53 ft / 16.2 m Oyster Marine - Sleeps 6 guests

From: $9,500 To: $12,075

Chartering in the Caribbean and the East Coast of North America


Operating in the Caribbean and the East Coast of North America

Contingency, a Rob Humphreys-designed Oyster, is the ideal getaway platform for a family of six. The 53-foot cutter-rigged sloop is the ultimate definition of refined elegance, on deck and below. After a day of smooth sailing with the captain, descend the companionway and enjoy the tastefully appointed, fully air-conditioned living quarters. The master cabin features a queen size bunk, television, and en suite head. Two guest cabins forward have separate access to a shared head. Amenities include full audio and visual entertainment systems, satellite phone, satellite TV, floating mats,fishing and snorkeling gear, and a deck shower.



Dining Alfresco

Main Cabin

Master Bath

Main Cabin

Cockpit Helm

Port Guest Cabin

Starboard Guest Cabin

Full Sail

Deck View

Sun Pad

At Anchor

Surfing Charter

Surfing Charter



53 ft / 16.2 m

Year Built


Sleeping Guests


Cruising Speeds

7 kts / 12.9 km/h


Yanmar 77


15 ft 1 in / 4.6 m


Oyster Marine


Captain: Steven Swartz only



VAT Registered



7 ft 2 in / 2.2 m






United States

US Duty Paid




  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light


  • CD library
  • Cell phone
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Fax
  • Games console
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Satellite phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV master cabin
  • Wi-Fi


  • Floating Mats


  • Novurania tender 10ft / 3.30m - 30hp engine


  • Crew certified
  • Diving by arrangement
  • Snorkelling gear

Crew Profile

Luxury charter yacht crew for CONTINGENCY
Captain: Steven Swartz

Steven is a long time sailor who cultivated his passion of the ocean along with his technical knowledge of marine vessels by serving 7 seasons aboard an Alaskan fishing vessel. Continuing his career in the marine industry, Steven has worked for a series of charter schooners off the New England coast. He began as a deck hand and quickly moved his way up as the ship’s carpenter then mate and finally, secured his position as captain! In addition to his charter experience he has done ocean deliveries including a J boat and an Oyster from New England to the US Virgin Islands. His diverse experience contributes to his extensive knowledge and wide variety of skills to confidently sail his guests into complete relaxation.


CONTINGENCY accommodates up to 6 guests (family only) in 3 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins forward have individual access to a shared shower and toilet. One cabin has a double bed.  The other has upper/lower singles.

CONTINGENCY is fully air conditioned through out.

Luxury charter yacht layout diagram for CONTINGENCY


We have had a great time. The chef is really talented and Steve has been wonderful and very chilled out from the moment we got on board. We were approaching this with a bit of trepidation - two teenagers and their parents on a 50-foot boat - but it's been a really enjoyable experience.


Thank you very much for the most wonderful week sailing, surfing, and swimming around the beautiful waters of the BVI and USVI!! Your relaxed and confident attitude gave us 100% confidence in you and we hope to join you again soon on another amazing holiday!

P.S. Thank you for showing me where to swim with the sea turtles!!!


Thank you so much for all you did for us this week.  You literally went the extra mile for us (swimming!!) and we appreciated your patience with the kids and your willingness to give them your time and attention.  We really enjoyed ourselves and felt like you did a fantastic job taking care of us (and our “slowheads”).


What a great week sailing in New England!  Thank you for the sailing tips and allowing me to crew the boat.  Also, thank you for adding your cooking skills to the trip. I look forward to sailing with you again!


Thanks for the great sailing trip in New England! You definitely  make sailing FUN and ENJOYABLE! Your chef skills are excellent and amazing! Thanks for all the delicious meals! Yum!  I hope our paths cross again!


This trip aboard Contingency will be as memorable for the locations we visited as for all the laughs and good times we had along the way!  Thank you for your hospitality and friendship; you will be well compensated for your roles in co-founding “Schmoogle!”  We may not have watched Jaws on the Vineyard as planned, but our spotting of the blue moon, the bike ride to Cisco Brewery and the impromptu, front row anchoring for the Newport Jazz fest made the trip truly memorable! 


Fantastic! Beautiful boat! Enjoyed the Vineyard and Nantucket and secret hidden coves near Woods Hole. The trip was just lovely.  Ahoy and good sailing. 


We had a SPECTACULAR time! Thank you so much for sharing the boat with us.  You are a very capable and delightful captain.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

CONTINGENCY running shot
Available in 2 areas
53 ft / 16.2 m
Guests 6
From $9,500