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Location George Town, Cayman Islands

Azimut 56 Sportfish Available


1986 Azimut 56 Sportfish
Reel Happiness is a very rare and well-maintained vessel.  Azimut made six of these boats in the mid-80s and applied their legendary Italian fit and finish to the sportfish market.  This is an open flybridge version rigged with a tuna tower. Fisability is extraordinary with comfort to match.  Galley/salon up and three staterooms below. Huge cockpit and swim platform. This boat was always a pet project for her owner and has been constantly improved and upgraded.  Currently, she is set up with new electronics, a new generator, a new watermaker, and a great overall equipment package.  Clean boat, with spotless engine room and bilges.  A rare find!

She was hauled out in November 2023 for a fresh bottom job and other misc work.

MUST SEE if you are looking for something fabulous and unique.

Hull Material : Fiberglass
Year : 1986
Model : 56 Sportfish
Length : 56 ft
Brand : Azimut
Boat Fuel Type : Diesel



The master stateroom in the bow has a large double berth with storage and A/C air handler under. There are lockers on both sides and a large mirror on the forward bulkhead.  The decorative finish is to a high standard with vinyl-covered headliner and bulkheads with wood cabinetry.


There are two heads with one leading off the master state-room and the other accessed from the passageway leading aft to the other cabins and the main saloon. Both are similar with separate glass enclosed shower stalls, wash basins and toilets. The decorative finish is in marble and hardwood with Formica. The toilets are of the electric flushing type.


There are two of staterooms, other than the master stateroom, which lead off the main passageway with one to port and one to starboard. These both have 2-tier bunks. Storage lockers are provided in each cabin.


There are two main areas, comprising the galley and dining area on the port side and lounge and bar to starboard. This is well furnished in hardwood cabinetry. Near the exit door to the cockpit is a glass fronted fishing rod stowage locker. The accommodation is carpeted throughout.


The saloon also contains the main switchboard panels (AC & DC) and remote generator starting position. An unusual feature is the mimic panel of the vessel displaying indicator lights of the bilge pumps operation and for the navigation lights.  


  • Location: Forward port side of main saloon with sink unit and storage .
  • Type of stove: Electric type by KITCHEN AID with two burners.
  • Refrigeration: A two door Whirlpool fridge / freezer.
  • There is also an icemaker in the bar area of saloon.
  • Microwave oven: Whirlpoolmodel.
  • Washing machine: A clothes washer/dryer is provided.
  • Hot water: Provided to the galley and to bathrooms from a 10-gallon capacity hot water tank.

Generators and Mains

  • 8.5 KW Phasor Generator installed 2008- 1,313 hours
  • 21 KW Phasor Generator - Recently installed- 149 hours 
  • Main engines are twin Detriot 12V92 original motors - One was rebuilt out of the boat in 2006.   Hours are not reliably recorded but are thought to be under 2,000.


New in 2023:
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin 72 NM Radar xHD2 open array
  • Garmin GPSmap 12" x 3 units
  • Garmin Engine room video cameras
  • Garmin small MFD
  • Other electronics:
  • Sonos entertainment/audio
  • Television

Deck and other equipment

  • Windlass
  • Outriggers
  • Flo Scans
  • Airseps
  • Oil fuel monitoring system for main engines.
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel exhaust systems
  • Watermaker new 2023
  • 3 battery chargers
  • 5 bilge pumps
  • 5 Air conditioning units
  • Electical is 220V AC, 24V DC and 12 V DC
  • Liferaft


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Electrical Equipment

  • Shore Power Inlet: Yes
  • Generator: TWO See Generator Notes
  • Inverter: Yes


  • Depthsounder: Yes
  • Radar: Yes
  • TV Set: Yes
  • Navigation Center: Yes
  • Plotter: Yes
  • Autopilot: Yes
  • Radio: Yes
  • Compas: Yes
  • CD Player: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • VHF: Yes

Inside Equipment

  • Washing Machine: Yes
  • Electric Bilge Pump: Yes
  • Microwave Oven: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Electric Head: Yes
  • Hot Water: Yes
  • Refrigerator: Yes
  • Fresh Water Maker: New 2023
  • Sea Water Pump: Yes
  • Battery Charger: Yes

Outside Equipment

  • Cockpit Shower: Yes
  • Liferaft: Yes
  • Cockpit Cushions: Yes
  • Swimming Ladder: Yes
Engine 1Engine 2
  • Engine Make: Detroit
  • Engine Model: 12V92
  • Engine Year: 1986
  • Total Power: 1080hp
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Propeller Material: Bronze
  • Engine Make: Detroit
  • Engine Model: 12V92
  • Engine Year: 1986
  • Total Power: 1080hp
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Propeller Material: Bronze


Speed & Distance
  • Cruising Speed : 24 kn @ 1,900 RPM
  • Max Speed : 35 kn @2,350 RPM
  • Length Overall : 59 ft
  • Max Draft : 3' 6"
  • Dry Weight : 56218lb
  • Fresh Water Tank : 1 X 300gal (GRP)
  • Fuel Tank : 2 X 663gal (Aluminum)
  • Holding Tank : 1 X 38gal
  • Single Berths : 4
  • Heads : 2

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