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Oyster 39
(11,90 m) - 1979

Layout :

  • Length : 11,90 m (39' 0")
  • LOA : 12,4 m (40'6")
  • LWL : 10,16 m (33'3")
  • Beam : 3,93 m (12'8")
  • Draft : 1,73 m (5'6")
  • Displacement: 8.8 T
  • Material: Fiberglass
  • Rigging: Ketch
  • Engine: Perkins Sabre 65 HP

French flag. Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 3,6 M XPF / 30 000 €


Solid and comfortable construction.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 4 to 6 - 2 double cabins

  • Fore double cabin with closet and direct access to the head
  • Fore port head with shower, toilet and wash basin
  • L-shaped saloon on port side with folding table and bench seat on starboard side
  • Chart table on port side
  • Aft port workshop
  • L-shaped galley to starboard
  • Aft owner's cabin with direct access to the head
  • Aft head with shower, toilet and wash basin

Listing :

Building and history

Polyester ketch built in 1979 by Oyster Marine in the UK.
Three owners.
Some work to be done before setting sail again.


Perkins Sabre 65 HP engine (2004, 4000 h)
Average consumption: 3L/h
4 Injectors changed in 2019
Alternator changed in 2021
Heat exchanger replaced in 2022
Stuffing box tightened in August 2021
Maintenance booklet available

Ketch Rigging

2008 main mast standing rigging
Original 1-spreader mizzen mast with steps
Aluminium 2-spreader main mast with steps
2 Poles
Incidence mainsail 35 m2 battened with lazy bag and lazy jack (2020)
Genoa 52m2 on furler (2020)
Mizzen sail 12 m2 (2020)
Staysail 12 m2 (2020)
Stormjib (2020)
Asymmetric spinnaker (2020)
Gennaker 70 m2 on furler (2020)
1 Electric winch in cockpit
3 Winches Harken 40 2 speeds
2 Winches Barbarossa 45 2 speeds
1 Winch Barient 27

Ground tackle

Windlass Lofrans Tiger 1200W with foot control (2016)
Main anchor : Delta anchor 20 Kg + 60 m chain 10 mm


Watermaker Aquabase 50-60 L/h (revised in 2021, membrane changed)
Double sink in stainless steel
Foot pump for fresh and sea water
2-Burner gas stove + oven
Danfoss refrigerator / freezer
New oil stove
2 Showers
Deck shower
2 Manual toilets
1 holding tank
2 Gas bottles
MS AV600 fusion radio with speakers in the cockpit


5 Gel house batteries 130Ah, total 650Ah (2020)
1 Engine battery 105Ah (2020)
1 Solar panel 350W
Victron MPPT controller
Wind vane
Victron battery charger
3 Fans

Electronics and navigation instruments

VHF Navicom RT650
GPS Furuno GP39
Autopilot Raymarine ST 7000
Raymarine Instruments
Immarsat satellite phone

Safety equipment

Epirb Kannad beacon
4 Fire Extinguishers
Dan buoy
Horseshoe buoy


New cockpit covers and cushions (2023)
Dunlopillo mattresses in the owner's cabin
6 Fenders
Spare parts for the engine

Last bottom paint: March 2021

Main strengths

Solid construction.
Nice owner's cabin.

Work to be done

Mainsail to be changed
Bow to be straightened at hull deck level
Port side rails to be straightened
Gland leak on rudder stock (bolt to be changed)
Bottom paint

Last modified : 26/04/2024


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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