OYSTER 56 – Year 2001
OYSTER 52 2001 “Aliena”
– Name: Aliena
– Flag: British Registry
– Shipyard: Oyster Marine Ltd
– Hull number: 56/20
– Design: Rob Humphreys
– Certificate: CE A
– Built in: Fiberglass
– Total Length: 17,49 m
– Hull length: 16,80 m
– Waterline Length: 14,48 m
– Beam: 4,95 m
– Draft: 2,40 m
– Ballast: 7.920 Kg Lead
– Displacement: 26.000 Kg
– Cabins: 4
– Toilets: 2
– Water capacity: 950 L
– Power: YANMAR 4LH TE 110 hp
– Fuel capacity: 1050 L
– Mooring place: Real Club Náutico de Valencia
– Price: 480.000,00€ incl. VAT
British Registry. VAT and Spanish taxes paid.
YANMAR 4LH TE 110cv, 5,400 hours. MAX PROP feathering propeller. AMBASSADOR AM15 rope cutter. Aqua drive couplings. Alternator with 100Ah/24v output for domestic group, and 55Ah/12v output for engine battery.
Full service in 2018
Built under Lloyds Certificate for Construction Category A – Oceanic. Hull on solid fibreglass. Deck on balsa core. Bulkheads laminated to the hull. Frames laminated to the hull. High Performance Bulb in lead. Protected skeg-hung rudder.
Sails and rigging
Cutter rigged. Mast and boom lacquered in white. Jumper strut. Granny bars at mast. “No Strike” Ion dissipators at masthead. Preventer lines to boom. Electric furling main sail 2014 FORMULA SPARS. Electric yankie furler BAMAR 2018. HARKEN furler jib. Genoa’s adjustable tracks. New halyards 2019. Spi deck hardware. Stainless steel fitting for bow sprit. All standing rigging replaced 2018. Hydraulic system, with selector for backstay tensioner / boom vang NACTEC A 250.
NORTH SAILS sails:
– Mainsail with vertical battens 2017.
– Rolling Genoa 2014.
– Jib 2014.
– Gennaker with socker.
– Code 0 with furling system and anti-torsion rope 2015.
Winches LEWMAR: Electric primary Winches 2 x 66 CEST. Secondary Winches 2 x 54 CST. Electric main sheet winch 1 x 48 CEST. Winches for halyards 2 x 48 CST. Winches for main sheet 2 x 16 CST. ANTAL system for pole in mast.
On deck: 4 Raymarine i70 2015/2016 displays. Depth, speed, wind equipment and autopilot. VHF + Dsc RAYMIC 2016. Multifunction display a98 MDF 2018.
On chart table: 1 Display Raymarine MULTI i70S 2017. Gps Raymarine RS130 2015. Multifunction display with radar a95MDF 2016. Radar antenna QUANTUM 24 Mn 2018. Seatalk NG 2018 Network. NMEA 2018 network. TH Downvision 2015 bronze probe transducer. Transmitter AIS650 Class B 2016. VHF antenna distributor AIS 100 Active. NAVTEX NAY 6 Plus Dual receiver. VHF + Dsc RAY 218 E. Portable VHF ICOM / IC-M73-11 PLUS
Multifunction screen a75 MDF in owner’s cabin.
All the electronics are connected to each other by Seatalk NG network and with dedicated earth connection.
Autopilot: ACU 400 2015 control unit. Sensor EV-1 2015. I70 display in 2015 logbook. Two linear actuators type 2, long.
SSB RADIO ICOM IC-M710 GM DSS SSB radio. 2 earth/mass connections. Isolated antenna in back stay. ICOM / AT 130E antenna modulator. IRIDIUM PILOT 2015 satellite telephone.
Teak deck. Teak cockpit floor. Bulkwark in solid teak. Windlass LEWMAR Ocean 3 1500W/ 24 v with vertical winch and remote control on helm station. ROCNA anchor 40 Kg 2015 with 80m of chain 12mm 2018 and 50m of rope. Second SPADE 20 Kg anchor with 120m of OCTOPLAIT line and 5 m of 12mm chain. Side doors on life lines. Carbo gangway. Portlights and hatches GEBO and LEWMAR. 2018 sprayhood in SUNBRELLA Taupé, with stainless steel handrails lined in leather. Bimini 2018 in SUNBRELLA taupé, with aft and side extensions and upper window for boom light. Seering pedestal canvas in SUNBRELLA Taupé 2018. Cockpit table canvas in SUNBRELLA Taupé 2018. Cockpit cussions. Direct fresh water connection. Cockpit shower cold / hot. Extendable wood cockpit table 10 pax, varnished in 2018, with integrated cool box.
WHITLOCK Athena wheel, with Whitlock party folding system, covered in leather. Outboard engine bracket. WHITTALL Impact 2200 SB 200 Kg stainless steel davits each one. Aft seats on teak.
Distribution. Lay out
Wide and luminous deck saloon aired by many practicable windows. Oval sofa on the port side for 6 seats with table and bar furniture. Dinette on starboard with sofa convertible into skipper bunk.
Starboard chartable. Starboard aft cabin with bunk bed and technical access. Fully equipped galley at portside passeigway to owners cabin.
Bow double cabin with VICTORIA Flex battening, hanging locker, upholstered suite with vanity unit, book stowage rails. Portside twin cabin with upper/lower berths. Bow head with separate shower.
Master cabin with VICTORIA Flex battening, dinette, vanity unit, bookcases, etc… numerous wardrobes and ensuite head with separate shower.
OYSTER Millenium solid teak joinery. Owner’s cabin in veiled oak. Solid teak floors, frames, handrails. Carpets adjustable to the floor.
Formica countertops in MICA Grafix colour, Bathrooms in AVONITE Almondine colour. Ceilings in white. Upholstery in Alcantara. OCEAN AIR interior curtains.
Mattresses in battened VICTORIA Flex.
Washer-Dryer INDESIT IWDC71680 2014. Kitchen 4 burners with oven/grill FORCE 645PR burners 2018. Vertical fridge GLACIER BAY 2018, freezer revised 2018. SAMSUNG MC28M 2018 oven and microwave. Sea water inlet.
LG29MT31S-PZ TV with GLOMEX antenna. PIONEER sound system with radio/CD and USB. Interior and exterior loudspeakers. LG Blue Ray DVD.
Fans and mosquito nets.
2 VACUFLUSH with black water tank. 2 grey water tanks. Hot water heater 76 Litres.
2 safe boxes. Original Oyster tableware in Wedgood. Original Oyster Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.
Electrical circuit 220v / 24v. Generator MASE 7 Kva 2016. 12v and 220v sockets on sloon, galley and cabins. USB socket in chart table and cabins. MASTERVOLT MASS 24V/100A battery charger with temperature control. Battery manager MAGNETRONIC DCC4000. Parallel device for starting engine and generator. ALPHA charge regulator. Inverter MASTERVOLT 24V/2500W Sinewave 220v/50Hz. Earth connection HUBBEL 16/32A.
LED interior lights 2019. LED boom lights 2019. Spreaders lights in LED 2019. AQUA SIGNAL LED navigation lights 2015/2016. LED tricolor stop light.
Service battery set AGM 440 Ah 24v 2015
Power battery group. 2 x gel 88 Ah 12v
Generator set: 1 x AGM 90 AH 12v 2018
Safety equipment for 8 persons. SEATEC life raft in container, new 2016, revised in 2019. ACR Global Fix PRO RLB 37 Cat I radio becon on aft pulpit. ACR Global Fix V4 Cat II radio becon, on chart table, as a second radio becon, New 2018. FIRDELL BLIPPER radar reflector on mast. 2 Life buoy, Jon bouy 2016, life lines.
AVON 340 with YAMAHA 20cv protective tubular cover in Sunbrella 2018. Outboard engine cover 2018. Complete cover beige 2017.
Second owner boat. Private use, never chartered. Usual navigation of Valencia and the Balearic Islands waters. Several Atlantic crossings, one way. Perfect maintenance, continuous improvements.
Yearly engine and generator services, last in 2018.
Annual antifouling painting services. Hull scraped and sanded in March 2019. Primer + antifouling.
2019 Life raft revision. LED interior lights. Boom light and spreaders lights on LED. Halyards replacement
2018 Complete standing rigging replacement. ACR Global Fix V4 Cat II radio becon. New generator battery. New FORCE Oven Kitchen. New microwave. New vertical refrigerator GLAZIER BAY. Varnished cockpit table. Bimini canvas, spray hood, pedestal and table covers, dinghy tubular protective cover, etc… 80 m anchoring chain. Multifunction screen RAYMARINE a98. RAYMARINE QUANTUM radar antenna. SEATALK network. NMEA 2000 network. Electric furler genoa engine. Complete overhaul of YANMAR engine.
2017 Display MULTI RAYMARINE. Furling battened main sail NORTH SAILS.
2016 SEATEC life raft. LED navigation lights. 4 displays RAYMARINE I70. VHF RAYMIC. Radar RAYMARINE a95. AIS transmitter receiver. Generator MASE 7 Kva.
2015 AGM service batteries. Anchor ROCNA 40Kg. IRIDIUM telephone. GPS RS130. Automatic pilot control unit. Code 0 with accumulator and anti-torsion line NORTH SAILS.
2014 Main electric motor. Rolling yankie and NORTH SAILS jib.
Description by Rupert Holmes
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.
This is 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.
The 56 was offered with the choice of two interior arrangements – either three guest cabins, or two guest cabins plus a walk-in machinery room alongside the engine. Common to both is a large en-suite owner’s stateroom aft, and a double forecabin, both with island beds.
As would be expected in this sector of the market, 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. Compared to similar size yachts with more charter-oriented layouts and a larger number of cabins, the 56 offers an impressive amount of stowage that makes living on board for long periods significantly more comfortable and organised.
On deck and performance
Rob Humphreys’ design team used knowledge gained from extensive tank testing of its earlier racing designs to create the profile for the 56’s keel, which benefits from a low centre of gravity bulb and 2.52m draught. A shoal draught option was also offered, with a 2.0m draught.
The University of Loughborough’s Department of Ergonomics was engaged to help with the cockpit design, with the aim of setting new standards here and making it work for all the different uses at sea and in harbour. As standard the boat was provided with a good level of deck hardware, including electric primary and mainsheet winches, with key sail controls positioned close to the wheel. The on deck stowage includes a large lazarette and a large sail/bosun’s locker forward.
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 2.4kW unit) for charging the 440Ah 24V domestic battery bank. There’s also a 100 amp 24V mains power charger, plus a full set of Raymarine electronics, including pilot, chart plotter and instrumentation. This leaves many of the options down to the choice of shallow or deep keel, slab reefing or furling mainsail, plus additional items such as a diesel generator.
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.
There’s no escaping the fact that building a boat to this standard is expensive and the 56 appears to have held its value well – it’s possible to buy some new volume produced models at a similar price to a 12 or 15 year old. It’s also worth remembering that, if they have not been constantly updated through their life, once they reach the age of some Oyster 56s boats of this size and quality may have systems that are becoming dated, plus teak decks that need replacement, and therefore an expensive refit may be needed. The potential for this to have a downward effect on the price at which boats change hands is not to be underestimated. Conversely, one that has been relatively little used, lavished with plenty of recent attention and is bristling with the latest kit will fetch more.
La compañía ofrece los detalles de esta embarcación de buena fe, pero no puede garantizar la exactitud de esta información ni el estado de la embarcación. Tanto el precio de venta ofrecido, como el inventarío pueden cambiar sin previo aviso.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warrant the condition of the vessel. The price of sale or the inventory can change without notice.