Exceptional example of the sisterhood with carbon spar and equipped for both high latitude and warm water cruising. Skipper maintained from the get go, she is ready for more oceans.
GUNDAMAIN is totally set up for world cruising. There has been a phenomenal amount of input in every detail aboard the yacht to make her practical, safe and easy to use for crossing oceans. With her carbon spar and extraordinarily thoughtful specification she is very special. She has always had crew and her maintenance schedule is punishing including new rigging of late and many other recent and useful updates. A separate list of additional equipment as well as a pictorial record of additional equipment is available on request.
GUNDAMAIN is an Oyster 655, which is the very similar predecessor to the 665 model; now superseded by the 675. She is Hull number 10, built by SYS in Southampton and delivered new to the present owners in April of 2009.
During build and commissioning, a consultant - experienced as an Oyster 72 Captain, and with an extensive background in cruising in the Arctic and Antarctic advised on the design and specification and acted as owner’s representative.
The yacht has been continuously maintained and operated since new by the same husband and wife captain and crew. She is in great operating condition, ready to continue cruising the world.
The owner chartered Oyster 655 hull #1 prior to the build of GUNDAMAIN, and made many modifications to GUNDAMAIN’s basic design based on that charter and upon advice received from various experienced yacht skippers.
The yacht has cruised in the UK, Baltic, Mediterranean, the Arctic, Caribbean, Western Canada and throughout the Pacific to Australia and New Zealand. She is now in Palma de Mallorca.
She is easily operated by 2 people (captain and crew) and has been insured for operation by 2 crew members in all waters including the Arctic and Pacific.
During passages she routinely covers 180 to 190 miles per day under sail without being pushed, and is very well mannered on all points of sail. She comes with an extensive list of spares, and a bullet-proof configuration designed to facilitate very long periods of off-grid cruising. She has had extensive refits and continuous maintenance, meaning that all systems are in good order. She has a huge inventory of spare parts.
She was built to MCA Category 2 standards. Until recently she was MCA certified, but since she has never been chartered this was allowed to lapse recently.
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”
Hull and Deck Construction:
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Summary of Accommodation:
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Description of layout:
GUNDAMAIN has 8 berths, in 4 cabins, without using the saloon for sleeping, with 3 heads and showers. Each cabin has a hanging locker and a mirror fitted.
The aft cabin is configured with a large double berth offset to port of the centreline, with reading lights and with under-berth drawers, a settee, dressing table and a pair of large hanging lockers, with good drawer and locker space. Outboard of the berth, to port and starboard are two bookcases. This cabin also has a companionway hatch entrance from the aft deck, via a deck hatch and a ladder offset to starboard. The aft cabin settee can be converted to a sea-berth with light blue Alcantara fabric – fitted with a lee cloth (which is white canvas, not blue). A door forward to port leads to the en-suite toilet and separate stall shower. The shower stall is lit. There are 2 large hanging file cabinets and a desk and seat with power outlets and wired internet outlets against the engine bulkhead and sound proofing on the cabin sole and aft bulkhead. There is a custom storage bin in the deck head and chart storage under the berth. There is a dedicated shoe stowage bin, shelves in the large starboard locker and fitted bedding and lee cloths. There is a wall fan, and a B&G slave readout on the port bulkhead and a TV above the desk on the forward bulkhead, and independent heat and A/C controls in the stateroom.
A door from the cabin leads into the passageway running forward beneath the starboard guest cockpit seat.
Forward of the master cabin, also accessed from a door leading off this passageway, is the crew cabin on the starboard side. This cabin is ventilated by a hull port that may be opened, when in harbour or at anchor, and an overhead coachroof port. This cabin is modified to delete the upper bunk berth. The lower berth is raised to provide a workbench surface when needed, and has extensive custom storage above and below for all boat manuals and many tools and spares. There is a large shelved locker for spares and clothes. There is also a custom compartment for slide out printer, fax, scanner and copier. There is a wall fan and independent controls for heating and air conditioning. There is a lee cloth on the single berth.
Centrally, to port in this passageway is the access to the engine room. The engine bearers form a self-contained sump to contain and prevent any oil spillage running into the main bilge area. The engine room is built of Barrifloor (or equivalent) sound insulating plywood and the entire area is insulated with a foam and barrier insulation using 60mm of foam with two layers of high-density polymer sandwiched between it. Access via three hinged doors located in the passageway through to the aft cabin. The engine room has 24v lighting and 2 x 100mm (4”) Jabsco blowers are installed and switched at the DC electrical panel, for extract. The two extract fans are ducted to removable cowls at the aft end of the aft coachroof. They are designed to be used to evacuate the hot air from the engine space after the engine has been shut down, not to run continuously.
Access to the deck saloon from the cockpit is via a set of teak timber steps, with timber and stainless steel handrails. A vertical drop-down smoked acrylic washboard is installed in a sealed box, which drains to the bilge. Flush-fitting locks enable the washboard to be set at two different heights.
The saloon features a large, curved, l-shaped settee to starboard and a shorter curved settee to port in blue Alcantara with throw cushions. Central to the l-shaped settee a fixed table is installed that features a fold-over leaf, to substantially increase size, allowing full use of the seating on both sides of the saloon, for maximum table setting space. It can be easily used as a smaller, more casual, table when not dining. There are 2 aluminium chairs which can be used for comfortable dining for 8. A handrail is fixed to the inboard side of the upper table leaf, to provide a firm handhold for moving fore and aft through the saloon whilst at sea.There is a TV on a lift on the port side of the saloon and a Dolby 5.1 sound system. There is an icemaker on the port side. All the curtains were replaced 2015
The central pedestal for the table base houses a useful locker, with a shelf in the top. The lower part is fitted out for bottle stowage.
The Navigation station is to starboard of the companionway with a custom navigation seat (as normally found aboard a motor yacht) and with PC, Recording barometer and all instruments. Panels for 24 volt and 220/100 volt systems are just aft of navigation station. There is stowage for charts, books, instruments. There is a large wet locker located inboard of the navigation station under the companion way steps. This locker is naturally heated by the engine and/or generator.
Down 2 steps, aft of the saloon to port, the U-shaped galley provides a spacious, safe area to work in whilst at sea; it has been extensively customized with Custom Avonite worktops and splash back. There is good worktop space, a gimballed gas cooker, plentiful overhead lockers and twin sinks. Above the sinks an opening port light provides ventilation from the guest cockpit foot well. Aft of the cooker is a large, top-opening freezer box, fitted with two wire baskets. Forward of the cooker is one stainless steel front-opening refrigerators – the other is at the aft end of the galley. There is custom storage for provisions in baskets beneath the galley sole, all crockery, utensils and glassware has custom stowage. GUNDAMAIN is equipped with all the cooking implements and tools that a professional chef would require.
Two lockers provide safe storage for stowage of crockery and glasses.
2 steps forward to port lead down to a passageway forward, past the keel-stepped mast, to where three doors open into the forward accommodation. There is a provision for a privacy curtain to be placed in the passage near the mast so that the cabins forward can be screened off from the main salon.
To port is a day heads and shower compartment that is shared by the occupants of the port forward cabin.
Right forward, to port, is a 2 to 3 berth crew cabin. The lower berth in this cabin can be customized to be an outboard single or a full width double. The upper berth can fold down to provide a back rest in the event the cabin is used as a crew lounge, or can be raised above horizontal to maximize the interior cabin space. The cabin has two hanging lockers, a fold down desk unit, and lockers under the lower berth.There is a B&G slave unit on the forward bulkhead and a stereo head unit. This cabin has shares the use of the port head. The port head has two doors, one from the forward port cabin, and one from the passageway adjacent to the mast.
To starboard the third passageway door leads to a double guest cabin. This has a double berth customized to ensure maximum berth length, outboard locker, two large drawers and lockers under the berth, a hanging locker, TV and music system, fan and air conditioning and heating controls. There is a door to its own en-suite forward heads/shower stall.
Right forward, with access only via a deck hatch, the forepeak is simply fitted out as a sail store, with hull battens, a floor and an anodized alloy tubular rail, with canvas panel, to form a storage partition retaining sails and/or fenders to one side. If a door is fitted, this will be watertight.
There are grab rails at the companionway, the deck saloon deck head, the upper side of the folding saloon table leaf and at other locations appropriate to the layout, to give one secure handhold in each cabin and heads compartment, where appropriate. In addition the saloon, galley and aft cabins all features a shaped grab rail along the carlin rail.
Note: Mainsail track was originally North switch track. The short switch section of track is currently replaced with a standard track section to allow for easier reefing. The original switch track could be refitted if new owner wants to have a slightly lower profile to the forward section of the flaked main.
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Note: Extensive upgrades to deck cleats as follows:
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