Rob Humphreys designed the Oyster 54 to replace the successful Oyster 53, giving his new design a longer waterline, slightly more sail area and a lighter displacement, all of which combine to enhance her sailing performance. Similarly, broader stern sections further improve downwind speed. Testament to the design, Sara Blue V has often competed in the Oyster regattas where she has held her own against the larger yachts and been awarded first, second and third places on numerous occasions.
Sara Blue V is also a proud, second-time winner of the Concours d’Elegance at the recent 2016 Oyster Palma Regatta. She is a stunning looking boat from any angle with her sleek curved deck saloon and modern rollover bulwark. Sloop rigged with electric in-mast furling and furling headsail, she offers simple push button sailing. Below decks, the increased volume aft of the 54 design is translated into greater accommodation space and a superb owner’s stateroom. Her ample accommodation plan sleeps six in three cabins with hand finished cherry joinery that adds a touch of luxury.
Highly specified with around £250,000 worth of optional extras above standard, Sara Blue V is still in her original ownership and has been professionally maintained since her launch in 2010. Her recent yard period with Oyster Palma added another €30,000 of care to Sara Blue V including a rig haul and check, new standing rigging, new North Sails and new canvas work.
Sara Blue V, is truly a fabulous, family cruising yacht, is transatlantic ready and definitely worth viewing.
The items in italic highlight the non-standard items fitted during the build programme or added by the owner thereafter.
Hull ‘custom’ laminate comprises combination of E Glass, Kevlar and Carbon Fibre,
which offers significant weight savings, strength and stiffness advantages over a normal GRP
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue
Moulded in GRP with balsa core
Teak laid decks with low profile ‘rolled edge’ bulwark
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder
‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps with teak inlay for access to the stern deck
Built to comply with the latest requirements stipulated in the European Union’s Recreational Craft Directive (EURCD)
2.DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
34kg (75lb) CQR stainless steel anchor with 100m of stainless steel chain and stainless steel
Swivel. Fortress anchor (FX37) with 10m chain and 100m warp
Lewmar V4 vertical capstan type 24V electric anchor windlass
Midship gateway stanchions with stainless steel hinged boarding ladders which close up to form the side-gates
Gate to pushpit
Stainless steel folding transom-hung bathing ladder
Passerelle with socket in transom
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches
Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming
Gebo opening hullports
Gebo opening portlight from galley into cockpit
New in 2015 – Grey with blue piping:
Sprayhood to main companionwaywith stainless steel grab rail. bimini and cockpit cushions.
Also canvaswork in Marine Blue: Fully enclosed bimini with stainless steel frame and tracks.
Wheel, pedestal, cockpit table, winch and deck hatch acrylic covers and pushpit cushions.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit
Stainless steel grabrail and drinks holder on pedestal
Varnished teak with folding leaves and stainless steel frame with top-opening coolbox
Pedestal – Whitlock base with a custom head
47” Carbon Y-spoke wheel and friction brake
Stainless steelpulpit and pushpit
Stainless steel mooring cleats, including additional pair of mooring cleats mounted on transom bulwark
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts
Liferaft storage built into pushpit
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel
Twin custom stainless steel navigation/communications antennae posts at stern
Gas locker with storage for 3 x 6 kilo cylinders
3.RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST and RIGGING
Rig – cutter
Selden in-mast furling mainsail.
Reckmann electric headsail furler.
Reckmann electric staysail furler.
Ronstan Top Down furling unit Series 200.
Selden spars painted white.
Selden solid rod kicker/vang.
Carbon spinnaker pole with all related deck gear.
Custom made stainless steel bowsprit to allow off-wind sails to clear pulpit.
Standing rigging stainless steel 1 x 19 Dyform wire rigging
Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner.
Rigging replaced - Oyster Palma, 2016.
By Lewmar - self-tailing
2 x 65 CEST two-speed, electric primary winches
2 x 48 CSTtwo-speed, secondary winches
2 x 54 CST two-speed spinnaker gear winches.
1 x 48 CEST two-speed, electric mainsheet winch.
2 x 50 CST two speed, main and genoa halyard winches on mast.
2 x 16 CST single speed, mainsheet traveller control line winches.
Carbon spinnaker pole stowed on mast with butt hoist winch. Full set of halyards, Sheets, lift, guys and associated deck blocks.
Mainsail – DCP traffeta laminate – North – new October 2015
Staysail – Spectra – North Sails
Genoa 130% - DCP traffeta laminate – North – new October 2015
Cruising chute with anti-tortional forestay - Dolphin
Furling Gennaker 2.0oz (UPS) – Sanders Sails
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in cherry.
Designed to be modern and co-ordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
Cabin sole in teak.
Surfaces in galley in Avonite - Colour Malt.
Surfaces in heads in Avonite - Colour Black Lava.
Headlining in a combination of GRP and off-white vinyl.
Upholstery – Alcantara – Colour Sea Sand.
Lee screens on all sea berths
Curtains and flyscreens to all hull ports.
Oceanair skyscreens/flyscreens to all deck hatches.
Oceanair blinds fitted to all saloon windows.
PAR Quiet Flush electric toilets with changeover valve – fresh/seawater throughout.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Provides a spacious double cabin in the bow, with a centerline double berth, with a drawer and locker beneath. A shelf incorporates hinged-up lid stowage bins both port and starboard. To port aft there is a large hanging locker. The deck is accessible via the overhead forehatch. Beveled mirror and electric sockets.
TWIN GUEST CABIN
To starboard with upper and lower berths. Stowage beneath the lower berth, a hanging locker forward, beveled mirror and a vanity unit with drawer aft. Deck hatch and opening hull port.
To port with PAR Quiet Flush electric toilet, moulded white washbasin and shower.
Hansgröhe mixer taps and shower controls. Towel rail, vanity locker and mirror. Avonite countertops in Black Lava.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Gimbaled Force 10 stainless steel gas cooker with 4-burners, grill and oven.
Panasonic stainless steel combined 900W microwave/grill.
Front openingStainless steel refrigerator.
Top opening freezer.
The saloon is extremely light and airy with seven windows, two of which open. There are also two opening hull ports. An L-shaped settee and dining table to starboard and settee to port.
Fold over leaf table forms a large dining area when opened. Stainless steel book-rack in starboard hull port recess. Lift up flat screen TV in hull port recess. Drink cabinet, glasses cabinet. Electric sockets. Additional owner-designed and beautifully crafted custom made stainless steel grabrails for safety on passage. Owner-designed cabinet under companionway steps.
To starboard with forward facing chart table that can accommodate a half-folded Admiralty chart and access to plug sockets underneath. AC and DC electrical panels are located aft of the navigator’s seat. Beneath and behind this seat are fuses and access to electrical breakers, as well as access to engine room inboard.
Aft cabin with double berth slightly offset to port with custom high quality fully sprung/memory foam split mattress with three lee cloths. Beneath the berth is a large drawer and further top-access for storage or maintenance. Settee with stowage under and a dressing table/desk to starboard with access to electric plug sockets underneath. Large hanging locker, beveled mirror, plus several other lockers and drawers. Carpet sole.
EN SUITE HEAD/ SHOWER
To starboard with PAR Quiet Flush electric toilet, moulded white washbasin and separate
shower cubicle with hinged door. Hansgrohe mixer taps and shower controls. Towel rail, beveled mirror, lockers and full length mirror on the heads door.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Sony 20” LCD TV
Alpine IVA-W502R CD/DVD tuner, Alpine MRA F350 five channel amplifier, Alpine PDX 1.600 mono amplifier, Bose Accoustimass 6 speaker system, Alpine MBQ ipod docking station.
Mirror Media TV – 20” with cherry surround.
Alpine DVA9861 RI DVD/CD/Tuner, Alpine MBQ ipod docking station, Boston SR65 headlining speakers.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Alpine CDA-117 RI CD/Tuner, Alpine MBQ ipod docking station, Boston SR65 headlining
TWIN GUEST CABIN
Alpine CDA-117 RI CD/Tuner, Alpine MBQ ipod docking station, Boston SR65 headlining
COCKPIT Pair of waterproof Alpine speakers linked to saloon stereo with switch to turn on/off
Wi-fi system with antenna on first spreader.
Status TV antenna on lower spreader for TV and FM reception.
Digital TV aerial. KVH satellite TV antenna.
Yanmar 4JH4, 4-cylinder diesel engine (110hp).
Approximately 1478 at June 2016.
4-blade Bruntons folding propeller.
Ambassador AM15 rope-cutter on propshaft.
80A 12V alternator for engine start batteries.
150A 24V Mastervolt alternator for domestic battery bank.
Onan MDKAV generator, 7kW/220V 50Hz.
Approximately 1126 at June 2016
MaxPower tunnel bowthruster CT165, 11hp 24V.
Stand-alone battery bank.
Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner
16,000 BTU saloon reverse cycle air conditioning unit.
12,000 BTU aft cabin reverse cycle air conditioning unit.
12,000 BTU forward cabins reverse cycle air conditioning unit.
Total: 40,000 BTUs.
Duo 24V/220V 50l/ph
7.TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
850 litres approximately (187 imp/224 US gallons) in a GRP tanks
750 litres approximately (165 imp/198 US gallons) in a GRP tanks
TANK TENDER GAUGES
BEP monitoring system for fuel and water.
Dipsticks for fuel and water as back up.
Wema gauge to forward and aft heads.
From an insulated approximately 73 litre (16 imp/19 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220v, 2kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Jabsco dual freshwater pump.
Jabsco water purifying charcoal filter on galley cold supply.
Polypropylene gravity emptying holding tanks in both heads.
220V AC ring main with 8, 13 Amp, 3-pin sockets located as appropriate within the layout
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
2 x 12V sockets at chart table.
8 x 6V Rolls Surette (24V) deep cycle 550Ah for the domestic supply – New Jan 2016.
75 Amp hour (680CCA) 12V batteries for engine starting.
Engine start to generator start battery 12V ‘emergency’ link.
Mastervolt Chargemaster battery charger 24V/80A.
Mastervolt Masterview Easy Display – battery meter and remote panel.
Separate batteries for domestic, engine, generator and bow thruster.
Mastervolt 220V MASS Sine Inverter 24V/2500W.
32A mp dockside power cable. Hubbell socket in caoming. Dockside end of cable fitted with 3-pin, 32 Amp plug.
Downlight type halogen lights in polished chrome finish, with downlighters
over reading areas.
‘Minor’ reading lights for each berth in stainless steel with ceramic shades.
Low level red night lighting throughout saloon, galley, companionway and cockpit.
Double switch downlight over chart table – red/white.
Flexible charter table light – red/white.
Automatic door lights to drinks locker and refrigerator.
Engine room lighting.
Boom light over cockpit table.
Aqua signal Tri-white/anchor masthead light.
9. NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
Steering – S.I.R.S. Major 150mm diameter steering compass at pedestal.
Raymarine Fluxgate autopilot compass.
Raymarine ST60+ speed, depth and analogue wind and additional ST60 wind/close hauled gauge in garage console above companionway.
Raymarine ST60 graphic display at chart table and on pedestal.
Raymarine E120W GPS/plotter at chart table.
Raymarine C90W radar/plotter repeater on pedestal.
4kW radar mounted on the mast.
Comar SGB 200 AIS system linked to Raymarine units with own dedicated power supply.
Raymarine ST7000 autopilot with ST6002 control head on pedestal.
Windex at masthead.
Furuno NX300 Navtex receiver linked to NMEA GPS.
Raymarine 240E VHF with slave unit on pedestal.
KVH TrackPhone V3 mini-VSAT Broadband/Sat phone.
6-Man Ocean Solas B liferaft in canister.
4-Man Solas B Valise liferaft with stowage in aft deck locker.
Echomax 230 radar reflector on mast.
SeaME Radar target enhancer and transponder.
24V electric bilge pump with 3 way switch and high level alarm.
Double action heavy-duty manual bilge pump operated from cockpit with emergency cross-over valve for engine bilge.
Horseshoe lifebuoys / with lights
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
ALARMS Gas detector with two sensors in alley and in the bilge.
RIB/DINGHY Avon 3.2m dinghy.
Yamaha 15hp 4-stroke outboard motor.
WARPS AND FENDERS
COMPRESSOR compressor / cylinders in lazarette
CROCKERY Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery
CUTLERY Oyster customised stainless steel cutlery by Robert Welch
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
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.
Viewing through Oyster Brokerage
Inventory not yet verified by the owner.
NB Name ‘Sara Blue V’ to be retained by the Vendor.
Issue 4 (GA/OR/cd)
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.
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.
Suite B, Orwell House
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8NJ