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Oyster 37, Cracker, Lying  Essex

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Nav Station
Aft Cabin


Oyster 37, Cracker

Oyster 37, Cracker, was moulded  by Oyster Marine, in 1982 and completed to "sail away" state 1983/4 She was launched and sailed (without interior) until 1988 when she was completed by Reg (Roy?)  Harris Marine, Wales.  Designed as a fast Cruiser/Racer. The Oyster 37 was designed by Holman and Pye for racing under the IOR One Ton Rule. 

Oyster 37, Cracker - Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  37ft 3ins 11.4m
Length on Deck  34ft 101.36m
Waterline Length  31ft 2ins 9.51m
Beam  12ft 1ins 3.68m
Draft  6ft 2ins 1.88m
Displacement  16,530 lbs 7,500kg
Ballast 7,273lbs 3,300kg


She offers up to eight berths in three cabins, has a good Galley and an excellent Navigation table. 
Forward Cabin with V berths
Heads to starboard with lockers opposite
Saloon with settee berths either side and pilot berths above 
Galley to port
Forward facing navigation table to Starboard
Aft cabin with cosy double berth to port and seat to starboard

Rig, Sails and Spars

Masthead sloop, double spreader, rig
Aluminium Alloy mast and boom
Stainless steel standing rigging  - age unknown
Backstay tensioner

Foresail Luff spar

Selden Carbon Fibre Spinnaker pole 
Extensive sail wardrobe including
Main (Kevlar) - Good 
Delivery Main (Dacron)
No1 Genoa (Kevlar) - Good 
No4 Genoa (Dacron)
Large Asymmetric Cruising Chute
Large Spinnaker
Storm Jib

Deck Equipment

Plough style anchor on chain and warp
Kedge anchor 


Lewmar self tailing reefing line (44ST) and Sheet winches (58ST) 
Rod Kicker
Sestrel compass on Steering Wheel binnacle 

General Equipment

Lavac sea toilet

Nelson cooker - with two hobs, grill and oven
Cutlery included 
Hot water by calorifier


Volvo Penta 2003 23hp diesel
Folding 2-blade propeller


Water - 75 litres
Diesel - 75 litres

Electrics / Electronics

Sterling 4-stage Digital Alternator boost controller


3 x 12 Volt batteries 

Fuse panel
Navigation lights
Interior lights
Nav table light

Helm instruments

Close Hauled wind
Wind speed and direction
Tridata speedo / log / Timer

Mast instruments

Boat Speed

At Nav table


Autohelm Wind speed and direction 
Navman VHF 7100 DSC VHF Radiotelephone with fist mike (connection to GPS to be confirmed?)

Nasa Clipper Navtex pro 

Broadcast Radio / CD/ with iPod connection 
Navman Tracker 5600 chart plotter (faulty)

Safety Gear


Mechanical bilge pump
Lifebelt with light

Ladder - does not extend into water.
Fire extinguishers - not guaranteed in date
Flares - not guaranteed in date


Previous Broker's information stating VAT paid (no legal status) 
RORC IRC Certificate obtained by previous owner dated June 2003
Bill of Sale to Current Owner dated Feb 2010
Bill of Sale to new owner

Shore Gear

A yard trailer is available by negotiation 

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Eastern Yachts 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. 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 any 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.  All Content is copyright - All Rights Reserved.