Sailing BoatsCruisersOyster61 Deck Saloon
Sydney Rock is a 1996 Oyster 61 a Holman and Pye design and built by Oyster Yachts in England. The Oyster 61 offers a superlative combination of comfort, accommodation, and performance for a yacht of this size. Her sleek, deck saloon superstructure complements her well-balanced proportions, giving her elegant lines and a stylish profile that will stand out in any port around the world. The Oyster 61 is designed for Bluewater, long-distance cruising. The vessel is cutter rigged with roller-hydraulic furling on the Main sail, headsail, and Staysail. Blue Hull colour repainted with Awlgrip 2013 with gold cove line and boot top lines in standard white. Sydney Rock was designed with realistic proportions for operation by a private owner and family crew. On deck, the main winches are powered and for true shorthanded sailing, she comes with hydraulic headsail and mainsail furling. She is also large enough for up to two professional crew to be carried, as a viable option for the owner and his family who wish to enjoy the full amenities normally only found on a much larger yacht. Sydney Rock is equipped to head off in the distance with all the blue water cruising kit you would expect to see aboard her. Viewing by appointment only and highly recommended.
With owners from five continents, the Oyster 61 enjoys a truly international recognition. Several 61s are now based in the Caribbean and USA region, with others as far afield as Singapore and Australia. The Oyster 61 has powerful hull lines, with good form stability and a high performance, low center of gravity, bulb keel. This combination gives the yacht excellent all-round sailing capabilities and exceptional seakeeping qualities. The Oyster 61 is well-proven as a blue water passage-maker and has already logged some exceptional daily runs in cruising trim. Like her larger sisters, the hull-to-deck connection features a raised bulwark which allows the yacht to have a graceful sheer while retaining flat side decks. This makes for a visually sleek outboard profile further enhanced by the "eyebrow" atop the deck saloon itself. From the helm position, undisturbed forward vision is offered. Deck to cockpit access is made easier by a series of neat steps from the end of the aft coachroof and an ingenious step molded into the side of the cockpit coamings.
The hull construction is solid GRP reinforced with Kelver layer and cored cabin top. The GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyd’s approved design specification. The hull is heavy built, with a high performance lead bulb keel, The rudder is a counter-balance half skeg protected. Hull Finish is dark blue with gold cove line and white boot top line Sydney Rock was repainted in Awlgrip in 2013 Teak laid decks (recaulked 2011) and teak cap rails The Oyster 61 is designed for Bluewater, long-distance cruising. Deck Layout and Equipment Anchoring: Delta 105lbs and chain Fortress kedge anchor with warp and chain. Twin Bow rollers Lewmar electric anchor windlass with fore deck and helm controls new 2011 Hatches: Lewmar portlights and deck hatches all renewed between 2008 and 2013. Canvas work: Sprayhood in white by Saturn Sails new 2013 with grab rail trimmed in leather' Bimini also in white with steel frame that covers the whole cockpit area. Fabric replaced in 2011. Side panels added 2018 to create full cockpit tent. Steering wheel trimmed in leather and leather replaced 2020. Dinghy cover new 2014. Pedestal and table covers and 8 hatch covers. Full winter cover by Saturn Sails 2017 Deck Plumbing: Oversize cockpit drains. Hot and cold deck shower on aft deck. Deck wash system either sea water or fresh water. Cockpit Table: Large Teak folding cockpit table on stainless steel frame with extension for 6 persons Steering: Whitlock Steering system Rudder bearings seals, steering cables and steering conduit replaced in 2014. Davits: Simpson S225 electric davits with remote control new 2013. General: Stainless steel pulpit with removable centre section. Stainless steel Pushpit with transom gate. Pushpit mounted teak seats and stainless steel fender baskets. Stainless steel Stanchions with twin guard wires and port and starboard side gates. Teak decks recaulked in 2011. Forward Dorade vents with stainless steel protective bars. Stainless steel Granny bars at mast. Chain locker with warps stowage. Two stern mounted stainless steel poles new 2013 with aerials and LED deck light. Outboard bracket. Large Lazarette deck locker, gas locker in aft deck and locker for Kedge anchor and cable in aft deck. Two stern lockers. Stainless steel bathing ladder. 3m Alloy Passarelle.
Engine Perkins Sabre M22STi c 210 hp 4 cylinder diesel engine. Engine hours c3300 1st May 2021 Shaft drive with 4 bladed Max prop new 2013. Aquadrive unit with spurs rope cutter. Bow Thruster Side Power tunnel bow thruster with proportional control installed 2013. Electrical 24 volt system with 240volt shore or generator ring main. 2x Victron Skylia 80amp Battery chargers new 2014. Trojan semi traction batteries with a total of 600Ah all new 2013. Generator battery with charger new 2020. Westerbeke 12 KVA Generator. Generator hours 1373 1st May 2021. Victron Phoenix 3000 invertor new 2014. 2x 32Amp shore power sockets which can run all 5 aircon units from the 32 Amp supplies. All interior lighting renewed with LED's in 2013. Deck lights and navigation lights replaced with lope encapsulated LED lights in 2008 Under boom light for cockpit. Water System Hot and cold pressurized water system. Seafresh H208A 100 litres/hr water maker Tankage Fuel 1900 litres approx in two GRP tanks. Water 1359 litres approx in 3 GRP tanks Gauges for fuel and water. Air Conditioning CruiseAir Air conditioning throughout via 5 units.
Mast Rigging and Sails
Rig and Sail Handling Mast and Rigging: Rig - Alloy in-mast furling cutter rig with double spreaders. Stainless steel standing rigging renewed 2019. Boom repainted in Awlgrip 2013. Mainsail Furling: Hood hydraulic in-mast furling system. Headsail Furling: Rechmann Hydraulic Genoa Furling system. Rechmann Hydraulic Staysail Furling system. Winches: 2 x Harken 66 primary two speed self-tailing electric winches. 2 x Harken 66 secondary two speed self-tailing electric winches. 2 x Harken 44 two speed self-tailing winches. 2 x Harken 48 mast mounted two speed self-tailing winches. 1 x Harken 53 mainsheet outhaul kicker and topping lift two speed self-tailing electric winch. Spinnaker Gear: Mast stored spinnaker pole. Removable Bowsprit pole. Jockey Pole. Sails In-mast furling mainsail in Dyneema by Dolphin Sails new 2011. Genoa in Dyneema by Dolphin Sails new 2011. Staysail in Dyneema by Dolphin Sails new 2011. Storm Jib by Saturn Sails 1 x Asymmetric Spinnaker yellow by Saturn Sails. with Profurl top down furling unit. 1 x Asymmetric Spinnaker red by Saturn Sails with Snuffer.
Sydney Rocks layout sleeps eight in four cabins excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in American white oak. Deck sole finished in oak and teak striped ply with locking catches. Headlining's in white vinyl. Curtains to windows renewed 2013 Upholstery in distressed cream Connolly leather in the saloon with cream upholstery in aft cabin. Sun and Fly screens to overhead hatches. Engine access doors in en-suite heads. also saloon and galley 12 volt fans in cabins. Forward Cabin: With double berth offset to port and pull out pipecot above. En-suite with wash basin and hot and cold water supply hanging locker, storage, opening hatch and DVD TV. Deck access through large fore hatch. Oak door with three locks forming a watertight bulkhead. Guest Cabin Port: To port with double berth, hanging locker storage DVD TV, opening portlights and hatch, door through to forward heads. En-Suite Head: With Jabsco electric freshwater flushing toilet. Cream Corian surfaces, wash basin and shower. Guest Cabin Starboard: To starboard with double door entry which extends cabin size when they are opened. Two single berths with lockers under lower berth. Hanging locker, opening portlights and hatches. Full length mirror in passageway opposite the starboard bunk cabin. Saloon: Two chairs to starboard with leather armrest which converts to occasional table. Curved settee to port with burr elm dining table. Table has fold out centre section to extend the size. Chart table to starboard with electrical panel and fuses. Opening portlights, central companionway to cockpit. Storage for safety gear behind the companionway stairs which open on gas struts. Galley: The Galley is aft and to port and two steps below the saloon. It provides access to the aft owners cabin. Galley worktops and sinks in white Corian renewed 2013. Double Sinks Force 10 4 ring gas stove with oven. Panasonic Microwave. Large front opening fridge and top opening freezer. Fridge and freezer compressors renewed 2013 and keel coolers Wine Cooler new 2013 Owners Suite: With large queen size offset double berth, small sofa to port and en-suite heads. Vanity unit with mirror and stool. Under berth storage, hanging locker, plenty of storage, opening portlights and overhead hatches. There is also a deck hatch with ladder access to the deck which is currently sealed off. This could be reinstated if required. En-Suite Head and Shower with Jabsco electric freahwater flush toilets and bidet, Avonite surfaces, wash basin and shower. Corian surfaces replaced 2013. Access door to engine room. Entertainment: Sony TV no aerial only for DVD viewing new 2013. Sony Blue-Ray DVD player with Surround sound. Kugan DVD player. Pioneer Radio/CD/ MP3 player with saloon and deck speakers. Owners Suite DVD TV Guest cabins 3x DVD TV's
Navigation Instruments at the Helm: Furuno TZ19 touch screen radar and plotter new 2013. Furuno TZT 14 touch screen plotter and radar at companionway new 2013. Raymarine ST290 compass at companionway. Raymarine ST290 wind speed and direction at companionway. 2x Raymarine ST290 multi displays. Raymarine ST290 graphic. Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot with push pull linear drive arm. Side Power Bow thruster with proportional control. Control unit replaced 2013 Compass. Emergency stop buttons for furling gear and electric winches. Anchor Windlass controls. Man Overboard alarm switch. Chart Table: Furuno TZ19 touch screen radar and plotter new 2013. Furuno GP32 WAAS Navigator. Navtex NX300 receiver. Raymarine ST290 graphic. Iridium satellite phone. Fleet boardband satellite phone new 2013. CSB 200 AIS Class B. ICOM MF/HF IC801E SSB radio transceiver. ICOM IC-M601 DSC VHF radio. Nokia phone with mast aerial. Racor water in fuel alarm. Victron battery monitor. Sea-me Active radar transponder. Owners State Room: VHF radio handset. Raymarine ST290 repeater. Kenwood CD/FM radio. Wifi Range extender by Digital Yacht Safety Ocean Safety 8 Person Liferaft mounted on aft deck. Serviced due 2021. 406mhz EPIRB. Ferdell Rader Reflector on Mast. 2x Horseshoe lifebouys.+ Lights 2x Jonbouys. Yellow Jackstays. Comprehensively equipped grab bag. Auto Fire extinguishing system in engine room. Engine fire alarm installed 2014. Fire extinguishers in all cabins and lazarette all replace 2013. Fire Blankets. Smoke detectors in saloon and owners aft cabin. Electric and manual bilge pumps Bilge pump belt driven from engine with operating lever above bilge in saloon. Set of Perspex storm covers for deck saloon windows, stored under owners berth. Alarms: Engine Alarms Bilge Alarm fitted 2014. Man Overboard Alarm switch at helm. Carbon Monoxide alarm in owners aft cabin General Zodiac Dinghy with Yamaha 15hp 2 stoke outboard both new 2013. Various Fenders and Warp. Safe.
Sydney Rock is a fast sleek and elegant yacht which has looked after us well. She is easy to handle with hydraulic furling on all upwind sails. SShe is very spacious with vast double berth in the master cabin and the guest cabins are well appointed. Sydney Rock underwent two major refits in 2007 and 2012/13. She won the 2008 Oyster regatta Concours D Elegance in Palma and under our ownership she has been maintained to a very high standard. She is offered for sale having just been antifouled and launched for the 2021 season.
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate 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 carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. Note to seller and purchaser: If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat. If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled. If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.
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