The Oyster 80 Free Spirit is a truly remarkable yacht. She was for many years the flagship of the Oyster fleet. Her graceful lines and beautiful traditional teak interior ensure she maintains the classic Oyster feel that still exudes quality and craftsmanship that have stood the test of time.
The powerful fully battened mainsail and cutter rig will satisfy the keenest of sailors, she is an absolute delight to sail and although this yacht was built with the intention of crew, it has been sailed and operated by the current family owners who, for the last 8 years, have only used the yacht 4 - 5 months of the year maximum, mostly for Mediterranean sailing and then carefully laid up for the remaining time.
Below decks, Free Spirit provides 5 cabins to comfortably sleep 10 persons including 4 en suites. the main saloon area is beautifully and practically laid out for great comfort both in harbour and at sea. She also has a large engine room and an abundance of storage space throughout.
The much loved Free Spirit is now available due to a change of circumstances for the family, and is offered at a substantially reduced price. In the brokers opinion, this is a huge amount of yacht for the money.
GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.
Hull colour dark blue with white cove line and white boot top lines.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks, natural teak capping rail.
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
‘Sugar scoop’ stern design incorporating bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.
Stainless steel CQR 63kg (140lb) anchor with 100m of calibrated galvanised chain.
Two Fortress anchors (extras).
Lewmar vertical capstan type anchor windlass with foot switch controls.
Mid ship gateway stanchions with stainless steel hinged boarding ladders, which close up to form the side-gates.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel bathing ladder on transom.
Oyster custom drop-down Perspex washboard for main companionway.
Goit flush hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed portlights.
Alloy framed deck saloon windows. The two forward opening windows are supported by gas struts.
Oceanair flyscreens to all overhead hatches.
Large acrylic fold down companionway sprayhood. Including custom fold down stainless steel hoops and see-through panels. Leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end.
Bimini to cover the main guest cockpit and helm position.
Covers for cockpit table, pedestals and steering wheels in Sunbrella Oyster.
Cockpit cushions, helm seats and pushpit seatbacks in Sunbrella Blue.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom step locker.
Deck wash system.
Varnished cockpit table with stainless steel frame, folding leaves.
Edson cable system, incorporating a 48” diameter destroyer type stainless steel wheel, with friction brake and three-bearing pedestal unit.
Wheel with leather cover.
Stainless steel davits.
Stainless steelpulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel mooring cleats and fairleads through bulwark.
Stainless steel chafe plates – three either side.
Large lazarette locker.
Liferaft storage built into port and starboard push pit.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Sternpost for navigation/communications antenna.
Wooden flag pole.
MAST and RIGGING
Cutter rigged sloop.
Custom mast by Hood Yacht Spars with Frederiksen track plus sliders for fully battened mainsail.
Custom deep section tapered boom with flat top plus rolled edges.
Slab reefing on mainsail with lazyjacks.
Navtec hydraulic vang.
2 x Navtec backstay tensioners.
Triple spreader rig with tapered aerofoil spreaders.
‘No strike’ ion dissipator at masthead.
Discontinuous rod rigging for the three spreader rig, including a split backstay and
Staysail furling drive for Reckmann furling unit.
Genoa furling drive for Reckmann furling unit.
By Lewmar -
2 x 900 HSSST three-speed hydraulic drive, self-tailing primary winches.
2 x 650 SSST self-tailing secondary winches.
1 x 650 HSSST two-speed hydraulic drive, self-tailing mainsheet winch.
1 x 58 HCST two-speed hydraulic control line or mainsail halyard winch.
1 x 58 HCST two-speed hydraulic reefing control line winch.
2 x 58 CST two-speed yankee / staysail halyard winch / spinnaker.
1 x 54 CST two-speed mainsheet traveller winch.
Hood aluminium spinnaker pole stowed at front of mast.
Package includes chainplates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks.
Manufacturer – Hood Sailmakers
Staysail, with Reckmann hydraulic furling.
Mainsail, slab reefed with lazy jacks.
Headsail with Reckmann hydraulic furling.
Sail area with 150% foretriangle, 320sqm.
Ten berths in five cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in teak with Oyster ‘Millennium’ styling.
Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grab rails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels.
Cabin soles in teak and holly style veneer.
Surfaces in galley in Avonite.
Surfaces in heads in Avonite.
Headlining vinyl in off-white.
Upholstery in Alcantara, in owner’s stateroom. Cream upholstery in saloon.
Lee screens on sea berths.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Oceanair flyscreens to all opening hull and coach roof ports.
Fans mounted in all cabins.
FOREPEAK TWIN CABIN
With twin bunks and stowage lockers and hanging locker to port.
To port shared by forward and starboard forward double cabin.With Quietflush WC, washbasin, mixer taps, mirror and lockers.
STARBOARD DOUBLE CABIN (Forward)
With double berth, vanity unit and hanging locker.
PORT TWIN GUEST CABIN
Twin berths, hanging locker, ample drawer space and mirror.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
With Quietflush WC, washbasin, mixer taps taps, mirror, lockers and
separate shower stall.
STARBOARD DOUBLE GUEST CABIN (Centre)
Double berth with hanging locker, ample drawers and mirror.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
With Quietflush WC, washbasin, mixer taps, mirror, lockers and
separate shower stall.
The saloon is light and airy with surround windows, two of the four forward windows open.Features a substantial table with fold-down leaves and a surrounding settee on the starboard side. To port is another smaller settee. Drinks locker with stowage for bottles and glasses.
To port and aft of the saloon, with chart table to take a half Admiralty chart. Stowage for books and almanacs.
Access from navigation area with ample sound insulation to reduce noise to a minimum.
To starboard and aft of the saloon. Work surfaces in Avonite.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Miele electric oven and hob with microwave included.
Front opening refrigerator plus stainless steel drawer fridge freezer.
DRINKING WATER TAP
With Aqua charcoal filter. Plus instant boiling water system.
Configured with a double berth to port, a desk in centre and settee to starboard. Large hanging lockers and abundant drawer and locker space.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
With quiet flush WC, separate shower stall, washbasin, mixer taps, mirror and lockers.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Samsung flat screen TV, new 2011.
Bose Hi-Fi, DVD, radio and Sony playstation.
Flat screen TV and DVD.
Pair of waterproof speakers.
Cummins 6-cylinder, 8,3 litre turbo diesel engine of 350Hp, new 2008.
Approximately 1,700 at August 2015.
Maxprop 33” diameter, 3-bladed feathering propeller, new 2008.
Alternators controlled by Mastervolt Alpha Pro Regulator, 150 Amp.
Northern Lights, 20kW.
Approximately 10,500 at August 2015.
Lewmar 25hp hydraulic retractable bowthruster.
Lewmar Commander hydraulic powerpack.
220V Cruisair reverse cycle system, including 240V heating and cooling, comprising of 5 x 16,000 BTU units to give a total of 80,000 BTUs.
Sea Recovery 50 GPH.
2,000 litres approximately in three tanks.
1,930 litres approximately in three tanks.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender gauges for fuel and water.
From an insulated approximately 50 litres tank thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD WATER FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Polythene tank connected to each head. Configured for gravity discharge with ability to pump out on deck. Fitted with electric tank capacity gauges.
One grey water tank, fitted with a float switch and pump giving automatic evacuation of all showers and washbasins. Galley sinks pump directly overboard via a Jabsco Macerator pump.
220V AC ring main with 8 double, 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
Hubbell chrome plated sockets in transom.
Domestic: 16 x 6V Trojan heavy duty deep-cycle batteries to give 980Ahr, fitted at 24V.
Engine start: 24V 88Ahr.
Generator start: 12V 95Ahr.
Chargers: Victron energie 75A/24V, which feeds from 220V from generator or
Victron energie 24V 4,500W.
220/240V x 2 30A dockside power cables.
Downlight type Halogen over reading areas.
Reading lights to all berths.
Meta light rails to give soft indirect lighting in porthole areas.
Automatic light to refrigerator.
Fluorescent and downlights in each head and over galley work surfaces.
24V engine room light.
Boom light with dimmer over cockpit table.
Aqua signal 55 steaming light / deck floodlight.
Aqua signal port and starboard navigation lights.
Raymarine compass with internal lighting fitted on top of pedestal.
B & G Hydra sailing instruments for log, wind speed + direction, depth, close-hauled and
GPS/RADAR / CHART PLOTTER
Raymarine plus cockpit repeater, new 2011.
Northstar GPS Navigator.
Raymarine ST7000 SmartPilot, new 2011.
Autohelm, new 2011.
Raymarine Icom, 2011.
Icom IC-M801, 2011.
2 x Oman life rafts, not in survey.
To all bilge areas with alarm on DC panel and warning lights, including bilge pump run warning lights.
Electric bilge pump Utility Puppy 3000.
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump (135 lpm) operated from side of cockpit.
Engine driven emergency Jabsco 38mm bilge pump, with mechanical clutch (190 lpm).
8 x Kadematic auto inflate life jackets.
Pushpit-mounted Jonbuoy plus Danbuoy.
Emergency tiller in lazarette.
7 powder Plus auto system in engine room.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Ion dissipaters at masthead.
Watertight bulkhead to aft cabin.
Watertight door to forepeak area.
Caribe 350 crew tender, new 2011.
20hp Honda 4 stroke outboard engine.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Set of fenders and warps.
Dive tank compressor in lazarette.
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Oyster customised stainless steel cutlery.
Four brick safe in master cabin.
MARINE TOOL KIT
Well equipped with all tools necessary.
Skis and wake board.
Scuba diving set.
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
NB All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
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Inventory not yet verified by the owner.
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In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. We are informed that this sale is not related to the Owner’s business, trade or profession. 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 contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.
Suite B, Orwell House
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8NJ