Morning Star
Sold - $795,000

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Imagine being completely at ease at 2 o’clock in the morning as you sail across the Atlantic, heading for the Azores.  This is precisely what Morning Star was built for.

With safety and comfort in mind, the owners of Morning Star worked with the team at Oyster Yachts to create the ideal vessel capable of taking them anywhere in the world.  They outfitted her with robust and redundant equipment from the dual Maxwell 3500 windlasses to the twin helms equipped with Robertson auto-pilots and hydraulic rams.

Using the owners’ ideas, Oyster laid out a deck and interior that is mimicked in their new models today.  The raised pilot salon, which features a “C” settee with dining table and opposing nav. station, allows the husband and wife, family, or crew to enjoy their dinner with full view of the deck and sea and be able to change course without putting down their beverage.

Morning Star wants to sail and her owners want to find the right stewards for her next voyage.  She is in wonderful condition and will be easily viewable this winter in Camden, ME at the Lyman-Morse Wayfarer facility.


Layout and Design

CONSTRUCTION

HULL: The fiberglass hull is laid-up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds-approved design specifications. Her outer hull laminate incorporates Kevlar-reinforced bow section. Topsides are insulated with high-density foam, then sealed with fiberglass.

HULL COLOR: White with blue cove line and boot top lines. Stern design incorporates a swim platform, finished in laid teak and stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck, and fitted with a deep stainless steel bathing ladder.


DECK
  • Oyster deck saloon with ‘eyebrow’ feature
  • The cockpit is split into separate steering and guest/crew areas
  • Aft cockpit has a clear central walkwaybetween twin wheels, providing excellent access to the aft deck
  • Main guest cockpit has a large central table with folding leaves
  • Teak-laid decks
  • Larger-than-standard stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit, extended stern pulpit and gateway mid-ship stanchions
  • Gate to stern pulpit
  • Stainless steel grab rails atop deck saloon
  • Life raft stowage in concealed locker behind helm (for safety, aesthetics)
  • Stern quarter pulpit seats crafted of teak and stainless steel
  • Matching stainless steel poles at stern for GPS, Tracvision and satellite antennae
  • Partition in anchor locker for sea anchor
  • Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts

 STEERING:

  • Integrated fiberglass steering pedestals
  • Whitlock destroyer-type wheels
  • (2) Brown suede leather wheel covers

ACCOMMODATIONS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in teak. Essential features include teak grab rails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. Teak and holly cabin sole. Surfaces in galley are Avonite. Surfaces in heads are Avonite. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Alcantara upholstery. Lee screens on sea berths. OceanAir sky screens on all deck hatches. Fly screens on all opening hull and coach roof ports. Hella cabins fans.

LAYOUT (From Forward)

MASTER CABIN:

Huge walk around centerline Queen/King. Substantial drawer storage beneath berth. Two hanging lockers. Opening hull ports and Lewmar overhead hatches with Ocean Air blinds and screens. Full-length beveled edge mirror.

EN SUITE HEAD: Basin with vanity mirror and storage. Separate shower stall. Overhead hatches.

MAIN SALOON:

Main living space features a large, curved C-shaped settee to starboard around an expanding teak table. The central table pedestal has storage within. Small saloon locker to port, and large locker to starboard.

  • Icemaker with designated inverter located forward of port settee in locker

SHIP’S OFFICE/ COMMUNICATION CENTER:

To port of saloon. The desk has a flip-up section that reveals a laptop. Swivel chair on rotating pedestal. Chart table, locker, printer, Denon receiver, and bookshelf for ship’s manuals. This area used primarily for communication and personal office work. Electrical service panel located aft within easy reach. Battery isolation breakers.

ENGINE ROOM:

Huge engine room under pilot saloon floor with 24 V lighting and extractor fans. Accessed via door from ship’s office area. Tool storage and sit-down butcher board workbench inside, with vise and cooling fan. Most machinery, plumbing and fuel manifolds located here, as well as fuel polishing system.

GALLEY:

Comparable to a 70+ foot yacht. The galley is located aft of the saloon to starboard. There is a stainless steel, gimbaled Force 10 gas stove with (4) burners, grill and oven, twin sinks, and plentiful built-in lockers. Tall front-opening fridge outboard and top-opening freezer box. Microwave oven. Full-height pantry with (4) easy slide-out drawers, including a vented vegetable drawer at bottom, all with push locks for security at sea. All surfaces and upstands in Avonite.

STARBOARD AFT CABIN:

  • To starboard with twin berth, locker, drawers, hanging locker and under-berth lockers. Shares day head to port.

WASHER DRYER:

  • Located in aft hallway locker (new 2015)

PORT AFT STATEROOM:

Aft cabin has a double berth to port with under-berth drawers and hanging locker. There are numerous areas for storage. There is plenty of ventilation with two opening coach roof windows.

GUEST CABIN HEAD:

To port forward of the cabin, head with vanity and stall shower. There is also easy access to the watermaker control panel. This setup simplifies flushing membranes, making battery water and pickling the system, as it is next to a shower stall.


ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT

MAIN SALOON:

  • TV with KVH TracVision for dish at sea
  • Denon multi-zone receiver
  • Surround-sound speakers with Sunfire subwoofer
  • DVD player
  • Sony 10-CD player

FORWARD CABIN:

  • TV with TracVision for dish at sea
  • DVD
  • Speakers

DECK EQUIPMENT

ANCHORING

  • (2) Maxwell 3500 anchor windlasses
  • 110 lb. stainless steel Bruce main anchor (storm size) with 260’ of ½” stainless steel chain with 70’ of 1” rode at end
  • Secondary anchor rode with chain lead and 1” yacht braid for use with backup anchors
  • Additional windlass control switches with safety located at helm
  • 90 lb. two-piece Bruce backup anchor
  • 65 lb. Fortress backup anchor
  • 75 PSI anchor wash-down pump

SAIL LOCKER

  • Large sail locker allows for easy storage and quick deployment of spinnaker
  • Storage for spare lines and halyards and the additional (2) spare anchors

HATCHES and PORTS

  • Lewmar deck hatches
  • Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming
  • Gebo opening hullports
  • Pilot saloon forward-opening windows with gas struts

WINCHES (all Lewmar self-tailing):

  • (2) 64 2-speed electric primaries
  • (2) 54 2-speed manual secondaries
  • 54 2-speed electric mainsheet, boom vang, topping lift, outhaul
  • 54 2-speed manual mainsail halyard
  • (2) 54 2-speed manual winches on mast for halyards

DAVITS:

  • Simpson manual davits with belly bands

CANVAS:

  • Spray hood with connecting insert for bimini
  • Bimini with fixed stainless steel frame and internal tensioning system
  • Handholds integrated into bimini framework for safety
  • Side and stern shades for bimini, essential for Caribbean cruising
  • Cover for cockpit table

DECK EQUIPMENT – GENERAL:

  • Cockpit table is teak with insulated ice box and folding leaves
  • Cockpit cushions with closed-cell foam
  • Bridge deck hatch to facilitate pass-through from galley or aft staterooms
  • Large dorade boxes with Hood stainless steel ventilators
  • Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker
  • Oyster custom drop-down washboard system with screen
  • Large capacity propane storage locker can hold (3) 50 lb. bottles

RIG and SAIL HANDLING

MAST AND RIGGING:

  • Cutter rig
  • In-mast furling with electric outhaul winch
  • Hood white painted aluminum mast
  • Wichard adjustable split backstay
  • ‘No strike’ ion dissipater at masthead
  • Stainless steel wire rigging
  • Preventer line attachments on boom
  • Folding mast steps at mast head

HEADSAIL FURLING:

  • Reckmann hydraulic headsail furler
  • Reckmann hydraulic staysail furler

CRUISING CHUTE GEAR:

  • Package including spinnaker pole vertically stowed on mast with line drive
  • (2) Spinnaker halyards with parking for shackle on dorade guards
  • Deck standup blocks

SAILS:

  • North Sails mainsail, genoa,
  • Hood staysail
  • North asymmetrical spinnaker

MACHINERY

ENGINE:

  • Perkins Sabre, 225 hp with approx. 3500 hrs.
  • Twin racor filters with change-over system and vacuum gauge

FUEL POLISHING SYSTEM:

  • Can polish individual tanks
  • Can direct fuel from one tank to another
  • Can extract engine sump oil

PROPELLER:

  • Autoprop 27” 4-blade feathering prop
  • Spare 29” 3-blade MaxProp in inventory
  • Spurs cutter on prop shaft

ALTERNATORS:

  • (2) 24 V alternators for starting and house batteries

GENERATOR:

  • Northern Lights 12kW generator – 110V @ 60 Hz with approx. 520 hrs.

THRUSTER:

  • Bow thruster

HYDRAULICS:

  • Lewmar Commander hydraulic system for headsail, staysail furling and mainsail furling

AIR CONDITIONING:

  • (4) 110 V Cruisair reverse-cycle air conditioning units

REFRIGERATION:

  • Grunert galley refrigeration for fridge and freezer

WATERMAKER:

  • WaterMakers reverse-osmosis watermaker produce 25-30 gallons/hour depending on sea temp

TANKAGE and PLUMBING

FUEL:

  • (3) Fiberglass tanks, 490 gallons total

WATER:

  • (2) Fiberglass tanks, 318 gallons total
  • Charcoal water filter
  • (2) 45 psi Electric water pumps in parallel with isolating valves (to be used one at a time)

TANK TENDER GAUGES:

  • Offshore tank system for monitoring tanks

HOT WATER:

  • Isotherm insulated tank heated by AC 110 V or engine

HOLDING TANKS:

  • (2) Gravity discharge polypropylene holding tanks with Wema gauge and fittings for deck pump-out systems



NAVIGATION and COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

COMPASS:

  • One SIRS Marine Major compass mounted at each helm

SAILING INSTRUMENTS (All Simrad):

Companionway Console

  • (3) Multi displays
  • (1) Wind display
  • (1) Rpm display

Owner’s cabin

  • (1) Multi display

Chart table:

  • (1) Multi display

PILOT SALOON NAV AREA:

  • Garmin plotter, radar, GPS
  • Simrad multi
  • Simrad depth

AUTOPILOT (2 Systems):

  • Robertson autopilot with hydraulic ram controls at wheel and at pilot saloon navigation area (this system is over-specified for the boat)
  • Second Whitlock mechanical autopilot connected directly to steering system
  • Hard-wired remotes for both systems located under the main companionway near pilot saloon seating

WINDEX:

  • At masthead

VHF RADIO:

  • ICOM M604 VHF at upper pilot saloon navigation area
  • ICOM VHF command mic handsetat starboard pedestal

SSB RADIO:

  • ICOM 802 SSB radio
  • Wide copper strip and twin large ground plates                              
  • Longwire setup for SSB aerial with insulators

SATELLITE PHONE

PC:

  • Laptop PC onboard with storage in ship’s office

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

LIFE RAFT:

  • Winslow 6-man

(2) EPIRB                           

RADAR REFLECTOR

BILGE PUMPS:

  • Par electric bilge pump with float switch.
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Henderson Mk V manual bilge pump
  • Engine driven emergency crash pump
  • Emergency manual Ferrari pump

DECK SAFETY:

  • Webbing jackstays
  • Emergency tiller stowed in lazarette locker

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS:

  • Various, including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay

ALARMS:

  • Bilge-level audible alarm at cockpit

HORN:

  • Twin Kahlenberg air horns operable from outside at helm and inside at pilot saloon

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT:

  • Caribe 12’ RIB with steering console and seat
  • Honda 20 hp 4-stroke outboard with electric start
  • Warps and fenders
  • Spares and manuals

EXCLUSIONS

All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.


DISCLAIMER
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
LOA: 64' 8
LWL: 52' 5
Beam: 16' 10
Draft: 7' 2
Displacement: 80,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 490
Water Capacity: 318
Type: Cruising
Designed By: Holman Pye/Oyster Design Team
Builder: Oyster Yachts
Model: Semi-Custom 64
Year: 1998
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Location: Camden, Maine USA
Boat Engine: Perkins Sabre 225
Horsepower: 225

For more information contact:

Scott F. Layton
(207) 701-1235

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