Name: Karibu
Model: Oyster 885
Type: Deck saloon Bermudan sloop
Year: Launched 2013
Hull: #2
Designer: Rob Humphrey Design, Lymington. UK
Interior: re-styled in 2021/22 by Design Unlimited, UK
Category: A Ocean
Commercial code: MCA Category 2 compliant (annual inspection due May23)
Flag: Guernsey, Chanel Islands


Oyster 885 KARIBU is an exceptional example of Oysters flagship model. Purchased in 2021 by her current owner, the yacht was entirely refit and re-launched in May 2022 with a stunning new livery on show. During the refit no stone was left unturned. KARIBU is absolutely a turnkey option for a prospective buyer. In the knowledge that all onboard systems have been overhauled and attended to, KARIBU offers complete peace of mind and certainty. She has new sails, a new 4.8m jet tender, new EC6 carbon rigging, new hull paint, new interior upholsteries and the latest onboard IT/AV systems – in total this was a €2m+ refit. KARIBU provides four en-suite guest cabins and sleeps 8 in true luxury. She is MCA Cat2 commercially compliant and has already proven exceptionally popular during the Mediterranean and Caribbean charter seasons. 4 crew members are well accommodated in 2 spacious cabins. The contemporary interior was beautifully re-designed in 2022 by the multi-award winning interior superyacht stylists Design Unlimited, UK. The yachts vibrant colours and use of luxurious materials truly make Karibu a standout example in her class. KARIBU is also VAT paid and currently registered in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

LOA:                             27m / 88’10”
LWL:                             24.18m / 79’4”
BEAM:                            6.33m / 20’9”
DRAFT:                           3.50m / 11’6”
DISPLACEMENT:         74,000kg / 163,142lb

GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Single skin hull with Aramid / Kevlar reinforcement
Moulded GRP deck with balsa core
Naval Architecture & construction approved by Lloyds Classification
Teak laid decks with new grey caulking 2021/22
Hydraulic transom swim platform with teak steps and swim ladder
Fin keel with lead high performance bulb
Twin rudder blade steering
Twin helm positions

Diesel: 3735 litres / 987 US gal in 2 x GRP tanks
Water: 2120 / 560 US gal in two GRP tanks (UV treated drinking water)
Black tank: 910 litres total (370l forward & 590l aft) – deck pump out & below waterline discharge
Grey water: 5 x tanks serving all bathrooms and galley
Hot water: 2 x 93 litre 220v immersion tanks or engine heat exchanger take-off

Large Teak cockpit table and spacious symmetrical cockpit
Foredeck recessed tender well (doubles up as lounging area with fitted cushions)
Spinnaker pole mast-mounted for lifting tender
Large aft deck lazarette locker with copious storage
Retracting mooring cleats
Pushpit corner seating
Side gates midships port & starboard
Removable s/s boarding ladders @ gates
Bezenzoni hydraulic telescopic passarelle
Solimar flush deck hatches
Master cabin aft deck access hatch (& fire exit)
H+C deck shower
Fore and aft deck washdown hose points (fresh water and seawater)
Anchor locker hose point

DECK CANVAS & COVERS (all new 2022 including):
boom tent
companionway dodger/sprayhood
integrated cockpit & helm bimini top
cockpit bimini with side panels
cockpit cushions
tender well cushions & aft deck sun lounger cushions
pedestal and steering wheel covers
rib cover
foredeck sun awning

Hall Spars high modulus Carbon mast (fully serviced & overhauled 2021-22 refit)
Oceanfurl in-boom furling boom
Mast and boom painted Awlgrip white
Future Fibres ECSix Carbon standing rigging (New 2021-22)
In-boom preventer
Boom angle indicator monitored at helm on B&G
Hydraulic back stay adjuster
Hydraulic forestay tensioner
Hydraulic adjustable stormstay adjustment ram
Reckman carbon headstay foil
Hydraulic outhaul
Navtec hydraulic genoa halyard adjuster at mast
Reckman genoa hydraulic furler (factory serviced 2021-22)
Reckman hydraulic Code 0 furler
Independent Remote control for sail adjustment, halyard tension, furling, vang etc
All hydraulic Lewmar deck winches
Lewmar captive winch for main halyard
Lewmar captive winch for mainsheet

New Evolution sails 2022:
Fully battened mainsail
Furling Genoa
A2 & A3 asymmetric spinnakers (age unknown)
New Cable-less removable inner forestay & KZ furler

Main engine: Cummins Turbo-charged QSL9-330 diesel
Shaft drive to Brunton Varifold propeller & Ambassador rope cutter
Rating: 330 hp (245 kW)
Hours: 5950 (April23)
Cruising speed: 8.5 knots @1150rpm
24V/150w MB alternator & Prestolite alternator

2 x Onan MDKBT e-QD 22.5kW 50Hz/230V AC 4-cylinder
Hours: Port 8680 / Stbd 5800
Reverso oil change pump (four take offs) for each generator and gearbox

Reverso fuel polisher (150gph)
Bronze manifold for seawater inlets to reduce through hull fittings.
Raw water flow sensors with alarm for main engine & gensets

Lewmar 300VRT (28hp) retractable bow and stern thrusters

Whitlock Mamba gearbox/rod steering & emergency tiller

Lewmar 400 Commander Power pack System (deck winches, mainsheet captive winch, main halyard captive winch, outhaul, boom furler, Code Zero furler, storm jib ram tensioner, windlass, backstays cylinders, vang, lazarette door and Sanguinetti warping drum)

Lewmar V8 vertical hydraulic. Operated by footswitch controls
Retractable Sanguinetti warping drum on fore deck

83,000 BTU Cruisair reverse cycle 230V AC dual frequency (50/60Hz)
6 x air handlers

Owner’s, aft guest cabins and fore ship, plus head/shower areas are fitted with forced air ventilation

Cathelco Seafresh desalinator (250 litres per hour)

Automatic bilge pump in engine room
Whale manual bilge pump on deck


24V ships supply
230V AC ring (64ah) shore power supply
2 x dockside power cables
2 x 63A sockets in transom

Domestic Sonnenschein 12 x 2v (1497ah) gel batteries (new 2022 refit)
Engine start : 2 x 12v 95Ah sealed lead acid
Generators start: 2 x 12v 95Ah sealed lead acid

3 x 100A/24V Mastervolt MASS chargers in engine room
Mastervolt Monitors – Masterlink BTM 3
MasterBus repeater- MasterView Easy 3.5.
Mastervolt 24V Alpha Pro regulator.
Emergency link system between the domestic & engine start battery

Mastervolt 24/5000W MASS sine inverter (230V/50Hz)
Mastervolt 24/1500W for the icemaker

Lighting: boom lights over cockpit table.
up lights and downlights on spreaders
underwater LED lighting

Navigation lighting:
Aqua Signal bow and stern navigation lights
Steaming & deck floodlight
Lopolight all-round red light and tri-colour at masthead
Red over green Aqua Signal AQ55 sailing lights on mast
Aqua Signal anchor light plugged in at bow

all New 2021-22:
Fusion Bluetooth Stereo system
Bowers & Wilkins speakers in master cabin, saloon, cockpit and Crew area
Removable speakers for foredeck tender well
Samsung 4k 50” Television in saloon
Apple TV for saloon, crew & captains cabin
5G internet antenna x 2
Wifi antenna
1 x Iridium Certus
Pep Wave Max BR1Pro & 5 x Peplink access points
Thales surelink IP voice & headset

SIRS steering compasses at each helm
Iridium Certus Satcom, & communications
Upgraded 4g/5g aerial
Predominantly Brookes & Gatehouse (B&G) instrumentation
3 x size 30/30 multi displays on mast
Chart plotter Zeus 12 at helms
Multifunction B&G H3000 GDF display (7 on board)
B&G apparent wind angle
B&G magnified apparent wind angle
B&G depth display
Simrad Robertson AP 1000 autopilot
B&G Zeus 12 chart plotter at chart table.
B&G chart plotter in captain’s cabin.
Furuno GPS display at navigation table.
B&G 4G radar
AIS transponder
Windex at masthead.
Furuno NX300 Navtex
Simrad RS87 GMDSS VHF radios
Icom M802 SSB radio, plus Pactor Modem DR-7400.
Vasari PC & remote panel.
Synology NAS drive
Victron DC-DC converter
YachtSpot wi-fi

2 x Viking 8UKSL 8 pers liferafts with hydrostatic release
406MHz Kannad EPIRB in lazarette
Radar reflector mounted on mast
2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys
Webbing jackstays
MOB button
Emergency wheel in lazarette
Fire extinguishers - TBC
CCTV camera – engine room, rig and bowsprit
Infrared camera on mast
Watertight bulkheads and doors to forepeak, engine room and lazarette

Williams 435 Projet RIB – New 2022
Paddle boards

U-Line icemaker in saloon
Klarstein wine cooler for 12 wine bottles
Centralised vacuum system (3 x connections)
Bauer Junior II dive compressor, plus 3 x bottles and 3 x sets of dive kits


Following the purchase of Karibu by the current owner in May 2021, an extensive refit was undertaken at the STP shipyard, Palma, Mallorca. In excess of €2million was spent overhauling all systems and improving the comfort/interior styling of the yacht:

- Full repaint of the hull in Teale Blue by Snip

- Teak deck fully sanded and re-caulked

- All New canvas work and upholstery externally and internally

- Removal and servicing of all hydraulic components (bow thruster, bathing platform rams, furlers) and deck gear - including captive winches

- Removal and NDT inspection of mast and boom with minor repairs to spreader plates (RSB)

- Removal and servicing of rudders and all steering gear

- Servicing of all engine room components (main engine, generators, air conditioning, water maker and hydraulics)

- Replacement batteries throughout

- New Future Fibre EC6 Carbon standing rigging (replacing rod rigging) BY Rig Pro & Steve Branagh

- New running rigging throughout

- New Mainsail, Genoa, and Storm Jib by Evolution Sails

- Serviced all winches and under deck captive winches

- Upgrade of all nav systems to new B&G throughout

- Replacement helm consoles custom-made for new electronics

- New AV system throughout with additional speakers to aft deck and tender well

- Replacement light fittings to all guest areas

- Extensive refurbishment throughout the interior of the yacht by Design Unlimited, including vinyl wrapping,         carpets, mattresses, all fabrics.

- Bespoke timber furniture in the saloon including new bar with wine fridge, Zip hydro tap, ice maker and glass cabinetry.

- Remodelled Navigation station

- Converted 4th cabin into a dedicated double bed guest cabin

- New Williams 435 Jet Tender, 2 x Seabobs

- New Miele washer dryer, new Miele Oven

- New Audio Visual system throughout the yacht