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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 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 or family without professional 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, which protects 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 ocean-going yacht.
The 56 is a proven performer, with many ocean crossing and circumnavigations to her credit. She 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.
Oyster Bay is a 2007 example, and sought after late model G5 style, with the sweeping and attractive deck profile that characterised all subsequent Oyster designs. She is in her second ownership, and has never been chartered. Her rig was specified for maximum ease of use, with electric furling to her mainsail and genoa, allowing push button sail handling from the security of the cockpit. Below decks she has the versatile four cabin layout, offering eight berths and her hand finished joinery is in crown cut teak.
Oyster Bay is located in Turkey, one of the finest cruising grounds in the Mediterranean, and can now be sailed in EU waters by UK residents without incurring a VAT liability. Early viewing recommended.
Laid-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyd’s approved design specification. The gelcoat is a special Isophthalic resin and the outer laminates incorporate a vinylester resin and powder-bound matts.
White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster ‘blue.’
Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling system with three transducers.
Moulded in GRP with balsa core.
Teak laid decks.
Bulwark finished with a teak capping rail.
Deck saloon profile with ‘G5’ styling.
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.
Stainless steel 45kg Ultra anchor and swivel.
100m galvanised chain.
100m of 24mm Octoplait nylon rope.
Sea anchor (Australian).
Lewmar V4 anchor windlass with remote control. Lewmar automatic anchor control in cockpit.
Pair of gateway stanchions and side gates for boarding.
Gate to pushpit.
Stainless steel fold-down boarding/bathing ladder in stainless steel with teak treads on transom.
Besenzoni triple hydraulic passerelle with remote infrared control and lights.
Oyster custom vertical drop-down washboard system with shock cord for main companionway.
Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights and hullports.
Gebo long opening portlight in galley to cockpit, with flyscreen and curtain.
Fold down acrylic companionway sprayhood (replaced 2018) in WeatherMax 80 ‘Sandstone’ with Strataglass windows and leather covered stainless steel grab rail to aft end. Grab rail extended for use on side decks.
Bimini (replaced 2018) with side screen and stowage bag in WeatherMax 80 ‘Sandstone.’
Padded cockpit table cover.
Mast to cockpit full sun cover in Sunbrella acrylic.
Cover for pedestal and steering wheel in Sunbrella Plus ‘Captain Navy.’
Cockpit cushions with covers in ‘Taupe’ Sunbrella acrylic (replaced 2018).
Bespoke coaming seat cushions in ‘Taupe’ Sunbrella acrylic (2018).
Cushions for aft deck with Sunbrella ‘Oyster’ covers.
Coaming back support quarters and padded covers.
Stern padded seats and back support covers.
Full boat winter cover.
Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in starboard transom locker.
Freshwater deck wash from boat’s pressurised water system with outlet in anchor locker.
Teak-laid, self-draining cockpit.
Stainless steel grab rail and drinks holder to pedestal.
Pair of waterproof loudspeakers, mounted within the coamings either side of the pedestal.
Solid teak-topped cockpit table, permanently installed with robust stainless steel frame, folding leaves, and insulated GRP box.
Stainless steel handrails fitted to cockpit table.
Athena pedestal incorporating a 1200mm diameter stainless steel steering wheel, with friction brake.
Steering wheel covered with brown suede leather, which partially extends to cover the spokes.
Simpson outboard lift crane.
Cooney Simpson S225 manual davits. Davit wires replaced, plus bronze clutches replaced and readjusted (June 2021).
Davit RIB tube protection pads (2018).
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel fairleads.
Stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats.
Additional stainless steel fairleads and cleats aft for stern-to mooring.
Assorted Wichard deck pad eyes.
Six GRP dorade boxes with flexible cowls. Stainless steel guardrails over forward dorade boxes.
Aft end of coachroof incorporates two built-in, self-draining stowage lockers suitable both for storage of deck gear and life raft. Gas struts fitted to each locker lid.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts to lid.
Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Life raft storage built into pushpit.
Stainless steel post at stern for navigation/communications antennae.
Gas locker for two bottles.
Magma rail mounted BBQ.
Two bean bag deck chairs (2021).
MAST AND RIGGING
Hall Spars in-mast furling mast with electric drive, and white painted carbon spinnaker pole.
Stainless steel heavy-duty bowsprit and post.
Integral backstay adjuster (serviced June 2021).
Main shroud chainplates and mast step bonded to keel.
Two folding steps at masthead.
Reckmann electric furling main and genoa.
Manual furling to inner forestay.
2 x 66 CEST electric primary winches.
2 x 54 CST secondary winches.
1 x 48 CEST electric mainsheet winch.
1 x 58 CEST electric coachroof winch.
2 x 48 CST two-speed main and genoa halyard winches on mast.
2 x 16 CST two-speed mainsheet traveller control line winches.
Single white painted carbon spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast with butt hoist winch. Package includes pole topping lift and foreguy, halyard, pair of sheets, guys, blocks and fittings.
By Dolphin - DCP 99/77 Pentex/polyester with tri-radial cut, and Sailkote Plus treatment (2018): mainsail, yankee, and staysail.
Cruising chute - rocked radial design in 1.5oz Rip-Stop nylon with Karver top down furling/torsion rope, and deck sail bag. Torsion rope replaced (2021).
Delta design anchor/riding sail and lines.
Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon. Two heads and showers.
Sea berths, including the forward double berth and starboard saloon settee have fitted Dacron lee screens with lanyards to through-bolted eyes.
‘Millennium style’ interior joinery finished in crown-cut teak.
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 joinery panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. All drawers use metal runners, which give extremely smooth operation.
Solid, shaped oak and stainless steel grab handles.
Solid ‘framed’ doors with an inlaid border.
Lockers fitted with shelves and fiddles, as appropriate.
Grooved wood planking effect to hullport surrounds in saloon, galley and aft cabin.
Cabin sole in teak with planking effect.
Galley work surfaces and upstands in ‘Cottonwood’ Avonite.
Each head compartment is fitted out with a Tapmate white enamel washbasin, set into a flat solid ‘Midnight Sky’ Avonite surface in gloss finish. Hansgrohe quality mixer taps and shower controls installed, together with matching towel rail, pair of toothbrush holders, soap dish and toilet roll holder in each head.
Headlining in off-white vinyl. Removable mast cover in padded headlining vinyl with velcro.
Upholstery to saloon settees, berth surrounds/seating, headboards, and navigator’s seat in ‘Sea Sand’ Alcantara.
Full sets of Oyster monogrammed Egyptian cotton fitted sheets, and duvets to all berths (two sets each).
Blind system to deck saloon windows.
Curtain system to windows in all cabins.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Seven ‘white’ electric Caframo fans.
FORWARD DOUBLE CABIN
Spacious double cabin in the bow with centreline double berth.
Watertight bulkhead and door.
Upholstered seat with vanity table.
Plentiful clothes lockers and hanging locker.
Access to deck via forehatch.
PORT FORWARD TWIN CABIN
Twin cabin aft of the fore cabin to port, with upper and lower berths.
Lockers for clothes.
Vanity unit and hanging locker.
Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling system control.
FORWARD SHARED HEAD/DAY HEAD
Large forward head compartment to starboard, shared by the forward cabins and accessed from the passageway. Doubles as a day head.
Incorporating a washbasin, freshwater Par Jabsco Quiet Flush toilet and separate shower stall with sliding door.
Lockers for wash bag, cleaning materials and linen stowage. Mirror.
Access to the saloon from the companionway is via a set of shaped timber and stainless steel steps. Two timber grab handles are fitted either side of the companionway opening.
The saloon is extremely light and airy with seven windows, of which two of the three forward ones open. There are two opening hull portholes.
Featuring a circular opening table (revarnished 2016) and settee area to port, outboard of which is a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport. Settee to starboard.
The saloon table is designed to form in its closed position, an occasional table, which is mounted on very substantial pedestal incorporating doors fore and aft that open to reveal angled shelves for bottle stowage in its base.
Teak veneered tabletop with solid timber edging that opens to form an oval dining table. Special provision is provided for two folding director’s chairs, to be stowed under the port cabin floor. These provide extra in-harbour seating at the table, or even on deck.
Washing machine locker.
Bar unit to accommodate glass stowage.
TV locker with built-in DVD stowage.
Bookcase rails to starboard hull port.
Situated to starboard at the aft end of the saloon is the forward facing chart table, with stainless steel stay fitted to lid. The table can accommodate a half-folded Admiralty chart and there is provision for stowage of charts.
The chart table is customised around the strategically sited, electronic and navigational equipment, which is flush-mounted in a matt black leather-look fascia.
Computer locker below chart table.
Stowage for navigational books and almanacs, plus bookshelf.
AC and DC electrical panels behind navigator’s seat.
Located to port of the cockpit in the companionway to the aft cabin.
Access panels give access to the engine compartment.
Rubbish bin fitted inside locker door adjacent to sinks.
Stowage for crockery and cutlery.
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. The cooker incorporates an electronic ignition system for all functions.
Heavy gauge fiddle rail fitted around top of cooker, which incorporates a pair of adjustable clamping pan holders.
Harbour locker and cooker crash bar.
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.
Fire blanket fitted above the inboard counter.
Frigomatic DC (keel-cooled) refrigeration unit to cool the front opening refrigerator with automatic door light. Fitted with shelves for food and drink storage.
Frigomatic W50 twin compressor with twin plate (water-cooled) refrigeration system to cool the top opening insulated freezer box. Small support strut fitted to lid. Fitted with baskets for food storage.
Bosch washer/dryer installed in saloon locker.
3M HF40-S freshwater filter to cold water supply at sinks.
Insulated with a composite of foam and high-density polymer sound absorbing materials and accessed via removable panels.
All access panels are fitted with rubber sealing strips to minimise noise, and secured by positive catches.
Oilskin hanging locker built into aft end of engine room space.
24V light and 24V extractor fan, switched at DC electrical panel.
STARBOARD AFT CABIN
Twin cabin aft of the saloon to starboard with upper and lower berths.
Upper berth doubles as a workbench.
Machinery locker accommodating Racor filters, Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling system control, and watermaker components.
Configured with double berth offset from centreline, a curved settee, dressing table and large hanging locker.
Abundant drawer and locker storage space.
Wood and stainless steel bookcase.
Access to starboard en suite head/shower.
Door to port provides access to galley.
EN SUITE HEAD/SHOWER
Incorporating a washbasin, freshwater Par Jabsco Quiet Flush toilet and separate shower stall with sliding door.
Lockers for wash bag, cleaning materials and linen stowage.
AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS
Full Pioneer sound/video system.
Samsung 22” HD SMART TV built into teak door in saloon.
Blu-ray DVD player.
Yanmar 4LHA-HTTP 4-cylinder (160hp at 3,300rpm) diesel engine with Hurth ZF45A gearbox (2.5:1 reduction). Serviced July 2020.
Twin Racor fuel filters (switchable).
Approximately 2,512 at October 2021.
3-bladed 600mm (24”) diameter feathering Max-Prop propeller. Anodes and bolts replaced (August 2020).
Ambassador rope cutter on shaft.
60A alternator for charging of engine batteries.
Mastervolt 150A alternator for domestic supply.
Westerbeke 10.5kW generator. Serviced, plus anode replaced (August 2020).
Approximately 1,125 at October 2021.
Max Power CT165 tunnel (11hp) electric bow thruster.
Whitlock cable system.
220V Cruisair air conditioning system, comprising of three 16,000 BTU units at 60Hz, giving a total of 48,000 BTUs.
Centrally heated throughout via Webasto DW Thermo 90 water heating – 5 fan coils.
Seafresh 204A (220V) AC watermaker.
950 litres approximately (209 Imp gallons/251 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
950 litres approximately (209 Imp gallons/251 US gallons) in a GRP tank.
TANK TENDER GAUGES
Fuel and water tank gauge system for monitoring both tanks.
Dipsticks and calibrated chart.
From an insulated approximately 73 litres (16 Imp gallons/19 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.25kW immersion heater element powered by the generator or dockside power.
Hot water tank pressure regulator replaced (June 2021).
PRESSURISED HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEM
Hot and cold freshwater system based on a Par CW335A Twin Max high capacity water pump with pressure accumulator tank, and plastic pipework and fittings.
Two plastic toilet holding tanks installed for each head and plumbed for gravity discharge, with additional ability to pump out from deck.
Tanks fitted with Wema electric capacity gauges.
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 Vimar rocker switches.
Stainless steel manifold system via two seacocks with oversized strainers.
220V AC ring main with five double, 3-pin Clipsal outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.
OTHER ELECTRICAL SOCKETS
12V Dri-plug including dropper (10A maximum) at pedestal for spotlight.
Additional 220V socket in starboard cabin.
12V power outlet to port side deck locker for air pump.
12V (5A) socket for pedestal cockpit lights.
Domestic: Bank of Trojan gel batteries giving 400Ah (2019).
Engine start: Two Varta (12V) 88Ah batteries dedicated to engine start (2019).
Generator start: Dedicated generator start battery (2019).
Mastervolt 220V 100A battery charger with temperature sensor.
Mastervolt MICC battery monitor.
Mastervolt Alpha Pro regulator.
Engine start to generator battery (12V) emergency link.
Mastervolt 220V 24/2500W MASS sine inverter.
30A dockside power cable, yellow 3-core double insulated PVC, 18m (60’) in length. The dockside end of the cable is fitted with a 3-pin 16A plug.
Second (220V) 30A shore power cable and socket for air conditioning loads.
Hubbell socket in coaming.
LED overhead lights.
LED lighting, switched at panel (2016).
Discreet concealed lighting to saloon.
Cabin chromium reading light for each berth.
Red night light at galley.
Red ‘courtesy’ footlights at deck saloon steps.
Automatic refrigerator door light.
Automatic light to drinks locker.
Flexible LED chart table light.
Exterior dome lights in engine room.
Boom light over cockpit table.
Pair of lower spreader downlights, switched at pedestal.
Aft deck step lights.
Aqua Signal bow and stern navigation lights.
Adjustable floodlight on antenna pole.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
Cockpit table lights.
Flush-mounted SIRS Major 150mm diameter steering compass with internal lighting and stainless steel crash bar to pedestal top.
By Raymarine - ST60 units.
Speed, depth, analogue wind, close hauled wind, and graphic display at companionway console.
Graphic display at chart table.
RADAR/GPS AND CHART PLOTTER
Raymarine E120 radar/chart plotter with 4kW Radome, interfaced to GPS.
Raymarine E80 colour radar repeater at pedestal.
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS.
Raymarine VHF/AIS with repeater at helm.
Raymarine ST7000 autopilot with ST6001+ control head mounted on pedestal.
Complete Raymarine integrated system with extra remote control autopilot.
Windex at masthead.
Furuno NX300 NAVTEX.
Raymarine 240E Class D-DSC VHF radio, including horn for hailer/foghorn.
Second handset and speaker at pedestal.
Wide copper strip from chart table to lazarette and twin large ground plates as SSB earth for future retrofit of SSB radio.
Thrane and Thrane satellite telephone.
Wi-Fi router hub and switches.
Digital Yacht WL510 Wi-Fi booster and antenna.
Canon colour printer. Stainless steel frame fitted for printer in locker.
Viking 8-person life raft with full canvas cover, plus hydrostatic release unit. Service now due.
ACR GlobalFix EPIRB (2021).
Firdell blipper on mast.
Jabsco Maxi 3000 Puppy electric bilge pump with Par hydro air switch (rated at 2,640 litres per hour).
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump (rated at 135 litres per minute) operated from within the cockpit.
Each bilge pump is fitted with a Whale type filtered strum box.
Jonbuoy rescue sling.
KIM MOB rescue system.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.
Fire blanket in galley.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Weighted throwing line.
Watertight bulkhead and door to forward double cabin.
SUR Marine ST 330 Classic RIB (2018).
Yamaha 20hp electric start and lift outboard engine (2018).
WARPS AND FENDERS
Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.
Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
HEYCO MARINE TOOL KIT
Large Heyco marine tool kit in sealed box.
ASSORTED TOOLS, SPARES AND MANUALS
The owner has kept a full service/maintenance record since purchasing Oyster Bay in early 2008.
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 ‘OYSTER BAY’ to be retained by the vendor.
Inventory verified by the owner.
Issue 2 (OG/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.
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