• 17.49 m
  • 2010
  • Oyster Yachts
  • Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • $895,000


Legendary in yachting circles for her reputation as a world-class blue water cruiser, there is little doubt as to why the Oyster 56 is the most successful model in Oyster’s illustrious 42-year history. Famously capable of voyaging across any ocean in style and comfort, the 56 is a lively performer, yet voluminous enough for up to 6 people to live comfortably for extended periods at sea. Designed for manageability, the 56 into a size range that can be effortlessly handled by a savvy sailing couple, the layout features a forward island berth, offering VIP guests similar accommodation to the luxurious owner’s cabin aft along with a third bunk cabin and a separate workshop. Oyster had the distinct privilege of building 75 hulls, a testament to the harmony of these key features.

Champlain is a pedigree example. One of the last three hulls built, and delivered in 2010, the yacht was customized by the adventurous and hands-on Vermonters that own her today. On the shores of the lake that bears her name, Champlain was conceived as a winter retreat in the islands and designed with careful attention to every detail, including rich cherry joinery, Webasto heater, which hints at the notion of high-latitude voyaging, custom seating in the saloon; the list of options is thoughtful and impressive. Though designed for ocean voyaging, she has been gently sailed with low machinery hours, always based and professionally maintained under the watchful eye of Caribbean Yacht Management, Oyster’s Service Center in the BVI. Champlain wants for nothing, is turnkey and ready to set sail on her next adventure. 

US Duty paid

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  • Builder: Oyster Yachts
  • Category: Cutter
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  • Model Year: 2010
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  • Country: United States
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  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 57' 5" (17.49m)
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  • State Rooms: 3
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  • Hull Material: GRP/Wood
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HULL NUMBER  Oyster 56/73    HULL CONSTRUCTION Hull is molded in GRP from female moulds built by Oyster in their own facility under the     designer's supervision, ensuring a smooth accurate finish. The hull and deck structure are molded to the designer's specification under controlled conditions and all laminating is carried out by hand to high standard. Hull and deck moldings are produced using a Lloyd's approved gelcoat and laminating resin.  On the hull the gelcoat is a special isophthalic resin and the outer laminates incorporate a vinylester resin and powder-bound mats.  This combination   provides exceptional UV, weathering and water resistance properties.  

HULL FINISH  White hull with cove line and double boot top lines in standard Oyster blue  

DECK CONSTRUCTION  Moulded in GRP with balsa core for strength and insulation  

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

KEEL  High performance bulb (HPB)   

RUDDER  Fully protected skeg-hung rudder.  

EURCD  Built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean 



ANCHOR  Upgraded anchor – Spade 77lb Stainless Steel Anchor chain - 100m 12mm chain        Kedge anchor – Light weight folding alloy Fortress FX 55         With 10m of chain spliced to 50m of warp       

WINDLASS  Lewmar V5     Wireless Windless Control     

DECK ACCESS Stainless steel hinged side gate, can be used on both sides Stainless steel bathing ladder with teak treads Stainless steel swim ladder

 HATCHES Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway with shockcord system Lewmar deck hatches Gebo alloy-framed opening ports  

CANVASWORK Custom White spray-hood.  New December 2015   Stainless steel grab-rail to aft edge of spray-hood  Custom White Bimini with window over helm, with side storm curtains, and zip sun curtains across cockpit aft sides, and back. New December 2015 - Quantum Full sun awning from mast to aft of cockpit color: white - Quantum Foredeck awning Covers for cockpit table, steering wheel and hatches in Sunbrella color: Heather Beige  Cockpit cushions and pushpit custions in in Sunbrella color: Blues and whites. New December 2015 Removable foam backed mast cover in headlining material Salon table cover - Color: ‘Slate’  

DECK PLUMBING  Hot and cold freshwater deck shower   Freshwater coil hose and rack in aft deck locker Freshwater deck wash hose plumbed to anchor locker Seawater pump plumbed to anchor locker for anchor wash down 


COCKPIT  Teak laid cockpit and companionway side decks under sprayhood Stainless steel double mug holder on starboard side of companionway   

COCKPIT TABLE  Varnished teak cockpit table with stainless steel frame, folding leaves, and built in refrigeration  

STEERING  Whitlock Maxi 42” wheel   

DAVITS  Cooney S300 push-button electric davit (300kg max load) with belly bands 

GENERAL Quarter pushpit seats in stainless steel and teak Stainless steel fairleads, with pair of additional stern fairleads imbedded in caprail Pair of additional stainless steel mooring cleats for use with extra fairleads Lazarette locker with twin stainless steel gas struts, with 115V receptacle inside for compressor or accessories  Liferaft storage built into pushpit  Salon rooftop painted with off white Awlgrip non-slip deck paint.  New December 2015 Socket in top transom rung for passerelle (excludes passerelle) Stainless steel stern post at stern for navigation/communications antenna Gas locker for two bottles     



MAST and RIGGING Rig – cutter  Preventer lines  Walder Boom Break   Echomax 230 radar reflector on mast   Backstay adjuster / hydraulic / manual  

MAINSAIL FURLING Mainsail furling – Formula - electric   

HEADSAIL FURLING  Foresail furling – Reckmann - electric  Staysail furling – Reckmann - electric  

WINCHES Lewmar winches: 68 CEST electric primary -2  Starboard winch has a separate kill switch for ensuring safety when used to climb mast.   48 CEST electric mainsheet – 2    54 CST secondaries -2   48 CST mast - 2  16 CST traveler – 2 

SPINNAKER GEAR White painted carbon spinnaker pole stowed vertically on mast. Package includes chainplates, butt hoist, deck fittings, halyard, topping lift, pole lift, single sheet, guy, fore guy and all required blocks  

SAILS Quantum high modulus membrane sails (new 2015)  Quantum high modulus membrane staysail  Quantum high modulus membrane Genoa 



GENERAL Six berths in three cabins, plus workshop with convertible berth, excluding the salon.  Interior joinery finished in quarter sawn cherry Designed to be modern and co-ordinated, while 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 Cabin sole in teak plank V-groove Surfaces in galley in Avonite gloss finish – colour: ‘Midnight Sky III’ Countertops in heads in Avonite gloss finish – colour: ‘Autumn Wheat’ Headlining in off-white vinyl Salon upholstery in leather Watertight bulkhead and wooden door Lee screens on all berths OceanAir Skyscreens to all deck hatches Blinds to all opening hull ports and coachroof ports Caframo fans throughout (replaced 2015)  

FORWARD GUEST Double berth with drawers storage below berth, plentiful clothes lockers and a hanging  CABIN locker. The deck is accessible via the forehatch. Full length ‘pencil edge’ mirror to the back  of the watertight door.     

FORWARD STARBOARD Accessed from the passageway incorporating a washbasin with mirror above and separate  HEAD         shower stall with Hans Grohe fittings. Jabsco Deluxe Electric fresh water flush toilet. Countertops in Avonite gloss finish – colour: ‘Autumn Wheat’ and ‘Buttermilk’ Formica to heads. 

PORT FORWARD     With upper and lower berths – the top berth folds down and has a split mattress.  CABIN Lockers for clothes, hanging locker and washing machine cupboard with small fiddled shelf.            WASHER/DRYER     LG Combination washer/dryer located port forward cabin   

GALLEY To port side between master cabin and salon. Panels below sink give secondary access to the engine compartment.  

 SINKS Twin stainless steel sinks  

               DRINKING WATER/FACUET  Seagull IV drinking water purifier with a separate tap     

 COOKER Gimballed Force-10 FT 63451 stove in stainless steel, with 4 burners, grill and oven     MICROWAVE Panasonic stainless steel microwave   

 REFRIGERATOR Frigomatic front opening refrigerator in stainless steel  

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

SALON The salon is extremely light and airy with seven deck salon windows, of which two of the three forward ones open. There are also two opening portholes. This contributes to the great feeling of space and light in the salon. Roomy curved settee area to port, with a Stressless ‘Taurus’ chair and foot rest in teak timber and black Royalin leather to starboard. Storage locker between this and main bulkhead housing drinks. Salon table opens to form an oval dining table and the customized table top has a removable oval stainless steel handrail spanning opening sections. Two director’s chairs provide extra seating at the table, or on deck. Stainless steel book rack to starboard hullport recess. Electric TV lift and customized companionway steps with stainless steel handrails and solid cherry catch-all shelf under washboard hatch. Oval stainless steel overhead handrail. Glasses locker has an extra shelf to accommodate x 8 champagne glasses.   

NAVIGATION AREA Chart table area is customized around the electronics and navigational instruments which are flush mounted in ‘Slate Black’ Alcantara. Smoked Perspex doors to AC and DC panel  

WORKSHOP To aft starboard. Worktop with white mica top covered with heavy duty black rubber mat, and removable rail to hold everything on the bench top in place while at sea   Chart drawer at top with two drawers below, and storage locker below those   Custom removable cherry breathable flat rack for canvas storage above bench   Smoked Perspex doors to watermaker and racor fillers in workshop, with bookshelves above    

OWNER’S STATEROOM The aft cabin is configured with a double berth offset from the centerline, a curved leather settee, dressing table and hanging locker, with abundant drawer and locker space. Mirror with ‘pencil edge’ to cabin side of heads door. 2-brick safe flush hidden in wardrobe with digital keypad.  

EN SUITE HEAD/ Upgraded to Jabsco Deluxe Electric fresh water flush toilet. Washbasin with mirror above and separate. SHOWER Shower stall with Hans Grohe fittings. Countertops in Avonite gloss finish – color: ‘Autumn Wheat’ and ‘Buttermilk’ Formica to heads. 


 COCKPIT      Alpine speakers with remote control at pedestal       SALON  Electric TV lift to port side of salon   Alpine W502R Radio/CD/DVD player to the navigation station. Alpine remote control Speakers x 2  

 OWNER’S  Wired for TV and cable.    STATEROOM  

 CHART TABLE AG Neovo 17" screen      Versari mini PC- mounted behind panel    Versari panel mounted PC head with CD drive, USB ports and power button    Inventica Yachtspot wireless router     AC Marine Cel 24 Wifi antenna     Linksys Wifi 



ENGINE  Volkswagen Marine VW TDI 130 - 5 cylinder turbo diesel engine  

 ENGINE HOURS Approximately 1,200 at December 2015  

 PROPELLER  Brunton 4 bladed 23" Varifold propeller  

ROPE CUTTER  Ambassador rope cutter on prop-shaft  

ALTERNATORS  Twin alternators  

GENERATOR  Westerbeke BTD9.2 generator  BTD 110. / 220v/60hz   

 GENERATOR HOURS Approximately 1,000 at December 2015  

BOWTHRUSTER MaxPower tunnel bowthruster CT165 (including eyebrow and anode) 11hp - with joystick control panel at helm  

STEERING SYSTEM Whitlock steering - cable   

 AIR CONDITIONING 3 x Cruisair aircon units (3x16,000 BTU ) (48,000 BTU at 60hz), including guest cabins  

 HEATING Webasto DW Thermo 90 heating c/w black thermostats (5 fan-coil units - 2 in saloon, 1 in each cabin, except workshop). Last run 2015  

 WATERMAKER Seafresh 110v AC watermaker - approx 120 Liters/hr   

Tankage and Plumbing

FUEL 945 liters approximately (250 US gallons) in x 1 GRP tank    WATER 950 liters approximately (251 US gallons) in x 1 GRP tank  

 TANK TENDER GAUGES Tank Tender system for fuel and diesel tanks  

 HOT WATER From x 1 insulated approximately 73 liters (19 US gallons) tank heated by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220v, 1.25kW immersion heater elements powered by the generator or dockside power   

 PRESSURISED HOT x 2 Freshwater pumps - Twinmax  AND COLD   FRESHWATER SYSTEM   

 HOLDING TANKS  Polypropylene gravity emptying holding tank for each toilet. Wema gauges  

 MANIFOLD SYSTEM  Seawater manifold, stainless steel with twin inlets 


SHIP’S SUPPLY  12 and 24V systems  

 RINGMAIN 110v  

 OTHER ELECTRICAL  Additional 110V electrical outlets in Aft cabin, galley, workshop, nav station, port forward cabin,   SOCKETS forward cabin. Waterproof double socket in lazarette.  

          BATTERIES Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/75 battery charger, including temperature sensor is fitted, which operates off shore power or the generator, with spare.   Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/100 charger for shorter generator running times with bowthruster, electric winches etc.   Batteries replaced with gell-cells 2014  

 INVERTER  Mastervolt 220V MASS Sine inverter 24/2500W    SHOREPOWER  2 x 50ft, 50amp dockside power cables and isolation transformer  

 INTERIOR LIGHTING Concorde Glass reading lights in polished stainless steel in all cabins and forward hullports    in salon Reading light for each berth Automatic door lights to salon drinks locker and aft cabin hanging locker Red “courtesy” light at salon steps Dimmer to salon, galley and hullport lights Red LED lights at chart table, galley and both heads 12V cigar lighter type socket at chart table Cantalupi ceiling lights in polished stainless steel  

 EXTERIOR LIGHTING Boom light: White and Blue    Aft deck swivel light, mounted on antenna pole, switch at pedestal  Spreader lights pointing down on lower spreader, switch at pedestal  Tri-White anchor/navigation light – Aqua signal   

Navigation and Communication

SAILING  Raymarine ST60+ instruments – speed, depth and analogue wind  INSTRUMENTS   

 GPS   Raymarine NMEA     

 RADAR  Raymarine E120 radar with 4kW radome   Raymarine E80 color radar repeater mounted at Navpod at pedestal     

 AIS  Raymarine Class A AIS 500 with dedicated GPS and VHF antenna  

 AUTOPILOT  Raymarine ST7000 autopilot with ST6002 control head mounted on steering pedestal  

 WINDEX  Windex at masthead   

 NAVTEX  Furuno NX300 linked to NMEA GPS  

 VHF RADIO  Raymarine 240E VHF with US weather channels and horn for hailer/foghorn function  Second handset and speaker in cockpit  

 SSB RADIO  Icom 802 SSB transceiver, including ATU 140 and dropper Twin large ground plates and copper strip as SSB earth Backstay insulators  

 PC Versari mini PC at chart table 


10. SAFETY   
LIFERAFT  Ocean ISO 8-man   

 EPIRB ACR / 406 Pro - New December 2015   

 RADAR REFLECTOR  SeaMe radar target active enhancer and transponder  

 BILGE PUMP Jabsco Maxi 3000 as primary.    Whale 9000 electric submersible bilge pump as secondary to start if water reaches 6”.    Whale Gupper manual operated from cockpit.    3-way switch on DC panel and loud external alarm.  

 DECK SAFETY  Vest mounted lights and whistles  Swinton MOM 600  Lifesling in fiberglass case  Lifesling lifting rig  Webbing jackstays MOB button Emergency tiller  

 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Various – Aft Deck Locker, Aft cabin, Galley, Main Saloon, Forward Cabin   Fire Blanket     

 OTHER SAFETY  FEATURES Raymarine overboard transmitters to chart-plotter  4 ACR Firefly strobes  Assorted flares  Safety pull-down rope boarding ladder  Safety throw line  X 5 inflatable vests  x 4 Coast Guard full wrap orange vests  Fully equipped ditch bag  2 Hand held Garmin emergency gps  Hand held wind, temperature, humidity and pressure meter.   Dewalt rig cutter, Manual rig cutter  Walder Boom Break 


11. GENERAL   
RIB/DINGHY  Highfield Ocean Master center console Dingy 2014, with Evinrude Etec 30hp engine, with electric start and power motor lift.      WARPS AND FENDERS         x 4 Large black inflatable air fenders 36”x 18” These are easily inflated with a small electric pump and easily deflated rolled up and stored.  Also 4 standard white inflatable vinyl fenders as needed.           small electric air pump.          Full set of dock lines for any kind of mooring or docking protocol.   

 CROCKERY Oyster customised Wedgwood china crockery  

 CUTLERY Oyster customised Sheffield / Robert Welch stainless steel cutlery  

 SAFE 2-brick safe flush concealed in aft cabin wardrobe with digital keypad   


 ASSORTED TOOLS,     Extensive inventory of spares and manuals  SPARES AND MANUALS