The Oyster 56 WASABI is a superb example of the super successful Oyster 56 and totally equipped for long distance liveaboard sailing. Her experienced owners have maintained the boat well, and added extra items such as wind generators and solar panels to make her even more self reliant.
Brief history of the boat; she was built in 2002 and originally called Avolore. The current owner is the third owner and purchased her in 2007 through Oyster Brokerage. The owners are serious about selling her as new adventures and challenges beckon.
In the brokers opinion, WASABI is a fantastic cruising boat, sensibly priced, ideally set up for anyone planning long distance live aboard adventures, and with a wealth of equipment and spares already on board, this boat really should be considered by anyone planning such an adventure.
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I was asked to give my personal experience on my Oyster 56, WASABI. My personal experience is what led me to buy this Oyster 56.
I have sailed non-stop since I was 17 years old. I have owned and sailed a Hobie 16, Hobie 18, Newport 26, and Kelly Peterson 46. I am 61 years old and still sailing and cruising.
The Kelly Peterson 46, I bought new and owned for 19 years. All this has given me a lot of experience in sailing to destinations and keeping the boat maintained in operating condition. At the time, I was on my KP46 in the Caribbean. I met a South African skipper/owner that was on an anchored Oyster 56. He saw me circling his boat in my dinghy and called me over. I told him I was researching the next boat to buy but had never seen an Oyster 56 in person. He invited me on board to look her over.
My dream through all this was to sail the South Pacific to go exploring, scuba diving and fishing. I wanted a newer seaworthy boat that I could trust and be safe in. The Oyster 56 is built to like “military standards” compared to what I had seen in my past experience.
And then I bought my Oyster 56 in Rhode Island because of all my research on the 56 and the stories about the Oyster people I had heard.
In my quest to sail the South Pacific and be self-supporting, I installed 24VDC solar panels, 24VDC wind generators and an Inmarsat Internet satellite antenna system. My past experience of what was involved in keeping house batteries charged to be able to run refrigeration made me install these 24VDC systems.
The Inmarsat allows you to actually surf the web and I bought and installed it as insurance to cross the South Pacific. It is great for downloading weather and Weather FAX quickly. We never ran into unknown stormy weather. I had also bought a PARA-TECH 24ft sea anchor but it has never been needed. I also added ICOM IC-M802 SSB with HAM bands as I have a HAM license. It is possible to receive WEFAX on radio waves using PTC-II USB Modem with PACTOR III Mode License.
My cruising on my Oyster 56 has been a dream. With a buddy crew, I sailed to Bermuda from Rhode Island on the way back down to the Caribbean. But then, I met a female crew, Isabelle, in Trinidad that wanted to sail the South Pacific for SCUBA diving. I have a compressor onboard. So, she and I departed in 2008 to sail for Panama. We crossed the Panama Canal and sailed the Panama Perlas Islands before heading to the Galapagos. The Galapagos are on our “must go” list.
Then we sailed for the French Marquesas from the Galapagos. It was great with a lot of Spinnaker sailing but always watching the Weather Faxes. It took us 17 days, 6 hours. The average for this crossing is 21 to 26 days. Isabelle is also a great fisher-woman and we had great luck.
Then we sailed the atolls of the Tuamotus chain. They are each different which mainly is caused by their age. Simply put, an atoll is an aging and degrading reef left over from an ancient volcanic island. They are all different ages. It is a great exhilarating experience learning to enter and exit the cuts in the reefs.
I bought a Black Pearl ring in Bora Bora and I proposed to Isabelle. A year later, we got married in Fiji with boat friends and family attending.
All along, I had the greatest confidence in my boat. She is fast and her hull speed is incredible.
And we met many other cruising sailboats that we shared the fish we all caught. We were always scuba diving, exploring and meeting new boat crews. This life style shows you local island cultures and cruisers from many countries. It all went too quickly in our memory.
We sailed farther to the Suwarrow, New Zealand atoll and then Nuie, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia and beyond.
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