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  • Yacht Details 65' Oyster 2008
  • Location Portsmouth, RI
  • Engines Perkins Sabre
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedMar 20, 2020
  • Asking Price$1,195,000
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Gesture Yacht Description

The Oyster 655 may be one of the best-designed models Oyster has offered. It is a brute of a sailing yacht that is quick to get going, yet forgiving at sea. It fits a sweet spot where the balance of interior joinery to hull form seems just right, not loading the boat down like so many other yachts.

The 655 has a high freeboard which gives a dry ride at sea, and big interior volume. Below-decks it is spacious, with sleeping for eight owners and guests in four cabins, with a load-carrying capacity worthy of ‘round-the-world’ duty. On-deck the sail plan is powerful and easily operated by one person from the helm. The cockpit is large enough for eight guests to relax in while staying clear of the sail-handling duties underway. There is a large lazarette for gear and toy storage, as well as huge sail locker forward, accessed from deck.

GESTURE has been crew-maintained and well-cared-for since new. Recent updates include all new B&G Zeus Network, North 3Di sails and new dark blue canvas.

Inspection is highly recommended.

US Duty Paid.

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  • Make Perkins Sabre
  • Model M185C
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 3700
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type


  • Beam: 18' 5''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 9' 7''
  • Displacement: 82,673 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 476|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 423|gallon
  • Holding: 3 x |
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heads: 3



The fiberglass hull is laid-up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds-approved design specifications. Her outer hull laminate incorporates Kevlar and carbon fiber, built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European Union’s recreational craft directive (EURCD) to meet design category A – ‘Ocean.’


White with Oyster Blue cove line and double boot top lines. Stern design incorporates a swim platform, finished in laid teak and molded fiberglass steps trimmed with teak, for access to the stern deck.


High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel


Fully protected skeg-hung rudder


Oyster deck saloon with ‘G5’ styling and ‘eyebrow’ feature.

The large cockpit (which can accommodate four prone, napping guests underway or seat a dozen for cocktails) has a varnished teak table with custom folding leaves, which will seat as many as eight for dinner. The cold beverages refrigerator, integral to the table, is accessible while sailing or hanging out

Just aft, the crew cockpit has a central walkway between twin helm stations, providing excellent access to the aft deck or the sailing/racing instruments at each station.

  • The deck is laid teak incorporating a bulwark which allows relatively flat side decks
  • The bulwark is clean fiberglass with a modern, stylishly rolled edge. No toe rail to varnish
  • Stainless steel grab rails and hand holds are placed where most needed
  • Mooring cleats are C-Quip stainless steel which snap closed when not in use
  • Pulpit, pushpit and life line stanchions are stainless steel
  • (2) Stainless steel hinged boarding ladders are integrated into the life lines port & starboard. These offer simple, sure access from a dock or dinghy
  • Aft pushpit gate leads to teak stairs down to a swim platform and hinged swim ladder
  • (2) Teak & stainless steel aft quarter benches, built into the pushpit, offer seating for four and neatly stow (2) life rafts below
  • Lazarette locker aft is large; hatch is held open by twin stainless steel gas struts. Storage for fenders, folding bikes, diving compressor, swim gear
  • Aft gas locker for 28 lb. propane cylinder
  • Aft ensign flag pole
  • (2) Stainless poles (6.5’) at stern quarters for navigation, satellite video & satellite telephone antennae


  • Anchor locker accessible from deck, with removable partition for kedge warp and chain stowage.
  • Sail locker accessed via deck hatch, stainless steel ladder with stainless rail for rope stowage.


  • Twin pedestals, 46” Mini-Maxi stainless steel wheels with suede leather wheel covers
  • (2) Lewmar Mamba torque tube steering systems
  • Stainless mug rack at each pedestal



Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in teak. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grab rails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. Teak cabin sole. Headlining in off-white vinyl. Alcantara ‘Amber Glow’ upholstery. Lee screens on sea berths. Roman blind systems all cabins. OceanAir skyscreens on all deck hatches. Flyscreens on all opening hull and coach roof ports. Six fans located in galley, each cabin and chart table.

Layout (from Forward)


To port, with upper and lower berths. Lockers beneath lower berth. Hanging locker. Private door into day head.


Accessed from forward passageway and shared by port crew cabin. Electric toilet, basin and enclosed shower.


To starboard, double berth, locker, drawers, hanging locker and under-berth lockers. Jabsco Quiet-Flush electric toilet, wash basin and enclosed shower.


This central interior living space is bright and large and features a pair of sturdy operable overhead windows facing forward for an evening breeze. A curved L-shaped settee and an expandable teak table are starboard. There is a facing settee to port. The expandable table is of burled elm veneer and has an icemaker in a cabinet below. Small saloon locker to port for champagne and wine glasses and large locker to starboard for wine glasses and tumblers. A Bosch WVF2000 washer/dryer is located forward.


The U-shaped galley is located aft of the saloon to port. There is a stainless steel, gimbaled Force 10 gas stove with four burners, grill and oven; twin sinks and plentiful built-in lockers. Two front-opening fridges with brushed stainless steel doors and top-opening freezer box. Panasonic 900W stainless steel combination microwave oven. Drainage grooves. Aft bulkhead is faced with a brushed stainless steel-reinforced mica sheet. All surfaces and upstands in LG Solid Surfaces "HI MACS Edessa" (white quartz color), new 2020.


Starboard aft of saloon by companionway with chart table, sailing instruments, computer screen, locker and bookshelf. Upholstered swivel seat. AC & DC electric service and breaker panels located aft of nav seat.


Step from navigation area to passageway which accesses engine room, draining wet locker below companionway and two aft cabins.


Sound-insulated, with 24V lighting and three electric extractor fans. Accessed via double-hinged doors from passageway. Storage racks on inside of doors.


To starboard, off passageway with upper and lower berths. Hanging locker, drawers and lockers.


Aft cabin has double berth offset to port of centerline with under-berth drawers. A settee and dressing table and large hanging locker are to starboard. Twin bookshelves. Private aft companionway with chromed ladder to aft deck, starboard aft. Hanging locker and drawers to port. Slide-out screen and blackout shade for overhead hatch to port.


Jabsco Quiet-Flush electric toilet, two opening ports, lockers and wash basin, enclosed shower.

Entertainment Equipment


  • 40" Samsung LED 4K HDTV with electric lift system to port in saloon
  • Fusion AV755 DVD receiver at nav desk starboard
  • Bluetooth iPod interface
  • Fusion 5-way theatre amp
  • Subwoofer under settee, starboard saloon
  • (4) Anthony Gallo overhead mounted speakers
  • Alpine CD/tuner for cockpit audio at nav desk feeds (2) waterproof Alpine speakers


  • Alpine CD/tuner with iPod interface
  • (2) Headliner speakers


  • Alpine CD/tuner
  • (2) Headliner speakers


  • Large flat screen TV mounted on forward bulkhead
  • Alpine DVD player in cabinet to port, speakers overhead

Deck Equipment


  • 105 lb. Main anchor with 300’ calibrated, galvanized chain (NEW 2018)
  • 66 lb. Spade kedge anchor with 328’ x 18 mm Octoplait nylon warp and 32’ x 12 mm chain tail
  • Lewmar V6 vertical gypsy/drum electric windlass, up/down deck foot switches (NEW 2018)
  • 600’ Warp and para-anchor
  • 300’ Warp for sea anchor/drogue
  • Aluminum Fortress anchor


  • Rondal flush hatch in foredeck
  • (7) Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches
  • Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming
  • Gebo opening hullports
  • Deck saloon opening windows with gas struts

WINCHES (all Lewmar self-tailing)

  • (2) 77 CEST 3-speed electric primaries
  • 70/3 EST EVO 24V halyard winch (ADDED 2017)
  • (2) 64 CST 2-speed manual secondaries
  • 64 CEST 2-speed electric mainsheet
  • 44 CST 2-speed manual traveler control
  • 54 CST 2-speed manual reefing control line on aft face of mast
  • 64 CEST 2-speed manual mainsail halyard
  • 64 CST 2-speed manual genoa and staysail halyard fitted on mast


  • Simpson Series 7 S300 electric davits - 660 lb. max load

CANVAS (Sunbrella “NAVY”)

  • Spray hood
  • Bimini
  • Covers for cockpit table, pedestals and wheels
  • Dinghy cover


  • Cockpit table – Varnished teak, custom made to seat up to 8 guests, with Frigomatic keel-cool refrigerator
  • Acrylic-covered cockpit cushions with closed-cell foam
  • Multiplex 3.2 m carbon passerelle with brace lines and padded bag – socket on transom step
  • Topping lift upgraded to act as passerelle and back-up main halyard
  • Removable stainless steel passerelle fitting to stemhead
  • Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker
  • Saltwater washdown outlet in anchor locker (NEW 2017)

Rig And Sail Handling


  • Hall Spars white painted aluminum mast
  • Mainsail hydraulic in-mast furling
  • Optional cutter rigs: Hydraulic Reckmann furler and foil (in storage) or stowable Dyneema stay enabling fast sloop-efficient tacks upwind
  • Navtec A320-MF-02S two-function manual backstay adjuster with remote hydraulic control panel at pedestal
  • Stainless steel rod rigging
  • Preventer lines fixed on boom for attachment to lazy pole downhaul guy


  • Reckmann hydraulic genoa furler
  • Reckmann hydraulic staysail furler


  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole with line drive (Hall), vertically stowed on mast
  • Carbon fiber stowable bow sprit for asymmetric headsail (NEW 2017)
  • Additional halyard


  • North 3Di mainsail (2018)
  • Doyle Stratis staysail
  • North 3Di genoa (2017)
  • North A2 asymmetric gennaker (2017)
  • Doyle Stratis GPC gennaker with snuffer



  • Perkins/Sabre, Model M185C, 6-cylinder, 187 hp with 24 V start, 3,700 hours (9/30/2019)
  • Parallel plumb engine and genset Racor filters (to allow both to run off of a single unit)
  • Racor filters installed over stainless steel drip tray


  • Bruntons Varifold propeller
  • Spare MaxProp 3-blade feathering propeller
  • Ambassador AM20 rope cutter on prop shaft


  • Perkins 40 A, 24V alternator for starting/battery charging
  • Second Mastervolt 150 A, 24V high-output alternator for domestic battery charging


  • Onan 17.5 kVa generator – 220V @ 50Hz, 3,500 hours


  • Maxpower CT325, 18 hp hydraulic tunnel bow thruster


  • Lewmar 400 Commander 4-function system for headsail and staysail furling, mainsail furling and outhaul


  • 220V Cruisair reverse-cycle system, incorporating (2) 16,000 BTU condenser units: (1) in engine room for aft cabins, (1) forward in saloon for forward cabins; (2) Stowaway, self-contained 6,000 BTU units (for saloon and galley) and (3) remote air-handler units: (1) 16,000 BTU for owner’s cabin ducted through to aft, starboard guest cabins, (1) 7,000 BTU for forward port crew cabin and (1) 10,000 BTU for forward starboard guest cabin


  • (4) Frigomatic K50 F, 24V DC compressors cool two galley refrigerators and two freezer plates; For redundancy, each of two separate seawater pump circuits cool the compressors for one refrigerator and one freezer plate
  • Frigomatic, keel-cooled refrigerator in cockpit table


  • Seafresh 206A – 220 V AC water maker with Seafresh auto-flush system producing approx. 25 gallons/hour
  • High-pressure pump motor and salinity reject valve
  • Second stage raw water filter and hour meter
  • Additional membrane tube added to increase total output to 61 gallons/hour. Membranes can be isolated in the event of failure

Tankage And Plumbing


  • (2) Fiberglass tanks, 476 gallons total
  • Fuel tank digital gauges: 2 Maretron TLM100's connected via N2K to B&G displays
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Rate of fuel flow via FlowNet-FlowScan display & N2K B&G network


  • (2) Fiberglass tanks, 423 gallons total
  • Water tank gauges: (2) Maretron TLM 100's tied via N2K to B&G displays
  • Seagull purifier water system in galley with dedicated separate tap
  • Backup fresh water pump
  • Seagull water purifier system in galley with dedicated separate tap


Insulated 19-gallon tank dually heated by the main engine heat exchanger and/or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.35 kW immersion heater


(3) Gravity discharge polypropylene toilet holding tanks with Wema gauge and fittings for deck pump-out systems, one in each head

Electrical System


  • 12V and 24V


  • 220V AC ring main with (8) double, 3-pin Vimar outlet sockets throughout
  • 12V cigar lighter at chart table


  • House Domestic: 12 Mastervolt AGM 6V in array providing 1,200 Ah at 24V (NEW 2019)
  • Spiral-wound Optima Red Top RT-S 4.2 batteries for engine start, generator start and bow thruster


  • (2) Mastervolt MASS 24/100A chargers, including temperature sensors
  • (2) Mastervolt BMT III battery monitors
  • Mastervolt Masterbus NMEA 2000 Interface, USB interface, & Mastershunt 500
  • Masterview Easy Mk II at nav desk displays: current, voltage, Ah used, % of battery remaining
  • Alpha Pro Master bus alternator & charger regulator
  • Engine start to domestic batteries emergency link


  • Mastervolt 220 V MASS sine inverter 24/2500W powering domestic sockets, microwave & PC


  • 30 A 220V dockside power cable. Hubbell socket in transom
  • Second 30 A 220 V shore power cable and socket


  • LED lights with polished chrome finish, down-lights over reading areas
  • LED & fluorescent lights and down-lights & under-cabinet lights in galley and head
  • Cantalupi Life lampshade-style reading lights on aft cabin bulkhead and throughout
  • Red “courtesy” night footlights at all saloon steps
  • Dimmer to upper saloon and aft cabin overhead lights
  • Red overhead lights at galley and chart table


  • Cockpit and aft walkway Hella LED foot lights
  • Boom light over cockpit table, dimmer control at pedestal
  • Spreader lights: up-lights to all and down-lights to lower shrouds only, separately switched at pedestal
  • Lopolight LED tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead
  • Lopolight LED steaming light on mast
  • Transom courtesy light, switched with cockpit lights
  • Aft deck swiveling floodlight on antenna pole

Navigation And Communication Equipment


  • (2) SIRS Marine Major 150 mm diameter compass


Nav Desk

  • B&G 12” Zeus 3 charts & radar display
  • 7-inch B&G display
  • CPU System & N2k network, B&G H5000 Hercules
  • Radar B&G 4G Broadband Digital with Navico digital chart overlay feature
  • Autopilot - H5000 B&G - 2nd Keypad control unit
  • AIS system Class B
  • 20” Dell display, HDMI connection to PC

Companionway Displays

  • (3) B&G Triton 2 displays with (12) simultaneous digital readouts: depth, true and apparent wind speed, true and apparent wind angle, true wind direction, speed through water, boat heading, GPS speed & heading over ground, and engine RPM and gallons per hour fuel consumption

Port Pedestal

  • (2) B&G Triton2 displays: currents, engine instruments, graphs, depth etc.
  • Autopilot - #1 Control H5000 B&G

Starboard Pedestal

  • 12“ B&G Zeus 3 chart & radar display
  • B&G Triton2 display

Owner’s Cabin

  • B&G Triton2 display: Depth, boat speed, true wind speed, wind direction; other pages configured for other readings
  • B&G Vulcan5 chart display at owner's desk


  • At masthead

VHF RADIO at Nav Station and port helm

  • Raymarine 24E VHF at nav desk
  • Second VHF station at port pedestal
  • VHF hailer/horn function, with hailer on mast
  • Icom M71 handheld with 12V DC charging cradle at nav desk

SSB RADIO at Nav Desk

  • Furuno 1570 SSB radio including DSC antenna
  • Wide copper strip and twin large ground plates
  • Backstay insulator as aerial for SSB


  • KVH V3
  • KVH Tracvision, DirecTV

Safety Equipment


  • (2) 4-person canister-packed Lifeguard life rafts
  • Hydrostatic auto-release devices for life raft stowage, port and starboard


  • McCurdo Smartfind GPS


  • Firdell Blipper


  • Par electric bilge pump with Par hydro air switch. Backup bilge pump installed
  • Henderson Mk V manual bilge pump


  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Webbing jackstays with Wichard padeyes, fore and aft, bolted through deck
  • MOB button on port pedestal
  • Emergency tiller stowed in lazarette locker
  • Hailer/horn function on mast


  • Various, including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay
  • Fire blanket
  • Fire shutters to engine compartment air intake/discharge ducts


  • Bilge-level audible alarm at cockpit
  • Gas alarm


All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.


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. Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wellington Yacht Partners, LLC.


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