Big Splash has benefitted from continuous upgrades and servicing by her experienced owner, who happens to be an engineer by profession. She has been optimised to be sailed short-handed whilst living on board very comfortably indeed. Equipment includes a large generator, watermaker, washing machine, air conditioning, home cinema system, microwave, fridge and freezer, electric toilets and so on. This owner has also invested quite a lot into navigation equipment and she is very complete in this area too.
The boat has predominantly been used in the South of France and is relatively lightly used for her age. She is now seriously for sale and currently lying in Ipswich, UK. Viewing is recommended.
Big Splash has benefitted from continuous upgrades and servicing by her experienced owner, who happens to be an engineer by profession. She has been optimised to be sailed short-handed whilst living on board very comfortably indeed.
Equipment includes a large generator, watermaker, washing machine, air conditioning, home cinema system, microwave, fridge and freezer, electric toilets and so on. This owner has also invested quite a lot into navigation equipment and she is very complete in this area too.
The boat has predominantly been used in the South of France and is relatively lightly used for her age. She is now seriously for sale and currently lying in Ipswich, suffolk, UK.
The current owner is a qualified engineer and has maintained the yacht to the highest standard regardless of cost as evidenced by the joinery and teak decks, plus the on board equipment list. He has upgraded many of the systems to a much higher than the standard 485 specification and several items were upgraded as recently as 2011 and 2012 …
New: Generator, Main and Genoa sails, furling motors, windlass, anchor chain, gearbox and clutch, Max Prop propeller, ST60 and 80 instruments, binnacle and helm, Navigation computer. Further upgrades include electric secondary winch, two winches now added to mainsheet traveller set up, Harken ‘Black Magic’ blocks, radar antenna now gimballed with stainless steel protection bars, lightning protection at top of mast as used by USA coastguard stations, vacuum flush fresh water toilets with changeover to seawater, air conditioning throughout, Iridium satellite phone/GSM phone system to B & O wired phones in the saloon and stateroom, original GPS/DGPS unit as backup, twin-scope navigation underwater sonar, new upgraded helm, binnacle, electronics pod and cockpit electronics/switches.
Refit – September 2015
The yacht was sailed from Cannes to Ipswich and had a major refit to ensure a trouble free journey. The refit included:
- New latest electronics by Raymarine as follows:
- New batteries (domestic, generator, engine and bowthruster)
- New mast furling foil and motor (fully serviced)
- Bamar genoa furling (fully serviced)
The Oyster 485 is a well-proportioned yacht that looks good from any angle and offers a combination of excellent performance, ease of handling, and real comfort. Like all Oysters the 485 features a deck saloon configuration creating a light, airy saloon and unbeatable ventilation. The 485 is well proven as a blue water cruiser, with numerous ocean crossings and circumnavigations to her credit. The 485 has a low centre of gravity, high performance bulb keel, and a fully protected skeg-hung rudder. Performance was demonstrated in an Olympic triangle race during Antigua Race Week, when two 485s led the fleet and showed tremendous speed, particularly to windward.
The Oyster 485 has a spacious owner's stateroom aft featuring a centreline berth, which makes the cabin feel light and airy, particularly in warm climates. This stateroom also incorporates a large head within which is a separate stall shower.
Forward there's the usual Oyster-type "walkthrough" galley, which is ideally located within easy reach of the cockpit and saloon. Both sides of the galley incorporate counter space and ventilation is assured with a number of adjacent opening ports.
The saloon uses the yacht's maximum beam to good effect and incorporates a pair of oversized opening hullports for use while at anchor or dock, which allow good athwartships ventilation. In addition, really good fore and aft ventilation is offered by the deck saloon with its two opening forward windows.
The yacht's forward accommodation offers a twin, upper - lower berth cabin offset to port, and a double vee berth cabin forward. There is also a head with an integral shower offset to starboard.
On deck right aft there is a large size lazarette locker and adjacent propane gas cylinder locker, so that all the usual cruising amenities have suitable stowage. At the end of the aft coachroof there is a pair of large bin lockers with enough space to house a life raft and other safety equipment on one side, with more than enough room for fenders, docklines, and other gear that needs to be kept to hand when sailing. The stern platform has a folding bathing - safety ladder and provides an ideal place to board the yacht from a dinghy. It also houses a flush mounted locker for a hot and cold freshwater deck shower.
HULL NUMBER Oyster 485/14
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin.
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core for strength and insulation. In load-bearing areas the core is replaced with plywood for additional strength. All load-bearing fittings have aluminium backing plates.
Teak laid decks, aluminium toe rail.
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.
60lb (27kg) CQR anchor with 100m short link, calibrated galvanised chain (10m markers), new 2012.
2 reserve heavy-duty anchors.
2 x 50m warps.
Heavy-duty Lewmar Ocean 3 electric windlass with capstan.
Stainless steel stanchions and bases with double stainless steel wire guardrails. Pair of gateway stanchions and side gates for boarding.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel bathing ladder.
Passerelle with teak treads.
Set of companionway washboards, top one with louvre.
Spare heavy-duty Perspex 1-piece washboard for use in rough seas.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Lewmar alloy-framed opening portlights in coachroof sides aft.
Custom deck saloon windows, in toughened, smoked 8mm glass. Two forward deck saloon windows open.
Gebo alloy-framed opening hullports.
Fold down companionway sprayhood in Sunbrella colour ‘Beige’ with leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end.
Bimini – replaced and upgraded 2012.
Large additional bimini for use at anchor, covering the entire aft deck.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower.
Teak-laid cockpit. Bose waterproof cockpit loudspeakers.
2 x cockpit tables: one small, one large.
40” diameter double-spoke Whitlock “Monarch” stainless steel wheel with friction brake. The wheel can be easily removed for when at anchor.
Refitted binnacle; all engine on/off switches, bowthruster on/off/starboard and port switches, horn switch, deck and compass light switches replaced. New switches are protected low voltage, low current type with stainless steel sealed buttons to control relays mounted in watertight box in engine bay. Override switches at box for additional safety.
Leather cover to wheel and rim. Wheel/binnacle cover for use in marinas.
Outboard engine brackets on pushpit.
Stainless steelpulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel hinged ladder and rungs on transom.
Stainless steel grabrails on deck saloon roof.
Alloy mooring and cockpit cleats.
Large lazarette locker with GRP flush hinged lid.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stern post at stern for navigation/communications antenna.
Double GRP dorade box, with flexible cowls forward of the mast, protected by stainless steel guards.
Gas locker for 2 bottles.
MAST and RIGGING
Mast and rigging professionally surveyed late 2015.
New furling system (late 2015).
Rig fully inspected (late 2015).
Hood electric inmast furling sloop rigged.
Harken manual backstay adjuster.
Standing rigging stainless steel 1 x 19 wire.
Halyards and other ropes replaced 2012.
Bamar oversized electric genoa furling. Mainsail furling and genoa blocks (pulleys) upgraded to Harken ‘Black Magic’ racing type.
Bamar oversized furling foils to accommodate oversized Genoa (145’).
Harken, electric, self-tailing -
Secondary winches replaced with larger electric winch.
Genoa sheet winch.
Single spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast. Package includes Sidewinder heel hoist, topping lift, downhaul, block and pair of rope clutches.
Furling mainsail – new 2011. New luff fitted September 2015.
Genoa – oversized for light airs compared to the original (125% to 145%), new 2011.
Gowen Ocean –
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in American Light Oak.
Designed to be modern and co-ordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
Cabin soles in oak and teak stripes.
Surfaces in galley and heads in Formica colour ‘Stardust Quarry’.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Upholstery – Alcantara colour ‘pale green’.
Lee screens on sea berths.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
Skyscreens to overhead hatches.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
With ‘V’ berth, infill cushion and drawers under. Vanity table, overhead lockers and a
PORTSIDE TWIN CABIN
With upper and lower berths, a vanity unit and hanging locker.
Located to starboard, these heads are shared by both the forward and port cabins. Incorporated are a Vacuflush toilet, washbasin and shower.
Located to starboard of the cockpit, in the companionway to the aft cabin. Panels here give access to the engine compartment. Additional lockers fitted under fridge.
Work surfaces are finished in mica laminate in colour ‘Stardust Quarry’.
Two stainless steel sinks. Additional pump to each sink. Pure water filter.
GimballedForce 10 4-burner gas oven.
Frigoboat upright refrigerator.
Top loading deep freezer.
Features an expandable oval table and curved settee area on the port side whilst to starboard is another curved settee.. In its closed position, the saloon table forms an occasional table. This table then opens up to a formal dining table. A large feature opening hullport each side allows visual contact with the outside whilst seated. Bookshelves are fitted in the starboard hullport recess. There is a bar unit located at the starboard end of the saloon, which allows for glass and bottle stowage. Outboard, to port and starboard in the saloon, are a pair of lockers and a shelf central to the hullport.
The chart table area is customised around the standard equipment and owner’s choice of electronics and navigational instruments. There is provision for the stowage of half-folded Admiralty-size charts as well as navigational books and almanacs.
The aft cabin is configured with a centreline double berth, a curved settee, dressing table and large hanging locker. There is abundant drawer and locker space. From this cabin there is access to both the aft toilet and shower and the galley.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
To portside, with Vacuflush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
Eumenia (located en-suite shower).
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Sharp large screen TV home cinema system with surround sound, woofer and DVD Player – NAD studio quality surround sound system.
CD Player – Bose Hifi surround sound 5-way sound system.
Perkins M90 80hp diesel engine, year 1995.
New gearbox fitted 2013.
3-bladed Maxprop folding propeller, new 2012.
Rope cutter on shaft.
40A 24V alternator.
Onan 7.5kW generator, new 2012.
Vetus tunnel bowthruster.
Whitlock Premiere system.
4 x 220V Cruisair air conditioning systems to all cabins.
Webasto warm air heating system. Heaters to all cabins and main saloon.
Seafresh watermaker, upgraded and capacity doubled.
550 litres approximately (120 imp/ 144 US gallons) in 1 GRP tank.
750 litres approximately (165 imp/ 198 US gallons) in 1 GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender fuel and water tank gauges.
From an insulated approximately 45 litres (10 imp/12 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater element powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
GRP tank to forward head. Electric macerator, deck discharge point and Wema gauge.
Showers and washbasins are evacuated by an electric Whale "Gulper" pump, one fitted
for each of the two WC compartments on board. These pumps evacuate directly overboard.
The galley sink is emptied via a third electric Whale "Gulper" pump, which also discharges directly overboard. These pumps are operated by rubber toggle switches.
220V AC ring main with 3 double, 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
12V socket at chart table.
Domestic: 8 x 6V to give 460Amp hours, heavy-duty.
Engine start: 2 x 12V 88Amp hour.
Generator start: 1 x 12V.
Battery bank replaced 2012.
32A dockside power cable with LED at end.
16A dockside power cable.
Two Ratio electric stainless steel power inlets.
Adapters for different marina installations.
Downlight type halogen lights in polished chrome finish, with downlighters
over reading areas.
Halogen lights over the galley work surfaces.
Reading light for each berth.
Automatic light to refrigerator and drinks locker.
Flexible light and red night light at chart table.
Engine room lights.
Aqua Signal 41 bow and stern navigation lights.
Steaming/deck floodlight switched at pedestal.
Tri-White light at masthead.
Aqua Signal mast strobe light.
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
Sestrel Major 6” diameter compass with internal light.
Raymarine ST60 and ST70: depth & interphase, wind speed, wind direction, log-speedometer (speed sensor – original one with paddle wheel that gets clogged, replaced with an expensive ultrasound type).
Cockpit repeaters at companionway console.
Leica MX412 DGPS.
Philips GPS Navigator.
Raymarine C127 fishfinder/plotter/radar at pedestal on Navpod – new September 2015.
Raymarine e7 touch screen hybrid combined radar plotter at chart table – new September 2015.
Gimballed radar antenna with stainless steel protection shroud – refit September 2015.
Admiralty full spec charts – PC.
EU silver charts – new September 2015.
Gold detailed chart.
AIS transceiver – new 2015.
Pro model built in GPS.
Autohelm 7000 upgraded to Grand Prix Ocean spec - overhauled September 2015.
Windex at masthead.
Furuno navigation fax.
Sailor C4901 & Icom M56.
Feeds B & O phones.
Iridium. Antenna needs replacement.
Autoflug 8-man – last certificate date unknown.
Firdell ‘Blipper’ Radar reflector on mast.
Heavy-duty, electric, 2-stage sensor, bilge pump system with alarms. Standard sensor,
retained – backed up with an emergency sensor.
Manual bilge pump.
2 x large fire extinguishers.
Automatic fire extinguisher mounted in engine bay.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Interphase twin-scope underwater sonar system for navigation.
Raytheon loudhailer/fog horn.
Lightning protection system at top of mast.
Small foldaway 3/4-man Zodiac and Torpedo outboard.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
Comprehensive workshop manual, listing all parts, suppliers and schematics compiled by the owner. Electronic copy on PC.
Manufacturers manuals and spare parts documents.
Comprehensive set of spares.
NB All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
Viewing through Oyster Brokerage
Inventory verified by the owner.
Issue 3 (GE/OR/lh)
In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. We are informed that this sale is not related to the Owner’s business, trade or profession. 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 contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.