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1993 Oyster 485

location icon Annapolis, Maryland
Year 1993
Length 48 ft

1993 Oyster 485

~~ Exceptional ~~
New Sails ♦ New Mechanicals ♦ New Paint 

Recent Price Improvement 6/18/2024

Turn-key! Set up for autonomous off-grid living. Every system is new. This boat will take you anywhere in comfort and safety. No better boat built under 50'. Every system has been updated. Washing machine, watermaker, arch, davits, fridge, electric heads, electric winches, 1200W solar, 1200A lithium, ProPex plumbing, all new thru hulls, pumps, sails & so much more. This is a BRAND NEW 30-year-old Oyster.

Solid fiberglass hull (no core), furling sails, center cockpit setup for single handing, large opening windows for light and breeze, custom arch for automatic renewable energy. The HUGE owner's cabin is perfect for comfortable living, and the three cabins are ideal for when friends and family want to stay (sleeps 7), offering a versatile and exciting sailing experience.

Newly rebuilt Perkins 80hp diesel (10 hours). Water and power are autonomous for 2 people (the solar makes enough power to cover the daily power needs of a couple, including using the watermaker to make 40gal/day). If you have more people, the 190A high-output alternator ensures everyone's needs are met, providing reassurance and flexibility for future use.

Plans changed - new addition to the family.

---additional photos and video walkthrough available on request


*The OC tender pictured is not included in the sale.


Year Built 1993
Category Sail
Length Overall 50 ft
Beam 16 ft
Max Draft 7'2 ft
Cabins 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID OYS398023D93
Keel Bulb Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 80 hp
Cruising Speed 7 kn
Maximum Speed 9 kn
Fuel Tank Cap. 130 gal
Water Tank Cap. 150 gal
Holding Tank Cap. 10 gal
Dry Weight 40920 lb
Displacement 40,920 lb
Bridge Clearance 64 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: 4.236
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 80hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
Engine Hours: 10
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Oyster 485 is a well-proportioned yacht that looks good from any angle and offers a combination of excellent performance, ease of handling, and real comfort. The 485 is well-proven as a bluewater cruiser, with numerous ocean crossings to her credit.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Single skin solid GRP hull, hand laid up with balsa sandwich deck.
  • Hull white with blue boot stripe and cafe style lines
  • Teak decks and cockpit (Epoxy vacuum bagged)
  • Hull epoxied.
  • ALL underwater thru-hull fittings were replaced (2020).
  • Hull Antifauling Painted


Keel & Rudder:

  • Externally bolted high-performance lead bulb keel.
  • Rudder with stainless stalk mounted on the full-length skeg.
  • Delrin bushings replaced (top and bottom) (2020)
  • Bronze rudder bearing replaced (2020)
Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24v system with 220v and 110v input from shore power 
  • 110V and 220V onboard
  • 220V Mini Washer/Dryer Combo
  • Victron GX-50 system monitoring display


Battery Banks:

  • 12 x Dakota Lithium 50A/24v batteries (600Ah@24V total) (2021).


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron MULTIPLUS 70/3000 24v/50amp/110Vac charger (2021)
  • 2 x Victron 100/30 MPPT Solar Chargers (2021)



  • Balmar 90A xt-df-24-90-k6 alternator with serpentine pullies 
  • SPARE 90A Balmar alternator



  • 1200 Watt Solar (3 x 400W Panels)
  • Victron MPPT 100/30 solar controllers with Bluetooth
  • Custom Stainless Solar Arch with dingy davits
  • Through-tube wiring (One extra 10ga double wire ran for future expansion of solar/wind)
  • Integrated stern light/deck lights
  • Starlink (Flat marine antennae w/custom stainless mount)


Shore Power:

  • 220v/110v ring main with adaptor pigtails for 50A/30A/US/EU


Air conditioning:

  • 220Vac 700W unit in owner’s cabin 
Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water System:

  • NEW Plumbing system completely replaced with ProPex (2024)
  • 24v pressurized hot and cold water system.
  • Filter



  • 40gal/hr Seawater Pro watermaker (2022)
  • Remote panel with teak face
  • Integrated automatic freshwater flushing


Bilge Pumps:

  • 2 x Manual bilge pump.
  • 1 x Electric bilge pump.
  • 1 x 3000gph 24v emergency crash pump with collapsable 2” hose
  • 1 x Jabsco emergency bildge valve on main engine.
  • High bilge alarm (jabsco)
  • Ultra bilge 24v pump switch ‘Senior’ with integrated high-bilge alarm (2023)


  • 180gal (680L) in 1 x integral GRP tanks.
  • Diesel fuel tank clean and polish (2021).



  • 230gal (880L) in 1 x integral GRP tanks.
Navigation Equipment
  • Garmin Instrument suite 
  • 18kW HD color Raymarine radar 
  • Echopilot Forward Scanning Sonar 


In Cockpit:

  • Garmin GPSMap 5012 9” hybrid plotter/radar on SeaView pedestal.
  • Garmin Reactor 40 Autopilot with Type 2 Linear Drive
  • NEW AIS Transceiver Em-Trac B200 with integrated WiFi and battery backup (2023)
  • NEW Antennae splitter for AIS/VHF (2023)
  • NEW Morad 213 Cable (2023)
  • NEW GAM-SS-2 (VHF/AIS) masthead Antennae (2023)


At Chart Table:

  • Garmin GPSMap 5012.
  • 2 x Garmin GHC10 
  • PC data connection
  • Forward Scanning Sonar controls
  • Portable VHF


Communications Equipment:

  • Icom ICM 56 VHF.
  • Standard Horizon HX890 Portable
  • Starlink In-Motion dish with worldwide plan
Domestic Equipment


  • Double stainless sinks.
  • Force 10 4 burner stainless cooker.
  • NEW CoolBlue Fridge System (2023)
  • Top opening Fridge/Freezer



  • NEW Raritan Fresh Water Marine Elegance Toilets (2022)


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Webasto DW80 water heating system 5 fan coils.



  • Starlink



  • 24v Deckhead and reading lights throughout.
  • Mast tricolour and deck floodlight
  • Steaming light 
  • Navigation lights
  • Rear arch LED aft flood lights

Summary of Accommodation:

  • The interior is finished in teak hardwoods, with a teak and white oak sole
  • Cream microsuede upholstery throughout and true brown sunbrella exterior fabric 
  • Queen beds: 2 Single beds: 3 (Sleeps 7 comfortably)
  • The accommodation comprises four berths in three cabins, plus a convertible salon space.
  • Nauteriors curtains in Sandbanks fabric throughout 
  • NEW Lewmar Ocean hatches & gen 2 opening ports (2020)
  • NEW cabin bunk cushions (2023) 
  • NEW Custom latex mattress in owner’s cabin (2023)
  • A/C in Owner’s Cabin


Deck Equipment


  • Masthead cutter rig 
  • Hood mast
  • NEW Standing rigging (2023)
  • Hood furling main
  • NEW Harken MKIV unit 3 furler for jib (2022)
  • Removable staysail
  • Hood vang 
  • Hood spinnaker pole stowed on mast w/track



  • 2 x Lewmar ELECTRIC 58ST primaries winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 62ST secondaries winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 48ST tertiaries winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 16ST main traveller winches
  • 1 x Lewmar 30ST mast furler winch
  • 1 x Lewmar 40ST cabin top winch (vane/topping lift/outhaul/mainsheet)
  • 2 x Lewmar Halyard winches on mast
  • Line tender on mast for spinnaker pole



  • Main – Precision Sails 12oz Dacron, dyneema leech line, sunstrip and luffpad (2023).
  • Yankee – Precision Sails 12oz Dacron, dyneema leech line, sunstrip and luffpad (2023).
  • Staysail – Hood 15oz Dacxron, Hank-on, in bag.
  • Trisail on luff tape for mast secondary
  • Cuising assymetrical  - Precision Sails 1.5oz Dacron (2023)
  • Spare Genoa
  • Spare main
  • Storm jib.



  • Stainless pushpit and pulpit
  • Large port lazerrette
  • Large transom locker on aft deck
  • Pushpit seats with cushions
  • Cockpit table, teak.
  • Lewmar deck fittings.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Lewmar electric windlass with 250’ chain & 140’ of 1” 8 plait line spliced into chain (390’ total)
  • 73lb Rocna (2022)
  • FX-23 Fortress secondary (2022)
  • Warps, fenders, extra lines


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • True Brown sprayhood.
  • True Brown canvas bimini, with leather boom chafe protection
  • Tan canvas steering wheel & binnacle cover.
  • True Brown Cockpit cushions.
  • True Brown rear cushions
  • Leather steering wheel cover
  • Leather spreader covers


Tender & Outboard:

  • OC Tenders 350 3.5M 
  • 15hp Yamaha Enduro (2020)
  • Teak outboard bracket
  • Spares for outboard


Safety Equipment:

  • Jackstays
  • Fire extinguishers in each cabin and saloon (2023)
  • 2 x Fire blankets
  • Flares/Smoke/water colorant
  • Ditch Bag
  • Gas detector
  • Danbuoy
  • XM MOB Sling



  • TONS of spares, too much to list, all stay with the boat


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Rebuilt Perkins M90 82hp diesel engine (100 hours)
  • Stainless steel exhaust elbow 
  • New transmission (2023) (ZF25M 1.88:1 ratio) 
  • Balmar 90A/24V Alternator with serpentine belt


Propulsion & Steering:

  • 3-blade folding Max prop on stainless shaft.
  • NEW cutlass bearing (2020).
  • NEW Spurs rope cutter (2023)
  • Wheel steering on the pedestal 
  • Cable and quadrant.
  • NEW LasDrop dripless shaft seal (2023)

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 their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Mechanical Disclaimer:

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or their agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as other representations noted on the listing.

Additional Contact Information
For Additional Information Contact Listing Agent
CLIFF MASSELLE 954-256-5656