Rare shoal draft with in-mast furling and cutter rig; well maintained with maple interior
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DESIGN: Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Oyster Design Group
RIG: Cutter rig
ACCOM: Seven berths in four cabins + convertible workshop
JOINERY: Crown cut Maple
LYING: Connecticut, USA
LOA: 17.49m (57’4”)
LWL: 14.97m (49’1”)
BEAM: 4.95m (16’3”)
DRAFT: 1.89m (6’2.4”)
DISP: 27,260kg (60,075lb)
NB: All dimensions are approximate
Gleaming from stem to stern, no expense spared maintenance on this well thought out and well-loved Oyster 56, built to US specifications with shoal draft keel.
Full hydraulic sail handling with in-mast furler controlled by foot switches from the cockpit. Reckmann furlers for the staysail and headsail. Electric cabin top winch port side of the cockpit and electric primary winches for short-handed control. Electric davits.
Shows like a much newer boat. VIP cabin/suite forward perfect when just two couples aboard. Fourth cabin with fantastic sea berth and workshop providing excellent access to machinery and main engine. The aft cabin has custom cabinetry for additional storage and a wider berth. Constantly updated and always lightly used and well kept.
A pleasure to represent, pride of ownership is everywhere. This boat is very well known to us since delivered new and a MUST SEE Oyster 56 which is being offered with all equipment and spares minus the owner’s personal effects, remaining aboard. A great option for anyone thinking of basing out of Florida with shoal draft access to the Bahamas and beyond. Early viewing recommended.
What a shame it has come time to part ways with this boat and the joy it has meant to my family. There is nothing more pleasurable than cruising the Caribbean in a yacht that gets you there safely, in style, and comfortably. This boat has it all.
The items in italic highlight the non-standard items fitted during the build programme or added by the owner thereafter.
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification. Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin and powder-bound matts.
‘White’ hull with cove line and double boot top lines in ‘Dark Blue.’
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks.
Oyster ‘Deck Saloon’ profile with eyebrow styling.
Bulwark finished with teak capping rail.
High performance bulb (HPB) external shoal keel.
Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.
‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps with teak treads for access to the stern deck.
Fold-down stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder fitted with lanyard and retaining pin for retrieval/stowage.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.
34kg (75lb) CQR anchor, which stows in stemhead fitting with 60m (200’) of 12mm calibrated galvanised chain (2015).
Fortress FX37 kedge anchor.
Recessed anchor locker within the foredeck for chain stowage, fitted with hinged lids and Timage chrome flush-fitting type locking devices. Removable partition at forward end of anchor locker for kedge warp and chain.
Lewmar heavy-duty Ocean 3 vertical capstan type (24V) electric anchor windlass, two-way operated by adjacent foot switch controls.
Remote windlass control at pedestal.
Midship gateway stanchions.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel hinged bathing/boarding ladder with teak treads.
Passerelle socket in top step at transom.
Oyster custom vertical drop-down washboard (shock cord) system for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights.
Gebo opening hullports.
Opening long Gebo port in cockpit from galley, including curtain.
All canvas work in Sunbrella ‘Dune’ acrylic.
Large fold down companionway sprayhood/dodger (2017) with zip-up central window and stainless steel grab rail to aft end.
Custom bimini (2017) with sunshade curtains that zip on back and front filler piece, between bimini and sprayhood/dodger with hard clear plastic panels, which can be folded in two when not in use. Including fixtures and stowage bag.
Padded cockpit table cover with Velcro flap for access to refrigerated cool box.
Pedestal and steering wheel cover.
Cockpit cushions (2016).
Pushpit seat cushions.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Freshwater anchor/deck wash, including 10’ hose with trigger spray and connections at bow, in anchor locker.
Teak-laid, self-draining cockpit.
Instrument repeaters installed in dark acrylic panel mounted on GRP console integrated into companionway hatch garage.
Pair of waterproof loudspeakers mounted within coamings either side of pedestal.
4 x stainless steel U-bolts for safety harness attachment.
Custom mug holders at navigation pod.
Gloss varnished solid teak-topped cockpit table, permanently installed with robust
stainless steel frame, folding leaves and insulated GRP box, refrigerated via Frigomatic DC (keel-cooled) refrigeration unit.
Remote ‘Athena’ pedestal incorporating a Maxi 1200mm (48”) diameter stainless steel steering wheel and friction brake. Single lever throttle and shift control.
Leather covered steering wheel, partially covering the spokes.
Simpson S225 Series 7 electric davits (300kg maximum load) with reinforced ends.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel fairleads, plus pair of additional stern fairleads cut into cap rail.
Stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats. Additional pair of mooring cleats.
GRP dorade boxes with flexible cowls. Aft dorade guards.
Stainless steel mast guards.
Large full-width lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Two built-in, self-draining deck stowage lockers aft – liferaft in valise stowed in port locker with stainless steel U-bolt for static line.
Single gas strut to each aft deck locker lid.
Stainless steel grab rails atop deck saloon.
Gas locker for two bottles.
Ensign staff socket.
Rod holder for trolling starboard side. Large Wichard padeyes.
MAST and RIGGING
Cutter rig with hydraulic in-mast furling.
Hood Stoway mast with hydraulic drive. Mast pulled, repainted in Awlgrip, new wiring and re-stepped (2018).
New Dyneema rigging to port davit (2019).
Manual backstay adjuster.
Jumper struts and running backstays.
Two ‘No-Strike’ ion dissipators at masthead.
Mast step and chainplates bonded to keel bolt.
Extra conduit to masthead for additional equipment.
Status omni-directional TV/FM aerial at masthead.
Reckmann hydraulic headstay furling.
Reckmann hydraulic staysail furling.
Reckmann roller furler rebuild (2015).
By Lewmar – serviced and rebuilt (2014):
2 x Lewmar 66 CEST two speed, electric self-tailing primary winches.
2 x Lewmar 54 CST secondary winches.
1 x Lewmar 44 CST self-tailing reefing line winch for mainsail reefing.
1 x Lewmar 48 CEST electric self-tailing mainsheet winch.
2 x Lewmar 48 CST two speed, self-tailing main and genoa halyard winches.
2 x Lewmar 16 CST two speed, self-tailing mainsheet traveller control line winches.
Winch handle pockets in cockpit.
Single spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast.
Package includes two halyard sheets, guys and blocks, topping lift and downhaul with deck fittings to match.
By Dolphin Sails:
Code Zero sail (2015).
Seven berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon. The starboard saloon settee and all berths are sea berths that have fitted Dacron lee screens with lanyards to through bolted eyes.
Interior joinery finished in crown cut maple with Oyster ‘Millennium’ styling.
Designed to be modern and coordinated, whilst remaining practical and durable at sea. Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grab rails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. All drawers use metal runners, which give extremely smooth operation. Timage door furniture with chrome hinges and handles.
Solid ‘framed’ doors with an inlaid border.
Kick recesses to aft berth and saloon settee sides.
‘Chequerboard’ style teak cabin sole.
Avonite ‘Goldmine’ satin finish work surfaces in galley.
Heads countertops in Avonite ‘Golden Travertine.’
Two head compartments, one forward and one aft, each fitted with a SeaLand VacuFlush 500 toilet, and Tapmate white enamel washbasin set into the flat solid Avonite surface.
Matching towel rail, pair of toothbrush holders, soap dish and toilet roll holder in each head.
Quality Hansgrohe taps/faucets in chrome with pressure-balanced shower hardware.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Saloon table cover in padded off-white headlining vinyl.
Forward and aft double cabin berth surrounds and headboards upholstered in ‘Camel’ Alcantara.
Stitched panel detailing to upholstered seat cushions.
Upholstery to saloon seating, navigator’s chair and forward cabin seats in ‘Biscuit’
Muirhead Ingleston leather.
Removable padded mast cover.
Curtains/drapes (2016) to windows in all cabins.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Hella 12V fans throughout in white and black.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Spacious forward cabin in the bows with centreline double berth and deep storage beneath.
Upholstered seat with vanity table.
Hanging locker and plentiful clothes lockers.
Full-length bevelled mirror.
TV mounted in bulkhead.
Access to deck via fore hatch.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN
Twin cabin with upper and lower berths, aft of the forward cabin to port.
Stowage beneath lower berth.
Lockers for clothes and hanging locker.
Vanity unit with bevelled mirror above.
SHARED FORWARD HEAD/SHOWER
Large forward head compartment to starboard shared by forward cabins and accessed from the passageway.
Incorporating a toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
Lockers for wash bag, cleaning materials and linen stowage.
Accessed from the cockpit via a set of timber and stainless steel companionway steps with handrails, the saloon is extremely light and airy with seven windows, of which two of the three forward ones open, which contributes to the feeling of space and light.
Featuring a large settee surrounding an oval table with maple top and black inlay border to port. Pair of lockers outboard and central shelf to the hullport.
To starboard is another settee, which can double as a sea berth.
The saloon table is mounted on a very substantial pedestal base incorporating bottle stowage.
Two folding alloy framed chairs, stowed under the saloon settee, provide additional in-harbour seating at the table or even on deck.
Built-in TV and locker housing entertainment system.
Bar unit with glass stowage.
The navigation area is situated at the starboard aft end of the saloon with forward facing chart table and bookshelf outboard.
The chart table has a stainless steel stay fitted to lid and is customised around the electronics and navigational equipment, which where possible is strategically sited and flush-mounted in a matte black leather-look fascia.
The table can accommodate half-folded Admiralty charts.
Stowage for navigational books and almanacs.
AC/DC electrical panels located behind the navigator’s seat.
Located to port of the cockpit in the companionway to the aft cabin, where panels give access to the engine compartment.
Large trashcan fitted inside locker door.
Stowage provided for crockery.
Hullport recess with two shelves.
Maple mug rack mounted on bulkhead aft end of sink unit.
Seagull water purifier system with dedicated tap/faucet at galley sink, plus connection to icemaker.
Galley wet locker converted to icemaker locker and stowage with pull out baskets.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Gimballed Force 10 stainless steel cooker/stove with 4-burners, grill and oven.
Electronic ignition system for all functions and protected by a flame failure gas cut-off device. For additional safety an electric gas solenoid valve controls the gas flow from the bottle and is operated remotely by a neon switch near the cooker/stove.
Heavy gauge fiddle rail fitted around top of cooker/stove, which incorporates pair of adjustable clamping pan holders. Harbour lock and cooker/stove crash bar.
Kitchen Aid microwave oven.
Front-opening galley refrigerator with wire shelves, cooled via Frigomatic 24V (keelcooled) compressor and evaporator plate. (New compressor 2017.)
Top-opening freezer box with wire baskets, cooled via pair of Frigoboat K50 (watercooled) compressors and evaporator plates. (New compressor (2015.)
AFT STARBOARD WORKSHOP/CABIN
Situated aft of the saloon to starboard with Formica worktop and heavy-duty black rubber cover, fitted out as a workshop/utility area with single fold-up berth above.
Ingenious area providing access to engine, heated wet locker, overflow storage and offshore berth.
Storage lockers and drawers.
Custom locker houses Racor filters.
Insulated with a composite of foam and high density polymer sound absorbing materials. Accessed via removable panels, fitted with rubber sealing strips to minimise noise and secured by positive catches.
24V lighting and extractor fan, switched at the DC electrical panel.
Oilskin hanging locker built into the aft end of the engine room space.
Configured with a double berth offset from centreline. Custom mattress.
Large full-height custom hanging locker and additional built-in stowage to starboard.
Hanging locker and abundant drawer and locker space.
4-brick combination safe in port hanging locker.
Chart stowage locker with drop down front at forward end of berth, plus lower drawer. Bookcase outboard and to port of the berth.
Forward bulkhead with double shelved locker, upper section houses TV and DVD player.
Access to starboard en suite head/shower. Full-length bevelled mirror to head door.
Door to port with access to galley.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Incorporating a toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall.
Lockers for wash bag, cleaning materials and linen stowage.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS:
Sony STR-DE697 stereo.
IR eye system for Sony equipment.
Pair of HomeTech speaker selector switches – one in cockpit and one below.
Upgraded saloon speakers – 180W in overhead with second pair aft.
Speakers in cockpit.
Sonos sound system (2016).
TV in saloon.
TV and DVD player in aft cabin.
TV in forward cabin.
Antennae on mast. Also wired for shore side cable and satellite TV.
Perkins/Sabre M115T 4-cylinder diesel engine of 84kW (114hp) at 2400rpm.
Engine and generator Racor filters parallel plumbed, with vacuum gauges.
Stainless steel removable drip trays fitted under each Racor fuel filter.
Approximately 3,800 at August 2019.
Max-Prop 3-bladed 600m (24”) diameter feathering propeller.
Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on shaft.
Perkins/Sabre 40A/24V Prestolite alternator to charge engine start batteries.
Mastervolt high output 150A/24V alternator to charge the domestic battery bank.
Kohler generator (2013).
Wind generator (2017).
Approximately 800 at August 2019.
Sleipner SP 155 TC (11hp) Side-Power tunnel bow thruster with eyebrow.
Bow thruster joystick at pedestal.
Whitlock cable steering system.
Lewmar 400 Commander system located in sail locker to operate headsail furling, staysail furling, windlass, mainsail furling and mainsail outhaul.
220V/60Hz Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning system, comprising of three units giving a total of 48,000 BTUs:
1 x 16,000 BTU unit in saloon with twin outlets.
1 x 16,000 BTU unit in aft cabin with single outlet. (New board 2015.)
1 x 16,000 BTU unit serving both forward cabins.
All units have ‘Black’ SMX digital controllers.
U-Line B1-95 icemaker in galley wet locker.
Spectra Catalina watermaker (2018).
946 litres approximately (208 Imp gallons/250 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
950 litres approximately (209 Imp gallons/251 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank tender gauge for fuel and water.
Backup dipsticks with calibration charts.
From an insulated approximately 53 litres (12 Imp gallons/14 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by a thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater element powered by the generator or dockside power. New hot water heater and calorifier (2015).
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD FRESHWATER SYSTEM
The hot and cold pressurised freshwater system is based on a Par CW320 Twin-Max pump with pressure accumulator tank, and polypropylene pipework and fittings. New plumbing (2016).
Two plastic (polypropylene) holding tanks to forward and aft heads, which empty via gravity through manually operated valves.
All new plumbing from head to pumps, to holding tanks (replaced over three years 2015-2018).
Showers and washbasins discharge into a sump tank, evacuated by an electric (24V)
Whale Gulper pump directly overboard, operated by a rubber toggle switch.
Stainless steel manifold system for seawater inlets to reduce through-hull fittings.
110V/50A (4-wire system) AC ring main with double Clipsal 110V outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
110V outlet with weatherproof cover in companionway instrument panel.
Domestic: 8 x 6V Duracell GC2 batteries (2015).
Crown D31 6V batteries (2018).
Engine start: 2 x 12V (88Ah) batteries wired in series devoted to engine starting.
All batteries are positively secured against inversion in case of a knockdown.
Mastervolt 100A battery charger.
Mastervolt Systems Manager incorporating charger control and inverter on/off.
Mastervolt Alpha Pro regulator.
Mastervolt 13kW isolation transformer with Mastervolt Soft Start surge protector.
2 x Mastervolt 24V/2500W (110V/60Hz) sine wave inverters.
Victron Phoenix inverter (2018).
50A dockside power cable.
Hubbell socket in coaming.
Cable reel (2016).
Cabin ‘Glassline Minor’ reading lights in chrome with ceramic shade.
Perko exterior dome lights in engine room.
Flexible chart table light.
Automatic door lights to drinks locker and refrigerator.
Red ‘courtesy’ footlights at deck saloon steps.
Swivel lights over mirrors in forward and aft cabins.
Red overhead night lights at chart table and galley.
White overhead light over companionway steps.
Virtually all interior lighting has been updated to LED to conserve battery power - very little halogen lighting remains.
Boom light over cockpit table with switch at pedestal.
Pair of spreader lights (on first spreader).
Light mounted in lazarette.
Aqua Signal 41 bow and stern navigation lights.
Aft deck light on antenna pole with switch on pedestal.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
SIRS Major 150mm (6”) diameter steering compass with internal lighting and stainless steel crash bar.
By Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G):
Speed, depth and wind displays.
CHART PLOTTER AND GPS/RADAR
2 x B&G plotters (2018).
B&G radar (2018).
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS with antenna on pushpit.
4kW Radome on mast and GPS interface.
SeaMe radar enhancer with control unit at chart table and antenna on masthead.
Nobeltec Jeppesen marine navigation software with upgrade to TZ Navigator AIS (2015).
Raymarine automatic pilot with SG3 Core Pack Type 2 long 24V twin linear drive units, Type 400G 24V course computer and ST6001+ control head fitted at pedestal.
SmartController wireless automatic pilot remote control. This unit is installed quite independently of the steering system and affords a backup to the main steering unit.
Windex at masthead.
Furuno NX300 Navtex.
Icom VHF IC-M506 radio-telephone (2014) with Command microphone at helm and hailer on mast.
Icom 802 SSB HF radio with 24V/12V dropper and DSC active antenna. Icom AT140 automatic SSB antenna tuner. Icom SP-24 auxiliary speaker.
Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth.
Backstay insulated as antenna and upgraded to rod (currently disconnected).
Iridium satellite phone (2016).
Laptop dock with NMEA wiring.
15” Iiyama LCD PC monitor at chart table.
Nobeltec Odyssey (Windows 7 version) navigation software running on gaming laptop to the flat screens at chart table and helm. Second laptop as backup.
Laptop connected to SeaTalk and Iridium.
Wave Wi-Fi software and router.
Delphi XM Skyfi2.
Pepwave networking device (2014).
Ocean Signal 406 EPIRB.
Firdell blipper radar reflector on mast.
Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy electric bilge pump with Par hydro air switch.
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump.
New lifelines (2018).
Various including automatic Sea-Fire extinguisher system in engine bay with indicator at navigation station.
Fire blanket in galley.
Seafender alarm with two interior sensors, plus cockpit, with courtesy illumination via spreader and aft deck lights. Two alarm fobs.
High water bilge alarm.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Siren Marine MTC+2 wireless monitoring system (2018).
AB Inflatables 12’ RIB with convertible stainless steel console.
Honda 20hp outboard engine.
WARPS AND FENDERS
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
4-brick combination safe.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
Heyco large marine toolkit in sealed box with stowage.
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
NB: All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory are excluded from the sale.
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Inventory not yet verified by the owner.
Draft Issue 2 (GK/OA/jg)
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective Buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate, at their own expense, to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted, which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. Life-saving appliances do not form part of the inventory and it is for the buyer to ensure they are in date and suitable for their purposes.