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If it is indeed the one listed on eBay then, if the pictures are recent and the items listed are all present and functional, the boat is a very good deal. St. Martin is also the best place in the Caribbean to source parts and supplies and spares and labour is qualified and will get the job done.
I can also recommend a surveyor for you, he would fly from the BVI ($150 airfare or so) and check out the boat.
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Heard nothing but good about them.I think it will go much higher though.Best of luck.marc
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I've decided against this boat - and yes, it's the same one listed on eBay, but it was brought to my attention by my broker.

My reasons were mainly its size, its teak decks and inconvenient dingy access.
The boat is in good shape for a '79, and I got a hold of a survey done in 2008. There were no major issues identified in the survey and the current owners have added electronics and re-done the teak on the deck in the past year.

It would be a great boat for a couple or a small family - but for me as a singlehander, it's too much to maintain.

Thanks for all you replies!
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Your post prompted me to look at the listing in Yachtworld. This boat is nutz!

1979/Oyster-39-Ketch-2045502/Simpson-Bay/St.-Maarten-St.-Martin
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Hi,
my first yacht at 36 yrs old and its one of these. I sailed it single handed yesterday for the first time. It was a piece of cake. Presently the auto pilot isnt working and it was still managable.

Im not the only one that thinks so either...there are a coulpe of uk threads here...

Someone else states how easy they are to handle single handed on the ybw dot com forum, if you search for Oyster 39, or PM me I can send you the links - I cant post here yet as my post count is too low.


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One more post, and I can post the links..
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in this thread:
Oyster 39 - Yachting and Boating World Forums

And then this is a thread I started, with some pics of my own:
Oyster 39 owners, discussion and issues. - Yachting and Boating World Forums
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Eherlihy - whats nuts ? :-)
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...and if your query is with regard to the 1979 model on eBay, it looks like a beautiful boat. Oyster Ketch, 39' Blue Water Cruiser : eBay Motors (item 140374187156 end time Jan-23-10 15:32:37 PST)The current price of $28,100 is ridiculously low. That boat, however, is in St. Martin.

Oyster's website says this about the 39;

I have been aboard the Rona II. The hull is an Oyster, but the Rona syndicate finishes off the interior. The hull on that boat is like a tank. Oyster is known for the fit & finish of their interior.
Definitely an attractive boat from the outside, but I'm not crazy about the interior. I'd think for that kind of money, there would be more woodwork. BTW, the auction ended with the final bid of $42.6K, and the reserve wasn't met, so it didn't sell (at least not at auction).
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