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1999 Oyster 53 Deck Saloon

A$  595,155*
Seattle, WA
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Seattle, WA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 425,000 (A$  595,155) 

ECLIPSE was specified and ordered by an experienced blue water cruiser to replace a much larger Oyster.  With a focus on his home waters of the Pacific Northwest, ECLIPSE is optimized for summer sailing between Seattle and Desolation Sound where she has spent her life under the care and use of the same family.  She has been spared the rigors of tropical sailing and extended ocean passages.  Each fall she would return from the northern waters of British Columbia and placed under cover at Shilshole Marina in Ballard.  Each spring, the competent team at Miller & Miller Boatyard would remove the cover, bend on sails and perform annual maintenance.

Due to frequent windless summer days, a large block, low RPM, naturally-aspirated John Deere 130 hp engine with Aquadrive shaft coupling was specified to propel ECLIPSE.  A diesel hydronic heating system was installed instead of the usual air conditioning/reverse heat.  This eliminated the need for a genset.  High capacity 24V alternators quickly replace battery power.  Extra storage for crab pots, down riggers, fishing gear, and other toys was gained up forward in a “climb into” bow locker.  This locker space is gained with the custom VIP stateroom instead of the standard “V” berth and forward bunk room.

ECLIPSE is a “head turner” in any harbor.  Her dark blue hull with gold cove stripe and white boot stripes accentuates the graceful shear line, flared bow, reverse transom, and curvaceous deck and cabin details of this striking Rob Humphrey’s design.  Spars are painted metallic charcoal grey and canvas is a neutral beige: all elements complementing this proper yacht.  The interior joinery is varnished white oak fashioned by English craftsmen to a cohesive modern-classic design theme.

To quote Joe Miller of Miller & Miller boatyard who has moved ECLIPSE back and forth from Desolation Sound and maintained ECLIPSE since new, "It's easy to look good on this boat."  This double entendre applies not only to one's appearance while aboard this stunning boat, but also to the ease of sailing and maneuvering.  Sailhandling is truly “pushbutton” with the proven Hood Stowaway hydraulically-furled mainsail and Reckman hydraulic furlers on the genoa and staysail.  Sheets are led to electric self-tailing winches.  A retractable bow thruster and large rudder make dockside handling a snap.  Navigation systems were updated in 2017 with three Garmin 7212 chartplotters, AIS, and HD radar.  A new Fusion stereo interfaces with the Garmin electronics.  A Spectra watermaker eliminates the need to visit marinas.  Interior soft goods were updated in 2016 with input from Sylvia Bolton Design.

ECLIPSE is ready to head north for yet another summer season in one of the world’s most spectacular cruising grounds.  With minor outfitting ECLIPSE could easily join the Oyster fleet on their next round the world rally.



John Deere 130 hp Series 300 heavy duty engine with Aquadrive shaft coupling

2017 Garmin electronics package with (3) 12” Garmin 7212 multifunction displays

Spectra watermaker

Vacuflush heads

Retractable 24 volt bow thruster

Reckman hydraulic furlers on genoa and staysail

Hood hydraulic Stowaway mainsail

Webasto hydronic heating system

New AGM house batteries installed August 2018

Please contact Swiftsure Yachts at (206)378-1110

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Seattle, WA 98109
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