Type: Oyster 56
Designer: Humphreys Yacht Design
Builder: Landamores, Wroxham
Year of Build: 2003, (OY 56/31)
Major refit & upgrade work at Fox's Ipswich in 2015 & 2018
Hull : Mono
Flag of Registry: Guernsey
MCA Category A – Ocean.
Length : 17.49m
Air draught 23.80m (masthead) + 1m*nominal (for masthead equipment)
Displacement Sailing: 31,900kg
Displacement Empty: 27,260kg
Hull Colour: White with cove line and double boot top lines in olive green
Hull : Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds
approved design specification
Deck Construction: Moulded in GRP with balsa core
Deck Finish: Teak decks (new in 2018), bulwark finished with a teak capping rail (refurbished in 2018)
Keel: High Performance Bulb (HPB), and hull coppercoated in 2018
Furling Main - In-Mast Dyneema Sail by Doyle (new 2015) & new motor in 2015
Twin Reckmann Furling Head Sails:
Yankee - radial cut SRP 95/75 Dyneema Spectra, North Sails
Staysail - Dyneema Spectra by Doyle (new 2015)
Additional Sails: Radial Cruising Shute with Squeezer
Headstay – Reckmann RF 90-3 hydraulic furling.
Staysail – Reckmann RF 90-2 hydraulic furling.
Both hydraulic drive motors fully serviced at Reckmann Germany, April 2015.
Mast: Carbon, Hood Stoway carbon GTI (Inspected in 2018, with ultrasound check at foot)
Rigging: Standing and runnning rigging replaced 2015 at Fox's
Engine: 110hp Volvo Penta D3-110 (New October 2018), with engine room refurbished and bilges repainted
Propeller: Maxprop 24", 3 blade feathering with variable pitch, set at 18 degrees RHR
Fuel: 1130 litres
Water: 1050 litres
Main Anchor: Galvanised 40kg Rocna Vulcan (new in 2018) with 60m of 12mm chain
Spare Anchor: Galvanised 34kg CQR
Kedge: Aluminium Fortress and 18mm Octoplait nylon warp
Tender: 2012 AB RIB with centre console, aluminium hull, 'dune' cover, davit fittings and 20HP Mariner, with engine cover.
Davits : Simpson/Cooney, 300kg, Electric
Hull, shaft and propeller anodes replaced August 2019, along with a new electronics grounding plate
Moana has been fitted with brand new teak decks in 2018 and the saloon windows have been stripped, grit-blasted, treated, fully refurbished and repainted, along with the window mullions, finished with black gloss Awlgrip. The hull has been grit-blasted, cleaned and new Coppercoat applied. She has a carbon mast with 2015 standing and running rigging, Dyneema sails, hydraulic furling foresails and electric in mast furling mainsail. She has a sprayhood, bimini, mesh 'sun shield' side covers, dorade vents, LED underwater lights and a bow thruster with new leg, propeller & controller (2018) and a fully reconditioned motor (2018). She has a feathering Maxprop with the cutlass bearing and shaft coupling inspected and reconditoned in 2015. The Westerbeke diesel generator was also replaced new in 2017. The D3-110 Volvo Penta engine (new in 2018) is equipped with twin alternators, one dedicated to the 12v engine and generator start batteries, the other for charging the 24v 480Ah domestic battery bank comprising new Rolls AGM domestic batteries, fitted in 2018. There’s also a 75 amp 24v power charger for the domestic supply and separate 12v charger (new in 2018) for the engine and generator batteries. The engine and generator batteries are configured with a changeover facility for secure back up. In addition, shore and generator changing can be configured via separate breakers to enable concurrent, or separate, 12v and 24v system charging. In 2015 a full set of 2015 Raymarine intregrated electronics were installed, including chart plotter, AIS, radar, cockpit instruments, EV-400 Sail autopilot controlled from the pedestal, chart table and remotely via Bluetooth. 2018 Navionics Gold & Platinum+ charts sets are installed. A new Icom IC-M605 Multi-Station VHF/DSC fixed radio, with pedestal mounted remote handset, has been fitted in 2018. This unit has Active Noise Cancelling, a ‘last call voice recording function’ and an integrated AIS receiver allowing monitor real-time AIS vessel traffic information. A new Raymarine Wind Transducer in 2019.
On board Wifi is provided via Redbox with wireless and local Wifi boost facilties. Entertainment is provided by a Linn Surround Sound System which plays DVD/CD's and links to Smart phone/tablet via Wifi/Bluetooth. The Linn system is connected to the saloon surround speakers and a Samsung flat screen smart TV (linking to the on board Wifi for TV/Film streaming). There is also a separate CD radio/CD player with waterproof cockpit speakers and a second Samsung flat screen Smart TV in the aft cabin.
Moana has a number of standout features, notably the blend of excellent accommodation and superb sailing performance, as well as the build quality, craftsmanship and high standard of equipment. Aft she has an enlarged owners cabin and shower/heads with a clever 'flow through' layout giving dual access, from either port or starboard, to the saloon area. This is an extremely practical and useful feature for long range cruising and liveaboard situations, avoiding a 'dead end' in the aft quarters. Forward, there is a guest double bed to port and twin bunk beds, starboard. A large shared heads & shower lie forward adjacent to the water tight bulkhead and huge sail-locker. While she retains the hallmark Oyster features including a protective skeg-hung rudder, Moana has a cutter headed rig with an efficient heavy weather jib on a furler and a spacious deck. The saloon is also superbly spacious and well lit. There is an impressive galley, with a Quooker boiling water system (new in 2018), microwave (fitted in 2015), a five-burner gimbaled cooker, front opening galley fridge, separate large chest freezer, large stainless steel drinks fridge, excellent Avonite worktops and generous stowage space. A set of Oyster branded crockery and cutlery completes the gallery inventory.
For planning longer voyages, there is generous tankage and stowage, and she has a superb load carrying ability. She has an array of spares geared for long term cruising, incuding an Oyster World Rally recommended 'Rigging Repair Kit'. The starboard bunk room can be used as a workshop with a removable vice fitting for the top bunk. There is also keel cooled air conditioning, Webasto heater, 100 l/h Seafresh Watermaker and a built in SOBA 1150 Washing Machine (new in Oct 2018). This helps make living on board for long periods extremely comfortable, efficient and organised.
During the original design the University of Loughborough’s Department of Ergonomics was engaged to help with the cockpit design, with the aim of setting new standards for safe and effective sailing both at sea, and in port. As a result there is a good level of deck hardware, including electric primary and mainsheet winches, with key sail controls positioned close to the helm. The on deck stowage includes a large lazarette and a superb large deck entry sail/bosun’s locker with watertight bulkhead located at the bow. She also has a 3.2 metre carbon passerelle.