Alghero Sardegna Italy
A very special Oyster 435 commissioned in 1985 for Clare Francis, the renowned yachtswoman and author, who was the first woman to skipper a yacht in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Night Sky was named after her best-selling novel of the same name a sweeping chronicle of Europe during the brutal chaos of the Second World War.
Night Sky was also Oyster s 1985 London Boat Show centrepiece and the 435 proved to be one of Oyster's most successful models, with more than 60 yachts sold until production ceased in 1994. The 435 came out of Oyster s long collaboration with designer Holman & Pye. Oyster s website describes the 435 as proven beyond doubt as an ideal live-aboard bluewater cruiser .
Night sky is fully equipped for live-aboard and offshore sailing, with solar panels, a wind generator, reverse-osmosis water maker and a huge nautical range given the 270 litre diesel tank and over 1,000 litre water tanks. Accommodation is set for eight across 3 cabins, although four people is most comfortable. The seller has recently completed a continuous 2 month cruise around the western Mediterranean moving her from mainland Spain, to the Balearics, along the French Riviera and down the length of Corsica and Sardinia (Summer 2018).
She has had a continuous programme of maintenance including a new set of Hyde sails, re-furbished teak decks and an engine over-haul in 2016; copper-coating in 2014, professional hull respray in 2012. She has a large inventory of equipment and spares suitable for live-aboard or offshore sailing.
She is currently located in Fertilia Marina on the hard (in a cradle out of the water) in northern Sardinia and has been winterised.
|Vessel name:||Night Sky|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||43'|
|Length at waterline:||36'|
|Draft, drive up:||6'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||273 Litres|
|Water capacity:||1023 Litres|
In GRP to Lloyd s requirements with Lloyd s Hull Release Note.
Hull coloured dark blue with white double boot top and white cove.
Below waterline West epoxied in 2002 then Coppercoated.
Re-coppercoated July 2014.
Hull professionally resprayed 2012.
Teak laid decks. Forwards, side decks, after deck and cockpit re-caulked 2017
Wheel steering with leather covered wheel.
Steering pedestal and wires renewed in 2001.
Interior joinery finished in Sycamore with laminated cappings in pink and white Beech.
Solid trim in white Beech.
Cabin sole of American white Oak with Holly stripe.
SLEEPS NINE IN FOUR CABINS
Upholstery in blue with white buttons, with toning curtains. All upholstery and cushions new in 2017
Lee cloths to all berths
Eberspacher hot water central heating and water heating system with separate heating radiators and thermostats in each cabin
'V' berth with infill
Lots of stowage
Manual toilet new 2016
Separate walk in shower stall in white
Two passage berths to starboard
Large fold over table to create spacios dining area. Nautical cushions included
Two drink lockers starboard side
Two sea berths
Taylor 041LP gas cooker
White resin sink with basket
Refrigerator (serviced in 2016 and cooling elements enlarged)
Dual speed ventilation fan
Large double berth to starboard (new upholstery and mattress in 2017)
Settee which converts to a single sea berth
CQR 25kg main anchor
61m galvanized chain spliced to 30m of anchor rope
Spare CQR 20kg
Remodelled anchor locker with twin hatches
Lewmar Ocean 2 heavy duty anchor windlass with dual rope
Remote control (and spare remote control) for windlass
Stainless steel "Granny bars" at the base of the mast
Transom mounted boarding ladder
Removable simpson stainless steel davits to lift tender
Teak outboard bracket on transom
Extended cockpit sprayhood
Stainless steel boom gallows / cockpit bimini cover rear mounting bar
Excel Volante 260 inflatable tender with oars and davit mounting points (New 2016)
Mercury 3.3Hp outboard in good condition
Foldout drop-lead teak cockpit table
Sestrel clock and barometer
Vast inventory of spares for most of the systems on board, tools, flags, ropes and warps
Cutter rig with spars in silver anodised aluminium by Kemp.
Selden Boom (new 2002) with mainsail StackPak and lazyjacks (new 2017).
Fixed mast steps.
Furlex 300 and 200 on forestay and cutter stay respectively, new June 2009 (replaces Hood Seafurl systems).
New backstay adjuster 2009
Twin spinnaker poles with vertical stowage on the mast and SideWinder heel lifts.
Leather covered running backstay blocks (2002 / 03)
All standing rigging renewed October 2005, new forestay, cutter stay and backstay June 2009.
All by Hood Sails installed in 2016:
Light No. 1 Genoa
No. 1 furling Yankee
No. 1 furling staysail
0.75 tri-radial spinnaker with squeezer
B&G Vulcan 7 Chartplotter with close hauled cockpit repeater (depth, speed, etc).
Garmin GNX Wind instrument installed on mast top (no wires installed down mast), with close hauled cockpit repeater
Garmin AIS 600 Class B Transponder with Integral VHF Splitter
Sestrel compass on binnacle.
Autohelm 7000 computer and cockpit binnacle display.
Rudder position indicator on Autohelm ST7000 display.
2014 Lowrance LVR 250 digital VHF radio telephone.
ICOM M710 SSB long distance radio telephone complete with ICM ATE130 antenna tuning unit in lazarette, insulated backstay aerial and twin dynamic sea earth with correct 3 copper foil connection
Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator with laptop serial connection.
Furuno Weatherfax with Navtex option.
Offshore water computer freshwater management system (not currently working)
Wireless diesel level sensor (not installed)
Avon Modula (AutoFlug) vacuum packed 6-person liferaft in GPR container. Serviced 2015 (next service required at the end of 2019).
Registered 406MHz EPIRB.
Two lifebelts each equipped with automatic floating strobe lights.
Oscar Man Overboard recovery system.
Masthead lightning static dissipater, new 2002 /03.
Firdell Blipper radar reflector.
Fire blanket and carbon monoxide detector in galley.
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.