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Aurora56' Farr 56 Pilothouse 2004

$ 430,000

It's tailored for those who intend to enjoy extensive periods at sea without requiring extra crew. This vessel beautifully embodies the hallmark features of the Pilot House range, boasting a spacious and well-lit pilothouse, a generous internal space, ample deck storage, excellent machinery access, and a luxurious aft cabin.

In the realm of modern yachts, versatility is key. Whether you're seeking the thrill of cruising through tradewinds, weekend trips up the coast, or creating cherished memories with family on a holiday voyage, the Farr 56 excels. It seamlessly adapts to each of these environments, offering comfort and performance at every turn.

AURORA, the last 56 Pilothouse built, has been meticulously maintained throughout her life and the current owner as made a plethora of upgrades recently. With her ICW friendly rig and moderate draft, she is ready to cruise the East Coast or head to the islands.

  • New a/c units in Salon, Master and VIP
  • New Navtec rod rigging
  • New Raymarine electronics
  • New AGM house batteries
  • New Frigoboat compressors for fridge and freezer
  • New Mastervolt Combi-Master inverter charger
  • New Vacuflush generators with new hoses and holding tank discharge pump
  • New Seapro 40gph 110v watermaker
  • New Cockpit Upholstery
  • 2006 11' Rigid Boats Tender w/20hp Yamaha

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by David Walters Yachts. 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


  • Price USD:$ 430,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    56 Pilothouse

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 57 ft in
  • Display Length: 56 ft
  • Beam: 16' 7"
  • Yacht Category

    Center Cockpit

  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 300 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 4LHA-HTP
  • Engine 1: 2200.00 HRS 160.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:



The interior of the Farr 56 delivers a surprising and impressive standard of comfort.

PILOT HOUSE: Her accommodations include a spacious pilothouse area with panoramic views, engine, autopilot and generator controls fitted as standard, together with the array of state-of-the-art instruments for system controls and navigation that are part of the cruising yachtsman's preferred accessories.


  • Selected cherry wood interior
  • Custom hi-Io table
  • Custom navigation chair
  • Portlights with Rollo blinds
  • Sky Sol blinds to pilothouse
  • 2 Pull-out drawers underneath sofa
  • Wet locker forward of port side sofa
  • Engine access through salon floor with heavily insulated door openings on gas struts
  • Firelight dimmers to overhead lights
  • Isotherm icemaker built in behind flush wood panel
  • Samsung 32" Flatscreen TV on aft bulkhead by Nav Station
  • Samsung 32" Flatscreen TV on forward bulkhead of the Salon
  • TV's connected via 4x4 matrix to allow various inputs to all TV's
  • Black leather upholstery on salon sofas and navigation chair
  • Direct TV receiver
  • Complete Nav Station including engine and transmission controls with a custom raised
  • helm chair.


  • NavPod MP 290 fitted to pedestal bar/table
  • Teak cockpit table with isotherm refrigerator - New 2022
  • Compass at helm
  • Full-width sprayhood stainless steel frames
  • Opening Strataglass windows
  • Hardtop with stainless steel frame, removable sides, and glass and mesh material.
  • Zip-in piece to sprayhood
  • Cockpit cushions (closed cell foam)
  • Light under cap of pilothouse
  • LED type lights in custom mount sockets Helm wheel storage in overhead while in port


Moving aft and down two steps to port is the separate galley. The central location minimizes motion at sea and provides privacy for the chef, while still allowing good access to the aft cabin and salon. Comprehensive equipment includes a stainless-steel gas stove with grill and oven, microwave, twin stainless-steel sinks, and a fridge and two freezers.

  • Custom made twin sinks
  • Corian surfaces
  • Panasonic convection microwave
  • Aluminum grills both under and above microwave front
  • Pull-out trash bin compartment
  • Hatch in galley floorboard to storage area
  • Solenoid gas shut-off located in galley
  • Immersion heater for instant hot water
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Two upgraded stainless steel VECO Frigoboat front-opening refrigerators (or freezer selectable)
  • Top loading freezer (or refrigerator selectable) drawer freezer
  • Three new Frigoboat Compressors - 2022
  • Seagull Filter with separate drinking water faucet
  • Force 10 three-burner stove with grill and oven
  • Manual foot pump for freshwater/galley
  • Stove exhaust fan

MASTER STATEROOM: The substantial aft stateroom features a king-size centerline berth, with TempurPedic mattress, a vanity unit/writing desk, seating area, and a multitude of hanging lockers and drawers. Its own generous ensuite head completes the luxury experience.

  • Safe in hidden location
  • Firelight dimmers for overhead lights
  • Samsung 42" Flatscreen TV
  • Makeup vanity with lights
  • Ample drawer storage
  • Separate shower with Groshe Geotherm fixtures
  • TempurPedic king mattress
  • Large Settee on Port
  • Ample hanging locker storage
  • Aluminum ventilation grills in clothes locker

Guest Cabins

Forward there is a choice of two spacious cabins together with two heads, one of

which is ensuite to the starboard double guest cabin. The port cabin has hi-lo bunks. Forward of a watertight bulkhead with door you will find sail storage and a workshop area. The pilothouse seating area provides great visibility and ample space for dining and entertaining.


  • Double berth
  • Additional door between two forward cabins
  • Firelight dimmers for overhead lights
  • Sharp 15" LCD TV
  • Drawer storage
  • Ensuite head with Groshe Geotherrn fixtures
  • Aluminum ventilation grills in clothes lockers
  • Hanging locker
  • Splendide Washer/dryer stacked combo


  • Over/under bunks that make into a settee when not used as a Stateroom
  • Ample storage 

Hull and Deck


  • Hull and deck hand laid in purpose-built modem laminating mold
  • Isophalic polyester resins with a multiaxial matting over a Divinycell foam core
  • Cove line and double boot top in black gelcoat
  • Hull internally painted with topcoat throughout
  • Internal stiffening provided from a bottom grid made from a female mold
  • Keel stub integral with hull forming a deep bilge
  • Bolt on wing keel for high performance
  • Spade rudder with 125mm aluminum stock mounted using self-aligning bearings
  • Sea ground plates plus ground plain net laminated into hull
  • Media Blasted and three layers of epoxy barrier coat - 2022
  • Two Coats of Seahawk Biocop antifouling - 2023


A Hallmark feature of this particular Farr 56 is the liberal use of flush Rondal hatches,

substantially cleaning the deck of toe stubbing features, and also adding a bit of class to her build quality. This is a fairly unique attribute and adds A large lazarette locker aft accessed by two watertight flush Rondal hatches and a separate 30Ib, propane gas locker to port.

Forward, in addition to chain locker, is a large area that is accessible from below and acts as a workshop with a built in spinnaker locker. This area has a watertight bulkhead.


The cockpit is the control center of the yacht. The winch controls, furling controls, bow thruster controls, are all conveniently placed on the steering pedestal for easy access. The winches surround the cockpit coaming and are all conveniently positioned so that they can be easily used from either inside or outside the cockpit.

  • Teak laid deck using 12mm teak and teak capping rail
  • Watertight bulkhead just aft of sail locker/work shop area
  • Large lazarette locker with access from two aft deck hatches
  • Lewmar stainless deck hatches
  • Anderson stainless 68 ECST two-speed hydraulic primary winches
  • Anderson stainless 52 ECST two-speed hydraulic mainsheet winch
  • Anderson 58 CST two-speed furling winch
  • Anderson 52 CST two-speed halyard winches
  • 8 stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel anti-chafe strips on the capping rail adjacent to the cleats
  • Gates in the guard-rails
  • Full-width sprayhood
  • Lewmar Royale steering pedestal and Lewmar Mamba rod steering system
  • Hydraulic anchor windlass
  • 30kg stainless steel Bruce-type anchor and 250' chain
  • Harken Staysail sheets and cars on the sheet track
  • Two extra cleats above transom for when moored stem to
  • Davits-Simpson 225-Series 7 - Electric integrated drive
  • Kedge anchor with warp and chain
  • Dog ladder to bathing platform
  • Custom design in stainless steel and teak
  • American propane system and electronic shut-off valve in galley
  • Winslow six-person Iiferaft, vacuum bagged - New 2022
  • Life raft storage space in aft deck storage to provide easy access at sea
  • Harken black anodized deck gear.
  • Winch button beside winch (standard) and repeated on steering pedestal (6 buttons)
  • Custom antenna bracket to Scanstrut to carry SAT-TV, AIS antenna and backup VFH antenna
  • Flush Rondal glass hatches to forward deck (5 in total)
  • Flush Rondal glass hatches to aft deck (2 in total)
  • High-pressure deck wash pump. Switch over between sea and freshwater - New pump 2022

Sails and Rigging


The Farr 56 is supplied with a custom Forespar solid rod rig, a batten car system, and fully battened mainsail with the new generation of boom furling systems.The rig has a hydraulic furled cutter stay. There is a Navtec manual hydraulic package that controls the vang and backstay together with powered winches that allows complete push button control from the safety of the cockpit.

  • Leisure Furl Boom with updates for ease of use.
  • Main Sail UK Dacron - 2017
  • Genoa 150% UK Dacron - 2017
  • Staysail UK Dacron - 2017
  • Forespar mast and main boom, painted white with reduced height. Maximum height off the
  • waterline 64'10"
  • Reflective stripes
  • Forespar spinnaker pole, upgraded to carbon, painted white
  • Navtec Rod Rigging - New 2022
  • Lewmar winch, Hydraulic for reefing
  • PTO back-up from Mastervolt generator
  • Hydraulic headsail furling system
  • Hydraulic staysail furling system
  • Tube spreaders/open spreaders (2 pairs), includes LED spreader lights
  • Spreader lights with dimmer switch - New 2022
  • Two boom lights over cockpit, with dimmer
  • Radar bracket in stainless steel with rope guard around antenna, fitted to main mast lighting
  • master to Forespar mast

Electronics and Electrical Systems


  • Two (one at the Helm and one at the Nav Station) Raymarine Axiom Pro 12" MFD's - New 2022
  • Raymarine autopilot system, ST7001 Plus display, S3G course computer, Autopilot with
  • Mamba drive
  • New Raymarine Transducer - 2022
  • Raymarine i60 wind instrument - New 2022
  • Three Raymarine i50 speed and depth displays - New 2022
  • New Raymarine Seatalk NG Backbone - 2022
  • Raymarine ST600 socket on the mast
  • New I-COM VHF radio at Helm and Nav Station - 2022
  • New VHF antenna - 2022
  • Rogue wifi extender - New 2022
  • XM-radio and antenna, bracket for antenna receiver only fitted to aft deck radar pole
  • Iridium 9505 Sat Phone w/docking station laptop interface
  • Raymarine Class B AIS700 - New 2022
  • Sat TV antenna system
  • Fusion Stereo System with amplifier and speakers in Pilothouse, Salon and Master - New 2022


  • DC service system 24v
  • Batteries 6 X 200 Amp Hour Sealed Glass Matt giving 600 Ah at 24v - New 2023
  • Charging from a 24v, 110 amp alternator off the main engine with automatic regulator
  • DC switch panel with circuit breakers located near the nav station
  • AC system 230v/50 amp service at 60hz.
  • AC outlets in each cabin
  • 230v 100amp AC battery charger
  • Isolating transformer for shore power
  • Shore power lead 50'
  • 50amp shore power connection both at transom and forward sail locker
  • Mastervolt Combimaster inverter charger - New 2022
  • Mastervolt Smartswitch/Masterswitch 16 for 220v system. Automatic switching
  • between shore power and genset
  • Mastervolt AC/DC control panel
  • Mastervolt Whisper 15000, Generator 1800 rpm, 15kW, including PTO pump in sound box -
  • 670 hours
  • Silent exhaust system for Mastervolt genset
  • Hull fittings integrated to the full bonding system



  • Yanmar 4LHA-HTP 160hp turbo charged diesel engine - 2200 hours 2000 hour service recently completed
  • Flexible coupling connected to 45mm stainless steel shaft
  • 24" three-blade feathering Maxprop (and new spare)
  • Water separator for engine exhaust
  • Sea water manifold/strainer system for all sea water inlets
  • Three electric bilge pumps for sail locker, main, and lazarette
  • Manual bilge pump controlled from cockpit
  • 12v engine start battery 100Ah
  • Automatic engine room fan
  • Fuel tank selector change-over valve
  • Stainless steel fuel, water, and holding tanks
  • Vacuum toilets throughout
  • 3-way valve/direct overboard option or to holding tank
  • Holding tank status gauge
  • Additional fuel tank under starboard forward cabin. Approx 40 gallons
  • Fuel pumped by transfer pump to either port or starboard main tank
  • Silent exhaust for main Yanmar engine
  • Ambassador rope cutter fitted to prop shaft
  • Retractable Lewmar hydraulic bow thruster
  • Eberspacher Hydronic 10kW water heater in aft lazarette for air heater
  • 40gph Seapro watermaker - New 2022
  • Air conditioning to all cabins: 48,000btu reverse-cycle Cruisair with digital control and
  • remote for each cabin. - New compressors for Master, Salon and VIP in 2022
  • Espar Multizone diesel heater - New salon blower 2022
  • 30gal gray water holding tank
  • 300gal fuel in three tanks with one Racor each
  • Hot water heater

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.


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