Oyster SJ30 for sale

Steeple, United Kingdom

£14,950 GBP

Oyster SJ30
General information
Oyster SJ30
Used sail boat for sale
£14,950 GBP
Name of boat
Stephen Jones
Length overall
9.14 metres
Length waterline
7.32 metres
3.25 metres
1.63 metres
2,948 kg
Fin Keel
Steeple, United Kingdom

About this Oyster SJ30


The SJ30 is a highly regarded cruiser racer from the pencil of Stephen Jones and built by Oyster Marine. "RSJ" is presented in clean well-maintained condition having had new floorboards, saloon table, sea cocks, and stern gear in 2022. She comes with a good inventory and is ready to go out and win races, and placed second in the prestigious Burnham Week Town Cup in 2019. In our opinion, she offers a great combination of competitive racing and fast cruising at a very reasonable price!

Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office - 01621 785600


The SJ30 layout offers 6 berths in the saloon with approx. 6' max headroom. The forepeak is currently clear for use as a sail locker but has space for a pipe cot if required. Between the forepeak and saloon is a Jabsco marine toilet (serviced 2022) with a hanging locker opposite forward of the mast. The saloon has a seating area to port, an offset table with folding leaf which drops to form a double berth, and a settee and pilot berth to starboard, with pipe cots aft to port and starboard. Galley to port equipped with a Mariner two burner gas cooker with grill, stainless steel sink with hand pumped cold water supply, and storage. Large chart table to starboard. All floors and sole boards were renewed in 2022. Head linings in the saloon. Navy blue saloon cushions (new 2021).

Mechanical Systems

Located under a moulded enclosure behind the companionway ladder. Yanmar 2YM15, 15hp, two cylinder diesel engine (new 2012). Shaft drive to two blade folding propeller. Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger (new water pump and cooling pipes 2022). Electric start. Single lever Morse controls. New prop shaft, stern gland and cutless bearing in 2022.

Electrical Systems

2 x 12 volt batteries (one new 2019) charging from engine alternator. Electrical distribution panel. 240v shore power system with CTEK M45 battery charger and sockets.

Spars and Sails

Fractionally rigged sloop. Kemp keel stepped, single swept back spreader, silver anodised mast and boom. Spinlock rod kicker. Slab reefing mainsail. Selden Furlex 200S headsail furling system. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2012). Adjustable backstay and runners. Terylene running rigging, renewed as required through 2022. 2 x Lewmar 16 halyard winches on coachroof. 2 x Harken 40 self-tailing sheet winches. 2 x Lewmar 30 runner winches. Spinlock clutches.

  • Mainsail - Hyde - Dacron - Serviced 2022 - Good
  • Mainsail - Quantum - Laminate - 2012 - Very good
  • No.1 Genoa - North - Triradial dacron - 2015 - Very good
  • No.1 Genoa - Hyde - Laminate - 2010 - Serviced/re-cut 2022 - Good
  • No.3 Genoa - Quantum - Laminate - 2012 - Serviced/re-cut 2022 - Very good
  • No.3 Genoa - Quantum - Laminate - unused/as new
  • No.1 Ghoster - Goacher - Pentax - (doesn't fit furling gear)
  • 2 x Symmetrical spinnakers - Light and heavy weights
  • Asymmetric spinnaker - Very good

Deck Equipment

  • Danforth anchor with chain and warp
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
  • Winch covers
  • Halyard bags in cockpit
  • Stackpack mainsail cover with lazyjacks

Navigation Equipment

  • 2 x Plastimo Contest bulkhead mounted compasses (one needs replacing)
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed, depth and wind instruments (re-wired 2022)
  • Garmin GPS152
  • Navman Tracker 5500
  • Nasa Clipper GPS repeater in cockpit
  • Navico Axis RT1200 VHF radio (not DSC)
  • JSD520 stereo radio/CD player with speakers in saloon
  • Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

  • Jackstays
  • Lifebuoy
  • 2 x Fire extinguishers
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump (new 2023)


SJ30 built in 1982 by Oyster Marine to a Stephen Jones design. White GRP hull with blue sheer stripe. White GRP decks with blue painted non-slip surfaces. Cast iron and lead (approx. 25%) fin keel. Tiller steering to spade hung rudder. Spinlock tiller extension. Self draining copckpit. Most seacocks replaced in 2022.

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his 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 on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, 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.

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1 x Yanmar 2YM15
Fuel capacity
45 litres
Maximum speed
10 kph
Cruising speed
8 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Essex

Mr Aaron French
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham on Crouch
United Kingdom
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