SOPHISTIKATE is in her first ownership, built for experienced yacht owners – she was their second Oyster. Specified for blue water cruising, she has sailed from the UK to New Zealand without effort and has been consistently maintained and updated through life. She has been professionally crewed for the past 12 months and has benefitted from two extensive yard periods in 2016 and 2017/2018 for servicing and refurbishment. Sophistikate is now offered for sale ready to embark on another voyage in some of the most stunning cruising grounds on the planet.
SOPHISTIKATE was always going to be our dreamboat so it has a very high and very comprehensive specification. Having owned an Oyster before, we knew what works well and what was needed to make it a very easy to sail/easy boat to use. We commissioned her build and from tip to toe, or should we say, from bow to stern, very carefully. She is one of the best specified of the Oyster 575s and has also been very well looked after. SOPHITIKATE has won the Concourse d’Elegance at multiple Oyster rallies.
SOPHISTIKATE was based in Grenada in the Caribbean for several years and then took us on the first half of the Oyster World Rally. For various family reasons, we only did the first half of the Rally and have now had the boat shipped back to Palma from New Zealand.
SOPHISTIKATE is a true bluewater cruiser with everything that is needed for safe long-distance cruising. She is very easy to sail. My wife and I have sailed many miles alone although we normally take crew or friends on longer trips. We love the boat and have continued to spend money on maintenance and ensuring she is in excellent condition. For example, the copper bottom has been re-applied and Propspeed has been applied to the folding Brunton propeller. The rig has been removed and checked in a major service. The vang hydraulics have been serviced and partially replaced. The Mastervolt lithium-ion batteries are new.
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