Icenic had a major refit at Fox’s during 2007 and has been regularly updated annually by her current owner. She benefits from a recent electronics overhaul, including a new Onan generator, new autopilot, fridge and lighting package to name but a few of the upgrades.
The Oyster 55 is a classic long distance cruiser with winning ways having won Antigua race week in 1989 and 1991.
Icenic last taken out of water July 2015, double coat antifoul, hull polished, all anodes replaced and stopcocks checked.
Sailed from UK to Italy 2009 since berthed in Italy, last 4 years in Tropea (Calabria) at secure marina.
HULL NUMBER Oyster 55/02.
HULL CONSTRUCTION Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.
HULL FINISH White hull with blue trim.
DECK CONSTRUCTION Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
DECK FINISH Teak laid decks, perforated aluminium toerail and rubbing strake.
KEEL Encapsulated lead ballast keel.
RUDDER Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
STERN DESIGN Stern bathing / boarding platform trimmed with laid teak.
2. DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
ANCHOR CQR 34kg (75lb) main anchor with 60m (97’) chain. CQR kedge anchor.
WINDLASS Francis electric, reversible anchor windlass, remote control.
DECK ACCESS Midship gateway stanchions. Gate to pushpit. Fold-down boarding ladder in stainless steel on transom.
HATCHES Lewmar deck hatches x 7. Lewmar opening ports x 8. Framed deck saloon windows x 7 – forward windows open.
CANVASWORK Sprayhood, 2007, in Sunbrella ‘Oyster’ with leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end. Bimini, 2007. Large sun awning. Complete winter deck covers. Cockpit cushions.
DECK PLUMBING Fresh water deck shower.
COCKPIT TABLE Cockpit table in teak.
STEERING B & G T3-24V Hydraulic Ram steering system direct to rudder shaft. Edson wheel steering. Elk hide wheel cover.
OUTBOARD BRACKET Hardwood mount fitted to rear starboard rail.
GENERAL Stainlesss steel pulpit and pushpit. Lazarette locker. Liferaft, deck and lazarette lockers. Gas locker for 2 bottles.
3. RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
MAST and RIGGING Rig – cutter. Keel stepped, double spreader mast with Hood (Europe) in-mast furling system. Hood telescopic solid kicker. Seaway hydraulic backstay tensioner, reconditioned 2005. Mast, boom, kicker and spinnaker poles stripped. Re-conditioned and re-sprayed by Hood, 2000. Cap shrouds replaced by Oyster, 2004.
MAINSAIL FURLING Mainsail furling – Hood furling system.
HEADSAIL FURLING Hood Seafurl furling headsail and staysail systems.
WINCHES By Lewmar: 2 x 65 CEST electric self-tailing primaries, 2006. 1 x 48 CEST electric self-tailing mainsheet, 2006. 2 x 48 CST staysail sheet. 1 x 46 CEST electric self-tailing head and staysail furling. 1 x 44 CEST electric self-tailing mainsail furling, 2006. 2 x 16 CST travellers. 1 x 48 CST halyard on mast. 1 x 43 CST halyard on mast.
SPINNAKER GEAR Twin spinnaker poles stowed vertically on mast tracks. Package includes chainplates, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks.
SAILS By Dolphin, from 2009: Mainsail, yankee, staysail. By Hood: Storm staysail and radial head 1.5oz spinnaker with squeezer.
GENERAL Six berths in three cabins, two double cabins, and one twin. Interior joinery finished in teak and teak faced ply. 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 sole in teak and holly. Surfaces in galley and heads in inlaid teak border/composite, coloured ivory/blue. Headlining in off-white vinyl. New Alcantara upholstery in forward cabin, matched upholstery now throughout three cabins in camel alcantara, 2009. Lee screens on sea berths. Curtains / blind system to windows in all cabins, some new in 2009. Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches. Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports. Electric fans in all cabins.
FORECABIN With offset double berth, including new mattresses and covers (2009) and settee. Hanging wardrobe, dressing table and many drawers and lockers.
TWIN CABIN To starboard with two tiered berths, including new mattresses and covers (2009), dressing table, hanging wardrobe, drawers lockers and shelves.
HEADS To port with large porcelain washbasin, Sealand Vacuflush electric toilet, and separate shower stall with automatic drainage.
SALOON With superb dining table to starboard, opening to seat up to 10 people and incorporating drawers and lockers within the pedestal. Three seater settee and coffee table to port. Large sideboard incorporates drinks cabinet and glass stowage.
NAVIGATION AREA Adjoins saloon on port side. Full sized chart table with separate chart drawer under, and swivel armchair. Excellent fiddled stowage, drawers and bookshelves. Matt black instrument console. Sea berth built-in behind. Oilskin locker behind main companionway.
GALLEY To starboard with excellent stowage in teak cupboards and drawers.
SINKS Twin Franke stainless steel sinks. Electric sink drain. Stand-by fresh water and sea water pump.
COOKER Taylor 041 cooker with two burners, hotplate, grill and oven with shut-off solenoid.
MICROWAVE Sanyo 900W microwave oven.
REFRIGERATOR Front opening fridge with Frigoboat unit and skin cooler, new compressor, 2011.
FREEZER Large twin insulated top opening fridge / freezer powered by Frigoboat units and skin coolers with temperature displays, 2006.
WASHER/DRYER Power and plumbing for washing machine, access via owner’s stateroom shower.
OWNER’S STATEROOM With centerline double berth with settees each side, dressing table, writing desk and double wardrobe. Plenty of opening ports and hatches.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER With Tecma toilet (electronic gear replaced in 2011), large porcelain washbasin and large separate shower compartment with seat and automatic drainage.
SOUND SYSTEM Pioneer DEH-1400R stereo CD player with 3-band radio. Speakers in saloon and owner’s stateroom.
OTHER No television – but sockets and digital TV Status aerial fitted.
ENGINE Perkins M90 4.236 four cylinder 81hp diesel engine, July 1997. Hurth gearbox, 2007. Aquadrive flexi-coupling.
ENGINE HOURS Approximately 4,020 at August 2015. Last service at approximately 3,900 hours.
PROPELLER Maxprop feathering propeller.
ROPE CUTTER Ambassador rope cutter. New “Profit Seal” stern gland.
ALTERNATORS BOSCH 80Ah 24V alternator, 2013. BALMAR 60Ah 12V alternator, 2010.
GENERATOR 6kW Onan diesel generator, new October 2013. Less than 20 hours run.
GENERATOR HOURS Approximately 20 at August 2015.
BOWTHRUSTER Vetus 160kg bowthruster, prop replaced in 2015.
HEATING Webasto warm air heating throughout, exhaust ducted in mast. Eberspacher warm air heater in lazarette to aft cabin.
WATERMAKER Seafresh watermaker giving 62 litres (14 gallons) per hour.
7. TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
FUEL 682 litres approximately (150 imp / 177 US gallons) in a GRP tank. 227 litres approximately (50 imp / 59 US gallons) in a stainless steel tank. Fuel tank change-over valves under cabin sole. Electric fuel transfer pump. WATER 1,590 litres approximately (350 imp / 413 US gallons) in two tanks.
TANK TENDER GAUGES To both water tanks and intermediate steel fuel tank.
HOT WATER From insulated approximately 50 litres (11 imp / 13 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, and immersion heater. Copious supply.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
HOLDING TANKS Stainless steel holding tank and valves.
SHIP’S SUPPLY 12V. 24V bowthruster supply.
RINGMAIN Mains 230 AC ring main with multiple 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout throughout all cabins, saloon and galley.
BATTERIES Domestic: 2 x Lifeline GPL 8D, total 510A / 12V batteries, 2005. Engine start: Red Flash DMRF 3500 battery, 2011. Generator start: Red Flash DMRF 1200 battery, 2005. Bowthruster: 6 x 100 Ah MIDAS sealed batteries, to form 300 Ah x 24V system for bowthruster and 24V services, 2014.
BATTERY BEP automatic battery charging, controller and monitoring system, 2004.
MANAGEMENT New complete BEP electrical panel and system installed, 2004. Victron 50A battery charger, 1989. Regulators. Emergency link.
INVERTER Victron Phoenix Multi 24/2500/70 battery charger / inverter, 2005.
SHOREPOWER 30A dockside power cable. Hubbell socket in transom / coaming.
INTERIOR LIGHTING Downlight type LED lights in polished chrome finish, with downlighters over reading areas. Fluorescent lights and down-lights in each heads, as well as over the galley work surfaces. Reading light for each berth. Automatic light to drinks locker. Red “courtesy” footlights at deck saloon steps. Dimmer to upper saloon and aft cabin. Red halogen light at chart table.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING Bow and stern lights. Steaming / deck floodlight. Tri-white anchor / navigation light at masthead.
9. NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
COMPASSES Sestrel Major compass on binnacle. Simrad RC36 Fluxgate compass. Furuno Radar Fluxgate compass.
SAILING B & G Analogue cockpit repeaters: INSTRUMENTS Boat – speed & depth, Wind – angle, speed & magwind. B & G Hydra Full Function digital display cockpit repeater. B & G Hydra Full Function Display with NMEA output at Navigation panel, 2004. B & G Hydra Processor and expansion processor, 2004. B & G Speed impellor with Sea temperature, replaced 2012. Depth log replaced 2010.
GPS Philips Mk6 GPS Navigator.
RADAR Furuno 1800 daylight radar, 24 mile range.
CHART PLOTTER PC-based SeaPro 3000 system at chart table. Raymarine A80 series chartplotter mounted at binnacle (2009) – completely independent. Raymarine AIS linked to both systems.
AIS Raymarine AIS (2009).
AUTOPILOT Simrad AC40 system (2015) comprising computer, two control units (saloon/binnacle), fluxgate compass, rudder feedback unit.
WINDEX Windex at masthead, 2013.
VHF RADIO Icom 601 DSC VHF with cockpit Command mic, 2004. Spare masthead VHF aerial fitted.
SSB RADIO Icom 802 DSC SSB and Tuner, 2005.
PC Onboard integrated navigation computer and display with receiver for Fax, RTTY, Navtex and Voice, 2004.
LIFERAFT RFD 8 person liferaft in valise (in deck locker). Fully refurbished 2012.
EPIRB McMurdo 406Mhz, new in 2006.
RADAR REFLECTOR Firdell blipper on mast.
BILGE PUMPS 2 x Jabsco electric. 1 x Sonic automatic. 1 x Whale manual. Bilge gas detector.
DECK SAFETY Horseshoe lifebuoys with lights. Danbuoy. Deck safety lines. Emergency tiller. Emergency steering through autopilot.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Fire extinguishers and fire blanket. Automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
OTHER SAFETY Electric fog horn – manual or automatic. FEATURES
RIB/DINGHY New Honwave v-deck 3.0m dinghy, unused, from 2015. Honda 4-stroke outboard, unused, from 2015.
WARPS AND FENDERS Generous fender and warp supply.
ASSORTED SPARES Variety of engine / winch / rigging etc. spares included. AND MANUALS Manuals for all onboard systems maintained.