£ 339,495
Oyster - 56
Ancasta London
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£ 339,495
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Oyster - 56

Sailing BoatsBlue Water CruisersOysterModel 56

Deservedly Oyster's most popular model with 75 launched between 1998 and 2010, her Humphreys design has stood the test of time. Very strong single skin construction with very substantial ribs and stringers, lead keel and skeg-hung rudder. 56 hull 2 and built for the then owner of Oyster. She has a keel stepped carbon rig and Reckman powered furling for her head-sails. She was very substantially refitted in 2018 in the UK we have detailed invoices for the re-fit which included a new Onan 9Kw generator, sea-cocks, mast paint, covers and forward looking sonar. Four cabins, two with centre-line doubles and two twins remains a major selling point of the design.

Raymarine system installed 2010
Raymarine ST60+ Graphic
Raymarine ST60+ Tridata
Raymarine ST60+ Wind
Raymarine ST60+ CH Wind
Raymarine E80
Forward looking sonar and display fitted 2018
Windex at masthead
Sestrel Major compass
Simrad AP22 autopilot
Raytheon RAY430 Loud Hailer
Robertson AP300X
Leica AP Navigator MK10 GPS (original unit which is maintained on board as a spare)
ICOM IC-M 710 SSB radio
Polaris VHF with distress button
Comar CSB 200 AIS fitted 2018
Stainless steel antenna post

Rocna 40 anchor with 100m 12mm chain
Spare anchor chain
Bruce anchor
Kedge anchor with warp and chain
Sea anchor
Lewmar electric vertical access windlass with capstan
Foot control for windlass
Windlass control also repeated at helm
Saltwater anchor deck wash and pressure hose in bow

Rigid bottom dinghy
Tohatsu 9.8HP outboard
Outboard bracket
Substantial davits, ability to lift dinghy well clear of water and potential for solar panel installation

4 pax. life raft mounted in cradle on pushpit, next service July 2019
Two horseshoes
Gas detector
Automatic bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
24V engine room extractor fan

New in 2018 bimini, sprayhood and cockpit enclosure

Indesit washer/dryer
Refrigerated cockpit table
Hot and cold shower on bathing platform
Jabsco deck wash
Diving compressor
JVC radio/CD player
Pioneer speakers in saloon and cockpit
Built by Oyster Marine Ltd
Designed by Rob Humphreys and the Oyster Design Team
Built for Richard Matthews in 1998
Quovadis has a carbon rig so really stands out from most 56's - wherever you are going with Quovadis you will go there a bit quicker! (forgive the pun)
Of course once you are there the much reduced weight aloft will make her even more comfortable at anchor.

GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors
Lead keel and skeg hung rudder
Rudder was removed in 2018 various repairs and service work done prior to re-fitting
High performance bulb (HPB) keel
Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core for strength and insulation, featuring Oyster’s renowned deck saloon profile with eyebrow detail
Hull and deck structure were moulded in a Lloyds approved facility
Watertight bulkhead and door to forward cabin
Hull colour, white
Teak decks which appear to be in remarkable condition, seams replaced in 2019 and professionally cleaned with light sanding
Fold-down stainless steel bathing / boarding ladder and two stainless steel steps for access to stern deck
Bathing platform trimmed with teak slats
Teak capping rail
Most sea-cocks replaced in 2018

Last anti-fouled in Spring 2019
Ultrasonic system installed for anti-fouling in 2018

LOA 17.49m - 57'4"
BEAM 4.95m - 16'3"
LWL 14.50m - 47'7"
DRAFT 2.39m - 7'10"
Oil analysis available, turbo serviced in 2018
Engine mounts replaced 2018
Shaft drive new cutlass bearing in 2018
Aquadrive couplings serviced in 2018
Maxprop 3 blade feathering propeller, removed and serviced in 2018
Twin Racor 500FG fuel filters and water separator
Fuel water alarm in 2018
Alternators removed, serviced and refitted in 2018
Injectors reported to have been serviced in 2016/7
Anodes changed in 2019
Engine shows less than 6000 hours run

Retractable bowthruster Lewmar 24V 200 SVTAE with controls at helm

Cummins Onan 9kVA generator, new in 2018 and shows just over 100 hours run
Mastervolt 24V/2500W inverter
Battery charger Mastervolt MASS 24/100 amp
Magnetronic DCC 4000 battery control system
Twin alternators (55A/12V and 175A/24V)
Two shorepower connections
24V system powered by two banks of four six volt batteries
12V batteries for engine and generator starting, new in 2018

New calorifier in 2018
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 208 litres/hour watermaker
Immersion heater element

Fuel: 1050 litres
Water: 950 litres
Stainless steel Black and grey water tanks with gauges
Selden keel stepped carbon mast and aluminium boom, both repainted white in the UK in 2018
Three sets spreaders
Two spinnaker poles mounted on mast
Jockey pole with on deck storage
Rod rigged (fully NDT tested in 2018), baby-stay attachment was replaced
Rigid boom vang
Running backstays
Navtec hydraulics for backstay and vang controlled from cockpit
Reckmann hydraulic furlers for staysail (RF45) and yankee (RF90)
Harken car system with five batten cars
Boom preventer system

All Doyle Stratis
Mainsail - fully battened 75 sq metres 2012 four reefs
Yankee 86 sq metres 2012
Staysail 30 sq metres 2010

1 Lewmar 48 electric mainsheet winch on coachroof
2 Lewmar 66 electric primary winches
2 Lewmar 54 electric secondary winches
2 Lewmar 16 manual traveller winches, traveller aft of cockpit
2 Lewmar 44 manual winches at mast
1 Lewmar 48 manual winch at mast
Granny bars with built in step around mast
Plentiful stainless steel cleats and fairleads
Spinlock and Lewmar jammers
Stainless steel guards for dorade vents
Interior joinery of crown cut American white oak including sculpted fiddles and grabrails, shadow-gap joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers
Burr finish to saloon table
Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout 44k BTU via two units of 16k BTU and one of 12k
Three fans in saloon
Safe with key
Saloon upholstery (charcoal alcantara) is from 2008 but is in exceptional condition as has been covered with passage covers
New mattresses to aft cabin in 2018
Lights have been changed to LED in 2018
Oceanair 'Skyscreens' to all deck hatches
Vacuflush toilets

Saloon with oval table (top has Burr oak wood inlay with Black Avonite perimeter line with the drinks cabinet base) and dining area to port, outboard of which are a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hull port. To starboard is another sofa with a dedicated drinks cabinet and bar. The bar unit accommodates custom made glass and bottle stowage above and Indesit washer/dryer below. Navigation station to starboard and aft of the sofa. Bookshelf porthole rails to port and starboard with a set of ferrules and stainless steel hoop in each book case.
Two Hella fans

Galley to port with twin stainless steel sinks
Force 10 645PR gimballed stainless steel 4-burner cooker with grill and oven
Gas connections and hoses checked and serviced in 2018, solenoid by-passed but on-board if required
Avonite worktops with up-stands
Fridge (front opening)
Freezer (top loading)
Sharp microwave
Seafresh water purifying charcoal filter to dedicated drinking water tap

Master cabin is aft with double berth slightly offset from the centreline, a curved sofa, dressing table and a large hanging locker, with abundant drawer and locker space. En-suite heads with Vacuflush fresh water toilet, washbasin, shower and Avonite tops with up-stands
Forward cabin, spacious, with centreline double berth, upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful clothes lockers and a hanging locker
Space underneath berth for two scuba diving oxygen bottles storage in specially made locker
Cabin to port with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a vanity unit and hanging locker
Cabin to starboard aft of Chart Table with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes and under mattress stowage
Day heads with Vacuflush fresh water toilet, washbasin, shower and Avonite tops with up-stands
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Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
Year built1998
Length17.37 m/57 ft
Categoryfin keel
Engine manufactureryanmar
Material hullglass reinforced plastic
Ancasta London
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