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Oyster 37 Heritage



Oyster 37 Heritage for sale




37' 0"


12' 0"


5' 7"

Keel type

Fin and skeg


Volvo MD2030 diesel



The Oyster Heritage 37 was a Holman and Pye design for Oyster Yachts, intended as a smaller version of the company's very successful Oyster 435. These yachts were intended as powerful all-weather passage-makers with a high quality fit-out. This well equipped Oyster Heritage 37 is one of the last few built, and is a sollid and seaworthy cruising yacht. These are preliminary details only with photos from the owners as due to Covid 19 travel and accommodation restrictions we are unable to photograph and inspect this yacht at present.

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Just over 30 Heritage 37s were built between 1984 and 1989, going through four different Mks from Mk I to Mk IV, which is the version of this 1989 yacht for sale, the 32nd of the 35 built. There were slight differences between the Mks, these last Mk IV versions having deeper draught and a larger aft berth than the earlier boats. A very few of the boats built were fitted with a fixed pilothouse as an option - this yacht being a standard coachroof version.

The Oyster Heritage 37 is significantly heavier than many other contemporary (and present) cruising yachts. The displacement quoted above is taken from a 1989 brochure for the Mk IV. It is possible that displacement increased in the later boats, as a lower figure of 14539 lb lbs is quoted in an earlier brochure for the Mk I. The ballast of the Mk I with 5' 3" draught has been quoted as 6,000 lbs.

Note that there is also another Oyster 37 design ( not the "Heritage" ) that is very different - the Oyster 37 was an IOR One-Ton Cup racer.

Oyster Marine were primarily the marketing company, most of their boats up until around 2012 were actually built for them by other companies, mainly by Landamores of Wroxham, a long-established boatyard with an excellent reputation.

'Yachting World' magazine reviewed the design when it was in production and the reviewer said ".... she is closer to my ideal cruising yacht than any other boat on the market."



Engine details

Volvo MD2030 installed 1999, 29 bhp, three-cylinder diesel, freshwater cooled, with Volvo MS2A gearbox

Fuel tank capacity

48 gallons


Three bladed Maxprop feathering proip, on shaft drive with PSS dripless shaft seal and Ambassador ropecutter


2 x domestic batteries and 1 x engine start battery.

Battery charging /electrics

Engine alternator with Sterling regulator, Mobitronic 4-stage shorepower batter charger and Photonic solar panel with charge controller

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, Kemp keel stepped alloy mast, boom and spinnaker pole. Standing rigging over 10 years old: believed to be original from 1989.


Banks Sails slab reefing mainsail, new 2016 in stackpack type cover, also older spare main.


Aruns Sail roller genoa

Genoa furling



2 x spinnakers, one with snuffer. Spinnaker pole stows vertically against mast.

Other headsails

Banks No 2 and No 3 genoas. ( No 3 genoa sets on removable inner forestay)


Gowen sails

Storm jib

Gowen Sails, sets on removable inner forestay

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 46ST self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar 40ST self-tailing

Halyard winches

2 x Lewmar 30ST self-tailing

Reefing winch

1 x Lewmar 16ST self-tailing

Bower anchor

35 lb CQR with approx 40 metres 10mm chain

Anchor windlass

Lofrans Cayman electric windlass


Whitlock Cobra Wheel


Raymarine ST6002 Smartpilot

Steering compass

Plastimo Olympic 135 on binnacle

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood, dodgers, cockpit table, cockpit cushions

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Raymarine scanner, displays on plotters at chart table and in cockpit


Raymarine E120 12" colour MFD in cockpit and Raymarine E80 8" colour MFD repeater at chart table.


Raytheon ST60 (ST0 Multi repeater at chart table)

Depth sounder

Raytheon ST60 (ST0 Multi repeater at chart table)

Windspeed/ direction

Raytheon ST60 (ST0 Multi repeater at chart table)

VHF radio

Simrad RD68 with DSC and cockpit speaker

VHF radio (handheld)



ICS Nav-6 Navtex

Radio receivers

Kenwood KMM-BT302 with Bluetooth, also NASA Target communications receiver

Safety/emergency equipment


2 x lifebuoys with floating lights and danbuoy

MOB equipment

XM Oscar MOB recovery sling

Radar reflector

Mast mounted

Bilge pumps

Manual and electric pumps


Fire extinguisher, fire blanket, gas alarm


Cabin layout

Forecabin, saloon, heads and aft double berth

Cabin heating

Eberspacher D3L blown hot air diesel heating


max 9, leecloths to all berths.

Water tank capacity

91 gallon in two tanks. Hot and cold pressurised water - water heating from engine calorifier or shorepower immersion heater. Galley sink has manual pumped cold and salt water pumps as well as pressurised H&C supply.


Smev stainless steel 4-burner, oven and grill


Top opening coolbox with Frigomatic refrigeration





Avon Rover 2.8 inflatable


Suzuki 2.5 hp four-stroke

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