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1987 Oyster 435

Bibinje, Croatia


Oyster 435 Deck Saloon, Built 1987. A truly ready to go blue water cruising yacht ideal for those looking for an adventure, comprehensively equipped with an inventory that will widen the eyes of even the most experienced sailor a good portion of which has been recently upgraded. Full set of Raymarine i70 colour display navigational instruments (2018), Volvo Penta MD 30A 62HP (rebuilt 2000) with access from both sides, Fisher Panda generator, Full machinery service history available on request, Lewmar deck and mast winches, Large aft owners cabin, sleeps 6 in 3 cabins £94,950 - REDUCED

Basic Boat Info

Price: £94,950
Boat Name: Athene
Make: Oyster
Model: 435
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Oyster Marine (GBR)
Designer: Holman & Pye
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43'4 ft / 13.21 m
Length Overall: 43'4 ft / 13.21 m
Waterline Length: 36'9 ft / 11.20 m
Beam: 13'7 ft / 4.15 m
Max Draft: 6'5 ft / 1.95 m
Displacement: 30,000.5 lb
Ballast: 11,001.07 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD 30A (rebuilt 2000)
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 62hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 2500


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Deck Saloon


Jonty Stubbs
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


White with blue top-stripe moulded GRP hull,
Wroxham Hull to Lloyds register requirements
GRP moulded keel with encapsulated iron ballast
Teak laid over GRP deck
Recaulked 2004 and treated annually with Burgess Woodsealer
Lewmar Ocean deck hatches
Alloy toe rail
White GRP centre cockpit superstructure
Fitted out by Landamores
Skeg hung GRP moulded blade rudder
Wheel stearing mounted on pedestal
Bronze Blake plug type seacocks, annually maintained


Volvo Penta MD 30A 62HP (rebuilt 2000) with access from both sides
c. 2500 Running hours since rebuild
Stainless steel shaft with S/S P bracket and anode
Three bladed bronze Brunton Autoprop propeller and anode
Full annual and biennial servicing schedules available
Vetus NLP waterlock for quiet running
Racor primary fuel filter with clear inspection bowl
12V fuel priming pump for filter changing
Fisher Panda 6 generator in cocoon (little used)
Comprehensive set of engine, pump and electrical spares
Spare 12V pumps
Full machinery service history available on request


12v DC and 220v AC on-board circuits
4 x Exide deep cycle lead acid domestic batteries in ventilated box under saloon seating
Exide engine starter battery in separate ventilated box under saloon seating
NASA battery monitor (new 2018)
Balmar 120 amp alternator with multi-stage regulator (new 2018)
Sterling Pro Ultra 50A charger and remote control panel (new 2018)
Balmar Duo Charge battery combiner (new 2018)
2 x Spare 240V battery chargers
Control panel with 12V fused switches and hinged access for maintenance
Shore power control panel in workshop
Immersion heater under saloon seating with switch in workshop
Solar panels (multi-directional) mounted on S/S struts at stern


Twin diesel tanks (one centreline, one starboard) with total capacity of c. 450ltrs
Large 610ltrs fresh water storage on port side with access panels under saloon sole
Holding tank under with macerator pump

Rig and Sails

Ketch Cutter rig
Kemp anodised aluminium main and mizzen mast
Kemp anodised aluminium booms
Stainless steel standing rigging
Selden rod kickers on main and mizzen
Telescopic spinnaker pole with vertical stowage on the mast
Forestay and inner forestay both equipped with Furlex furling gear
Twin backstays for both main and mizzen
Spare halyards and sheets

2 x Lewmar 3 speed self tailing yankee winches
2 x Lewmar 2 speed self tailing staysail winches
Lewmar mainsheet self tailing main sheet winch
3 x Lewmar self-tailing mainmast mounted winches
2 x Lewmar mizzen mast mounted winches.

White fully battened Hood Vectran mainsail
Rutgerson batten cars and lazyjacks
White fully battened Hood Vectran mizzen
Rutgerson batten cars and lazyjacks
White roller furling Hood Vectran yankee refurbished 2018 with new UV strip
White roller furling Hood Vectran staysail refurbished 2018 with new UV strip
Cruising chute with squeezer and mizzen staysail (little used)
(All sails in very good condition)


Sleeps 6 in 3 cabins
Interior joinery finished in teak veneer and solid teak trim.
Cabin sole American white oak stripe and holly
Eberspacher unit installed in lazarette with exhaust through hull
Ducted warm air supply to saloon and cabins
Separate diesel fuel connection to tank

Forecabin with double berth and side shelves
Access to windlass wiring
Four under-berth storage lockers
Berth light and headboard spotlights
Wardrobe with access to toilet pump and holding tank diverter valves

Fore heads with Blake Lavac manual WC to sea or holding tank
Basin fitted with hot and cold water taps
Separate walk-in shower compartment with teak grating and hanging locker

Passage cabin with single berth
Fitted with lee cloth and twin lockers underneath
Upper pilot berth (removable)
Berth light and headboard spotlight

Saloon C-shaped saloon table with folding leaves and storage under
C-shaped banquette seating
Matching upholstery, curtains and cushions (2011)
Fitted cupboard with wine bottle store and glasses
Removable companionway teak ladder with hand holds
Overhead lights (LED) and spot lights
Sony stereo radio/CD player and headboard mounted speakers in saloon
Clock and barometer
Book shelves and lockers

Chart table Fitted chart table with chart storage
Upholstered seat with storage under
Three drawers under table and additional locker Oilskin locker

Aft heads Blake Lavac manual WC
Basin fitted with hot and cold water taps
Shower extension hose and shower curtain
Teak grating for basin and shower drain and pump
Lockers and large mirror

Aft Cabin Centreline double berth with lee cloths
Settee and dressing table with lifting cover
Hanging cupboard Lockers and headboard spotlights
Separate passage berth with leecloth

Set of lockers with engine and boat spares
Fischer Panda generator control panel
Shorepower control panel and RCD
Engine hour and AC meters
Hanging hooks for warps


Fitted Force 10 gas oven with two burners, grill, griddle, fiddles and gimbals
Double S/S sink unit with hot and cold taps and pumped waste
Separate hand pump with carbon filter for drinking water
Insulated box in worktop with Isotherm ASU water-cooled fridge
Separate insulated box under companionway with second Isotherm ASU water-cooled fridge
High level lockers with full set crockery, glasses and kitchen utensils
Work surface with two drawers and lockers under with cutlery, saucepans, place mats etc


Simpson Laurence Horizon Express electric windlass
Remote control mounted inside forehatch and second remote control in cockpit
Oversized 25kg Delta anchor and galvanised 10mm chain (approx 55 metres)
Spare Bruce anchor 15kg
Bruce kedge anchor 10 kg with galvanised chain and line
Warps, bungees and S/S chains for Med-style mooring
Chain hook for anchoring mishaps
Boat hook and mooring hook
6 x Large fenders with fender socks
Large overboom cockpit tent with reinforcement poles
Sprayhood with hand rail
Full set of matching hatch, binnacle, liferaft and window covers
Stainless deck stanchions with S/S wire rails and opening gate on both sides and stern
Bow and aft pulpits and granny bars by mast
Hand grips by main hatch and on coachroof
Simpson S/S removable davits
Simpson S/S passarelle (teak with removable handrail) with bridle
Tri colour light and anchor light (LED), deck and steaming light (new 2018).


New Plastimo binnacle compass
9 inch Raymarine MFD, i70 multi function display mounted on MarinePod
EV400 autopilot (new 2018) controls mounted on MarinePod
Raymarine i60 colour multi(new 2018)
VHF remote control and speaker (new 2018)
Raymarine Quantum 18 radar mounted on mizzen (new 2018)
Raymarine i70 multi-function display (new 2018)
Raymarine i70 autopilot repeater (new 2018)
Raymarine i70 A95 7 inch MFD (new 2018)
Raymarine 70 VHF radio with DSC (new 2018)
ICS Nav 6 Navtex receiver (new 2018)
Huawei wifi modem with booster antenna and SIM card
Garmin backup GPS
Yeoman chart plotter as emergency backup
VHF aerial and Raymarine wind direction and speed at masthead (new 2018).
GPS aerial on mizzen mast
Code flag set, ensign and courtesy ensigns for most Med countries


Six man Plastimo canister life raft (last service 2014)
Jackstays, life jackets, parbuckle, flares (2015)
4 x Fire extinguishers (new 2015)
Automatic fire extinguisher and remote indicator light (engine room)
Rule 1500 auto bilge pump plus spare
Cockpit mounted manual bilge pump
Emergency tiller with deck mounted fitting on head of rudder shaft.
Radar reflector on mizzen mast

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


Zodiac 220 RIB with seat and oars, davit fixings and acrylic cover for sun protection
Evinrude twin 4HP two-stroke outboard with spares

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This Yacht is offered for sale by Williams & Smithells International Ltd

Williams & Smithells International Ltd
Unit 3 Martins Barn,
Birdham Road,
West Sussex,
PO20 7BX
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