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Oyster 485

Sailing cruiser from the year 1995 - 14,40m length - in Suffolk (United Kingdom)

Sailing cruiser used

166.445 €
(VAT included )

Advertiser's comments

NOW UNDER OFFER   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 skeghung 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 Oyster Brokerage 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. 

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Features of Oyster 485:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1995

  • Length: 14.40 m

  • Location: Suffolk (United Kingdom)

  • Name: Out on the Blue

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Oyster

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 4.2 m

  • Draft: 2.13 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 17033 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 3

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: -

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Perkins M90

  • Engine usage (hours): -

More information on the boat

  • Deck saloon

  • Monohull

This Sailing cruiser's equipment


Radar, Vhf, Cockpit speakers, Gps, Compass, Autopilot, Wind speed and direction, Plotter

Electricity/ Motor Oyster 485

Generator, Shore power inlet, Inverter

Deck equipment

Steering wheel, Davits, Cockpit cushions, Liferaft, Spinnaker pole, Cockpit table, Swimming ladder, Teak cockpit, Bimini top

Comfort / Interior

Washing machine, Oven, Deep freezer, Refrigerator, Battery charger


Genoa, Storm jib, Fully battened mainsail

Out on the Blue - Detailed Specification

HULL NUMBER                    
Oyster 485/15.
Moulded in GRP at a Lloyds’ approved facility under controlled conditions. All laminating carried out by hand to a high basic. Hull and deck mouldings produced using Lloyds’ approved gelcoat and laminating resin. On the body the gelcoat and three outer laminates incorporate a features Isophthalic resin and powder-bound matts.
HULL FINISH                      
Blue body with gold cove line and double boot top lines in red.
Topsides and body professionally polished, waxed and sealed (2019).
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Eyebrow detail on the main bar deckhouse with black framed recessed gustows. Top tailored with recessed laid teak decking and twin of stainless steel grabrails.
DECK FINISH                      
Teak laid decks with slotted anodised toe rail.
Decks professionally refurbished (2019).
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
STERN DESIGN                   
Incorporates a floor instep, which is efeaturesly 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 rear deck.
27kg (60lb) CQR mainstay.
60m of 10mm short link, calibrated, galvanised chain, fastened at its ‘bitter end’ to a through-bolted padeye with substantial lanyard.
Recessed safe within foredeck for mainstay chain storage tailored with hinged lids and Timage chrome clamp.
24V vertical capstan style electric mainstay gustlass.
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 storage.
Grey tint Makrolon washboard unit for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed coaming seaportbeams.
Lewmar opening bodyseaports.
Large acrylic fold down companionway sprayhood in ‘dark blue’ tailored over custom stainless steel hoops. The

Information from the shipyard catalogue. This data could vary from the data about the boat on sale published by the advertiser,

Basic Technical Data

  • Shipyard: Oyster

  • Model: Oyster 485

  • Year of manufacture: -

  • Type of boat: Sailing cruiser

  • Construction material: Fibreglass

  • Displacement: 18600 Kg

  • Length: 14,7 m

  • Beam: 4,27 m

  • Draft: 1,83 m

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  • Year : from 1990 to 1999
  • Location: United Kingdom

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  • Year : from 1990 to 1999
  • Location: United Kingdom

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