Boat Specifications

Make: Other Make
Model: Stevens 56
Year: 1979
Length: 56 ft. 0 in.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: Ketch Sailboats
Price: $249,900.00
Listing: 1479685
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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“CARISMA” is a safe, comfortable, center cockpit blue water cruising ketch that is large enough for family, friends and guests for a day, a week, or a longer adventure. CARISMA can easily be handled by two people. With three staterooms, two heads, and a large spacious cockpit, CARISMA has exceptional space for entertaining, privacy, and family members to have their own spaces.  

Amenities include large, custom built refrigerator and freezer, solar power, 11Kw Westerbeke generator, 3 zone air conditioning, water maker, washer/dryer and extensive electronics.   CARISMA has received a major refit in 2012 and is in like-new condition.  The refit included completely rebuilt Perkins diesel engine - approx. 474 hours, new aluminum fuel and water tanks. All critical 12 volt and 110 volt systems were replaced. New main salon with modern furniture, and much more!  CARISMA is now properly outfitted for world cruising or a great live aboard. 

The Nautical Development Corp, Stevens 56 is known for a rock-solid thick fiberglass hull, sea-kindliness, and good steady sailing ability. Interior is beautiful teak and spacious. Plenty of above-deck space, many opening hatches and ports. Plus, large water and fuel tanks for extended cruising, and a sturdy rig. She was designed by the well-known naval architect Steve Seaton.   CARISMA is an incredible value for the money! Well-founded and impeccably maintained fifty-six-foot sailing home now made available by her knowledgeable owner!

Refit is well documented with spreadsheet records of all spares and an inventory of the storage spaces. After refit owners plans have changed to the benefit of the new owner!

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) Approx. 474 Hours

  • 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)


Nominal Length: 56'
Draft: 5 ft. 8 in.
Beam: 15 ft. 8 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 200
Water tank capacity: 150

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