Encore!! | Islander 56' 1992

Longboat Key, FL

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Yacht Name: Encore!!
Builder: Islander
Model: 56
Year: 1992
Location: Longboat Key, FL
Asking Price: $370,000
Designer: Angelos Lavranos
Hull Material: Composite

Proven Blue Water World Cruiser

Islander 56 designed by Angelos Lavranos and custom built at
Fred Scholtz Marine - Cape Town, South Africa - 1992

World cruiser rich in history, originally owned by the Commodore of the Royal Natal Yacht Club, Durban, South Africa and cruised (and raced) for 7 years in the
Indian Ocean, under the name of s/v Centime.

  • 56' LENGTH, 15' BEAM, 6' SHOAL DRAFT

Current owners sailed 5 consecutive days making over 200 miles per day
Generous accommodations for couple and 7 guests. 3 bunk bed cabins, Port cabin can be converted to a double with one additional in above bunk.

Main salon is raised enough to see out and reminds me of an open living space.
Galley is well suited for preparing great meals while underway with plenty of places to brace yourself and storage for enough meals for long passage making.

Queen size berth aft can sleep athwart ship while underway or on centerline when you are safely anchored in a quiet harbor.

Hard dodger with full enclosure, and new B & G instruments with repeaters throughout.
This is a cockpit that will provide safety and comfort in any sea or weather.

If you are interested in true passage making, you must see this boat!


Length: 56'
Beam: 15' 2
Draft: 6'
Water Tank Capacity: 300 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 460 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Volvo
Engine Model: TAMD31B
Power: 130 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


Islander 56 designed by Angelos Lavranos and custom built at Fred Scholtz Marine - Cape Town, South Africa - 1992. First owned by the Commodore of the Royal Natal Yacht Club, Durban, South Africa and cruised (and raced) for 7 years in the Indian Ocean, under the name of s/v Centime.

Crossed the Atlantic from Cape Town to Ft. Lauderdale in 1999 and acquired in 2000 by the Commodore of the Grosse Pointe Club (Michigan) and renamed s/v Encore II.

Initially refit by Global Marine Services in Ft. Lauderdale - 2000-2002
Arista Blue and Cloud White Awlgrip paint, UK Kevlar
Tape Drive sails, interior upholstery, exterior canvas and cockpit cushions, added air conditioning, new electronics, water maker, refinished/varnished interior. Cruised the Bahamas while not undergoing refits.
s/v Centime, Durban, South Africa
s/v Encore II, St. Simons Island, GA


  • 2002 - 2005: Cruised the Eastern Caribbean
  • 2005 - 2007: Cruised the South Pacific, via the Panama Canal, the Galapagos, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia (Brisbane to Sydney). Most passages were double handed by the owners.
  • 2008 - Shipped back to Ft. Lauderdale, cruised Bahamas, East Coast of the USA to Maine, and into the Great Lakes via the Erie Canal.
  • 2008 - 2014 - Cruised the Great Lakes. Home port Grosse Pointe, Michigan. (In fresh water for six years)
  • 2015 - 2016 - Returned to Bahamas, with refits in Norfolk, Virginia by Howdy Bailey Yacht Services during each summer
  • 2017 - Present - Bahamas, and Longboat Key Florida North Channel, Lake Huron (Canada)


Construction & Deck

  • Hull and deck built to Lloyd's Certificate under the supervision of a Lloyd's Surveyor. E-glass composite with 25mm balsa core in topsides and deck
  • Teak deck overlay
  • Shoal draft Scheel keel - internal ballast
  • Flagship Blue Awlgrip hull
  • Cloud White Awlgrip cabin top
  • Rigid dodger with tinted safety glass windows, two opening hatches, teak trim and headliner
  • White Sunbrella dodger/bimini combination with completely enclosed rollup sides and back
  • Large fixed tinted windows in main salon
  • Eight opening overhead hatches with screens
  • Eleven opening portholes with screens
  • Stainless steel radar and antenna arch
  • Reverse transom with swim platform and ladder
  • Stainless steel outboard motor davit/ teak motor mount


Rig & Sailing Gear

  • Deck stepped double spreader aluminum mast (70'-8" air draft)
  • Cloud White Awlgrip painted mast
  • Telescoping rigid vang
  • Mast track and car for double spinnaker poles
  • Spinnaker poles and jockey pole (symmetrical and asymmetrical (spinnakers and poles in storage)
  • Double headstay Solent rig with Profurl furlers for Genoa and
  • Yankee (2002 UK Sails Kevlar tape drive sails- could use service)
  • Removable inner forestay for staysail and storm jib
  • Double reef mainsail (2016 North Sails), 3 full and 3 partial battens.
  • Stack pack sail cover and lazy jacks (2016)
  • Main halyard, primary spinnaker halyard, double reef lines and
  • Cunningham lines run back to cockpit under dodger, serviced by line stoppers and electric winch
  • Furling lines for headsails and mainsheet go to an electric winch.
  • Insulated (for SSB) backstay with Sailtec hydraulic tensioner
  • Running backstays to upper spreaders


Refits 2015-2016

  • Flagship Blue Awlgrip topsides
  • Cloud White Awlgrip cabin top
  • Refinished teak decks
  • Reglazed and trimmed rigid dodger
  • Rebuilt/sealed all fixed and opening ports and hatches
  • Stripped bottom to bare fiberglass, new epoxy intercoat, 6 coats bottom paint
  • Added custom Flexiteek and stainless capped rubrail
  • Replaced all exterior canvas
  • New custom cockpit cushions
  • New 7 kW diesel 230-volt generator
  • New North Sails mainsail and sailcover
  • New 9' Rigid Inflatable dinghy (2014)
  • New 73 lb. (33 kg.) Rocna anchor


Propulsion & Mechanical

  • Volvo TAMD31B turbocharged 130hp diesel engine
  • 21" 3-blade MaxProp self-feathering propeller
  • 1750 liters fuel in three stainless tanks (two 750-liter main tanks plus 250-liter day tank)
  • Hydrostatic Tank Tender remote fuel gauges for main tanks and sight gauge on day tank
  • Built in polishing system with electric transfer pump to day tank
  • Additional separate 30-micron Racor filters for engine and genset
  • Sound proofed engine room with full access from front steps and starboard side (galley), partial from pilot cabin
  • Manecraft Deep Sea dripless shaft seal - New 2018
  • ~ 5800 engine hours (2020) with service and maintenance log
  • Dual 12 V alternators (engine and 200-amp house) New 2018
  • Mastry 7kW 230V/60Hz genset (New 2015) with Yanmar diesel engine in aft lazarette - Remote start and indicators in Galley
  • Dual Group 27 engine/genset starting batteries (12V) New 2018


Interior Layout

  • Master Aft Cabin with head - Walk Through Galley - Pilot Cabin (double) Two guest cabins (doubles) - Head
  • Full access to engine room on starboard side Main salon table (seats 6) Nav station Entertainment Center
  • Interior in teak, cherry, and elm Teak and holly cabin sole Ultra leather settees in salon and aft cabin
  • 40+ Storage lockers under all seating with numbered schematic chart for all lockers mounted in galley


Main Salon

  • Interior fully trimmed in teak and cherry
  • Large fixed, tinted windows
  • Two overhead opening hatches with screens
  • Ultra leather seating for 6 at custom teak grate table
  • Custom bar for glasses and decanter bottle storage
  • Center credenza for food and beverage storage
  • High gloss teak and holly cabin soles throughout
  • Carpet runners in all cabins
  • Halogen recessed lamps, brass overhead lamp and brass reading lamp
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning and heating (16,000 BTU)
  • 12 volt Hella fans
  • Exotic shell collection from Exotic shell collection from Indian Ocean, South Pacific, Caribbean Sea and Bahama



  • Well lit and ventilated walk through galley
  • 3 burner LPG stove and oven,
  • Two LPG tanks in vented cabinet in aft lazarette, and remote solenoid valve
  • 1500 W 110V microwave
  • 8+ cubic foot top loading freezer, double holding plates,
  • 230 V water cooled compressor, digital readout
  • Front loading refrigerator, double holding plates, 230 V air cooled compressor, digital readout and controls
  • Freezer and refrigerator may operate from 230 V inverter
  • 15-gallon hot water heater
  • Deep double sink with covers
  • Hot and cold pressure water, sea water foot pump
  • Four opening/screened portholes, 12 V Hella fan
  • Lockers with custom racks for dishes, silverware
  • Extensive food and beverage storage capacity
  • Recessed halogen lights and red night lighting


Master Stateroom

  • Spacious, well lit and ventilated teak and cherry interior
  • Queen size berth with custom mattress plus 3 foam cushion, sea cloths
  • Backlit teak grate headboard and framed artwork
  • Lit large hanging locker, 9 additional side storage lockers, under berth lockers and drawer, side shelves, deep side locker for dive gear, swim accessories, hammock
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning and heating, 12-volt fan
  • Two opening portholes and large opening overhead hatches, all with custom screens and shades
  • B&G Triton data display for all instrument readings
  • Recessed halogen lighting, and two brass reading lights
  • Built-in steel safe for passports and valuables
  • Stereo system with CD player
  • Ensuite head with separate stall shower
  • Opening porthole with custom screen in head
  • Automatic shower sump pump


Guest Cabin & Head

  • Spacious, well lit and ventilated solid teak and cherry interior
  • Teak and holly sole with carpet runners
  • Custom mattresses plus 3" foam cushion, sea cloths
  • Two opening overhead hatches with screens in each cabin
  • Under berth drawer and lockers, mirrored cabinets with upper and lower lockers
  • Recessed halogen overhead cabin lights and individual berth reading lights
  • Custom framed oil paintings
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning and heating,
  • 12-volt Hella fans
  • Shared forward head with shower
  • Both cabins have upper and lower berths, port cabin lower berth can be made into a double berth


Navigation & Electronics

  • Large chart table with storage
  • Ultra Leather nav seat
  • B&G instruments H5000
  • Zeus3- 12" Display
  • VHF, SSB, 4G Radar, GPS
  • Triton Graphic Display
  • Battery monitor
  • Ships clock
  • Tank Tender (water & fuel)
  • Under and behind seat storage
  • 28" Flat panel TV w/external antenna or marina cable
  • DVD player
  • Stereo radio/CD player/speakers
  • DVD and accessory storage
  • Front loading refrigerator