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Oyster 61 Deck Saloon

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Length: 61ft / 18.59m

Price £345,000 inc Vat

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Boat Details


  • Builder: Oyster/Landmores
  • Designer: Holman and Pye
  • Construction: GRP


  • Length (Feet): 61
  • Length (Metres): 18.59
  • Beam: 17' 0"
  • Max Draft: 8' 0"
  • Displacement: 31300
  • LOA: 61' 0"
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 x 2000 L (440 Gal)
  • Water Capacity: 1 x 1000 L (220 Gal)


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Perkins/Sabre
  • Engine Model: M225TI
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type of Propeller: 3 Blade
  • Total Power: 210


Holman & Pye designed Oyster 61 with a graceful shearline, elegant overhangs and a low freeboard creating an attractive, long legged centre cockpit cruising yacht. "Modus Vivendi" is number 10 of 14 examples built and was completed by Landamores of Wroxham for Oyster Marine.

Below decks she is fitted in rich Cherry woodwork, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. She offers accommodation for 6 with two large double en suite cabins, bunk cabin plus the spacious sociable saloon, well equipped galley and even a workshop forward.

With un-cluttered decks and a deep centre cockpit she is equipped for easy handling with an all furling cutter rig, electric winches and hydraulic sail controls.

Systems include a 210hp diesel engine, bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, water maker etc.


White GRP hull, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification with integrated stern bathing platform. High Performance Bulb (HPB) lead fin keel. Skeg hung rudder with Whitlock cable steering system with a White GRP deck with balsa core, superstructure and draining centre cockpit.

Oyster's deck saloon profile with "eyebrow" styling detail.

Hull and deck structure are moulded in a Lloyds approved facility. Teak laid side decks, coachroof, cockpit seats and cockpit sole.


Six berths in three cabins. Two double cabins, and one twin. Interior joinery finished in cherry. joinery features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, shadow gap joints and solid shaped cherry and stainless steel grabhandles. cabin sole of teak and holly stripe. Off white alcantara foam backed headlining except in sail locker/workshop. Blue Alcantara upholstery to seating and bunks

Customised glass and crockery stowage.

From forward Sail locker/workshop With timber watertight door. washer/dryer and laundry bin. stainless steel ladder with flat teak rungs to hatch. Owner's forward stateroom With double berth with yachtflex batten system to port, vanity unit and full-length mirror, hanging locker, dresser, fold away stool and storage drawers. En suite shower room To port for owner's stateroom with corian wash handbasin, mirror and storage lockers, separate shower stall with corian shower tray and acrylic door, Hans Grohe fittings. Owner's heads To starboard with Sealand fresh water Vacuflush electric toilet, Corian wash handbasin and surround with upstand, HansGrohe fittings and storage lockers. Saloon Seating to port around oval table with burr madronna finish, outboard of which are lockers and a central bookshelf to the hull port. To starboard a two-seater settee, outboard of which are lockers and central bookshelf in front of the hull port. Forward is a bar area which accommodates glass and bottle storage. Burr madronna finish to all flat surfaces. 

Navigation station To starboard, forward facing chart table with navigators seat, storage and instrumentation Twin cabin To starboard with upper/lower berths and hanging locker. drawers under berth, access to engine compartment and electrical distribution panel. Galley To port with Corian worktops, twin stainless steel sinks with HansGrohe mixer tap and pull out rinser. Gimballed Force 10 four burner stainless steel cooker with grill and oven, extractor hood, full height front opening fridge and top opening freezer, Neff combination microwave oven, dishwasher with customised glass stowage above. Gas detector and electronic gas solenoid shut-off valve. Guest aft stateroom Double offset berth to port with Yachtflex batten system, curved settee, dressing table and large hanging locker with full length mirror on door, abundant drawer and locker space. Bookcase to starboard. Acoustic insulation to inner skin. En-suite heads With Sealand fresh water Vacuflush electric toilet, wash hand basin with Corian surround and upstands, mirror with framed capping. storage lockers. adjacent stall shower with Corian shower tray and acrylic door. HansGrohe fittings. acoustic insulation to inner skin.


2 x Pioneer cd/stereo units - 1 forward and 1 aft.

Sony TV in saloon

Centre Cockpit

Large deep cockpit with plenty of seating and steering pedestal.

Instruments, controls and plotter on pedestal. Sand coloured wheel and pedestal cover.

Drop down washboard, sailing instruments over companionway.

Varnished teak and stainless steel cockpit table with folding leaves and central storage. Sand coloured cover.

Alcantara upholstered cockpit cushions with closed-cell foam.

Sand coloured sprayhood - extra-long rails and extended sprayhood with grabrail.

Bimini - 2010

Navigation and Equipment

Sestral major compass. Raymarine multi display C90w on pedestal and C120w at chart table - 2010

Raymarine Radar scanner - 2010 Raymarine ST80 autopilot, controls at pedestal and at chart table - 2010 Raymarine ST80 speed, depth, wind, compass and multi displays - 2010 Raymarine 240e DSC VHF radio with second station handset – 2010

Furuno Navtex NX300

Deck and Equipment

Oyster deck saloon profile with "eyebrow" styling.

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit with gate for boarding. 76cm stanchions and wire guardrails with gates for boarding. Stainless steel grab rails at companionway sides and over aft dorades.

"Granny" bars at mast. stainless steel pole on transom for GPS aerial plus two deck floodlights.

Wren flush fitting stainless steel handles to deck lockers.

Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts.

Stern bathing/boarding platform trimmed with laid teak. steps in transom with folding bathing ladder.

Teak and stainless steel pushpit seats, space for liferaft stowage beneath.

Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches plus 2 x non-standard hatches.

Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker. Timage Bessenzoni hydraulically operated, retractable passarelle installed into transom – requires service

All mooring cleats upgraded to Cooney stainless steel.

Twin bow rollers with CQR 34kg anchor with 100 m of 12mm chain, plus kedge anchor. Lewmar Ocean 3000 hydraulic anchor windlass plus remote control at helm.

Gebo hull ports x 9 including 6 x long (4 opening) and two smaller opening into galley and twin bunk cabin. hull port from galley to cockpit side.

Rigging and Sail Handling

All furling cutter rig Hood StoAway keel stepped mast with hydraulic in-mast mainsail furling and emergency back-up.

3 x folding mast steps at masthead. Double spreader rig. Spars spray painted white.

1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging – original & requires replacement – Forestay replaced December 2018. Navtec hydraulic backstay and boom vang, with remote panel. Reckmann hydraulic headsail and staysail furling gear. Spinnaker running gear with twin halyards, sheets, guys, topping lifts, downhauls, blocks and deck chain plates.

Twin mast stowed spinnaker poles with sidewinder hoist.

Jockey pole.


2 x Harken 66.2 stech two-speed electric primary winches,

2 x Harken 53.2 stc self tailing secondary winches

2 x deck-mounted Harken 48.2 thch hydraulic halyard winch


All by hood: White sails in Vectran Vertical battened furling mainsail - original

Furling staysail - original

Furling Genoa - original Tri-star spinnaker and Squeeza.


Perkins/Sabre M225TI 210 hp diesel engine. Hurth 630 gearbox. Aquadrive couplings. Shaft drive. Maxprop 3-blade feathering propeller. Ambassador AM20 stripper rope cutter on shaft. 100 amp 24 volt alternator for engine batteries. Prestolite 175 amp second alternator for domestic circuits only. Kohler 11CCFOZ - 11kw/220v/50hz diesel generator. Sleipner SE210 electric tunnel bow thruster 10kw 13.5hp, new 2010. Lewmar Commander 40-5 hydraulic power pack for sails, winch and windlass. Cruisair air-conditioning with four units at 56,000 btu. Grunert 24 volt dc fridge freezer, upgraded with DC 0.75hp compressor. Seafresh 206A - AC watermaker – pickled 2009 Neff washer/dryer. Neff dishwasher Automatic engine room fire extinguisher – requires service

Engine room with Isovib sound insulating plywood.

Tankage and Plumbing

Fuel - 2000 litres (440 gallons) in three grp tanks. Racor model 500 FG fuel filter / water separator for engine and generator. Fresh water -1000 litres (220 gallons) in two grp tanks.

Holding tanks x 2 in stainless steel, one forward and one aft. Greywater tanks x 2, one forward and one aft. Hot water heated from engine's heat exchanger, or by 220v 2kw Titanium immersion heater element.

Pressurised hot and cold freshwater system Upgraded with par twin max pump and larger bore pipework.


24v ships system 12 x 2 volt Mastervolt MVS V800 gel batteries giving 800ah at 10ah rating.

Dedicated engine start battery 88ah. generator starting battery 88ah. Adverc smart charger.

Mastervolt Mass 24 volt/75 amp battery charger, second Mastervolt mass 24 volt/75 amp battery charger.

Mastervolt Link 1000 battery state controller. Domestic/engine battery "emergency" link. Mastervolt Mass 24volt/500 watt inverter dedicated to chart table pc socket.

220v AC system from shore supply or diesel generator

220v AC ring main with 8 x double 3 pin clipsal sockets. Shorepower cable with Hubbell socket.

Aqua Signal SS50 navigation lights on pulpit and pushpit. steaming/deck flood light. tri/white light at masthead.

Cantalupi gold-plated halogen lighting. red courtesy lights at floor level for night sailing. extra red lights in overheads through yacht. strip lights in engine room. TV antenna on mast top.


Radar reflector

Jabsco engine driven bilge pump (330 Ltrs/1500 gals per hour).

Manual & electric bilge pumps

2 x Jonbuoy lifebuoys. ST80 man overboard button at pedestal. Emergency tiller.

2 x fire extinguishers and automatic in engine room. Require service

No strike passive lightning dissipaters x 2 at masthead.

Hg200 high temperature exhaust alarms on engine and genset.


Avon 320 rollaway inflatable dinghy.

Yamaha 8hp outboard. stowage lashings in lazarette locker.

Mooring warps & fenders.

Heyco tool kit. Oceanair combined blinds/mosquito screens. 4-brick safe x 2. Stainless steel manifold for sea water inlets aft. Clearance chains fitted through limber holes.


The yacht has been in the current ownership since 2009. The owner’s intention was to sail the oceans, however, plans changed and she has been UK based since 2009 with very little use, mainly occasional days sails. As a result of this many of the yachts systems have not been used by the owner and require testing/servicing/upgrading – hence the asking price.

"Modus Vivendi" is a substantial yacht and after servicing/upgrading would easily be capable of long-distance cruising.

The owner had an independent survey carried out, this is available to potential purchasers for information only, upon request.


In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.


Air conditioning



Cockpit cushions

Bimini top

Furling genoa


Wind speed and direction


Cockpit table


Electric head


Teak cockpit

Cd player


Shore power inlet

Steering wheel

Manual bilge pump

Battery charger


Spray hood

Deep freezer


Bow thruster

Battened mainsail

Teak sidedecks

Swimming ladder


Furling mainsail

Hydraulic gangway

Radar reflector

Electric bilge pump

Washing machine

Cockpit shower

Hot water


Microwave oven

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