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Moondance53' Oyster 2005

Pasadena, MD


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  • Yacht Details 53' Oyster 2005
  • Location Pasadena, MD
  • Engines Yanmar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedDec 31, 2021
  • Asking Price$549,000
  • Cruising Speed
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 6'

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Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wagner Stevens Yachts.

Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


  • Beam: 15' 3''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 6'
  • Displacement: 49,600 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 206|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 175|gallon
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heads: 2

Moondance Yacht Description


MOONDANCE is a luxurious, capable blue water boat with all the cruising amenities you would expect to find aboard an OYSTER. She boasts a large open interior salon with ample first class accommodations and a galley to serve owners and guests with first class fare. She carries an ICW friendly rig and keel. Built by McDell Marine in Auckland New Zealand she is one of the finest examples of Rob Humphreys lines, Oyster's design team and McDell's construction. She has benefited from years of professional maintenance and seasonal usage. Her low hours, sea miles, condition and pedigree make her a great choice.

She is in the water and ready to go south this season with no delay. Contact for additional information. 


The American Cherry interior is completed to highest standards you would expect to find in a yacht of this caliber and pedigree. It's safe, durable design offers plenty of hand holds and Oysters custom fixtures.

Four Cabins

Two full heads

Four Hella fans

Berths for seven

Forward Stateroom

AC controls

Hella fan

Seating to port

Centerline double berth against water tight bulkhead door

Drawer storage under berth 

Weems and Plath clock

Starboard Guest Stateroom

Starboard side

Hella Fan

Upper and lower berths

Lewmar hatch with blinds and screen

Hanging locker, cabinet storage

Forward Head

Port side

Quietflush electric toilet


Mirror, cabinet

Holding tank with deck pump out and gravity discharge

Main Salon

Opening table with bottle and glass stowage, dining area to the portside with lockers and shelf stowage outboard. The Splendide washer/drier is locker installed beneath a glass cabinet and 22" Sharp TV on swing out bracket mount. The forward windows open outward to capture the breeze while at rest.

Nav Station

Port side of the main salon

Raymarine ST 600 R Wireless Auto Pilot Control

Sirius Weather Reciever 2019

S3G AP compass with MARPA function on radar

Insulated back stay antennae and ground plate ready for SSB radio

HP PC with Nobeltec navigation and Garmin GS17 GPS and LCD Monitor

Raymarine 260 VHF with antennae 2015

Raymarine radar chart plotter 2019

Raymarine Axiom Pro 12" chart plotter, cockpit 2019

Raymarine 4kw color radar 2012

AIS transceiver 2012

Raymarine RN 300 GPS

Raymarine EV400 Sail Auto Pilot 2019

Raymarine Type 2 Dual linear arm AP drive units

Raymarine ST 60 Wind and close hauled indicators\

Raymarine ST 60 Depth

Raymarine ST 60 Speed

Raymarine multi repeater at Nav Station

KVH M5 TracVision satellite TV 2011

Iridium Sat Phone

Fusion MS AV 700 Stereo System 2012

Cockpit Speakers 2012

Weems and Plath clock and barometer


Direct TV receiver

Entertainment Features

Fusion Stereo servicing main salon and cockpit

Pioneer stereo with CD and DVD in aft master stateroom

Sharp 22" LCD TV in Main Salon

Sharp 20" LCD TV in Master Stateroom


Pots and pan storage lockers

Avonite counter tops

Cutlery Drawers

Oyster Wedgwood china and Sheffield ctlery

Force 10 FT645PR four burner propane stove 2015

Sea Recovery 40 GPH water maker new membranes and pump 2017

Frigoboat air cooled refrigeration system 2011

Frigoboat dual compressor freezer system with keek cooler and variable speed controllers

Dual stainless steel sinks

Whale galley sump pump

Sharp microwave oven

Stow away trash bin

Propane solenoid switch

Magma Catalin propane BBQ Grill on stern rail

Two 10lb aluminum propane tanks

Raritan ice maker, filtered water in crews quarters

Aft Workshop Crew Cabin


Locker and drawer storage

Engine access

Single berth doubles as work bench

Aft Master Cabin

Double berth off centerline with lee cloths

Dressing table with large hanging locker

Drawer storage

Large Lewmar deck hatch with screen and sun shade

20" Sharp Aquos TV

Hella fan

AC controls

Weems and Plath clock

Ensuite head to port 

Quietflush electric toilet with fresh or salt water flush

Wash basin

Separate shower stall

Mirrored medicine cabinet

Holding tank with deck pump out and gravity discharge


Teak and stainless steel cockpit table with cover

Cockpit cushions 2011

Spray hood with opening window

Binnacle console with hand rail and drink holders

6" Sestrel Major compass

Pedestal and wheel cover

Dodger with Eisenglass 2017

Bimini with side curtains 2011

Mast and Rigging

Formula spar, double spreaders

Electric in mast furler (motor replaced 2018)

ICW compatible rig

Main halyard winch and clutch

Removable stay sail stay

Harken MK3 genoa furler

Harken mechanical back stay adjuster

Pad eyes for pole downhaul

Spinaker gear, single pole, topping lift, downhaul and sheets

Spinaker halyard and clutch

Two Lewmar ST64 electric primaries

One Lewmar ST48 electric main sheet winch

Two Lewmar ST48 manual secondary winches

Two Lewmar ST48 manual halyard winches

Windex at masthead

Deck light

Tri color at the masthead with LED bulb

Anchor light with LED bulb


Tri radial cut mainsail Doyle 2009

Tri radial cut genoa Doyle 2009

Dolphin storm jib

UK Sail Makers 165% MPS, ATN sock and storage turtle

Engine and Mechanical Equipment

Yanmar 4JH3HTE 4 cylinder diesel, 100HP 4196 hours

Aquadrive anti vibration shaft coupler with remote greaser

Maxprop 22" three blade feathering prop

Ambassador rope cutter

Two Racor fuel filters with change over system for engine and generator

12 volt 55 amp alternator for engine cranking battery

12 volt 175 amp alternator servicing the house battery bank

Steipner tunnel bow thruster

Two 16,000 BTU Cruisair Turbo air conditioning units with SMX digital controls

One 12,000 BTU Cruisair Turbo air condition unit wiht SMX digital control

Henderson MKV double acting manual bilge pump

Heyco tool kit

Multiple spares

Thrust bearing

Injectors replaced 2014

Walker WF5000 fuel separators for Yanmar and generator 2016

Jabsco engine room blower with sound enclosure

Westerbeke BTD 10kw generator, 2982 hours

generator raw water pump, heat exchanger, injectors, sound insulation 2016

Gas/water separators for both main engine and genset

Shaft and rudder post lubbers

Stuffing box rebuilt 2019

Cutlass bearing 2019

Tankage and Plumbing

Fuel 206 gallons, GRP tank, with dip sticks and tank tender

Water 175 gallons, GRP tank, with dip sticks and tank tender\

Two gravity discharge holding tanks with Wema gauges

10.5 gallon Nautic water heater 2014

Jabsco Dual Sensor Max water pressure system 2014

Two Whale Gulper shower sump pumps 2015

Flojet Quad II deck washdown pump with salt/fresh water selector

Rule 2000 GPH automatic bilge pump

Whale Gusher 10 MK3 manual bilge pump

Wema holding tank monitors

Hull Construction

Single skin GRP lay up with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved standards 

Deck is molded GRP with balsa core and Oyster's trademark deck salon profile

Sugarscoop transom with teak trimmed swim platform

Folding swim ladder

Whitlock Lewmar wheel steering system and console pedestal

Emergency tiller

Water tight collision bulkhead forward

Fin keel with bulb externally attached lead ballast

Glued down teak deck and varnished cap rail

Two coats Spartan ablative bottom paint Spring of 2021


 24 volt electrical ships supply

Mastervold Alpha alternator regulator

Mass Sine inverter 24/1500 for computer and ice maker

Mass Sine inverter 24/2500 for general 110 volt use

50 amp 240 volt shore power inlet, aft deck

240 volt/120 volt AC electrical system with volt and amp meters

AC/DC electrical panels

120 volt outlets in each cabin

GFI outlets in heads and galley

Eight 6 volt AGM Lifeline batteries, 440 amps @ 24 volts

Two 12 volt AGM starting batteries for main engine

One 12 volt AGM starting battery for genset

Two Mastervolt mass 24/100 60hz chargers

Mastervolt Masterlink MICC inverter/charger control with battery monitor

Xantrex Truecharge 2 TC4012 40amp 12V battery charger for engine/genset batteries

Two 50' 240 volt 50 amp shore power cords

LED lighting throughout

Deck Equipment

75lb CQR anchor

190' G4 chain

Fortress FX 55 anchor on 25' chain/200 rode

Lewmar Ocean 3 capstan type 24 volt windlass

Lewmar opening deck hatchses

Gebo opening hull ports

Teak pushpit seats

Deck shower

Lazerette hatch with twin gas struts

Simpson Series 7 electric dinghy davits

Stainless Steel mooring and cockpit cleats

Docklines and fenders

Fender boards

Boat hook

Mast boot cover

Canvas bright work cover for cap rails

Full Fairclough winter cover and frame

Safety Equipment

Winslow 6 man life raft, certified 2019

Life raft equipped with ACR PLB 350C 406mhz EPIRB, certified 2019

Ditch bag with ACR PLB 350C 406mhz EPIRB (2012)

ACR Globafix IPro 406MHZ (2012) mounted on stern rail with hydrostatic link certified 2018

Eight life jackets

2 safety harnesses

Jon Buoy MOM 2012 mounted on stern rail

4 ABC fire extinguishers

Automatic fire extinguisher system in engine compartment

Life sling on stern rail

Medical kit

Flares, one electrical flare

Air horn

Hydraulic bolt cutters

Broker's Comments


The Oyster 53RS will provide her owners with many miles of stiff stable cruising in even the most robust conditions. The well proportioned hull, rig and keel combination results in a versatile, easy to sail blue water boat that will keep her owners and their guests traveling in elegant surroundings and accommodations. Moondance is in outstanding condition and ready to go south this winter without any upgrades or repairs required. Don't miss this opportunity, go now! Call Mike Largesse at 508-797-2657 to arrange a showing in the Annapolis MD area.









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