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Nautical Development 56

US $229,900 
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Length 56' 0" - 17.07m
Vessel Location  Florida - S. E. Florida
Year  1979
Hull Material Fibreglass/GRP
Nautical Development 56
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If you like big, heavy cruising boats like the Valiant 42, Passport 40, Caliber LRC 40, etc, you'll probably like Carisma.   She is a Nautical Developments Corporation, Stevens 56, built in 1979.  She is a center cockpit, ketch rig, 56' overall, 15'8" beam, 5'8" draft, and 64'8" bridge clearance.   She's big, with high free-board and carries it well.  The bow is about 8' above the water.   Carisma has three staterooms (king bed in the master), two heads, a huge main salon, galley, and walk-in engine room.   She carries 400 gallons of fuel and 300 gallons of water.   Comes with all amenities including separate refrigerator and freezer, solar power, a generator, air conditioning, water maker, washer/dryer, and extensive electronics.    She has received a major refit and is almost like-new condition.   The refit included new fuel and water tanks, complete re-wiring of both the 12 volt and 110 volt systems, a new main salon with modern furniture, and much more!  She is now properly outfitted for world cruising.
Boat Name

Designer: Steven Seaton/Bill Stevens
Flag of Registry: United States

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 6.354
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 474
Engine(s) Total Power: 125 HP

L. O. A. : 56'

D. W. L. : 44' 5"

Beam: 15' 7"

Draft: 5' 8"

Bridge Clearance: 64' 8"

Displacement: 57,000 lbs

Keel: Cut-Away Full


Diesel: 2 - 200 Gal/Ea, 400 Gal Total, Aluminum, Coal Tar Epoxy Coated, New in 2003

Propane: 3 - 10 LB Horizontal Aluminum

Fresh Water: 2 - 150 Gal/Ea, 300 Gal Total, Aluminum, Coal Tar Epoxy Coated, New in 2003

Holding: 1 - 38 Gal, Plastic, Fwd Head (No tank for aft head)

 Perkins 125 HP, 6.354, Complete Rebuild in 2012. Included new crankshaft, cylinder liners, pistons, rings, main & rod bearings, valves, guides, springs, rebuild injection pump, addition of stainless steel exhaust manifold & adaptation to a 1" flat belt w/automatic tension. The engine has Amsoil Synthetic oil w/secondary filtration. Oil testing has been implemented to allow for longer engine life and extended periods between oil changes.

Hours: 474 (As of Apr 9,2014)
Transmission: Borg Warner Velvet Drive, 2:1 Reduction, Rebuilt in 2001

Fuel Filter: Dual Racor 500
A/C: 3 Total, Unit in Master Stateroom New in 2013

Steering: Hydraulic Dual-Ram
Propeller: 3-Blade/Fixed, 25x21 LH 
Shaft Seal: PSS Drip-less, Rubber Bellows Replaced (2012)
Rudder: Replaced w/New in 2012

Speed & Burn Rate

Cruising 6-7 Knots @ 1,600
Burn Rate @ Cruising:. 1 1/4 Gal/Hr (Approx)

Upon entering the main cabin from the companion way it is apparent Carisma has been well cared for. To stbd is the well equipped Nav Station with seating forward along the bulkhead. Aft of the Nav Station is the engine space entry door. You can stand up in the engine space which is spotless with good lighting. Easy access to the engine, generator and electrical panels. You will also find the water heater, washer w/vented dryer and workbench with vice.  
On the port side of the main cabin is a large settee with spacious galley aft. Galley is equipped with plenty of counter space and storage. Aft of the galley is the Master Stateroom with king bed, built in seating and generous storage. On the stbd side of the Master Stateroom is a built in Vanity. The head is found just forward of the vanity with beautiful new cabinetry and shelving, a large separate shower and electric toilet.

Forward of the main cabin are two additional guest staterooms with bunks located port and starboard. Top bunks are single, bottom are twin size. Each stateroom has additional generous storage and access to a shared head with two sinks and electric toilet.
 Interior is Spacious and Comfortable 
3 Staterooms

Sleeping for 8
2 Head(s) w/Separate Showers

Galley to Port
Settee Table/Seating to Port - Replaced/Modernized (2010)

LED Lighting Through-out
Nav Station to Stbd

Outlets: 110 & 12V

Opening S/S Ports: 6 - 6" X 12"

Hatches: 1 - 30" X 30" Bomar Ocean Series Sail Locker Hatch, 5 - 19" X 19" Bomar Ocean Series Deck Hatches.


L-shaped to Port

Sink, Single, Large Stainless Steel

Faucet, Single Lever & Spray Nozzle
Stove/Oven, 3-Burner, Force 10, Gimbaled Propane
Refrigerator/Freezer: 2 - 7 Cu Ft (Approx) Boxes. Each can be operated as either a freezer or refrigerator. Both are surrounded by vacuum panels and foam, resulting in a minimum R-50 on all sides, top & bottom. New Vitrifrigo compressors and evaporator plates were installed in 2012. Highly efficient system will keep one box at a freezer at -10c and the other as a refrigerator at +3c. Will use approximately 80 amp hours per day w/normal usage.

Electrical Outlets: 4 - 120V
Generous Storage and shelving.

Radar/Chart Plotter: Furuno 1734C, Type RDP-148, Color Dual Station - Located at Helm & Nav Station (2011)

Radome Antenna, Furuno w/Waltz Self-Leveling Mount

Autopilot: Simrad Robertson AP300X w/AP20 Fixed Control Head at Helm & AP21 Portable Control Head at Nav Station. USB Interface to Nav Computer.

Speed/Depth: Simrad Robertson, Mod. IS15 w/Integrated Display Head(s) at Helm & Nav Station.
VHF Radio: Standard Horizon, Spectrum GX2350S at Nav Station w/Horizon RAM Mic at Helm.

AIS: Digital Yacht, AIS100 Dual Channel Receiver w/USB Interface
SSB Radio: ICOM, HF Marine IC-M802 (2012)

Magnetic Compass

Pactor Modem: SCS PTCIIe Upgraded to Pactor 3.
Stereo: Mod: MSCM66, AM/FM/CD/USB/AUX

Speakers: 6 Total, 2 in Salon, 2 in Cockpit, 2 in Master Stateroom.

Sails, Mast, Rigging, Winches

Ketch Rigged

Sail Inventory:  1 - Main, 1 - Mizzen, 1 Genoa, 1 #2 Jib, 1 Working Jib, 1 Asymmetrical Spinnaker.

Stack Pak on Main, Sail Cover on Mizzen

Mast(s): Main & Mizzen, Aluminum, Main Keel Stepped, Mizzen Deck Stepped. Serviced/Awlgrip (2007)

Furler: 2 -  ProFurl

Main Mast, Stbd: 2 Lewmar #42, Port: 1 Lewmar #42
Boom, Stbd: 1 #40                                                                        
Mizzen Mast, Stbd: 1 Lewmar #8, Port: 1 Lewmar #8                    
Boom, Stbd 1 Lewmar #16 2-Speed

Cockpit, Stbd: 1 Barient #58 ST 2-Speed, Port: 1 Barient #10,1 Barient #58 ST 2-Speed
Cockpit (Aft), 1 Barient #40 2-Speed, 1 Barient #21
Chainplates: Replaced (2007)

Cockpit & Deck Hardware
Cockpit: Dodger & Bimini - Good Condition
Cockpit Table

Cockpit Cushions

Cockpit storage compartments
Bow: 2 - Anchor Rollers
Lifelines: Double S/S Cable

Stanchions: Stainless Steel
Dingy Davits w/Solar Mount, Custom Stainless Steel (2011)

Boarding Ladder


Windlass: Ideal, Vertical w/Foot Control & Remote, 12V, Model V5C, Serial FL-02 (Ideal has full records on this windlass)

Anchor(s): 3 Total - 1 Manson Supreme, 100 lb, 1 Danforth High Tensile, 66 lb, 1 Claw, 66 lb

Anchor Chain: Manson w/Heavy Swivel - 250' 3/8" BBB, Claw - 200' 3/8" BBB, Danforth - 150' 3/8" BBB
Anchor Rode: 300', 1.25" w/Thimble & Stainless Shackle
Wash Down: Salt Water
Snubber(s) 2

Distribution Panel: A/C & D/C 
Shore Power: 125/250 (50 Amp) w/Shore Power Cord

Generator: Westerbeke, 11BTD, 110V, 11 KW
Batteries: House - 4 - 8D NAPA Gel. 900 AH (2010) Start - 1 Group 27 NAPA Gel (2010)
Charger/Inverter, Xantrex Freedom, SW3012,150 Amp (2012) Xantrex Xanbus System Control Panel (2012)

Solar Panel(s): 2 - 230w/460w Total, (Sunny day in Florida - generally over 200 AH) Room for 3rd Panel on
Solar Charge Controller: Outback MP60 (2012)   

Alternator on Perkins: Amptech 140 Amp

Outlets: 120v and 12v

Spreader Lights
Most of the 110v & 12v wiring has been replaced. The existing large gauge 12v wiring was inspected.


Hot & Cold Pressurized water
Water Heater: 6 Gal, Seaward, 120V, Model F-700

Water-maker: Advanced Water Engineering, Inc., 25 Gal/Hr, 110v
Toilet: 2 - Royal Flush, Electric
Shower: Standalone in Master Head w/Sump and Guest Head w/Sump

Washer/Vented Dryer: Splendide 2000, Model WD 802 M

Additional Items & Safety
Dingy: AB Rib, Hypalon, 112 lbs (2011) Includes, 6 Gal Fuel Tank, 2.5 Gal Fuel Tank, Anchor & Line, Life Jackets

Outboard: Tohatsu, 20 Hp, 4-Stroke (2011)

Fenders & Dock Lines
Barbecue: Force 10

Bilge Pump Manual: Whale - Moveable

Bilge Pump Automatic: Located, Fwd Sail-locker, Under Fwd Shower, Engine Bilge, Owner Stateroom.

Fire Extinguisher 5
HALON - Automatic in Engine Room
First Aid Kit
Flare Kit

Spot Light, 12v

Misc. Life Vest(s)
Man Overboard Horseshoe
Man Overboard Pole
Lifesling Man Overboard Recovery System
Abandon Ship Bag: McMurdo 406 EPIRB, Flare Kit, Survival Blankets, Fire Starter, Cutting Board.

Summary of Equipment Replacement/Upgrade Dates on Carisma

Fuel tanks replaced (2003)
Water tanks replaced (2003)
Masts and spars refurbished and painted (2007)
Hull painted (2007)
Chainplates replaced (2007)
Deck painted (2008)
Holding Tank (2010)
Main Salon furniture replaced and modernized (2010)
Batteries replaced (2010)
Xantrex Inverter/Charger new (2012)
Dinghy davit system with solar mounts (2011)
Dinghy (2011)
Dinghy Motor (2011)
SCS Pactor III modem (2011)
Furuno Radar/Chartplotter (Dual displays at Nav Station and Helm) (2011)
Bottom barrier coat and Copper-coat 10 year anti-fouling epoxy (2012)
New Rudder (2012)
Cutlass bearing (2012)
PSS shaft seal gland replaced (2012)
Intermediate Shaft Seal (2012)
Solar Panels (2012)
Solar Charge Controller (2012)
Main engine completely rebuilt (2012): 355 hours on the engine as of 5/10/13
100# Manson Supreme anchor (2012)
Icom 802 Ham/SSB (2012)
SSB ground strap (2012)
Refrigeration boxes rebuilt and insulated with vacuum panels and foam approx. R50 (2013)
New Vitrifrigo 12v refrigeration systems with digital controls (2013)
Virtually all 120 V and 12V electrical wiring replaced (2010-2012)

Broker Comments
Carisma's owner is very knowledgeable and meticulous with maintenance and upgrades. His cruising plans have changed which makes this an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting a turn key - go now vessel.   Don't Wait - Make an appointment to see Carisma Today.

***There is an extensive spare parts list available to serious buyers***
If your dream is to Cruise or Live Aboard - Carisma is ready for YOU!
Owners personal items are excluded from the sale
US $229,900 
plus Shipping,GST & other fees
Vessel Name  Carisma
Boat Reference  212007
Year  1979
Length  56' 0" - 17.07m
Beam  4.75m
Draft  1.73m
Vessel Location  Florida - S. E. Florida
Region  United States
Builder  Nautical Development
Hull Material  Fibreglass/GRP
Engine  1 x Perkins 6.354
125 HP
Engine Hours  474
Fuel  1514.164712 Litres
 Seller Details
Broker / Dealer  Edwards Yacht Sales Edwards Yacht Sales

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Telephone  727-449-8222
Fax  727-298-0456
Address  510 Brookside Drive
City / Suburb  Clearwater 33764
Country  USA
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