Duet II was originally built for Oyster Marine’s former chairman and founder, and was built to satisfy the thirst for good performance yet with all the home comforts required for long distance liveaboard sailing. She was very much the benchmark Oyster that resulted in the 56 range being the best selling Oyster model of all time (so far).
Duet II is fully equipped for long distance cruising and comes with all the bells and whistles. She has a non standard taller carbon fibre mast and rod rigging as specified by Richard Matthews who was the founder and previous owner of Oyster Yachts. We replaced all the navigation equipment including chart plotter, radar and added an Iridium satellite telephone, the latest Pilot version, with broadband internet access. We also added an AIS transceiver and receiver. The interior has been totally refurbished and kept in pristine condition with the added benefit of crew covers. The exterior canvas work has also been replaced by us and she has been maintained to an exceptional condition. The specs of Duet II cannot be compared with the specs of most yachts for sail in the Med since these yachts are usually used for long weekend or holiday cruising and therefore would need a lot of extra equipment. Such as a water maker which was renewed in 2010, with a Sea Recovery modular maintenance free system which produces 55 US gallons an hour. The running rigging has been adapted to allow for single handing. A permanently rigged boom preventer on both sides is adjustable from the cockpit. A forth reef is added to the mainsail and replaces a tri-sail. The mainsail halyard is re-led to the electric winch in the cockpit.
HULL NUMBER Oyster 56/02
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks.
High Performance Bulb (HPB) keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
‘Sugar Scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel folding ladder.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.
40kg (88lb) Rocna with 100m (328’) of 12mm chain.
Spare anchor chain.
Kedge anchor with warp and chain.
Lewmar Ocean 3 24V electric anchor windlass.
Midship gateway stanchions, which close up to form the side-gates.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel bathing ladder.
Acrylic drop-down washboard system for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo Econoline alloy-framed opening ports in aft coachroof sides, with flyscreens.
Gebo long cockpit portlights x 2 – to galley and workshop/cabin.
Additional Lewmar size 30 hatch to forward cabin.
Sprayhood with leather covered stainless steel grabrail.
Bimini with stainless steel frame.
Canvas bags for fenders.
Covers to cockpit table, pedestal and steering wheel.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Saltwater anchor deckwash and pressure hose in bow.
Stainless steel drinks holder to pedestal.
Varnished, refrigerated cockpit table in teak with stainless steel frame.
Whitlock 1200mm diameter stainless steel steering wheel, including leather cover.
Reinforced teak outboard bracket on pushpit.
Crane lift for outboard engine.
Stainlesss steelpulpit and pushpit.
Deck saloon profile with eyebrow detail.
Stainless steel fairleads, stainless steel/ alloy mooring and cockpit cleats.
GRP dorade vents.
Two deck stowage lockers suitable for the stowage of deck gear, liferaft or diving gear.
Anchor locker partition in forward end of locker.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Gas locker for two bottles.
“Claris’ aerial for TV at masthead.
Combined mugrack and grabrail on pedestal.
MAST and RIGGING
Hood fully battened carbon spar rig with additional 1.37m (4’6”).
Seldén, keel-stepped mast with lazy jacks with stack pack and RCB Aquabatten fitting for a fully-battened mainsail, complete with stack pack to lazy jacks.
Navtec hydraulic vang adjustable from the cockpit.
Harken car system with 5 batten cars.
Extra rope clutches on mast x 4.
Navtec A250-SE-030 hydraulic backstay tensioner.
Folding mast steps at masthead and mast foot.
Reckmann RF90 hydraulic headsail furling – refurbished 2006.
Reckmann RF45 hydraulic staysail furling – refurbished 2006.
11 Lewmar self-tailing –
66 electric primaries.
48 electric mainsheet and main halyard winch on bridge deck.
55 electric secondaries.
3 winches at mast.
Manual ST48 x 2, ST44 x 1 and ST16 x 2 for mainsail track and preventers.
Twin spinnaker poles stowed vertically on mast.
Jockey pole with on-deck stowage.
Spinnaker gear: package includes chainplates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks. Spinnaker sail not supplied.
Doyle Stratis 75 sqm fully battened mainsail – new 2012.
Doyle Stratis 86sqm yankee – new 2012.
Doyle Stratis 30sqm staysail – new 2010.
Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in American White 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 teak and holly stripe.
Surfaces in galley and heads in blue Avonite.
Headlining in white vinyl.
Upholstery new in 2008 with crew covers.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
Oceanair “Skyscreens” to all deck hatches.
Flyscreens to all coachroof ports.
In the bows,with centreline double berth, upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful lockers and a hanging locker. The deck is accessible via the forehatch.
TWIN GUEST CABIN
To port, with upper and lower berths, clothes locker, a vanity unit and a hanging locker.
To starboard,shared between both forward cabins, with Vacuflush toilet,washbasin and separate shower stall. Blue Avonite counter tops.
Featuring an oval table in oak with burr wood inlay and Avonite perimeter line. Bottle stowage in table’s pedestal. Settee to port and a smaller one to starboard with 2 large drawers below. Indesit 7kg load washer/dryer.
At the aft end of the saloon on the starboard side. The table is a half Admiralty chart size with a bookshelf outboard. AC & DC electrical panels overhead.
To the aft end of the saloon on the port side. Galley worksurfaces in Avonite,
colour Blue with upstands. Plentiful stowage. Sharp microvave oven – new 2014.
Twin stainless steel sinks. Charcoal filter on galley dedicated Penguin faucet for
drinking water supply.
Force 10 gimbaled cooker in stainless steel with four burners, oven and grill.
Glacier Bay fridge and freezer system.
STARBOARD GUEST CABIN
Aft of the saloon on the starboard side with upper and lower berths and plenty of storage.
Double berth offset from centerline with a curved settee, dressing table, large hanging locker and abundant drawer and locker space.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Large heads accessed directly from the aft cabin with Vacuflush toilet, washbasin, separate shower stall and Blue Avonite counter tops.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Clarion VB476 CD/DVDsound system - speakers in saloon, master cabin and cockpit.
Amps x 3.
Sharp flat screen TV.
Yanmar 4LH-TE, 4 cylinder diesel engine of 110hp.
Twin Racor 500FG fuel filters and water separator.
24V extractor fan.
Approximately 5,412 hours at June 2014 and injectors recently serviced.
3-bladed 24” diameter feathering Max-Prop.
Twin alternators -55amp/12V to charge the engine start battery and a high output 175A/24V to charge the domestic battery bank.
Westerbeke BTD 7.5kW.
Approximately 3,753 hours at June 2014.
Lewmar 24V 200 SVTAE retractable bowthruster.
Whitlock cable system
Lewmar Commander 20 hydraulic system located in sail locker.
Marinair reverse cycle throughout 44000 BTU, 1 x 12000 and 2 x 16000.
Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 208l/hr (55 US gallons) – new 2010.
1050 litres approximately (230 imp/277 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
950 litres approximately (210 imp/250 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
Tank tender for both fuel and water.
From an insulated 76 litres (16 imp/20 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
Jabsco Twin Max water pump.
Gravity discharge stainless steel holding tanks including Wema gauges to each WC.
Showers and washbasins discharge into two sump tanks.
Dedicated Whale ‘Gulper’ pump, which operates directly overboard.
Twin seawater manifolds, with twin 2” inlet seacocks and large filters. One dedicated to engine genset and heads, the other to watermaker, air-conditioning, fridge/freezer and anchor deck wash pump.
Mains AC ring main with 3 double, 3-pin Clipsal sockets, in beige finish, located in the saloon, aft cabin and galley.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
Additional double Clipsal sockets to galley, each forward cabin and chart table.
2 x12V cigar lighter type sockets; one at chart table, one on companionway display.
Domestic: 8 x 6V 20-hour, rated at 225 amp/hr, heavy duty ‘deep-cycle’ Endurant R232 batteries (new 2014) give 450 amp/hr with Rite Flow water fill system.
Engine start: 12V, 88 amp/hr.
Generator start: 12V, 88 amp/hr.
Separate charger for the 12V starter batteries for engine and generator, when on mains and generator power.
Mastervolt MASS 24/100 Amp battery charger.
Magnetronic DCC 4000 battery control system.
Mastervolt 24V/2500W inverter.
Separate inverter for printer.
18m (60’) dockside power cable.
Hubbell socket in transom.
Additional 220V/50A shorepower cable and socket for air-conditioning loads.
Halogen and LED overhead lights.
Reading lights for each berth.
Automatic refrigeration door light.
24V engine room lighting.
Aqua signal 41 port, starboard and stern LED lights.
Tri-white LED anchor/navigation light at masthead.
Sestrel Major 150mm compass.
Autohelm ST60+ Plus instrumentation, integrated with Raymarine E80 navigation system. Display units at companionway and chart table.
Leica Mk10 GPS interfaced with autopilot, radar and instruments. Note – this unit now obsolete.
RADAR/ CHART PLOTTER
Raymarine E80 chart plotter with charts for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Comar CSB 200 AIS.
Robertson AP22 autopilot with 2 Rams – new 2009 and 2 control heads, one on pedestal and one at companionway.
Windex at masthead.
Uniden RT 1400 VHF with speaker in cockpit.
Uniden handheld VHF.
Raytheon 430 loudhailer.
Iridium pilot telephone with 2 handsets.
Stainless steel pole mount for stabilized mini antenna on transom. Note: interfaced to PC based email/fax system.
Icom IC-M 710 SSB.
Wide copper strip from lazarette and ground plates and insulated backstay.
RFD Seasava 6-person liferaft – new 2011.
ACR sat 406.
ElectricJabsco Maxi 3000 puppy bilge pump with Par hydro switch.
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump.
Engine driven bilge pump.
Lifejackets x 8.
Boom adapted for hoisting over side.
4 powder fire extinguishers.
Halyard exhaust alarm on engine and generator exhaust.
BEP marine 24V, 2 sensors gas alarm.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Watertight bulkheads and doors to fo’c’sle.
Swift dinghy 2.6m Hypalon (wheels fitted to dinghy) – interior upholstery new 2008 with crew cover protection.
Tohatsu 9.8hp 2-stroke outboard engine.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery – 12 place setting.
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery – 12 place setting.
2-brick combination safe in aft cabin.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
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 1 (GR/OT/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 trialed and opened up.