ROULETTE is an exceptional example of her class. She was built to be light, fast and responsive. She has a fully battened mainsail for fast and rewarding sailing and a carbon rig so that her performance is optimised. The Hall Spars carbon fibre mast is 2.5m higher than the standard rig, and 1 ton lighter than its aluminium equivalent. This weight saving enabled a ton of weight to be removed from the keel whilst retaining a stiff yacht. A real yachtsman’s Oyster she has been professionally maintained from the beginning. The Oyster 655 is a splendid world cruising yacht, large enough to have crew and plenty of guests, she is compact enough to be the perfect family cruising yacht. She is this owner’s second Oyster and she has taken him and his family far in comfort and safety. She has a very full specification and she is ready to sail. The yacht is full of custom touches which reflect the owner’s love of interior design, and which make for an airy and clean internal environment for comfortable sailing and for living aboard.
The story of ROULETTE is available in pictorial form. Ask us for a copy. She is now lying with us here in Lymington and is ready for a new owner and new adventures.
Recent refit history 2015 and more recent:
Rig hauled and all fittings checked and renewed.
All new rod rigging.
Any degraded running rigging replaced and now moused out and stored below
Navtec hydraulics overhauled.
Saloon soleboards removed, refinished and re-varnished.
New house and engine/generator batteries.
Fully updated to coding for MCA category 2.
Restoration of teak deck.
New light fittings to the mast.
Varifold prop and rope cutter fully overhauled.
Sea chest stripped and cleaned.
Sea cocks checked and replaced as necessary.
New fresh water pressure vessel.
Fridges and ice maker stripped, cleaned and o/hauled as necessary.
New hot water heating element.
Webasto heater o/hauled.
Bilge pumps o/hauled and repaired as necessary.
Topsides and deck gelcoat treated with “Nano technology”.
Engine and generator serviced and decommissioned
Battery chargers and invertors serviced/inspected.
Winches serviced and new deck switches fitted.
New thruster and windlass controls.
Safety gear (2 x life rafts, life jackets, Jon buoy and horse hoes) serviced.
Fire extinguishers, torches, smoke alarms inspected and serviced as necessary.
New Lopo LED navigational light fittings fitted.
New, upgraded, DVD player fitted with bluetooth connection in the saloon.