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Oyster 485

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Auckland, Westhaven

Shindig is hull 24 of approximately 36 Oyster 485’s built. This makes her a very rare opportunity to become part of the Oyster family with this true blue water cruiser. The current owners purchased Shindig in 2009 and after a major refit in 2010, they set sail offshore in 2012. Their adventures have taken them through Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, and finally down to New Zealand.

The centre cockpit and 18.6 tonne displacement are 2 of many features that show off her safety and comfort out on the water, along with the added benefits of being under 50ft whilst maintaining that spacious feel throughout the vessel.

This Oyster 485 is a two-owner boat that has been loved and cared for by her current owners for the last 14 years, her interior timber work is in great condition for her age. She is a 3 cabin, 2 bathroom layout, with a distinctly separate area for the nav station.

Shindig boasts an attractive sail wardrobe with an in-mast furling North Radian Mainsail (vertical battens). The North Radian furling headsail complements the mainsail nicely. An asymmetrical spinnaker is on board with a dousing sock as well as a symmetrical spinnaker. A removable cutter allows for the 12oz storm tri-sail.

Some additional key features include:

- New generator start, engine start, domestic and bow thruster batteries in 2022

- Side Power Bow Thruster

- Seafresh 204A watermaker 110V - 75 Litres per hour

- Onan MDKUB 6kw, 60Hz, 110V generator

- 600 Watts of Solar Panels

- D400 Wind generator

- Achilles 10’2’ tender hard bottom tender

- Mercury 9.9hp new in 2023

Shindig has been meticulously cared for since 2009 and presents beautifully. A viewing is an absolute must for buyers who are on the hunt for their next true blue water cruiser to set sail in. The vessel is currently residing in Westhaven, Auckland. Please get in touch with the team at 36 degrees to book a viewing.

**Price is plus taxes if applicable.

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  • Accommodation: 3 Cabin
  • Beam: 4.27 m
  • Draft: 2.18 m
  • Length Over All: 14.78
  • Build Design: Holman & Pye
  • Year: 1997
  • Construction: GRP
  • Fuel Capacity: Diesel
  • Engines: Perkins
  • Max Engine Power (Hp): 84 hp

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