• 17.49 m
  • 2009
  • Oyster Yachts
  • Spain
  • £595,000


Owner offering topsides and transom to be repainted as part of sale agreement.

Tried and tested, Tara is hull number 68 of Oyster's iconic range, the Oyster 56. She features a dark blue hull, traditional teak joinery and comprises eight berths in four cabins. Her exceptional performance is enhanced by her fully battened mainsail and cutter rig, yet she is also set up for short handed sailing with two Reckmann electric furlers on the headsails.

Tara has been cruising mainly around the Aegean and Mediterranean. She has never chartered and has had one happy owner since her launch in 2009. Tara is only for sale as her owner has a larger Oyster in build.

To help sell this beautiful yacht before the launch of his new Oyster, the owner has already paid for a yard period with Oyster Palma this year and is now offering a topsides and transom repaint as part of the sale agreement.

Lying at Oyster Palma, Tara is ready for immediate viewing.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: Oyster Yachts
  • Category: Cutter
  • Model: Oyster 56
  • Model Year: 2009
  • YearBuilt: 2009
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Spain
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/8 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 57' 5" (17.49m)
  • LWL: 49' 2" (14.97m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 16' 3" (4.95m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 8' 4" (2.52m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 26,500 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 950 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 950 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 8
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 8
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Bulb Keel
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Humphreys Yacht Design and Oyster design group
  • Hull Color: Dark blue with gold cove line
  • Hull Finish: Other
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4LA-HTP 160hp
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel



HULL NUMBER  Oyster 56/68  

HULL CONSTRUCTION GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.  

HULL FINISH  Dark blue hull with gold cove line and double boot top lines.  

DECK CONSTRUCTION  Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core.  

DECK FINISH  Teak laid decks, and bulwark finished with teak capping rail.  

KEEL  High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.  

RUDDER  Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.  

STERN DESIGN The stern design incorporates a bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and stainless steel steps with teak treads including hand cut-outs for access to the stern deck.  

EURCD       Built to comply with the requirements stipulated in the European Union’s Recreational Craft    Directive to meet design category A – Ocean.



ANCHOR 34kg (75lb) CQR anchor and 100m of 12mm calibrated galvanized chain.  Kedge anchor – lightweight Fortress FX 55 with 100m of octoplait nylon warp and 10m of 10mm chain.  

WINDLASS Lewmar V4 vertical capstan type 24V electric anchor windlass, including remote windlass control switch in cockpit.  

DECK ACCESS Midship gateway stanchions and side gates for boarding.  Gate to pushpit. Fold-down stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder including teak treads.  Multiplex carbon passerelle 3.20m, including brace lines and bag (15kg), second main halyard, mast clutch, stainless steel spreader bar, wires and stays. Passerelle socket in top transom rung.   

HATCHES Drop-down washboard with shockcord system. Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches. Gebo alloy-framed coaming portlights with additional opening long portlight in galley to cockpit. Gebo opening hullports.  

CANVASWORK Large acrylic fold-down sprayhood, colour: Dune, with leather covered stainless steel grabrail to aft end. Bimini, including fixtures and stowage bag, and windows for helmsman and boom light. Acrylic covers for cockpit table and wheelbinnacle, colour: Dune. Cockpit cushions – acrylic canvas in EZ Dri foam. Pushpit seat cushions – in Antique Beige. Aft deck and foredeck cushions.  

DECK PLUMBING Hot and cold freshwater deck shower.  Anchor deckwash pump in bow, including hose – fresh water.  

COCKPIT Stainless steel grabrail and drinks holder on pedestal and double mug holder on one side of companionway.  Teak stand up unit / footbraces for helmsman. 

COCKPIT TABLE Varnished cockpit table with stainless steel frame, and varnished demountable  extensions, table lid to be split athwartships to enable each half to be opened independently, insulated GRP box and refrigerated.  

REFRIGERATOR Frigomatic DC refrigeration, keel cooled unit.  

STEERING Whitlock cable system with a remote ‘Athena’ pedestal, incorporating a stainless steel, folding, leather covered wheel.  

DAVITS Cooney S300 Electric davit (300kg maximum total load), with belly bands and dinghy locator kit.  

GENERAL Stainlesss steel pulpit and pushpit. Stainless steel fairleads, and a pair of additional stern fairleads, stainless steel mooring and cockpit cleats, and a pair of mooring cleats for use with extra fairleads. Aft dorade guards. Partitioned anchor locker with kedge anchor stowage. Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts. Single gas strut on both aft deck locker lids. Liferaft stowage in pushpit. Quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel. 2m stainless steel pole on aft deck for aerials and light. Gas locker. 



MAST and RIGGING Cutter rig. Formula custom white painted spars, retaining conventional hoist mainsail with lazyjacks. White painted aluminium Smart boom. Harken Switch Track mast and sail car / slides to lower height of stowed sail.  Stainless steel mast guards.  Preventer lines (12mm spectra with 6mm tails), fixed on to boom to attach to lazy pole downhaul, including second downhaul and two small cleats on forward end of boom. Hydraulic vang – A850-VC-022, including foot outhaul function for slab reef mainsail – 3 function and hydraulic backstay. Jumper struts. ‘No-strike’ ion dissipators at masthead and mast step bonded to keel bolt. Standing rigging discontinuous stainless steel 1 x 19 wire.  Folding mast steps – two at masthead.  

HEADSAIL FURLING  Reckmann electric furling headstay.  Reckmann electric furling inner stay.  

WINCHES By Lewmar – 2 x 68 CEST electric, two speed self-tailing primary winches. 2 x 54 CST self-tailing secondary winches. 1 x 48 CEST self-tailing mainsheet winch, on port side behind cockpit coaming, button on outside of coaming.  

SPINNAKER GEAR Single aluminium spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast with butt hoist winch. Package includes pole topping lift and foreguy, halyard, pair sheets, guys, blocks and fittings.  

SAILS Doyle Sails Mainsail, fully-battened with lazyjacks – Doyle Stratos, grey colour. Headsail – Doyle Stratos, grey colour. Staysail – Doyle Stratos, grey colour. Gennaker – Doyle Stratos, blue, red, white star cut. Storm jib. Trisail. Cover – Sunbrella UV. 



GENERAL Eight berths in four cabins, excluding the saloon. Interior joinery finished in teak. Designed to be modern and co-ordinated, 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. Plain quarter sawn teak sole boards. Galley tops in Avonite, colour ‘Crushed Lava’ with upstands and routered grooves for drainage. Counter top in heads in Avonite, colour ‘Casablanca’. Headlining vinyl is an off-white fabric. Upholstery – Alcantara, colour: Dove Grey. Lee screens on sea berths. Saloon blinds, and IMP ‘Duette blackout’ blinds to all hull ports. OceanAir ‘Skyscreens’ to all deck hatches. Flyscreen and curtain to port in galley to cockpit. Hella fans.  

FOC’SLE Fit locker under berth in double cabin with removable base for spinnaker stowage, lined with formica.  

DOUBLE CABIN Spacious double cabin with centerline double berth, upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful clothes lockers and hanging lockers.  Access to foredeck via forehatch.    TWIN CABIN To port, with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a vanity unit and hanging locker.  HEADS The forward cabins share a large WC compartment to starboard, accessed from the passageway, incorporating a PAR Quiet flush toilet with salt water supply, washbasin and separate shower stall. Hansgrohe quality mixer tap and shower, with matching accessories. Mirror.  

SALOON The saloon features an oval dining table and settee area to port, outboard of which is a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport. The saloon table is designed to form, in its closed position, an occasional table which is mounted on a very substantial pedestal incorporating angled shelves for wine stowage in forward and aft sections, with doors. To starboard is a  three-seater settee. The bar unit accommodates glass stowage.  Access to the saloon from the companionway is down a set of shaped timber and stainless steel steps. Two timber grab handles are fitted either side of the companionway opening. 

NAVIGATION AREA    At the aft end of the saloon. The chart table can accommodate a half-folded Admiralty chart            with a bookshelf outboard of this. Navigational and electronics equipment flush-mounted in      dark grey Alcantara fascia. AC and DC electrical panels are located behind the navigator’s seat.  

GALLEY To port of the cockpit, in the passageway to the aft cabin. All galley work surfaces are finished in Avonite, with Avonite upstands, which provide a stylish, hardwearing and attractive finish to protect the surrounding timber. A large rubbish bin is fitted inside a locker door adjacent to the sinks. Ample stowage for crockery, etc. An ice maker is fitted aft of the sinks, along with additional storage lockers.  

 SINKS Twin stainless steel sinks.    Seafresh water-purifying charcoal filter on cold supply.    Manual saltwater pump.   Under-counter soap dispenser.  

 COOKER A gimbaled Force 10 FT63451 cooker in stainless steel, with 4 burners, grill and oven.  

 REFRIGERATOR Frigomatic DC refrigeration, keel-cooled, stainless steel unit.  

 FREEZER Frigomatic W50 twin compressor with twin plate for freezer box – water cooled.  

 DISHWASHER Fisher and Paykel dish drawer.   

AFT TWIN CABIN  On the starboard-side with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a hanging locker and bookshelves.     OWNER’S STATEROOM With a double berth offset from the centerline, two large hanging lockers, drawers and lockers with abundant stowage space. Port hanging locker to full height with lift-up locker above to access electric main sheet winch motor. From this cabin there is access to the aft toilet and shower to starboard, also through to the galley to port. Bevelled mirror in cabin heads door.  Unit on engine room bulkhead with double door locker at bottom with mid-height shelf and wooden doors, four drawers above, double door locker at top with mid-height shelf, mirrored doors.    

EN SUITE HEADS With a PAR Quiet flush toilet with salt water supply, washbasin and separate shower stall. Hansgrohe quality mixer tap and shower, with matching accessories. Mirror and teak slats 



AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS Alpine CD/DVD with iPod interface cable.  

 SALOON  32” Sony Bravia TV, connected to DVD player mounted on forward port bulkhead with    timber frame and hinge.    Status Omni directional aerial mounted at masthead for TV and FM.   CD/DVD/iPod in saloon linked to TV with own speakers.   



ENGINE Yanmar 4LHA-HTP diesel engine 160hp.  Parallel plumbing for engine and genset racors, and located in aft twin cabin cupboard with stainless steel drip tray.  

 ENGINE HOURS 1,460 hours @ July 2014.  

 PROPELLER Gori folding propeller - 3 bladed.  

ROPE CUTTER Ambassador rope-cutter on propshaft – AM15.  

ALTERNATORS 60 Amp 12V alternator.  150 Amp / 24V Mastervolt alternator.  

GENERATOR Westerbeke BTD10.4 generator – 10.4kW / 220V 50Hz.  

 GENERATOR HOURS 359 hours @ July 2014.  

BOWTHRUSTER MaxPower tunnel bowthruster CT165, including eyebrow and anode, 11hp, control panel type – joystick.  

 AIR CONDITIONING 3 x Cruisair aircon units, reverse cycle system, (3 x 16,000 BTU) including guest cabins, 50Hz    only. Units are specified as 20V 50 Hz for full output but can’t be used worldwide eg. USA and    Caribbean.  

 ICEMAKER Icemaker – U-Line SS95, 220V in galley.  

 WATERMAKER Seafresh 208A – 220V AC watermaker, approximately 126 litres per hour, including automatic    flush with dedicated pump and product gauge. 

Tankage and Plumbing


 FUEL 950 litres approximately (210 imp/250 US gallons) in one GRP tank.    WATER 950 litres approximately (210 imp/250 US gallons) in one GRP tank.  

 TANK TENDER GAUGES Tank tender system for 2 tanks, electronic tank level gauge with display mounted at    chart table.  

 HOT WATER From an insulated approximately 73 litres (16 imp/19 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 1.25kW immersion heater element powered from dockside.  


 HOLDING TANKS Polypropylene gravity emptying holding tank and Wema gauges to both heads.  

 MANIFOLD SYSTEM Seawater manifold, minimize thru-hulls (3-valves). 



 RINGMAIN 220V AC ring main with six double, European 2-pin Vimar outlet sockets located as appropriate within the layout.  

 OTHER ELECTRICAL  24V socket at pedestal for halogen spotlight.  SOCKETS      24V socket under sprayhood.         12V cigar lighter type socket at chart table.  

 BATTERIES Domestic: 8 x 6V Gel battery bank of 400Amp hours at 20 hour rating.   Engine start: 2 x 12V batteries. Generator start: 1 x 12V battery.  

 BATTERY Mastervolt 220V MASS 24 / 100 battery charger.  MANAGEMENT Mastervolt Masterlink MICC battery meter and remote panel. Engine start to generator start battery 12V ‘emergency’ link.  

 INVERTER Mastervolt 220V MASS Sine Inverter 24 / 500.   Mastervolt 220V MASS Sine Inverter 24 / 2500W.     SHOREPOWER 30a dockside power cable. Hubbell socket in coaming.   Second 30A shore socket and lead for aircon loads.   

 INTERIOR LIGHTING Overhead lights with downlighters over reading areas. Cabin ‘Minor’ Reading lights. Automatic light to refrigerator and drinks locker.  Red “courtesy” footlights at deck saloon steps. Flexible light at chart table.   EXTERIOR LIGHTING Boom light – Halogen.  Spreader lights, down on lower spreaders, switch at pedestal. LED Lopolight bow and stern navigation lights. Steaming light – LED Lopolight. Aft deck light, swiveling, mounted on antenna pole, switched at pedestal. Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead upgraded to LED Lopolight. 

Navigation and Communication


 COMPASS Flush-mounted S.I.R.S. Major 150mm diameter compass.  

 SAILING  Raymarine ST70 – Speed, Depth and Analogue Wind.  INSTRUMENTS ST70 multi-function display, linked to ST60, two at companionway. ST70 multi-function display, linked to ST60, at pedestal. ST60+ Graphic display at chart table. ST60+ Graphic display in owner’s stateroom.  

 GPS / RADAR / Raymarine E120 GPS/Plotter/Radar with 4kW radome.   CHART PLOTTER Raymarine E80 colour radar repeater in Navpod at pedestal.  


 AUTOPILOT Raymarine ST7000 autopilot with ST6002 control head, on steering pedestal.   Raymarine smart controller – wireless remote autopilot control.  

 WINDEX  Windex at masthead.   

 NAVTEX  Furuno NX300 Navtex Receiver linked to NMEA GPS.  

 VHF RADIO Raymarine 240E VHF, with horn for hailer/foghorn function, second handset and    speaker in cockpit.  


 PC Vasari PC, including wireless keyboard and mouse, 17” LCD screen. 


10. SAFETY   
LIFERAFT Liferaft – Ocean ISO 8 man with Solas B kit and hydrostatic release.   

 EPIRB ACR Globalfix 406 Cat 2 EPIRB.  

 RADAR REFLECTOR Echomax 230r radar reflector on mast.    Sea-Me Radar Target Enhancer and transponder.   

 BILGE PUMPS Electric bilge pump Jabsco Utility 3000 puppy.   Henderson MkV manual bilge pump operated
from within the cockpit.  

 DECK SAFETY Ocean Safety horseshoe buoy.  Webbing jackstays (Gold colour), to bases of forward and aft
cleats.  MOB button – on chart plotter. Emergency tiller.  

 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Various including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.  

 ALARMS Electronic solenoid gas shut-off valve.  Float switches in main bilge with led warning lights and alarms.  

 OTHER SAFETY Fog horn.  FEATURES Watertight bulkhead and wooden door.   


11. GENERAL   
RIB/DINGHY Avon 340, grey, with centre console.    Yamaha 20hp outboard motor, electric start engine.  


 CROCKERY Oyster customised Wedgwood bone china crockery.  

 CUTLERY Oyster customised Sheffield stainless steel cutlery.