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Oyster 56


  • Name: Merlin
  • Material: GRP
  • Flag: Dutch
  • Length: 17.49 M
  • Beam: 4.95 M
  • Depth: 2.39 M


Oyster 56

General information (Oyster 56)

  • Brand/type        : Oyster 56
  • Name                  : Merlin
  • Yard                    : Oyster Marine Ltd.
  • Designer            : The Oyster Group & Rob Humphreys
  • Cabins                : 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Year                    : Commissioned 1999
  • Hull number     : GB-OYM0050XOXE899
  • Built number    : 05
  • Engine                : Yanmar 110hp
  • Construction     : GRP
  • Length o.a.        : 17.49m
  • Length w.l.        : 14.50m
  • Beam                  : 4.95m
  • Draft                  : 2.39m
  • Weight              : 26.000kg
  • Ballast               : 7.290kg
  • Water                : 770L
  • Diesel                : 1.350L
  • Location           : Cogolin, South of France
  • Price                  : €445.000, –
  • VAT-status       : VAT paid
  • Flag                    : Dutch
  • Owners              : 2ndOwner since 2005

Remarks (Oyster 56)

Very well maintained Oyster 56 Merlinfrom second owner since 2005 and only privately used. Her owner has maintained Merlinwith much care and spent wonderful sailing pleasure on board together with his wife. She comes with a teak interior and lots of features.

Hull and deck (Oyster 56)

  • GRP hull is laid up single skin with structural stringers and floors to Lloyds approved design specification.
  • Deck structure moulded in GRP with balsa core for strength and insulation
  • Hull and deck structure are moulded in a Lloyds approved facility
  • White hull with dark blue waterline striping
  • Complete hull, topsides and cockpit have been repainted in white Awlgrip in 2011
  • High performance bulb keel with 2.39m draft
  • Teak on side decks, coachroof and cockpit (sanded and new black caulking in 2015)
  • Lewmar 24v electric anchor windlass with vertical capstan, remote anchor windlass switches in cockpit.
  • Wasi CQR anchor 34kg with 60m chain (chain 3 years old)
  • Lewmar electric stern anchor windlass with separation partition in lazarette for warp/chain stowage and deck hawse pipe.
  • Stern anchoring arrangement in stainless steel
  • Stern anchor with 10m chain and 100m rope
  • 3 x Lewmar deck hatches
  • 6 x Mooring cleats
  • Mooring lines and fenders
  • Wichard pad eyes at both side decks to lead main and spinnaker halyards
  • Opening side guard rails at both sides
  • Carbon passerelle
  • Whittal davits
  • 2 x Transom storage lockers with stainless steel gas struts on lids
  • 1 x Storage locker behind cockpit with stainless steel gas struts on lid
  • Fresh water deck wash pump in bow locker
  • Fresh water deck shower hot & cold in transom starboard locker
  • Bathing platform with stainless steel bathing ladder
  • Quarter pushpit seats in stainless steel with teak seating
  • Stowage bracket in stainless steel for life raft, mounted near pushpit to port side
  • Stainless steel antenna post at transom
  • Avon RIB 320 with Yamaha 15hp outboard engine
  • Cover for RIB

Cockpit (Oyster 56)

  • Central cockpit position with teak on seats and floor
  • Whitlock Maxi unit steering pedestal with stainless steel grab rail and mugrack
  • Oyster “party” folding wheel with leather trim
  • Pod for Raymarine E80 screen
  • Steering pedestal cover in dark blue fabric
  • Sprayhood in dark blue fabric with stainless steel bars and hand grab rails finished in leather.
  • Dark blue fabric bimini top with stainless steel bars
  • Fix cockpit table on stainless steel bars with high gloss varnished teak top and folding side leaves.
  • Cockpit table cover in dark blue fabric
  • Cockpit cushions
  • 2 x Cockpit loudspeakers for stereo

Winches (Oyster 56)

  • 2 x Lewmar STE66 electric primary winches
  • 2 x Lewmar STE48 electric mainsheet winches
  • 1 x Lewmar STE electric halyard winchwith halyard jammers
  • 2 x Lewmar ST manual halyard winched mounted to mast with halyards jammers

Rigging (Oyster 56)

  • Cutter rigged sloop
  • Keel stepped aluminium Seldén mast and boom painted
  • Triple spreaders
  • In-mast furling mainsail
  • Harken furling headstay
  • Harken furling cutter stay
  • Seldén rigid boomvang with gas strut
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner
  • Carbon spinnaker pole mounted vertically to mast with sidewinder heel control winch

Sails (Oyster 56)

  • 1 x NORTH in-mast furling mainsail in 3DL with vertical battens (2016)
  • 1 x NORTH furling genoa 110% in 3DL (2011)
  • 1 x NORTH furling genoa large
  • 1 x NORTH furling genoa small
  • 1 x North cutter jib
  • 1 x NORTH spinnaker 300m2
  • 1 x NORTH gennaker 180m2
  • 1 x Storm jib

Navigation instruments (Oyster 56)


  • 1 x Oyster compass mounted on steering pedestal
  • 1 x Sleipner Sidepower bowthruster control mounted on steering pedestal
  • Raymarine instruments mounted new in2009:
  • 1 x Raymarine ST6001+ Smartpilot, mounted on steering pedestal
  • 1 x Raymarine E80 plotter/radar/GPS, mounted in POD at steering pedestal
  • 1 x Raymarine ST60+ Graphic, mounted above companionway
  • 1 x Raymarine ST60+ Wind angle & speed, mounted above companionway
  • 1 x Raymarine ST60+ Wind close hauled & speed, mounted above companionway
  • 1 x Raymarine ST60+ Tridata speed/depth/log, mounted above companionway
  • 1 x Shipmate VHF telephone with holder, mounted to side of steering pedestal
  • Engine throttle control mounted at side steering pedestal
  • Engine dashboard panel located near companionway
  • Anchor control, mounted on steering pedestal

At chart table:

  • 1 x PC screen for radar/chart plotter/GPS with PC interface connection
  • 1 x Simrad VHF telephone
  • 1 x Shipmate VHF telephone with loudspeaker
  • 1 x Icom ic-M710 SSB radio telephone
  • 1 x Iridium satellite telephone handheld
  • 1 x Furuno FAX-207 weather fax
  • 1 x Philips AP navigator Mk10 DGPS Professional
  • 1 x Raymarine ST60+ Graphic

Engine & thruster (Oyster 56)

  • Yanmar 4LH-TE 110hp diesel engine with fresh water intercooling
  • Year 1998
  • Engine number: 11222
  • 3.170 Engine hours
  • Stainless steel propeller shaft with 3-blade folding MaxProp propeller
  • New turbo installed in 2016
  • Engine and other machinery professionally serviced each year
  • Twin Racor fuel filter system
  • 1 x Yanmar 12v/55Ah alternator wired to charge the engine start battery
  • 1 x 24v/100Ah high output alternator charging the domestic battery bank
  • 24v Extractor fan in engine room
  • 24v Engine room lighting
  • Sleipner 10hp bowthruster in tunnel

Electric installation (Oyster 56)

  • 24v/220v electric circuit
  • 12v/90Ah engine battery (2011)
  • 12v Generator battery (2011)
  • 24v/540Ah Domestic battery bank (2011)
  • Kohler generator 9kW, installed new in 2012 (280 running hours)
  • Mastervolt 24v/75Ah battery charger
  • Mastervolt 24v/2500w inverter
  • 220v poer sockets
  • 12v Cigarette plugs
  • Electric water heater 54L via shore power and engine

Interior (Oyster 56)

  • Interior layout with four cabins and two bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8 in total
  • Interior finish in side gloss varnished teak with classic striped varnished teak floor
  • Blue alcantara upholstery for saloon sofas
  • Halogen ceiling spot lights with dimmer control
  • Cruisair air-conditioning
  • Seafresh watermaker (not tested)

Saloon (Oyster 56)

  • Saloon upholstery in dark blue alcantara
  • Round saloon sofa with fix dining table at port side
  • Straight sofa on starboard side
  • Curtains for all windows
  • Opening portholes mounted hull
  • Halogen ceiling lights with dimmer control
  • Bar in starboard locker with automatic light switch
  • Clock and barometer
  • Teak hand grab bar mounted to ceiling
  • Radio/CD-player with loudspeakers mounted in saloon ceiling

Navigation area (Oyster 56)

  • Navigation area is located at starboard side next to entrance
  • Good size chart table with navigation seat finished in dark blue alcantara
  • Electric switch panel located behind navigator

Galley (Oyster 56)

  • The spacious walk through galley is located at port side next to the centre cockpit
  • Extensive storage capacity
  • 24v Refrigerator with front door access
  • 24v Deepreezer with top load access
  • Force10 4-burner gimballed gas stove with oven
  • Prestige microwave via 220v shore power and inverter system
  • Double stainless sinks with hot/cold mixer water tap
  • Manual water tap

Owner’s bedroom aft Galley (Oyster 56)

  • Comfortable bedroom with centreline double bed
  • Reading lamps mounted to bulkead
  • Bed line finish in dark blue alcantara
  • Small sofa in dark blue alcantara
  • Sande beige floor carpet
  • 4 x Opening portholes with curtains
  • Extensive storage capacity
  • 220v Power sockets
  • En-suite bathroom with Vacuflush electric toilet, washbasin with hot/cold water tap and shower compartment with fix shower head and round sliding shower door

Guest bedroom bow (Oyster 56)

  • Comfortable bedroom with centreline double bed and blue/white striped matrass
  • Reading lamps mounted to bulkead
  • Bed line finish in dark blue alcantara
  • Small sofa in dark blue alcantara
  • Sande beige floor carpet
  • 2 x Opening portholes with curtains
  • 1 x Opening deck hatch with blind
  • Extensive storage capacity
  • 220v Power sockets
  • En-suite bathroom with electric flush toilet, washbasin with hot/cold water tap and shower compartment with fix shower head and round sliding shower door 

2ndGuest bedroom forward (Oyster 56)

  • Located forward of the main bulkhead at port side opposite the bathroom
  • Single bunkbeds, each with reading lamp
  • Extensive storage capacity
  • Opening porthole in hull with curtain
  • Sand beige floor carpet

3rdGuest bedroom aft (Oyster 56)

  • Located at starboard side behind the chart table and separated by a door
  • Single bunk beds, each with reading lamp
  • 2 x Opening portholes with curtains
  • Engine room access doors

Safety (Oyster 56)

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Electric bilge pumps
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller
  • Plastimo Transocean life raft 8-persons in container (new 2017)
  • Satellite Tracing System


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through PJ-Yachting who is acting as broker only. The prospective purchaser is recommended to check the particulars and, where appropriate (and at his own expense) to employ a qualified surveyor/engineer to carry out structural and/or mechanical and electrical surveys.


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