About Shindig

Shindig is an Oyster 485.  She was built in England and delivered to San Francisco in 1997. 
We bought the boat in March, 2010 from the original owner.  Shindig has sailed in the Med, Caribbean and in Mexico before returning to the California in 2003.

A lot of our time has also been spent on outfitting and going through all the onboard systems in preparation for long distance cruising.

She is hull 24 of ~30 built.


Designed by Holman & Pye in association with Oyster Marine.

Length of Hull         48'6"                
Length Waterline    39'1"                  
Beam                      14'0"                 
Draft                         7'2"     
Air Draft                  67'0"

Displacement         41,000lbs
Ballast                    13,000lbs
Water                     200 gallons
Fuel                        145 gallons
Engine                    80 HP Perkins (M90)
Generator               6 KW Onan

DC Electrical            24 volt
AC Electrical            US 110

Solar                       375 watts (250 measured)
Here is the Shindig "Battle Flag".  It was designed by our friend Jan Thomas (Jan Thomas Design of Los Altos)

This is a Dewitt that Nancy had commissioned for my birthday from the photo above

Shindig on San Francisco Bay.  October 2010.

Banderas Bay Regatta.  March 2013

Banderas Bay Regatta.  March 2013

Banderas Bay Regatta.  March 2013