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.
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GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.
Hull colour white 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, 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 stain- less steel steps for access to the stern deck.
Built to comply with the requirements for Category A - Ocean.
DECK LAYOUT AND EQUIPMENT
34kg (75lb) CQR anchor with 60m (197’) chain.
Fortress FX55 with 100m (328’) Octoplait warp and 10m 32’8”) chain. Stowage in bow locker.
Lewmar Ocean 3, 24V electric anchor windlass with footswitch controls and remote control in cockpit.
Gateway midship stanchions. Stainless steel step strips at side gates. Multiplex carbon fibre paserelle. Passerelle socket and halyard.
Fold-down boarding/bathing ladder in stainless steel on transom.
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. Oceanair “skyscreens” to all deck hatches.
Removable flyscreens and rain deflectors to all opening hullports. Removable rain deflectors to all coachroof ports.
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.
Full length sun awning, split at the mast.
Bimini in acrylic with stainless steel poles and windows under boom light and above helm position.
Covers for saloon table, cockpit table, wheel, and pedestal.
Freshwater hot and cold deck shower in transom locker. Jabsco freshwater anchor/deckwash.
Stainless steel drinks holders to pedestals.
Varnished cockpit table in solid teak with folding leaves and GRP insulated central stowage box with frigomatic fridge.
Whitlock wheel steering - 48” dia Maxi wheel with leather cover inc partial spokes. ‘Athena’ pedestal.
Cooney/Simpson S225, series 7 electric davits.
Lazarette locker with twin gas struts to lid and stowage for 3 dive bottles. Stainless steel mooring cleats.
Additional fairleads and cleats to stern.
Stainless steel grabrails over aft dorade box cowls.
Bathing platform trimmed with teak slats. Quarter pushpit seats in stainless steel and teak. Fishing rod holders.
Open ‘Scandinavian’ style pulpit with removable teak seat.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Stainless steel fairleads, stainless steel/alloy mooring and cockpit cleats. Stainless steel dorade vents.
Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts.
Liferaft storage built into pushpit or teak chocks for liferaft stowage. Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
Stern post or stainless steel arch at stern for navigation/communications antenna. Gas locker for 2 bottles.
RIG AND SAIL HANDLING
Mast and Rigging
Hood Stoway mast with hydraulic in-mast furling.
Solid rod kicker/vang.
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster. Boomlight.
Down-lights on lower spreaders. Up-lighters on middle spreaders. Mast steps.
Dyform wire standing rigging with rod backstay.
Reckmann hydraulic furling headstay and inner forestay.
Lewmar Commander hydraulic power pack 200-3 for main, headsail and staysail furling.
Lewmar winches, all self-tailing, including:
2 x 66 CEST electric primaries
1 x 48 CEST electric mainsheetwinch
2 x 48 CET halyardwinches
2 x CST staysail/secondary winches
2 x 16 CST 2-speed mainsheet traveller control line winches.
Hood cruising spinnaker gear including halyard, sheet, and sheet block, with spi 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 babystay.
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 with tri-radial cut. Headsail in DCP 99/77 Pentax/polyester with tri-radial cut with white UV strip.
Staysail in DCP 99/77 Pentax/polyester with tri-radial cut with white UV strip.
Seven berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon.
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 grabrails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints between panels and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.
Headlining in off-white vinyl.
Light burgundy Alcantara upholstery to saloon and beige to aft cabin headboard and settee.
Lee cloths to all sea berths.
Oceanair skyscreens to all deck hatches.
Hella fans throughout.
Forward Double Cabin
With centreline double berth with sprung batten system, upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful clothes locker and a hanging locker.
Port Twin Cabin
With upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a vanity unit and hanging locker.
To starboard, with Sealand Vacuflush WC, washbasin and separate shower.
Counter tops in Avonite.
Featuring a circular opening table on a substantial pedestal incorporating a bottle locker in its base.
The top 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 are a pair of lockers. Central shelves to hullports. Bookcase rails to port hullport, TV locker with slide-away door. To starboard is another settee. Glasses locker with auto-light. Bosch washer/dryer in forward starboard locker.
At starboard aft end of saloon, with forward facing chart table and bookshelf. This area is customised around the electronics and navigational instrumentation which, where possible, is strategically sited and flush mounted in a matt black, leather- look fascia. Binocular stowage.
To port. Countertops in Avonite. Charcoal filter to coldwater supply. Manual fresh- water pump at sink. Oak mug rack.
Sinks- -Twin stainless steel sinks.
Cooker/Hob - Gimballed Force 10 FT 645PR stainless steel cooker with 4 burners, grill and oven.
Microwave - AEG Micromat Duo 223 stainless steel combination microwave oven. Frigoboat K50F refrigeration system for freezer/fridge.
Fridge/Freezer - Frigoboat F50 system to cockpit table.
Washer/Dryer - Bosch WVF2000.
Cabin / Workshop
To starboard with bench and single berth. Drawers and lockers. Access to engine room.
With double berth offset from centreline. Sprung batten system. Curved settee, dressing table and large hanging locker, drawers and lockers. Wood and stainless steel bookcase. Mirrored door locker.
En Suite Head/Shower
With Sealand Vacuflush WC, washbasin and separate shower. Counter tops in Avonite.
Audio visual Systems
Sound System - Pioneer stereo FM radio/cassette player and 6 CD autochanger with speakers in saloon headlining and Bose waterproof cockpit speakers.
Dedicated 50W amp to run cockpit speakers.
Volume controls at companionway.
Pioneer radio/CD players in aft and forward cabins, each with speakers in headliing.
Television - Samsung 17” TV in saloon locker. DVD player.
Status aerial at masthead.
Perkins/Sabre M115T engine. 115hp.
Approximately 4,200 at June 2019.
MaxProp 3-bladed 600mm (24”) feathering propeller.
Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on propshaft.
Northern Lights 7.5KVA generator - new 2019.
Approximately 200 at June 2019.
Sleipner 11hp tunnel bowthruster (inc GRP “eyebrow”) with control panel on steering pedestal.
3 x 16,000 BTU units with outlets in the saloon, aft cabin and both forward cabins.
Seafresh 208A 220V.
TANKAGE AND PLUMBING
1,050 litres (230 imp/277 US gallons) in GRP tank.
950 litres (210 imp/250 US gallons) in GRP tank.
Tank Tender Gauges
Tank Tender system for fuel and water tanks.
Hot water from an insulated 76litre (17 imp/20 US gallons) alloy tank, heated by engine’s heat exchanger or by 220V, 2kW immersion heater.
Gravity discharge stainless steel holding tanks for both WCs, each fitted with Wema gauge and deck pump out and rinse systems.
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.
AC ringmain with 220V AC Clipsal sockets 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” socket at chart table.
12V waterproof socket with 5A dropper under sprayhood.
1 x 12V 88Ah battery dedicated to engine start.
8 x 6V giving a total of 460Ah dedicated to domestic supply.
Mastervolt BTM1 battery monitor with separate remote controls for inverter and battery charger.
Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/100 amp battery charger inc temperature sensor. Domestic/engine 24V starting batteries “emergency” link.
Mastervolt 24V/3000W “High Surge” inverter. Mastervolt 24V/500W inverter.
18m (60’) 30A cable and Hubbell socket.
Additional 220V/30A shorepower cable and socket for aircon loads.
Red “courtesy” footlights at deck saloon steps.
Night lights at galley, chart table and in passageway forward of mast. Dimmer to saloon lighting.
Auto door light in aft cabin hanging locker.
Auto light in saloon glasses locker.
“Eyeball” halogen downlighters over owner’s berth.
Reading lights to all sea berths.
Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.
Waterproof light mounted in lazarette.
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
Sestrel Major 150mm (6”) diameter compass.
Raymarine ST60s. ST600R Seatalk socket. ST60/80 MOB button.
Depth, speed, analogue wind.
Multifuncional display at pedestal, companionway console and aft cabin.
Raymarine Axiom Multifunction Navigation Displays, new 2019. Raymarine Quantum Radar, new 2019.
Yeoman plotter with plug and socket at chart table interfacing Yeoman to ST60 system and power supply.
ST60001 autopilot with ST7001+ controller at pedestal. Raymarine 400G autopilot course computer.
Windex at masthead.
Navtex6 Plus, including GPS interface and aerial.
Raymarine 230 VHF at chart table, with cellphone interface and horn for hailer function.
Additional VHF handset at pedestal.
Icom IC-M710 SSB transceiver.
V-Tronix 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.
Cellphone aerial, bracket and cable at masthead, wired to chart table. Premicell phone system.
Iridium phone system with aerial on stern post.
Including flatscreen, USB hub plates, wireless keyboard/mouse, printer.
8-person liferaft, new 2019.
Sea-Me radar reflector.
Jabsco 3000 high capacity electric bilge pumps x 2.
Henderson MkV manual bilge pump.
Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay, new throughout 2019.
Twin ion dissipators at masthead. Stainless steel tang fitted to keel bolt and heavy-duty cable to mast base and cap shroud chainplates for dissipator grounding.
Seafender burglar alarm system with remote pager. Bilge level alarm.
Dinghy, new 2019 - New outboard motor.
Warps and Fenders
4-brick safe in aft cabin.
Heyco Marine Tool Kit
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.
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Issue 1 (GB/OA/lh)
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 theirpurposes.