The Oyster 53 is an ideal-sized cruising yacht for an owner-operator or family, large enough to have comfort at sea and interior accommodations that can carry all the gear and systems for extended cruising. One of the nicer features is its ability to enter the more secluded anchorages that are not accessible by larger yachts. Thanks to solid fiberglass hull construction, skeg-hung protected rudders and reliable systems, the Oyster 53 is regarded as one of the best cruising yachts available.
CONTINGENCY is an excellent value with its many upgrades, including new engine and generator.
Varnished teak interior with teak soles. Sleeping for seven in four cabins. Lee cloths to all berths for sleeping at sea. Solid teak handrails thoughtfully placed throughout the yacht. Galley and head countertops in Avonite. UltraSuede upholstery in “Beige.” Opening hull ports and coach roof windows with bug screens. Robust “Oyster Deck Saloon” forward-facing opening windows (x2).
LAYOUT (from Forward)
Accessed from deck via Lewmar hatch. Sail locker bulkheads are watertight, with a drain that can be accessed in forward cabin.
Forward, accessed by both forward cabins. Shower, sink with Avonite countertop and locker storage. VacuFlush fresh-water toilet. Overhead Lewmar hatch.
GUEST CABIN, PORT:
Twin bunk cabin to port with hanging locker, vanity unit, overhead Lewmar hatch with Oceanair blinds and opening hull port.
VIP CABIN, STARBOARD:
Larger double berth outboard with drawer storage underneath, hanging locker, overhead Lewmar hatch with Oceanair blinds and opening hull port.
Spacious main saloon with long settee to port and C-shaped dining area and table to starboard. Storage behind and below seating. Fixed dining table with bottle locker base. Dining table has an expanding leaf that cleverly hides when not in use. Storage lockers and bookshelves outboard of seating.
Passageway galley to starboard with Avonite countertops. Huge top-loading freezer and separate refrigerator with upright door. Force 10 propane/butane oven and 4-burner stove top. Twin stainless steel sinks and locker storage with custom stainless steel racks. Microwave oven, opening hull port.
Forward-facing navigation desk to port with access to ship’s electrical service panel, navigation and communications and ship’s PC.
Single-berth cabin with custom split mattress that can be folded “up” to reveal a workshop-height bench with stainless steel top. Drawer and locker storage underneath. Double-door access to engine room.
Located aft. Queen-sized double berth, 6” wider than standard, with drawer storage underneath. Two hanging lockers, bookshelves and additional storage. Ventilation from opening hull ports, opening coach roof ports and overhead Lewmar hatch.
Owners private head with sink, vanity mirror, electric VacuFlush fresh-water toilet and separate shower stall.
HATCHES and PORTS:
MAST AND RIGGING:
SPINNAKER and CRUISING CHUTE GEAR:
WINCHES: All Lewmar Ocean
TANKAGE and PLUMBING
PRESSURIZED WATER SYSTEM:
TANK TENDER GAUGES:
SHIP’S DC SUPPLY:
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS:
SAILING INSTRUMENTS: All B&G
GPS/RADAR/PLOTTER: All B&G Zeus 3
LINES & FENDERS:
Painting of CONTINENCY in main saloon, personal belongings, and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.