Oyster 56

Car Details
Boat type Sail
Make Oyster
Model 56
Year 1998
Fuel type N/A
Hull material Glass Reinforced Plastic
Seller Note

Overview 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. Quovadis was 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. Quovadis has all the creature comforts and detailing you would expect from an Oyster. Ideal for the ARC or further. For many more photos, information or to arrange a viewing please contact central agents Tristan Abery (English, Spanish, Russian) and Stephen Abery (English, French, German).

Tristan Abery
M. +44 7766 130909
M. +34 660 68 02 61
E. barcelona@ancasta.com

Stephen Abery
M. +44 7545 235555
E. london@ancasta.com

Build 1998 OYSTER 56 FOR SALE
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 apprear 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”

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
Refridgerated cockpit table
Hot and cold shower on bathing platform
Jabsco deck wash
Diving compressor
JVC radio/CD player
Pioneer speakers in saloon and cockpit