee. Bar unit with glass and bottle stowage. Two forward opening windows.
WASHER/DRYER - Bosch washer/dryer in forward starboard locker.
NAVIGATION AREA/CHART TABLE - To starboard aft end of saloon, with bookshelf.
GALLEY - To port with plenty of locker space for cutlery, crockery and glasses. Extra locker at aft end of engine room.
SINKS - Twin stainless steel sinks.
COOKER/HOB - Gimballed Force 10 stainless steel gas cooker with 4-burners, oven and grill. Gas system upgraded to Corgi standards.
MICROWAVE - 1000W stainless steel combination microwave oven (new 2016).
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER - Frigomatic 24V DC refrigeration for front-opening refrigerator and freezer.
STARBOARD AFT CABIN/WORKSHOP - To starboard, designed for professional crew or children with one berth. Access to engine room.
OWNER’S STATEROOM - With double berth offset from centreline, a curved settee, dressing table and large hanging locker, drawers and lockers.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER - En suite head with Jabsco electric toilet (2007), washbasin and separate shower cubicle. New macerator pump and exhaust pipe to toilet (2016).
ENTERTAINMENT - AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
SOUND SYSTEM - Fusion CD Marine stereo unit, MS-CD500 FM radio. CD, iPod and PC integration. Multi-zone control (saloon and cockpit). 4 x waterproof Bose 131 marine speakers in saloon and cockpit. Cockpit-mounted Fusion Marine wired remote control enabling cockpit control of the cockpit volume and iPod interface.
COMPUTER/DVD SYSTEM - Samsung 19” TFT display. Digital Yacht CF-60X PC with ultra-rugged, solid state, flash 32GB hard drive, 12V DC direct operation with low power consumption (<2A), Windows XP, USB GPS. Integrated with the Fusion sound system offering the ability to playback music and DVD/DivX/video playback from the saloon and cockpit.
WI-FI SYSTEM - 12V Digital Yacht 500mW Wi-Fi modem and high gain (12dBm) omni-directional antenna, mounted on a Scanstrut antenna base midway up the mast, offering up to 6nm range from Wi-Fi hotspots.
ENGINE - Yanmar 4LH-TE (110hp) diesel engine. Complete top overhaul, reground valves, new turbo and new injectors (2019). Full engine coolant flush and replacement (including water heating circuit) at 4,337 hours (2021). Aquadrive engine coupling system and mounts. Racor (Separ) water separator with remote light. Electric engine room fan.
ENGINE HOURS - Approximately 4,341 hours at January 2022.
PROPELLER - Max-Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller.
ROPE CUTTER - Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on propeller shaft.
ALTERNATORS - Leece Neville 175A alternator. Yanmar 55A alternator. Spare alternator.
GENERATOR - Westerbeke BTD 7.5kW generator complete with water separator, ammeter and voltmeter (serviced 2019).
GENERATOR HOURS - Previous hour meter recorded approximately 1,729 hours. New hour meter installed (2021) reading zero hours at January 2022.
BOW THRUSTER - Sleipner 10hp (SP155TC) tunnel bow thruster with joystick.
STEERING SYSTEM - Whitlock cable system.
HYDRAULICS - Lewmar Commander hydraulic power pack 200-2 for main and headsail furling.
AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING - 220V Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning system, comprising 3 x 16,000 BTU units with outlets in the saloon, aft cabin and both forward cabins. Giving a total of 48,000 BTUs.
WATERMAKER - Seafresh 206A (220V) giving 95 litres (approximately 20 Imp gallons/25 US gallons) per hour.
TANKING AND PLUMBING
FUEL - 1,050 litres (231 Imp gallons/277 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
WATER - 950 litres (209 Imp gallons/251 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES - Tank tender gauges.
HOT WATER - From an insulated 76 litres (17 Imp gallons/20 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. Hot water calorific cylinder and thermostatic valve (2016).
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEM - Hot and cold freshwater system based on a high capacity Par CW320 Twin-Max water pump with PEX/PBT pipework and fittings.
HOLDING TANKS - Gravity discharge polypropylene holding tank for forward head, fitted with Wema gauge and gravity discharge or deck pump out systems.
MANIFOLD SYSTEM - Upgraded seawater inlets to a stainless steel manifold system, so that all intakes are via two seacocks with oversized strainers.
SHIP’S SUPPLY - 24V.
RING MAIN - 220V AC ring main with five double Clipsal sockets located in the aft cabin, forward cabin, port forward cabin, galley and at chart table.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS - Single 24V to 12V dropper to supply a 12V socket at chart table for charging phones, etc.
BATTERIES - Domestic: Trojan TE35 batteries x 8 giving a total of 2000Ah (new 2016). Generator/engine: 12V starting batteries (new 2015).
BATTERY MANAGEMENT - Mastervolt Alpha Pro battery manager. Mastervolt MASS 24V/75A battery charger. Emergency link.
INVERTER - Mastervolt 24V/2500W sine wave inverter.
SHORE POWER - 30A dockside power cable in 3-core double-insulated PVC, 18m (60’) in length. Hubbell socket in transom. Dockside end of cable fitted with 3-pin, 32A plug. Additional 220V/30A shore power cable and socket for air conditioning leads. Selection of shore side 64, 32, 16 and 3-phase adaptors.
INTERIOR LIGHTING - LED overhead lighting with brass reading lights in cabins. LED engine room lighting, 24V.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - LED boom lights over cockpit table (new 2016). Bow and stern lights. Steaming/deck floodlight. Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
COMPASSES - Major 150mm (6”) diameter binnacle-mounted steering compass.
SAILING INSTRUMENTS - Raymarine ST60 instruments – wind/speed/direction/depth/distance. 3 x ST60+ displays at companionway console (replaced 2022). 1 x ST60 multifunction display at pedestal. 1 x ST60 multifunction at chart table.
GPS - Raymarine satellite navigation. Raymarine RN300 GPS. Garmin GPS as backup, with antenna and display.
RADAR/CHART PLOTTER - Raymarine E120 chart plotter with repeater in the cockpit (repeater replaced 2022). Raytheon 48-mile radar with chart plotter system.
AIS - AIS receiving and transmitting unit.
AUTOPILOT - Raymarine ST6001 with ST6000+ control head mounted on pedestal.
WINDEX - Windex at masthead.
VHF RADIO - Icom M503 VHF radio.
SSB RADIO - Icom 710 SSB radio, including ATU 130 and dropper. Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth. Backstay insulators.
SATELLITE PHONE - Thrane and Thrane satellite telephone and Fleet 33. Thuraya handheld satellite telephone with base station.
LIFE RAFT - Ocean Safety 8-person canister life raft, mounted on starboard pushpit.
EPIRB - 406 MHz EPIRB.
RADAR REFLECTOR - Firdell Blipper on mast.
BILGE PUMPS - Henderson MkV manual bilge pump. Electric Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy bilge pump with 3-way control.
DECK SAFETY - RORC safety inventory. Danbuoy. Jonbuoy. Lifebuoys. Permanent coated stainless steel wire jackstays. MOB button. Emergency tiller.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay. Fire blanket.
RIB/DINGHY - Walker Bay 3.4 RIB. Yamaha 20hp outboard (less than 30 hours).
WARPS AND FENDERS - Warps and fenders.
CROCKERY/CUTLERY - Crockery and cutlery.
TOOL KIT - Large tool kit.
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
NB: Gigi was damaged in the Caribbean by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The then owner’s insurance paid to have the yacht shipped back to Southampton Yacht Services where repairs were carried out.
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 ‘Gigi of London’ to be retained by the vendor.
Inventory verified by the owner.
NB: Annual pontoon berth in Barcelona available by separate negotiation.
Issue 18 (GO/YY/jg)
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 their 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 their purposes. Buyers are advised to seek appropriate qualified advice with regard to the tax status of the vessel.
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