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Orwell Landing
Fox's Marina
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8NJ
United Kingdom
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Make Oyster
Model 655
Year 2008
Condition Used
Price £1,125,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Cruiser (Sail)
Length 65 ft / 19.96 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fibreglass
Location Ipswich, Suffolk
Tax Status Tax Not Paid
LOA 19 ft 12 in / 6.08 m
Length at Water Line 18 ft 2 in / 5.53 m
Beam 5 ft 7 in / 1.71 m
Max Draft 2 ft 11 in / 0.89 m
Min. Draft 2 ft 11 in / 0.89 m
Keel Type enums.keel-type.kt-bulb
Displacement 37500 lb
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Perkins/Sabre
Engine Model 185C
Fuel Type Diesel
Power 187 hp
Propeller Type 4 Blade
Folding Propeller Yes
Engine usage (hours) 5100
  • Bimini Top
  • Spray hood
Electrical Equipment
  • Shore power inlet
  • Generator
  • Inverter
  • Depthsounder
  • Radar
  • Log-speedometer
  • Radar Detector
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Computer
  • Repeater(s)
  • TV set
  • Navigation center
  • Plotter
  • DVD player
  • Autopilot
  • Radio
  • Compass
  • CD player
  • GPS
  • Cockpit speakers
  • VHF
Inside Equipment
  • Dishwasher
  • Bow thruster
  • Washing machine
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Oven
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Microwave oven
  • Air compressor
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric head
  • Hot water
  • Refrigerator
  • Fresh water maker
  • Deep freezer
  • Sea water pump
  • Battery charger
Outside Equipment/Extras
  • Teak cockpit
  • Teak sidedecks
  • Outboard engine brackets
  • Gangway
  • Radar reflector
  • Tender
  • Liferaft
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table
  • Swimming ladder
  • Steering wheel
  • Electric winch
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Fully battened mainsail
  • Battened mainsail
  • Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker
  • Furling genoa
Designer Humphreys Yacht Design/Oyster Design Group
Builder Oyster
Hull Shape Monohull
Windlass Electric Windlass
Liferaft Capacity 8


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Rocas is one of the most impressive 655’s launched. With her flowing lines, G5 style deck saloon, twin carbon wheels and hand-laid teak decks, she is further enhanced by her black carbon sports rig and fully battened mainsail.

Below decks, her interior joinery is finished in teak, and complemented by leather upholstery in Ivory.

Rocas has had a full time professional crew since her launch in 2008, this has ensured she is always maintained to the highest standards and ready to use by her discerning owner. She is a safe, fast and comfortable yacht ready for her new owner to explore the world’s oceans.

Detailed Specification Rocas

1. Construction

HULL NUMBER                     Oyster 655/08.

HULL CONSTRUCTION        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 black.

DECK CONSTRUCTION       Moulded in GRP with balsa core.

DECK FINISH                        Teak laid decks, ‘rolled edge’ bulwark.

KEEL                                      High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.

RUDDER                                Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.

STERN DESIGN                    The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.

EURCD                                   Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.

CHARTER CODING               Built to MCA Category 2.

2. Deck Layout and Equipment

ANCHOR                                47kg (105lb) CQR main anchor.

                                                Spade 30kg kedge anchor.

WINDLASS                             Lewmar 3000 vertical gypsy / drum windlass.

DECK ACCESS                      Midship gateway stanchions. Stainless steel hinging boarding ladders, close up to form side gates. Gate to pushpit. Stainless steel bathing ladder – extended. Passerelle socket on transom top step.

HATCHES                               Oyster custom drop-down washboard system. 6 x Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches. Rondal 700 flush hatch on foredeck. Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights. Gebo opening hullports. Gebo opening port in galley to cockpit. Deck prism in cockpit floor / sole.

CANVASWORK                      Sprayhood to main companionway, in Sunbrella Cadet Grey new in March 2013. Bimini, in Sunbrella Cadet Grey new in March 2013. Additional sunshade which can zip to bimini on either port or starboard, from October 2013. Covers for cockpit table, pedestals and whinches, in Sunbrella Dune. Cockpit cushions.

DECK PLUMBING                  Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.Saltwater and freshwater deck wash. Freshwater washdown outlet in anchor locker.

COCKPIT                                Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.

COCKPIT TABLE                   Cockpit table – teak and stainless steel, varnished with extension leaf at aft end.Insulated refrigerated coolbox.

STEERING                              Twin Lewmar Y spoked carbon wheels.

OUTBOARD BRACKET         Teak outboard bracket at pushpit.

GENERAL                               Stainlesss steelpulpit and pushpit.C-Quip folding stainless steel mooring cleats. Stainless steel fairleads, stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats. Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon. Stainless steel dorade vents, including stainless steel caps. Lazarette locker with stainless steel gas struts. Liferaft stowage built into stern quarter pushpit seats. Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel. Carbon post at stern for navigation / communications antenna. Gas locker for storage.

3. Rig and Sail Handling

MAST and RIGGING               Rig – cutter.Halls carbon mast with V boom, including annual professional inspection and crew varnished (awl clear) tops of spreaders and all imperfections each year.Harken switch track. Solid rod kicker. Hydraulic backstay adjuster – Navtec A320 with panel in cockpit. Pair of ion dissipators at masthead. Rod rigging. ‘Maffioli’ ropes for Main, Genoa, Staysail and Passerelle halyards. ‘Maffioli’ ropes for Main, Genoa and cruising chute sheets and control lines. Main and Genoa sheets replaced in July 2014.

MAINSAIL FURLING              Fully battened / slab reefing.

HEADSAIL FURLING             Electric Reckmann headsail and staysail furlers. Genoa furler motor replacedin May 2011.

WINCHES                                Lewmar, self tailing with alloy drums, drum replaced with bronze at mast in May 2012. Electric primaries and secondaries. Electric halyard winches on deck, starboard side of mast. Additional electric halyard deck winch on port side.

SPINNAKER GEAR                 MPS package with vertical stowed carbon pole on mast.Spinnaker sock replaced in January 2012.

SAILS                                       UK Sails. Slab-reefed mainsail, fully-battened, genoa, staysail and cruising chute. Doyle USA - genoa, staysail and main sails replaced in July 2014.

4. Interior

GENERAL                                Nine berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in quarter sawn teak. 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 Mobella McCoy Nova door handles. Cream inlay lines in doors and saloon table. Cabin sole in routered teak. Surfaces in galley in Avonite, colour: black ice matt and heads in Avonite, colour: flannel grey. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Upholstery – Caledonian soft white Bridge of Weir hyde leather with ‘stitched’ finish. Hullport surrounds in teak with routered horizontal lines and roman blinds. Lee screens on sea berths. Curtains / blind system to all cabins. Skysol blinds to deck saloon windows. Oceanair ‘skyscreens’ to all deck hatches. Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports. Fans x 7 in galley, at chart table and in each cabin.

SAIL LOCKER                         In forepeak accessed by stainless steel ladder from Rondal 700 flush hatch on foredeck.         

TWIN CABIN                            Upper and lower berths with pull out section to lower berth to make double. Large stowage lockers under lower berth.         

DOUBLE CABIN                      Double berth with locker outboard, large drawers and lockers under berth, hanging locker and door to en suite heads.     

EN SUITE HEADS                    With Sealand Vacuflush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall. Surfaces in flannel grey Avonite. Black water hoses replaced in November 2011.

SALOON                                   Walnut inlaid table with fold-out centre section and cream inlay lines. Curved seating for eight. Teak bottle holder on aft face of table pedestal. Companionway steps with non-slip stainless steel strips and fibre-optic subtle lighting.

GALLEY                                    Spacious galley with black ice matt Avonite surfaces with routered draining grooves.Plentiful stowage. Wineglass cabinet with 16 Riedel wine glasses.

SINKS                            Double stainless steel sinks. Manual hand pump at sink for freshwater in case of power / pump failure. Charcoal filter to pressurized supply. Seagull purifier water system with dedicated separate tap.

COOKER                       Force 10 electric oven.

MICROWAVE / OVEN   Combination microwave and browning oven.

REFRIGERATOR           Frigomatic 24V DC refridgeration for galley fridges and cockpit table.

FREEZER                       Veco Frigomatic freezer.

NAVIGATION AREA       Very spacious chart table with right angled top, full instrumentation including 19” PC monitor. Bookshelf.

GUEST CABIN                With upper and lower berths, hanging locker and vanity unit.                      

OWNER’S STATEROOM        With large centreline double berth, single berth to starboard with trotter box and small settee and vanity unit to port. Custom slide away black-out and fly screen to aft companionway. Stainless steel steps to deck. Twin bookshelves. Extra sound insulation under floor.

EN SUITE HEADS                  With Sealand Vacuflush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall. Black water hoses replaced in November 2011.Surfaces in flannel grey Avonite. Extractor fan. 

5. Entertainment

SOUND SYSTEM                  Linn DVD / CD with iPod socket in saloon and CD / tuners in all other cabins. 5 speaker surround sound system in main cabin, 4 speakers system in Owner’s stateroom. Waterproof speakers in cockpit.

TELEVISION                          32” Toshiba with electric lift system in saloon. Kramer distribution system to other cabins with televisions.26” Toshiba LCD TV in aft cabin with link to pedestal display. 23” Blaupunkt TV in forward starboard cabin, new in October 2012. Magic eye for DVD in aft starboard guest cabin and forward starboard guest cabin. Alpine 8” drop down LCD for each berth including wireless headphones in aft starboard guest cabin. Additional Apple TV, from October 2012, and anything on an apple device is played through the ships systems.

6. Engineering

ENGINE                               Perkins Sabre 185C 6-cylinder diesel (187 hp).

ENGINE HOURS                 Approximately 5,100 at March 2015.

PROPELLER                       Brunton Varifold 4-bladed, rebuild kit in spares.

ROPE CUTTER                    Ambassador rope cutter on propshaft, rebuild kit in spares.

ALTERNATORS                   40A 24V alternator for start battery charging, replaced main engine alternator in February 2014.Mastervolt 150A 24V high output alternator for domestic battery charging, controlled by a Mastervolt Alpha Pro Regulator.  

GENERATOR                       Onan 17.5kVa 220V @ 50Hz to handle aircon loads, including internal fire extinguisher – Fire Pro.

GENERATOR HOURS          Approximately 4,650 at March 2015.

BOWTHRUSTER                  Maxpower CT325 18hp tunnel bowthruster with eyebrow.

AIR CONDITIONING            220V Cruisair reverse cycle system, giving a total of 64,000 BTUs from four 16,000 BTU units, plus an additional three air handling units to direct air around boat.

ICEMAKER                          Raritan 84B505-2 linked to inverter.

WATERMAKER                   Seafresh 206A – 220V AC watermaker, including Seafresh auto flush system, producing 104 litres per hour. Hour meter added to watermaker in November 2011. Watermaker high pressure pump motor new and pump rebuilt in April 2015.

7.Tankage and Plumbing

FUEL                   2,000 litres approximately (500 imp/528 US gallons) in two GRP tanks.

WATER               1,600 litres approximately (350 imp/422 US gallons) in two GRP tanks.


HOT WATER        From an insulated approximately 73 litres (16 imp/19 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.25kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.

Backup fresh water pump, new in November 2011. Primary fresh water pump, rebuilt in October 2013. Accumulator tank replaced in October 2013.         

HOLDING TANKS           3 x gravity discharge Polypropylene tanks with Wema gauges.

8. Electrics

SHIP’S SUPPLY                  24V.

RINGMAIN                          220V mains AC ring main with seven double, 3-pin outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout, using Clipsal sockets.

OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS             12V socket at chart table. Socket and plug in lazarette for 12V 30A dinghy pump. 24V Dri-Plug socket at pedestal for MCA fire fighting system. Additional 220V AC Vimar socket in galley. USB Bluetooth adaptor. USB 2 port outlet and network panel and USB hub.

BATTERIES           Total 820Ah Rolls Surrette batteries fitted with Hydrocaps. Engine and genset starting batteries spiral wound Optima Red Top RT-S 4.2 batteries.

BATTERY MANAGEMENT              Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/100charger.Additional Mastervolt MASS 24/100 charger. Emergency link for engine start to domestic batteries.

INVERTERS                                      Mastervolt 220V Sine inverter 24V / 1500W for AV systems and icemaker. Additional Mastervolt 220V Sine inverter 24V / 2500W for powering domestic sockets and microwave.

SHOREPOWER                                30A dockside power cable. Hubbell socket in transom. Additional 30A dockside power cable and socket.

INTERIOR LIGHTING                       Lighting control with Vimar light switches throughout. Canteloupi Ghibli LT4181 with polished chrome finish bulkhead reading lights throughout. Dimmer switch to main overhead lights in saloon and under forward windows. Strip / rope lighting under kick recess of saloon seating. Fibre optic lights in companionway steps. Red courtesy light x 3 at sole level at each saloon step. LED touch light in forward port cabin. Reading light for lower berth. Red overhead lights separately switched at galley, chart table and in each head.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING                      Boom light over cockpit table. Low level LED deck lighting in cockpit and aft walkway. Pair of lower spreader downlighters. LED uplights to each spreader. LED white downlighters on transom x 2. Lopolight LED navigation lights at bow and stern. Lopolight LED steaming light on mast. Lopolight LED tri-white anchor / navigation light at masthead, replaced in September 2014.

9. Navigation and Communication

COMPASSES                       Flush-mounted – S.I.R.S.

SAILING INSTRUMENTS    Raymarine ST290 including depth, speed, wind speed and direction and close-hauled.Smart controller wireless pilot / instrument control. ST290 graphic at chart table.

GPS                                       Raymarine RayNav 300 GPS at chart table.

CHART PLOTTER /   RADAR  Raymarine standard E120 radar / chart plotter with repeater at starboard pedestal. E120 in cockpit rebuilt in October 2014, and there is a spare onboard.

AIS                                         Comar CSB 200.

AUTOPILOT                           Raymarine ST7000 with ST290 control head on port pedestal.Autopilot motor replaced in April 2012, and there is a spare onboard. Autopilot control panel replaced in September 2013, and there is a spare Motherboard onboard.

WINDEX                                  Windex at masthead.

NAVTEX                                  Furuno NX300 Navtex receiver with antenna.

VHF RADIO                             Raymarine 240E VHF at chart table with hailer / horn function and second station at port pedestal. VHF speaker in cockpit replaced in September 2013.

SSB RADIO                             Furuno 1570 SSB radio, including DSC antenna. Wide copper strip and plates for SSB earth. Backstay insulated as aerial for SSB.

SATELLITE PHONE                Sailor Fleet 250 BGAN for voice / fax / data.

PC                                            Computer hard drive replaced in September 2012.

WIFI                                          Antenna and access point. Additional Globesurfer 3+ for WIFI, from August 2013. Yachtspot antenna replaced in October 2013.

10. Safety

LIFERAFT              2 x 4 man canister Solas B liferafts. Certified until September 2017.

RADAR REFLECTOR              SeaMe.

BILGE PUMPS       Par electric and Henderson manual pumps. Whale 9000 electric submersible bilge pump.

DECK SAFETY                     Horseshoe lifebuoys. Webbing jackstays. Emergency tiller.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS        Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine and generator bays.

ALARMS                               Bilge level alarm – audible at steering pedestal. Engine alarm – different tone. LED indicator at main DC panel.

OTHER SAFETY FEATURES       Fog horn.Fire shutters to engine compartment air intake / discharge. Watertight bulkhead between sail locker and forward cabin.

11. General

RIB / DINGHY                      Zodiac Cadet 340 Tender, new in August 2014. Honda outboard motor 20hp, 4 stroke.


CROCKERY                          Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.

CUTLERY                              Oyster customised stainless steel cutlery.

SAFE                                     4-brick safe.




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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