2-4 man – Black Oyster – SOLD

Name of boat: Black Oyster
Number of crew
: Built as a pair (two rowing positions). But it has completed a solo Atlantic crossing, and has also rowed with four crew members around GB and across the Pacific.
: Fibreglass hull and cabins with a plywood deck.
: Phil Morrison Low profile pairs, ocean rowing boat.
Year built
: 2009
Built by
: Jamie Fabrizio
Previous passages
: 2 Atlantic crossings, 1 Pacific crossing and a circumnavigation of GB.
Atlantic 2009 – 67 days as a pair. Atlantic 2012 – 82 days as a solo. GB circumnavigation – New World Record 26 days as a four. Pacific – Great Pacific Race 2014 in 50 days as a four. The boat has never capsized other than during inversion testing.
Equipment included in sale:

  • Trailer with 2″ tow hitch
  • Kannad Safelink GPS 406 EPIRB
  • Kannad Solo GPS PLB
  • ICOM ICM71 portable vhf radio
  • Handheld GPS
  • Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone with wifi box, chargers and cables
  • Ocean Safety 4 man liferaft, SOLAS B (fully serviced to 2017)
  • Comar CSB200 AIS system
  • 2 pairs of Xcell X3 ocean rowing oars, 310cm (one new pair)
  • Schenker Smart 30 water maker (fully serviced, new filter, new pump, pickled and ready for use)
  • Katadyn Survivor 35 manual water maker (serviced, pickled and ready for use).
  • Para anchor w/ 80m of line
  • Stern bridle
  • 50m line
  • Large and small drogue.
  • 7kg anchor, chain and 10m of line
  • 50m rope
  • Around 300 Expedition spare freeze dried food packets (800cal each) bought in 2013.
  • 2kg fire extinguisher and fire blanket
  • Two 12volt marine batteries. (in perfect working order)
  • Solar panels upgraded in 2014 to 203W (capacity for autohelm) with new MPPT charge controller
  • Echomax Radar Target Enhancer (RTE)
  • Flares
  • 4x Crew saver 150N life vests with harnesses and 4 West Marine safety tethers
  • LED navigation light (new 2014)
  • Tool kit
  • Spares (gates, foot plates, etc) plus motor for Schenker water maker and 2x filters, electrical spares and fuses, epoxy repair kit
  • 2 diving knives
  • Over 300 Mountain House/Expedition Foods meals
  • Non perishable Medical kit supplies

Any work required:

  • One grab rail has cracked
  • On deck speakers need replacing / cleaning
  • Bilge pump needs replacing / cleaning
  • Foot steering plate
  • GPS repeater in rowing cockpit needs replacement (main GPS unit in perfect working order)

Price:  £30,000
Stored at
: Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, UK

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