Oyster 53

Bluewater Cruiser
US$329,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  331402
  • Length  ·  16.41m
  • Year  ·  2001
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin and Bulb
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 100hp, Yanmar 4JH3-HTBE (2001)
  • Lying  ·  St.Lucia
Boatshed St Lucia
Boatshed St Lucia
Andy Topham

Extra Details

Designer Rob Humphrey's
Builder Dell Marine NZ
Lying St.Lucia
Fuel capacity 886.4 ltr (195.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 818.2 ltr (180.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 100hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH3-HTBE (2001)
Engine Hours engine1= 5506
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Max Prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA
Generator Hours 2774


Length 16.41m
LWL 13.90m
Beam 4.65m
Draft Min 2.20m
Draft Max 2.20m
Displacement 22,250kg (49,061.3lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Hood Aluminium spars (2001) with Stainless Steel standing rigging ()


Reefing mainsail Dolphins - Inmast (2019)
Headsail Dolphins - Furling (2019)
Other sails Staysail (2019)
Cruising Shute (2003)

Some standing rigging replaced 2024

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 220 volt generator, 220 shore power voltage, 11 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Cockpit shower
Washing Machine

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
100.00m of chain
Avon dinghy (2003)
5hp outboard, Mercury , Short shaft ()
Electric Primary Winches

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
WiFi Booster
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector


Ray Marine Nav Package 2018

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
MOB System
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Date of last life raft service: 01-01-2022

EPIRB battery replacement date: 08-01-2024

Broker's Comments

The Oyster 53 is a well known and respected long distance cruising yacht. The 53 was made by Dell Marine in New Zealand and is extremely well built and commissioned on 2003.

On the deck there are sail controls leading aft including electric headsail and stay sail furler and electric winches.

Below deck the saloon area is light and spacious with a long galley area to starboard. The two forward cabins have bunks in the port side and a double berth to starboard with shared head and shower. The aft Master Cabin offers a large double and ensuite shower.

This example has had recent electronics update before the ARC 2023.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Oyster 53 has been personally photographed and viewed by Andy Topham of Boatshed St Lucia. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

6 years

Why are you selling her?


Where have you sailed her?

UK / Atlantic / Caribbean

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Comments 2

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initial listing shows draft at 6.5', but your more detailed specs show 2.2 meters which equals 7.2'. I'm looking for a shoal draft Oyster.

Dirk I2024-04-05 12:53:02

The engine hours seem high. Has there been a rebuild in this time?

Robert D2024-03-12 06:33:35
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