Suffolk Office
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP10 0LN
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2002 Oyster 45

location icon Levington, United Kingdom
Year 2002
Length 45'10 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Oyster Yachts

The Oyster 45 is a well built, robust ocean cruiser with elegant lines, designed to be easily handled by a couple with spacious and comfortable accommodation below deck.  They have a well-deserved reputation for being fun to sail and an ability to handle the worst conditions with impunity.  This rare two cabin example offers luxurious accommodation for two couples, with extra berths for occasional guests.  Carefully used and maintained to a very high standard from new, this is a really excellent example of these popular bluewater cruisers.  We highly recommend viewing.  

Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office (IP10 0LN) - +44 (0)1473 659 681.


Year Built 2002
Category Sail
Length Overall 45'10 ft
Beam 14 ft
Max Draft 6'6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 58.20 hp
Cruising Speed 6.5 kn
Maximum Speed 8.5 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 454 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 636 L
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 50 L
Ballast 5,256 kg
Displacement 15,873 kg

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: MD22
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 59hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
Year: 2002

The interior layout offers up to six berths, with two double sleeping cabins separate from the main accommodation and is finished in light Oak with blue Alcantara upholstery.  As befits a bluewater cruiser there is good stowage throughout.  In the forecabin, good sized double berth to port with hanging locker and occasional seat opposite.  There are four drawers under the berth and cupboard space opposite.  Two opening deck hatches either side allow plenty of ventilation.  En-suite heads forward with marine toilet, shower and washbasin.  Holding tank.  In saloon, generous dinette to port with settee berth opposite.  Fixed table with opening leaf giving a huge dining table.  Both the dinette and settee berth are fitted with lee cloths to provide safe berths at sea.  Two forward opening windows give excellent ventilation  Chart table to starboard with store room behind.  Galley to port in walk-through to aft cabin.  Four burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Refrigerator.  Microwave oven.  Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water system.  636 litre freshwater capacity.  There is provision for the installation of a watermaker.  The hot water is heated either by the engine or immersion heater.  In the aft cabin, large island double berth with occasional seat to port.  Opening hatch to deck.   Plenty of stowage and hanging space.  En-suite heads compartment with marine toilet, shower and washbasin.  Holding tank.  Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning to aft cabin.  Radio/CD player with saloon and cockpit speakers.

Mechanical Systems

Located in insulated space below the cockpit, Volvo MD22 four cylinder 59hp diesel.  Approximately 1900 hours.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Saildrive to three bladed feathering propeller.  Rope cutter.  Single lever control.  454 litre fuel capacity giving approximately 650 mile range at 6.5 knot cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 8.5 knots.  Racor high capacity primary fuel filter.  Sleipner bowthruster.  There is a good selection of spares for the engine and genset included.

Electrical Systems
  • 4 x 6 volt domestic batteries  -  460 Ah  -  2020
  • 1 x 12 volt engine start battery  -  88Ah  -  2020
  • 2 x 12 volt bowthruster batteries  -  2010
  • 1 x 12 volt genset start battery -  2009
  • Alternator charging (60 amp)
  • HFL Mariner 2 6kVA diesel generator
  • 240 volt shorepower system
  • 2kW immersion heater
  • Mastervolt battery charger/inverter recently rewired.
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Selden Spars.  Keel stepped mast.  Stainless steel standing rigging (2014).  Terylene running rigging.  Rod kicker.  Carbon spinnaker pole with mast stowage.  In-mast furling mainsail.  Harken headsail furling system.  Lines led aft to cockpit.  Two Lewmar 58 self tailing primary sheet winches.  Lewmar 44 self tailing mainsheet winch.  Lewmar 44 self tailing furling winch.  Lewmar 30 and Lewmar 40 self tailing halyard winches on mast.

  • In-mast furling mainsail  -  Saunders  -  Vectran  -  2009  -  good
  • Furling genoa  -  Saunders  -  Vectran  -  2009  -  good
  • Storm jib  -  2002  -  good
  • Cruising chute  -  2002  -  good
  • Spare mainsail & genoa  -  2002
Deck Equipment
  • 22kg CQR with 60m chain
  • Danforth kedge anchor
  • Twin bow roller
  • Self draining anchor locker
  • Large watertight deck locker
  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Lifeline gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel deck house grab rails
  • Two dorade ventilators
  • Sprayhood with grab rail
  • Binnacle cover
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Bimini
  • Stainless steel liferaft bracket
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Pushpit seats
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Bathing platform
  • Pasarelle
Navigation Equipment
  • Binnacle mounted steering compass
  • Raytheon windspeed and direction
  • Raytheon ST60 Tridata depth, boatspeed and log
  • Two Raytheon Multi Function Displays 
  • Raytheon ST7000 autopilot
  • Skanti DSC VHF radio
  • Raytheon Raynav 300 GPS
  • Raytheon A65 radar/chart plotter (2014)
  • AIS
  • ICS Navtex
  • Clock and barometer
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Two fire extinguishers
  • Engine room fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas alarm
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Decklight
  • Spotlight
  • Two horseshoe lifebuoys
  • Danbuoy
  • 6 person Plastimo liferaft (next service due Spring 2020)
  • Radar reflector
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump

Built by Oyster Yachts to a design by Holman & Pye.  White GRP hull with blue cove line. Alloy toe rail.  White GRP superstructure with teak laid decks.  High performance lead fin keel.  Skeg hung rudder.  Wheel steering.  Centre self draining cockpit.  Teak laid cockpit seats and sole.

Additional Equipment
  • Inflatable dinghy
  • Mariner 2.5hp outboard engine
Additional Comments

This is a rare two cabin version of this popular design, which affords luxurious cruising for two couples with an enviable degree of privacy aboard in the two spacious staterooms separated by the main accommodation.  There are two further berths in the saloon as well for those extra occasional guests.  

A superb offshore cruiser which has been well maintained and only lightly used, now only for sale due to an unexpected change in circumstances.  A high quality yacht from the renowned Oyster family.


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.