Oyster 56 for sale

Barcelona, Spain

Listed price €390,000 EUR

Tax Not paid / Excluded

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Oyster 56
Used sail boat for sale
$458,699 USD | Listed price €390,000 EUR
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Length overall
Glass Reinforced Plastic hull
Fin Keel
Barcelona, Spain

About this Oyster 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. 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 more information, photos or to arrange a viewing please contact agent Tristan Abery (English, Spanish, Russian, French). Although we have temporarily closed our office doors, we are still working full-time whilst observing regulations and social distancing. Feel free to reach us through WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom or just a regular call so we can explore how we can help to progress your yachting plans.

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




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


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



Oil analysis available, turbo serviced in 2018

Engine mounts repalced 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


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"

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Yanmar (Shaft Drives)
Additional Accommodation Details

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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Ancasta Barcelona

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