Oyster 56 for sale

Oyster 56 "Wildcard"

Asking Price GBP 575,000 VAT paid
Year Built 2006
Hull Number 051
Location Genoa
LOA 17.47
Beam 4.95
Draught 2.52
Displacement 26,500 kgs
The Oyster 56 is perhaps best summed up as a quality blue water cruiser that was ahead of its time and combines good sailing characteristics with luxurious accommodation.
Built over a 10-year period from the late 1990s onwards, the Oyster 56 is the most popular model in Oyster’s 42-year history, with more than 70 built. There are a number of reasons for this success, but in particular, it’s an optimum size for many people: small enough to be sailed by a couple without paid crew, but large enough to take four or even six guests in comfort as well.
A Rob Humphreys design with good performance and up-to-date design thinking, while retaining hallmark Oyster features including a skeg-hung rudder, option for a cutter headed rig with an efficient heavy weather jib on a furler and a spacious deck saloon.
Below decks
The 56 was offered with the choice of two interior arrangements and Wildcard has the A option with two guest cabins plus a walk-in stowage/crew cabin alongside the separate engine space. She also has a large en-suite owner’s stateroom aft, and a double fore cabin, both with island beds.
As you might expect, the saloon is superbly spacious and well lit.  There’s also an impressive galley, with a five-burner gimbaled cooker, front opening fridge, a freezer and ample worktop and stowage space. The Oyster 56 offers an impressive amount of stowage that makes living on board for long periods significantly more comfortable and organised.
Equipment and options
The boat was offered with a comprehensive inventory as standard, including many items that appear on the extras list of other yachts. These include a teak laid deck, sprayhood, dorade vents, folding prop and bow thruster. In addition the engine is equipped with twin alternators – one dedicated to the start batteries, the other (a 3.6kW unit) for charging the 480Ah domestic battery bank. There’s also a 75 amp mains power charger, plus a full set of electronics, including pilot, chart plotter and instrumentation. 
Wildcard was ordered form new by the current owner who utilised the skill and knowledge of Vortec marine who are Oyster specialists to make sure she is an exceptional example of a very successful model.
What it does best
There are a number of standout factors for this boat, notably the blend of excellent accommodation and good sailing performance, as well as the build quality and high standard of equipment. In addition, a degree of after-sales support continues long after an Oyster is first delivered – the company keeps files of all the boats it has built, including documentation of all the gear that was originally fitted. For those planning to undertake longer voyages and extended cruising, the generous tankage and stowage, and the design’s excellent load carrying ability will all be advantageous.
Oyster 56 Specifications
LOA: 17.47m
LWL: 14.48m
Beam: 4.95m
Draught: 2.52m or 1.99m
Displacement (standard keel): 26,500kg
Main engine: 160hp Yanmar diesel
Sail area (150% fore triangle) 174.5sq m
Air draught 22.68m
Fuel 950 litres
Water 950 litres
Registration – Part One British registration
Location- Genoa old port, Italy. Viewing by appointment only
Asking price – GBP575,000 VAT paid under Malta leasing. The owner will consider offers in Euros as he is based in main land Europe.
The Oyster 56 is a serious sea-going yacht proven over many thousands of miles and with an established track record as one of the most successful yachts in Oyster’s history. Many live-aboard owners confirm that she is easily handled by just two crew members but is spacious enough for six to eight people to cruise in comfort. The single wheel helm aft has winches close to hand, so she can be sailed short-handed if necessary.
Designer’s notes
With the Oyster56, our mission was to design a world-class cruising yacht that would epitomise the features of the Oyster heritage and evolve them to create an ocean-going yacht which appeals to blue water cruising enthusiasts. The Humphreys team uses extensive tank testing when designing our racing yachts and the concept of the 56’s keel has benefited from this experience. Her stylish, well-balanced profile and generous sail area make the best use of the yacht’s stability due to the low centre of gravity bulb keel.
In designing the cockpit of the Oyster 56 — a focal point of its design — we commissioned professional ergonomic studies from the University of Loughborough’s Department of Ergonomics. The result sets new standards in comfort, seaworthiness and safety both at sea and in harbour, and makes for relaxed entertaining and socialising.
Hull and Deck Moldings & Keel
Layout Option A
Standard deep draft version
Hull white
Double boot top lines - Dark Blue 7118 "RAL 5013"
Cove line - Dark Blue 7118 "RAL 5013"
Deck white.  
Decks teak-laid.
Yacht sloop rig  
All interior moldings white. 
Gas deck locker used for stowage (electric cooking)
Deck Finish & Layout
Standard cockpit table with central insulated icebox with fridge
Upgraded to gloss varnish 
Cockpit Table Cover in same material as sprayhood, with flap for access and pocket on fwd end for sun cream etc.
SS grab rail to aft edge of sprayhood
Sprayhood colour DUNE
Leather cover for above grab rail
Carbon steering wheel in lieu of standard
Stainless steel grab rail and mug rack on "Athena" pedestal.
Liferaft stowage incorporated in PORT pushpit for 8 man liferaft
Jon Buoy Recovery Module incorporated in STBD pushpit SS.
LifeSling used with spinnaker halyard
Teak treads in transom boarding ladder
Teak treads in both transom step rungs inc hand cutouts
Increased depth of stern boarding ladder to MCA requirements of 600mm below DWL 
Chain plates for both spinnaker sheets and upstand blocks for guys, pair of Wichard folding pad eyes for downhaul
In lieu of Wichard pad eyes, Ronstan flush fitted screw-in blocks fitted for spinnaker blocks 
1 x additional Spinlock rope clutch for twin foreguy - 1 on each side deck near cockpit.
Bimini including fixtures and stowage bag including clear panel & velcro flap for boom light and clear panel with velcro flap above wheel for helmsman to view main sail - 
Pedestal/Wheel cover - colour DUNE
Carbon steering wheel in lieu of standard
Davits upgraded to electric S300 (300kg max load)
Remote windlass control switch in cockpit 
Coloured link inserts as chain markers 
Carbon 3.2m Passerelle from Multiplex
Passerelle / 2nd main halyard, mast clutches , SS spreader bar, wires and stays
Twin stainless steel gas struts to lazarette lid
Single stainless steel gas strut to each of the aft deck locker
Quarter pushpit seats in SS & teak
horizontal middle SS rail on the backrest of the quarter pushpit seats to make the area more secure
Webbing jackstays (Gold colour), with shackles to bases of fwd and aft cleats
Partitioned anchor locker with kedge anchor stowage
20kg Bruce kedge anchor for MCA requirements
100m of 18mm octoplait warp and 10m of 12mm chain
Increased main anchor chain by 10m to 70m for MCA
Teak bulwark capping rail left natural teak as standard
Pair of additional stern fairleads cut into cap rail
Pair of additional ss mooring cleats for extra fairleads
Saloon roof top to be painted with white non slip deck paint
2x S/S treads on the cap rail at the 3 gates
OM locking latch to the centre of the lazarette hatch in lieu of STD lift ring, keep STD dogs PT & STBD for use at sea
SS dorade guards to aft deck
Canvas covers to all winches in Sunbrella 'Dune'
All hatches forward of mast to be hinged on their fwd edge to meet MCA requirements
Amend pulpit to accept footprint of Lopolight LED nav light
Rig, Spars & Fittings
Standard aluminium sloop rig with removable inner forestay
Standard mast bars and add halyard loop to each 
Spinnaker gear, with single pole and on mast stowage, 2 halyards, sheets, guys & blocks, topping lift & downhaul, with deck fittings to match. (Hood mast) 
Preventer lines (12mm braid w/6mm tails) fixed on boom to attach to lazy pole downhaul guy, inc cost of second spi pole downhaul
Storm Jib package inc removable forestay / adjuster / deck plates / halyard / sheets/ track & cars
Storm Jib 16 sq m Orange Dacron - 9.5oz cross cut (North)
Windex at masthead
Firdell Blipper radar reflector on mast
Boom light 
Upgrade to include dimmer on pedestal as per 56/43
Pair of spreader lights switched at pedestal
Tri-White anchor/navigation light at masthead. 
Upgraded to LED Lopolight and also upgrade the STD steaming light. 
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster with manual operating panel in cockpit & mechanical lock off
Upgrade above to include hydraulic vang - A850-VC-030
Upgrade to include hydraulic outhaul in boom
Extra conduit to masthead, for TV antenna & cellphone aerials
Sea-me transponder antenna mounted on top spreader
Navtec SS shroud covers PT & STBD (removable inner stay)
Gimbled bracket on mast for radar scanner
Sails & Sail Handling
Upgrade to Formula Hood Aluminum Smart boom
Upgraded to sliders & track to Harken, with switch-track system for a lower sail stack height
Upgrade to Reckmann electric furler
Upgrade primaries to electric Lewmar 66CEST winches, push buttons fitted on outboard face of cockpit coaming
Upgrade standard mainsheet winch to electric Lewmar 48CEST and relocate winch to PT side behind cockpit coaming, button on outboard side of coaming.  This will delete the coach roof port above the hanging locker in the aft cabin.  This also deletes the deck gear fitted to the eyebrow and under the sprayhood
On STBD fit Lewmar 48 manual winch, deleting the x2 Lewmar 16 traveler winches, including x2 double clutches and double block mainsheet traveler car - see deck plan for detail
Lewmar 54CEST electric winch on deck beside mast on PT, with x3 upstand blocks off the deck ring as per deck plan
Running backstays for use in rough weather and with the storm sail set
Headsail and Staysail UV strips, where appropriate in white
Genoa & slab-reef main from North Sails (Spectra)
Cruising chute with snuffer from North Sails
Furling Gennaker
Carbon bow sprit
NOTE – mast and standing rigging removed and serviced in 2015 to Navtec recommendations.
Interior Layout & Joinery
Yacht fitted out in Maple joinery
Interior layout is confirmed as option A. 
This boat is to be built with Millennium styled interior joinery as standard with BLACK inlay lines in doors and saloon table   
4th cabin to be fitted out as a workshop with lift up berth on top
On aft bulkhead fit locker for racor fuel filters and watermaker, with double smoked Perspex doors
Vertical drop down washboard with shock cord
Ocean Air "Sky screens" to all deck hatches
Galley counter tops in Avonite with upstands : Colour 'Night Pearl' K3-8580 with satin finish
WC/heads counter tops in Avonite : Night Pearl K3-8580
Watertight bulkhead & wooden door to fwd cabin
4-brick safe with key - hidden in Owner's cabin hanging locker
Forward side cabin both berths widened to parallel the CL
Galley wet locker 
Soap dispenser in both heads in lieu of soap dish and in galley
Saloon table to have angled wine stowage on fwd/aft sides
Crystal glasses in fwd STBD saloon locker 
SS book racks in PT & STBD saloon hull port recesses
Saloon table to have burred finish with black inlay line - Birds eye maple
Aft cabin fwd vanity unit to be made into a locker with the a 20" LCD TV set into the door, TV frame work, electrical install, and the TV
Saloon aft STBD locker to house 20" LCD TV - price includes joinery, TV frame work, electrical install, and the TV.
Aft cabin hanging locker to be taken full height with lift-up locker above to access electric main sheet winch motor
Shelf with fiddle in both PT saloon upper lockers and PT & STBD upper lockers in aft cabin
Simrad RS87 VHF with DSC 
2nd RS87 station at pedestal
Fog/hailer function and mast horn, with button on pedestal
Furuno NX300 Navtex Receiver
B&G Zeus 12" plotter EU version - B&G 3G HD Digital radar scanner with B&G RC42 rate compass, B&G ZG50 active GPS antenna, B&G NAIS-300 Class B AIS
B&G Zeus 8: plotter EU version in Navpod Power Pod 5050
Copper strip for future retro-fit of SSB
Furuno 1570 SSB with DSC antenna
Sea-Me radar transponder system - head mounted at chart table - antenna on mast head
B&G Hydra Pilot with hydraulic linear drive
B&G Hydra 2000 instrument package, inc. FFD at chart table/pedestal/aft cabin, analogue 360' wind at companionway, 20/20 displays (x4) at companionway with page buttons on pedestal 
B&G Remote Vision - cordless handheld pilot/instrument repeater
WB audible instrument alarm in pedestal
Scanti Iridium IMF 1000 sat phone (data & voice)
12/24V. DC Electrics
Upgraded to System Control Manager with inverter control
Additional 230hr deep-cycle batteries  (4x6v)- 24v 460AH total
9x Hella fans
Red courtesy light at sole level - 3 off - 1 at each saloon step
Install x2 red halogen overhead night lights, one over galley and one over chart table
Install LED flexi chart reading light at nav station
Alpine CDA9812RR with KCA420i interface for iPod with cable connection in locker
cockpit volume control inside the companionway
Carlin rocker switches on pedestal 
24v Dri-Plug at pedestal for searchlight & NUC lights (MCA)
Gas detector in galley for MCA requirements 
Extractor fan in aft head
Dimmer switch at pedestal for boom light 
Dimmer switches (24v dc) for saloon main lighting - x2
Nav lights LED Lopolight
Status TV antenna at mast head linked to TV & Audio equip
Engine, Stern gear & Generator
YANMAR 160 with CVB30.20 Aquadrive
Maxprop feathering prop - 3 bladed 
Ambassador rope-cutter on prop shaft - AM15 
Second 150A / 24v Mastervolt alternator
Engine start to generator start battery 12v "emergency" link
Westerbeke generator 10.4KW, complete with water separator, ammeter & voltmeter, 220v @ 50Hz Changed for like for like model 2012
Parallel plumb engine and genset racors in so both can run off a single unit and add vacuum gauges to both & SS drip trays
MCA fire blanks to engine room air inlets/outlets with remote activation of fire extinguisher as per 56/45, inc fan switch
220V. Electrical Equipment
Extra 220V AC Clipsal double sockets (x3) in addition to the STD x3, located as per JW drawing. 
All 220v sockets to be European style
100 amp charger for shorter generator running times with bow thruster, electric winches etc.
Mastervolt 220v MASS Sine Inverter - 24v/500W for PC equip.
Mastervolt 220v MASS Sine Inverter - 24/2500W
Inverter will not run heavy load items such as immersion heater/washing machine/ cooker/watermaker
Bosch washing machine (no dryer) Model WFO 2867
Seafresh 204A - 220v AC watermaker (63 litres / hour)
Product gauge for watermaker
Auto freshwater backflush option with pump
Electric 'Force 10' 3 hob cooker in lieu std gas
Linn DVD/CD/FM Tuner with amplifier and 5.1 surround output to Anthony Gallo speakers (white) and sub-woofer under saloon seating on PT side.  Link DVD output to screen in saloon.  Link Audio Out to Alpine AUX IN for playing through cockpit speakers. Inc
Toshiba LCD TV 20" widescreen set into the door of the saloon AV locker.  
Vasari MPC425NV PC, 120GB SSD, 4GB RAM, WIN 7 1.00 Inventica Yachtspot Wi-Fi system/router under chart table, connections to: Iridium/SSB/NMEA/Navtex/Monitor/Power/Wi-Fi/
Liyama 15" LCD monitor at chart table linked to PC
Toshiba LCD TV 20"  widescreen set into locker door of aft cabin fwd bulkhead vanity unit, linked to Linn DVD system in saloon and TV antenna
IR eye system in saloon linked to Linn/Alpine and in the aft cabin linked to saloon Linn DVD
Sleipner 11hp tunnel Bow thruster (incl. GRP "eyebrow"), 
Control panel on steering pedestal
Upgrade standard seawater inlets to a SS manifold system so that intakes are via two seacocks with oversized strainers and manifold system.
Tank Tender system for fuel & water tanks, in addition to std dipsticks
Freshwater wash down off boat's pressure system - outlet in anchor locker with short hose to reach stemhead
Freshwater deck shower - hot & cold - in starboard transom locker
PAR Quiet flush toilet linked to fresh water supply in fwd head with emergency seawater change over and non-return valve
PAR Quiet flush toilet linked to fresh water supply in aft head with emergency seawater change over and non-return valve
A gravity discharge POLYPROPYLENE toilet holding tank for forward WC, fitted with Wema gauge and gravity discharge or deck pump out systems.
A gravity discharge POLYPROPYLENE toilet holding tank for aft WC, fitted with Wema gauge and gravity discharge or deck pump out systems.
Seagull IV X-IF water purifier with dedicated tap at galley sink
Add shut-off valves to the fuel & water tank breathers to meet MCA requirements
Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
Frigomatic DC refrigeration for galley fridge with keel cooler
Frigomatic DC refrigeration for cockpit table with keel cooler
Frigomatic 50F twin compressor with twin plate for freezer box
Freezer compressors to be direct water cooled
2x Cruisair air-con units (2x16000 BTU at 60Hz) 1 in saloon, 1 in aft cabin with spur duct to stbd side cabin but no return path 
Upgrade to 3x16000 BTU at 60Hz with the 3rd unit in the fwd cabin, also feeding the fwd PT cabin
All the above with BLACK SMX digital controllers and single water circulating pump.
Second 220V/30A shore power cable & socket for aircon loads
Painting, Finishing & Soft Furnishings
Cockpit cushions in plain acrylic with closed cell foam 
Upgrade to include quarter pushpit seats
Upgrade to include aft deck cushions (x3) as per 56/45
Removable mast cover - in headlining vinyl, with velcro
Saloon table cover in headlining vinyl
Seating in saloon of Alcantara - colour 7941 dark blue
Forward & aft double cabins - seating, berth surround & headboard - all in Alcantara colour 7941 dark blue
Mattress covers: Fabric, Planada
All seating to be Millennium styled seating
Miscellaneous, Chandlery, Safety Equipment & Spares
Avon 340 RIB without console and with 25HP Honda outboard
Sunbrella cover over dinghy & davits for above RIB
1 x white horseshoe and light, 1 x TBC
Forties ISAF 8 man liferaft in canister with grab bag (MCA)
Jon Buoy recovery module in canister
Flare box – may not be in date
Basic Grab bag
Fire extinguishers
H/H VHF & 1 x binoculars
Battery  powered  search light
2 x directors chairs TBC
4 mooring lines and 4 fenders
Oyster crockery and cutlery
Vessel manuals
Misc. vessel spares
Bosuns Chair
Anchor ball and motoring cone
Ensign Staff
Boat hook
Fitted Bottom Sheets for beds
Clock and barometer
Printer for PC - TBC
Safety harnesses and lifejackets will be left on board buy buyer takes responsibility for all servicing.
Fire Blanket in galley 
All standard glasses etc. will be left onboard along with pots and pans etc.
Picture and glass bowl may be removed assuming it can be done without damaging the wood.
Personal effects, including, personal tools, navigation equipment, cutlery, crockery, glassware, pictures etc.
Draft #3 TJQ June 2017 Confirmed by owner.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This specification/inventory will only form part of the contract when attached to a bona fide sales contract that has been signed and agreed by both seller and buyer.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This specification/inventory will only form part of the contract when attached to a bona fide sales contract that has been signed and agreed by both seller and buyer.

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