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Very desirable Oyster 53 built to very high specification for hands-on American owner. Maintained by a full time professional captain and boasting a successful charter history, Contingency has an ocean-going cutter rig, classic teak interior and easy-to-handle in-mast furling.
Contingency is realistically priced and ready to head south for a winter in the islands with her new owner.
Early viewing recommended.
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. HULL FINISH White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue. Hull barrier coat in 2007 as proactive measure.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks. Bulwark finished with a teak capping rail.
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 for access to the stern deck.
2. DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
Primary anchor: 34kg (75lb) CQR anchor with 107m (350’) of 10mm (3/8”) chain. Secondary anchor: 22kg (48lb) Bruce anchor with chain and rode, stowed in chain locker. Sea anchor/drogue. Generous anchor locker on foredeck with removable partition at forward end for kedge warp and chain stowage.
Newly rebuilt Lewmar 24V Ocean 3 electric anchor windlass with new motor (2017).
Midship gateway stanchions with stainless steel hinged boarding ladders, which close up to form the side-gates. Gate to pushpit. Fold down stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder on transom.
Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway. Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches. Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights. Gebo opening hullports (renewed gaskets 2017). 2 x long Gebo hull portlights: one to galley from cockpit and one from captain’s cabin to cockpit.
Fold down companionway sprayhood/dodger in ‘Navy Blue’ acrylic with leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end.
Bimini in Sunbrella ‘Navy Blue’ with two windows.
Cover for cockpit table with velcro flap to bin in ‘Navy Blue’ acrylic.
Pedestal and steering wheel covers in ‘Navy Blue’ acrylic. Cockpit seat cushions in closed cell foam with acrylic covers (recently updated).
Aft sundeck cushions (recently updated).
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Solid teak cockpit table with stainless steel frame and insulated GRP box.
Pedestal type. 42” diameter stainless steel wheel with new leather cover. New custom built teak box for new chart plotter on Edson helm station. Stainless steel mug rack and grab rail on pedestal.
Reinforced teak outboard bracket on stern pushpit.
High capacity 300kg rated Simpson electric davits.
Oyster deck saloon profile with ‘eyebrow’ styling.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel fairleads, mooring and cockpit cleats. Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts.
Two stainless steel rails in lazarette for hanging lines.
Self-draining deck stowage locker at aft end of coachroof for stowage of deck gear.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Liferaft bracket mounted to starboard quarter on pushpit. 2.10m stainless steel transom pole on portside for navigation/communications antennas, including KVH M7 dome. Large gas locker within the aft deck for two 10lb gas canisters (US format).
Stainless steel fife rail forward of mast for secondary halyard parking.
Additional pair of Spinlock rope clutches for genoa car control lines accessed from cockpit.
Wichard folding padeyes in cockpit and foredeck for jack lines.
Magma gas grill.
3. RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST and RIGGING
Cutter rig Rig inspected July 2017 by Loric Wymouth.
Aluminum Hood spars (re-sprayed 2007).
Hood ‘Stoway’ mast with electric in-mast furling (new electronics 2017).
Harken B503 manual backstay adjuster (new 2009). Regularly updated standing and running rigging with primarily high-tech Spectra.
(Main sheet and Genoa furling line 2017).
Regularly updated deck hardware and rigging.
‘No-strike’ ion dissipaters at masthead with mast and cap shrouds bonded to keel for lightning protection.
Backstay – single, insulated as aerial. 2 sets of preventer lines.
Padeyes on boom for preventer lines.
Harken foresail furling. Harken staysail furling.
All Lewmar Ocean, self-tailing:
2 x #64CEST electric two-speed primaries.
1 x #48CEST electric mainsheet (serviced 2017).
2 x #48CST two-speed main and genoa halyards on mast (serviced 2017).
1 x #48CEST (electric) and 1 x #48CST (manual) two-speed secondaries (serviced 2017).
2 x #16CST two-speed mainsheet traveller control lines.
Spinnaker gear with single pole stowed vertically on mast with butt hoist winch, halyard, sheets, guys and blocks, topping lift and downhaul. SAILS Recent mainsail with additional battened delivery mainsail. Number one and two genoas. Staysail with running backstays. Roller furler. Light air A-sail (asymmetrical spinnaker) with spinnaker bowsprit. Set of storm sails. Spinnaker pole stored on mast.
Seven berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon.
Lee screens to all sea berths, including optional centreline divider for master berth. Interior joinery finished in teak with Oyster ‘Millennium’ styling. Designed to be modern and coordinated, 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.
‘Chequerboard’ style teak cabin sole.
Surfaces in galley in Avonite ‘Snowstorm’ with upstands.
Surfaces in heads in Avonite ‘Snowstorm’.
Headlining in ‘Cream’ vinyl.
Upholstery in ‘Beige’ Ultra Suede throughout.
Delivery covers for all saloon upholstery and soles throughout.
Crew covers for saloon and cockpit seating, navigator’s seat and saloon table.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports.
5 x Hella fans.
FORWARD SHARED HEAD/SHOWER
Large head compartment shared and accessed by both forward cabins.
Vacuflush electric freshwater toilet, washbasin and integrated shower.
Avonite countertops and storage.
Watertight bulkhead forward of head to chain locker, forward of head to sail locker.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN
Twin cabin to port with upper and lower berths.
Storage lockers and vanity unit.
STARBOARD FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Starboard double (three-quarter) berth.
Hanging closet and two clothes lockers.
Nightstand with locker and four large drawers.
Lewmar deck hatch.
Light and airy with seven windows, of which two of the two forward ones open.
Featuring a large folding table surrounded by a semi-circular stitched panel settee to starboard. Expandable teak saloon table in Maple Burr wood with inlaid perimeter line and matt finish - extra ‘hide a leaf’ stored below. The table is mounted on a substantial pedestal, which incorporates a bottle locker in its base.
Outboard pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport.
Bookshelves in saloon hullport recesses with stainless steel frame.
Stitched panel two-seater settee to port.
Electronics in settee outboard and foldaway 32” LCD TV located in port forward locker. Forward bar unit with stowage for glasses.
Removable mast cover in headlining vinyl with velcro.
To port, the chart table area is customised around the flush-mounted electronics and navigation equipment. Accommodating the 19” LCD ship’s computer, larger 16” chart plotter, radios, gauges and satellite telephone.
Computer loaded with Nobeltec charting software and charts.
Provision for stowage of half-folded Admiralty charts, books and almanacs.
Doubles as a single berth with custom cushion. Situated below the cockpit on the port side with additional 1.5” headroom. Raised workbench with stainless steel work surface and storage lockers underneath. Chart stowage drawer under stainless steel worktop. Computer, printer and CPU storage underneath.
To starboard of the cockpit in the companionway to the aft cabin. Custom stainless steel rack and bins next to sink for bulk storage. Wustaf kitchen knives in custom storage drawer rack. Integrated carbon monoxide gas detector.
Twin stainless steel sinks and Avonite ‘Porcelain White’.
Gimballed Force 10 FT 645PR cooker in stainless steel, 4 burners, grill and oven. Electric induction cooktop.
Kitchen Aid microwave.
Seafrost refrigeration/compressor (new 2015) to front opening refrigerator and top opening freezer.
Panels inboard in the aft companionway give access to the engine room compartment. Two large doors in Captains cabin provide ample access.
Aft double berth offset from centreline with 6” increased width.
Headboard in Ultra Suede. Battening system beneath foam mattress for added ventilation and support. Extended hanging locker with twin sliding doors. Second hanging locker on port side. Abundant drawer and locker space. 2-brick safe with key.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Vacuflush electric freshwater toilet, ‘White’ Swanstone washbasin and separate enclosed shower stall. Avonite ‘Snowstorm’ countertops. Bulkhead and joinery in ‘White’ Formica.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
32” hinged LCD TV that stows out of sight.
8 speaker integrated entertainment system.
Satellite Direct TV (US and Caribbean).
KVH M7 satellite receiver/antenna.
Playstation 3/DVD player.
100Hp Yanmar 4JH4-HTE1 diesel engine (2015).
Approximately 2,300 at August 2017. PROPELLER 3-bladed 550mm (22”) diameter feathering Max-Prop (rebuilt 2017).
AM15 Ambassador rope cutter on propeller shaft.
55A/12V alternator for engine start. 100A/24V alternator for domestic battery bank. 175A/24V DC Leece-Neville alternator (new bearings 2017).
Westerbeke 10kW generator (October 2014).
Approximately 4,750 at August 2017.
Side Power SE170/250TC 11.8hp tunnel bowthruster.
Cable steering to large quadrant on rubber post.
220V Cruisair ‘Stowaway’ reverse cycle air conditioning system, comprising of: 2 x 16,000 BTU (SXR) units supplying saloon and owner's aft cabin to give a total of 24,000 BTUs. SMX-2 electronic control pads.
Spectra 380-C DC Watermaker.
7. TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
795 litres approximately (175 Imp gallons/210 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
2 x Racor filters with stainless steel drip trays and changeover system.
750 litres approximately (165 Imp gallons/198 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender gauges for fuel and water tanks.
From an insulated approximately 54 litres (12 Imp gallons/14 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.
PRESSURIZED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Par CW320 Twin Max pump with pressure accumulator tank.
Emergency manual freshwater pump at galley.
Two polypropylene gravity discharge tanks for both forward and aft heads each fitted with Wema gauge.
Showers and washbasins discharge to two sump tanks and dedicated electric Whale ‘Gulper’ pump, with additional for galley.
Manifold for seawater inlets to reduce through-hull fittings.
12/24V DC system.
Mains AC ring main with 110V sockets throughout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
12V DC power outlets.
8 x 6V giving 490Ah at 24V for domestic supply (2017). 12V battery – 88Ah for engine starting.
Batteries for generator starting.
Emergency start link.
Magnetronic DCC 4000 state battery controller + Victron Energy Monitor.
Ample Power Smart Regulator 3 with temperature compensation sensor.
Mastervolt 220V Mass 24V/100A battery charger, including temperature sensor.
Circuit breakers incorporated into central panel system.
Heavy-duty Hella battery switches.
Emergency link between house and start batteries.
Mastervolt Mass sine wave inverter.
110V Mastervolt Mass 24V/2500W inverter.
50A dockside power cable in 3-core double-insulated PVC, 18m (60') in length + 20ft cord.
Hubbell socket in transom, socket and cord stowage in aft deck locker.
Dockside end of cable fitted with 3-pin, 16 Amp plug. Power cable 4-core for earth, common neutral and 2 phases of 110V – 4-pin 50A plugs both end.
System including air conditioning configured for US and European power.
Overhead lights. Reading lights to all berths in chrome.
Red overhead halogen night lights in galley and at chart table.
Engine room 24V lighting and fan.
Boom light over cockpit table.
Hella Marine LED bow lights and Lopolight.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
Boom light over cockpit table.
Lights on the davits.
9. NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
S.I.R.S Major 150mm diameter flush-mounted compass with internal lighting.
B&G instruments (newly updated).
B&G Zeus 3 x MFDs (16” at navigation station and 12” at helm).
Companionway console: 2 x H200 FFD, analogue wind. Pedestal: H2000 FFD + Triton 2-display/controller for AP (2017).
Chart table: H2000 FFD, Zues3 16” used as Auto Pilot control, plus all instruments (2017.
B&G Zues3 networked chart plotters 12” at pedestal and 16” at nav station (2017).
Raymarine AIS Class A with Furuno dedicated GPS. Additional receiver via B&G V50 VHF radio (networked for display on plotter).
New B&G NAC 3 autopilot and controls. Quadrant mounted hydraulic autopilot, independent of steering cables. WINDEX Windex at masthead.
New B&G V50 VHF radio with wireless remote, microphone and display.
Icom SSB radio. Copper tape and ground plates for SSB.
Dedicated ship’s computer/PC with integrated charting software.
8-person inflatable liferaft mounted on aft rail. Next service date October 2018.
ACR Globalfix 406 MHz (2006 - new battery 2008 – good through 2022).
Firdell blipper on mast.
Electric Jabsco Maxi 3000 puppy pump with Par hydro air switch. Henderson MkV double action manual pump. Jabsco emergency bilge pump driven off engine.
Horseshoe lifebuoy with throw line.
MOM8A rescue sling.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
Electronic gas detector in the galley and gas solenoid shut-off valve. Bilge alarm.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Full complement of Off Shore safety gear (jack lines, harnesses, pfd’s, etc.).
11’ Novurania centre console RIB rigid inflatable.
Evinrude E-Tec advanced 2-stroke 25Hp outboard engine with integrated 9-gallon tank (2017).
WARPS AND FENDERS
6 x large fenders, plus 4 x Taylor Made inflatable yacht fenders with yacht covers for them (2017.
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
2-brick safe with key, outboard of aft cabin hanging locker.
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 verified by the owner.
Draft Issue 4 (GK/OB/ph)
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.