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Oyster  39

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11.90m (39'1")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 80hp, Perkins 4236 (1980)

Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Oyster Marine & Landamoors
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 680.0 ltr (149.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 07/01/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4236 (1980)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 bladed fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Generator output 2KVA
Engine spares tick

2017 New Bosch alternator fitted
2017 New ignition system and wiring fitted
2016 Batteries replaced
2014 New Yamaha 2KVA generator
2013 Engine & gearbox removed & refurbished
2013 Engine housing overhauled
2013 Cutlass bearing replaced
2013 Stern gland checked and repacked
2013 New fuel lines fitted & dual inline filters added


LOA 11.90m (39'1")
LWL 10.16m (33'4")
Beam 3.90m (12'10")
Draft Min 1.80m (5'11")
Draft Max 1.80m (5'11")
Displacement 8,844kg (19,501.0lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1980) with stainless steel standing rigging (2013)


Mainsail Kemp - Inmast (unknown year)
Headsail Kemp No 2 Genoa - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Asymmetric with snuffer (unknown year)
No 1 Genoa (unknown year)
No 4 Jib (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Mizzen (inmast furling) (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Inner forestay fitted
New Mizzen boom 2017
All sails serviced, repaired and laundered 2017

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power,, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

3/4 fin keel with large skeg
Major refurbishment prior to Atlantic crossing in 2013, East to West
Hauled out, checked and updated prior to Atlantic crossing back to UK 2017
Copy of the last survey available upon request


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Holding tank new 2016
New Neptune 4500 cooker 2013

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
WiFi Booster tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

2 x Raymarine E70011 C95 9" Multifunction chart plotter, whole world mapping
Standard Horizon Colour Chart Plotter GPS CP300 charts for Europe, Caribbean & Africa
Raymarine radar T70081 RD418D digital radome c/w 10m cable
Raymarine M78713-PZ P19 low profile through deck transducer
AIS AMEC Class B Camino 101A pack including GPS & switch
AMEC VHF-AIS transponder antenna splitter
D8 Dynaplate for SSB
DC earth blocker
ICOM IC-M323 VHF/DSC marine transceiver set
Antenna change over switch
Binnacle mounted compass
VHF Sailor RT144B (as a reserve VHF)
Autohelm ST50 Depth
Autohelm ST50 speed / log new (needs fitting)
Raymarine wind
Autohelm ST50 wind
Autohelm ST50 digital compass
Magellan NAV1200XL GPS
Raymarine ST6001+autopilot AS400 course computer
NASA Navtex Pro
Radiotelex Weatherman
Handheld VHF Radio
Alpine stereo radio cassette with speakers

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

6 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(CQR & 2 x Danforth)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Hydrovane (2013) windvane self-steering system
Kedge anchor 5m of chain & approx 35m warp
Windlass controls on deck
New spray dodgers 2018
New cockpit enclosure 2018
Tunnel for bow thruster fitted

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Engine has bilge pump/deck wash system
2017 new fire extinguishers x 4
2017 new horseshoe buoys x 2
Dedicated life raft stowage beneath cockpit sole (can be removed to access engine)
Lee cloths fitted to berths

Broker's Comments

Reliable, strong and purposely designed for blue water cruising, the high volume, centre cockpit Oyster 39's make for a wonderful live-aboard / sail abroad to enable you to get out there and live your dream.

Registered by Lloyds and renowned for their high build quality, these vessels were built to survive and built to last. In fact, it was an Oyster 39 ‘Morningtown’ that remained on task as a radio relay vessel throughout the severe weather during the infamous '79 Fastnet race.

This example is particularly well travelled and, cosmetically, a new owner may want to tidy up/update the interior a little. From a practical point of view though, she has all she needs for further adventures.

The present owner, who has sailed many miles on her single handedly, has spent extensively on everything that makes a yacht function and sail better. This vessel has an excellent navigation fit, which includes 3 chart plotters with world wide electrical charts, HF radio, radar and integrated AIS. The in-mast Main, Mizzen and furling Genoa all enable easier sail handling whilst most tasks can be controlled from the roomy centre cockpit.

Down below there’s plenty of space, a saloon with good head room, a practical linear galley with a large upright fridge & twin sinks and the Nav station is well equipped. The comfortable aft cabin has a double berth, a single berth and an en-suite heads/shower compartment. The forecabin can be set up as two singles or one double berth and just aft of it is a second heads/shower compartment. There is plenty of storage room throughout and there’s even a most useful bosun’s locker/workshop, accessible from on deck or through a door aft of the Nav station.

This yacht has only had two owners from new. The first spent most of his time in the Med particularly around the Balearics whilst the second owner spent most of his time out in the Caribbean and sailed back to the UK single handedly. Where would you like to spend your time on this most seaworthy and comfortable yacht?

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Oyster 39 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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