The Oyster 56 WASABI is a superb example of the super successful Oyster 56 and totally equipped for long distance liveaboard sailing. Her experienced owners have maintained the boat well, and added extra items such as wind generators and solar panels to make her even more self reliant.
Brief history of the boat; she was built in 2002 and originally called Avolore. The current owner is the third owner and purchased her in 2007 through Oyster Brokerage. The owners are serious about selling her as new adventures and challenges beckon.
In the brokers opinion, WASABI is a fantastic cruising boat, sensibly priced, ideally set up for anyone planning long distance live aboard adventures, and with a wealth of equipment and spares already on board, this boat really should be considered by anyone planning such an adventure.
For more information please contact Dan Wurzbacher on 401 846 7400
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Hand lay-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin.
Flag Blue colour hull with cove line and double boot top lines in white.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core for strength and insulation.
Teak laid decks, varnished teak capping 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.
DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
80lb Manson Supreme with 100m, 300ft 12mm chain.
20kg (45lb) CQR Plow anchor.
Fortress FX-37 anchor.
Fortress FX-55 stern anchor with 25ft 3/8" G4 chain and 5/8" X 250' three strand
Lewmar Ocean V5 vertical capstan type 24V electric anchor windlass, new June 2014.
Stainless steel stanchions and bases with double stainless steel wire guardrails. Pair of gateway stanchions and side gates for boarding.
Gate to pushpin.
Stainless steel bathing ladder.
Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo Econoline opening ports in aft coachroof sides.
Gebo opening hullports in cabins, WCs and galley.
Custom-made, alloy-framed, deck saloon windows in toughened, smoked 12mm glass.
Bimini including fixtures and stowage bag.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Seawater outlet for 5-gallon bucket bait tank.
Stainless steel drinks holder on pedestal.
Custom made removeable cockpit crossbench at companionway for comfortable watch keeping on long passages.
Varnished cockpit table with stainless steel frame, folding leaves and Frigoboat refrigerated GRP box.
48”diameter Whitlock Maxi stainless steel wheel and friction brake.
Whitlock cable system with a remote “Athena” pedestal.
Leather cover to wheel and partial spokes.
Stainless steelpulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel fairleads, mooring and cockpit cleats.
GRP forward dorade boxes with flexible cowls.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stainless steel arch at stern for navigation/communications antenna.
Gas locker for 2 bottles.
RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST and RIGGING
Rig – cutter.
Hood Stoway in-mast, hydraulic drive furling.
Solid rod kicker/vang and tackle.
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Wire rigging checked 2013.
Staysail furling – manual.
2 x Lewmar 66 EST two speed self-tailing electric primary winches.
Lewmar 54 CST secondary winches.
Lewmar 48 CEST self-tailing mainsheet winch under sprayhood.
Lewmar 48 CST two speed, self-tailing main & genoa halyard winches fitted on mast.
Lewmar 16 CST two speed, self-tailing mainsheet traveller control line winches.
Tri-radial spinnaker 1.5oz nylon with squeezer. Pole stowed vertically on mast. Package includes halyard, sheets, guys and all required blocks, topping lift and downhaul with deck fittings to match.
Mainsail – Doyle SBVB Hydra Net (433/393) with vertical battens, new August 2011.
Staysail and Genoa – 253 SC Spectra Carbon adjusted modulus 197 8.2oz.
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery finished in cherry wood.
Designed to be modern and coordinated, 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.
Soleboards in teak and holly.
Surfaces in heads in Avonite colour ‘porcelain white’.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Saloon seating – Connolly Leather Blue Wentworth.
Lee cloths in forward double cabin.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
OceanAir skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Caframo 24V DC fans in sleeping cabins, heads and galley.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Spacious double cabin in the bows with centreline double berth, upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful clothes and a hanging locker. The deck is accessible via the forehatch.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN T
To port with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a vanity unit and hanging
locker. Extra custom made cupboards to increase storage.
The forward cabins share this large WC compartment to starboard, accessed from the passageway, incorporating a Jabsco Quiet flush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
Featuring an oval table and semi-circular settee area to port, outboard of which are a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport. To starboard is another settee. There is ample space for glass stowage forward of the starboard settee and bottle stowage below the saloon table.
At starboard aft end of saloon, with forward facing chart table. The table can accommodate a half-folded Admiralty chart and there is a good bookshelf outboard of this. AC and DC electrical panels are located overhead, above the navigator’s seat.
To port, in the companionway to the aft cabin. The space in to the aft end of the engine room has been converted from a wet locker to a pantry. Counter tops in scratch resistant laminate.
Franke stainless steel large and small sinks.
Force 10 FT electric 4-burner cooker with grill and oven. Removeable worktop to fit onto hob for increased worksurface in galley.
Oyster standard 2002 model.
Glacier Bay. Shaft seal replaced in 2014. Spare shaft seal included.
Splendide 99W WDC6200-CCE clothes washer/dryer.
The aft cabin is configured with a double berth offset from the centreline, a curved settee, dressing table and a large hanging locker, with abundant drawer and locker space. From this cabin there is access to the aft heads, also through to the galley to port. Gardall safe in closet.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Incorporating a Jabsco Quiet flush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
The starboard cabin was designed for professional crew or children with one berth but has been converted to a stainless steel workbench with tool drawers and a paper chart drawer. Access to engine room.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
TVs and Pioneer stereo with external CD changer.
JL Audio speakers.
TV with remote control, video & DVD player installed in aft starboard saloon locker. Custom-made wooden speaker housings in saloon.
Stereo Booster Amp.
Sub Woofer for stereo.
Yanmar 4LHA-HTE 4-cylinder 150hp diesel engine.
Approximately 4,920 at December 2015.
Max-Prop 3-bladed 24” diameter feathering propeller.
Prop Protector rope cutter on shaft.
Leece Neville 8ASC3009ZA, s/n 200113 110-258, 24V 175A.
Westerbeke BTD 10 with water separator, ammeter and voltmeter.
Approximately 5,100 at December 2015.
Sleipner 10hp tunnel bowthruster.
Whitlock cable system.
Lewmar Commander 2002-2 two-function hydraulic system to power mainsail and headsail furling.
220V Cruisair reverse cycle system, comprising of 3 x 16,000 BTU units to give a
total of 48,000 BTU’s.
Horizon Reverse Osmosis Systems, Horizon Seafari s/n SFM080363664B controller.
Membrane changed to Seamak 5” diameter in 2014, giving 58 gallons per hour. In line UV sterilizer added.
TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
1,050 litres approximately (230 imp/277 US gallons) in 1 GRP tank.
950 litres approximately (208 imp/250 US gallons) in 1 GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
For fuel and water tanks.
From an insulated approximately 38 litres (10 US gallons) tanks heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Par CW 320 Twin Max pump.
Holding tanks for forward and aft WC with Wema gauges and gravity discharge or deck pump out.
Showers or washbasins discharge into two sump tanks, one forward and one aft. These tanksare evacuated by a dedicated electric Whale "Gulper" pump directly overboard. The galley sink also empties via an electric Whale "Gulper" pump. These three pumps are each operated by rubber toggle switches.
110V AC ring main with 3 double, 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout and GFCI receptacles added in both heads and galley.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
12V DC and 24V DC sockets at chart table.
Domestic: Gel Winner Mercury 200Ah ea. 6V (200-6), new July 2014.
Engine start: Varta Blue G8 12V 95Ah 830CCA, new July 2014.
Generator start: Varta Blue G8 12V 95Ah 830CCA, new July 2014.
24V 100A alternator for charging of domestic batteries.
Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/100 battery charger.
Generator/engine 12V starting batteries “emergency link”.
Mastervolt 24V/2500W 110V AV 60Hz to run TV, microwave, sockets, etc.
50A dockside power cable.USA style Marinco Marco #6364CRN socket in transom.
LED overhead lights.
LED cabin reading lights.
LED exterior dome lights in engine room.
Flexible chart table light.
Automatic refrigeration door light.
LEDBoom light over cockpit table.
Pair of lower spreader lights.
Aqua Signal LED bow and stern navigation lights.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
S.I.R.S. Major 150m diameter compass with internal lighting.
Autohelm ST60: speed, depth and analogue wind direction/spec over the hatch garage
1 x multi-function display at chart table.
ST60 Autohelm Multi on pedestal.
ST6001 Autohelm at helm.
ST6002 Autohelm at nav station.
Two Furuno GP-37 GPS with A-B switch in Nav Station to autopilot.
One GPS aerial on arch and one on aft deckhouse.
Furuno Radar Navnet Vx2 BB with GPS interface to laptop Nobeltec chart plotter.
Furuno FA-50 Class B, s/n 3559-1036.
ST7000 autopilot with ST6001+ control head on pedestal. Additional 6002 control head at
Windex at masthead.
Icom IC-M504 at chart table with second handset at the pedestal and fog horn on mast.
Thrane & Thrane FB150 KVH Inmarsat tracphone, p/n 01-0320, 150 kbps for web surfing.
Nobeltec Time Zero Odyssey with navigation software installed. Printer
Cockpit 15” monitor for nav software.
Lifeguard 8-man, vacuum sealed in valise, with double floor & ‘E’ pack with
EPIRB ACR RLB-35 GlobalFix 406 p/n 2742. EPIRB serviced May 2014.
ACR RLB-35 GlobalFix 406 p/n: 2742 EPIRB 406, serviced May 2013.
Firdell blipper on mast.
Jabsco Maxi 3000 puppy with Par hydro air switch.
ST80 Mob button for GPS.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
Bilge pump HSE Alarm SMB 12V DC buzzer.
8" Chrome Seafarer Nautical Brass Fog Bell SEA0708088.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Sea anchor Para-Tech 24ft s/n: 85776.
Solar light switch – anchor night light watchman photosensitive.
Liferaft test & re-pack lifeguard Forties 3108 liferaft 8-man s/n: 0222961.
Liferaft ACR PLB-300 ResQFix 406 EPIRB p/n 28971610, May 2014
25hp Yamaha outboard
Swift 3.4 A-RIB inflatable dinghy AU-SWAA3176B011 aluminium bottom.
Hypalon Pontoons with Captain Blue Sunbrella canvas covers, bought November 2011, Australia.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Gardall safe in owner’s cabin
Selection of crockery and cutlery.
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
*Historical Damage Note
1. Previous to WASABI’s current ownership, around 2004, she was involved in a T-bone style collision at an Oyster Regatta in the Caribbean. The boat was damaged port side midships. Professional fiberglass repair was affected in RI and portlight replaced.
2. In 2011, a fisherman collided with std. side midships in the middle of the night while boat was at anchor, some fiberglass repairs required and portlight replaced in Bundaberg Marina, Australia.
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.
NB Name ‘WASABI’ to be retained by the Vendor.
Issue 22 (GY/OB/ph)
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.
I was asked to give my personal experience on my Oyster 56, WASABI. My personal experience is what led me to buy this Oyster 56.
I have sailed non-stop since I was 17 years old. I have owned and sailed a Hobie 16, Hobie 18, Newport 26, and Kelly Peterson 46. I am 61 years old and still sailing and cruising.
The Kelly Peterson 46, I bought new and owned for 19 years. All this has given me a lot of experience in sailing to destinations and keeping the boat maintained in operating condition. At the time, I was on my KP46 in the Caribbean. I met a South African skipper/owner that was on an anchored Oyster 56. He saw me circling his boat in my dinghy and called me over. I told him I was researching the next boat to buy but had never seen an Oyster 56 in person. He invited me on board to look her over.
My dream through all this was to sail the South Pacific to go exploring, scuba diving and fishing. I wanted a newer seaworthy boat that I could trust and be safe in. The Oyster 56 is built to like “military standards” compared to what I had seen in my past experience.
And then I bought my Oyster 56 in Rhode Island because of all my research on the 56 and the stories about the Oyster people I had heard.
In my quest to sail the South Pacific and be self-supporting, I installed 24VDC solar panels, 24VDC wind generators and an Inmarsat Internet satellite antenna system. My past experience of what was involved in keeping house batteries charged to be able to run refrigeration made me install these 24VDC systems.
The Inmarsat allows you to actually surf the web and I bought and installed it as insurance to cross the South Pacific. It is great for downloading weather and Weather FAX quickly. We never ran into unknown stormy weather. I had also bought a PARA-TECH 24ft sea anchor but it has never been needed. I also added ICOM IC-M802 SSB with HAM bands as I have a HAM license. It is possible to receive WEFAX on radio waves using PTC-II USB Modem with PACTOR III Mode License.
My cruising on my Oyster 56 has been a dream. With a buddy crew, I sailed to Bermuda from Rhode Island on the way back down to the Caribbean. But then, I met a female crew, Isabelle, in Trinidad that wanted to sail the South Pacific for SCUBA diving. I have a compressor onboard. So, she and I departed in 2008 to sail for Panama. We crossed the Panama Canal and sailed the Panama Perlas Islands before heading to the Galapagos. The Galapagos are on our “must go” list.
Then we sailed for the French Marquesas from the Galapagos. It was great with a lot of Spinnaker sailing but always watching the Weather Faxes. It took us 17 days, 6 hours. The average for this crossing is 21 to 26 days. Isabelle is also a great fisher-woman and we had great luck.
Then we sailed the atolls of the Tuamotus chain. They are each different which mainly is caused by their age. Simply put, an atoll is an aging and degrading reef left over from an ancient volcanic island. They are all different ages. It is a great exhilarating experience learning to enter and exit the cuts in the reefs.
I bought a Black Pearl ring in Bora Bora and I proposed to Isabelle. A year later, we got married in Fiji with boat friends and family attending.
All along, I had the greatest confidence in my boat. She is fast and her hull speed is incredible.
And we met many other cruising sailboats that we shared the fish we all caught. We were always scuba diving, exploring and meeting new boat crews. This life style shows you local island cultures and cruisers from many countries. It all went too quickly in our memory.
We sailed farther to the Suwarrow, New Zealand atoll and then Nuie, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia and beyond.