2002 Oyster 57 ft Oyster 56 Liberty

56 ft

The Oyster 56 ‘Liberty’ is a superb example of Oyster’s most successful Oyster
56 series and fully equipped for long distance offshore sailing. Her experienced
owners have maintained the boat well and added extra upgrades such as wind
generators and solar panels to make her even more self-reliant. All navigation
systems have been upgraded in 2017 – 2022.

Liberty, originally named ‘Avolore,’ was built in 2002 and is the 25th example
of Oyster’s iconic model. The current owners are the fourth owners who purchased
her in 2017 through YachtSalesInternational.com. They spent four years updating
the boat, learning her systems and finding their sea legs in preparation for
their 2022-2023 Oyster World Rally around-the-world cruise. After completing
their journey in March 2023, Liberty returned to Annapolis and now awaits her
new owners who would like to enjoy the cruising lifestyle and endless adventures
as they sail offshore.

Liberty is a proven offshore cruising boat, sensibly priced and ideally equipped
for anyone planning on short-handed sailing on either long distant offshore or
coastal cruising passages. With a wealth of updated equipment and plenty of
spare parts on board, Liberty is ready to put to sea again. If you are planning
your next adventure in the near future, Liberty should be on the top of your


* LOA: 57’4″LWL: 47’7″
* Beam: 16’3″
* Draft: 7’10”
* Displacement: 57,320 lbs
* Fuel Tank #: 1
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 264 gallons (1,000L)
* Fuel Tank Material: GRP
* Water Tank #: 1
* Water Tank Capacity: 264 gallons (1,000L)
* Water Tank Material: GRP
* Holding Tanks #: 2
* Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gallons
* Number of Berths: 6
* Number of Cabins: 3
* Number of Heads: 2


* Engine Make: YanmarEngine Model:  4LHA-HTE 
* Engine Type: Inboard diesel
* Drive Type: Direct Drive
* Engine Year: 2002
* Hours: 6,943 (as of July 2023)
* Power: 150hp
* Propeller Type: Max-Prop 3-bladed 24″ diameter feathering propeller
* Propeller Material: Bronze
* Rope Cutter: Prop Protector rope cutter on shaft


The interior is designed to be modern and coordinated, while remaining practical
and durable at sea. There are six berths in three cabins, excluding the saloon.
Essential features include sculpted fiddles and grabrails, ‘shadow-gap’ joints
between panels, and Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers.

Additional features:

* Interior joinery finished in cherry wood.
* Sole boards in teak and holly.
* Surfaces in heads in Avonite (color ‘porcelain white’).
* Headlining in off-white vinyl.
* Lee cloths in all berths.
* Curtains to windows in all cabins.
* OceanAir skyscreens for all deck hatches.
* Caframo 24V DC fans in all cabins, saloon, heads, and galley.

The forward double cabin is a spacious double cabin in the bow with centerline
double berth, an upholstered seat with vanity table, plentiful clothes drawers
and hanging locker. The deck is accessible via the forehatch. The port forward
twin cabin has upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes, a vanity unit and
hanging locker, laundry bin, and extra custom-made cupboards to increase
storage. The forward cabins share a forward head, a large WC compartment to
starboard, accessed from the passageway, incorporating an electric Jabsco Quiet
flush toilet, washbasin and separate shower stall. The aft cabin owner’s
stateroom is configured with a double berth offset from the centerline, a curved
settee, dressing table and a large hanging locker, with abundant drawer and
locker space and a Gardall safe. From this cabin there is access to the aft
head, and through to the galley to port. The en suite head/shower incorporates
an electric Jabsco Quiet flush toilet, washbasin, and separate shower stall.


The galley is to port, in the companionway to the aft cabin. Countertops are in
scratch resistant laminate. 

Galley includes:

* Franke stainless steel large and small sinks, with custom cutting board for
filleting fish.
* Force 10 propane 4-burner stove with grill and oven. Removeable worktop to
fit onto stovetop for increased worksurface in galley.
* Amana 60Hz microwave (2002).
* Seafrost refrigeration and freezer systems (2020).
* Splendide 99W WDC6200-CCE clothes washer/dryer.
* Horizon Reverse Osmosis Systems watermaker, Horizon Seafari. Membrane changed
to Seamak 5″ diameter in 2014, giving up to 58 gallons per hour. In-line UV
sterilizer installed.
* Selection of Oyster branded crockery and cutlery.


The saloon features an oval table and semi-circular settee area to port,
outboard of which are a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hullport. To
starboard is another settee. There is ample space for glass stowage forward of
the starboard settee and bottle stowage below the saloon table. Leather seating
in Connolly Leather Blue Wentworth.

The navigation area is at starboard aft end of the saloon, with a forward-facing
chart table. The table can accommodate a half-folded Admiralty chart and there
is a good bookshelf outboard of this. AC and DC electrical panels are located
overhead, above and behind the navigator’s seat.

The aft starboard cabin (sized for 2 berths) has been converted to
a workshop with a stainless steel workbench with tool drawers, bench vise,
storage spaces, and a paper chart drawer. This area has direct and large access
to the engine room.

Audio visual systems include:

* Fusion stereo (2017 – integrated with B&G chartplotters).
* Subwoofer amp.
* 40″ Samsung flat screen TV in saloon and masthead antenna (2018).
* JL audio speakers in the saloon and cockpit. Subwoofer fitted under
companionway steps.
* Custom-made wooden speaker housings in the saloon.
* Stereo amp.

Deck Layout and Equipment


* 85lb Mantus anchor (2021) (carried in the chain locker and never used).
* 80lb Manson Supreme with 100m, 300ft 12mm chain.
* Fortress FX-37 anchor.
* Fortress FX-35 stern anchor with 25ft 3/8″ G4 chain and 5/8″ X 250′ three

Lewmar Ocean V5 vertical capstan type 24V electric anchor windlass; control
buttons on deck at bow and at cockpit helm station (June 2014).

Deck Access

* Stainless steel stanchions and bases with double stainless steel wire
* Pair of gateway stanchions and side gates for boarding.
* Gate to pushpit.
* Stainless steel bathing ladder.
* Scoop arch/transom.


* Oyster custom drop-down washboard system for main companionway. Companionway
* Lewmar alloy-framed deck hatches.
* Gebo Econoline opening ports in aft coachroof sides with screens.
* Gebo opening hullports in cabins, WCs and galley with screens.
* Custom-made, alloy-framed, deck saloon windows in toughened, smoked 12mm
glass with screens.


* Blue bimini and dodger, including side and aft mesh sunshades. Canvas
replaced in 2019.
* Custom window to fit between bimini and dodger.
* Hard solar panels installed over dodger (2).
* Cockpit cushions.

Deck Plumbing

* Hot and cold freshwater deck shower in transom locker.
* Seawater outlet for 5-gallon bucket bait tank on aft deck.
* Forward deck anchor saltwater washdown.


* Teak-laid cockpit.
* Stainless steel drinks holder on pedestal.
* Custom-made removable cockpit crossbench at companionway for comfortable
watch keeping on long passages.
* Varnished cockpit table with stainless steel frame, new sunbrella cover
(2023), folding leaves and Frigoboat refrigerated GRP box.


* 48″ diameter Whitlock Maxi stainless steel wheel and friction brake.
* Whitlock cable system with a remote “Athena” pedestal.
* Leather cover to wheel and partial spokes.


* Rail-mounted Magma propane barbecue grill with cover.
* Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
* Stainless steel fairleads, mooring and cockpit cleats.
* GRP forward dorade boxes with flexible cowls (4).
* Stern quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel.
* Stainless steel arch at stern for navigation/communications antennas and wind
* Gas locker for two propane tanks (new tanks 2021).
* Yeti coolers for extra deck storage (2) (new 2019).
* Fixed davits.
* Kato outboard motor davit.

Rigging and Sail Handling

Mast and Rigging

* Replaced standing rigging with Dyform-Compacted wire and most running rigging
(M-Yachts Annapolis fall 2018).
* Rig: Cutter.
* Hood Stoway in-mast, hydraulic drive furling.
* Solid rod kicker/vang and tackle.
* Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster.
* Rigging checked in July 2022.

Headsail Furling

* Genoa: Reckmann hydraulic.
* Staysail: Reckmann manual.


* 2 x Lewmar 66 EST two speed self-tailing electric primary winches.
* 2 x Lewmar 54 CST secondary winches.
* Lewmar 48 CEST self-tailing mainsheet winch under dodger.
* 2 x Lewmar 48 CST two speed, self-tailing main & genoa halyard winches fitted
on mast.
* 2 x Lewmar 16 CST two speed, self-tailing mainsheet traveller control line

Spinnaker Gear

* Evolution asymmetric spinnaker and ATN sock (2021).
* Additional Tri-radial spinnaker 1.5oz nylon with sock.
* Pole stowed vertically on mast.
* Package includes halyard, sheets, guys and all required blocks, topping lift
and downhaul with deck fittings to match.


* Doyle SBVB Hydranet battened mainsail (433/393) with vertical battens (2011).
* Elevestrom Hydranet battenless mainsail (2021).
* North Sails 3Di Genoa (2022).
* Evolution carbon laminate genoa (2017).
* Evolution carbon laminate staysail (2020).

Electronics and Navigation

Upgraded navigation system (2017 – 2022):

* 3 x B&G Zeus3 chartplotters with Navionics charts (1 at helm, 1 at companion
way, 1 at navigation table).
* 8 x B&G Triton displays (4 at companion way, 2 at navigation table, 2 at
* 2 x B&G Autopilot controls (at helm and navigation table).
* B&G Wind/depth sensors.
* B&G Halo Radar (2022)
* Navico AIS (2022).
* Icom IC M-506 VHF radio with AIS (2021).
* Icom IC M802 SSB with P4 pactor modem.
* Thales Vessellink Iridium Satphone (2021)
* Navroc M7 Marine PC computer with worldwide CMAP charts and Timezero software

S.I.R.S. Major 150m diameter compass with internal lighting.

Foghorn/loud hailer on mast (2022).


The ship’s electrical supply is 24V; the main 24V electrical panel and system is
equipped with toggle style vapor-proof battery selector switches. 

110V AC electric supply with 3 dual 3-pin U.S. outlet sockets located as
appropriate within the layout and GFCI receptacles in both heads and galley.

Leece Neville Alternator 8ASC3009ZA, s/n 200113 110-258, 24V 175A.

Northern Lights 12kw Generator (August 2022). Generator hours – 447 (July 2023).

Sleipner 10hp tunnel bowthruster.

Whitlock cable steering system.

Lewmar Commander 2002-2 two-function hydraulic system to power mainsail and
headsail furling.

2 Victron solar panel controllers (2019).

Wind generators Eclectic Energy D400 (2) (servicing in progress).

220V Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system, comprised of 3 x
16,000 BTU units to give a total of 48,000 BTUs.

Other Electrical Sockets

* 12V DC and 24V DC sockets at chart table.
* 24V socket for spotlight (2) at helm and forward deck.


* Domestic: Lifeline GPL – 4CT AGM 6v (8) (new September 2021).
* Engine start: Lifeline GPL – 2700T AGM 12v (2) (new September 2021).
* Generator start: Lifeline GPL – 2700T AGM 12v (new September 2021).

Battery Management

* 24V 100A alternator for charging of domestic batteries.
* Mastervolt 220V MASS 24/100 battery charger.
* Generator/engine 12V starting batteries “emergency link” switch.

Mastervolt Inverter 24V/2500W 110V AV 60Hz to run TV, microwave, sockets, etc.

Shore Power

* 50A dockside power cable.
* USA style Marinco Marco #6364CRN socket in transom.
* 110-220V shore power transformer (50/60 Hz).

Interior Lighting:

* LED overhead lights.
* LED cabin reading lights.
* LED exterior dome lights in engine room.
* Flexible chart table light.
* Automatic LED refrigeration door light.

Exterior Lighting

* LED boom light over cockpit table.
* Pair of LED lower spreader deck lights.
* Aqua Signal LED bow and stern navigation lights.
* Steaming light.
* Tri-white anchor/navigation light at masthead.


Hull Number Oyster 56/25.

Hull Construction

* Hand lay-up GRP, single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds
approved design specification.
* Outer hull laminate in Vinylester resin.

Hull finish – Flag Blue colour with cove line and double boot top lines in

Deck Construction – Moulded in GRP with balsa core for strength and insulation.

Deck Finish – Teak laid decks, teak capping rail.

High performance bulb (HPB) external lead keel.

Fully protected skeg-hung rudder. Rudder bearings/seals replaced in 2022.

‘Sugar scoop’ stern design with bathing platform trimmed with teak slats and
stainless steel steps for access to the stern deck.  Wind generators Eclectic
Energy D400 (2) (servicing in progress).

EURCD – built to comply with the requirements for Category A – Ocean.

Tankage and Plumbing

Fuel – 1,000 litres approximately (220 imp/264 US gallons) in 1 GRP tank.

Water – 1,000 litres approximately (220 imp/264 US gallons) in 1 GRP tank.

Tank tender gauges for fuel and water tanks.

Hot water from an insulated approximately 76 litres (20 US gallons) tank heated
by the engine’s heat exchanger, or by thermostatically-controlled 220V, 2kW
immersion heater element powered by the generator or dockside power (November

Pressurised hot and cold freshwater system – Par CW 320 Twin Max pump.

Holding tanks for forward and aft heads with Wema gauges and gravity discharge
or deck pump out.

Grey water – Showers or washbasins discharge into two sump tanks, one forward
and one aft (replaced 2021). These tanks are evacuated by a dedicated electric
Whale “Gulper” pump directly overboard. The galley sink also empties via an
electric Whale “Gulper” pump. These three pumps are each operated by rubber
toggle switches.


New Viking RescYou 8-man liferaft (new June 2021, recertified by Viking May

ACR RLB-35 GlobalFix 406 p/n 2742 EPIRB 406, serviced January 2019.

Radar Reflector – Firdell blipper on mast.

Bilge pumps

* Jabsco Maxi puppy with Par hydro air switch and float switch.
* Manual Whale hand bilge pump operated from cockpit.
* Auxiliary electric Rule bilge pump with electrical connection plug and hose.

Deck Safety – Webbing jackstays.

Various fire extinguishers including automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay.

Assorted flares and signals.


* Bilge pump HSE Alarm SMB 12V DC buzzer.
* 8″ Chrome Seafarer Nautical Brass Fog Bell SEA0708088

Other Safety Features

* Sea anchor Para-Tech 24ft s/n 85776.
* Solar light switch – anchor night light watchman photosensitive.
* Lifesling mounted on pushpit.
* Horseshoe buoy.
* USCG approved PFDs (6).
* Air horn.
* Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed 2021.
* Self-inflatable SOS Danbuoy mounted on pushpit (May 2017).
* Ditch bag.

Recent Service

* Antifoul, propspeed and new zincs (January 2023).
* Replaced PYI dripless seal (October 2021).
* Brightwork refinished (March 2023).
* New Lifeline AGM batteries (8 house and 3 starting) (September 2021).



* 25hp Yamaha 2-cycle outboard with 6-gallon fuel tank (2022).
* 2.4m Swift Marine RIB with custom chaps and beach wheels (2022).
* Mantus dinghy anchor.
* Mantus dinghy light.

Warps and Fenders.

Extensive inventory of spares (nearly all spares used on the rally have since
been replaced).

Comprehensive inventory of tools – most excluded from the sale but negotiable.

Assorted manuals.

Paper charts for circumnavigation – excluded from the sale but negotiable.

NB All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above
inventory are excluded from the sale.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee
or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the
vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate
such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to
prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Apollo Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat
is centrally listed by YachtSalesInternational.com. It is offered as a
convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey
direct representation of a particular vessel

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