FURTHER PRICE REDUCTION TO EUROS 360,000 VAT PAID
Oyster 53 Balthazar has only been used in the Mediterranean and as such has low hours for a 2005 build. She is unique with her slab reefed mainsail set up and with all lines being led aft to the safety of the cockpit she offers trouble free handling for even the short handed sailor. The cutter rig enhances the ‘go anywhere’ ability of the Oyster 53.
Her interior teak is in good shape and the addition of a very comfortable arm chair to port and the two berths in the owners cabin aft mean she is suited to a family or couple that want to go places. The 53 offers unparalleled accommodation for her size and with a fantastic sea keeping hull she is designed to be at home in the open seas or gentle blue water cruising.
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Outer hulllaminate in Vinylester resin.
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in Oyster blue.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks.
Raised bulwark and 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 with teak treads for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.
2. DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
40kg CQR Rockna 40.
70m of 12mm calibrated galvanised chain, matched to the windlass, fastened at its ‘bitter end’ to a through-bolted padeye with substantial lanyard. Anchor marked every 10m.
Recessed locker within the foredeck for anchor chain stowage.
Lewmar Ocean 3 vertical capstan type 24V electric anchor two-way windlass, operated by adjacent foot switch controls.
Remote windlass controls in cockpit on pedestal.
Midship gateway stanchions with stainless steel hinged boarding ladders, which close up to form the side-gates.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel bathing ladder with teak treads.
Besenzoni P-163 passerelle mounted on dedicated platform on transom. Passerelle socket fitted in bathing platform.
Oyster custom drop-down washboard with shock cord system for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed, silver anodised deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed Econoline coaming portlights.
Alloy-framed, custom-made black powder coated deck saloon windows in toughened smoked 12mm glass.
Gebo alloy-framed opening hullports.
2 x long Gebo Econoline portlights, including flyscreens and curtains to aft twin cabin.
Large fold down companionway sprayhood in Sunbrella “Dune” with leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end, incorporating see through panels in its forward portion.
Bimini including cover for stowage in ‘Dune 5026’ acrylic.
Covers for cockpit table, pedestals and steering wheels in ‘Pacific Blue 5023’ acrylic.
Cockpit cushions in ‘Pacific Blue 5023’ plain acrylic and closed-cell foam.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Saltwater anchor/deck wash with hose.
2. DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.
3 x cave lockers with ply base, sound-deadened, flo-coated and drained into cockpit together with stainless steel trim surround.
Stainless steel U-bolts for safety harness attachment.
ST60 instrument repeaters installed on dark acrylic panel and mounted on a GRP console that is integral to the companionway hatch garage.
Pair of waterproof loudspeakers mounted within the instrument space above companionway.
Custom teak folding cockpit table.
Whitlock ‘Athena’ pedestal.
1066mm (42”) stainless steel steering wheel with ‘Brown’ suede leather cover, which extends to partially cover the spokes too.
Laminated teak around stainless steel strap, wood left bare. 15Hp (maximum) positioned aft and adjacent to stainless steel pole on starboard side.
Novalift crane for outboard engine.
Stainless steelpulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel fairleads. Additional stern fairleads cut into cap rail.
Pair of additional stainless steel mooring cleats for use with extra fairleads.
Stainless steel mast guards.
GRP dorade boxes with flexible cowls.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts.
Liferaft storage built into pushpit.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stainless steel antenna pole with light at stern, which also provides lift for outboard engine (maximum 15Hp) mounted on starboard side, immediately forward of pushpit seat.
Gas locker for two 6kg bottles.
3. RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST and RIGGING
Seldén slab reefing anodised mast.
Seldén E321/171 mast section and B250/140 boom section.
Boom fitted with internal mainsail clew outhaul.
Custom arrangement for cockpit reefing system, including extra clutches, custom high-load mast blocks, extra running rigging, upgrade to custom single line reefing boom with all fittings and fittings for third manual reef. Topping lift led aft. Seldén mast foot.
Furlex furling forestay.
Fittings and clutches for 3 reef lines.
Double spreader rig with Seldén V-spreaders.
Fittings, etc., for continuous wirerigging.
Deck ring fabricated in aluminium.
Mast coat and clips.
Conduit for masthead instrument wiring.
Seldén solid rod kicker/vang and 4:1 tackle with control line led aft to the mainsheet winch via a Lewmar rope clutch.
Harken backstay tensioner.
3 x folding mast steps.
Status omni directional aerial mounted at masthead for TV and AM/FM.
Single Bamar electric headsail furling - fixed pushbutton.
2 x Lewmar 64 CEST two speed electric, self-tailing primary winches.
2 x Lewmar 48manual secondary winches.
1 x Lewmar 48 CST self-tailing reefing line winch for mainsail reefing, on the mast beneath the gooseneck.
Additional 1 x Lewmar 48 CEST electric self-tailing winch for reefing line by companionway.
1 x Lewmar 48 CEST electric self-tailing mainsheet winch.
2 x Lewmar 48 CST two speed, self-tailing main and genoa halyard winches fitted on mast.
2 x Lewmar 16 CST two speed, self-tailing mainsheet traveller control line winches.
3 x Winch handle pockets - 2 in cockpit and 1 on mast.
Single spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast with butt hoist winch halyard, pole topping lift and foreguy, pair sheets only, blocks and fittings.
3. RIG AND SAIL HANDLING (continued)
By Dolphin Sails.
Fully battened mainsail – DCP Pentex laminate.
Furling #1 genoa - Spectra. 140% with higher cut clew to aid visibility.
Custom stowage for mainsail in ‘Dune 5026’ canvas.
Staysail – Spectra.
MPS cruising chute in red with rocked radial head and squeezer.MPS has 8m custom design in blue and yellow - shield without leaves.
Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon.
Eight sea berths, all with Dacron lee screens fitted with lanyards to through-bolted eyes (except top bunk berths, which have netting instead).
Interior joinery finished in teak to the Oyster 2000 interior 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 ‘2000’ custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
All drawers use metal runners, which give extremely smooth operation.
Chequerboard’ style teak cabin sole.
‘Calgary F1-0114’ Avonite galley work surfaces with upstands.
Surfaces in heads in ‘Sandpiper’ Avonite.
Quality Hansgrohe mixer taps in chrome with matching pressure-balanced shower hardware to both heads.
Each head compartment is fitted with matching towel rail, pair of toothbrush holders, soap dish and toilet roll holder.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Upholstery for the saloon settees and navigator’s seat in Alcantara.
Berth mattress material in Kirby House ‘3056/25 Ensign’.
Foam-backed Alcantara ‘3051 Camel’ mast cover.
Curtain system to windows in all cabins (except hullport outboard of cooker). Parker Knoll Falcon Dupion ‘C7655 110 White’ to large deck saloon windows and above deck portlights and in both heads. All other hullports in ‘Didcot 46’.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports.
5 x Hella 24V fans.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Spacious double cabin in the bows with centreline double berth.
‘Commodore Blue 6503’ Alcantara upholstery on removable panels at head of berth.
Upholstered seat with vanity table.
Plentiful clothes lockers and hanging locker.
Stainless steel bars port and starboard provides bookshelves.
Mid-locker under berth Flo-coated for MPS stowage.
Access to the deck via fore hatch.
FORWARD SHARED HEAD/SHOWER
Large head compartment to port, shared between both forward cabins and accessed from the passageway.
Par electric saltwater flush ‘Quiet Flush’ toilet with porcelain bowl.
Swanstone white washbasin set under a flat solid ‘Sandpiper’ Avonite surface.
Separate shower stall with curtain. Mirror.
STARBOARD FORWARD TWIN CABIN
Aft of the fore cabin is the starboard forward cabin with upper and lower berths, a vanity unit, lockers for clothes and a hanging locker.
Access to the saloon from the cockpit is via a set of timber and stainless steel steps with timber handrails. Incorporated into the boat are long grab rails at the companionway, the saloon deck head and several other locations to give secure handholds around the yacht.
The saloon is extremely light and airy with seven windows, of which two of the three forward ones open. There are also two opening hull portholes that contribute to the great feeling of space and light in the saloon.
The saloon features an oval table and settee area to starboard. Outboard of this is a pair of lockers and central shelf to the hullport. To port is a comfortable armchair.Forward of the armchair is a cabinet with 3 drawers for extra storage. The saloon table is designed to form, in its closed position, an occasional table, which is mounted on a very substantial pedestal incorporating a bottle locker in its base. This table then opens to form a large dining table. The tabletop is a veneered panel with solid timber edging.
Special provision is made for two folding director's chairs to be stowed under the saloon settee. These provide extra in-harbour seating at the table, or even on deck.
Saloon upholstery is in ‘Commodore Blue 6503’ Alcantara.
A drinks locker located at the forward port end of thesaloon is appropriately laid out with stowage for bottles and glasses. Bookshelves port and starboard. Fiddles fitted under starboard side saloon seating to give safe stowage.
At the aft end of the saloon, the chart table area is customised around the flush-mounted electronics and navigation equipment.Fascia in ‘Chic Grey 6404’ Alcantara. Stowage provision for half-folded Admiralty charts.
A bookshelf outboard provides stowage for navigational books and almanacs. The AC and DC electrical panels are located aft of the navigator’s seat.
PORT AFT TWIN CABIN
Aft of the saloon on the starboard side is a twin cabin with upper and lower berths.
Hanging locker. Removable stainless steel bar for hanging oilskins, between air intake and aft bulkhead parallel to centreline.
Accessed from the aft passageway via removable panels that are fitted with rubber sealing stripsto minimise noise and secured by positive catches.
Insulated with a composite of foam and high-density polymer sound absorbing materials.
24V lighting and 24V extractor fan switched at the DC electrical panel.
All galley work surfaces are finished in mica laminate.
A large rubbish bin is fitted inside locker door adjacent to sinks.
Stowage provided for crockery.
SINKSTwin stainless steel sinks.
COOKER/HOBGimballed Force 10 FT63451 cooker in stainless steel with 4-burners, grill and oven protected by a flame failure gas cut-off device. Electric ignition system for all functions.Heavy gauge fiddle rail fitted around the top of the cooker, which incorporates a pair of adjustable clamping pan-holders. A harbour lock and cooker crash bar are fitted.
MICROWAVEAEG MCD 3534EM combination microwave/grill in stainless steel.
REFRIGERATORFrigomatic 24V keel-cooled refrigeration unit to cool the front-opening galley refrigerator. Fitted out with shelving for drink and bottle stowage.
FREEZERSuper Frigomatic 50F twin compressor and evaporator plates to freezer box with small strut to support the lid. Fitted out with baskets.
AFT OWNER’S STATEROOM
Configured with two single berths (one larger than standard single), a curved settee
and dressing table.
Berth surrounds in ‘Commodore Blue 6503’ Alcantara.
Large hanging locker. Abundant drawer and locker space. Shelves added to lockers port and starboard.
Access to starboard aft head and shower. Access to the port side galley.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Par electric saltwater flush ‘Quiet Flush’ toilet with porcelain bowl.
Swanstone white washbasin set under a flat solid ‘Sandpiper’ Avonite surface.
Lockers for wash bag, cleaning materials and linen stowage.
Separate shower cubicle fitted with hinged doors. Mirror.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMSP
ioneer stereo FM radio/CD player with twin loudspeakers in the deck saloon headlining and fader control to pair of waterproof cockpit loudspeakers. TV and DVD system.
Yanmar 4JH3-HTBE, 4-cylinder diesel engine of 74kW (100Hp) at 3800rpm with Yanmar KM4A mechanical gearbox unit giving areduction of 3.3:1 incorporating a 7-degree down angle.
ENGINE HOURS2026,3 hours at September 2017
3-bladed 600mm (24”) diameter feathering Max-Prop propeller.
Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on shaft.
The standard Yanmar unit is a 55A/12V alternator wired to charge the engine start batteries.
The second unit is a high output 150A/24V Mastervolt alternator that charges the domestic battery bank.
Westerbeke BTD 7.5 generator – 7.5kW/220V.
GENERATOR HOURS268,9 hours at September 2017
Sleipner 11Hp tunnel bowthruster SP155, including eyebrow and anode.
Foot operated bowthruster controls, one push-button (without covers) either side of pedestal. On/off switch at pedestal. Plastic-coated wire cage around bowthruster motor in forward cabin.
Whitlock cable system with a remote ‘Athena’ pedestal incorporating a stainless steel wheel and friction brake.
Single 16,000 BTU air conditioning unit in saloon.
Webasto DW90 heating with 5 fan-coils - two in saloon, one in each forward cabin and one in aft cabin.
Schenker 100M 24V watermaker (100 litres per hour) fitted in saloon, starboard side.
7. TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
FUEL850 litres approximately (187 Imp gallons/224 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
WATER750 litres approximately (165 Imp gallons/198 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender system for two tanks.
Dipsticks are installed to enable fuel and water levels in each tank to be monitored.
A calibration chart is supplied.
From an insulated approximately 73 litres (16 Imp gallons/19 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.25kW immersion heater element powered from dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Based on a Par CQ335A Twin Max pump with pressure accumulator tank and
polypropylene pipework and fittings.
Two plastic gravity emptying holding tanks to each head.
Pump out. Wema gauges.
Showers or washbasins discharge into two sump tanks, one forward and one aft. These tanks are evacuated by a dedicated electric Whale Gulper pump directly overboard.
The galley sink also empties via an electric Whale Gulper pump.
All three pumps are each operated by rubber toggle switches.
220V AC ring main with 3 double, 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
Double 220V Euro 2-pin sockets in three main sleeping cabins.
3 x adaptors for 220V UK sockets.
220V single black socket at chart table for laptop.
L-socket at chart table.
12V socket at chart table with dropper.
12V/30A plug for dinghy inflator, located in deck locker with heavy-duty dropper.
3 x extra blocks of 3, 24V DC circuit breakers.
4 x 6V heavy-duty deep cycle 20 hour rated batteries giving 230Ah at 24V for the domestic supply.
Additional 4 x 6V heavy-duty deep cycle 20 hour rated batteries giving 230Ah at 24V.
Power from two separate 88Ah, 12V batteries is devoted to engine starting (making a total of 176Ah).
All batteries are positively secured against inversion in case of a knockdown.
Generator start: No. 1 battery 12V giving 100 Ah gel
Engine starting batteries are charged via the standard 55A ‘engine’ alternator.
Charging of the domestic supply batteries is from the engine via the Mastervolt high output 150A/24V alternator, coupled with the regulator.
Mastervolt 220V MASS 24V/75A charger, including temperature sensor.
Mastervolt Alpha Pro regulator.
Mastervolt Masterlink MICC battery meter and remote panel.
220V MASS sine inverter 24V/2500W.
Second 500W inverter for PC.
30A dockside power cable of yellow, 18m (60’) 3-core double insulated PVC. The dockside end of the cable is fitted with a 3-pin, 16A plug.
Hubbell socket in coaming.
LED Overhead lights.
Cabin 'Glassline Minor' reading lights in chrome with ceramic shade.
Perko exterior dome lights in Engine Room.
Flexible chart table light.
Automatic door lights for refrigerator
LED lights over mirrors in forward and aft cabins.
Aqua Signal 41 bow and stern navigation lights.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
9. NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
Flush mounted S.I.R.S. Major 150mm diameter steering compass with internal lighting.
Raymarine ST60 system.
Boat speed, wind speed/direction and depth displayed at the forward end of the cockpit.
Multifunction display at the chart table.
Close-hauled wind display mounted on starboard side of pedestal.
Raymarine DSM300 digital fish finder with transducer networked to E-series displays.
Raymarine RayNav 300, 12-Channel, Global Positioning System (GPS), interfaced to the automatic pilot. Antenna on pushpit.
Raymarine 120 radar plotter at chart table.
Ray 80 radar plotter repeater at pedestal mounted in Navpod. Fixed in position and tilted back. Stainless steel grab handle surrounds it.
DSC/VHF information interfaced to plotter - to display positions.
Raymarine automatic pilot with twin type 2 long 24V linear drive units,type 3SG 24V course computer and ST8001+ control head fitted at the pedestal.
Windex at masthead.
Furuno NX300 Navtex at chart table with aerial on stern pole.
Raymarine Ray 240 Class D-DSC VHF radio-telephone with masthead antenna, horn and hailer function.
Second Raymarine Ray 230E VHF handset and speaker in the cockpit.
Icom 801 SSB unit with ATU130 and dropper.
SSB backstay aerial.
Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth.
Iridium satellite phone with email facility.
6-man liferaft in canister.
Kannadmarine Sportpro+ GPS EPIRB
Firdell blipper on mast.
Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy electric bilge pump with Par Hydro air switch, rated at 2640lph.
Henderson MkV double action manual bilge pump (rated at 135lpm) operated from within the cockpit.
Webbing jackstays and shackles.
Jonbuoy at pushpit.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
A fire blanket is fitted above the inboard counter in the galley.
Zodiac 260. Honda 2,3
WARPS AND FENDERS
3 x large heavy-duty white fenders with lines attached.
3 additional fenders.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
Large marine Heyco toolkit in sealed box with stowage.
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.
Viewings conducted through Oyster Brokerage
Inventory not yet verified by the owner.
NB: Name ‘Balthazar’ to be retained by the Vendor.
Issue 4 (GK/OB/jg/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.