Conceived as a replacement to the extremely successful 435, Holman and Pye increased the hull volume to enable the 45 to offer three genuine cabins and a class-leading saloon that extends over the full beam of the boat. The 45 also offers improved sailing performance, the move to an external bulb keel making her stiff and responsive. Her spacious centre cockpit, and uncluttered deck make her a delight to liveaboard. Oyster delivered twenty-three 45s between 1996 and 2004.
The Oyster 45 was conceived as a worthy successor to the Oyster 435, offering improved performance and accommodation. As a benchmark, the Oyster 435 "Hookey of Hamble" was overall cruising division winner of the Europa Around the World rally. The 45 features a low centre of gravity bulb keel which provides great performance proven by winning her class in a recent Heineken Regatta. Her combination of performance, comfort, good looks, and seagoing practical features ensures that the Oyster 45 really is a cruiser with winning ways.
Deck saloon. GRP hull. Moulded in a Lloyds approved facility.
Eyebrow detail on deck saloon which combined with recessed windows
lowers the apparent height of the deck saloon.
Side decks, cockpit seats, sole and helmsman�s seats are all trimmed
with laid teak.
Fin and skeg.
Kevlar skin below waterline, stem to keel.
Split anchor locker.
Wheel steering. Emergency tiller steering.
Interior finished in oak.
High performance bulb keel
SPARS AND RIG
Hood Stoway mainmast.
Harken headsail furling gear.
Hood spinnaker gear inc: single pole with up/downhaul halyard, clutches, pair sheets, guys, blocks and fittings. Pole stowed vertically on mast.
Hood sidewinder heel control.
Storm jib package, removable forestay, Wichard deckplates, halyard, extra pair sheets and cars.
Wichard ratchet adjuster for storm jib pack
Running and standing rigging replaced as needed.
Oyster Ocean Sails new in 2016. In-mast furling mainsail with Furling genoa (approx. 120%), including a foam luff and UV stripes.
9.5oz Storm Jib in orange very good condition.
0.9oz tri-radial spinnaker with douser little used and in very good condition.
Yankee reaching sail, 1997/8
Volvo D2 55 4-cylinder 55hp diesel engine.
Engine hours approx 1750 hours. New instrumentation 2008.
Volvo 3 blade folding propeller.
Ambassador rope stripper.
105amp Volvo alternator.
Vetus bowthruster .
Frigomatic DC refrigeration in upright chest, water cooled compressor .
Seafresh (engine driven) H204D watermaker.
Fuel 454 litre (100 gallon) GRP tank.
Water 636 litre (140 gallon) in GRP tank.
Hot water from 34 litre (7.5 gallon) in grade 1 copper tank, new 2003.
Gravity holding tank in stainless steel for aft WC, Wema gauge and deck pumpout.
12 volt electrical ships supply.
Link 10 battery monitoring system new 2008
Mains AC ring main with 7 double Clipsal sockets.
1 Battery dedicated to engine start giving 88 amp hours new 2006/07.
6 Batteries dedicated to the domestic system giving 720 amp hours new
Mastervolt Combi 12/1500 70a charger/inverter with either 110 or 220 V shore power
I2volt plug at chart table for laptop PC.5V USB ports for cellphone charging
30 amp dockside power cable 15m (50ft) long.
1kW immersion heater fitted to hot water tank new 2010
Stainless steel gantry carrying two wind generators and two large Siemens solar panels
JVC Stereo Dvd/ Cd/ Mp3 player.
Six berths in three cabins.
The joinery styling is designed to be modern and co-ordinated whilst remaining practical and durable in use at sea.
Oak wood interior with sculpted fiddles and grabrails. Shadow-gap joints between joinery panels. Interior varnish (7 coats) applied professionally on all surfaces in the galley, saloon, navigation area, companionway and forward corridor � 2003. Some other areas re-varnished 2008. All bilge areas repainted, 2007/08.
New curtains throughout, 2013.
Headboards re-upholstered, 2003.
New shower curtains, 2003.
Hello fans in black x 7.
Many lights replaced with new Oyster light fittings, 2010 LED.
Par large bowl toilets. New 2006/07
Forward cabin featuring V-berth in the bows, provided with an infill piece and cushion, under-berth stowage and a hanging locker. Twin guest cabin with upper and lower berths, clothes lockers and a hanging locker.
Heads to starboard with Par large bowl toilet, wash basin, mirror, stowage lockers and a shower area with curtain and teak-planked Naval grating.
Saloon with L shaped settee area and table on the port side. To starboard is a two-seater settee which extends beneath the forward counter top into a trotter box, forming a useful sea-berth with lee-cloth. The table has a matching fold-over leaf, supported by a removable strut, that allows both sides of the saloon seating to be used for dining. Navigation Station forward facing at the aft starboard end of the saloon.
Galley with gimballed Force 10 4 burner cooker (fully serviced 2003) with grill and oven, twin stainless steel sinks, refrigerator. Emergency manual fresh water tiptoe foot pump in galley. Additional drawer and stowage shelf at forward end of galley.
Aft cabin configured with an offset double berth, a curved settee and dressing table, a hanging locker, with drawer and locker space. En suite heads with Par large bowl toilet, washbasin, mirror, stowage lockers and shower area with curtain and teak-planked Naval grating.
KOBRA 22kg (451b) anchor with 65m anchor chain. Two more heavy duty anchors are stowed on board for emergency use.
Lofrans electric anchor windlass, new 2018.
Harken winches incl: #56.2 two speed self tailing primaries, #32.2 two
speed mainsheet winch, #32.2 two speed main halyard winch, #40.2 two
speed genoa halyard winch on mast and #16.2 reefline winch on mast.
Lewmar hatches. New 2006/07
3 Gebo opening hullports.. New 2006/07
Gateway stanchions and side gates for boarding. Folding ssteel boarding ladder.Quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Freshwater deck shower cold water.
Outboard bracket small.
Bimini (new 2014), including tracks for deck stowage.
Spray hood. New 2014
Sestrel Major 15cm (6�) compass.
All new Raymarine Autohelm instrumentation including the latest C80 GPS chart plotter, together with new ST60 plus, wind, depth, and speed instruments. New Autohelm 7002 autopilot.
Second control unit situated in Aft cabin
ST60 Plus. Speed/log/wind/depth - 3 displays .
Icom IC-M 422 VHF radio telephone
lcom 1CM 710 SSB radio telephone with plates and insulated backstay.
AP Mark 9 PS and groundplate. Interfaced to auto pilot and radar.
Furuno 1721 radar on Scanstrut.
Tri-white light at masthead.
Firdell Blipper radar reflector on mast.
New and unused Sunbrella sun awning covering entire aft deck area, complete with rain catching facilities, please see photos.
Whitlock folding varnished teak cockpit table.
Closed cell cockpit cushions with removable covers.
Warps and fenders.
Jabsco Maxi Puppy 3000 electric bilge pump �with float switch
Whale Gusher 10 MkIII manual bilge pump.
Extensive tool kit.
Extensive refit in late 2006/ early 2007