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The Admiral Emotion QUINTA ESSENTIA is a 55m hybrid yacht with an aluminium hull and superstructure.
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    PRICE $1,225,000
    YEAR 2008
    LENGTH 68' (20.73m)
    BEAM 18' 5" (5.61m)
    EXTERIOR DESIGNER Rob Humphreys and Oyster Design Group
    CABINS 4
    FLAG Canada
    DRAFT 2.92m
    ENGINES Perkins Sabre M185C 187hp
    HULL MATERIAL Fiberglass

    The Oyster 655, designed by Rob Humphreys, is one of the G5 generation of cutting-edge Oysters, utilizing carbon fiber and Kevlar to keep weight to a minimum. The 655 has been designed to cruise the world’s oceans in comfort and style with an emphasis on performance. The 655 is a powerful, responsive yacht, equally at home providing thrills on the racecourse or as a comfortable long-distance cruising platform. In terms of detail and finish, the Oyster 655 will not disappoint. 

    A good number of these 655’s are owner-driven, but an equal number carry full-time crew. The versatile four-cabin/three-head layout works well for both. Of special note is the owner’s cabin, which is quite large with its own companionway access on deck, and perfect for live-aboard and extended cruising scenarios. 

    MATAWAI has the preferred layout with access to the large forward foc’sle via a passageway from below, key for offshore sailing.  Combined with the on-deck full-beam lazarette there is ample room for the cruiser and racer alike to store all the necessary kit such as scuba gear, inflatable SUPs, compressors, downwind sails, spare anchors, fenders - you name it! 

    The large sunken galley is open to the aft part of the salon, very much in keeping with today’s lifestyle and preference for living and entertaining. But as important as the below deck spaces are, it is the cockpit on MATAWAI which is truly the focus and is nothing short of spectacular, anchored around a gorgeous teak table with built-in refrigeration, with loads of comfortable and protected seating. Twin wheels allow for enhanced sail handling and easy access to and from the large aft deck where more open-air seating in located with room for sunbathing as well. 

    MATAWAI is tastefully appointed and was updated extensively in both 2012 and 2014 (many details of which can be found in the listing). She is very well maintained and is priced accordingly.  She represents a best-in-class opportunity amongst Oyster 655s and a great value in the market at large. 

    We invite your serious inquiry and close inspection. One has to see the engine room, bilge areas and organized lockers to fully appreciate just how “dialed in” this yacht truly is. 

    Air-conditioned Interior 

    • 220V Cruisair air conditioning system, giving a total of 64,000 BTUs, incorporating: 
    • (2) 16,000 BTU condenser units: (1) in engine room for aft cabins and (1) forward in saloon for forward cabins 
    • Starboard saloon AC unit VOYAGER TX18 6,000-18,000 BTU, Titanium condenser and new VMD 2.2 display. (2023) 
    • Remote air handler units 
    • Nine berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon 
    • Interior joinery finished in American Oak with Oyster 'millennium' styling, designed to be modern and coordinated, while remaining practical and durable at sea 
    • Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, 'shadow-gap' joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers 
    • Cabin sole in 'checkerboard' style teak (all floor panel gaskets replaced 2014) 
    • Cantalupi night/courtesy lighting for companionway steps, each step in saloon area and master cabin, with entry switch at top of companionway 
    • Custom shelving in galley, master cabin lockers and electronics lockers 
    • All saloon and passageway sole boards refinished (2012) 
    • Additional Cantalupi recessed lighting added in master head and over the navigation table 
    • Galley surfaces in Avonite Night Pearl satin finish, with routered drainage grooves 
    • Head surfaces in Avonite Kaleidoscope satin finish  
    • Headlining in off-white vinyl (all Velcro replaced 2014) 
    • Upholstery – Alcantara Anthracite in saloon, and Chic Grey in cabins  
    • Lee screens on sea berths  
    • Curtains/blind system to all cabins  
    • Deck saloon Skysol blinds (2021) 
    • Oceanair Skyscreens to all deck hatches  
    • Flyscreens to all opening hull and coachroof ports  
    • (7) 24V Caframo fans

    From Forward  

    Forward Sail Locker  

    • In forepeak, accessed from deck hatch, as well as watertight door below in starboard head 

    En-suite Head/Shower 

    • Flush-mounted shower hose in headlining panel aft of door to foc’sle, large Vacuflush (500 Series) linked to freshwater supply, basin and stowage, opening port and hatch for light and ventilation 

    Starboard Forward Double Cabin 

    • Double berth with four large drawers and lockers underneath. Hanging locker with fitted mirror. Outboard locker. Door to en-suite head 

    Port Forward Twin Cabin  

    • Twin-berth cabin fitted with lockers beneath the lower berth, a hanging locker with fitted mirror, and locker with shelves 

    Day Head and En-suite Shower 

    • To port with shower compartment, heads and basin. Access from both port forward twin cabin and forward passageway 


    • Featuring a large, custom, slightly curved L-shaped settee to starboard and a slightly curved settee to port 
    • Central to the L-shaped settee is a gorgeous fixed table with a fold-out center section with built-in hand grip 
    • Locker with bottle stowage housed beneath table 
    • Salon table and mast cover  
    • Lockers outboard and behind saloon settee backs, as well as storage lockers beneath the seats 
    • Book rack and lockers for stowage of Oyster crockery and glasses 
    • Electric lift mount for TV in port side hullport recess 
    • Bosch WVT1260 washer/dryer installed in the saloon 


    • U-shaped with plenty of worktop space 
    • Custom galley stainless steel backsplash, full length of sink bulkhead (new 2012) 
    • Stainless steel Force 10 gourmet 3-burner stove and oven; custom-gimbaled, with protective stainless steel grab bar across front (new 2012) 
    • Front-opening fridge and top-opening freezer, consisting of: 
      • 24V DC @50 F for galley fridge with keel cooler
      • Frigomatic 24V DC @50 F twin compressors with twin plate for freezer box (new 2021 with spare compressor) 
    • Microwave oven (2021) 
    • Twin stainless steel sinks 
    • Seagull purifier water system, which also supplies ice maker, with dedicated faucet 
    • Oyster customized Wedgewood bone china crockery 
    • Oyster customized Sheffield stainless steel cutlery 
    • A large rubbish bin is fitted under counter 

    Navigation Area  

    • Located aft of saloon to starboard with chart table to accommodate half-folded Admiralty charts, bookshelf, areas for electronics displays and main electrical switch panels. Sony 19" PC screen linked to Furuno BB 

     Engine Room and Aft Passageway 

    • (3) Access doors to engine room from aft passage 
    • Large hanging locker with vent to engine room for drying 

    Aft Starboard Twin Guest Cabin  

    • Twin berths with hanging locker, fitted mirror and set of drawers. Ventilated by a hullport and overhead coachroof port. 

    Owner's Stateroom  

    Aft double berth offset to port of the centerline with under-berth drawers. Dressing table and pair of large hanging lockers with mirror, abundant drawer and locker space. Sea berth with trotter box to starboard. Twin book racks. Four-brick safe. 26" LCD TV mounted on forward bulkhead. Lee cloth added to closet shelves. This cabin also has its own companionway hatch from the aft deck, with a ladder offset to starboard. 

    Owner’s Head and Shower 

    With separate shower stall, large Vacuflush (500 Series) linked to freshwater supply, basin and stowage. 


    • 32” LCD Sony TV on electric lift, in port side hullport recess (lift motor replaced 2014)

    Aft Starboard Twin Guest Cabin

    • Sony 26” LCD TV 

    Owner’s Stateroom 

    • 26” LCD TV on forward bulkhead


    • (2) Pairs of waterproof Bose cockpit speakers 
    • 24V ship’s supply 
    • 40A 24V alternator for start battery charging and Mastervolt 150A 24V high output alternator for domestic battery charging controlled by a Mastervolt Alpha Pro Regulator (Jan 2020) 
    • (2) 100A Mastervolt MASS battery chargers 
    • New 240VAC and 24VDC Electrical System with Lithium Batteries (2023) 
    • Complete new hardware and wiring from shore power to 24VDC system. 
    • Direct shore power to charger design with all 240VAC, 50 HZ equipment powered by inverters. AirCon units, water heater and watermaker can be powered by lithium batteries. 

    Mastervolt hardware including: 

    • (5) MLI 24/6000 Lithium batteries, 
    • (3) Chargemaster Plus 24/110-2 chargers, 
    • (2) Mass Sine Ultra 24/4000 inverters, 
    • MastervoltEasyView 5 Multi-Function Display
    • New 240 Volt Panel Board at Navigation Station
    • New engine instrument panel at port helm station
    • 220V/110/v mains AC ring main with (7) double 3-pin outlet sockets
    • 12V socket at chart table and 120V AC receptacle 
    • Shaver sockets in each head

    Exterior/Interior Lighting 

    • Downlight-type LED lights in polished chrome finish with downlighters over reading areas 
    • Fluorescent lights and downlights in each head, as well as over the galley work surfaces 
    • LED reading light for each berth 
    • (2) Perko exterior dome lights in engine room 
    • (3) Rod “courtesy” footlights at deck saloon steps 
    • Flexible chart table light 
    • Boom light over cockpit table 
    • Pair of lower spreader lights 
    • Lopolight LED tri white anchor/navigation light at masthead 
    • Lopolight LED steaming light 
    • Lopolight LED navigation lights at bow and stern 
    • (8) Low-level LED lights in cockpit 
    • White LED courtesy lighting on transom to light bathing platform 
    • (2) Adjustable footlights, one on each satellite mast, custom installed with waterproof switch under aft step. 
    • LED bilge and engine room lighting  

    Shore Power 

    • (2) 50A dockside shore power cable 
    • Hubbell socket in transom, plus additional shore power socket 
    • Polarity changeover switch to alter polarity manually to operate with both shore supplies
    • July 2023 (4) new B&G chart plotters, refit of all instruments and hardware located at both helm station and navigation station in the salon. B&G and Simrad equipment including new autopilot, radar, multifunction displays. 21” IP67 monitor at navigation station. Garmin multifunction displays over companionway. 
    • New custom display panels for two helm stations and navigation station panels. 
    • (2)  Fusion entertainment in both salon/cockpit and aft cabin 
    • (2)  Smart TVs in both salon and aft cabin 
    • Star Link Marine Flat, High Performance In Motion Dish System 
    • New (2022) KVH V3-HTS VSat system 
    • (2)  Globemaster compass at helm station – Color black 
    • Hand bearing compass 
    • B&G H3000 CPU giving speed, depth, wind speed and analogue direction at each pedestal and chart table 
    • B&G remote vision and base stations fore/aft  
    • Simrad autopilot with monochrome graphic pilot display on port pedestal 
    • Windex at masthead 
    • Simrad RS87 VHF with hailer horn function 
    • Simrad RS87 VHF 2nd station including speaker at port pedestal 
    • (2) Icom handheld VHF with charging socket at chart table 
    • Emergency VHF antenna 
    • Wide copper strip and twin large ground plates as SSB earth 
    • Backstay insulated as aerial 
    • KVH Global satellite phone (2022)  

    GRP hull is laid-up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds-approved design specification Hull laminate incorporating Kevlar and carbon fiber. High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel with fully protected skeg-hung rudder. The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and S/S steps for access to the stern deck. Built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European Union's recreational craft directive (EURCD) to meet Design Category A – 'Ocean', built to Charter Code: MCA Category II.

    Hull color White, with cove line and double boot top lines in Reichhold Black.

    Bottom reconditioned and painted – Sanded down to barrier coat. Two coats of Seahawk BioCop  (Jun 2021). 

    • Deck structure molded in GRP with balsa core
    • Teak-laid decks
    • Walk-through teak-laid cockpit
    • Oyster deck saloon profile with 'G5' styling
    • The deck edge incorporates a bulwark which facilitates relatively flat side decks. The top of the bulwark is clean GRP finish with a new, modern and stylish rolled edge
    • Ample C-Quip stainless steel folding cleats, with extra pair on aft bulwark for stern-to mooring
    • Stainless steel grabrails atop deck saloon
    • Carbon passerelle with socket in top stem of transom 
    • Stainless steel bathing ladder 
    • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and gateway midship stanchions
    • Stainless steel hinging boarding ladders close up to form the side-gates
    • Gate to pushpit
    • Life raft stowage built into pushpit 
    • Custom stainless steel Satcom masts (port/starboard) on the stern
    • Stern quarter seats incorporated into pushpit
    • Lazarette locker with twin gas struts and stainless steel rail for rope stowage
    • Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker plus freshwater hose outlet 
    • Gas locker for (2) 28 lb. bottles (all propane locker equipment new 2014) 


    • Twin lectern-style pedestals with 46" Mini-Maxi stainless steel wheels with suede leather covers
    • Stainless steel mug racks on each pedestal 
    • 105 lb. CQR main anchor
    • 66 lb. Danforth anchor
    • Spare 350' anchor rode 
    • 10m/ 12mm chain and 100m/ 18mm warp attached by eye and shackle (new 2014)
    • Anchor stemhead fitting:  Custom stainless steel pin and strap support added
    • Lewmar 3000 vertical gypsy/drum windlass with remote control switch on port pedestal
    • Anchor washdown system (new 2014)
    • Anchor locker grate (new 2014)
    • (6) Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches, plus additional hatches over cabins and heads according to MCA regulations
    • Gebo alloy-framed portlights in coaming
    • Gebo opening hullports
    • Cooney composite davits to take 400 kg load with strengthening webs bonded in lazarette 
    • Cockpit table is teak and stainless with refrigerated coolbox
    • Coolbox has Frigomatic 24V refrigeration, direct water-cooled (new 2021)
    • Cockpit cushions (Sunbrella grey with black) with Ezi-dry foam/ cockpit throw pillows
    • Main companionway hatch with signature Oyster vertical sliding “drop down” washboard of acrylic which may be locked in three positions. Fitted with stainless ventilation grill
    • Dual wheel covers in elkhide 
    • All in BLACK Sunbrella (all new 2012) to cool the cockpit and match the deckhouse trim and boot stripes 
    • Dodger with elkhide grab bar
    • Full sectional bimini from dodger to helm (windows added 2014), with canvas stowage bag 
    • Side curtains and aft sectional awning for mooring or aft deck
    • Cockpit boom tent (new 2014) 
    • Forward awning over sun pads
    • Covers for cockpit table (new 2014) and dual-helm pedestals
    • Cockpit, foredeck, helm seats, pushpit cushions 

    Mast and Rigging:  

    • Rig pulled, mast boom and all standing rigging removed, level C inspection (June 2022)
    • Cutter rig
    • Hall Mast (painted white) with hydraulic furling
    • Hall Boom (painted white) with in-boom hydraulic reversing outhaul
    • Solid vang
    • Hydraulic backstay legs and rams
    • Standing rod rigging (new 2023)
    • Reckmann hydraulic headsail furler (complete service at factory in 2014)
    • Reckmann hydraulic staysail furler
    • New hydraulic lines in sail locker (Feb 2020)
    • Spinnaker gear:  Cruising chute package with single carbon pole stowed vertically on mast, halyard, sheets, blocks, topping lift and downhaul
    • Check stays  

    NORTH SAILS new July 2022:  

    • North Sails 3di Ocean 700 mainsail
    • North Sails 3di Ocean 700 genoa
    • North Sails 3di Ocean 700 staysail
    • New North Sails custom spinnaker
    • Storm sail, storm tri sail (with attendant rigging on mast) (both new 2014, never used)

    Winches (Harken self-tailing)  

    • (2) 3-speed electric primaries
    • (2) 2-speed secondaries
    • (1) 2-speed electric mainsheet
    • (1) 2-speed traveler control 
    • (1) 2-speed reefing control line 
    • (1) 2-speed genoa and staysail halyard 
    • Deck-mounted electric halyard 
    • Perkins Sabre M185C (4778 hours, June 2024) – 6 cylinder 187 hp main engine with 24V start (engine blowers new 2020) (installed new sound insulation in salon bilge areas 2014) (new gauges in cockpit 2014)
    • 3-Bladed 30" diameter Brunton feathering prop 
    • Ambassador AM20 rope cutter on shaft
    • New cutlass bearings (2021)
    • Prop shaft cutlass bearing and inner shaft coupling replaced , new dripless, aqua drive serviced (2021) 
    • Onan 17.5 KVA generator (4177 hours, June 2024) with e-QD digital display system 
    • Maxpower CT325 – 18hp tunnel bow thruster with eyebrow (serviced Sep 2020)
    • Whitlock Mamba torque rod linkage steering system, installed with twin remote pedestals, each incorporating a 46” diameter Mini Maxi type stainless steel wheel with elkhide covers, friction brake, and three-bearing pedestal steering unit (completely serviced 2014)
    • Lewmar 400 Commander hydraulic system to operate headsail furling, staysail furling, mainsail furling and mainsail outhaul
    • 2023 Hydraulic refit & service – Hydraulic Furling System
    • Service Lemar Hydraulic Motors (2), New brushes
    • Replace Hydraulic hoses and new fitting/couplings 
    • Fuel 502 US gallons in (2) GRP tanks 
    • Water:  422 US gallons in (2) GRP tanks 
    • Seafresh 206A – 220V AC water maker producing 104 liters per hour 
    • Fuel and water tanks are coupled to a tank tender contents gauge. Back-up dipsticks are fitted and calibration charts supplied to all tanks 
    • Hot water from an insulated 19-gallon tank heated by the engine's heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.25kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power 
    • Pressurized hot and cold freshwater system, pump replaced (2020) with spare in stores 
    • U-Line SS95 icemaker – powered by main inverter and water supply from Seagull purifier 
    • (3) Gravity discharge polypropylene toilet holding tanks for each of the (3) heads, fitted with Wema gauges 
    • (2) Welded polypropylene greywater tanks are each fitted with a Rule mercury float switch and a Whale “Gulper’ pump, to give automatic evacuation of all showers and washbasins. The galley sinks pump directly overboard via an electric Whale “Gulper’ pump manually activated by a waterproof rocker switch 
    • (2) Manifold systems in the main bilge area: Linked stainless steel fabrications fed by (2) 2” strainers and seacocks. Aquafax heavy-duty 2” chromed bronze water strainers for the aft manifolds and 1.5” for the forward manifold. All seacocks are quarter-turn de-zincification resistant (DZR) copper alloy reinforced ball valves with bronze through-hull fittings. The main engine and generator exhausts each have a GRP standpipe 
    • EPIRBS serviced (Jun 2022)
    • (2) Beaufort Lifeguard 4-man life rafts
    • Echomax 230r radar reflector on mast above radar dome
    • Par 34600 electric and Henderson MkV manual bilge pumps (Bermuda Race portable bilge pump new 2014)
    • Danbuoys 
    • Webbing jackstays
    • MOB button
    • Emergency tiller
    • Preventer lines fixed on main boom to attach to lazy pole downhaul guy
    • (8) Mounted fire extinguishers and automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay
    • Electric 24V DC water pump with suction hose from cockpit to sea, emission hose and nozzle long enough to reach all cabins to meet MCA firefighting regulations
    • Bilge level alarm at pedestals and LED indicator at main DC panel
    • Gas alarm
    • Fire extinguishers serviced (July 2021)
    • Fire shutters to engine space intake/discharge ductings with remote operation
    • Auto fire protection in rear of AC/DC electrical panel
    • Gas detector in galley with (2) sensors
    • Fog horn on mast 
    • In-line ¼-turn valves to water and fuel tank breathers
    • Back up Nav Lights (Bermuda Race 2014) 

    New Safety Equipment 

    • Solas approved hydrostatic inflatable life vests with integral harnesses, strobes, whistles, tethers and jacklines; with additional flashlights; knives; SRS AJS PAB; PLB's
    • (8) Adult offshore PFDs
    • Stanchion-mounted pair of life rings
    • (2) Stanchion-mounted strobes
    • Stanchion-mounted MOB pole
    • Stanchion-mounted life sling with block and tackle 

    ARC Ditch Bag  

    • EPIRB, Iridium phone, marine SAR receiver RDF, handheld GPS, SART 
    • Emergency VHF, (2) emergency VHF antennas
    • E-tech GPS, strobes, hand crank strobe, radar reflector
    • PLB, waterproof flashlight (SOS), flashlights and hand-held spotlights, flares (assorted)
    • Handheld compass
    • Signal mirror, horn, whistles 
    • Leatherman, knife 
    • PUR water maker, water, K-Rations 
    • Medical kits, hypothermia blankets/suits
    • Drogue and rode, heaving lines 
    • Fishing gear 
    • Bailer/water collector 
    • Batteries, matches, sponge  
    • Highfield RIB CL360 with 20hp Suzuki (2021) 
    • Mega fenders, lines and covers  
    • (8) Dock lines; anchor snubber; towing bridle with custom integrated chafe guards, eyes, and bitter end whipping  
    • Heyco marine tool kit 
    • Assorted tools, spares and manuals 
    All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.