Songster is a highly desirable Oyster 39, designed by Holman & Pye, heavily built for durability by Oyster Marine in 1979, and fitted out to an excellent standard by Landamores. As Oyster’s first yacht designed solely for safe, confident cruising, the 39 is a spacious, comfortable, high volume, centre cockpit ketch, with an impressive owner’s stateroom aft, perfect for live-aboard cruising! Songster has been meticulously maintained to a very high standard, recent major and costly upgrades include a new engine, new standing rigging, furling system and sails, all new Trojan batteries, and new electronics and navigation equipment. An extensive inventory of spare parts and tools are also included in her well equipped small workshop. The poster girl of the Oyster 39 website, Songster is likely to be one of the best available, is fully equipped and ready to go - conveniently located in the Caribbean, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
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The interior features high-quality teak cabinetry throughout from the acclaimed Landamore's yard, and offers two metre headroom throughout. All berths are fitted with lee cloths for passage making, and all cabins have 24v fans for comfort. Sea green suedette upholstery (new 2012). LED lighting throughout.
FORECABIN: Private double berth which converts into two singles with sail stowage & storage lockers below, bureau, cupboard and hanging locker to starboard and opening Lewmar deck hatch with screen. Direct access to forward heads.
FORWARD HEADS: Separate heads compartment to forward to port, accessed via the forward cabin. Fitted with a Jabsco manual marine toilet with holding tank (new macerator pump 2018), shower, and washbasin, with hot and cold water supply. Lockers for washing gear, mirror, towel rails and toilet roll holder, and large hanging locker opposite to starboard.
SALOON: L-shaped settee to port. Settee berth opposite to starboard, large saloon table with drop-down leaves, storage lockers, bookshelf, opening deck hatches with screens. Aft facing chart table accommodating Admiralty size charts to port with seat, main electrical panel, extensive storage with tools, charts and spare parts: 3 x drawers, 2 x stowage shelves beneath chart table, stowage cupboards underneath table and seat.
WORKSHOP: Aft of the chart table to port is a well-lit workshop with a generator, water maker, workbench with vice, plenty of storage, and 12v fan.
GALLEY: Well thought out L-shaped galley to starboard with plenty of storage. Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water supply and freshwater hand pump. Mariner 4-burner cooker with grill and oven. Solenoid valve on gas bottle controlled from galley. Duel FrigoBoat Eutectic plate refrigerator/freezer. Top opening insulated iceboxes, 220 Vac. Microwave oven Galanz. Crockery & four cutlery drawers.
OWNERS AFT CABIN: Two aft hull ports and above opening hatches make this cabin light and airy. A double birth to port with custom made sprung mattress. Single birth/settee to starboard with storage below. Dressing table and two hanging lockers above two drawers.
AFT HEADS: En suite to the owners cabin, fitted with a Jabsco electric marine toilet, washbasin and shower (new shower sump pump and pipework 2018), with hot and cold water supply. Lockers for washing gear, mirror, vanity lights & towel rail.
Aft of the saloon, beneath the cockpit sole, is a Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp diesel engine (new 2015), with approx. 900hrs run time. Shaft drive (new 35mm prop shaft 2019) with Spurs rope cutter to 3-bladed Flexofold propeller (new 2019). An assortment of engine spares are included including a complete spare set of Flexofold blades, 3-bladed fixed 20x14 propeller, and service history is available. A dual alternator system is fitted, with 12V/120A and 24V/80A alternators. Edson steering pedestal with cable push-pull steering system.
Masthead Ketch rig. Aluminium spars by Kemp with mast steps on main and mizzen. All rigging replaced 2019, except backstay and mizzen starboard outer which were replaced in 2018. Twin spinnaker poles with vertical stowage on main mast. Selden Furlex 403S furling system (new 2018).
(the dinghy is capable of towing Songster at 3knts when required)
Songster was built by Oyster Marine, Ipswich UK to a Holman & Pye design, fitted out by Landamores in 1979, and first commissioned in 1980. She has a GRP hull, superstructure and deck with moulded non-slip surfaces. She has an encapsulated long fin keel and a skeg hung rudder, ideal for serious offshore cruising. Dark blue hull with white trim, and her hull was polished and antifouled in 2019.
After 6 years onboard and some truly amazing journeys we’ve decided it’s time to "swallow the anchor" and head for home Down Under to spend more time with our family. Songster has already proven her seaworthiness by a circumnavigation and six Atlantic crossings. She is ready to take on the World's oceans once again, or for more lazy day sails through the Caribbean islands. All that remains for the new owners to do is provision her with your favourite foods and set sail! We will genuinely be sad to leave her.
Songster has a UK SSR registration, is EU VAT paid (documented), has a Panama Canal Ship Identification Number and there are no known outstanding encumbrances.
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.