Well thought of blue water cruiser designed by Holman & Pye and built by Oyster Marine in 1988 – Hull no. 23. British Registered.
“Wild Oyster” is the coachroof version of the Oyster 406 and is a seakindly centre cockpit cruising yacht equally at home in costal waters or cruising the oceans of the world. She has two cabins excluding the saloon and two generous heads compartments. There were thirty five built and many have made impressive voyages. The owner has equipped her for short- handed offshore cruising.
Solid laminate white GRP hull, epoxied beneath the waterline from new, with encapsulated cast iron ballast in a long fin keel with skeg hung rudder. Whitlock wheel steering. White GRP deck, superstructure and self draining centre cockpit. Teak laid side decks, cockpit seats, helmsman’s seat and cockpit sole – all completely refurbished 2006. Treadmaster panels on fore and aft coachroof. Teak internal joinery, teak & holly sole boards.
Perkins 4.108 51HP four cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine.
Fresh water cooled with heat exchanger and wet exhaust. Flex mounts. Electric start. New Borg Warner reversing reduction gearbox 2009 with shaft driven 3 bladed feathering Maxprop. Rope cutter on shaft. 7 knots cruising at approx 2,000 rpm.
88 gallons fuel in two 150 litre tanks under cabin sole.
104 gallons fresh water in two GRP tanks.
Callorifier heated by engine or immersion heater. Replaced 2013.
Holding tank for aft heads.
Tank tender level gauge.
12v – 2 x domestic (one replaced 2012) and 1 x 2014 engine start heavy duty batteries charged by engine driven alternator, small solar panel on aft coachroof or float type battery charger from shore power. Battery parallel switch. NASA Marine BM1 battery monitor. 2000 watt 220v ac inverter. 12v lighting throughout. Standard navigation lights including steaming and deck flood plus tricolour at masthead.
Fwd cabin – V berth with infill to form double berth. Storage shelves. Hanging and storage lockers.
Heads – to port with s/steel washbasin, H&C pressure water, Jabsco manually operated sea discharge WC, and shower with teak grating. Doors to both saloon and fwd cabin.
Saloon – Settee berths to port and starboard (stbd converts to double berth) with pilot berth to starboard and bookshelves / lockers to port outboard. Fixed saloon table with folding leaves.
Galley – To port under cockpit - 2 x s/s sinks with foot operated discharge pump, H&C pressure water, Seagull filtered fresh water, manual salt and fresh water pumps, Plastimo gimbaled two burner gas cooker with oven and grill, top opening coolbox with Frigoboat refrigeration unit and good storage.
Chart table to starboard with large outward facing table, folding navigators seat and provision for instruments.
Aft head – To starboard with s/steel washbasin, H&C pressure water, full width bulkhead mirror, Jabsco manually operated sea / holding tank discharge WC, and shower with teak grating. Doors to both saloon and aft cabin.
Aft cabin – accessed from p & s with a good size double berth to starboard, an L shaped settee and good stowage comprising both hanging and storage lockers.
Eberspacher diesel fired hot air heating system.Stereo radio cassette player with four speakers. 2006 Champagne fabric upholstery. Throw cushions and rugs. H&C pressure water system.
Mid ‘90’s full battened mainsail.
2014 furling Genoa.
Spare No. 2 Genoa.
Blue stackpack type mainsail cover with lazy jacks.
Self tailing Lewmar winches including two halyard and a reefing on the mast, four headsail sheet and mainsheet by cockpit.
S/steel pulpit, stanchions with gates port & starboard, sternguard with gate and quarter seats, transom mounted fold down swim ladder, grab handles on helm pedestal, granny bars by mast, dorade protection bars fwd of mast, bimini and hood frames. Alloy fore, aft and midships mooring cleats, perforated toe rail and headsail sheet tracks. Teak grab rails on coachroof. 3 x Lewmar alloy framed acrylic deck hatches and six alloy framed opening ports. (All replaced 2012 plus coachroof windows). Blue fabric cockpit hood, bimini with detachable side panels to make full cockpit hood and liferaft cover. 6 x dorade vents. Boathook. Mooring warps. Fenders with socks. Cockpit table. Cockpit cushions. 2 x lazarette lockers.
Keel stepped sloop rig. Kemp silver anodised alloy double spreader mast with slab reefing boom and both mast mounted and deck stowed spinnaker poles. Sprung boom kicker. Genoa furling system. Stainless steel standing rigging all replaced 2006 and full survey 2011. Can be set up as a cutter rig with a removable inner forestay and running backstays.
45lb CQR bower anchor with 60m chain. Recently refurbished Seawolf electric anchor winch. Manual bilge pump. Horseshoe lifebuoy. MOB recovery sling. Inflatable Dan Buoy. Fire extinguishers.
In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor has provided the information enclosed and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8SA