Popular Cruiser Yachts Over 55 Feet Long Overall

Welcome to this ever-growing gallery of some of the most popular production cruiser yachts of more than 55 feet (16.8m) long overall. 

Large cruiser yachts like these need powerful sail handling systems and a strong crew to operate and maintain them, putting them well out of the reach of all but those with the deepest pockets.

Many of them have to earn their keep as luxury charter boats, particularly in the warm waters of the Caribbean or Mediterranean where they will cater for three or more couples at a time. 

And while such an exclusive holiday may represent good value for such a charter group, it won't be cheap!

Hylas 56

A Hylas 56 sailboatThe Hylas 56 'Alora'
  • Hull Type:~ Bulb keel & spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 54'1" / 16.5m
  • Waterline Length:~ 46'0" / 14.0m
  • Beam:~ 15'10" / 4.8m
  • Draft:~ 7'4" / 2.2m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 50,200lb / 22,771kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.9*
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 230*
  • Designer:~ German Frers
  • Builder:~  Queen Long Marine Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Year First Built:~ 2011
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Hylas Yacht Owners Association

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Ocean 71

An Ocean 71 Sailboat'Ocean Joy', an Ocean 71 regularly sailed by a crew of just two!
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 71'0" / 21.6m
  • Waterline Length:~ 59'4" / 18.1m
  • Beam:~ 17'5" / 5.3m
  • Draft:~ 8'3" / 2.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Staysail ketch
  • Displacement:~ 75,600lb / 34,020kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 21
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 161
  • Designer:~ EG Van de Stadt
  • Builder:~ Southern Ocean Shipyard (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1970
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 20+
  • Owners Association:~ None known

Sundeer 56

Long, light and narrow - a Sundeer 56 sailboat'Scraatch', a Sundeer 56 long-distance cruiser at anchor off Ste Anne, Martinique.
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel & spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 56'11" / 17.4m
  • Waterline Length:~ 56'0" / 17.1m
  • Beam:~ 13'9" / 4.2m
  • Draft:~ 6'0" / 1.8m
  • Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 34,600lb / 15,695kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16*
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 88*
  • Designer:~ Steve Dashew
  • Builder:~ TPI (USA)
  • Year First Built:~ 1994
  • Year Last Built:~ 1997
  • Number Built:~ 17
  • Owners Association:~ None known

Oyster 62

An Oyster 62 luxury sailboat'Dalliance', an Oyster 62 entering Jolly Harbour, Antigua
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel (with bulb & spade rudder)
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 63'4" / 19.3m
  • Waterline Length:~ 55'2" / 16.8m
  • Beam:~ 17'9" / 5.4m
  • Draft:~ 8'6" / 2.6m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 70,547lb / 32,000kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 19.5*
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 188*
  • Designer:~ Rob Humphreys & Oyster Design
  • Builder:~ Oyster Marine Ltd
  • Year First Built:~ 2000
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Oyster Owners Club

Swan 59

A Swan 59 sailboat'Thindra', a Swan 59 leaving Jolly Harbour, Antigua
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 58'9" / 17.9m
  • Waterline Length:~ 48'2" / 14.7m
  • Beam:~ 16'5" / 5.0m
  • Draft:~ 11'2" / 3.4m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 62,400lb / 28,305kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 250
  • Designer:~ German Frers
  • Builder:~ Nautor
  • Year First Built:~ 1984
  • Year Last Built:~ 1990
  • Number Built:~ 21
  • Owners Association:~ Club Swan


Southern Ocean 60

A Southern Ocean 60 Schooner'Calliope of Arne', a Southern Ocean 60 schooner anchored off Nevis in the West Indies
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 60'0" / 18.3m
  • Waterline Length:~ 47'0" / 14.3m
  • Beam:~ 15'6" / 4.7m
  • Draft:~ 8'3" / 2.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Schooner
  • Displacement:~ 62,000lb / 28,122kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ ?
  • Designer:~ Richard Roscoe
  • Builder:~ Southern Ocean Shipyards
  • Year First Built:~ ?
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Farr 80 Cruiser

A Farr 80 Superyacht'Wendy Lynne', a Farr 80 anchored off Guadeloupe in the French West Indies
  • Hull Type:~ Winged heel with a balanced skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 79'0" / 24.2m
  • Waterline Length:~ 65'7" / 20.0m
  • Beam:~ 21'4" / 6.5m
  • Draft:~ 8'2" / 2.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Double-headed sloop
  • Displacement:~ 99,000lb / 44,906kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ ?
  • Designer:~ Farr Yacht Design
  • Builder:~ ?
  • Year First Built:~ 1987
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Gulfstar 61

A Gulfstar 61 sailboat'Sudiki', A Gulfstar 61 anchored in Simpson Bay Lagoon, St Maarten
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 61'0" / 18.6m
  • Waterline Length:~ 57'0" / 17.4m
  • Beam:~ 16'0" / 5.1m
  • Draft:~ 6'6" / 2.0m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter rigged sloop
  • Displacement:~ 55,000lb / 24,948kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~
  • Designer:~
  • Builder:~
  • Year First Built:~
  • Year Last Built:~
  • Number Built:~
  • Owners Association:~ Gulfstar Owners Club

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