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Oyster Lightwave 48 - SOLD

£105,000 GBP

New sails and standing rigging 2018

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Lying: United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer / modelOyster Lightwave 48 - SOLD
NamePacific Pearl
DesignerCarl Schumacher
New or usedUsed
Price£105,000 GBP
Tax / VAT statusPaid / included
Price commentNew sails and standing rigging 2018
LyingHamble, United Kingdom


Length overall14.63 m
Length waterline12.70 m
Beam4.37 m
Draft1.83 m
Displacement12,300 kg
KeelFin keel


Oyster Lightwave 48 For Sale

Designed by Carl Schumacher, the Oyster Lightwave 48 is a centre cockpit, blue water capable yacht with superb performance, especially offwind.

Sorry, unfortunately this yacht is now SOLD

Do you have a similar yacht for sale? If so we are always seeking quality cruising yachts for active buyers, especially in the Solent and surrounding areas. For more details please see the Sell Your Yacht Section

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A number of Lightwave 48's have circumnavigated or completed notable long distance liveaboard voyages.

A comfortable and safe yacht, she is spacious down below and the owner's large aft stateroom also has its own companionway giving private deck access. The large centre cockpit is safe and secure and with her manageable sail area and oversized winches she is easy to handle.

Nineteen Oyster Lightwave 48's were launched between 1987 and 1991 and Pacific Pearl is hull number 17.

Just back from taking a very happy family to the Med and the Caribbean, she is now in the Hamble looking for her next owners and another adventure.

Further details are in the full specification section but her notable highlights include:

New standing rigging 2018 including new Genoa furling system
New Sanders Sails Main 2018
New Sanders Sails Genoa 2019
Replacement Volvo Penta D2-55 (55hp) engine installed 2007
Replacement teak deck 2006
AIS Transponder (2019)
Raymarine EV-1 autopilot (new 2019)
2 x 175W (350W total) solar panels (2019)

Lying: Hamble

Available to view by appointment, please contact John Rodriguez Yachts


Boat Name: Pacific Pearl

Make & Model: Oyster Lightwave 48

Year: 1991

Hull Material: GRP

Keel Type: Lead Fin

Length Overall: 48ft

Length Over Waterline: 41ft 8

Beam: 14ft 4

Draft: 6ft

Displacement: 12,300kg

Sail Drive or Shaft Drive: Shaft

Age of Standing Rigging: 2018

Accommodation Summary

Number of Sleeping Cabins: 3

Number of Double Berths: 2

Number of Single Berths: 2

Additional Single Berths in Saloon: 2

Additional Double Berths in Saloon: 1 (Conversion from one of the singles)

Number of Heads: 2


White GRP hull and superstructure
Teak deck professionally replaced in 2006 – 12mm Burma teak, no screws.
Lead fin keel, Centre cockpit, Edson wheel steering, Blade rudder, additional swim platform installed 2010.
In 2004 4 additional layers of epoxy were added to the hull as purely a preventative measure (no osmosis)


Volvo Penta D2-55 (55hp) installed 2007. Engine hours April 2020: 3,420
MS25L-A reverse gearbox with flexible shaft coupling
Aqua-drive to 3 blade folding maxprop
Spectra 380c watermaker delivering c.40 litres per hour


250 litres stainless steel fuel tank
2 x 160 ltrs water tank (320 litres total)
Additional 140 litres of diesel fuel cans stored in lazarette
100 litre dirty-water holding tank (connected to forward heads only)

Rig and rigging:

Cutter rigged
Aluminium anodised mast (keel stepped) and boom (Selden)
Aluminium spinnaker pole on mast
Stainless steel rigging, 2018
New Genoa furling system 2018
Running backstays
In-line spreaders, baby stay and cutter stay rigged as standard. Spare/inner forestay also rigged in reserve
Mast climbing steps up to first spreaders
New main, genoa and spinnaker halyards (2018-2019). Main and genoa are dyneema, spinnaker is cruising Liros.
Most rigging shackles have been updated to dyneema soft shackles (2019)
Lots of big winches for easy sail handling:
2 x 66 Lewmar primary winches
2 x 46 Lewmar secondary/backstay winches
2 x 46 and 43 Lewmar halyard winches
2 x 46 and 43 Lewmar pit winches
1 x 43 Lewmar main winch
1 x 16 Lewmar genoa furling winch


White Vectron in-mast furling Main (“Sanders sails”) with 4 x 1.5m vertical battens (2018) – excellent condition
White Vectron furling genoa (Sanders) (2019) – excellent condition
White removable staysail (North Sails) (2004) – good condition
Blue and white 176 sqm asymmetrical spinnaker (with snuffer) – good/very good condition
Orange storm jib – very good condition
Orange storm trysail – new


Sleeps 6 in 3 cabins plus additional 3 in salon
2 x double berths (aft and forward cabin)
2 x single berths in bunk cabin
2 x single berths in salon (1 of which can be converted into a double berth)
2 x heads, both with showers
1.9m average headroom
Upholstery replaced 2012
Well-maintained varnish wood interior
Varnished wood cabin sole


Force 10 cooker with 4 hobs, oven and grill
Double stainless steel sink
Frigoboat 85 litres fridge – water cooled for greater efficiency
Grunert 85 litres freezer
Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans
9 x 12W cabin fans throughout the boat
Television with DVD player
Integrated JVC cd/radio player with internal and external speakers
4 x gas bottles
Huge amount of stowage


4 x 100Ah domestic deep-cycle batteries (2018) + 2 x 110 Ah (May 2020)
1 x 100AH engine deep-cycle battery (2018)
Mastervolt Combi 12/2500-100 charge/inverter (2015)
2 x 175W (350W total) solar panels (2019)
Victron 100-30 mppt solar controller (2019)
LED lighting down below (new or upgraded, 2019-2020)
New LED Navigation/Anchor lighting (2019)


Lofrans 1500W electric windlass, new 2015 (new motor to be fitted Sept 2020)
25kg Stainless steel Bugel anchor with 80m of 10mm chain (new 2013) and 20m of rope
20 kg Bruce kedge anchor with 10m chain
Additional auxillary Fortress anchor
10 fenders
Lots of warps
2 x pasarelles
Swim ladder and platform
Stainless steel aft superstructure incorporating solar panels, dinghy davits, aerial fittings and lots of storage space
Hot/cold deck shower
Sprayhood/dodger (2012) on fixed tempered glass
Bimini in 2 parts, can be used while sailing
2 x removeable sun shades for cockpit
Big stern awning covering stern cabin and aft deck (2012)
Cockpit cushions
Full winter cover/deck tent used when laying up
Magma stainless steel gas BBQ and prep station on aft railing
Stainless steel solid railings on aft 1/2 of the boat (for additional safety and comfort)


Binnacle compass
Lowrance HDS8 Chartplotter (interconnected with AIS)
Raytheon Pathfinder Radar
ICom IC-M330 VHF (new 2019)
ICOM IC-710 SSB radio with automatic antenna tuner (rewired 2019)
ST60 Raymarine instruments: Speed/log; wind indicator; close hauled wind indicator, tridata, depth – upgraded displays installed 2018
2 x Garmin 152 GPS (one spare) with repeater in cockpit
Vesper AIS transponder (new 2019)
Raymarine EV-1 autopilot (new 2019)
Raymarine ST7000 autopilot remains in place as a backup
Raymarine new drive (2016) and spare drive (refurbished and motor replaced in 2019)
Standard Horizon waterproof handheld vhf


Seago ISO-9650 8 man liferaft (2019)
6 x fire extinguishers (2019)
Gas alarm with shut off valve
Smartfind EPIRB (new battery 2019)
Flares (2019)
Tri-lens radar reflector
Life buoy
Life sling
Emergency tiller
Emergency floating throwing line

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, 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

Tender and outboard:

Caribe 2.50m tender (serviceable condition only!)
Mariner 8 hp outboard

Lying: Hamble

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