Essex Boat Works, LLC

2004 Oyster 66

  • 66 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Newport, RI, US

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Statements such as, "They don't build them like this anymore" help define Oyster 66/10. One of the very last Oyster's lofted in the traditional manor from the legendary lines of Humphrey's Yacht Design. The Oyster 66 is a yacht that in every way is over built and meant to last for future generations. Already having proven herself on many ocean voyages this timeless passage maker is now ready to serve her next owners in every way imaginable.

Oyster 66/10 is also not just any ordinary Oyster 66. Among many things, she is a best-in-class example of this proven design, 2012 Oyster Concours d'Elegance winner, American owned, never chartered and maintained with no expenses spared by only the very best boatyards and fulltime captains. In addition to all of the things you would expect a yacht of this caliber to come with, Oyster 66/10's original owners went one step further and included many thoughtful upgrades in the original build such as, watertight bulkheads.

Furthermore, as if it's not enough that so much thought went into the construction of Oyster 66/10, her topside are painted in flag blue awlgrip, the toe rail is flawlessly varnished bright, there is a very desirable five cabin layout. HUGE cockpit with luxurious cushions and refrigerator, electrical davits, 50 HP tender, push button sailing at its finiest and so much more!! Sparkling in every way this Oyster 66 is a must see example of Oyster's build quality.


Basic Information

Newport, RI, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Rob Humphreys and the Oyster Design Group
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Dimensions & Weight

66 ft - 20.12 meter
66 ft 10 in - 20.37 meter
18 ft - 5.49 meter
Draft - max:
8 ft 10 in - 2.69 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
91490 lbs


M225Ti turbo-charged
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225 (Individual), 225 (combined)
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The Oyster 66 has a low centre of gravity keel and a powerful sailplan. Cutter gear is standard, which allows for a useful choice of sail combinations depending on wind speed. A pair of jumper struts has eliminated the usual requirement for check stays on this type of rig, making handling even easier.  The 66 has an unusually large cockpit with twin wheels and easy access to the aft deck. The helmsman is ideally positioned, with excellent visibility to sail and dock the yacht with many of the sail handling controls within easy reach. Careful optimization by the design team has produced a hull with a sleek outboard profile but with enough volume to allow full standing headroom under the cockpit floor. There is sufficient headroom within the deck saloon area for a workable installation of engine and machinery under the deck saloon floor. The combination of these features has allowed a centre-line passageway aft with two double or twin guest cabins port and starboard and a large owner's cabin, with its own companionway to the deck, aft. The galley, which is open to the saloon, is placed forward of the saloon at an unobtrusive lower level with plentiful counter space and stowage. Opposite to starboard there is a comfortable settee forward and additional refrigeration and glassware storage.  Forward, the Oyster 66 has two further twin and double cabins with their own head. One of these makes a first class guest cabin while the other is ideal for crew.


The items in italic highlight the non-standard items added on at considerable expense during the ORIGINAL build program or added by the owner thereafter.


GRP hull and GRP/balsa sandwich deck molded to the designer’s specification in a Lloyds’ approved facility. Hull color: Flagship blue - painted at Hinckley (2006). Bottom stripped and epoxy-coated (2008).


High performance bulb keel – lead casting bolted to GRP keel stub.


Fully protected skeg-hung rudder


Deck saloon

Teak-laid decks. Glued, not screwed.

Bulwark finished with teak cap rail

Stainless steel half round strip to outside of caprail

Stainless steel custom fairleads and 10 massive stainless cleats.

Watertight doors and bulkheads between sail locker and forward heads, and between saloon and forward cabins.  Forward bulkhead in aft cabin also watertight with watertight door.

Lazarette with twin stainless steel gas struts. Painted white. Fuel stowage locker in transom that drains external to bilge (3 certified USA plastic fuel cans retained by compartment walls and straps)

The cockpit is split into separate steering and guest/crew areas. Both cockpits have a clear central walkway through and between both wheels, giving excellent access from the companionway to the helm positions or to the aft decks.

Two rope tail lockers in guest cockpit.

Hot and cold water stern bathing/boarding platform trimmed with laid teak.


Steering is by a bullet-proof Whitlock Mamba drive steering system, installed with twin remote pedestals, each incorporating a 1m (39”) diameter, destroyer type, stainless steel wheels wrapped in leather (2016). Drinks holder on each steering pedestal. Emergency tiller steering.


General description

Ten berths in five cabins, excluding saloons that can provide additional sleeping space.  Interior joinery finished in American white oak.  Modern coordinated styling to interior joinery including: sculped fiddles and grabrails, “shadowgap” joints between joinery panels, solid, shaped teak and stainless steel grab handles, Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers, and chequer-board veneered floor panels (Refinished 2015), Larger than standard Lower Saloon and Galley with bulkhead further forward.  Headlining in off-white vinyl fabric.  Upholstery in Alcantara color ‘onion skin’ in saloons navigation area and aft cabins. ‘Porcelain blue’ in forward cabins. Avonite surfaces to heads in Brazilian Blue.  Reading lights to all berths.  Lee cloths to all berths in canvas.  Hooks to all shower stalls for hanging wet foul weather gear. Ocean Air combined flyscreens and blinds on all deck hatches except sail locker.  Metal flyscreens on all opening hullports and coachroof ports. Soft flyscreens to opening deck saloon windows. (Seals replaced and new gas struts in 2013).  Sliding flyscreens to both companionways.  Custom wine glass rack; additional shelving in galley and forward cabin; trash bin (2008).  Headboards reupholstered (2008).

From forward –

Sail Locker

With a workbench and vice. Drawers and lockers for storage of spares and tools.  Accessible from deck hatch and guest/crew heads. Folding stainless steel steps.

Guest/Crew Heads

With Jabsco Electric Head, washbasin and separate shower stall.  Steps to enable direct access from deck.

Port Guest/Crew Cabin

To port with double berth, hanging locker.

Additional pipe cot berth above fixed berth.

Pocket door between cabins enables cabins to be separate or one large suite.

Starboard Guest/Crew Cabin

To starboard with single berth, hanging locker. Additional pipe cot berth above fixed berth.


To port features a spacious U-shaped area with twin stainless steel sinks, Avonite work surfaces in Gibraltar Grey with coved upstands. Plentiful lockers. Additional shelves to athwartships galley locker.

Force 10 FT645PR gimbaled cooker in stainless steel with 4 burners, grill and oven. Alpes Inox extractor hood, Stainless steel combination microwave/grill.  Front opening fridge and freezer with double glacier bay doors. Charcoal filter to cold water tap.

Electric mixer tap with manual fresh water hand pump as backup.  Second freezer, optional refrigerator at the flip of a switch in lower saloon.

Fisher Paykel Double Drawer Dishwasher

Lower Saloon

To starboard of mast with full-length settee, bookcase, pantry and drinks locker.  Settee can be used as full-length sea berth with lee cloth.

Raised Saloon

Featuring a 4-sided wraparound blue leather settee to port surrounding a rectangular, expandable oak burr table with Avonite detail to provide comfortable dining for eight. Wine bottle storage in base.

Navigation Area

In upper level to starboard with forward-facing chart table and dished seat, customized around the navigational equipment. Nav station electronics are flush mounted with navy blue, wrapped to match the blue leather throughout the boat. Drawers.

Oilskin Locker

At forward end of aft passageway.

En Suite Heads

To port adjoining port aft cabin. Jabsco Quiet flush fresh water flushing electric WC, washbasin and separate shower stall.

Port Aft Cabin

With double berth. Hanging locker. Chart stowage and drawer under berth.  Desk with upholstered stainless steel swing out seat.

Starboard Aft Cabin

Two single bunks

Aft cabin

With a double berth offset from the centerline, queen size bed, large hanging locker port and starboard, abundant drawer and locker space. Custom seating area done at Hinckley in 2008 with forward facing desk/vanity.

Full length mirror with Avonite surround. The double berth is fitted with a high quality battening system beneath the mattresses for comfort, flexibility and ventilation (currently in storage.  Private second entrance with oak treads on stainless steel supports giving access to the aft deck via a sliding hatch.

En Suite Heads

To starboard with Jabsco Quiet flush fresh water flushing electric WC, washbasin and separate shower stall.


Entertainment electronics replaced in 2008 with all new TV’s. KVH M7 World capable sat dish with two digital receivers.  Cable TV socket at stern for shore hookup.

Status powered TV antenna at masthead.  DVD storage racks at chart table and in lower saloon. Cockpit speakers renewed in 2013.

Lynn Audio Control System in each cabin and upper salon. Bose surround sound speakers in upper salon. Each cabin has it’s own speaker system controlled by the Lynn

Playstation 3

MX900 Universal remote control in upper salon.



CQR 48kg (105lb) anchor with 120m (300’) 12mm (1/2”) chain. Fortress FX85 kedge anchor. Anchor stowage in sail locker. Backing Plate on Hawse Pipe 2008.  Lewmar 3000 electric windlass with footswitches at bow and controls at port pedestal.


Lewmar Ocean alloy-framed deck hatches x 9. (2014)

Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming.


Lewmar Ocean winches - all self-tailing, chrome finish:

2 x 77 CEST 2-Speed Electric Primaries

2 x 58 CEST 2-Speed Electric Secondaries

1 x 58 CEST 2-Speed Electric Mainsheet

1 x 40 CST Main Traveller Control Line

1 x 58 CST 2-Speed Main Halyard

1 x 58 CST 2-Speed Genoa and Staysail Halyard


Simpson Series 7 tall electric davits. Max load 300kg (661lb) on the pair (new 2008).

Deck Equipment – General

Additional pair of stainless steel mooring cleats at aft deck. Dorade vents in stainless steel; painted 2008

Granny bars in stainless steel on either side of the mast.

Additional stainless steel grab rails between deck and guest cockpit

Pushpit and pulpit seats in teak and stainless steel

Gates in lifelines to port and starboard, with stainless steel hinging boarding ladders, which close up to form the side-gates

Pushpit with gate for boarding - 3.0 m (9’10”) alloy passerelle with halyard, clutch, spreader bar and guy lines

Passerelle stowage in lazarette

Custom shelving in lazarette, 2008

Stainless steel bathing ladder at transom

Novalift II outboard motor crane with deck fittings port and starboard

Hot and cold freshwater deck shower with stowage in transom locker

Salt water washdown pump at bow, with sufficient hose to reach stern

Lights at pedestals to illuminate cockpit lower area

Stainless steel pole on aft deck for aerials and floodlight

Fishing rod holders to port and starboard of pushpit.


New canvas and covers (2014)

Bimini with window for boom light (2016)

Sprayhood to main companionway with leather wrapped stainless steel grabrail

Cockpit cushions, backrests and pillows (2014)


Cutter rig with self-tacking staysail.

Rig dye tested and D2's replaced in 2017

Rig refit at The Hinckley Company in 2010; mast sounded, standing rigging removed and dye tested, rod re-headed, etc

Hood Stoway mast with electric in-mast furling and hydraulic reversing in-boom outhaul with emergency manual override. (Boom lines replaced and ram rebuilt 2015)

Reckmann hydraulic headsail and staysail furling, including manual override

Lewmar Commander 400 power pack for headsail, staysail, main furling and outhaul functions.

Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay tensioner. Hydraulic line replaced and upgraded fittings in (2013)

Running backstays (removable, complete with tails and blocks.

Basic spinnaker gear with single spinnaker pole, vertically- stowed on mast, uphaul, downhaul single halyard, sheet, fore guy and aftguy with deck chainplates and blocks

Discontinuous stainless steel rod rigging

Windex at masthead

Folding masthead steps

Boom light over cockpit table.


Doyle; Laminate Main(2010), Quantum 130% Genoa(2018) and Quantum Staysail (2018).

Spinnaker with squeezer. MPS with squeezer.


Perkins M225Ti turbo-charged diesel engine of 168kW (225hp) @ 2500rpm, fully serviced (2011).

Hurth 630 gearbox giving 2:1 reduction

Duplex Racor fuel filter with vacuum gauge, and single Racor for genset. Fuel system serviced (2013). New fuel pickups.

Tanks inspected. Racors rebuilt (2013)

Magnetic fuel cleaner in supply line replaced (2013)

Flo Scans installed (2008)

3-bladed 710mm (28") diameter MaxProp feathering propeller (Rebuilt 2014)

Rope cutter

Twin alternators: 40A 24V to charge engine start batteries; 175A 24V to charge domestic batteries.

Onan 17.5kW Model 17.58 MDKAE 50Hz generator in its own sound shield, fully serviced (2011).

Max-Power Series 325 electro-hydraulic tunnel bow thruster (lower leg replaced 2015)

Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning to all sleeping cabins and saloon: 4 x 16,000BTU plus 1 x 12,000BTU units.

Frigoboat fridge & freezer system

Seafresh H2012A watermaker giving 189 liters (42 imp/50 US gallons) per hour.  Controls for watermaker in aft companionway for easy access.

BoschWVF2401 washing machine in lower saloon; replaced 2008 (in storage)

U-line SS95 icemaker in lower saloon; new 2011

Second freezer or refrigerator in lower saloon

Jabsco engine driven 1.5" bilge pump

Additional bilge pump and sensor added Fall 2010

Automatic engine room fire extinguisher

Blower fans (new 2012)


Fuel: - 2,050 liters (451 imp/542 US gallons) in 3 GRP tanks; polished 2008

Water: 1,650 liters (363 imp/436 US gallons) in 3 GRP tanks

Watermaker; membranes new 2010.

Tank Tender gauges

Hot water from an insulated 64 liter (14 imp/18 US gallon) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or 220V 2kW immersion heater element. Plumbing in bilge refit 2010 (sea water)

3 x gravity discharge holding tanks - 1 forward plus 2 aft each fitted with Wema electric tank gauges

2 x grey water tanks, rear fitted with a Rule mercury float switch and Whale Gulper pump, for automatic evacuation of all showers and washbasin Forward tank operated by an on/off button.


24V electrical ship’s supply

Mains 220V AC ring main with 12 outlets

Batteries: 24V battery bank upgraded to Rolls 6-cs-25P (May 2011) giving 820 A/hr dedicated to domestic supply;

24V battery bank giving 176 A/hr dedicated to engine starting

Low voltage indicator on DC panel

Separate 12V battery dedicated to generator starting

Emergency link system between domestic and engine start 24V batteries

Manual cut-out switch between alternator and engine battery bank to prevent overcharging when motoring for long periods

Red warning light on DC panel

Separate 12V 90A gel battery for electronics

Magnetronic DCC4000 volt meter, ammeter and ampere/hour meter

Mastervolt MASS 24V 100A heavy-duty battery charger x 2

Mastervolt MASS 24/2500 sinewave inverter new 2008 for TV, AV equipment, etc.

Shorepower with 21.3m (70’) 50A power cable x 2

Hot and cold, pressurized freshwater system

Hella fans throughout x8

12A dropper with waterproof socket at pedestal and cigarette lighter socket at chart table and aft cabin

12V socket in anchor locker for anchor light (Light not included)

12V socket in aft face of cockpit table for cockpit light to be hung from bimini (light not included)

Dimmers to saloon overhead lights

Low-level red night lights at each set of saloon steps

Automatic lights to all hanging lockers

Red night lights at chart table and aft passageway

Lights in lazarette

2 x 220V AC strip lights in engine room in addition to standard

DC lights. 5 extra circuit breakers.

Replaced one of the Mastervolt Mass 24/100 charger (January 2013).


SIRS Marine Major 150mm (6”) steering compass flush-mounted on each steering pedestal

ST60 instrumentation:

Over main companionway - Speed, depth and wind.

Starboard pedestal - Raymarine E80. Multi-function display. Analogue 360 degree wind indicator.

Port pedestal - ST6001 autopilot controller. Multi-function display.  Analogue closehauled MAGNIFIED wind indicator. MOB button, windlass control, mast light, boom light, aft deck light, cockpit light swtiches

Chart table – Maxiview, E120 multi-function display, sea-me radar reflector, ST6001 autopilot controller, VHF radio, engine start/stop, tachometer, throttle/gear controls, SAT phone, barometer, clock.

Aft Cabin - Multi-function instrument gauge.

Electronics Refit in 2008 including KVH Antennae, AIS, Iridium, Sirius Weather, GPS and WIFI extender.  Raymarine E120; Raystar 125 WAAS Antennae.  New stainless mast fabricated with deck light.  Fleet Broadband 250 (2010).

Icom 802 SSB radio with copper earthing tape and pair of large dynaplates. Backstay insulated for SSB aertem

Autohelm ST60 autopilot with twin “Grand Prix” linear drives and Whitlock 24V 1/2 hp drive motor.

Second 400g autopilot computer with separate breaker and switch mounted in aft cabin.

Raymarine ST600R handheld pilot controller with one socket at forward end of cockpit, and second socket to back-up pilot – mounted just inside companionway.

Digital radar (2012)

Monitor fitted on an electric drop-down mechanism to stow the screen flush under the chart table

Master cabin has panel to enable connection of a laptop to e-mail and the primary computer

Tri-color navigation light at masthead.  Steaming /deck floodlight

Pair of lower spreader lights.

OCEAN LED upward facing mast illumination lights


Cockpit table in teak and stainless steel with refrigerated box.

Removable fiddles. Pair of drinks holders mounted at forward end of table.

Bottom redone (2010): Four coats Interlux 2000E epoxy barrier coat. Two coats Red Micron Extra.

All new circulation pumps for refrigeration (2016)

Leather wheel (2016)

Teak flagstaff for ensign with canvas cover (refinished 2015)

Drop down washboard.

Warps & fenders

Electric bilge pump Par 34600 with Par hydro air switch X2

Henderson MkV manual bilge pump forward port cockpit.

4-brick sized safe in aft hanging locker plus additional hidden locker

Clock & barometer

Sole runners (new 2010) Padded cover for cockpit table

Saloon scatter cushions

Anchor snub line.

Comprehensive tool kit, including test equipment, multi-meter, etc

Comprehensive spares inventory

Recent Service/Improvements:

Mast lowered and rig dye tested - D2's replaced

Several thru hulls have been replaced, all new sea strainers include d(only one new one has been installed(2016)

Rudder bearings and seals replaced(2014)

Toe rail 2 part coat varnish (2014 ,2015 and in 2016),

New house water circulation pump motor(2016),

Engine and generator new thermostats added and heat exchangers pressure tested(2016),

New anchor chain 300'(2014)

Bow stem fitting removed and seam re-welded (2014)

Fisher Paykel 2 drawer dishwasher added to replace washer/dryer (2013),

Mastervolt GI isolation transformer installed on shore power 1 (2014)

All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.  This is to include but not limited to all of the silverware, plates, bowls and dishware.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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