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. 

Many (but not all) 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.

Having said that, some are designed to be cruised by a cruising couple - the Apogee 58 is a good example of one such boat.

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!

We don't get that many yachts of this ilk advertised on sailboat-cruising.com, but here's what we have got at the moment...


Sailboats within this size range offered for sale privately by their owners...

Bowman 57

  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 57'00" / 17.4m
  • Waterline Length:~ 44'0" / 13.4m
  • Beam:~ 14'8" / 4.5m
  • Draft:~ 8'3" / 2.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Staysail ketch
  • Displacement:~ 42,000lb / 19,051kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17.2*
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 220*
  • Designer:~ Holman & Pye
  • Builder:~ Bowman Yachts (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1975
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?

Read more about the Bowman 57...

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Oyster 82

  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel & spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 81'10" / 25.0m
  • Waterline Length:~ 70'6" / 21.5m
  • Beam:~ 20'9" / 6.3m
  • Draft:~ 8'10" / 2.7m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 134,481lb / 61,001kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 23.6*
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 171*
  • Designer:~ Rob Humphreys
  • Builder:~ Oyster Marine (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 2007
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Oyster Owners Association

Read more about the Oyster 82...


Beneteau 57

A Beneteau 57 sailboatThe crew of 'Never Say Never', a Beneteau 57, drop the hook off Deshaies, Guadeloupe
  • Hull Type:~ Bulb fin keel & spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 57'0" / 17.4m
  • Waterline Length:~ 49'3" / 15.0m
  • Beam:~ 16'4" / 5.0m
  • Draft:~ 8'6" / 2.6m
  • Rig Type:~ Fractional sloop
  • Displacement:~ 47,399lb / 21,500kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 177
  • Designer:~ Farr Yacht Design
  • Builder:~Beneteau
  • Year First Built:~ 2008
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Beneteau Owners Association

More about the Beneteau 57...


Apogee 58

An Apogee 58, designed by Chuck PaineMany thanks to John Lubimir for this pic of 'Patriot', his magnificent Apogee 58
  • Hull Type:~ Bulb keel & spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ Composite
  • Length Overall:~ 58'0" / 17.7m
  • Waterline Length:~ 50'0" / 15.7m
  • Beam:~ 16'6" / 5.0m
  • Draft:~ 7'0" / 2.1m
  • Rig Type:~ Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 46,900lb / 21,273kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 107
  • Designer:~ Chuck Paine
  • Builder:~ Able Marine (USA)
  • Year First Built:~ ?
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Not known



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

Read more about the Hylas 56...


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

Read more about the Sundeer 56...


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

Read more about the Oyster 62...


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:~ ?


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:~ ?

More about the Southern Ocean 60...



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:~ ?

Read more about the Farr 80 Cruiser...



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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