56' Outbound/Bluewater, 2020

US Documented turnkey bluewater cruising sailboat

56′ Outbound/Bluewater, 2020


Price reduced by $150,000, now is the time to act on your dream!

Pneumatic offers a rare opportunity to own a well outfitted and lightly used US documented Outbound/Bluewater 56. The fact that she has already been imported, had the 25% tariff paid, and is ready to go cruising immediately represents a significant savings of both time and money that will allow you to start living your dream sooner rather than later! 

As Mark Twain said “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

The Outbound/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 Outbound/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 (a form of Kevlar) 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 Outbound/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.

Price: $ 1,345,000 USD
Located: Rhode Island
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel Inboard
Reference No: blu056001

ENGINE 1: Yanmar 4JH150 -150 HP

LOA: 56′4″ / 17.17 meters
LWL: 50’5″ / 15.24 meters
BEAM: 15’10″ / 4.57 meters
DRAFT: Max: 7’4″ / 2.13 meters
BALLAST: 20,200
BRIDGE CLEAR: 73′ / 22.25 meters
ACCOMODATIONS: Guests: 6 in 3 Cabins

BUILDER: Outbound/Bluewater Yachts
DESIGNER: German Frers
TYPE: Bluewater Cruising Sailboat
BUILT: 2020
Fuel: 280 Gals Total Capacity Fiberglass / 1060 liters
Water: 275 Gals Total Capacity Fiberglass / 1041  liters
Holding: 81 Gals Total Capacity Fiberglass / 306 liters

Hull and Deck Construction
  • 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 110 lbs. stainless steel Ultra 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: Hydraulic Antal XT66’s (2ea)
    Secondary Winches: Antal XT52 ‘s (2ea)
    Mainsheet Winch: Hydraulic 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
  • Walborough 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
Interior Features
  • European oak interior
  • Solid teak soles laid on sub-flooring with epoxy urethane coating and 7 layers of varnish
  • European oak doors and trim
  • Finely finished cabinetry with a choice of solid or louvered finish
  • Solid oak handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
  • Abundant overhead hatches and ports for excellent ventilation
  • Epoxy sealed end grains and sub-flooring
  • 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
  • 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
  • 11 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
  • Two Vitrifrigo 180DRW two drawer refrigeration/freezer units
  • Counter top recesses over stove allowing for stainless steel backsplash and increased counter space when in place
  • Manual foot pumps for fresh water
Nav Station
  • Full L shaped nav station with two desk areas and adjustable swivel chair
  • Dedicated computer desk with slide out computer shelf with book shelf above
  • Split instrument panel for access to wiring harness and connections
  • All instruments and systems well labeled inside and out and traced numerically
Aft Cabin
  • 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
  • Washer/dryer located outboard of shower
  • Raritan Elegance electric toilet
  • 42 gallon dedicated holding tank with dual “Y” valve systems for direct overboard, deck pump
  • Out and direct pump out of holding tank overboard
  • Dinette table with inlay and folding corners to reduce table size. The table can also be lowered to coffee table height if desired.
  • 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’
Forward Cabin
  • 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
Forward Head
  • Separate enclosed shower stall
  • Raritan Elegance electric toilet
  • 39 gallon dedicated holding tank with dual “Y” valve systems for direct over board, and deck pump out of holding tank
Portside Cabin

Portside cabin can be configured to be a private double stateroom, or crew’s quarters with an upper and lower berth. The cabin to be used as a storage/utility room with a stainless steel workbench surface underneath the mattress.

Sailing Hardware
  • 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
  • In mast hydraulic mainsail furling
  • Furlex hydraulic roller furling forestay
  • Furlex hydraulic roller furling staysail
  • Doyle sails including mainsail, genoa, staysail
  • Primary and secondary main halyard
  • Primary and secondary genoa halyard
  • Halyard bales on forward dorades


Ground Tackle
  • RC12 Maxwell Nilsson windlass with chain feed and stainless steel plate for chain protection with bow controls and remoter cockpit windlass controls
  • Primary anchor, 100 lbs. Stainless Steel Ultra Anchor
  • Secondary anchor, Fortress Aluminum anchor
  • 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