Oyster Heritage 37

£53,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  324026
  • Length  ·  11.28m
  • Year  ·  1986
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 28hp, Volvo Penta 2003 (2003)
  • Lying  ·  River Itchen
Boatshed Southampton
Boatshed Southampton
Nic Parton

Extra Details

Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Oyster Heritage
Lying River Itchen
Fuel capacity 133.0 ltr (29.3 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 409.0 ltr (90.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 27/03/2023


Engine 1 x diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2003 (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Volvo Penta 28 hp 3 cylinders complete overhaul in 2019 including new shaft and propeller
New shaft anode 2023
New 12v batteries x 3 (1 engine and 2 domestic) in 2020
Steering system: overhauled in 2019 by Whitlock South


Length 11.28m
LWL 10.00m
Beam 3.66m
Draft Max 1.60m
Displacement 12,770kg (28,157.9lbs)
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1986) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2011)


Reefing mainsail Westaway - Slab (2019) 3 Reefs
Headsail Westaway - Furling (2019)
Other sails Spinnaker with snuffer ()
Storm jib ()
spare old genoa is available ()
Spinnaker gear

Standing rigging: checked by Spencer Rigging in 2018 plus new backstay and insulators by Mac's
Rigging in Cowes in 2019
Running rigging: new in 2018
2 spinnaker poles

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Eberspacher warm air heating over hauled in 2019.
Cockpit cushions

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Eberspacher warm air heating over hauled in 2019.
Cockpit cushions

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Platform
Instrument Covers

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Seaworlf - complete overhaul in 2018 - new casing, windlass
2 anchors
(main and kedge)
60.00m of chain
Hydrovane - overhauled in 2019 - new shaft and bea windvane self-steering system
Seago 260 dinghy (2010)
2.5hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (2010)
Anchor: Rocna 20 kg - new in 2019
There is also a small folding anchor and Danforth anchor carried.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

VHF: maker: Icom - model M423G with GPS - new in 2018 including new antenna and cable
SSB radio
Chartplotter: maker: Raymarine Axiom 7 - new in 2019 with integrated AIS receiver and
Self steering hydrovane
Instruments: Raymarine - depth, wind, log/speed, compass
Auto helm: Raymarine ST 6000
Sterling power management

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
MOB System
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Epirb - ACR Globalfix Pro
Life raft: maker Seago - Type: Semester in canister - capacity 6 persons - new in 2021. First service due at 3 years old

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Southampton are pleased to present to market this 1986 Oyster Heritage 37.

This well-founded long-distance cruiser appears fully set up for serious sailing. She has excellent sea-keeping abilities and also benefits from a well laid out cockpit, good sails, windvane steering and plenty of equipment on board.

These boats don't come onto our books very often as only 32 were made and they have a good status in the world of blue-water cruisers. Yachting World once wrote, “she is closer to my ideal cruising yacht than any other boat on the market.”

This yacht is designed and built for passage making and the layout and ample locker space reflect this. The forward cabin can be either two singles or a double berth with stowage. The heads are to port with a good sized shower and locker space. Moving aft to the main saloon, which is a large comfortable space, can sleep one double and one single and has a large saloon table.

The galley is to starboard with a Neptune cooker, two burner hob, grill and oven as well as a fridge.

The Nav station has a full-size chart table and instrumentation/fuse panel. This area of the yacht can be closed off to incorporate the aft cabin.

The vessel has hot and cold pressurised water system and an Eberspacher warm air heating overhauled in 2019.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Oyster Heritage 37 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nic Parton of Boatshed Southampton. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

since 2023

Why are you selling her?

personal reasons

Where have you sailed her?


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