Bluewater 56

Proven Frers design, built by the same yard that builds Outbound Yachts

Bluewater 56

The Bluewater 56 may look familiar to you, as it is the same proven Frers design that was originally developed for Hylas, of which 27 boats were built. Bluewater Yachts acquired the tooling and are now building them at the same yard that builds Outbound Yachts. In fact, hull #1 debuted as an Outbound 56 in the 2019 Annapolis Sailboat Show, and in December of 2020 hull #2 was commissioned which is now called the Bluewater 56.

The Bluewater 56 features a proper offshore bow entry and hull shape which deliver swiftness, power and stability, while maximizing space down below. There is more than ample room for a luxurious owner’s suite aft, beautifully finished in hand-chosen woods. Offshore comfort is further enhanced by the way the hulls are built, the Twaron aramid fiber yields “bullet-proof” strength for added safety.

Experienced sailors will appreciate this well behaved and easily driven yacht, not just for her speed but for the safety that comes with performance and control. This also reduces fatigue on offshore passages and ensure a well rested crew. Anyone who steps aboard the Bluewater 56 will also appreciate the high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into building the boat, combined with the well thought out and spacious design ensures that time aboard is time well spent.




  • Twaron hull, a carbon aramid fiber with alternating FRP glass lay-up hand laid with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic Gel-coat
  • Three coats of bottom paint
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin
  • Watertight Stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker
  • Divided Anchor Locker with separate locker for fenders and dock lines
  • Large Aft Stern lazarettes, port and starboard with dual Bailey latches for watertight seal
  • Stern Garage with dedicated Rule Auto bilge pump with manual over ride in cockpit
  • Very large step down sail locker with deck hatch access. 5’ deep and 4’ long
  • Solid Lead Keel with solid 40mm stainless steel keel bolts with transverse mounted 13mm backing plates
  • Partially skegged rudder for optimal performance, strength and protection
  • Bottom of rudder plane in each model above the keel plane for grounding safety
  • Solid GRP fiberglass in all areas of deck for deck fittings and stress area
  • Molded contrasting nonskid available in two in linen beige or whisper gray
  • Solid stainless stern head fitting with split bow roller with stowage for 55lb Delta and 55lb Rocna or Spade anchor
  • Solid Stainless striker plates for bow protection
  • Salt-water washdown pump for anchor washdown
  • Two pair of stainless steel 12” bow cleats, pair of 12” midship cleats and one pair of 12” stern cleats
  • 32” high stanchions 1” in diameter with double lifelines
  • Side Boarding ladder with port and starboard side mounting brackets
  • Mainship 316 stainless overhead hatches and ports throughout
  • Winch Inventory:
    Primary Winches: Antal XT66’s (2ea)
    Secondary Winches: Antal XT52 ‘s (2ea)
    Mainsheet Winch: Antal XT48 (1ea)
    Cockpit Winch: Antal XT48 (1ea)
    Halyard Winches: Antal XT48’s (2ea)
  • Harken Stand up Staysail Blocks
  • Teak Handrails on foredeck coach roof and aft coach roof
  • Stainless steel companionway handrails
  • Stainless coach roof handrails
  • Hollywood pedestal with chart plotter and instruments
  • Ritchie 5” Compass
  • Solid Teak varnished cockpit table
  • Solid stainless Cowl Vents, 4 Total. One pair forward and one pair aft
  • Stainless protective stern plate


  • Yanmar 4JH150 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine with cockpit controls and complete alarm system
  • Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
  • Dual Racor fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass system
  • In line fuel pump allowing engine bypass for filtration and eliminates the need for future engine bleeding in the case of a dry fuel tank
  • Oil change pump built in as standard
  • All wire is tinned, no copper wiring except some electronics
  • All thru hull fittings are solid bronze and all bonded
  • Six AGM 8D House batteries, 1,350 amp/hr total, All batteries boxed and secured
  • AGM Engine starting battery, 210 amp
  • All batteries are isolated with a built in reverse isolation switch
  • Primary High Output 130A Alternator dedicated to house bank
  • Dedicated 60A Alternator for Engine Battery
  • Fire retardant engine room sound insulation
  • All batteries self-contained, strapped and secured
  • Fire retardant engine room sound insulation
  • Shore power connection; 50/amp 125/250V
  • Mastervolt 100 amp built in battery charger
  • Navigation lights: running lights masthead anchor; tricolor steaming light and foredeck light
  • Raymarine depth sounder, speed log and wind speed indicator
  • Three independent bilges pump systems
  • Solid Drive steering system in lieu of chain and cable design
  • Freshwater hot and cold shower on stern platform
  • Stainless stern swim ladder
  • Inner Forestay Chain plate for optional inner forestay


  • Cherry interior is standard (European Oak or Maple interiors are optional)
  • Solid teak soles laid on sub flooring with epoxy urethane coating and 7 layers of varnish
  • Cherry doors and trim
  • Finely finished cabinetry with a choice of solid or louvered finish
  • Solid cherry handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
  • Abundant overhead hatches and ports for excellent ventilation
  • Epoxy sealed end grains and subflooring
  • All cabin sole pieces are positive locking for offshore passage making
  • All cabinets are finished throughout including complete interiors
  • All overhead headliner is easily removed


  • 275 Gallons of Total Fuel Tankage in four independent tanks
  • 280 Gallons of Total Water Tankage in four independent tanks
  • Options available to increase and/or change balance of total and type of tankage
  • All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipsticks, threaded inspection port and larger inspection
  • Port for interior inspection and cleaning
  • Two independent Shurflow freshwater pump systems
  • Third manual freshwater pump, foot activated for freshwater accessed in the galley
  • All tankage for water and fuel is 316L stainless steel for best corrosion resistance
  • Two independent holding tanks, one dedicated to each head
  • 20 gallon hot water heater heated via engine driven system or AC supply
  • All through hull fittings are bronze with seacocks or valves and bonded


  • Galley is over 10.5’ in length with a walk through to the aft cabin offering total safety with room to brace on either tack while offshore
  • Ample cabinets, storage lockers and drawers including full length pantry for cutlery, cookware, and food storage
  • Slide out trash container with positive locking door
  • Force 10 three burner stove with propane monitor and 2 propane sensors
  • 12v Freezer/Refrigeration with thermostatic controls and temperature gauges
  • Both boxes have electric pumps for keeping drained
  • Freezer/refrigeration boxes are both top and front loading
  • Counter top recesses over stove allowing for stainless steel backsplash and increased counter space when in place
  • Manual foot pumps for fresh water


  • Full L shaped nav station with two desk areas and adjustable swivel chair
  • Dedicated computer desk with slide out computer shelf
  • Split instrument panel for access to wiring harness and connections
  • All instruments and systems well labeled inside and out and traced numerically


  • Queen size Aft Berth set centerline with split mattress and accompanying starboard side settee
  • Port and Starboard side hanging lockers with optional removable shelves
  • Full length deep hanging locker centerline
  • Portside vanity with fold up mirror and drawer with three separate cabinets
  • Cabinet or drawers available under owners berth


  • Separate owners shower stall
  • Large dedicated linen closet also used for washer/dryer location
  • 42 gallon dedicated holding tank with dual “Y” valve systems for direct overboard, deck pump
  • Out and direct pump out of holding tank overboard


  • Solid Cherry dinette with removable leaf for smaller table size. Dinette drops down easily to create a full double berth
  • Full length starboard settee pulls out an additional 9” for a wide sea berth
  • All tankage in main salon is located below the sole allowing extensive storage under seating areas and behind the dinette and settee
  • Double walk through passageway offering optimal ventilation and movement throughout the interior
  • Two folding stools become footrests or cocktail tables
  • Maximum Headroom just under 7’


  • Centerline Berth with Lifting Top
  • Split cabinet doors or Two rows of drawers underneath berth with two separate isolated storage bins
  • Starboard and portside hanging lockers with removable shelves
  • Cabinets above the berth for added storage


  • Separate enclosed shower stall
  • 39 gallon dedicated holding tank with dual “Y” valve systems for direct over board, deck pump
  • Out and direct pump out of holding tank overboard


Portside cabin can be configured to be a private double stateroom, or crew’s quarters with an upper and lower berth. There is also the option of redesigning the cabin to be a storage/utility room with a stainless steel workbench and washer/dryer if desired.


  • Selden anodized aluminum mast with triple spreader rig
  • Stainless wiring standing rigging with Sta-lock Mechanical fittings. No swage fittings at deck
  • Forward and aft lowers for rig stability with individual chain plates
  • Discontinuous rigging for optimal strength and increased hardware
  • Furlex Roller Furling Forestay
  • Doyle sails including Mainsail and 135% genoa
  • Primary and secondary Main Halyard
  • Primary and secondary Genoa Halyard
  • Halyard Bales on forward dorades


  • RC12 Maxwell Nilsson windlass with chain feed and stainless steel plate for chain protection with bow controls and remoter cockpit windlass controls
  • Primary anchor, 88lb galvanized Rocna 40
  • Secondary anchor, 55lb galvanized Delta
  • Primary anchor and tackle: 300’ system 40-3/8” galvanized Hi tensile chain
  • Secondary anchor and tackle: 50’ system 40-3/8” Hi tensile chain and 300’ of 5/8” anchor rode
  • Four dock lines, 2 x 35’ x 5/8” premium braid, 2 x 40’ x 5/8” premium braid