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Oyster 575 – SOPHISTIKATE – A list of the Additional Equipment and Fittings

November 8, 2019

This fantastic Oyster 575 is lying in Marsden Cove, North Island, New Zealand where she is ready to take on the Pacific with her new owners.

Totally sorted for blue water, here are some the reasons why she is perfect for seven seas sailing.

Herewith a list of the many extras that have been fitted to SOPHISTIKATE and which make her a very special yacht.

Further details available at


Starting outside at the bow and working backwards…

  • Stainless steel Delta anchor.
  • Stainless steel chain – all looks very smart and runs more freely.
  • 100 metres of chain (not the standard 80).
  • Second (kedge) anchor stowed in anchor locker with chain and warp on drum.
  • Anchor deck wash pump (fresh water) with hose in anchor locker.
  • Fittings for carbon fibre ‘prodder’ projecting forward clear of the anchor for spinnakers or cruising chute. Prodder is stored with spinnaker and cruising chute.
  • Twin grooves on the forestay to enable twin-headsail down-wind arrangement.
  • Bottom section of the forestay strengthened to meet furling loads in heavy weather.
  • Hydraulic furlers for both foresails.
  • Hydraulic slab reefing mainsail.
  • Pad eyes for blocks enabling twin headsail or cruising chute or spinnaker to be flown.
  • Blocks running down the side of the yacht to enable lines and sheets to be lead back to the cockpit.
  • Carbon fibre pole.
  • Full spinnaker/cruiseng chute rigging – halyards, sheet, guys and blocks.
  • Passarelle halyard.
  • Stainless steel dorades.
  • Second inner forestay with smaller furling foresail – great as a storm jib in heavy weather and can give better pointing in light airs.
  • Electric winch at the mast
  • Mafioli coloured sheets and halyards – no dirty off-white sheets.
  • Stainless steel covers on electric winch switch covers – smarter and prevent UV damage.
  • See-me radar reflector antenna.
  • TV aerial.
  • Painted mast and boom.
  • Upper and lower spreader lights.
  • Foredeck light.
  • Loud hailer.
  • Side gates which form boarding ladders with rubbing footplates.
  • There is a teak seat, which fits on the bow of the yacht is in the lazarette (the ‘best seat in the house’).
  • There is a set of foredeck cushions.


And reaching the cockpit…

  • Exit Engineering steering wheels.
  • Hydraulic furling main.
  • Hydraulic outhaul.
  • Remote windlass control.
  • Two boom lights.
  • Extra power socket for lighting at night when moored.
  • Bimini poles, as well as sprayhood – both bimini and sprayhood are new.
  • Grab rails on aft hoop of sprayhood with leather covers.
  • Forward panel fitted on the dodger, which can be rolled up to improve ventilation.
  • There are also mesh side panels for the bimini to extend shade.
  • Mug holders for 8.
  • Cockpit fridge.
  • Teak on top either side of the hatch.
  • Four underwater lights are fitted in this area.
  • Additional port light to starboard quarter cabin.
  • Set of seat cushions and scatter cushions.


On and in the back of the yacht…

  • Pischel Ribline 3.7 metre dinghy with central steering pedestal.
  • 40hp Yamaha outboard (for watersports).
  • Cooney electric davits.
  • Quarter pushpit seats with cushion backs and seat cushions.
  • Liferaft stowage.
  • Shower.
  • Teak treads on the stairs.
  • Fitting slot for passarelle.
  • Multiplex carbon fibre passarelle stored in lazarette.
  • Stainless pole with aerials and aft floodlight.
  • Extra set of folding cleats with rubbing strips.
  • Rope storage rail in the large lazarette.
  • Extra sheets.


Down below…

  • Water based stained oak (lighter than normal).
  • LED lighting throughout (except lower set of nav. lights).
  • Many extra reading lights.
  • Set of Wempe chrome instrumentation – barometer, clock, temperature/humidity (wooden graphical barometer not included).
  • Fan over nav. desk.
  • Air-con (240v will work on 50Hz or 60Hz).
  • Heating – Webasto and from reverse air-con.
  • All electric cooking – no gas, much safer.
  • Banks of lithium-ion batteries provide loads of power and are quick to charge.
  • Fridge, freezer and microwave as you might expect.
  • Dish-washer.
  • Washing machine (240v 50Hz – uses generator if shore power is 60Hz).
  • Ice-maker.
  • Quooker hot-water system.
  • Seafresh water-maker (approx. 140 litres per hour) with fresh water backflush.
  • Switch panel fascia brushed alloy – not black.
  • Red courtesy and cabin lights.
  • Handrails in oak not stainless, which looks good but have finger marks all the time.
  • Dehumidifier is securely stored under the floor, is included.
  • Yellow Brick tracker (hidden in the cabin roof under the trim).
  • Dolphin alarm system – which also turns yacht lights on when armed and disarmed for easier access in the dark.
  • TV, AV and Wi-Fi system including TV screens in main cabin and two other cabins.


In the cabins…

  • Fans over the berths.
  • Choice of fan points in some cabins.
  • Upper and lower berth cabin can be converted into pullman seating.


And in the heads…

  • Improved flooring.
  • Better quality shower door catches.
  • Heated towel rails.
  • Fresh water flush electric heads.

Not mentioned elsewhere

  • Cummins Onan MDKBN generator.
  • SSB Radio with Pactor modem.
  • Copper bottom reapplied 2016/7 in New Zealand.
  • Seawater manifold fitted which minimises through hull fittings.
  • Loose equipment and spares.
  • There are various spares and pieces of equipment that will be included. The vendor is not buying a new yacht so this will include many useful items.
  • There is a comprehensive set of engine, generator and water maker spares.
  • Some spares will be available by negotiation – turbocharger, high pressure pump, hydraulic cutter, Sta-Lock repair system.

This is a comprehensive but not exhaustive list of all the ‘extras’ on SOPHISTIKATE.

Various personal items are still on board and are, of course, not included.


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