Currency switch on Oyster sailing yacht Karibu
by Malcolm MacLean
Built in GRP by UK yard Oyster Marine to a design by Rob Humphreys, she was delivered in 2013 as an Oyster 885 model. Karibu has cruised and raced both the Mediterranean and Caribbean and has never chartered, remaining in exceptional condition. She is fully categorised to MCA class 2 certification, despite only having been used privately.
Among her many features are her huge, ergonomically designed, split cockpit – perfect for al fresco dining and relaxation under way – and her spacious, open deck areas, extended by a large hydraulic bathing platform to give easy access to the water for swimming and boarding the tender. Great care has been taken to minimize sound and vibration, with full insulation to soft joins and seals for pipe and cable mounts, and pull-tight doors and drawers, making Karibu a very quiet yacht for sale.
The accommodation, themed in light limed-teak, savannah leathers and soft-white panelling, comprises three suites aft of the raised deck saloon with a fourth convertible cabin forward of the lower deck atrium with its navigation and control stations. All cabins have full en suite facilities. The enclosable crew accommodation forward provides excellent living quarters for up to five, and a secure, well planned, professional galley with extensive stowage and refrigeration. Under power, a 330hp Cummins engine gives her a cruising speed of 10 knots.
Lying in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Karibu is down from £5,250,000 to €6,695,000 with VAT paid.