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Oyster 39 for sale in Grenada W.I. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Grenada W.I. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines




40.68 ft.






Make & Model

Oyster 39

Boat type



40.68 ft.

Fuel Type



Grenada W.I. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Tax status




12.93 ft.


5.68 ft.


Songster is a highly desirable Oyster 39, designed by Holman & Pye, heavily built for durability by Oyster Marine in 1979, and fitted out to an excellent standard by Landamores. As Oyster’s first yacht designed solely for safe, confident cruising, the 39 is a spacious, comfortable, high volume, centre cockpit ketch, with an impressive owner’s stateroom aft, perfect for live-aboard cruising! Songster has been meticulously maintained to a very high standard, recent major and costly upgrades include a new engine, new standing rigging, furling system and sails, all new Trojan batteries, and new electronics and navigation equipment. An extensive inventory of spare parts and tools are also included in her well equipped small workshop. The poster girl of the Oyster 39 website, Songster is likely to be one of the best available, is fully equipped and ready to go - conveniently located in the Caribbean, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

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The interior features high-quality teak cabinetry throughout from the acclaimed Landamore's yard, and offers two metre headroom throughout. All berths are fitted with lee cloths for passage making, and all cabins have 24v fans for comfort. Sea green suedette upholstery (new 2012). LED lighting throughout.

FORECABIN: Private double berth which converts into two singles with sail stowage & storage lockers below, bureau, cupboard and hanging locker to starboard and opening Lewmar deck hatch with screen. Direct access to forward heads.

FORWARD HEADS: Separate heads compartment to forward to port, accessed via the forward cabin. Fitted with a Jabsco manual marine toilet with holding tank (new macerator pump 2018), shower, and washbasin, with hot and cold water supply. Lockers for washing gear, mirror, towel rails and toilet roll holder, and large hanging locker opposite to starboard.

SALOON: L-shaped settee to port. Settee berth opposite to starboard, large saloon table with drop-down leaves, storage lockers, bookshelf, opening deck hatches with screens. Aft facing chart table accommodating Admiralty size charts to port with seat, main electrical panel, extensive storage with tools, charts and spare parts: 3 x drawers, 2 x stowage shelves beneath chart table, stowage cupboards underneath table and seat.

WORKSHOP: Aft of the chart table to port is a well-lit workshop with a generator, water maker, workbench with vice, plenty of storage, and 12v fan.

GALLEY: Well thought out L-shaped galley to starboard with plenty of storage. Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water supply and freshwater hand pump. Mariner 4-burner cooker with grill and oven. Solenoid valve on gas bottle controlled from galley. Duel FrigoBoat Eutectic plate refrigerator/freezer. Top opening insulated iceboxes, 220 Vac. Microwave oven Galanz. Crockery & four cutlery drawers.

OWNERS AFT CABIN: Two aft hull ports and above opening hatches make this cabin light and airy. A double birth to port with custom made sprung mattress. Single birth/settee to starboard with storage below. Dressing table and two hanging lockers above two drawers.

AFT HEADS: En suite to the owners cabin, fitted with a Jabsco electric marine toilet, washbasin and shower (new shower sump pump and pipework 2018), with hot and cold water supply. Lockers for washing gear, mirror, vanity lights & towel rail.


  • Open Ocean watermaker making up to 60L/hr
  • Hot water supplied by an Isotemp 40L calorifier with 750W immersion heater (installed 2012)

Mechanical Systems

Aft of the saloon, beneath the cockpit sole, is a Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp diesel engine (new 2015), with approx. 900hrs run time. Shaft drive (new 35mm prop shaft 2019) with Spurs rope cutter to 3-bladed Flexofold propeller (new 2019). An assortment of engine spares are included including a complete spare set of Flexofold blades, 3-bladed fixed 20x14 propeller, and service history is available. A dual alternator system is fitted, with 12V/120A and 24V/80A alternators. Edson steering pedestal with cable push-pull steering system.

Electrical Systems

  • 8 x 6 volt Trojan 6VDC house batteries, total capacity 440 amp/hour (all new 2019)
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries, total capacity 205 amp/hour (new 2016/19)
  • Both 24 volt and 12 volt battery banks charged through Cyrix-I intelligent controllers
  • Twin engine alternators, with 24V 80 amp and 12V 120 amp outputs
  • 12V 20 amp battery charger
  • 24V 40 amp Morrimatic battery charger with spare regulator control PCB
  • 24V to 220Vac 2.4 KW Sine Wave inverter
  • 24V / 12V TecSup converter for radios, etc.
  • 24V / 12V 30 Amp ELTA voltage converter for autopilot
  • 5KV Northern Lights Generator (new 2005, major service 2017, 4450hrs run time)
  • 240V AC supply voltage, frequency and amp indicator panel
  • Marine galvanic isolator
  • Shore power and cables

Spars and Sails

Masthead Ketch rig. Aluminium spars by Kemp with mast steps on main and mizzen. All rigging replaced 2019, except backstay and mizzen starboard outer which were replaced in 2018. Twin spinnaker poles with vertical stowage on main mast. Selden Furlex 403S furling system (new 2018).

LEWMAR winches


  • 2 x #48, 2 speed, self tailing winches
  • Main Mast 1 x #30, 2 speed, self tailing halyard winches
  • 2 x #30 2 speed spinnaker winches
  • 1 x #16 winch, Mizzen Mast
  • 1 x #16 self tailing winch

Aft Deck

  • 2 x #30 2 speed winches
  • 1 x #30 2 speed self tailing winch


  • Mainsail, Triton Sails NZ - Dacron - White - Good
  • 150% tri-radial cut Genoa, Qantum Sails - Dacron - White/Blue - Excellent- (2018)
  • Mizzen, Qantum Sails - Dacron - White - Very Good
  • Spinnaker Doyle - Orange/Green - Good
  • No 3 Genoa (Westaway) - Dacron
  • Mizzen stay sail
  • Storm jib

Deck Equipment

  • 25kg Delta anchor with 80m of 10mm anchor chain
  • CQR kedge anchor stowed in aft cabin locker
  • Danforth anchor (rear anchor) with 6m chain and 50 m warp
  • Simpson Lawrence Electric Windlass (new motor and wiring 2015)
  • Aft mounted 80m Quickline mooring tape with cover (new 2015)
  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit with gate
  • 6 x Alloy mooring and 3 x cockpit cleats
  • 4 x GRP dorade vents
  • Large stern lazarette for stowage of warps
  • Lifelines with gateway stanchions and gates
  • Stainless steel aft boarding/swim ladder
  • Midships boarding/swim ladder
  • Detachable stainless steel swim ladder for port or starboard amidships access
  • 2 x Perspex companionway storm boards and fly screen for main companionway
  • 2 x Lewmar deck hatches
  • 5 x Alloy frame opening ports
  • Walk-through teak-laid cockpit
  • Solid windscreen
  • Bimini with detachable full cockpit enclosure sides with roll-up plastic clears
  • Detachable Sunshades side screens and cockpit shade
  • LED lighting for cockpit
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Steering wheel with leather cover
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Freshwater shower in cockpit
  • Electric saltwater pump for deck work
  • Aluminium passarelle
  • Deck pump out for holding tank and macerator electric pump-out to sea
  • 5 x Large fenders and 2 x large ball fenders
  • Various warps, fenders & jacklines
  • Anchor ball (new 2020)

Navigation Equipment

  • Binnacle mounted steering compass
  • 2 x Ritchie compasses, mounted in the aft cabin and at the nav table
  • ICOM 422 DSC VHF radio ( new 2011) with remote command mic and speaker (new 2017)
  • Handheld Standard Horizon VHF radio(new 2016)
  • HF Icom 802 SSB with Pactor 2 Pro modem/controller
  • Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G) speed/log and wind instruments
  • Raymarine ST60 depth sounder (new 2006)
  • Garmin 527XS colour GPS chart plotter (new 2016)
  • Furuno GP33 GPS navigation system (new 2010)
  • Garmin handheld GPS navigation system
  • AIS T120 GME transceiver (new 2015)
  • Furuno 1715 radar (new 2011)
  • TMQ AP55 autopilot (new 2009)
  • Numerous charts and pilot guides for the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific
  • 3 x Clocks
  • 2 x Barometers
  • Port and starboard LED navigation lights on pulpit
  • Steaming light on mast
  • Tri-white LED light at masthead
  • Anchor LED light on masthead
  • Fore and aft LED deck lights

Safety Equipment

  • 5 x Automatic lifejackets (serviced and inspected in 2018)
  • 2 x AIS personal beacons
  • 2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys with lights in holders
  • Emergency tiller
  • Danboy
  • Zodiac 4-person liferaft, (new 2015, serviced and repacked 2019)
  • 3 x EPIRBs
  • Personal locator beacon
  • Radar reflector on mast
  • 5 x Fire extinguishers (all in date)
  • Fire blanket at galley
  • Flares (complete set as required by ARC+ Rally, new 2019)
  • Manual bilge pump, operated from cockpit
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch
  • 2 x Binoculars
  • 2 x Handheld compass

Dinghy and Outboard

  • Caribe 310 inflatable dinghy with davit lifting eyes, anchor, seat and forward stowage locker (new 2006)
  • Yamaha 15hp outboard motor (new 2008) with 20 litre gas tank and outboard bracket with anti-theft lock
  • Stainless steel davits

(the dinghy is capable of towing Songster at 3knts when required)

Additional Equipment

  • Diving hookah system (new 2018, cost apx. $1300)
  • Numerous tool kits, drills, angle grinder heat gun etc.
  • Comprehensive inventory of spare parts including assorted engine, generator etc parts
  • 4 x 20l Jerry cans for diesel
  • 20l Jerry can for petrol
  • Code flags and assorted courtesy flags
  • Boat hooks, brushes
  • Fishing Rod with Shimano TLD 2 speed 50 reel
  • Canon printer/scanner
  • Dell laptop (new 2018) with 12v charger adapter and loaded with all the software for Sailmail Open CPN chart plotter etc
  • Complete documentation of plans
  • Instruction manuals and part listing
  • Photos for most of the systems on Songster


Songster was built by Oyster Marine, Ipswich UK to a Holman & Pye design, fitted out by Landamores in 1979, and first commissioned in 1980. She has a GRP hull, superstructure and deck with moulded non-slip surfaces. She has an encapsulated long fin keel and a skeg hung rudder, ideal for serious offshore cruising. Dark blue hull with white trim, and her hull was polished and antifouled in 2019.

Owner's Comments

After 6 years onboard and some truly amazing journeys we’ve decided it’s time to "swallow the anchor" and head for home Down Under to spend more time with our family. Songster has already proven her seaworthiness by a circumnavigation and six Atlantic crossings. She is ready to take on the World's oceans once again, or for more lazy day sails through the Caribbean islands. All that remains for the new owners to do is provision her with your favourite foods and set sail! We will genuinely be sad to leave her.


Songster has a UK SSR registration, is EU VAT paid (documented), has a Panama Canal Ship Identification Number and there are no known outstanding encumbrances.

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.


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