2014 Oyster 475

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Based on the old Oyster 46, the new Oyster 475 comes with a series of improvements in terms of style and fit-out.

Thanks to its ergonomic design and the comprehensive list of comfort features, the Oyster 475 is a great boat for families.

Thanks to its light, strong and stiff hull and deck, the yacht is pretty easy to handle and offers high levels of stability. The yachts are powered by Yanmar 4JH4-TE, SD50 55kw (75hp) engine which are fueled by 750 Litres fuel tanks.

Step on board and you’ll find a lot of space and many luxury amenities. The yacht features a luxurious three-cabin accommodation, which allows six to sleep in comfort – without using the saloon. There is also a large stateroom plus a spacious en-suite heads and shower.

Other domestic systems include a calorifier hot water heater, WCs, a gimballed stainless steel gas cooker with 4 burners, grill and oven, and a Frigomatic front opening stainless steel fridge.

Hit the jump for more information.

Overview

Oyster 475

Even sleeker. Even more elegant.

The Oyster 475 is in truth more evolution than revolution. After all, why completely change something that is already so successful?
With a lengthened hull giving a larger aft deck, plus a host of other subtle enhancements, both in styling and fit-out, the 475 has evolved from the well-proven Oyster 46. And she carried the DNA of her illustrious predecessors; the Holman & Pye designed Oysters 46, 435, 45/47 and 485 – of which we built nearly 200. A worthy successor indeed, another benchmark in fact.

The Oyster 475 is the ideal family boat, offering unusually spacious, luxurious accommodation for her compact size and here’s a small but worthwhile point – her length of less than 15m overall usually makes it easy to find a berth for the night. Out on the water the 475 is a very powerful yacht and almost certainly ‘best-in-class’ for righting movement and form stability. The use of the latest and most advanced design engineering techniques has allowed us to make the hull and deck light, strong and stiff.

Her Cockpit design calls on lessons learnt from professional ergonomic studies, and her generous deck space includes a large aft area with easy access down to the bathing platform. For the world cruiser stowage space is a major consideration – the 475 has an outstanding lazerette, which swallows all that cruising kit.
Did we mention that she’s the ideal family boat? Well, perhaps its worth doing so once more because she’s certainly that, just one reason being her exceptionally luxurious three-cabin accommodation, which allows six to sleep in comfort – without using the saloon.

Generaous headroom is in evidence throughout and the owners will enjoy an exceptionally large stateroom plus the comfort of a spacious en-suite heads and shower, thoughtfully designed to be used as a day heads when additional guests are on board.

The Oyster 475. We may describe her as an evolution but in many ways she’s something of a revolution too.

2014 Oyster 475 Standard Features:

Oyster 475

Construction:

Oyster 475

• Hand lay-up GRP hull and deck - Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin
• One year warranty - 3 years GRP below waterline
• Hull style lines - 1 x cove and 2 x boot top lines
• Anti-foul - 2 coats
• External lead keel
• Fully protected skeg-hung rudder
• EURCD Design Category ’A’ Ocean

Deck layout and equipment:

Oyster 475

• Oyster Deck Saloon with single centre cockpit layout and single wheel steering
• Cored deck and coachroof laid with teak
• Self-draining teak-laid cockpit
• Whitlock pedestal with cable steering and SIRS compass
• Leather wheel cover
• Reverse stern and integral steps to bathing platform and stainless steel transom ladder
• Large lazarette in stern deck with teak laid GRP hatch
• Vertical, sliding acrylic washboard for main companionway hatch
• Hull to deck joint with teak cap rail
• Stainless steel mooring cleats
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame over main companionway
• Stainless steel stern pushpit seats
• Stainless steel life raft stowage - custom
• Midship boarding gateways
• Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon
• Stainless steel dorade guards
• Dorade box ventilation
• Lewmar deck gear including racing blocks
• Flush, frameless deck hatches
• Hull and coachroof ports
• Oyster deck saloon windows - 2 forward windows open with gas strut supports
• Lewmar electric anchor windlass
• Stainless Steel grab handle to aft hoop of sprayhood frame with leather cover

Domestic systems:

Oyster 475

• Hot and cold pressurised fresh water system
• Hot and cold fresh water showers with electric discharge
• Hot and cold fresh water deck shower at transom
• Calorifier hot water heater - engine and 220v heating with thermostatic safety control
• WCs - Jabsco ITT manual - saltwater flushing
• Polyethylene holding tanks to all WCs, with contents gauges
• Gimballed stainless steel gas cooker, 4 burners, grill and oven, with harbour lock
• Electric solenoid gas safety shut-off valve, switched at galley
• Refrigeration - Frigomatic front opening stainless steel fridge, in galley
• Electric galley sink discharge pump
• Stereo CD/FM radio - 2 saloon and 2 cockpit speakers with fader control

Engineering:

Oyster 475

• 3-bladed folding - Brunton ’Varifold’ propeller
• Drive train - Saildrive
• DC Alternator - with splitting diode for charging domestic and engine start batteries
• Electric engine room fan
• Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system with remote light
• Fuel and water tank gauge
• Racor fuel filter and water separator with remote warning light, for engine
• Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
• Electric bilge pump with 3-way control - auto/on/off with high level alarm
• Zinc anode electrical protection system
• DZR (bronze) seacocks

DC Electrics:

Oyster 475

• 12v DC for domestic electrical system
• 480 Amp hours ’deep cycle’ domestic batteries
• Battery charger and Masterview Easy status monitior/control panel
• LED downlighters
• Vimar DC lighting switches

Rig and Sail handling:

Oyster 475

• Keel stepped Seldén silver anodised masthead sloop rig with slab reefing
• Fully battened mainsail including lazyjacks
• Discontinuous stainless steel wire rigging for 2 spreader rig
• Seldén MDS mast cars for fully battened mainsail
• Fully battened mainsail (with sail numbers), furling genoa and mainsail cover
• Lewmar self-tailing primary winches 58 CST
• Lewmar self-tailing mainsheet winch 40 CST
• Lewmar self-tailing winches - total 6
• Furlex manual headsail furling system with control line led aft to cockpit
• Boom vang - alloy strut with blocks and tackle
• Spinlock rope clutches
• Foredeck light - mast mounted
• Tri-White light at masthead
• Radar reflector mounted on mast
• Pentex Cruise-Laminate sail cloth and tri-radial cut sails

Interior:

Oyster 475

• Oyster deck saloon with seating and dining area utilising full width of hull
• American white oak interior joinery (optional choice of cherry, teak or maple)
• Shadow Gap joinery style
• Flush/concealed hinges on locker doors
• Grain matched locker doors and joinery fronts
• Oyster custom locker door fittings
• Galley worktops in Avonite finish
• WC counter tops in Avonite finish
• Sole boards - Oyster custom - in teak
• Sole boards - rubber mounted for sound insulation
• Lee screens on all sea berths
• Custom composite foam mattress to owner’s aft double berth
• Alcantara upholstery in saloon
• Oceanair blinds to all overhead accommodation deck hatches
• Oceanair blinds to all deck saloon windows
• Blinds to all hull and coach roof ports (except hull port near cooker)
• Exposed hull surfaces below waterline - grey
• Exposed hull surfaces above waterline - white
• Interior varnish - deep satin
• Storage lockers above waterline fully lined
• Rubbish bin

220V AC Electrics:

Oyster 475

• 220v battery charger - Mastervolt Combi 12v/1200-60 charger/invertor
• 220v immersion heater fitted to hot water calorifier
• 220v ring main with dockside power cable
• Galvanic isolator earth-leakage and electrical corrosion protection system
• Vimar AC domestic power sockets

Navigational electronics:

Oyster 475

• Raymarine autopilot - Hydraulic drive
• Raymarine i70 sailing instruments
• Raymarine C95 Chart plotter/GPS, mounted at chart table, interfaced with autopilot
• Raymarine 240E, class D-DSC VHF

Loose equipments:

Oyster 475

• Horseshoe life ring
• Heyco marine toolkit
• Hydrometer - battery tester
• Fire extinguishers
• Fire blanket in galley
• Fenders
• Docklines
• Anchor (CQR) 20kg
• Chain (and one chain relieving strop) 60m
• Boathook, scrubber, bucket, ensign staff, dustpan and brush
• Oyster custom Royal Doulton bone china dinner service For 8
• Oyster custom ’Robert Welch’ stainless steel cutlery set For 8
• Set of high quality tumblers and wine goblets (polycarbonate) For 8
• Owner’s manual with set of schematic drawings
• Launching, commissioning, testing and calibration - Fox’s Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

Specifications

Length Overall (including pulpit)14.81m / 48’ 7"
Length of hull14.48m / 47’ 6"
Length of waterline12.36m / 40’ 7"
Beam4.41m / 14’ 6"
Draft (standard)2.16m / 7’ 1"
Draft (shoal)1.75m / 5’ 9"
Standard rig and spar typeMasthead sloop with fully battened main
Available rig optionsIn-mast furling, cutter gear
Ballast keel typeExternal lead keel
Displacement (standard keel)16,000 kgs /35,273 lbs
Typical engineYanmar 4JH4-TE, SD50 55kw (75hp)
Tanks - fuel750 litres, 165 Imp gals, 198 US gals
Tanks - water650 litres, 143 Imp gals, 172 US gals
Sail area with150% foretriangle 120.1m2 1293 sq ft
Air Draft (Excluding Antennae) Approx.19.03m /62’ 5"

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