Farr 56 Pilot House built by BSI Marine in Sweden in 2003.
It is a fine example of a cruising sailing yacht. Custom built with a layout of 4 cabins, 3 bathrooms and 1 workshop cabin. Yacht used by the owner for the cruise in the Mediterranean and never chartered.
The owner’s idea was to build an elegant and comfortable family cruising yacht that could sail safely in the most inhospitable parts of the oceans and the world, as well as be fun to sail in the lightest winds of the Mediterranean.
A light and airy pilothouse, a large interior volume, with many storage space on the deck, excellent access to the engine room and a large aft cabin. The yacht has been used discreetly and regularly for the past 19 years and she has sailed along the Italian west coast and adjacent islands, for around 20,000 miles.
Layout from forward:
Mahogany interior, finished with a high-gloss paint. Many custom details. Interior cabinets, doors finished with a high gloss paint over mahogany with brass locks. Ventilation panels for doors and cabinets in Aluminum.
Forepeak workshop area accessible from on deck via a Rondal flush teak covered hatch or via a door from the forward heads, fitted with sail bin with a rope stowage rail to starboard and fitted storage cabinets finished in white Perstorp and teak workbench to port, access to bow thruster under teak workbench forward. The sole is finished in bare sanded teak slats.
Forward of the mast there is a double cabin to starboard and a twin bunk cabin to port, both with a hanging locker over a lower locker that contains shelves. The double cabin also has a bedside cabinet. All bunks have a bulkhead reading light, both cabins have a deck hatch with an Oceanair blind/mosquito screen and there is an opening port hole in each cabin. The cabin sole is teak and holly finish with hinged and locked access panels to gain access below to the bilges. Both of these cabins are heated.
Forward of these cabins and aft of the forepeak workshop there is a Jack and Jill shared vacuum head with shower with a white deck hatch and two opening portholes. This area is finished with Corian floor panels over a central drain.
Aft of the forward cabins and abaft the mast there is a day head and wet hanging locker to port a forward passageway just to the port of the mast box. To starboard there is a midships cabin. The midships cabin and day heads both have opening deck hatches, (midships cabin has a blind/mosquito screen and day heads has white Perspex) and opening port holes. The day heads have a vacuum head, washbasin and a shower and a Corian paneled floor. The midships cabin has under bunk stowage.
Steps to up to the Pilothouse saloon which has a large U-shaped seating area to starboard with navigation desk to port. Aft of the navigation desk there is a feature glass cabinet and steps down to the galley. Access to engine is through the lifting floor which is on hydraulic rams to assist. Fully air-conditioned and heated. Oceanair Skyshade blinds to all Pilothouse windows and Skyscreen blinds to all skylights.
Steps down to the galley fitted with a Force 10 four burner cooker with a Corian work top incorporating a large fiddle to act as a handhold. Larger than standard 70 litre chest freezer and two stainless steel upright fridges, (one forward 100 litre facing fore aft and one aft 150 litre facing athwartships). Ample storage for food and galley equipment. Door to machinery space and door to aft cabin. There are two opening port holes in the galley.
Machinery space houses the Westerbeke generator, Climma air conditioning units, Mastervolt master switch and Chargers and inverter and the watermaker.
Aft Cabin with large Super King size central bed, plentiful stowage beneath, hanging lockers and cupboards to port and starboard, seating to port and desk/dressing table to starboard, large leather headboard. Air-conditioning and heating. Access to under floor stowage and sea cocks. Two deck hatches with blinds/mosquito screens and two opening port holes.
Door to En-suite with separate shower, Vacuum toilet and washbasin and Kenny washing machine. Corian surfaces and floor.
The main sailing instruments where replaced with Furuno instruments in 2018. The autopilot is a 2018 Raymarine model, other instruments are from 2003.
Furuno M1833C at the chart table – 4kW radome – 2 x Raymarine autopilot heads, (one at helm and one at the chart table) – Furuno GD 1700 C at Helm – Furuno SC60 GPS and Satellite Compass – Furuno VHF FM2721 at Chart table with repeater at helm – Icom SSB M710 at chart table – VHF V-tronic cockpit speaker – Sea Me Radar detector – Furuno Depth, Log, Wind, Magnified wind above companionway
Interior and exterior equipments:
Teak deck – Sprayhood 2019 – Removable outer window covers of the pilot house in fabric 2019 – Large anchor locker in the bow – Large locker aft – Separate gas locker aft. – Separate stern locker for fuel, etc. – Genoa with halyards brought back to cockpit – Andersen 2 HST 68 two speed primary hydraulic winches – Andersen 52 EST two speed hydraulic mainsheet winch – Andersen 52 HST two speed hydraulic winch for lifting – Andersen 2 winches for adjacent 52ST halyards to the mast – Winch repeated command buttons at the helm – all of Harken’s deck equipment – Stainless steel boarding ladder with teak steps – Stainless steel pulpit and push-pit – Folding teak cockpit table – Pulpit with teak seat – Lewmar Mamba rod wheelhouse – Electric Lewmar winch – Ultra 35 kg steel anchor (2015) – Model 100 (9kg) Kedge – 60m 10mm stainless steel chain with swivel – Deck pressure wash pump (fresh or salt water) – Custom stainless steel davits – Cockpit cushions – Full bimini in cockpit
TV antenna at mast – Bose 3-2-1- System fitted in saloon with cockpit speakers and aft cabin speakers, (currently not working) – Radio CD player in aft cabin – Sharp TV built into Pilot house aft bulkhead in Saloon with video (Screen currently not working) – Radio/CD Player in Cockpit
Yanmar 4LHA-HTP 160hp turbo diesel engine (about 4000 hours) Service 2020 – Aquadrive flexible coupling connected to a 45 mm stainless steel shaft – Max prop feathering propeller – Westerbeke 12 BTDC-514 50 Hz 230 volt generator (about 400 hours) 2020 serviced – Lewmar hydraulic retractable bow thruster – Anderson hydraulic system – PTO hydraulic pump on generator to operate the bow thruster – Silent exhaust system for generator and main engine – Three electric bilge pumps, bow, main bilge and stern – Manual bilge pump controlled from cockpit – Automatic engine room fan.
Fuel tank selector exchange valve – Stainless steel fuel, water and black and gray water tanks – Fuel tanks – 2 total tanks 1100lt – Water – 2 total tanks 850lt – Vacuum toilet – Automatic fire extinguishers in the engine room and machine room – 120lph watermaker ( 2003 but never used) – Eberspacher heating – Air conditioning 3 x 16k units – Climma to heat exchangers and fans units in each of the 4 cabins, CWS system – Kitchen extractor fan – Kenny Euronova 1000 washing machine.
North Vertical batten mainsail (Circa 2012) – Eurosails Genoa (2016) – Elvstrom Staysail (2003) – Cruising Chute with snuffer (2003)
Mast and Rig
Selden hydraulic in mast furling – The mast is keel stepped and is a three spreader masthead rig. – The mast and boom are painted in white Awlgrip. – Selden hydraulic Furlex system for the Genoa – Selden hydraulic Furlex staysail furling – Rod Rigging – A Navtec system 50 hydraulic unit is fitted in the cockpit for control or adjustment of the Vang and backstay. – The mast is fitted with internationally approved navigation lighting (steaming light on the front and a tri-color at masthead) as well as deck lights, signal horn, winch handle pocket, flag halyards and Windex. – Carbon Spinnaker pole painted white – Hasselfors Tensioners on mast for Main, Genoa, Jib and Staysail halyards – Navtec Hydraulic panel in cockpit controlling the Vang and Backstay – Navtec Stainless steel rigging screw covers – Rod Rigging – 2 Spreader Lights – Isolated backstay for SSB – RCB track outhaul – In boom preventer lead back to cockpit jammer
A primary 24v dc system for onboard systems with a 12v dc service circuit for some “12v only” equipment fed by a 24v to 12v converter. The engine and generator run off a separate 12v dc battery.
The service batteries are charged from a 220v ac 100 Mastervolt charger powered from the shore or the generator. The 12 volt batteries are charge via 24 to 12 volt Mastervolt dropper and via the generator and engine 12 volt alternators. There is also a 24v / 2500w Mastervolt Sine Wave inverter to provide 220v ac
DC service system 24v – House Batteries 6 x 225 AH (Batteries replaced 2018) – Start battery 12v 45AH – Instrument 12v 85AH – Charging from a 24v 110A alternator off the main engine with Mastervolt regulator – DC switch panel with circuit breakers located in galley area – Earth plate on hull – 8 x 12 volt Hella fans – String light hose fitted under beds to provide indirect light onto cabin sole in principle cabins
AC system 230volt / 32 amp / 50hz – Mastervolt 220v 100 Amp battery charger – Mastervolt 220v 50 Amp battery charger – Mastervolt Sine Wave 220v Inverter 24/2500 – Mastervolt Masterswitch. Automatic AC power switch. – Mastervolt Isolating transformer for shore power – Mastervolt 24 volt to 12 volt dropper to charge 12 volt batteries – 30A Shore power system – 230 volt outlets throughout the accommodation
The hull is of a single skin solid laminate in the central regions below the waterline with the remainder and topsides in a sandwich construction using a Divinycell core. Multi-axial matting is used with Vinylester resin. Lady Madona’s hull also incorporates two layers of Kevlar to provide enhanced impact protection. The hull is finished in white gelcoat with a blue coloured cove line and boot topping. Internally, the hull is top-coated throughout.
An internal bottom grid is laid up in a female mould and then laminated into the base of the hull increasing stiffness throughout the hull structure. The hull is formed with an integral keel stub to which the lead keel is through bolted. This also forms the separate engine and main bilge sumps.
The main bulkheads are made of marine grade plywood with a mahogany veneer and laminated on both sides to the hull and deck. The chain plates are bolted to the reinforced main bulkhead. The backstay chain plate is bolted to the transom. The loads of all rigging and deck fittings are distributed through the hull via changes in the lay up of the affected areas.
Hull and deck hand laid in purpose built modern laminating hall. – Vinylester resins with a Multiaxial matting over a Divinycell core – 2 Layers of Kevlar – Cove lines and boot top in gelcoat. – Hull internally painted with topcoat throughout – Internal stiffening provided from a bottom grid made from a female mould – Keel stub integral with hull forming a deep bilge – AMC Coppercoat fouling protection – Bolt on wing keel for high performance – Spade rudder with 125mm Aluminium stock mounted using self aligning bearings.
Lifebelt – EPIRB – Fenders – Mooring warps – Boat hook – Zodiac Dinghy and 15 hp 2 stroke outboard stored below decks – Owners manual with full set of systems drawings and wiring diagrams – Lifesling.
Halyards, spares, additional equipment, fenders, ropes and safety equipment included.