Highly Specified Bluewater Cruiser – Outbound 56, BAREFOOT Now on Video
August 4th, 2023
The Outbound 56, BAREFOOT is a very special yacht. She is a very highly specified and much improved version of the well-known Hylas 56, and building her was a labour of love for her owners. They wanted, and they got, the best quality and most practical cruising yacht that they could sail easily and safely as a family anywhere in the world. Even after delivery, the owner continued to improve her. No expenses were spared to produce this wonderful yacht.
See for yourself on the walk-through video:
History of Outbound 56, BAREFOOT
BAREFOOT was built in 2019 by Han Sheng Yachts to a German Frers design and commissioned in 2020. After taking delivery of the yacht, the owner decided to make many improvements – those upgrades were carried out in 2021-22 by Nautor´s Swan Global Services in Badalona, Spain.
She is virtually a new yacht with very low engine and gen set hours. She was used very lightly by her owner in the Bahamas in 2020, and then in the Mediterranean during the summer of 2020-2022 and spring 2023. She has been professionally managed and is on a strict preventative maintenance schedule.
Exploring the Accommodation & Deck Equipment of Outbound 56, BAREFOOT
Down below BAREFOOT offers a large, delightful aft stateroom, a double cabin forward and a versatile third cabin that may be used as a single or double cabin and serves as a stowage area and a workbench.
The saloon area is spacious and light, with an L-shaped sofa around a large table on port side, and a comfortable settee on starboard.
To port and aft of the saloon is the dedicated navigation area, with an L-shaped desk, instruments, computer and plenty of storage space.
Inboard of the chart table is a central galley work surface under which the engine room is located. To starboard and aft of the saloon is the spacious, practical galley, running the whole length of the passage through to the aft cabin.
On deck, BAREFOOT is laid out for singlehanded sailing, with hydraulic in mast furling, hydraulic furler to both headstays, an electric furling gennaker and electric sheet winches – all controlled from the cockpit.
An Insight into the Current Plans of Outbound 56, BAREFOOT
Overall, Outbound 56, BAREFOOT is an exceptional yacht that will safely take you anywhere in great comfort and style. She sails remarkably well and has a superb layout for long distance cruising. She is now laying in Arenal, Mallorca, where the guardiennage team from Berthon Spain are keeping her in pristine condition while she awaits her new owner.