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56 Custom – MON56-0447

56 Custom sail training vessel for sale in Cape Town South Africa. Design is based on a van De Stadt design and was built in the UK. She offers a large amount of accommodation and is a very safe vessel at sea with a lifting keel.
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Launched: 1980
LOA: 56
Beam: 4.11 m
Draft: 1.5m Up / 2.9m Down
Keel: Hydraulic Lifting bulb
Displ: 24.37 Tons
Design: Custom
Builder: Doxley (UK)
Designer: Custom
Hull: GRP
Deck: GRP

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Sloop cutter, aluminium mast and boom, mast steps, 2 spinnaker poles, 2 Harken roller-furling units, stainless steel standing rigging.
Total: 5 - Stack-pack Main with lazy-jacks, roller-furling Genoa, Spinnaker in sock, 2 Staysails (1 old, 1 new).
Total: 9 - Make: Lewmar. 2 x Self-tailing Primaries, 2 Mast, 4 Coachroof (1 self-tailing), 1 Self-tailing for Mainsheet. 2 Winch handles.
75hp Volvo Penta, +/- 800L diesel storage in 1 GRP tank in keel, 4 batteries, 3-blade fixed prop. The motor does not directly connect to the Prop. It is mounted in forward cabin area and drives an hydraulic pump which drives the shaft as well as the keel pump for lifting (refit 2020).
Bulkhead and pedestal wheel cable steering, emergency tiller (requires tiller arm), Raymarine autopilot.
VHF, Garmin GPS, Raymarine GPS chart plotter, echo sounder, binnacle compass, Link 10 battery management system, 3 solar panels with Victron regulator, shore power connection and cable, clock, barometer, music system.
Total berths: 10 - 5 cabins, 3 double and 4 single berths, 2 heads, 1 shower, 2 basins, black-water tank, material upholstery, varnished marine ply floor. Interior is basic but functional. It has an aft saloon with galley, nav station port side or companionway, and storage is plentiful.
2-Burner stove with oven and grill, fridge (requires service), gas bottle, gas alarm, double stainless steel sink, pressurised cold fresh water system.
+/- 300L Water storage in 6 bladder tanks, pressurised cold fresh water system, 2 manual bilge pumps.
3 Anchors, chain and warp, Lofrans electric windlass, 4 life jackets, 4 harnesses, 2 life rings, danbuoy, 7 fire extinguishers, C&N flags, radar reflector, boat hook, bucket, wooden bungs, torch, bosun’s chair, first-aid-kit, 4-man life raft (last service date 2014), Category C SAMSA certificate which was valid till 2017.
2.8m Dinghy, 2.5hp 4-stroke outboard motor, fenders and mooring lines.
The vessel was originally built for sail training therefor the amount of cabins and berths she has. She offers very good sea worthiness and has recently been refitted and had the deck cleaned up. She also offers a lifting keel with a shallow draft when keel is up.
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