Mark Cameron Yachts

Oyster 42


Rare, late generation aft cockpit Oyster


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelOyster 42
DesignerHolman & Pye
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD22 59hp @ 3,500rpm 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta gearbox.
Engine Hours3130
Fuel Capacity450l


Drinking Water Capacity590l


With only seven Oyster 42’s built between 1996 and 2002 they are a rare find and highly sought after by bluewater cruisers around the world. The 42 is the only design from Oyster to feature the aft cockpit deck saloon design which combined with some clever detailing from the designer, creates a sleek low profile while retaining the deep cockpit and light interior.

Celtic Oyster is Oyster 42 hull number 4. Now with her third owner she has proven to be an immensely capable offshore cruiser; venturing as far afield as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and France. Below decks the cherry 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 and waxed spring 2022
Underwater hull finished in navy antifouling applied spring 2022
Volvo Penta MD22, 59hp marine diesel engine, serviced March 2022
Volvo Penta sail drive with 3 blade, bronze folding propellor fitted 2013
Vetus bow thruster, 50kgf
Rolls Surette 6 FS-GC-HC Domestic Battery Bank (4x 6v Cells, 460Ah combined) installed new May 2022
MasterVolt Combi charger/invertor 12VDC/50amp 230Vdc/1200W
Raymarine ST60+ Depth/Speed/Log/Wind Navigation instrumentation
Raymarine E90w MFD with chart plotter and radar functionality x2
Raymarine 2kW radome scanner, mounted on mast
Raymarine AIS Transciever
Raymarine smartpilot autopilot system
Raymarine RAY240E DSCVHF with handsets at chart table and in cockpit
SMEV 7000T, 4 burner, grill and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted.
Daewoo microwave oven
Webasto Airtop Evo 5500 diesel-fired blown air heating system
Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig with in-mast roller reefing mainsail
Mainsail, Genoa, Yankee, cruising chute and storm jib
2x Lewmar 54, electric, self-tailing, two-speed manual primary winches
Zodiac cannister liferaft, 6 person.
Raymarine Lifetag MOB system

Lying afloat on her mooring at Creran Marine (a short drive from Oban) the Oyster 42 CELTIC OYSTER is available for viewing strictly by prior appointment.


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 2022
Underwater hull finished in navy antifouling applied spring 2022

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 March 2022
Sail drive -gear oil changed March 2022
Timing belt replaced 2020
Sail drive diaphragm replaced 2015
Recorded engine running hours 3,130hrs approximately
Set of cruising spares aboard. Including pump service kits, previous freshwater pump, engine belts, old impellers, immersion heater for Calorifier.

Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta sail drive
Volvo Penta 3 blade, bronze folding propellor (2013)
Rope cutter
Whitlock steering pedestal
Stainless steel wheel with leather covering.
Rod linkage steering system
Emergency tiller

Bow Thruster:
Vetus bow thruster
Rocker switch type control panel at the pedestal

Raymarine ST6002 Control head
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 – 4x 6v Cells. 230Ah each, 460Ah combined - Rolls Surette 6 FS-GC-HC, installed new May 2022
Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12VDC 90Ah, Varta lead-acid.
Emergency battery link system fitted, allowing use of domestics for engine starting.

Dual engine driven alternators
Standard Volvo Penta unit, 14VDC, 60amp, charges both banks
Secondary alternator, 14VDC, 60amp, charges domestic banks only

Battery Charger/Invertor:
MasterVolt Combi 12VDC/50amp 230Vdc/1200W
Remote MasterVolt Combi control panel

Battery Monitoring:
MasterVolt Combi system control panel with battery status monitoring

12VDC charging socket at chart table
12VDC charging socket under spray hood


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

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump (serviced March 2022, fitted with new strum box)
Electric Bilge Pump (serviced March 2022, fitted with new strum box)


Single GRP tank
Approximate capacity 450ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single GRP tank
Approximate capacity 590ltrs

Black Water:
Single holding tank for aft heads.
Discharging overboard by gravity or via deck suction outlet.

Tank Monitoring:
Tank Tender gauge system monitoring both fuel and water tanks
Analogue gauge for holding tank


On Deck:
Depth – Raymarine ST60+
Speed – Raymarine ST60+
Wind – Raymarine ST60+
Repeater – Raymarine ST60+ Graphic
Plotter/Radar – Raymarine E90w with chart plotter and radar functionality
Radar – Raymarine 2kW radome scanner, mounted on mast
Magnetic compass

Below Decks:
Plotter/Radar – Raymarine E90w with chart plotter and radar functionality
Repeater – Raymarine ST60+ Graphic
Chartplotter Repeater – LCD flatscreen monitor in aft cabin, repeating plotter display from cockpit
GPS #1 – Geonav 4C XS
GPS #2 – Phillips AP Naviagtor Mk9 DGPS

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Raymarine RAY240E DSCVHF with handsets at chart table and in cockpit
AIS - Raymarine AIS transceiver


Galley Stove – SMEV 7000T, 4 burner, grill and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted.
Microwave Oven – Daewoo
Fridge – Front loading Isotherm fridge with icebox
Double stainless steel
Mixer tap

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

Webasto Airtop Evo 5500 diesel-fired blown air heating system
Thermostatic cabin controller
Outlet in saloon, forward heads, aft cabin
Air circulating fans in cabins and galley

Overhead downlighted throughout interior
Reading lights in saloon and cabins

Pioneer Radio/CD head unit
Speakers in saloon and cockpit
Toshiba flatscreen TV/DVD player


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

Accommodation Finish:
Interior joinery work of cherry veneered plywood with solid cherry trims
Soleboards finished with teak and holly veneer
Avonite worktop in galley
Corrian countertops in heads
GRP moulded heads compartments
Alcantara ‘aquamarine’ 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
Central lee cloth to create sea berth.
Corner shelfs in way of storage lockers at aft end of bunks
Countertops outboard of aft end of bunks, below bunk level.
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
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.
Saloon table offset to port with drawer and bottle locker beneath
Single folding leaf on table opening out to starboard
Pipe cot fitting above starboard settee
Lockers above and outboard of settee backs forward and aft with bookshelf storage between lockers on port side.
TV fitted between outboard lockers on starboard 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
Microwave oven mounted outboard of cooker overhead
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, GPS displays, VHF and heater control unit mounted above table forward and outboard
Ships switch panel aft of navigators seat
Storage lockers below navigators seat and below chart table inboard
Hanging locker aft of navigators seat with countertop above.

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
Removable inner forestay with Wichard tensioner
Harken MkIII roller reefing system on forestay
Spinnaker pole stowing on mast track forward of mast
In-mast roller reefing mainsail
Rod kicker
Backstay tensioner
Lewmar pin-stop genoa tracks and cars
Lewmar end of boom mainsheet system, securing to pedestal
Spinlock rope clutches for halyards and lines lead aft to cockpit

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 54, electric, self-tailing, two-speed manual
Halyard Winches - 2x Lewmar 30, self-tailing, two-speed manual
Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, self-tailing, two-speed manual

Mainsail – In-Mast roller reefing
Genoa – Roller reefing with white UV strip
Cruising Chute, with snuffer and ATN tacker
Storm Jib (new, unused)

Canvas Work:
Bimini – Covering cockpit with extension section to join sprayhood forward
Fitted cockpit cushions

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 33kg Rocna on 60m chain
Kedge Anchor – Stainless steel plough anchor
Electric Anchor Windlass – Lewmar Ocean 1 electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls on foredeck.
Stern Anchor Windlass – Electric windlass mounted in steering space with self stowing chain rode
Fenders – Selection
Mooring Warps - Selection

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 starboard cockpit seating
Pushpit gate to access transom offset to starboard
Folding swimming ladder
Swivelling tubular davits


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 – Zodiac cannister raft, 6 person. Next service due July 2022
Raymarine Lifetag MOB system - bracelets linked to plotter
Horseshoe buoy with light
Jon Buoy inflatable Danbuoy module
Electronic gas and carbon monoxide alarm
Visibel radar reflector at masthead

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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