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|Model||45 Deck Saloon|
|Aangeboden door||Able YachtPro|
Iona Bess is a late model Oyster 45, number 25 launched in 2001 of an eight year production run from 1996 to 2004. She was the last Oyster designed by Holman and Pye, to replace their legendary 435 with greatly enhanced interior volume making her far more spacious whilst retaining the bullet proof build quality on which Oyster built their reputation, with hand-laid single skin hull construction, a high performance lead bulb keel massively bolted to a deep keel stub and with a keel stepped mast.
Featuring the legendary Oyster deck saloon with eyebrow styling, the now classic three cabin layout with the beautiful teak interior and a secure centre cockpit, the 45 is a sleek and comfortable world cruising yacht, which can be easily handled by a couple.
With electric in-mast furling and electric headsail furling, plus an electric coachroof winch for the mainsheet, outhaul and vang.
The standing and running rigging was all replaced in 2019 and optimized for bluewater sailing. A removable inner forestay allows a storm jib to be flown and the twin poles on the mast allow for twistle twin poled-out furling genoa downwind headsails. There is also a retractable bowsprit for the cruising chute.
With only three owners this boat has been cherished from new and has been maintained in remarkable condition. She mostly cruised the English Channel until she was entered in the 2019 ARC Portugal rally and then professionally delivered to Antigua since when the present owner has cruised the neighbouring islands.
The Volvo diesel engine has only done 2,200 hours, there is a new saildrive and Brunton autoprop and a bowthruster for ease of boat handling. A fridge, freezer, Spectra watermaker and webasto diesel heating system provide for comfot and self-sufficiency. The batteries and most of the electronics were replaced following an extended covid-layup and she was launched and cruised in November 2022 before being hauled again.
AVAILABLE FOR CO-BROKERAGE ONLY BY PRIOR AGREEMENT.
The Oyster 45 was conceived as a worthy successor to the Oyster 435, offering improved performance and much better accommodation. Our experience in building around sixty 435s was fully evaluated at the design stage of the Oyster 45 to achieve the best package of features in a vessel of this size. The result is a yacht which has the sailing performance and accommodation of many much larger vessels. Like most Oysters, the 45 features a low center of gravity, high performance, and bulb keel which - linked with the excellent form stability generated by her hull lines - gives the Oyster 45 stability and sail-carrying power that makes her both fast and comfortable. Fairly full forward hull lines combine to allow exceptional interior accommodation in the forward area, but more importantly to give good buoyancy forward, helping to keep the yacht and crew dry when sailing. The Oyster 45 has very good performance to windward. The standard engine is a 59 hp Volvo with saildrive unit, which we have used with great success on several yachts that have given trouble-free service for many years. Handling under power is predictable and the yacht's relatively tight turning circle makes maneuvering easy. The vessel's main storage area is on the starboard side amidships, where a large walk in store may be accessed via a door opening from the deck saloon, and also from the cockpit via a large locker lid. This voluminous space is fitted out with hooks for oilskin stowage and also provides an ideal installation space for additional equipment, such as warm air heating, battery chargers, inverters, and so forth. This machinery room - gear store also allows very good engine access via a large hinged engine room door. A self draining propane gas locker is fitted in the aft deck and an optional foredeck stowage locker is also offered. The Oyster 45's internal layout makes the best use of the center cockpit feature, facilitating excellent amidships accommodation and a really spacious owner's stateroom aft. There is a large walkthrough galley, with lots of counter space, gained by neatly utilizing some of the space between cockpit and engine room. There is plenty of stowage space for provisions and utensils, including the specially commissioned Wedgwood dinner service, which comes as standard. As one would expect on an Oyster, the layout is equally practical in harbor or at sea in rough weather. The light and roomy saloon makes full use of the yacht's 14-foot beam and incorporates a pair of opening hullports for fair weather athwartships ventilation. The forward deck saloon windows also open, giving unbeatable natural ventilation in suitable conditions. The saloon table is easily large enough for four to six people. It has two identical leaves hinged on the centerline so, when required, one leaf can fold out across the boat, making a really spacious dining area with plenty of space for eight or more place settings. It's the forward area of the 45 which sets her apart from most yachts in this size range. Computer-aided design has enabled our architects to optimize the yacht's forward sections for maximum accommodation, without compromising performance.
|Windsnelheid en -richting||Raymarine i50|
|Marifoon||Icom M423 + Icom M803 SSB|
|Acculader||Mastervolt inverter chargers|
|Teak in kuip||in excellent condition|
|Teak gangboorden||in excellent condition|
|Tenders||New AB RIB with 2.3hp Honda|
|Elektrische lier||electric coachroof wiches|
|Spinnakerboom||twin poles on mast|
|Stormfok||on removale inner forestay|
|Genua||Twistle twin poled-out genoas|
|Asymmetrische spinnaker||with chute|
|Motormerk||Volvo MD 22|
|Model motor||Volvo MD 22|
|Drinkwatertank||635.95 l ()|
|Brandstoftank||454.25 l ()|