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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

An Oyster 53, CONTINGENCY is a time-proven model introduced in 1999 that is still in production today.  Quoting SAIL magazine, “As with all Oysters, the feeling is refined, subdued, and elegant.”  Sailing on an Oyster 53 is “similar to riding first class on a British train, it’s smooth, quiet and goes along without a fuss.”  The cockpit’s folding bimini allows the choice of sun or shade while a cushioned area aft of the helm beckons serious sun bathers.

The interior is surprisingly roomy with a walk around queen master aft and very spacious main salon with two seating areas, well-lit by large wrap-around ports.  Two cabins forward – one double and one with upper/lower singles - have individual access to the shared forward head and 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
  • Crew certified
  • Diving by arrangement
  • Snorkelling gear

Crew Profile

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.


January 2016

Dear Aaron,

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!!!

January 2016


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 yourwillingness 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”).

Thanks so much

August 2015 


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


Thanks Aaron for the great sailing trip in New England! You definitely  make sailing FUN and ENJOYABLE! Your chef skills are excellent and amazing! Thank for all thedelicious meals! Yum! May god bless you and look after you in all yourventures.  I hope our paths cross again!

July/August 2015 (Montag Charter)


This trip aboard Contingency will be as memorable for thelocations we visited as for all the laughs and good times we had along theway!  Aaron-thank you for yourhospitality and friendship; you and Patty will be well compensated for yourroles in co-founding “Schmoogle!”  We may not have watched Jaws in 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! 

July 2015 

Fantastic! Beautiful Boat! Enjoyed the Vineyard andNantucket and secret hidden coves near Wood’s Hole.  Aaron is the BEST! Captain, Crew and Gourmet Chef!  Not so good at Monopoly, but agood game was played.  The trip was justlovely.  Ahoy and Good Sailing-

July 2015


We had a SPECTACULAR time! Thank you so much for sharing theboat with us.  You are a very capable anddelightful captain.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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