Oyster 53 for sale

Hamble, United Kingdom

£510,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Oyster 53
General information
Oyster 53
Used sail boat for sale
£510,000 GBP
Price comment
Highly desirable Ocean Cruiser
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Rob Humphreys
Length overall
16.40 metres
Length waterline
13.90 metres
4.66 metres
2.23 metres
21,500 kg
Bulb Keel
Hamble, United Kingdom

About this Oyster 53


Oyster 53 For Sale

2007 model and one of the few G5 versions.

Distraction is a striking example of the Oyster 53 and presents extremely well, with her smart blue hull and American white oak interior.

In just her second ownership she appears to have been particularly well cared for by her knowledgeable owner and is set up for long distance cruising in comfort and safety.

A particularly attractive yacht and easy to handle, she should rise rapidly to the top of any short list.

Her full details are in the specification section, but her notable highlights include:

4 Cabins

Electric in-mast furling

Re-rigged 2015

Electric Primary Winches

Bow Thruster - new replacement 2018

Air Conditioning



Electric Davits

Avon 3.1m RIB

Yamaha 9.9hp two stroke outboard motor


Boat Name: Distraction

Make & Model: Oyster 53

Year: 2007

Hull Material: GRP

Keel Type: High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel

Length Overall: 16.40m

Length Over Waterline: 13.90m

Beam: 4.66m

Draft: 2.23m

Displacement: 21,500kg

Fuel Tankage: 800 ltr

Water Tankage: 700 ltr

Engine Make and Model: Yanmar 4JH3-HTE98 4-cylinder diesel

Engine HP: 100 hp

Engine Hours: Circa 2200

Date Last Engine Service: Sept 2019

Sail Drive or Shaft Drive: Shaft

Age of Standing Rigging: Replaced April 2015

Date Last Antifouled: July 2020


Number of Sleeping Cabins: 4

Number of Double Berths: 2

Number of Single Berths: 3

Additional Single Berths in Saloon: 1

Number of Heads: 2 - VacuFlush 500 Electric toilet and PAR Quiet flush fresh water electric toilet

Galley Equipment:

Twin Stainless Steel Sinks, Gimballed Force 10 FT63451 cooker in stainless steel with 4 burners, grill and oven. Panasonic microwave combination oven/grill. Brushed stainless steel rods in Avonite top for resting hot pans. Front opening refrigerator and top opening freezer. Rubbish bin fitted inside locker door. Ample stowage for crockery etc. Bosch washer/dryer

Additional Accommodation Summary Notes:

Seven berths in four cabins excluding the saloon. Interior finished in American white oak with Oyster "millennium" styling with Alcantara upholstery in saloon and owner's stateroom.

Cabins consist of; Owners stateroom aft with centreline double berth en-suite heads and shower, workshop/single berth cabin, forward double cabin with centreline double berth and en-suite heads and shower and twin cabin to starboard with upper and lower single berths.

The saloon has an oval table with settee area to starboard and additional two-seater settee to port. The galley is well appointed and fitted with front opening refrigerator and top opening freezer. There is also reverse cycle air conditioning to Saloon, fwd cabin, aft cabin and bunk cabin.


By Dolphin Sails - Original

Furling Mainsail-tri-radial design in DCP Pentex/polyester laminate.

Furling Genoa-tri-radial design in DCP Pentax/polyester laminate.

Cruising chute-1.5oz rocked radial design with squeezer

Storm jib in 9.0oz High Visibility Orange Dacron


Sloop rig with part retrofit for cutter rig (chainplates for runners and stay, furling line control gear).

Selden mast, white painted, with electric in-mast furling. Double spreader rig.

Selden solid rod kicker/vang. Harken B503 backstay tensioner. Removable inner forestay. Standing rigging in continuous stainless steel 1 x 19 wire.

Headsail Furling: Harken Unit 2 headsail furling gear.


By Lewmar

2 x 65 CEST electric two speed primary winches

2 x 48 CST secondary winches

1 x 48 CEST electric mainsheet winch

2 x 48 CST electric two speed, main and genoa halyard winches fitted on mast.

2 x 16 CST single speed, mainsheet traveller control line winches.


CQR Anchor 100m chain

Electric Windlass


Sleipner SP155 tunnel bowthruster including eyebrow, with plastic-coated wire cage for protection. New 2018.


60A 12v alternator to charge engine start batteries.

Mastervolt 150A alternator to charge domestic batteries.

Inverter: Mastervolt 24/2500 220v


Westerbeke BTD 7.5kw 220v Generator


Compass: S.I.R.S. Major 150mm diameter flush mounted steering compass.

Sailing instruments: Raymarine ST60+ system with boat speed, wind speed/direction and depth displayed at the forward end of the cockpit.

Radar/Chart Plotter/ GPS: Raymarine E120 radar/plotter/GPS interfaced system at chart table, with 4kw radome including MARPA. Raymarine E80 radar/plotter repeater in navpod by companionway. Standalone Raymarine GPS.

Autopilot: Raymarine autopilot with twin type 2 long 24v linear drive units, Type S3G 24v course computer and ST6002 control head fitted at pedestal.

Windex: Windex at masthead.

VHF Radio: Raymarine Ray 240E Class D-DSC VHF radio-telephone with mastehead antennae. Cobra Marine hand-held VHF with charger.

Satellite Phone: Fixed Iridium with USB docking station in navigation area for laptop (No sim card installed)


Alpine multi-region DVD/tuner with ipod interface, Alpine sound processor and subwoofer, and Antthony Gallo speakers.

Sharp 20” tv on bulkhead with hinged bracket and additional TV in aft cabin. Currently not functioning as TV's but as DVD players.

Alpine multi-region DVD/tuner with ipod interface, 2 x 16cm speakers.

Pair of waterproof speakers


Seafresh 206A 220v AC watermaker (approx. 96 ltrs/hour).

With auto freshwater back-flush.


Liferaft: Ocean Safety, Charter-8 Man- Valise with ISO first aid kit.

EPIRB: Global G-Fix

Radar: Echomax radar reflector on mast.

Bilge Pumos: Jabsco Utility 3000 Puppy electric bilge pump with par hydro air switch. Henderson Mk V manual bilge pump.

Deck Safety: Hourseshoe lifebuoy with light, MOB button on raymarine E120, emergency tiller.

Fire extinguishers: Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay, fire blanket.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs


Avon 3.1m RIB

Yamaha 9.9hp two stroke outboard motor.




Electric Davits

Lying: Hamble

Available to view by private appointment.

Normal Office Hours Monday to Friday 09.30 – 17.30

Saturday by arrangement and subject to availability.

Please note all of our listed yachts are privately owned and berthed at the owner's home port or mooring in different marinas along the UK south coast and are not located at one central office. Therefore due to the varying locations of our yachts and the travel times and distances from our offices, please only request a private view appointment if actively considering as a potential purchase.

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact John Rodriguez Yachts.

Tel: +44 (0)7505 485 950

email: info@jryachts.com

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Mr John Rodriguez
Rockbourne Rd
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