Clearly the best and most extensively equipped Oyster 655 built to date. This yacht is a powerful performance cruising sloop with exceptional finish throughout, completely personalised and fully customised: improved interior distribution, all interior in teak wood, carbon rigged, upgraded deck equipment, customised hull colour, and many more, totaling well over GBP 1m only in extras.
With the 655, performance was an established criterion from the outset. Designer, Rob Humphreys, created a set of hull lines with a relatively fine entry forward and a clean run aft. Add a low centre of gravity keel, a modern high aspect rudder and powerful sail plan and the result is a fast yacht that is a pleasure to sail. The twin helm configuration puts the helmsman in exactly the right place and means that the spacious forward cockpit is safe and uncluttered. It is also much easier to get on and off the working deck since there is virtually flat deck access from the stern into the cockpit.
The saloon makes best use of the yacht's 18' 5" (5.62m) beam and, with the U-shaped galley to port, creates a spacious and contemporary open-plan living environment, with plenty of counter surfaces and stowage space. The 655 has a spacious owner's suite aft, with its own private access to deck, and three guest cabins.
GRP hull is hand laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Outer hull laminate incorporating hi-tech custom Carbon/Kevlar laminate. The hull is insulated with foam core and an extra layer of fibreglass to increase interior comfort and reduce condensation and noise. Built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European Union’s Recreational Craft Directive (EURCD) to meet design category A – ‘Ocean’. Hull colour Awlgrip Aurora gold metallic with no cove line and a White boot stripe.
Shoal draft high performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder
Rudder tip sacrificial and extended to be same depth as keel draft
Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core
Oyster deck saloon profile with ‘g5’ styling
Teak laid decks
This is Hull Number #3 of the Oyster 655 model, she was delivered in January 2008.
built to MCA Cat 2
Humphreys Yacht Design
Oyster Design Group
8 Knots (approx)
11 Knots (approx)
2,000 Litres (528 US Gallons)
1,750 Litres (462 US Gallons)
1 x PERKINS 185HP
Perkins/Sabre M185C 136kW
Turbo-charged diesel engine
Backup start panel in engine room
Remote oil change electric pump
Racor oil sump air cleaner
Halyard low water flow alarm
Twin custom carbon Y-spoke wheels
Twin custom GRP steering pedestals
Whitlock ‘Mamba’ torque rod and gearbox steering systems
Onan 22kW 60Hz for maximum output
or 17.5kW 50Hz 240V selectable
2,750 Hrs @ November 2014
SHIP’S DC SUPPLY
INTERNAL AC POWER AND INVERTERS
AC ring main is 120V 60Hz
4kW inverter not affected by shorepower voltage or frequency
Washing machine, microwave, heated towel rails, LED coloured accent lights operate on battery power via main inverter
Seperate dedicated 2kW 120V 60Hz inverter powers ice maker and A/V systems
Seperate 230V 50Hz 800W inverter powers UK and Euro sockets in galley
Computers and AV DC gear are powered by 24V DC to 12V DC converters
A/C runs on shorepower or generator and uses either 50Hz or 60Hz
Dive compressor runs on generator only
System wiring was set up to accommodate easy change from 60Hz to 50Hz if ever required
88A 24V for engine start battery
Mastervolt 150A 24V alternator for domestic battery
Mastervolt Alpha Pro regulator
Designed to accept any European or USA shorepower system with no switching required
50A shorepower cable and socket in transom on isolation transformer to accept 230V 50Hz or 240V 60Hz
30A shorepower cable and socket on dual Mass GI transformers to accept 230V 50Hz or 240V 60Hz
Dual Shorepower inlet plugs both aft and forward in sail locker
Service: 12x Sonnenschein premium 2V gel batteries 24V 800Ah
Engine start, generator start and bow thruster: 24V Optima Red Top batteries
Navigation: separate gel batteries 12V
3x Mastervolt MASS 24V/100A chargers, with remote control, for extensive rapid charge for house bank from generator or shorepower
Mastervolt charger for engine start/thruster batteries
Mastervolt BTM1 battery monitor for 24V banks
2-way emergency parallel link system between 24V domestic and engine batteries
Volt and Amp display for Nav battery bank
Dometic CruiseAir 18,000 BTU two self contained units in main salon, reverse cycle
Dometic CruiseAir 16,000 BTU remote unit for forward cabins, reverse cycle
MarineAire 15,000 BTU split unit remote for Owner’s stateroom with DC variable speed fans, reverse cycle
Eberspächer DW 16kW diesel heater with eight circulating hot water fan coils: two 3000W in saloon, two in owners cabin plus supplemental electric heat for fast warm-up, one in aft head, one in midship cabin, two in forward cabins for heat without running the generator
Brunton Varifold 4-bladed feathering
Ambassador rope cutter on shaft – AM20
Lewmar 400 commander system located in sail locker to operate headsail furling, staysail furling, starboard windlass
Frigomatic 24V DC compressors for refrigerators, freezer and cockpit table fridge
Refrigerators in galley custom sized to maximize capacity, have spare coils for ease of repair and flush teak faces
Seafresh 208 with fresh water auto-flush, producing approximately 120 l/hour
Sleipner tunnel thruster SP240Tci 15HP
One insulated 73 litre water heater approx (16 imp/19 US gallon) supplying forward guest cabins
One stainless clad 70l water heater in engine room supplying aft cabin and galley
Both tanks heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, or by Eberspacher diesel heater - crossover valving
Polypropylene gravity emptying holding tank to each heads, with electric Wema gauges
Dometic VacuFlush electric fresh water WCs
Jabsco engine driven pump off engine with manually operated clutch system
Henderson MkV manual pump in cockpit
Jabsco Utility 3000 bilge pump and high level bilge pump with separate audible alarms
Sail locker bilge pump and audible alarm
Lazerette bilge level alarm
Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon
Two extra sea berths available in port cabin and owners cabin
Interior joinery finished in honey Teak. Joinery custom designed to have hidden hinges for a clean line contemporary appearance. Interior designed to be contemporary and luxurious. Essential features include custom sculpted fiddles, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels, flush chrome knobs and no visible hinges. Custom diamond teak patterened veneer for all doors with Mobella Swan handles.
Grabrails and armrests in curved oval stainless steel throughout to coordinate with oval plumbing fixtures and accessories.
Custom ‘square’ styling to furniture, diamond pattern teak doors to match custom cockpit table.
Hullports in colour coordinated moulded recesses to allow for hull foam core and powder coated to match headliner colour for a spacious contemporary feel.
Cabin sole boards are 80mm wide teak plank vee groove.
Surfaces in galley high gloss polished Avonite ‘Pearl’ and Formica in showers is Glo Alpino to enhance reflectivity and light play.
Headlining in mariner ivory. Main saloon ceiling was custom built for smooth curves, aligned to maximize length and accent lighted with coloured LED recessed cove strips.
Saloon upholstery, owner cabin upholstery and headboard are supple Metallic Dream Cow by Edelman Leathers. Seating upholstery in cabins is Alcantara.
Oceanair Duette shade system inside teak rebates for all cabins.
Oceanair “Skyscreens” for all deck hatches.
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports.
White Hella fans for all berths, galley and owners head.
TWIN GUEST CABIN
Upper and lower single berths. Bottom berth pulls out to make double berth and top berth can fold down to make settee with upholstered back. Large drawer beneath lower berth, hanging locker with drawer and locker below. Foreward locker with shelves.
A/C blower and diesel heater controls
Computer work station with fold down desk and ship internet access
B&G graphic repeater and intercom to cockpit
TV recessed in bulkhead, Steroe/DVD player in locker, overhead speakers
DAY HEAD/EN-SUITE PORT CABIN HEAD
Dometic VacuFlush electric fresh water WC, separate shower stall, recessed bevel mirrors and Gessi Oval fixtures and towel bars to match saloon.
High gloss Avonite Pearl counter surface
Varnished Teak cabinet base
Varnished teak vee plank sole boards
STARBOARD DOUBLE GUEST CABIN
Double berth with locker above. Full size chart drawer for ½ fold Admiralty charts. Dual drawers and under-berth locker, hanging locker with drawer and locker below. Stowage below berth and sole.
Night stand with dual drawers below
Wine locker with 30 bottle storage
A/C and diesel heat controls
TV recessed in bulkhead, Stereo/DVD player in locker, overhead speakers
Dometic VacuFlush electric freshwater WC, separate shower stall, recessed bevel mirrors and Gessi Oval fixtures and towel bars to match saloon.
High gloss Avonite Goldmine counter surface
Varnished Teak shower seat, varnished teak plank sole, varnished Teak cabinet base
The saloon features a large, L-shaped settee to starboard and a slightly smaller L-shaped settee to port upholstered in Metallic Dream Cow by Edelman Leather. Dining table for eight, custom designed and built by Jamie Perczek, a noted art deco designer. Table rotates and telescopes up and down, lowers down and folds to make a half size coffee table. Oval stainless grab rail is exposed when folded with Metallic Dream Cow accents. Two custom oval stainless benches may be pinned inboard for use at sea or moved around. Thick leather seats may be removed to reveal glass tops usable as portable oval stainless coffee tables which match oval handrails.
Glass door lockers to port and starboard with mirrored interiors and internal lights highlight Reidel wine glass, champagne flute and wine decanter storage.
Oval stainless design highlights include curved companionway rails, curved settee arm rests and overhead grab bar.
Mariner ivory portlight recesses with ivory powder coated frames lighten cabin. Art lighting highlights Bruvel sculpture (not included) outboard of starboard settee.
Saloon has thirty-one overhead lights, ceiling overhead LED colour reveal light strips and kick recess colour LED accent lights controlled by Rako scene lighting system. Savage reading lights for each settee.
Companionway steps are 60mm thick with a vee groove to match the teak sole. LED star lights and curved stainless treads highlight the glamorous entry.
Stowage below settees is extensive.
Separate air con and diesel heater controls for port and starboard.
Two large opening salon windows provide excellent ventilation.
Custom layout rectangular galley aft of the saloon to port is open to the saloon for ease of entertaining. Cabinets feature flush teak panels throughout including refrigeration doors. All hinges are hidden and knobs are flush for a modern look. High gloss luminescent Pearl Avonite counter tops. Stainless steel rods are set into worktop as hot pan stands.
Extra over counter lockers, extra drawers and tray, storage locker. Custom stainless mug stowage with spice rack above. Top opening dish drainer/vegetable storage locker aft of sink. Very large food storage area below hinged sole boards provide pantry space. Extensive under cabinet and overhead accent lights. Red LED lighting plus fan. Opening portlight to cockpit.
To starboard custom layout at same level as saloon settee for ease of communication and immediate external viewing. Forward facing rectangular chart table is designed to hold ½ fold Admiralty chart. Extensive state of the art instrumentation is inset in varnished teak faces. Dedicated computer locker. Bookshelf for cruising guides. Upholstered seat in Metallic Dream Cow with heavy duty drawer and storage below drawer. Oval stainless grab rail. Hinged lockers below sole with voluminous storage.
Heavy duty tool storage drawer with storage below.
Steps lead down from navigation area into passageway, with 3 door access to engine room. Draining wet locker for oilskins below companionway. Storage below all sole boards with lifting rings.
ENGINE ROOM MIDSHIP
Sound insulated, with 24V lighting and three electric extractor fans. Stowage racks above engine. Remote triggered fire flaps to engine room inlet and extract ducts. Second stainless steel water heater for aft cabin and galley.
STARBOARD TWIN CREW CABIN
Upper and lower berths. Two Lockers above each berth. Bookshelf above lower berth. Tall locker with movable shelves. Two drawers and locker below, two lockers under bottom berth.
Fans and Savage Jet LED reading lights
A/C vent and diesel heating control
OWNER’S STATEROOM WITH EN-SUITE HEAD
Full width with oversized near king size berth with custom Victoria innerspring mattress 270mm thick, Metallic Dream Cow leather covered headboard. Art deco style bevelled mirror design above headboard. Custom headliner with raised ceiling heights and clean lines. Five under-berth drawers, extensive storage below berth including golf club locker and MCA storm board storage. Sofa length settee to starboard upholstered with Metallic Dream Cow. Convertible into sea berth
work desk/vanity with computer storage, locker below and custom swivel chair. Desk folds up to expand sea berth. Bookshelf above desk. Extra tall hanging locker to starboard with shelving outboard and locker below, hidden firearm locker and hidden safe, four drawer tall boy unit with 32” TV hidden behind retracting bevelled mirror doors. Second hanging locker to port with two drawers and locker below. Two additional drawers and large horizontal locker to port. Nightstand on port side has drawer with locker below, iPod hook-up and speaker switch above. Nightstand on starboard side has drawer and file drawer. Recessed bookshelves to port and starboard. Access from the aft deck via removable oval stainless steel ladder. A/C and diesel heater control with port and starboard vents Rako Lighing controls for overhead, bulkhead accents and bulkhead Chad stainless sconces.
Dometic VacuFlush electric fresh water WC, high gloss Goldmine Avonite counter surface with custom oval stainless curved handrail. Recessed bevel mirrors in teak inset, separate shower stall with extra thick Persplex panels, Gessi Oval fixtures and towel bars to match saloon. Varnished teak shower seat, varnished teak plank sole, varnished teak cabinet base. Gloss Alpino laminate to reflect light. Stainless towel rack with glass shelves. Stainless book shelf in hull port recess. A/C vent, exhaust fan and Hella fan. Two Heated Myson towel rails. Seagull water filter and tap.
One of the most fully equipped and luxuriously appointed Oysters ever built. The Aurora gold metallic hull, mast and boom are an eye catcher in every harbour. The custom interior layout and furnishings were designed to equal a London penthouse apartment while providing a showcase for art. Custom deck gear by Harken, a Hall Spars carbon mast and boom as well as Quantum Fusion sails allow high performance short-handed sailing by a couple without crew. Shoal draft allows access to shallow anchorages accessible to few. Designed and constructed for an experienced yachtsman, this yacht has an extraordinary options list including an insulated hull for sailing in all climates. She was built to MCA Class 2 for extra safety and for ease of charter. High sailing speeds, a comfortable sea motion, carefully planned backup systems and voluminous storage make Proteus perfect for a round the world cruise. As a two time winner of Concours d’Elegance events, this yacht is impeccably maintained.
A complete list of exclusions is available upon request.
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.
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