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The 56 was the first Oyster design to be drawn for us by Rob Humphreys, beginning a partnership that continues to this day. The 56 is perhaps the quintessential Oyster design and was the undisputed class leader at this size for more than a decade. Rob certainly got it right first time – the 56 is currently our bestselling model, with seventy-five launched between 1998 and 2010.
The key to her success is her size; large enough for rapid ocean cruising, and to accommodate her crew in comfort and style when living aboard, but also compact enough to be handled by a couple without crew.
The 56 retained earlier successful Oyster design features; the single skin hull construction, with stiffness provided by massive ribs and stringers, the keel stepped mast, and the full-length rudder skeg protecting the entire rudder. The 56 was also the first yacht to gain from an ergonomically designed cockpit, Oyster worked with Loughborough University to design a space which makes relaxing and entertaining a true pleasure, whilst maintaining all the essential qualities you would expect of a serious oceangoing yacht.
The 56 is a proven performer, with many ocean crossing and circumnavigations to her credit. She is has had class wins in the ARC and has also won Cruising Class 1 at Antigua Sailing Week, beating a number of more serious racing yachts. She is a superb sea boat and remains very well regarded by all her fortunate owners.
Chantana is a 2003 Oyster 56 and is in her second ownership. She is easy to handle with hydraulic push button furling to her mainsail, genoa and staysail, all controlled from the cockpit. She sleeps seven in four cabins, and her interior joinery is finished in light oak, giving an open and modern feel.
Well cared for, and ready to go sailing again, Chantana has benefitted from good maintenance and constant upgrades which include a new generator.
**Available for Co-brokerage only with prior agreement**
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GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyd’s approved design specification.
‘White’ hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard ‘Oyster Blue.’
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Oyster deck saloon profile with ‘eyebrow’ styling.
Teak laid decks, and unvarnished teak bulwark capping rail with stainless steel fairleads.
High performance bulb (HPB) external lead 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.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A - Ocean.
34kg (75lb) CQR anchor with 60m (197’) chain.
Fortress FX55 anchor with 100m (328’) Octoplait warp and 10m (32’8”) chain. Stowage in bow locker.
Lewmar Ocean 3 electric (24V) anchor windlass with foot switch controls and remote control in cockpit.
Gateway midship stanchions.
Stainless steel step strips at side gates.
Fold-down boarding/bathing ladder in stainless steel with teak treads on transom.
Multiplex carbon fibre passerelle. Passerelle socket and halyard.
Drop-down washboard system for main companionway with two locking positions and shock cord.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo opening hullports.
Long portlights to cockpit from workshop, and cockpit from galley.
Sprayhood in acrylic with leather covered stainless steel grab rail to aft edge and opening window. Side rails extended to create handhold suitable for using from side decks.
Bimini in acrylic with stainless steel poles, and windows under boom light and above helm position.
Full-length sun awning, split at the mast.
Covers for saloon table, cockpit table, wheel, and pedestal.
Cockpit seat cushions.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
Jabsco freshwater anchor/deck wash.
Stainless steel drinks holders to pedestals.
Varnished cockpit table in solid teak with folding leaves, and GRP insulated central box, refrigerated via a Frigoboat F50 refrigeration system.
‘Athena’ steering pedestal with Whitlock 48” diameter Maxi steering wheel.
Steering wheel covered in leather, which extends to partially cover the spokes.
Cooney/Simpson S225 Series 7 electric davits.
Open ‘Scandinavian’ style stainless steel pulpit with removable teak seat.
Stainless steel pushpit.
Stainless steel fairleads and mooring cleats.
Additional stainless steel fairleads and cleats to stern.
Cockpit cleats for sheets.
Stainless steel grab rails over aft dorade box cowls.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts to lid, and stowage for three dive bottles.
Liferaft stowage in deck locker.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stainless steel pole at stern for navigation/communications antenna.
Gas locker for two bottles.
Fishing rod holders.
MAST AND RIGGING
Hood Stoway mast with hydraulic in-mast furling.
Solid rod kicker/vang.
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Dyform wire standing rigging with rod backstay.
Downlights on lower spreaders.
Uplighters on middle spreaders.
Twin lightning protection ion dissipaters at masthead. Stainless steel tang fitted to keel bolt, and heavy-duty cable to mast base and cap shroud chainplates for dissipater grounding.
Reckmann hydraulic furling headstay and inner forestay.
By Lewmar - all self-tailing.
2 x 66 CEST electric primary winches.
2 x CST staysail/secondary winches.
1 x 48 CEST electric mainsheet winch.
2 x 48 CST halyard winches.
2 x 16 CST two-speed mainsheet traveller control line winches.
Hood cruising spinnaker gear including halyard, sheet, and sheet block, with spinnaker sheet deck fittings. Pair of large Wichard pad eyes at spinnaker guy block positions.
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast.
Leather protection on spinnaker pole, outboard end for forestay and inboard for baby stay.
Antal heel lift-line control winch for single spinnaker pole.
Second spinnaker halyard, masthead block.
Dolphin in-mast furling mainsail in DCP 99/77 Pentax/polyester, tri-radial cut.
Headsail in DCP 99/77 Pentax/polyester, tri-radial cut with white UV strip.
Staysail in DCP 99/77 Pentax/polyester, tri-radial cut with white UV strip.
Seven berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon. Sea berths including the forward double berth and starboard saloon seating have fitted Dacron lee screens with lanyards to through-bolted eyes.
Two double cabins, one twin and one single/workshop.
Interior joinery finished in American light oak 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.
Chequerboard veneered floor panels with a perimeter inlay.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Galley countertops in ‘Flannel Grey’ Avonite with upstands.
‘Almondine’ Avonite heads work surfaces.
‘Light Burgundy’ Alcantara upholstery to saloon, and ‘Beige’ Alcantara upholstery to aft cabin headboard and settee.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Removable flyscreens and rain deflectors to all opening hullports.
Removable rain deflectors to all coachroof ports.
Curtains to windows in all cabins.
Hella fans throughout.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Centreline double berth with sprung batten system.
Upholstered seat with vanity table. Plentiful clothes lockers and a hanging locker.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN
Situated aft of the forecabin to port with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a vanity unit, and a hanging locker.
Large head compartment to starboard shared by the forward cabins and accessed from the passageway, with Sealand Vacuflush toilet, washbasin, and separate shower.
Featuring a circular opening table on a substantial pedestal, incorporating a bottle locker in its base. The tabletop is finished in crown grain oak.
The table opens to form an oval dining table and is partially surrounded by a semi-circular settee area to port, outboard of which is a pair of lockers.
Further settee to starboard.
Central shelves to hullports. Bookcase rails to port hullport, TV locker with slide-away door.
Glasses locker with automatic light.
Bosch WVF2000 washer/dryer in forward starboard locker.
NAVIGATION/CHART TABLE AREA
Situated at the aft starboard end of the saloon with forward facing chart table, and bookshelf.
This area is customised around the electronics and navigational instrumentation, which is strategically sited and flush mounted in a matt black, leather look fascia.
Located to port of the cockpit in the companionway to the aft cabin, where panels give access to the engine compartment.
Large rubbish bin fitted inside locker door.
Stowage for crockery and cutlery.
Manual freshwater pump at sink.
Oak mug rack.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Gimballed Force 10 stainless steel cooker with 4-burners, grill and oven, all protected by a flame failure gas cut-off device.
AEG Micromat Duo 223 stainless steel combination microwave oven/grill.
Frigoboat K50F refrigeration system to refrigerator/freezer.
STARBOARD AFT CABIN/WORKSHOP
Aft of the saloon to starboard, this cabin is designed as a workshop with workbench, and a single berth.
Drawers and lockers.
Access to engine room.
Configured with a double berth offset from centreline.
Sprung batten system beneath berth mattresses.
Curved settee, dressing table and a large hanging locker, drawers and lockers.
Wood and stainless steel bookcase.
Mirrored door locker.
Access to aft toilet and shower compartment to starboard.
Door to port leads through to galley.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Incorporating a Sealand Vacuflush toilet, washbasin, and separate shower.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Pioneer stereo FM radio/cassette player and six CD auto-changer, with speakers in saloon headlining, and Bose waterproof cockpit speakers.
Dedicated 50W amplifier to run cockpit speakers.
Volume controls at companionway.
Pioneer radio/CD players in aft and forward cabins, each with speakers in headlining.
Samsung 17” TV in saloon locker.
Status aerial at masthead.
Perkins/Sabre M115T (115hp) engine.
Last recorded hours approximately 4,200.
Max-Prop 3-bladed 600mm (24”) feathering propeller.
Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on propeller shaft.
Northern Lights 7.5kVA generator (new 2019).
Last recorded hours approximately 200.
Sleipner 11hp tunnel bow thruster (including GRP ‘eyebrow’) with control panel on steering pedestal.
Whitlock cable system.
Lewmar Commander hydraulic power pack 200-3 for main, headsail, and staysail furling.
3 x 16,000 BTU air conditioning units with outlets in the saloon, aft cabin and both forward cabins, giving a total of 48,000 BTUs.
Seafresh 208A (220V) watermaker.
1,050 litres approximately (231 Imp gallons/277 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
950 litres approximately (209 Imp gallons/251 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Tank Tender system for fuel and water tanks.
Backup calibrated dipsticks.
Hot water from an insulated approximately 76 litre (17 Imp gallons/20 US gallons) alloy tank, heated by engine’s heat exchanger or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW immersion heater element powered by the generator or dockside power.
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEM
Hot and cold pressurised freshwater system based on a high capacity water pump with pressure accumulator tank, and Acorn polypropylene pipework and fittings.
Charcoal water filter system on galley cold water supply.
Two toilet holding tanks installed for both heads and plumbed for gravity discharge. Tanks fitted with Wema gauges and deck pump out and rinse systems.
Showers and washbasins discharge into two sump tanks, one forward and one aft, which then evacuate via a dedicated electric Whale ‘Gulper’ pump directly overboard.
The galley sink also empties via an electric Whale ‘Gulper’ pump.
These three pumps are each operated by rubber toggle switches.
Seawater manifold with twin 2” inlet seacocks, large filters and an emergency linking valve to enable easy clearance of blockages underway.
All seacocks removed, overhauled, and where necessary replaced (Spain 2018).
220V AC ring main with Clipsal outlet sockets located in aft cabin, galley, saloon, forward cabin, port forward cabin, chart table, and workshop.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
220V electric shaver sockets in each heads.
12V ‘cigar lighter’ type socket at chart table.
12V waterproof socket with 5A dropper under sprayhood.
Domestic: 8 x 6V batteries giving a total of 460Ah dedicated to domestic supply.
Engine start: 1 x 12V 88Ah battery dedicated to engine start.
Mastervolt BTM1 battery monitor with separate remote controls for inverter and battery charger.
Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/100A battery charger with temperature sensor.
Domestic/engine 24V starting batteries ‘emergency’ link.
Mastervolt 24V/3000W ‘High Surge’ inverter.
Mastervolt 24V/500W inverter.
30A dockside power cable, 3-core double insulated PVC, 18m (60’) in length, and Hubbell socket. The dockside end of the cable is fitted with a 3-pin, 16A plug.
Additional 220V/30A shore power cable and socket for air conditioning loads.
‘Eyeball’ halogen downlighters over owner’s berth.
Reading lights to all sea berths.
Perko exterior dome lights in engine room.
Red ‘courtesy’ footlights at deck saloon steps.
Night lights at galley, chart table, and in passageway forward of mast.
Automatic refrigeration door light.
Automatic door light in aft cabin hanging locker.
Automatic light in saloon glasses locker.
Dimmer to saloon lighting.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
Bow and stern navigation lights.
Waterproof light mounted in lazarette.
Flush-mounted Sestrel Major 150mm (6”) diameter steering compass with internal lighting.
By Raymarine - ST60 units.
ST600R Seatalk socket.
ST60/80 MOB button.
Depth, speed, analogue wind displays.
Multifunctional display at pedestal, companionway console, and aft cabin.
Raymarine RayNav 300 GPS.
Raymarine Axiom Multifunction navigation displays (new 2019).
Raymarine Quantum radar (new 2019).
Yeoman chart plotter with plug and socket at chart table, interfaced to Raymarine ST60 system and power supply.
Raymarine ST6001 autopilot, with ST7001+ controller at pedestal.
Raymarine 400G autopilot course computer.
Windex at masthead.
NAV6 Plus NAVTEX, including GPS interface and aerial.
Raymarine Ray 230 VHF radio at chart table, with cell phone interface, and horn for hailer function.
Additional VHF handset at pedestal.
Icom IC-M710 SSB transceiver.
Vtronix waterproof SSB speaker in cockpit coaming, with switch at companionway.
Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth.
Backstay insulated as SSB aerial.
GSM digital phone.
Cell phone aerial, bracket and cable at masthead, wired to chart table.
Premicell phone system.
Iridium phone system with aerial on stern post.
PC including flat screen monitor, USB hub plates, wireless keyboard/mouse, and printer.
8-person life raft (new 2019).
Sea-Me radar reflector.
Two Jabsco 3000 high capacity electric bilge pumps.
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay (new throughout 2019).
Seafender burglar alarm system with remote pager.
Bilge level alarm.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Dinghy (new 2019), plus new outboard motor.
WARPS AND FENDERS
4-brick safe in aft cabin.
Tool stowage cabinet suspended from engine room deck head.
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.
Viewing through Oyster Brokerage.
Name ‘CHANTANA’ to be retained by the vendor.
Inventory verified by the owner.
Issue 3 (GK/YO/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.