Out on the Blue

Return to Search

Specifications

Name: Out on the Blue
Builder: Oyster Yachts
Model: Oyster 485
Length: 48' 6" (14m)
Beam: 14' 0" (4.27m)
Year Built / Refit: 1995
Staterooms: 1
Flag: N/A
 
View Brochure

Description

Widely admired for her graceful sheer line, traditional overhangs and moderate freeboard, the Oyster 485 has long been regarded as one of the prettiest Holman and Pye designs. A well balanced hull, with fine entry and deep forefoot, combined with her medium/heavv displacement, make her a comfortable long range cruiser and accomplished seaboat. Her deep bulb keel makes her stiff, while her keel-stepped mast and fully protected skeg-hung rudder are highly desirable features for offshore cruising. Single skin hull construction, which eliminates the need for a balsa or foam core in the hull and topsides, make her strong, stiff and long-lasting, and easy to repair if the need arises.

Designed to be handled by a couple, the 485 was offered with a choice of sloop or cutter rig, with the majority of owners specifying in-mast furling. The standard layout provided three staterooms, although a handful of 485s were launched with two. The saloon, galley and navigation stations are all midships, a layout that allows greater privacy as the staterooms are at either end of yacht. The deck saloon windows allow light to flood into the saloon area, and great views out. When compared to smaller Holman and Pye Oyster 45/47, the 485 is large enough to permit a dedicated space for a generator just aft of the main engine, and a separate shower compartment in the owners head. The 485 is a well proven ocean cruiser, circumnavigator and live aboard. Thirty-six 485s were launched between 1992 and 2002.

Out On The Blue has had just two owners, the first circumnavigated, and the second, who bought her through us in 2005 also completed a circumnavigation of just under five years in duration. Out On The Blue has a simple sloop rig with in-mast furling mainsail and furling genoa, making her easy to handle for a shorthanded crew.

Below decks she has a fridge and freezer, a washer/dryer, watermaker and generator. She sleeps six in three cabins, with light oak joinery giving a light and airy feel. Now lying afloat in Ipswich, Out On The Blue is available for viewing at any convenient time.

Specification

HULL NUMBER
Oyster 485/15.

HULL CONSTRUCTION
Moulded in GRP at a Lloyds’ approved facility under controlled conditions. All laminating carried out by hand to a high standard. Hull and deck mouldings produced using Lloyds’ approved gelcoat and laminating resin. On the hull the gelcoat and three outer laminates incorporate a special Isophthalic resin and powder-bound matts.

HULL FINISH
Blue hull with gold cove line and double boot top lines in red.

DECK CONSTRUCTION
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Eyebrow detail on the main saloon deckhouse with black framed recessed windows. Top fitted with recessed laid teak decking and pair of stainless steel grabrails.

DECK FINISH
Teak laid decks with slotted anodised toe rail.

KEEL
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.

RUDDER
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.

STERN DESIGN
Incorporates a platform instep, which is especially useful for bathing and boarding. It is trimmed with laid teak strips. This area includes a fold down stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder and two stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.
 
ANCHOR
27kg (60lb) CQR anchor.
60m of 10mm short link, calibrated, galvanised chain, fastened at its ‘bitter end’ to a through-bolted padeye with substantial lanyard.
Recessed locker within foredeck for anchor chain stowage fitted with hinged lids and Timage chrome clamp.

WINDLASS
24V vertical capstan type electric anchor windlass.

DECK ACCESS
Midship gateway stanchions with stainless steel hinged boarding ladders, which close up to form the side-gates.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel bathing ladder.
3m folding Timage alloy passerelle with bridal, deck socket and lashing eyes for lazarette stowage.

HATCHES
Grey tint Makrolon washboard system for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights.
Lewmar opening hullports.

CANVASWORK
Large acrylic fold down companionway sprayhood in ‘dark blue’ fitted over custom stainless steel hoops. The hood incorporates see-through panels in its forward portion.
Bimini with sliding track system in ‘dark blue’ acrylic and zippered cover for when stowed.
Cockpit cushions with Dark Blue covers.

DECK PLUMBING
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Anchor/deck wash.

COCKPIT
Walk-through teak-laid cockpit.
Pair of waterproof Sony loudspeakers mounted within the coamings either side of the pedestal.
Main engine panel located remotely at the port forward end of the cockpit, behind an acrylic cover.
Whitlock drinks holder on front of pedestal (Teak)
 
COCKPIT TABLE
Teak cockpit table with support leg at forward end.

STEERING
Remote pedestal incorporating a 36” diameter Destroyer type stainless steel wheel and friction brake.
Wheel with leather cover.

DAVITS
Whittall ED18 GW davits with transom stiffening. These davits take 130kg.

GENERAL
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Pair of open fairleads, bow, stern and amidships within toe rail.
3 pairs of 12” alloy mooring cleats.
3 pairs of 7” cockpit cleats for sheets.
Double GRP dorade box with twin flexible cowls forward of the mast, protected by stainless steel guard.
Lazarette locker.
Liferaft storage built into pushpit.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stern post for navigation/communications antenna.
Gas locker for four bottles.
 
MAST and RIGGING
Sloop rig.
Hood Stoway mast with in-mast furling.
White finish to mast and boom.
Solid rod kicker/vang.

MAINSAIL FURLING
Mainsail furling – Doyle incorporating custom clew block.

WINCHES
Harken winches:
2 x Harken B56.2 STC two speed, self-tailing primary winches.
1 x Harken B40.2 STC two speed, self-tailing mainsheet winch.
1 x Harken B40.2 C two speed, self-tailing main halyard winch on mast.
1 x Harken B42.2 C two speed, electric genoa halyard winch on mast.
1 x Harken B32.2 C two speed, reefing line winch on mast.
3 x winch handle pockets – 2 in cockpit and 1 on mast.

SPINNAKER GEAR
Single spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast with up/downhaul, halyard, clutches, single sheet and single guy, blocks and deck fittings.

SAILS
Manufacturer - Doyle.
Mainsail – Dacron.
Furling genoa – Dacron, crosscut with a foam luff and UV strips.
Storm jib.
Sail bag and ties for each sail.
 
GENERAL
Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Four sea berths have fitted Dacron lee screens with lanyards to through-bolted eyes. Interior joinery finished in light oak to the ‘Oyster 1995’ interior styling specification.
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.
All drawers have metal runners to give extremely smooth operation.
Cabin sole in teak and holly.
Galley and heads horizontal surfaces in Formica ‘Wareite Fresco PW 5505 Venus Ultimat’.
Vertical bulkheads in heads and showers in Formica ‘Buttermilk’.
Headlining in light grey vinyl.
Foam-backed vinyl mast cover in light grey headlining material.
Alcantara ‘4224’ upholstery to the saloon settees, navigator’s seat, aft cabin seats, berth surround and headboard.
Berth mattresses in Parkertex Proposals ‘M2860-730 Varese FR1’.
Curtain system to windows in all cabins - Monkwell New Assam ‘MF5068 Café 4’.
Skyscreens to forward cabin, forward head, forward port cabin and aft cabin deck hatches.
Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports.
7 x Hella fans.

FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Spacious double cabin with single large double berth and drawers underneath.
Vanity table, overhead lockers and hanging locker.
Mirror fitted.
Provision to stow a massage board under the forward double berth. Shelves for beauty therapy equipment in the hanging locker.
Access to passageway to shared/day head.

FORWARD PORT TWIN CABIN
Twin cabin with upper and lower berths.
Vanity unit and hanging locker.
Mirror fitted.
Access to passageway to shared/day head.
 
SHARED/DAY HEAD AND SHOWER
Shared heads compartment to starboard for forward cabins, which also doubles as a
day head.

Jabsco manual toilet with large porcelain bowl.
Tapmate white enamel washbasin set into a mica laminate surface.
Shower with curtain.
Quality Damixa mixer taps in chrome with matching thermostatically controlled shower hardware.
Damixa towel rail, pair of toothbrush holders, soap dish and toilet roll holder.
Mirror.
Lockers for wash bag and cleaning materials stowage.

SALOON
Features an oval table and curved settee area to port and another curved settee to starboard. Special provision for two folding director’s chairs, stowed under the settee on the starboard side of the saloon, provides extra in-harbour seating around the table when dining or even on deck. The table is designed to form, in its closed position, an occasional table, which is mounted on a very substantial pedestal base. Stowage for bottles is incorporated into the pedestal.
The deck saloon is extremely light and airy with seven windows and two large feature opening hullports each side that provide excellent visual contact with the outside whilst seated.
Two bookshelves are fitted in the hullport recesses.
Outboard to starboard are a pair of lockers and a shelf central to the hullport.
Bar unit within the starboard forward locker to accommodate both glass and bottle stowage.
Stereo radio/CD unit installed in the aft port saloon locker with shelving for CDs.

NAVIGATION AREA
The chart table area is situated at the forward port end of the saloon and is customised around the electronics and navigational instruments, which are strategically sited and flush mounted.
Within the chart table there is provision for stowage of Admiralty size half-folded charts and there is a good book shelf outboard of this for navigational books and almanacs.
The AC and DC electrical panels are located beside the navigator’s seat.
 

GALLEY
Located to starboard of the cockpit, in the companionway to the aft cabin. Panels here give access to the engine compartment.
Rubbish bin fitted inside locker door under the sinks.
Stowage provided for crockery and plenty of storage throughout.

SINKS
Two stainless steel sinks.
Hardwood chopping board.

COOKER/HOB
Gimballed Force 10 FT 645PR cooker in stainless steel with 4-burners, grill and oven, all protected by a flame failure gas cut-off device.
The cooker incorporates an electronic ignition system.
A fiddle rail is fitted around the top of the cooker, which incorporates a pair of adjustable clamping pan-holders.
A harbour lock and cooker crash bar are fitted and the cooker is housed in a moulded GRP surround with radiused corners.

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Grunert 75Hp AC 220V refrigeration and freezer holdover plate system.
Front-opening insulated refrigerator box fitted with wire shelving and stainless steel door.
Top opening freezer with wire baskets and four vertical ice trays.

WASHER/DRYER
Baby Nova washing machine in an outboard locker within the aft shower.

ENGINE ROOM
Located under the cockpit partly beneath the galley work surface. Removable forward and starboard side panels, together with a large door to port alongside the navigator’s seat, give excellent access to all parts of the engine room.
Insulated and fitted with rubber sealing strips to minimise noise.
Extractor fan installed and designed to be used after the engine has been shut down to evacuate hot air from the engine space.
Engine bearers form a self-contained sump to contain and prevent any oil spillage running into the main bilge area.
 
AFT OWNER’S STATEROOM
Configured with a centreline double berth, curved settee and dressing table with
mirror.
Large hanging locker with 4-brick key operated safe within and front face protruding through the lining.
Abundant drawer and locker space.
Bookshelves with oak posts and stainless steel rods.
Long-term chart stowage in shallow box under the aft cabin berth, beneath the mattress.
Mirror fitted to aft cabin bulkhead. Shelf with fiddle under mirror.
Access to en suite head/shower and galley.

EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Jabsco manual toilet with large porcelain bowl.
Tapmate white enamel washbasin set into a mica laminate surface.
Shower with curtain. Baby Nova washing machine in outboard locker within the shower.
Quality Damixa mixer taps in chrome with matching thermostatically controlled shower hardware.
Damixa towel rail, pair of toothbrush holders, soap dish and toilet roll holder.
Mirror.
Lockers for wash bag and cleaning materials stowage.
 
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Airspeed and CD unit fitted with twin loudspeakers in the deck saloon headlining and fader control to pair of Sony waterproof cockpit loudspeakers.
Pair of aft cabin speakers with own volume control and on/off switch in the aft cabin.
Samsung 14” TV and Phillips DVD player.
14.5” TV located on portside of saloon in aft locker. Communications Claris active TV antenna.
 
ENGINE
Perkins Range 4 M.90, 4-cylinder diesel 80Hp at 2400rpm engine with Hurth HBW250 gearbox.

ENGINE HOURS
Approximately 1500 at September 2017.

PROPELLER
Maxprop 3-bladed propeller.

ALTERNATORS
40A/24V alternator.

GENERATOR
Fischer Panda 4000S PMS FCB 3.8KW

GENERATOR HOURS
Approximately 1 at September 2017.

STEERING SYSTEM
Whitlock ‘Premiere’ cable system.

WATERMAKER
Seafresh H204A watermaker.
 
FUEL
550 litres approximately (120 Imp gallons/145 US gallons) in a GRP tank.

WATER
750 litres approximately (165 Imp gallons/198 US gallons) in a GRP tank.

TANK TENDER GAUGES
A dipsticks is installed to enable fuel level to be monitored. A calibration chart is provided.

HOT WATER
From an insulated approximately 45 litres (10 Imp gallons/12 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater element powered by dockside or generator power.

PRESSURISED AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
HOT Based on a Par CW83 pump with pressure accumulator tank and Acorn polypropylene
pipework and fittings.


HOLDING TANKS
Holding tank for forward head with electric pump out and a contents gauge.

GREY WATER
Shower and washbasins are evacuated overboard by an electric Whale Gulper pump. One fitted to each heads.
Galley sink is emptied via a third electric Whale Gulper pump, which also discharges directly overboard.
 
SHIP’S SUPPLY
24V.

RINGMAIN 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.
24V socket in the cockpit.
3 x additional AC sockets.

BATTERIES
Domestic: Bank of heavy-duty Varta ‘deep cycle’ type batteries - 8 x 6V (20 hour rated) giving 460Ah.
Engine start: 2 x 12V, 88Ah batteries.
All batteries are positively secured against inversion in the case of a knockdown.
Generator start: 6 x 6v Trojan T105 Plus.

BATTERY MANAGEMENT
Mastervolt MASS 24V/75A battery charger.


INVERTER
Sterling power products 1800/2800w

SHOREPOWER
30A dockside power cable – 15m (50’) yellow 3-core, double insulated PVC.
Hubbell socket in the coaming. The dockside end of the cable is fitted with a 3-pin, 16A plug.

INTERIOR LIGHTING
Overhead LED lights. Saloon lights are double switched and all overhead lights are remotely switched.
LED lights for heads.

Aqua Signal mini-spot berth reading lights - self-switched.
Automatic lights to the refrigerator and drinks locker doors.
Osram flexible chart table light.
Hella engine room lights. Extra engine room light on bulkhead aft of door by electrical panel.
 
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Pair of lower spreader lights.
Aqua signal 41 bow and stern navigation lights.
Steaming/deck floodlight.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
 
COMPASSES
Steering – Sestrel Major 6” diameter compass with internal lighting and single lever engine control on the side of the pedestal.

SAILING MANUFACTURER – Autohelm ST50 Plus System with speed, wind and depth displayed

INSTRUMENTS in a GRP console.

Multi-function display at the chart table.

GPS
Phillips AP GPS Mk 8 global positioning system, interfaced to the autopilot.
Antenna on pushpit.

RADAR
Furuno 1721 radar.

CHART PLOTTER
Raymarine RL70C at Chart table.
Raymarine RC530 at Pedestal.

AUTOPILOT
Autohelm ST7000 Type 2 autopilot system with a single control station located in the portside cockpit recess.

WINDEX
Windex at masthead.

VHF RADIO
Icom IC-M421, 25W VHF radio-telephone with masthead antenna.

SSB RADIO
Icom IC-801E SSB, including ATU. SSB emergency antenna.
Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth.
Backstay insulators.

SATELLITE PHONE
Phillips Safecom Satellite C system.

LIFERAFT
6-man Lifeguard liferaft in a valise - next service overdue.

EPIRB
McMurdo 406 GPS EPIRB.

RADAR REFLECTOR
Firdell blipper on mast.

BILGE PUMPS
Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy electric bilge pump with Par hydro air switch.
Whale Gusher 10 Mk III manual bilge pump.

DECK SAFETY
Webbing jackstays.
MOB button.
Emergency tiller.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
1 x fire extinguishers fitted by hatches.

ALARM
Gas alarm.

OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Foghorn.

WARPS AND FENDERS
8 x large heavy-duty fenders (white) with lines attached.

CROCKERY
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.

CUTLERY
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.

SAFE
4-brick key operated safe in owner’s aft cabin.

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 (OY/OB/nc)


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.