Designed by Holman and Pye to replace their legendary Oyster 435, the 45 did so with aplomb. With greatly enhanced interior volume, the 45 feels a lot more spacious, whilst retaining the Oyster rugged offshore trademarks of single-skin hull construction, keel-stepped mast, and full-length rudder skeg.
Perhaps the best feature of the 45 is the full width saloon, which has a lovely light and open feel due to the large Oyster deck saloon windows, two of which open to provide superb ventilation. The straight saloon seating provides two sea berths. When opened up, the wonderful saloon table connects the two settees, and enables a large number of guests to be entertained. The aft end of the saloon is open to the galley, so the cook is also fully involved socially.
Just aft of the navigation station is a large walk-in locker, which can also be accessed from the cockpit. A hugely popular feature among 45 owners, this space can be used for storage, a workshop and location for an aft holding tank.
A great performer under sail, the 45 nonetheless has a gentle motion offshore thanks to her balanced hull, fine entry, and the stiffness provided by her external lead bulb keel. The 45 is a proven circumnavigator, long distance blue water cruiser and live-aboard, but due to her compact overall length she is also a great local family cruiser, as she is simplicity itself to handle.
‘Taboo of St Helier’ is still in her original ownership, and has enjoyed relatively light use by her caring owner. She is the standard three-cabin layout, offering six berths in three cabins, with a further two sea berths possible in the saloon. Her handcrafted joinery is in teak, which gives a traditional and comfortable feel below decks. Her simple sloop rig has in-mast furling for simplicity, and her large genoa is on manual furling, making her easy to handle. A proven bluewater cruiser and liveaboard, available in the heart of the western Mediterranean.
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Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. On the hull the gelcoat and three outer laminates incorporate a special Isophthalic resin and powder-bound matts.
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in dark blue.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core, replaced with plywood in load-bearing areas for additional strength. All load-bearing fittings have aluminium-backing plates.
Teak laid decks, re-caulked in 2004 in Antigua.
High performance bulb (HPB) keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stain- less steel steps for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A - Ocean.
22kg (45lb) CQR anchor with 120m of 10mm short link calibrated galvanized chain, fastened at its ‘bitter end’ to a through-bolted padeye with substantial lanyard.
Bruce anchor in workshop.
Kedge and chain.
Lewmar Ocean 2, 12V vertical type electric anchor windlass complete with capstan and gypsy, controlled by adjacent deck-mounted foot switches.
Midship gateway stanchions with stainless steel hinged boarding ladders, which close up to form the side-gates.
Stainless steel bathing ladder astern.
Calibri 3-part folding teak passarelle.
Tinted acrylic companionway washboards, top one with louvre and retaining lanyard.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed opening hullports.
Lewmar opening portlights.
Custom-made, alloy-framed, black powder-coated deck saloon windows in toughened smoked 8mm glass. (Two forward deck saloon windows open, central forward window is fixed).
Full-length and width two-part awning including retractable side panels. Large navy blue acrylic fold-down sprayhood (new 2019) fitted over custom stainless steel hoops with see-through forward panels (central panel zip opening), sized to give protection to the companionway and forward occupants of the cockpit. Stainless steel framed Bimini top with zipped panels forward, aft and sides. Tailored wheel cover.
Covers for hatches to be open while raining.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom.
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.
6 x stainless steel U-bolts for safety harness attachment.
Teak folding cockpit table.
2 x Reinforced teak and stainless steel outboard brackets.
OUTBOARD MOTOR CRANE
Stainless steel crane on aft deck.
Simpson Lawrence swivelling davits with two Lewmar self-tailing winches.
SAT PHONE POST
Stainless steel with ‘Mini M’ small dome (service discontinued), GPS and Navtec.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel grabrails on deck saloon roof.
Stainless steel fairleads.
Alloy mooring cleats – forward, centre and aft.
GRP double Dorade box with twin flexible cowls, forward of mast. Liferaft cradle for 8-man Avon liferaft with hydrostatic release.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel with fitted cushions.
Gas locker for two large bottles.
Teak cup holder for four cups.
Bowthruster control at wheel.
Fusion waterproof cockpit speakers.
VHF speaker in cockpit surround.
Socket for cockpit handset linked to VHF at chart table.
Main VHF at chart table (detachable handset linked to main VHF in cockpit).
Teak 3-part folding passarelle with two mounting points (aft deck and bathing platform), handrail and two stainless steel steps.
Blue canvas tailored cockpit cushions (new foam inserts 2018).
Teak custom-made deck locker for surplus mainsheet in cockpit.
MAST and RIGGING
Seldén Furling anodised mast with double twin-strut spreaders.
Deck ring fabricated in aluminium, mast coat and clips. Conduit for masthead instrument wiring.
Three winch pads for standard Lewmar winches.
Spare main halyard.
6 x anodised alloy cleats for halyards.
Harken B502 backstay tensioner.
Storm Jib, removable forestay and adjuster, two Wichard deckplates, halyard, two clutches and cars.
Foam backed vinyl mast cover.
Masthead stainless steel burgee bracket and retrieval line.
Mousing line in place for retrofit of wi-fi enhancer.
Mast replaced by Fox’s in 2006.
Standing rigging renewed by Antigua Rigging in 2016.
Harken Unit 2 headsail furling gear with long toggle at lower end.
Furling control line leads aft to the cockpit through a Spinlock Express rope
clutch mounted on the port side deck.
Blocks at each end leading to secondary winches.
2 x Lewmar 58 CST two-speed self-tailing primary winches.
1 x Lewmar 30 CST two-speed self-tailing mainsheet winch under sprayhood.
1 x Lewmar 30 C two-speed self-tailing main halyard winch on mast.
1 x Lewmar 40 C two-speed self-tailing genoa halyard winch on mast.
1 x Lewmar 30 CST two-speed self-tailing winch for furling main under sprayhood.
2 x Lewmar 44 two-speed self-tailing secondary winches.
3 x winch handle pockets - 2 in cockpit and 1 on mast.
1 x winch for in-mast furling on mast.
Carbon spinnaker pole, up/downhaul and clutch, halyard and clutch, spinnaker sheet and guy padeyes only.
Spinnaker sheets, guys and blocks.
Aluminium whisker pole secured on deck.
By North Sails:
In-mast furling Mainsail (2012) crosscut with vertical battens.
Furling genoa (2012), approximately 150% including a foam luff and UV strip.
Sail bag and ties for each sail.
North Sails genoa protective sleeve.
By Dolphin Sails:
By GO Sails:
Storm Jib in HVO.
Storm tri-sail in HVO halyard (Spectra), mast exit slot and clutch.
By local sailmaker:
Triangular aft stay sail for use at anchor.
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
The starboard two-seater settee extends beneath the forward counter-top into a ‘trotter box’ forming a useful sea-berth with lee cloth.
Six sea berths have fitted lee cloths with lanyards to through-bolted eyes. Interior joinery finished in teak.
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.
Cabin sole in teak and holly.
Galley surfaces in Formica laminate ‘1793 Champagne Haze Stucco’ with fiddles.
Heads surfaces in ‘Almondine’ Avonite, fitted with a white GRP laminated washbasin.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Saloon upholstery in ‘3051 Brown’ Alcantara.
Berth material in ‘Mowtown Dallas’.
Curtain system to windows in salon and aft cabins. In the deck saloon these are pleated and on rods. Overhead tracks are concealed as part of the headlining system. The bottom of the curtains slide within the teak carlin line handrail.
Lewmar sliding fly and sunscreen blinds on hatches in aft and forward cabins.
Ten 12V Hella Fans, one mounted in the galley, two in forward cabin, two in port cabin, two in saloon, one at chart table and two in aft cabin.
Large storage cupboard below saloon steps.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
The V-berth in the bows is provided with an infill piece and cushion, under-berth stowage and a hanging locker.
A pair of forward overhead lockers.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN
Twin upper and lower berths, clothes lockers and a hanging locker.
Lee cloths for both bunks.
HEAD/SHOWER (DAY HEAD)
The two forward cabins share a heads compartment to starboard incorporating a Jabsco electric toilet, washbasin, mirror, stowage lockers and a shower area with curtain and teak-planked naval grating.
Fitted with Damixa quality mixer tap and thermostatically controlled shower.
Switchable white/red night light by sink.
The deck saloon is extremely light and airy with seven windows, the forward outboard pair of which open. A feature opening hullport each side allows visual contact with the outside whilst seated and contributes to the great feeling of space and light in the saloon.
Featuring an L-shaped settee area and table on the port side. The shelf outboard of the settee is fitted out as a bookcase.
In its closed position the table is designed to form an occasional table, which is mounted on a very substantial pedestal base with built-in stowage for bottles and a single drawer.
The table has a fold-over upper leaf, which opens onto a removable support strut to allow both sides of the saloon to be used for seating whilst dining, as well as a fitted Alcantara table cover.
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.
To port is a full-length settee with lee cloth.
The saloon includes a fully equipped bar with stowage for glasses provided in a locker above the ‘trotter box’.
Access to the saloon from the companionway is down a set of shaped teak steps.
Grabrails are incorporated overhead and at the inboard fore and aft edge of the saloon table top.
Saloon hull ports in slatted effect timber.
Brass clock and barometer.
Brass reading lights.
To Port with plentiful storage space.
Twin stainless steel sinks that discharge directly overboard via gravity through a seacock.
Spigot from watermaker to test product and also refill bottles.
Hot and cold mixer tap.
Gimballed Force 10 FT 645PR cooker in stainless steel with 4 burners, grill and oven, with manual gas shut-off valve is fitted adjacent to the cooker. Outboard of the cooker is an opening hull port for added ventilation.
A fiddle rail is 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 and the cooker is housed in a
moulded GRP surround with radiused comers for ease of cleaning.
Galley strap securing points.
Aft to port is a front-opening Frigomatic DC refrigerator incorporating removable wire shelves and automatic door light.
Forward facing at the aft starboard end of the saloon the chart table is customised around the electronic displays and main electrical switch panels.
Navigational equipment is strategically sited and flush-mounted in a matt black manmade leather-look fascia.
There is provision for the stowage of Admiralty size half-folded charts. Beneath are two drawers for spares and tools, etc.
A bookshelf is provided for navigational books and almanacs.
Two stainless steel eyes at the chart table for ‘galley strap’.
Flexible chart reading light.
White and red lights above chart table.
A door inboard of the navigator’s seat connects aft to the utility workshop/gear stowage locker beneath the starboard cockpit seat lid.
Fitted with hooks for hanging oilskins.
Teak workbench and shelves.
Fully insulated using a Halyard foam material with metal foil facing.
The engine itself is located under the cockpit and galley sinks.
Access for inspection and maintenance is via a large hinged door in the starboard utility workshop and 2 removable panels to port, beneath the galley sinks. These are all fitted with rubber sealing strips to minimise noise and are secured by flush-fitting closers with fold-down handles.
Service light and extractor fan.
Featuring a double berth offset from centre, a curved settee and dressing table.
Hanging locker with drawer and locker space.
Large drawer below berth.
Mirror beside the seat.
Access to the en suite heads/shower.
Fitted with a high-quality proprietary battening system beneath the foam mattresses to give excellent comfort with additional flexibility.
Three cupboards - recess for TV above 3 large drawers.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Incorporating a Jabsco electric toilet, washbasin, mirror, stowage lockers and shower area with curtain and teak-planked Naval grating.
Fitted with Damixa quality mixer tap and thermostatically controlled shower.
Matching towel rail, toothbrush holders and toilet roll holder are supplied.
Mirror with light above.
Lockers for stowage of wash bags and cleaning materials.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Pioneer stereo FM radio tuner/Bluetooth/Aux/USB inputs and CD player installed by chart table, with twin saloon and two waterproof Fusion cockpit loudspeakers.
Fader control to facilitate volume control between the front saloon and rear cockpit loudspeakers.
Volvo MD22, 4-cylinder 44kW (59Hp) naturally aspirated diesel engine with 120 S-Drive gearbox, well maintained and recent major overhaul and service by Oyster Palma.
Two Racor fuel filters to allow switching.
Approximately 4,730 at August 2019.
Volvo 4-bladed, fixed pitch, folding propeller on sail drive.
Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on sail drive.
60 Amp 14V alternator.
Second 60A/12V alternator.
Vetus (fitted by Fox’s Marina) with batteries fed by alternator.
Whitlock cable system installed with a remote ‘Premiere’ pedestal, incorporating a 910mm diameter, destroyer type stainless steel wheel and friction brake.
Spectra 380 watermaker fitted. Spigot into galley sink with switch, to divert to water tank and outlet dump seacock in port topside.
Waterproof input socket by mast (to house batteries via Fox regulator) allowing connection of flexible solar panels.
636 litres approximately (140 Imp gallons/168 US gallons) in one GRP tank to port.
545 litres approximately (100 Imp gallons/120 US gallons) in one GRP tank to starboard.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender fitted with readout at chart table.
HOT WATER From an insulated 54 litres approximately (12 imp gallons/14 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger. A thermostatically controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater element is installed to run off the AC shore power when connected.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
A Par Max 4 pump with a pressure accumulator tank and Acorn polypropylene pipework and fittings.
Stainless steel gravity discharge holding tank for the aft head with deck pump out.
Retrofit option fitted for a forward holding tank: 2” seacock in base of forward cabin hanging locker with pipe reducer.
Each heads compartment is fitted with an electric Whale ‘Gulper’ pump, which is operated by a rubber toggle switch and evacuates water from washbasin and shower directly overboard.
The galley sinks discharge directly overboard by gravity via a seacock.
220V AC ring main with 4 double, 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located in saloon, aft cabin, galley and near chart table.
Victron Energy Phoenix 240V from 12V connected to power outlets via circuit board.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
12V cigar-type socket at chart table.
12V dri-plug, 5A maximum (not for dinghy pump) positioned above companionway.
Four 6V batteries provide approximately 460 Amp hours. These batteries are heavy-duty, deep-cycle, cells specifically designed to be frequently charged and discharged, plus positive forced gas extraction to the exterior of the vessel via a spark-proof fan.
Two batteries below forward cabin berth to power bow thruster and charged from alternators attached to engine.
A separate 88 Amp hour (approximately) 12V battery (new 2019).
Batteries are charged by two 14V/60 Amp alternators running from the engine via a diode isolator.
Fox regulator and wiring for solar panel from deck to battery bank. Magnetronic DCC4000 battery controller.
Domestic/engine battery bank emergency link.
15m (50’) 30A yellow 3-core, double insulated PVC dockside power cable. The dockside end of the cable is fitted with a 3-pin, 16 Amp plug.
A Hubbell deck socket is located in the coaming.
15 x 20W overhead lights, many LED.
19 x 10W accent/mirror lights, many LED.
6 x Aqua Signal mini spot berth reading lights in white. 1 x flexible chart light.
1 x ECS 1018 refrigerator auto-door light.
1 x 100mm Hella 1014 light in engine room.
2 x brass reading lights in saloon.
1 x white/red light in forward heads.
White and red light at chart table with separate switches.
Flexible chart light at chart table.
Aqua signal 41 bi-colour bow and stern navigation lights.
Red, green and white tri-light at masthead.
Floodlight on post on aft deck.
Anchor light at masthead.
A binnacle mounted SIRS Sestrel Major 150mm compass fitted with lighting and a stainless steel guard.
Autohelm ST60 instrument pack – multi-function display, speed, depth and wind.
Autohelm ST60 multi-unit at chart table.
Raytheon Raystar 114 DGPS antenna mounted on sat post.
S100 remote controller for Autohelm.
ICS Nav4 plus, including GPS interface and ANT4 aerial.
Raymarine HD digital RL72RC radar at chart table with 2kW radome (supplied by Oyster After Sales and fitted by Rubicon Lanzarote in 2012).
Colour, AIS C95 Raymarine (supplied by Oyster After Sales and fitted by Rubicon Lanzarote in 2012).
At chart table.
Windex at masthead.
ICOM IC-M505 VHF radio mounted at chart table (DSC) with 2nd handset (detachable) in cockpit.
Icom 710 SSB.
Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth.
Insulated backstay aerial for SSB radio.
Headphone socket for SSB at chart table.
Inmarsat Mini M installed (service now discontinued).
Mouse line in-mast for fitting of mast head telephone aerial and/or WI-FI enhancer.
Avon 8-man liferaft with hydrostatic release.
Firdell blipper on mast.
Jabsco Maxi Puppy 3000 electric bilge pump with FS20 float switch, rated at 2640lph at 3m total head. A 3-position switch is fitted to allow Off/On/Auto operation.
2 x Whale Gusher 10 Mk III manual bilge pumps operated from the cockpit and fitted with metal deck plates.
Each bilge pump is fitted with a Whale type filtered strum box of the appropriate size for that suction line.
All suction lines can be lifted to enable debris to be cleared.
Webbing jackstays and shackles (port, starboard, foredeck and across aft deck).
Two additional harness U-bolts mounted into forward end of cockpit.
Stainless steel emergency tiller and extension tube, rigged with blocks and lines for quick response.
8 x Lifejackets, all recently serviced in the UK, with certificates.
1 x Automatic engine compartment fire extinguisher. 4kg dry powder fire extinguisher in saloon.
1kg dry powder fire extinguisher in forward cabin. 2kg dry powder fire extinguisher in workshop.
1kg dry powder fire extinguisher in galley. Fire blanket in galley.
Gas detector with two sensors.
Battery powered torches, wall mounted in all cabins and both heads.
AVON 2.8m RIB and outboard.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Extensive for marina and anchoring.
Stern lines with stainless steel spring shock absorbers and chain.
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Stainless steel cutlery.
2-brick safe with key installed into hull during manufacture.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
Full set of manuals in paper and scanned on USB stick.
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.
NB: Name ‘Taboo of St Helier’ to be retained by the Vendor.
Issue 1 (GK/OA/lh)
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. 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 any contract. A prospective Buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate, at their own expense, to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted, which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. Life-saving appliances do not form part of the inventory and it is for the buyer to ensure they are in date and suitable for their purposes.
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.