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1996 Oyster 45

Crete, Greece


Oyster 45, built 1996 Commissioned 1997, designed by Holman and Pye, built by Landermores UK, Arguable one of the UK's most prestigious band of yachts and for good reason. No expense spared on this head turning 45 model, a real treasure trove of equipment that will make any warm blooded blue water cruisers eyes light up. Volvo MD22-PB 4-cylinder 59hp, naturally-aspirated diesel engine, Vetus 80 kg bowthruster, 400w Solar panels, Harken winches including 2 x Harken 56.2 STETCH two speed electric primary winches with manual override, A variety of covers included full cockpit enclosure, Sleeps 6 in 3 cabins plus 2 in saloon, Berthed in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. £154,950 VAT Paid - BIG REDUCTION

Basic Boat Info

Price: £154,950
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Oyster
Model: 45
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Landamores
Designer: Holman and Pye
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 45 ft / 13.72 m
Length Overall: 44'3 ft / 13.49 m
Waterline Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Beam: 14 ft / 4.27 m
Max Draft: 6 ft / 1.83 m
Min Draft: 6'5 ft / 1.96 m
Displacement: 35,000.59 lb
Ballast: 11,589.7 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: MD22-PB
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 59hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 1996


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Cruisers, Center Cockpit


Jonty Stubbs
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


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


White GRP hull with cove line and double boot top
Single skin hull with structural stingers
White GRP superstructure with balsa core
Teak laid over GRP deck with balsa core
Extra teak laid over coach roof and stern
Stern with bathing platform integrated into the transom overlaid with teak
Centre cockpit configuration
Oyster deck saloon profile with trademark “eyebrow” styling
Grab-rail on deck saloon roof in stainless steel
Quarter pushpit "G'n'T" seats in stainless steel and teak
Life raft stowage built into pushpit
Extra aft cleats for stern to mooring
Stainless steel “A” frame with dinghy davits, solar panels and engine hoist (new 2015)
Whitlock steering wheel covered in leather.
Premiere pedestal.
High performance bulb keel
Fully protected skeg hung rudder

Cygnus III was fully dried in 2010 when she was slurry blasted below the water line. She was then taken indoors at Fox’s where she was professionally epoxied below the water line


Volvo MD22-PB 4-cylinder 59hp, naturally-aspirated diesel engine
Engine hours believed to be around 3,000 - 3500
Head skim, new head gasket and a full set of new injectors
Fully serviced and checked ready to go
The engine has been comprehensively maintained beyond normal requirements
Volvo 130 sail drive with ambassador rope cutter.
3 bladed folding variprofile propeller.
60A 14V Primary alternator
70A 12V Secondary alternator including engine power take-off
Fully insulated engine room
Vetus 80 kgf bowthruster


12v DC and 220v AC on board circuits
12v DC Ships supply
220v AC Ring main
6 x Trojan T-105 6 V deep cycle domestic batteries (two additional to original spec)
12v Dedicated engine start battery
Link 2000 battery management
Heart interface combi 50A/1kW charger/inverter
400w Solar panels on coach roof and dedicated arch
Morningstar 60A solar management/controller with digital readout
30amp Dockside power cable (plugs for large and small outlets
External hubbell socket on boat


454ltrs Fuel capacity in GRP tank
636ltrs Water capacity in GRP tank
Stainless steel holding tank with Wema gague and deck pump

Rig and Sails

Masthead sloop rig with double spreaders
Selden in mast furling
Solid rod vang
Standing stainless steel rigging (replaced 2011)
Radar conduit in mast

2 x Harken 56.2 STETCH two speed electric primary winches with manual override.
Harken 42.2 and Harken 44.2 STC secondary winches fitted to the cockpit coaming
Harken 32.2 STC two speed mainsheet winch under spray hood
Harken 32.2 STC two speed main halyard winch on mast
Harken 40.2 C two speed genoa halyard winch on mast
Harken 32.2 C reefline winch under spray hood

Sanders white mainsail crosscut and interwoven with spectra thread. Vertical battens
Sanders white furling 140% Spectra genoa with white UV sacrificial strip
Cruising chute

Spinnaker equipment includes:
Spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast
Halyard, clutch, two sheets, two blocks and two aft winchard deck plates
Clew line control from cockpit


Sleeps 6 in 3 cabins plus 2 in saloon

Forward cabin with “V” berth, infill piece and cushion,
Under berth stowage, hanging locker and draws

Twin cabin to port with upper and lower berths.
The upper berth is wider than the standard.
Lockers, hanging locker and draws

Heads to starboard with marine toilet, washbasin, mirror, stowage lockers
Shower area with teak planked naval grating

Owners stateroom with en-suite heads
Double berth offset from the centre
Curved settee and dressing table
Hanging locker with draws and lockers
En-suite heads with WC, washbasin, mirror, storage lockers, shower area with curtain
Teak planked naval grating.

Interior joinery finished in teak
Cabin sole of teak and holly
Upholstery in Alcantara mid-blue
Berth material in blue check
Lee cloths to all berths
Oceanair blinds
Hella two speed fans fitted in all berths
Marine air reverse cycle air conditioning/ heating system providing 16,000 BTU
12v Plug in Chart table and forward cabin
USB sockets at chart table and saloon


Gimbaled Force 10 four burner cooker with oven and grill.
Large front opening refrigerator
Frigomatic DC refrigeration in upright chest, water cooled compressor.
Seagull water filter with separate pressurised tap for drinking water. (new 2012)
Twin stainless-steel sinks,
34 litre Calorifierheated by the engines heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2KW
Oyster Wedgewood crockery, cutlery and glasses
Hi quality Panasonic music system with too many features to mention.
Hi quality saloon and cockpit speakers. (new 2016)
Sony Bravia flat screen TV with built in DVD player


Lewmar V-1000 12v vertical electric windlass
Remote anchor and bow thruster control at helm.
Foot anchor control switches on foredeck (all new 2017).
26kg Manson Supreme oversized main anchor with 80m chain (new 2015)
22kg Genuine CQR spare anchor
10kg Fortress kedge anchor with 3.8m of chain and 50m Octoplait warp
Numerous warps, fenders, fender covers and mooring springs
Numerous tools
Numerous spares and full set of Oyster 45 and equipment manuals
Hubbell deck socket
12V plugs in cockpit
Passerelle, 2.5m folding in aluminium.
Stainless steel and teak drop down bathing ladder.
Freshwater deck shower.
Outboard bracket.
Whitlock folding teak cockpit table.
Whitlock mug rack on Premiere pedestal.
Stainless steel drum with webbing longline for stern too mooring. (new 2016)
Stainless steel guard for dorado vents. (new 2015)

Canvas Work
Navy blue sprayhood in with opening front panel for ventilation.
Navy blue bimini including zip up canvas stowage cover.
All canvas work supported on adjustable stainless-steel hoops

Full navy blue cockpit Phifertex covering from the sun and for privacy
Each side rolls up into bags attached to the Bimini for simple stowage when sailing. Removable in winter

Navy blue fully waterproof sunbrella winter tent to fully enclose the cockpit
Each side has built in windows and gives an extra room in winter and added protection from the elements. Removable in summer

Full set of made to measure cushions for the cockpit and aft seats
All canvas work is made to measure in navy blue and was new in 2016.


Sestrel Major 152mm compass.
Autohelm ST 60+ Speed / log / wind / depth at companionway console.
Autohelm ST 60+ multi-function display at chart table.
GPS interfaced to autopilot and chart plotters.
2 x Raymarine C90W chart plotters (nav station and at the helm).
Raymarine RD418D digital radar mounted on mast and interfaced to chart plotters.
Raymarine autopilot (EV-200) computer. (new 2017)
Raymarine P70 autopilot control head. (new 2017)
Raymarine gyro compass. (new 2017)
Wireless auto pilot control
Windex at masthead
NASA clipper weatherman at nav station
Raymarine 55E digital VHF radio with fist mic linked to chart plotter
V-Tronix VHF R/T cockpit speaker and switch.
Raymarine AIS receiver linked to chart plotter.
Navpod housing containing chart plotter
Cruising guides and maintenance books


Six-person life raft in stainless steel launching cradle on pushpit
Jabsco maxi puppy 3000 electric bilge pump
Whale gusher 10 Mk111 manual bilge pump
Various fire extinguishers and fire blanket throughout the boat
Automatic extinguisher in engine bay
Remote control gas shut off
Danbuoy with light
Webbing jackstays in white (new 2014)
MOB button on steering pedestal for GPS
Emergency tiller
Firdell “Blipper” on 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.


By separate negotiation.

AB 9.0 lamina AL aluminium bottomed rib with bow locker. (New 2016)
Mercury 8hp outboard motor

Title Documents

UK SSR Certificate current (closure on request at completion)
Bill of Sale in favour of current owner (2010)
Previous Bills of Sale (1998)
VAT/Tax invoice (UK paid in 1997)
RCD exempt built in UK before 1998.
DEKPA (Greek cruising permit) no longer relevant in Greece

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