Boat Details

Strong, handsome, dependable mile munching Oyster 68 from Holman & Pye and the crustacean people in 1991. She comes with a moderate draft of only 2.1m with a wing keel fitted by Foxes in Ipswich.  Recent years have seen new decks, new paint, rig refresh, new sails, rebuilt engine, new generator, review of her electronics, rework on the plumbing systems and upgrade of safety gear to MCA Category 2 standards. Perfect for family cruising, and she could also effectively fulfil a charter role should you wish.


RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.


Maintained to category 2 standards, but not currently in class.


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hull: GRP, solid laminate.
  • Painted Awlgrip Flag Blue in 2006.
  • Deck: GRP balsa sandwich, with full teak decks, replaced 2004.
  • Superstructure: GRP, with Lewmar hatches and portlights and flush mounted hatches for Owner’s cabin aft.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Keel: lead ballast, bolted. Fully serviced and inspected in 2010.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Perkins 6354T turbo-charged, 165hp, six cylinder diesel (Fully overhauled 2009 by Berthon. Rebuilt 2016).


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Speed: max 10 kts; cruising 8.5/9 kts.
  • Wiring, cables and pipework rationalised by Berthon in 2009.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Propeller: 3 blade Brunton propeller overhauled 2010 and stainless steel shaft.
  • Richfield 16hp retractable hydraulic bowthruster, hydraulic system rebuilt by Berthon in 2009.
  • Hydraulics overhauled 2017.
  • Edson steering system with emergency steering system and leather covered wheel.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24 volt electrical system.


Battery Banks:

  • 12 x 2 volt deep cycle house batteries – approx. 1000 amp hr (2016).
  • 1 x deep cycle generator battery (2016).
  • 2 x deep cycle main engine batteries (2016).


Battery Chargers:

  • Battery charger: Mastervolt 100 amp 3 phase.



  • Generator Cummins Onan 19kva 2010.


Shore Power:

  • 220v shore power with shore power connection and 220v ringmain.


Other Electrical:

  • Mastervolt 24 volt MassSine 2500 watt inverter (runs both fridges) for AC 220v electrical equipment.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Water heating system: 240v; 125 litres.
  • Calorifier 125 litres (27 gallons) also has immersion 220v.



  • Watermaker: Aqua Systems AC driven, currently pickled.


Bilge Pumps:

  • Jabsco electro-magnetic clutch bilge pump.



  • Fuel capacity: 2,000 litres (454 gallons).


Fresh water:

  • Freshwater capacity: 2,000 litres (454 gallons).


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Holding tanks both forward and aft. Forward holding tank new 2010, and aft tank refurbished. All plumbing overhauled.

Navigation Equipment

At Nav. Station:

  • ICS Navtex 6 Weatherfax.
  • B&G Hydra 2000 Multifunction display.
  • Raymarine E120 Radar/Plotter.
  • Prosser Weather Trend.
  • Sailor RM2042 VHF with DSC.
  • Sailor RT2048 VHF.
  • Magnavox Inmarsat C, with distress.
  • Thrane & Thrane Mini M, with voice, data, etc.
  • Raymarine RN300 GPS.
  • Onboard Computer.
  • HP Deskjet printer.


At Companionway:

  • Raymarine E120 Repeater.
  • B&G Hydra 2000 Multifunction display.
  • B&G analogue wind strength/angle.


At Pedestal:

  • Raymarine 7001 Autopilot with linear drive.
  • B&G Hydra 2000 Multifunction display.

Domestic Equipment


  • Safe installed.
  • Tableware and cutlery for 16 people.



  • Cooker: Force 10 3 burner gas cooker with oven and grill.
  • U-Line icemaker.
  • Refrigeration system:
  1. Danfoss 240v 50 hz AC for separate fridge and freezer in galley.
  2. Danfoss 240v 50 hz AC for chest freezer in saloon.
  3. Overhaul of seawater cooling refrigerator system 2005.
  4. Refrigerator: Frigomatic.
  5. Deep freeze: Frigomatic.
  • Washer/dryer.



  • Toilets: Vaccu-Flush electric except for crew cabin with a manual Jabsco WC.
  • Deck shower (hot/cold).


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Cruise Air air-conditioning/reverse cycle heating, overhauled by Berthon in 2009.
  • Extractor fan in galley.



  • JVC CD Player.
  • Samsung 42” Flatscreen TV 2010.



  • Boom light in boom.
  • Steaming/deck floodlight.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • 4 en-suite cabins; 1 2-berth crew cabin.
  • Attractive cherry interior woodwork with high gloss finish, and teak and holly soleboards. 
  • Cream vinyl headlinings. 
  • The interior has been refreshed 2010 including refinishing of the varnish work in many areas.
  • Duvets, pillows, linen and matching covers for all cabins 2010.
  • Oceanair blinds in main saloon.  All hatches have screens and mosquito screens.


Description of layout:


LE QUATRE JUILLET II has a large owner’s cabin, 2 further double cabins each with their own head compartments, an upper and lower berth cabin and separate crew accommodation forward.


The main salon is spacious and light with seating to port with a coffee table and aft of this is a dining table with seating for 10 people with flat screen TV and alcantara upholstery.


The 2 double cabins are forward with crew beyond this.


Aft of the main salon behind the large chart table is a day head and access to a useful upper and lower berth cabin. A door gives access to the crew’s shower which is perfect when cruising with children.


Port aft of the main salon is the large galley with good engine access. Behind the galley is access to the owner’s stateroom with a large double berth to port and seating to starboard. As with the other cabins there is a lot of storage.

Deck Equipment


  • The rig and winches are by Lewmar Commander hydraulic. This was completely rebuilt by Berthon in 2009, including replacement of the pipe work.
  • Rig: cutter headed sloop, double spreader rig with in-mast furling.
  • Spars: aluminium, keel stepped mast, white painted, fully repainted in 2006.
  • Hood stoway in-mast furling system with hydraulic drive. Rod rigging.
  • Sparmaker: Hood.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging (2006).
  • Rigging: Rondal hydraulic genoa and staysail furling systems (rebuilt 2016). Hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjuster. Spinnaker gear and 2 x poles stowed on the mast.
  • The rig was fully surveyed in 2009 and the report is available to prospective purchasers.



  • 2 x Lewmar 700ST, 2 speed, primaries, electric hydraulic.
  • 4 x Lewmar 56ST, manual.
  • 1 x Lewmar 550ST, halyard winch, electric. hydraulic.
  • 4 x 52ST, manual.
  • 2 x 30ST, manual.
  • Hydraulic winches rebuilt by Berthon 2009.



  • Stoway mainsail.
  • Furling yankee.
  • Furling staysail.
  • Assymetric spinnaker with squeezer.



  • Deck wash: 2 x salt water Jabsco with outlets.
  • 1 x fresh water from ships supplies.
  • Pulpit, pushpit, guardrails, bathing ladder, boarding gates, gin and tonic seats aft.
  • Passerelle.
  • Bathing platform unit and boarding ladder.
  • Double folding teak cockpit table with extension arrangement stowed below when not in use and grey canvas cover.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • CQR 105lb anchor with chain and line.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Sprayhood and cockpit cover, sun awning and bimini in grey.
  • Cockpit cushions.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Simpson davits 24 volt overhanging transom.
  • 4.1m Zodiac VL340R RIB refurbished 2010.
  • 20hp 4-stroke Honda outboard with electric start, 2010.


Safety Equipment:

  • All safety gear in date to 2017.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Jon Buoy.
  • 406Hz EPIRB
  • Dan Buoy.
  • Lifebuoys with lights.
  • 2 x 8 man canister Lifeguard liferafts in date.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire extinguishing system: automatic in engine room, fire extinguishers throughout.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


  • BuilderOyster
  • DesignerHolman & Pye
  • LocationSpain
  • Built1991
  • Price£365,000
  • Length20.7 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Cabins5
  • Beam5.25 m
  • Max Draft2.13 m
  • Displacement39.5 tonnes
  • Ballast Weight26,001.32 lb
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Perkins
    • Model: 6354T
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

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