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1983 Oysterman 16

Ramsholt, United Kingdom


Recently reduced from £6995 to £5995!

The Oysterman 16 was designed by Paul Gartside, along the lines of the traditional Falmouth working boats. This particular boat has been upgraded to have a 24volt electric engine and has been recently repainted. She comes fully equipped with a twin axle trailer, solar panels and brand new batteries.

Viewing by appointment only at our Suffolk Office - 01473 659681

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Sawsan
Make: Oysterman
Model: 16
Year: 1983
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 16 ft
Length Overall: 22 ft
Waterline Length: 16 ft
Beam: 6'5 ft
Max Draft: 3 ft
Displacement: 1,360 kg
Ballast: 952 kg
Electrical Circuit: 24 V
Single Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Lynch
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Engine Power: 1hp
  • Type: Electric
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Location: Center



Suffolk - Clarke & Carter
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP10 0LN
Tel:+44 (0)1473 659681


Simple open plan layout with two small berths, galley area with a manual water tap. 

Mechanical Systems

Located under the cockpit sole is the Lynch Motors electric engine, 1 HP (0.745 watts). Shaft driven to a fixed 3 bladed propeller. Stern gland repacked 2022. 

A outboard bracket can be easily fitted on the transom to give the extra option for power.

Electrical Systems
  • Two 12 volt, 160AH engine batteries (creating 24 volts) - 2022
  • Two 20w solar panels - 2022
  • Solar panel regulator
  • Battery meter
Spars & Sails

Gaff rigged sloop. Deck stepped wooden mast. Wooden boom and gaff. Stainless steel standing rigging. Stainless steel spreader. Wooden bowsprit. Terylene running rigging. Wooden topsail yard.

  • Mainsail
  • Jib
  • Staysail
  • Topsail
  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Boom cover
  • Dodgers with name
  • Boom crutch
  • Twin axle, braked trailer by Tyrone Snell Trailers 
  • Trailer lighting board
  • Beaching legs
  • Winter cover

Designed by Paul Gartside and built by Oystersailers Penryn in 1983 (No.7). GRP hull with an encapsulated long keel. Transom hung rudder with tiller steering. Blue painted topside with white boot top. Off white GRP deck with painted grey nonslip.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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