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1998 Oyster 56' Bliss

$ 325,000

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Bliss is a 1998 Oyster 56' 56 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Doug Rosensky. Doug can be reached at 1-713-854-4434 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Oyster Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

This 56' OYSTER was recently purchased and has had some Harvey Damage. There is a current survey available for review so you may see the exterior damage. She has had NO Water penetration to the interior. You will see the damage in many of my photos. The sellers are starting to do some repairs. This could be a GREAT opportunity to own a classic OYSTER at the right price.





  • Price USD:$ 325,000
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  • Location:

    Seabrook, Texas, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 56 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 56 ft
  • Beam: 16' 3"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 203 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 228 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 4LHTE
  • Engine 1: 1998 2200.00 HRS 110.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1998 2200.00 HRS 110.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

The mission for the Oyster 56 was to design a world class cruising yacht developing the proven features and characteristics of current Oysters, blended with further innovation, which would appeal to bluewater cruising yachtsmen well into the next century. The Oyster 56 offers a unique blend of performance, comfort accommodation and features. Comfort starts above deck with a truly ergonomically designed cockpit. Oystercatcher XXII won Class A in the 1999 ARC by a staggering two and a half days, then went on to win Antigua Race Week Cruising Class I overall with 3 x 1st.

Seven berths in four cabins. Joinery in Teak-sculpted fiddles and grab rails, shadow gap joinery, Oyster custom knobs for lockers and drawers. Alcantara headlinging in saloon and galley. Avonite counter tops to WC washbasin surfaces. Hella Fans. Heads forward incorporating a Sealand Vacuflush toilet. Washbasin and storage. Saloon with curved settee to port round an oval table, outboard of which are a pair of lockers and a central shelf to the hull port. To starboard is another settee, provided with a lee-cloth, long enough to double as a useful sea-berth with ones feet in a "trotter box" beneath the forward bar area. Outboard is a bookshelf an lockers. The bar unit accommodates glass and bottle stowage. Navigation station to starboard with customized chart table. Cabin to starboard aft of navigation station with berth and stowage.

Double cabin to port, plentiful clothes lockers and a hanging locker. Twin cabin to starboard with upper and lower berths, lockers for clothes and hanging locker. Cabin to starboard aft of navigation station with berth and stowage. Aft Cabin featuring offset double berth, curved settee, dressing table, bookshelf and a large hanging locker, with abundant drawer and locker space. En-suite head to starboard with Sealand Vacuflush toilet, washbasin, separate stall shower and storage.

  • New gimballed Force 10 propane 4 burner stove with oven
  • Old refrigeration/freezer system removed and replaced with energy efficient refrigerator front opening (2012). A boat marine refrigeration/freezer system only draws five amps with both units running.
  • New Microwave
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • Wet Locker
  • Avonite Counter Tops
  • Oyster Customized Wedgewood Bone China
  • Sheffeld Stainless Steel Cutlery
  • There is Plenty of Storage
  • Hot Water
  • Log-speedometer
  • DVD Player
  • Navigation Center
  • Compass
  • Cockpit Speakers
  • Depthsounder
  • AutoHelm Autopilot
  • Radio
  • FURUNO GPS Plotter
  • VHF ICOM M604
  • SSB ICOM M802
  • CD Player
  • Furuno Radar
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • TV Set
  • Radar Detector
  • Inverter
  • Shore Power Inlet
  • Generator
  • Battery Charger
  • Bow Thruster

Molded solid laminate hull with cored stringers and frame. Molded FRP deck with balsa core, center cockpit, skeg hung rudder, in-mast hydraulic furling, lead ballast, teak planked decking, 24VDC bow thruster. This the B plan forward-makes room for anchor locker-huge sail locker bringing the cabins aft. Oyster deck saloon with "eyebrow" styling teak interior with teak and holly sole-keel has high performance lead bulb, Bulwark finished with teak cap rail. Stainless steel pulpit, push pit with two stern seats and gate way midship stanchions, lazarette locker with twin stainless gas struts.

  • Stern swim platform with fresh water shower
  • Stainless swim ladder-teak trimmed steps in transom
  • Stainless dingy davits


  • New rigging 2010
  • New Seldon Mast and boom
  • Hydraulic furling in mast
  • New Reckmann hydraulic head sail furling
  • Manual stay sail
  • Hood manual stay sail furler
  • Navtec A250-SE-030 hydraulic backstay tensioner and vane with remote panel
  • Sidewinder heel control winch
  • Spinnker pole stowed forward on vertically
  • Running back stays


  • Headsail genoa 130% Quantum new 2013
  • Stay sail new 2009 Banks sails restitched
  • Main battenless Quantum new 2011
  • Spinnaker
  • Electric Winches
  • Yanmar 4LH-TE 110 hp four cylinder diesel engine with 2,200 hours
  • Westerbeke 10k generator - rebuilt - 3,447 hours
  • Maxprop feathering 24" prop
  • Ambassador rope cutter
  • Sleiper 10hp bowthruster
  • Aqua drive couplings
  • Sea Recovery SRC 600 220 volt water maker - 25 gallons an hour
  • Lewmar Commander 20 hydraulic pump
  • 110v Splendide 210 XC washer/dryer, new 2013
  • Fridge A Boat refrigerator/freezer, new 2012
  • Two alternators on engine
  • Aft AC 8,000 BTU, new 2012
  • Saloon AC 16,000 BTU
  • Forward AC 8,000 BTU
  • Lewmar Ocean 3 24 V anchor windlass
  • Halyard HG200 engine and genset alarm
  • CQR 75 lb. anchor with 196'8" of galvanised chain
  • Bruce 33 lb. anchor with 328'1" warp and 32'8" chain
  • Lewmar Ocean 3 24v electric anchor windlass
  • Lewmar hatches
  • Gebo opening hull ports
  • Pushpit in stainless teel incorporating boarding gate
  • Pair of quarter pushpit seats in teak and stainless steel - fender stowage below
  • Pulpit in stainless steel
  • Deck shower - hot and cold
  • Salt water anchor deckwash
  • Passerall socket and Passerelle
  • Teak and stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder
  • Reinforced outboard bracket
  • Bimini with removable poles and stowage bag
  • Sprayhood/dodger
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Stainless bow roller with 180' of chain
  • Fortress Anchor with rode and chain
  • Lewmar Ocean electric anchor windlass
  • Winches: 2 Lewmar 66 Stech electric primaries, Lewmar 48 electric outhaul, 2 Lewmar 54, 2 Lewmar 16 traveler, 2 Lewmar 48 at mast, Lewmar ports new 2011, Lewmar hatches
  • Deck shower and salt water anchor wash down
  • Oyster Stainless Davits - 500 lb. per arm (Being Replaced)
  • Cockpit Table
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Swimming Ladder
  • Teak Sidedecks
  • Radar Reflector
  • Teak Cockpit
  • Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
  • Electric Windlass Lewmar Ocean - 24V
  • Spray Hood/Dodger (2013)
  • Bimini Top
  • Bow Thruster - 10hp
  • Manual Bilge Pumps
  • Fortress Anchor with rode and chain
  • Lewmar Ports (2011)
  • Deck shower and salt water anchor wash down
  • Oyster Stainless Davits - 500 lb. per arm (One Side Damaged/Missing)
  • Maxprop 24" Feathering Prop with Rope Cutter


  • 12 and 24 volt DC - Shore power 250 volt 50 amp Hubbell socket
  • 24 volt Service batteries - eight lead-acid wet type batteries
  • 12-volt Engine start batteries - two lead acid wet type batteries
  • 12 volt Genset - one 12 volt lead/acid wet type
  • Master Volt 100 amp battery charger
  • Inverter Mastervolt 24 volts DC to 120 volts AC 2500 watts
  • Pioneer Stereo 24 " flat screen TV with DVD player

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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