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1997 OYSTER 42

£187,000 tax paid

Oyster 42, Hull no.2

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelOyster 42
DesignerHolman and Pye
Boat NameKaparda
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingOban, Argyll, United Kingdom


LOA13.26m (43'0")
LWL10.29m (33'0")
Beam3.91m (12'0")
Draft1.83m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineVolvo Penta MD22 (59hp)
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Fabulously well-presented example of this very rare Holman & Pye designed aft cockpit deck saloon bluewater cruiser from Oyster.


    KAPARDA is Oyster 42 hull number 2. With her original owners from leaving the factory she has enjoyed cruising around Scotland and Ireland. Below decks the oak wood interior creates a modern bright interior with a traditional feel. She has her master cabin forward with en-suite heads, a spacious saloon and galley with a dedicated navigation station and an aft cabin and separate heads. Reluctantly offered for sale she comes with a comprehensive inventory including :
    • Topsides finished in white gelcoat, polished spring 2022
    • Volvo Penta MD22, 59hp marine diesel engine, serviced autumn 2022
    • Volvo Penta sail drive with 3 blade, bronze folding propellor
    • Victron Phoenix Combi charger/invertor 12VDC/50amp 230Vdc/1200W
    • Raymarine ST60+ Depth/Speed/Log/Wind Navigation instrumentation
    • Raymarine E80 Classic MFD on binnacle and at chart table
    • Raymarine 2kW radome scanner, mounted on mast
    • Raymarine AIS Transciever
    • Raymarine smartpilot autopilot system
    • Icom IC-M601 DSC VHF with handsets at chart table and in cockpit
    • SMEV 7000T, 4 burner, grill and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted.
    • Webasto diesel fired wet system heating.
    • Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig with slab reefing mainsail
    • Standing rigging replaced 2019
    • Profurl C420 roller reefing system fitted new 2019
    • Mainsail (2021), Genoa, Spinnaker and Gennaker
    • 2x Andersen 52, electric, self-tailing, two-speed manual primary winches
    • Cannister liferaft, 6 person.

    Lying ashore at Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern the Oyster 42 KAPARDA is available for viewing strictly by prior appointment.


    The only aft cockpit deck saloon Oyster design, the 42 moved the owner’s stateroom forward, resulting in an attractive low profile hull, and deep, safe aft cockpit. Oyster launched seven 42s between 1996 and 2002.

    'The 42's natural advantage starts with the fact that her cockpit is well laid out. Add to this the positive and direct action of the helm, and her well balanced feel under sail, and you have a sweet, well behaved yacht which is a doddle to handle'. Yachting World.

    'The whole interior has a satisfying feeling of quality.' Yachting Monthly.



    Hull Construction:
    • Single piece GRP moulded hull
    • GRP formed internal structure fully laminated to hull
    • Plywood bulkheads glassed to hull and deck
    • GRP stub keel providing additional form stiffness to hull shape
    • Topsides finished in white gelcoat, polished and waxed spring 2023

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating self-draining aft cockpit and pilothouse superstructure
    • GRP moulded pilot house roof
    • Laid teak decks to finish side and foredecks
    • White gelcoat with moulded non-slip texture to finish coachroof
    • Laid teak panels to finish cockpit seating and sole.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Fin profile keel with bulb
    • Lead construction with stainless steel keel bolts


    • Volvo Penta MD22
    • 59hp @ 3,500rpm
    • 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
    • Volvo Penta gearbox.
    • Single lever morse type cockpit controls with ignition panel.
    • Engine space blower

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine last serviced autumn 2023
    • Sail drive -gear oil changed March
    • Timing belt replaced
    • Sail drive diaphragm replaced 2023
    • Set of cruising spares aboard.

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Volvo Penta sail drive
    • Volvo Penta 3 blade, bronze folding propellor
    • Rope cutter
    • Whitlock steering pedestal
    • Stainless steel wheel with leather covering.
    • Rod linkage steering system
    • Emergency tiller

    • Raymarine P70 Control head (2019)
    • Raymarine SmartPilot course computer
    • Raymarine quadrant drive


    Voltage systems:
    • 12VDC onboard power system
    • 230VAC shore power system

    Shore Power:
    • Single 16 amp connection
    • Extension lead to connect to shore supply
    • RCD protected system
    • Ring main, battery charger, water tank heater
    • Galvanic isolator

    Battery Banks:
    • Domestic Battery Bank – 3x 12VDC, 120Ah, lead-acid
    • Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12VDC 100Ah, lead-acid (2022)
    • Emergency battery link system fitted, allowing use of domestics for engine starting.

    • Single engine driven alternator

    Battery Charger/Invertor:
    • Victron Phoenix combi charger/inverter
    • Remote Victron Combi control panel

    Battery Monitoring:
    • Link 10 system with battery status monitoring

    • 12VDC charging socket at chart table
    • 12VDC charging socket in forward cabin


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised hot and cold water systems
    • Mixer tap in galley and both heads
    • Shower fitting in both heads
    • Deck shower on transom
    • Hot water from calorifier heated by engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater

    Salt Water:
    • Manually pumped tap in galley

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Manual Bilge Pump
    • Electric Bilge Pump – Manual and auto switching


    • Single GRP tank
    • Approximate capacity 450ltrs

    Fresh Water:
    • Single GRP tank
    • Approximate capacity 450ltrs

    Tank Monitoring:
    • Tank Tender gauge system monitoring both fuel and water tanks


    On Deck:
    • Depth – Raymarine ST60+
    • Speed – Raymarine ST60+
    • Wind – Raymarine ST60+
    • Repeater – Raymarine ST60+ Graphic
    • Plotter/Radar – Raymarine E80 Classic with chart plotter and radar functionality
    • Radar – Raymarine 2kW radome scanner, mounted on mast
    • Magnetic compass

    Below Decks:
    • Plotter/Radar – Raymarine E80 Classic with chart plotter and radar functionality
    • Repeater – Raymarine ST60+ Graphic

    Communications Equipment:
    • DSCVHF – Icom IC-M601 radio with commandmic in cockpit
    • AIS – Raymarine AIS650 Transciever with dedicated masthead antenna and GPS antenna
    • ICS – ICS Navtex 6


    • Galley Stove – SMEV 7000T, 4 burner, grill and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted.
    • Fridge – Front loading Isotherm fridge with icebox. New compressor fitted in 2000
    • Double stainless steel
    • Mixer tap for hot and cold fresh water
    • Salt water tap

    • Heads – Jabsco manual marine toilets x2 (new service kits fitted 2020)
    • Dedicated shower fitting x2
    • Wash hand basin x2
    • Mixer tap x2

    • Webasto diesel fired wet-system
    • Thermostatic cabin controller
    • Heat exchanger units in cabins, saloon and aft heads.
    • Air circulating fans in cabins and galley

    • Overhead downlighted throughout interior
    • Reading lights in saloon and cabins
    • All lights fitted with LED bulbs.

    • Pioneer Radio/CD head unit
    • Speakers in saloon and cockpit


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Master cabin forward with en-suite heads
    • Forward en-suite heads
    • Saloon
    • Galley
    • Nav Station
    • Aft cabin
    • Heads

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Interior joinery work of oak veneered plywood with solid oak trims
    • Soleboards finished with oak veneered plywood panels in a traditional style
    • Corrian worktop in galley
    • Corrian countertops in heads
    • GRP moulded heads compartments
    • Alcantara upholstery in saloon and master cabin forward
    • Fitted mattresses in forward cabin with memory foam topper
    • Oceanair fitted screens/blinds for deck hatch iin forward cabin
    • Curtains for all portlights

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Forward Cabin:
    • Double berth forward
    • Alcantara bumper cushions around forward end of bunk
    • Corner shelfs in way of storage lockers at aft end of bunks
    • Storage lockers outboard port and starboard aft.
    • Standing room aft of bunk, leading to en-suite heads and saloon
    • Single bench seats outboard port and starboard aft of bunk
    • Countertop aft of starboard seat with hanging locker aft
    • Double doored storage locker outboard of port seat.
    • Storage drawers beneath aft end of bunk
    • Sail bin storage locker beneath midsection of bunk

    Forward Heads:
    • Accessed from forward cabin
    • Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard forward
    • Countertop with inset wash hand basin outboard aft
    • Vanity locker outboard of countertop
    • Dedicated shower fitting on inboard bulkhead, aft.

    • Bench settee to starboard
    • U-Shaped wrap around settee to port
    • Both settees converting to single berths with lee cloths. Back rests removable to increase leg length
    • Saloon table offset to port with drawer and bottle locker beneath
    • Single folding leaf on table opening out to starboard
    • Lockers above and outboard of settee backs forward and aft with bookshelf storage between lockers on port side.
    • Storage lockers beneath settee bases and outboard of settee backs

    • L-Shaped galley to port of companionway
    • Worktop section inboard forward with front-loading fridge built-in below
    • Double stainless steel sink inboard forward
    • Worktop extending outboard and aft from sink
    • Gimbal mounted gas cooker aft
    • Selection of drawer and locker storage beneath worktop
    • Double doored locker outboard of worktop forward

    Nav Station:
    • Forward facing chart table located to starboard side of companionway
    • Dedicated navigators seat aft with table forward.
    • Chart storage within the tabletop
    • Bosuns drawers below tabletop forward
    • Chartplotter, repeater, VHF and heater control unit mounted above table forward and outboard
    • Ships switch panel aft of navigators seat
    • Storage lockers below chart table inboard
    • Hanging locker aft of navigators seat with countertop above.

    Aft Cabin:
    • Accessed through galley on port side
    • Twin berth extending aft below cockpit sole with lee cloth between berths
    • Infill section for forward end to create double berth
    • Standing room forward of berth
    • Hanging locker outboard of standing room
    • Shelf running the length of the berth overhead outboard.
    • Storage locker aft of bunk.
    • Counter top inboard, forward of bunk

    Aft Heads:
    • Forward facing manual marine toilet fitted inboard aft
    • Countertop running the length of the heads compartment outboard
    • Inset wash hand basin forward with mixer tap
    • Dedicated shower fitting mounted inboard forward
    • Vanity unit outboard of countertop


    • Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig.
    • Silver anodised alloy mast and spars
    • Stainless steel wire standing rigging, fully replaced in 2019
    • Profurl C420 roller reefing system on forestay (2019)
    • Selden carbon spinnaker pole stowing on mast track forward of mast
    • Slab reefing mainsail
    • Rod kicker
    • Backstay tensioner
    • Harken mid-boom mainsheet system
    • Lewmar pin-stop genoa tracks and cars
    • Harken mid-boom mainsheet system
    • Spinlock rope clutches for halyards and lines lead aft to cockpit
    • Lazyjacks

    • Primary Winches – 2x Andersen 52, electric, self-tailing, two-speed manual
    • Halyard Winches - 2x Harken 32, self-tailing, two-speed manual
    • Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, self-tailing, two-speed manual
    • Winches all professionally service winter 2021/22

    • Mainsail – White Dacron, slab reefing. Owen Sails (2021)
    • Genoa – Roller reefing. Owen Sails (2016)
    • Spinnaker
    • Gennaker
    • Double bow roller
    • Anodised alloy toerail with inset fairleads, forward, midships and aft
    • Stainless steel pulpit and split pushpit rail for scandanvian mooring
    • Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
    • Guardwire gates port and starboard
    • Stainless steel grabrails running length of deck house aft to sprayhood.
    • Moulded cockpit coamings with primary winches mounted outboard of coamings
    • Lines lead aft to rope clutches and winches port and starboard sides of the companionway
    • Stepped bench seating on port and starboard sides of cockpit with elevated sections forward under sprayhood
    • Cockpit seating wrapping around the pedestal and across transom aft
    • Custom made folding cockpit table fitting to front of pedestal
    • Cockpit locker beneath aft section of port cockpit seating for gas bottle storage
    • Lazarette locker beneath starboard aft cockpit seat
    • Pushpit gate to access transom offset to starboard
    • Folding swimming ladder
    • Deck shower on transom

    Canvas Work:
    • Sprayhood – Owen Sails (2019)
    • Mainsail Cover – stackpack type cover with mastboot and lazyjacks
    • Cockpit Tent / Bimini – roll-up/removable side, aft and skylight panels.
    • Yard winter cover fits down to toerails

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Bower Anchor – 25kg Rocna on 60m chain. Anchor chain fitted new 2020
    • Kedge Anchor – CQR with chain and warp rode
    • Electric Anchor Windlass – Lewmar Ocean 1 electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Wireless remote control
    • Fenders – Selection
    • Mooring Warps - Selection

    • Zodiac Cadet Aero 9’ inflatable dinghy (2016)


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.

    Navigation Lights:
    • Masthead Tri-colour (LED)
    • Steaming light (LED)
    • Navigation lights
    • Anchor light (LED)
    • Deck flood light

    Life saving:
    • Liferaft – Cannister raft, 6 person. Next service due 2023
    • 2x Horseshoe buoy with light
    • Danbuoy
    • Carbon monoxide alarm
    • Visibel radar reflector at masthead

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying, Argyll, Scotland

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Mark Cameron
    Tel: Mobile: +44 (0)7988 763254
    Email: mark@grabauinternational.com

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