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1996 Oyster Center Cockpit Cutter

kr  1.830.685*
Prisfald kr  216.993 (apr. 28)
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Offshore World Voyager

Enkelt / diesel
Ligger i:
Annapolis, MD
Aktuel pris:
US$ 299.500 (kr  1.830.685) 


For 500 years England ruled the seas largely because England mastered the oceans and ship building.  For the past 35 years, Oyster Marine Ltd had continued the tradition leading the way in ocean sailing boats from 37 to over 80 feet LOA. At the start it was English sailors that proved these vessels to be true ocean passagemakers that romp over the high seas. Oyster earned a reputation in transoceanic and ‘round the world races. Imagine in 1995-6 Trade Winds Round the World Rally that nine of the thirty entries were Oysters. That started it all! In the ‘90s Oyster was definitely the choice for world voyaging. In the 90s these boats were overbuilt to the standards of the ocean and they have survived the test of time.

Today, the center cockpit Oysters are considered one of the most outstanding cruising boats you could choose to own, to live aboard and sail far. Indeed, we have sold quite a number Oyster and have met amazing seamen and women as a result: the Oyster is a real boat for real sailors who want to comforts at sea and at anchor and at the dock, not to mention the brand reputation and resale value. All for good reason as she is solid fiberglass hand laid hull with Kevlar added in the bow area. The hull is robustly constructed with structural stringers longitudinally and latitudinal for a rock solid boat. The bulb lead keel is bolted to amazing standards and the rudder is skeg hung and fully protected. The deck is a fiberglass sandwich with balsa core (notably still the best for all its reasons). The fiberglass decks are overlaid with teak and glued down with no screws. The Oyster 55 (no longer built), was once the pinnacle of cruising yacht luxury, style and seamanlike qualities in abundance.

Our current offering, the 1996 Oyster 55 is aptly named Escapade. She is one of the last Oyster 55s to come out of the factory. She is essentially the same boat that Oyster still builds today featuring the same sea worthy fin keel underbody on the solid glass hull. She was measured for ORR rating and is ready for your Bermuda Race entrance. She’s pretty with her attractive Oyster deck salon and eyebrown styling. The new tinted tempered glass main salon windows look sharp along with the new hatches and new portlight lenses. The stainless steel pulpits and stanchions gleam and the workmanship is flawless. The boats looks like a perfect cruiser on the outside right down to the swim step and transom shower. The cockpit with new enclosure and custom seating is so inviting. She’s so modern and the raised salon with opening windows are still featured on the Oysters built today with the still popular shadow gap interior joinery style. The light colored American white Oak is quintessential Oyster and the traditional cabin sole of teak and holly was replaced new in 2013. The new epoxy barrier bottom was professionally done in 2012.

This Oyster has been incredibly maintained by experienced owners who spared no cost. In fact, you will be very impressed with the current owner’s amazing maintenance and restoration.

The Oyster 55 is an incredible three-stateroom vessel with ample space for three couples or a big family for a grand adventure. Of course there is a brilliant owner’s stateroom aft with an offset large double berth and loads of storage and shelves with an ensuite head and shower. It’s nice to have private space on a 55 foot boat. Up forward the guest quarters or the kids’ cabins with a V-berth cabin and a twin cabin with uppers and lowers to starboard just aft. The head to port includes a shower and vanity and marine toilet. This is all that you could need. So take the family and just go! Escapade has all the space storage you need for a round the world voyage.

Is she ready to go? You may think that a 1996 boat is not on your short list. Think again. When you understand the build quality and reputation and when you see that what her owners have done recently to the tune of thousands and thousands of dollars, you start to see that someone just made this boat ready for your world voyage. That’s a nice thing if you can get it.

Highlights Include:

Major restoration in 2012: When the owners of Escapade set out to maintain her in excellent condition, they did not skimp: 1) New standing rigging; 2) Awlgripped mast, boom, boom vang, and spinnaker pole all removed, prepped and finished; 3) Epoxy bottom job with the hull prepped, and coated with five coats of epoxy and finished with coatings and antifouling; 4) Bow thruster serviced with new self-lube gear box and seals; 5) New Harken electric genoa furler AND all new Hood Vectron sails, main, genoa, and staysail; plus 6) LED masthead light, blue mast lights, and deck lights plus a beautiful radar mount and VHF antenna. That was just the start!

 This Oyster 55 is maintained in incredible condition both aesthetically and also mechanically and systems. Everything is attended to. In 2014 it was the year of the restoration of the interior with the new cabin sole, new headliner, new Ultrasuade upholstery in saloon, forward cabin, and aft cabin, new memory foam mattresses in all cabins, new window treatments, new entertainment systems and with a Pioneer audio system with Bluetooth and USB input and JVC amplifier and stereo speakers in saloon and cockpit as well as LED lighting throughout interior of boat; oh and new windows, hatches and portlights –tinted, new tempered glass in main saloon windows and  tinted Acrylic hatch and new portlight lenses and of course OceanAir hatch screens.

In 2016 Escapade received upgrades for her next adventure including a New Northern Lights 9kw Genset, water maker, solar panels, and sophisticated electrical monitoring system as well as all new navigation and communication system. That’s right, all new upgrades in 2016! The Raymarine radar/plotter/autopilot is all top Raymarine coupled with ICOM communications equipment, VHF, SSB, AIS, and even an Irridium Sat phone.

All the batteries are new in 2018 which is a substantial investment as there are eight AGM batteries in the house bank and two engine start and one for the generator.  All of the safety equipment is new in 2016 as well including the new eight-person Winslow life raft and everything else you could fathom.

If you are looking for  real liveaboard cruising boat with modern style and pedigreed substance you will really want this boat. Escapade is a fortunate vessel that has received excellent care and many significant updates. If she is in the realm of your budget you owe it to yourself to give her a chance.

What’s New on Escapade?


  • New standing rigging
  • Mast, boom, boom vang, and spinnaker pole removed and Awl Gripped
  • Hull – Re-coated 5 coats below waterline with special epoxy coatings and antifouling 
  • Bow thruster serviced with new self-lube gear box and seals
  • New Harken electric genoa furler
  • New Hood Vectron mainsail, genoa, and staysail
  • New Scan-Strut radar mount and VHF antenna
  • New LED masthead light
  • New LED blue mast lights
  • New LED blue/white deck lights 


  • New Ultrasuade upholstery in saloon, forward cabin, and aft cabin
  • New Oyster headliner throughout boat
  • New marine grade teak and holly sole throughout boat
  • New memory foam mattresses in all cabins
  • New Raymarine E120W hybrid touch chart plotter at nav desk
  • New Raymarine  E90W hybrid touch chart plotter at helm
  • New through hull transducers
  • New Paneltronics 240v AC/ 24v DC electrical panel and updated wiring
  • New Pioneer audio system with Bluetooth and USB input and JVC amplifier
  • New stereo speakers in saloon and cockpit
  • New LED lighting throughout interior of boat
  • New windows, hatches and portlights –tinted, tempered glass in main saloon windows and tinted Acrylic hatch and portlight lenses
  • New Ocean Air hatch screens.
  • New North mainsail (used only once in Newport-Bermuda Race).  


  • New Force 10 propane stove 
  • New ground tackle
  • Spade M180 anchor, 99 pounds
  • Maxwell 3500 VWC 24-volt windlass
  • 400 feet of 3/8" HT anchor chain 
  • AutoAnchor 560 windlass controller and rode counter at helmNew Mastervolt  
  • Ultra 24/3500 Inverter/Charger added to Mastervolt 24/75 Inverter
  • Perkins M90 engine serviced


  • New Northern Lights 9.0 kW diesel generator
  • New Dometic Sea Exchange water maker, 25 gph
  • New Solara 140 watt solar panels and regulator
  • New Philippi Monitor System for monitoring tanks, batteries, and solar panels
  • New navigation electronics
  • Raymarine E90w chartplotter at helm  (new in 2014, installed in 2016)
  • Raymarine E120w chartplotter at nav desk  (new in 2014, installed in 2016)
  • Raymarine p70 autopilot control at helm and at companionway
  • Raymarine i70 multifunction display at helm and at companionway
  • Side Power bow thruster joy stick at helm
  • Two NavPod instrument clusters at helm
  • 1.25” stainless steel stanchion at helm 
  • New communication electronics
  • ICOM M604A VHF with DSC at nav desk
  • ICOM HM162B Command Mic at helm
  • ICOM M802 SSB at nav desk with ICOM AT-140 automatic tuner
  • ICOM MA-500TR AIS at nav desk and helm
  • Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone at nav desk
  • Beam LiteDock Extreme docking station for Iridium 9575 phone
  • New electrical work
  • Electronics completely rewired
  • Blue Seas Systems heavy duty battery switches for house battery bank, engine starter batteries, generator starter battery, in-mast furler, and bow thruster
  • Isolation transformer
  • LED engine room lights and galley light           
  • New safety equipment                        
  • New 8-person Winslow life raft
  • New Ocean Signal EPIRB
  • New Switlik MOM-8 man overboard module
  • New jacklines
  • New Kent Rescue Rope throw bag
  • New Antal mast track dedicated to storm trysail
  • Five fire extinguishers including a halotron fire extinguisher in the galley
  • New fire blanket in galley
  • New Whale manual bilge pump in cockpit 
  • All seacocks serviced
  • Diagram of all through-hulls, fire extinguishers, and medical equipment posted in forward hallway                       
  • New comfort and convenience equipment
  • Custom designed dodger/bimini with Lexan forward windows and Eisenglass 
  •  Port, starboard, and aft roll-up panels for all around cockpit enclosure
  •  Screened enclosure panels for port and starboard
  •  Custom C-Cushion seating in cockpit            
  •  Samsung 32" flat-panel television 
  •  General Electric amplified antenna for television
  •  Magma Catalina II propane grill mounted on rail at aft deck
  •  Custom window curtains in saloon and all cabins
  •  Dual USB charging ports in each cabin and at nav desk
  •  Caframo Sirocco 24-volt fans in each cabin, saloon, galley, and nav desk
  •  Single handle shower fixture with adjustable shower head in aft head
  •  Chrome double rod towel bars added in forward head and bunk cabin.        
  •  New running rigging
  •  Lewmar traveler car
  •  Harken spinnaker pole car and track
  •  Lewmar preventer jammer
  •  Sta-set spinnaker halyards
  •  Sta-set spinnaker sheets with Tylaska shackles
  •  Sta-set spinnaker pole topping lift
  •  Sta-set boom topping lift
  • Sta-set boom preventer line
  • Sta-set traveler line
  • New Lewmar hatch over forward cabin
  • Racing measurements
  • Hull laser scanned and boat measured for ORR rating 


  • Harken electric genoa furler serviced and motor replaced 
  • New roll-up sun screen aft of cockpit
  • New leather wheel cover
  • All winches (9) professionally serviced
  • New HBW250 transmission with cooler kit and damper plate
  • New Harken track on mast for spinnaker pole
  • New engine starter motor
  • New engine exhaust riser
  • Bow thruster rewired and serviced
  • New Imtra Side-Power joy stick bow thruster controller
  • New Lewmar hatch over aft cabin
  • New stainless faucets in galley


  • New Lifeline AGM batteries (8 in house bank, 2 to start engine, 1 to start generator)
  • New VPC genoa halyard 
  • New Sharp microwave oven
  • Staysail serviced, new UV cover


  • Genoa and mainsail serviced
  • Refrigeration serviced
  • Engine serviced:  new sea water pump, new oil cooler, new engine driven bilge pump
  • New mast boot
  • New Spinlock clutches on mast
  • New Seahawk Cukote bottom paint
  • New custom-built seawater intake manifold


  • New exhaust manifold
  • New Raw Water Manifold Seachest


David Walters Yachts, RogueWave Division located in Annapolis MD is your choice for bluewater boats! Buying or Selling... Reach Bernie Jakits at 443-742-1792 or Licenced and Bonded in Maryland, Florida & California

Reach Bernie Jakits and the RogueWave Division at 443-742-1792 or

RogueWave Yacht Sales has merged with David Walters Yachts! The RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD remains Your Choice for Blue Water Boats.  Annapolis MD is the best place in the world to buy or sell a boat! We take great pride in helping our clients get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! We are always interested in marketing your high quality blue water capable boat!

Email  or call anytime, 443-742-1792. 

Your Bluewater Expert all gained from 50 years of boat ownership and some 150,000 offshore miles sailed in every ocean. Boats that I have owned in the last 45 years are 2 Catalinas (27 & 30), a 1977 Westsail 32, 1985 TaShing Norseman 447, a 1991 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34, a 1991 Valiant 40, a 2003 Hallberg-Rassy 53, a 2001 Bristol Channel Cutter and now a 2009 Valiant 42...I know what a good boat is. I look forward to guiding you properly, always with fiduciary responsibilities towards you. 

Honesty, integrity, love for our ocean and appreciation for the beautiful vessels that sail upon her are passions I share with you. Sailing is not a hobby for me, it is a lifestyle! 

We remain dedicated to serving our clients and specializing in vessels of quality, style, and substance which we match with the specific requirements of each individual. 

Since 1998, based in Annapolis MD, Sailing Capitol of the East Coast, we have served the cruising community and we've helped over 900 of sailors find their dream boat and sail away. 

We are always "Your Choice for Blue Water Boats."

We don't inherit our planet from our ancestors...... We are borrowing it from our children.

Please contact Bernie Jakits at 1-443-742-1792

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