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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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
HATCHES and PORTS
WINCHES (all Lewmar self-tailing):
DECK EQUIPMENT – GENERAL:
RIG and SAIL HANDLING
MAST AND RIGGING:
CRUISING CHUTE GEAR:
FUEL POLISHING SYSTEM:
TANKAGE and PLUMBING
TANK TENDER GAUGES:
NAVIGATION and COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
SAILING INSTRUMENTS (All Simrad):
PILOT SALOON NAV AREA:
AUTOPILOT (2 Systems):
All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
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.
Scott F. Layton