The Oyster 53 is a very popular yacht with couples and families. The 53 was a very successful model for Oyster. Designed to be sailed short handed, yet large enough for ocean sailing and living aboard. For those who like a good sailing yacht, the 53 will please and reward the keenest yachtsman.
Going Easy too has a great combination of living space and sailing performance. Below decks, there are 4 cabins, accommodating 7 persons with the 4th cabin doubling up as a useful workshop space when not being used for sleeping. The yacht is beautifully finished in traditional teak joinery with light upholstery complimenting the feel of the yacht to provide a light and airy saloon. This yacht also features the “B” layout, which allows for a twin and double guest cabin forward, with a shared but generous heads and shower room. This layout also includes a large sail locker accessible from the deck, this locker is huge and provides fantastic sail storage space, really useful.
Equipment wise, Going Easy too is well specified to include an 8 kW HFL generator, bow thruster, watermaker, air conditioning with reverse cycle heat and separate Webasto heating system too. There is also a good level of navigation and communication aids, such as Raymarineradar/chartplotter with repeater in the cockpit, AIS, VHF x 2 and much more.
On deck, and concerning the rig. Going Easy too features a fully battened mainsail with a stak pak system which allows for relatively easy sail handling whilst retain good performance from her fully battened mainsail The sloop rig,electric winches, spinnaker package (with carbon spinnaker pole) further enhance her flexibility for a variety of sailing conditions.
Interestingly, Going Easy Too also features a full length rubbing strake on both sides of the hull, thus protecting the top sides.
Lastly, it should be further mentioned this yacht is due to undergo a 3 month refit in Phuket to further enhance this beautiful yacht, this work will continue and the owner will continue to maintain the yacht to a high standard until a buyer is found.
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyd’s approved design specification. Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin.
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in Navy.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks – New in April 2017, Teak rub rail with stainless steel cap.
Bulwark finished with teak capping rail and stainless steel fairleads.
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 for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.
Wasi 32kg (70lb) anchor with 50m stainless steel chain.
Danforth kedge anchor (unused) with chain and warp, stowed in lazarette.
Fortress anchor with 5m chain and 50m warp.
Lewmar Ocean 3 vertical capstan type 24V electric anchor windlass.
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and gateway midship stanchions to port and starboard.
Teak Passerelle with aluminium stanchions and wheels.
Fold down stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder and two stainless steel steps for access to stern deck.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches, all new with outside protection covers (new 2007).
Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming.
Gebo opening hull ports including additional ports from cockpit to galley and cockpit to fourth cabin.
Sprayhood with leather covered stainless steel grab rail to aft edge. Protection covers for transparent windows, attached with Velcro and studs (2005).
Bimini with window, plus protection cover.
Covers for cockpit table, pedestals, wheel and all hatches.
Cover for sprayhood when not in use.
Matching cockpit covers.
Cockpit cushions (2016).
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.
Stainless steel drinks holders to pedestals and at companionway.
Cockpit table in varnished Teak and stainless steel.
Whitlock wheel steering with leather cover.
Emergency tiller steering.
Outboard bracket on pushpit – port side.
Whittall #ED18DGW davits.
Stainless steelpulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats and fairleads.
Additional pair of aluminium fairleads at transom each quarter.
Additional pair of aluminium mooring cleats for use with aft fairleads.
Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon.
Stainless steel mast guards.
Liferaft stowage built into pushpit.
Quarter pushpit seats in stainless steel, teak bow seat removable.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts on lid.
Gas locker for 2 large bottles.
MAST and RIGGING
Rig – sloop.
Seldén anodised mast.
Seldén single line reefing to mainsail.
Lazy jack system with customised ‘stack-pack’ by Go Sails, designed to enable simple operation (new 2005).
Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner and vang.
Folding masthead steps.
Continuous stainless steel wire rigging.
Harken furling gear to headsail.
2 x 64 CEST primary winches.
2 x 48 CST secondary winches.
1 x 48 CEST main halyard winch.
1 x 48 CST one-line reef.
Carbon spinnaker pole.
Spinnaker gear package includes chainplates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks.
Mainsail in tri-radial laminate, fully battened, lazy jacks – upgraded to DCP laminate.
Genoa 140% in tri-radial laminate (2002) – upgraded to DCP laminate.
Cruising chute/spinnaker with monogram, 1.5oz with squeezer (2007).
Genoa 110% in tri-radial laminate (2003).
Fully battened mainsail (Ullman Sails-Trinidad 2014).
Genoa 110% Rolly Tasker (New Thailand June 2016).
Seven berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in teak.
All internal woodwork waxed with natural wax and polished (Nov 2010).
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 custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
‘Chequerboard’ style cabin sole in teak.
Formica galley surfaces - colour ‘Genesis’.
Avonite surfaces in heads - colour ‘Sand Tropez’.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Saloon upholstery – New in April 2017.
Alcantara upholstery to forward and aft cabin seating and headboards.
Lee cloths to all sea berths.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
Oceanair skyscreens on all deck hatches.
Metal flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof portlights.
FORWARD SAIL LOCKER
Forward, accessed from both forward cabins withJabsco manual Twist and Lock toilet (New Nov 2016),washbasin, shower and holding tank.
To port with upper and lower berths and hanging locker.
To starboard with double berth, plentiful lockers and a hanging locker.
The galley is located to starboard of the cockpit, in the companionway to the aft cabin. Stowage is provided for crockery and has ample storage lockers.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Charcoal filter on cold water supply with faucet at galley sink.
Force 10 FT 60451 four-burner cooker with grill and oven.
Panasonic microwave oven.
Two Frigoboat refrigeration units.
Compressors replaced (2015).
Top opening freezer.
Bosch WVF 2000 washer/dryer in saloon.
Features a folding teak veneered table surrounded by a settee area to starboard. The table forms a large dining table with substantial pedestal and bottle locker at its base. Settee area to starboard, outboard of which are a pair of lockers and a central shelf. Bookcase rails to both hull port recesses. To port is a two-seater settee. The forward bar unit, fitted with automatic door light, accommodates glass storage. Extra teak around the windows.
To port at aft end of saloon with forward-facing chart table and bookshelf.
To port with single berth, bench and stowage.
With double berth offset from centreline, a curved settee, dressing table and a large hanging locker with abundant drawer and locker space.
EN SUITE HEAD/ SHOWER
With PAR Quiet Flush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Panasonic DVD player (2014).
Yamaha Soundbar (2015).
TV – Samsung LED 40.
TV – Samsung LED 30.
Navigation centre CD player with two speakers in saloon and two waterproof speakers in cockpit.
Panasonic Stereo system with iPod connection (2012).
Yanmar 4JH3-HTBE, 75kW (100Hp). Aquadrive couplings.
Approximately 2600 at November 2016.
Max Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller.
Ambassador rope cutter on prop shaft (2005).
55A/12V Yanmar alternator for engine start battery.
150A Mastervolt for charging domestic battery bank with Alpha ‘Smart’ regulator.
HFL 8kW (2012).
Approximately 600 at November 2016.
Sleipner 10Hp tunnel bowthruster.
Whitlock cable steering system.
HFL 10,000 BTU units in saloon (2012).
Webasto DW90 central heating system.
ECH20 Tec – approximately 76 litres per hour (2013).
840 litres approximately (175 Imp gallons/210 US gallons) in one GRP tank.
749 litres approximately (165 Imp gallons/198 US gallons) in one GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender for fuel and water tanks.
54 litres (11 Imp gallons/14 US gallons) heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically controlled 2kW immersion heater.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Holding tank to forward heads with Wema gauges.
Sump tanks forward and aft for discharge of showers and washbasins.
Tanks fitted with Whale ‘Gulper’ pumps.
Mains AC ring main with three 220V European sockets and three additional 220V
sockets, located as appropriate within the layout.
Domestic: 8 x 6V Trojan T-105 approximately 460Ah (New Dec 2015).
Engine start: 2 x 12V Cis approximately 176Ah (New June 2016).
Mastervolt 2.5kW 24V battery charger (2015).
Magnetronic DCC4000 battery controller.
Mastervolt 3kW inverter (2016).
30A dockside power cable with Hubbell socket plus 15m extension.
Downlight type halogen lights in polished chrome finish with downlighters over reading areas.
Fluorescent lights and downlights in each heads, as well as over the galley work surfaces.
Reading light for each berth.
Automatic lights to hanging lockers in forward cabins and aft cabin.
Red halogen light at chart table.
Aqua signal bow and stern navigation lights.
Tri-white navigation light at masthead.
SIRS Major compass with internal lighting.
Fast compass fitted to enable MARPA function.
All Autohelm Raymarine I70:
Log – speedometer multifunction (2015).
Depth sounder multifunction (2015).
Wind speed and direction (2015).
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS (new 2010).
Raymarine digital 24nm (2015).
Raymarine C125 external monitor (2015).
Raymarine C95 internal monitor (2015).
AIS 650 Class B transceiver (2015).
Raymarine Evolution Series 2 (2015).
Combined Windex/VHF antenna at masthead.
ICS Nav6 Plus Navtex receiver, includes GPS interface and ANT 4 aerial.
2x Raymarine 260 (2015).
V-Tronix speaker in cockpit.
Firdell blipper on mast.
Jabsco Maxi 3000 electric bilge pump with Par Hydro air switch.
AEG electric bilge pump.
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump operated from cockpit.
Two horseshoe lifebelts.
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room.
Four fire extinguishers.
Fire blanket at galley.
Domestic gas and smoke detectors.
AB 10 Rib (2014).
Tohatsu 18Hp outboard motor (2014).
Bauer divecompressor (2013).
3 complete dive sets.
WARPS AND FENDERS
CLOCK AND BAROMETER
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
SPARES AND MANUALS
NB: All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
Viewing through Oyster Brokerage.
Inventory verified by the owner.
Issue 3 (GR/OB/nc)
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.
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8NJ