Apollo Duck Boat Archive

Oyster 46

The Oyster 46 is a very powerful yacht, almost certainly best in class for righting movement and form stability, with a hull and deck that are lighter, stronger and stiffer than her predecessors. Add to this more beam, a much longer waterline and significantly more sail area and the whole equation adds up to a significant improvement in performance.
Her large cockpit benefits from the extra beam and lessons learnt from professional ergonomic studies and years of sailing experience. The 46 offers good headroom throughout with a three-cabin accommodation layout, allowing six to sleep in comfort, without using the saloon. The owner enjoys en-suite facilities, whilst the forward two cabins share a comfortable heads and shower.

The Oyster 46 really is more revolution than evolution, so if you are looking for a new benchmark in this size range take a closer look and stand by to be impressed.


Length Overall (including pulpit):14.26m 46' 10"
Length of hull:13.94m 45' 9"
Length of waterline:12.36m 40' 7"
Beam:4.41m 14' 6"
Draft HPB keel (standard):2.16m 7' 1"
Draft HPB keel (shoal):1.75m 5' 9"
Standard rig and spar type:Masthead sloop with fully battened main
Available rig options:In-mast furling, cutter gear
Ballast keel type:High Performance Bulb (HPB)
Displacement (standard keel):17,200 kgs 37,920 lbs
Typical engine:Yanmar 4JH4-TE, SD50 55kw (75hp)
Tanks - fuel:750 litres, 165 Imp gals, 198 US gals
Tanks - water:650 litres, 143 Imp gals, 172 US gals


Hand lay-up GRP hull and deck - Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin
One year warranty - 3 years GRP below waterline
Hull style lines - 1 x cove and 2 x boot top lines
Anti-foul - 2 coats
High Performance Bulb external lead keel
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder
EURCD Design Category 'A' Ocean

Deck Layout and Equipment:

Oyster Deck Saloon with single centre cockpit layout and single wheel steering
Cored deck and coachroof laid with teak
Self-draining teak-laid cockpit
Whitlock pedestal with cable steering and SIRS compass
Leather wheel cover 1
Reverse stern with teak laid bathing platform and stainless steel transom ladder
Large lazarette in stern deck with teak laid GRP hatch
Vertical, sliding acrylic washboard for main companionway hatch
Hull to deck joint with teak cap rail
Stainless steel mooring cleats 6
Sprayhood with stainless steel frame over main companionway
Stainless steel stern pushpit seats
Stainless steel life raft stowage - custom
Midship boarding gateways
Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon
Stainless steel dorade guards 2
Dorade box ventilation 2
Lewmar deck gear including racing blocks
Lewmar deck hatches 4
Opening hull and coachroof ports 7
Oyster deck saloon windows - 2 forward windows open with gas strut supports 7
Lewmar electric anchor windlass
Stainless Steel grab handle to aft hoop of sprayhood frame with leather cover


Oyster deck saloon with seating and dining area utilising full width of hull
American white oak interior joinery (optional choice of cherry, teak or maple)
Shadow Gap joinery style
Flush/concealed hinges on locker doors
Grain matched locker doors and joinery fronts
Oyster custom locker door fittings
Galley worktops in Avonite finish
WC counter tops in Avonite finish
Sole boards - Oyster custom - in teak
Sole boards - rubber mounted for sound insulation
Lee screens on all sea berths
Custom composite foam mattress to owner's aft double berth
Alcantara upholstery in saloon
Oceanair blinds to all overhead accommodation deck hatches
Oceanair blinds to all deck saloon windows
Curtains to all hull and coach roof ports (except hull port near cooker)
Exposed hull surfaces below waterline - grey
Exposed hull surfaces above waterline - white
Interior varnish - deep satin


Engine Yanmar 75hp (55kW)
3-bladed folding - Brunton 'Varifold' propeller
Drive train - Saildrive
DC Alternator - 80A/12v - with splitting diode for charging domestic and engine start batteries
Electric engine room fan 1
Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system with remote light
Tank Tender fuel and water tank gauge
Racor fuel filter and water separator with remote warning light, for engine
Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
Electric bilge pump with 3-way control - auto/on/off

Zinc anode electrical protection system
DZR (bronze) seacocks

ID: 3310

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