$295,000 | Sarasota FL

General Description



     If you are looking for a 56 Hatteras that is not just a Condo but ready to Cruise, this is the one. The Freedom has recently been upgraded with an unbelievable amount of new equipment by the current owner. He purchased and began updating this yacht with the intention of having a boat capable of cruising long distances and being a self-sustainable and comfortable vessel. You won’t find another 56 Hatteras with an equipment list like it. Over a period of several years, he upgraded and replaced substantial systems. The Freedom has been updated and upgraded to be a boat that is used rather than sitting at a dock. If you are looking for a yacht to cruise and explore the out islands or anywhere else, Freedom is the one. please note Jet Ski has been removed

Electrical/Solar Updates

      The Freedom’s AC and DC electrical system is set up for living on the hook and off the grid.  You won’t find another yacht of this size with as comprehensive but simple system anywhere. First, all batteries comprising the 32 VDC system were moved to the port engine room. Six Lifeline 8D AGM batteries were added to the starboard engine room.  All engine room floors were upgraded to accommodate the extra weight. Four 170-watt SunPower solar panels were installed on the forward truck top and wired down into the engine room. A Victron Solar controller and Victron complete Battery monitoring system were installed. This system monitors the ships 12- and 32-volt systems. It has a colored led monitor near the pilothouse, and it may also be monitored on your cell phone via Bluetooth. A Balmar 260-amp alternator with a multistage regulator was installed to provide quick charging of the inverter batteries while running the main engines.  A larger 32-volt alternator was also installed to provide high amperage charging of the 32-volt banks. An AIM’s 4000-watt 240VAC/120VAC pure sine wave inverter was installed. The 240/120 capability really make it a versatile system as the 4000-watt inverter is capable of carrying some of those 240V loads. It will Run the New master stateroom air conditioning as well as the Mid stateroom air conditioning for some time even without being charged by a running engine. If your engine is running your time is greatly extended so you can use many hi amperage loads while cruising without running a generator. In addition to the AIM’s inverter the Yacht also has an Outback 3000-watt 120-volt inverter which pulls its power from the 32-volt battery back. So, there is plenty of redundancy of inverted power via two separate battery sources. In addition to that the boat has the two New Generators as well, the 13kw Northern lights, and the 21.5kw Phasor.

Engine Rooms

    The Engine rooms are pristine, both engines and entire engine room were completely repainted. The main engines had all new injectors installed and were completely serviced. The engine hoses were replaced with Blue silicone hoses and new clamps. The gear oil filter housings and the secondary fuel housings were upgraded to accommodate spin on fuel filters instead of element filters. A new 30-gallon 4500-watt water heater installed as well as new led engine room lighting, new 8-volt batteries, and new 12-volt Lifeline AGM batteries. There is a Glendenning engine synchronizer, naiad stabilizers, Victron DC power monitors, hydraulic controls, updated and upgraded 600 gpd water maker and filters, fuel selection valves, 12 volt and 32-volt alternators and battery chargers, new oil change gear pump and manifold system, new air compressor, and new ac and dc freshwater pumps. The bow thruster motor is also new. The engines have approximately 1400 hours on them since they were overhauled.

Generator room and Equiptment

     The brand-new Phasor 21kw generator (164 hours) and Brand-New Northern lights 13 kw generator (338 hours) are housed below the galley in the generator room. Both generators have full sound enclosure boxes. Mufflers and exhaust hoses for the generators have been replaced as well. Each generator has its own independent starting battery. The Generator room also houses two spare props and a spare stub shaft. There are two isolation transformers and lots of other storage space. All the air conditioning unit are in this area as well, including the New master stateroom and New Mid Cabin air conditioners. There is a separate water pump for the master and mid cabin air conditioners which allow these units to be run from the inverter without the generator running if desired.  Air conditioning inlet and outlet water manifolds and hoses are all Brand new. The generator room has DC lighting and New AC LED lighting.


     A ladder leads from the aft deck leads up to the spacious flybridge. This is a great area to enjoy the sun or have lunch. There is a table and four chairs with plenty of room for dining or relaxing. The area has two Bimini tops, one aft and one forward of the radar arch. Mounted forward on the flybridge are three helm chairs with stainless pedestals and footrests. This is a great place to run the boat from on those sunny days.  The helm area has a classic 6-inch Ritchie compass with chrome housing. Mounted to port and starboard are two large chrome hand operated spotlights. There are two Ramarine E80 chart plotters, an ICOM M506 vhf radio, Raymarine pilot control, Raymarine wind indicator, Raymarine Tri data display, Raritan rudder angle indicator, Naiad stabilizer control, bow thruster control, and windlass control. The Upper helm panel has been redone and all the old gauges have been replaced with new more modern gauges at this station.  To the rear of the deck area is cooler style electric Frigibar refrigerator/freezer available for extra perishables. There is a wide array of water toys available via the Marquipt electric davit including a New Sea Trix with Reverse and Stereo System, inflatable Paddleboard, and New Sailing Sunfish. There is also a new AB 13-foot Mares inflatable center console RIB with depth sounder etc. off the stern. The dinghy is lowered with the Brand-New British Simpson highly polished stainless-steel davits at the stern. These davits make raising and lowering the dinghy with the 25hp motor attached a breeze. A weber gas grill is mounted above with a large aluminum propane tank. Below the console is a large area which has a vast amount of organized and categorized parts inventory. A larger door was made to facilitate the use of this storage. The helm has a full console cover as well as covers for the 3 helm chairs.


    The spacious Main salon has a leather sofa to port with end tables and lamps, to starboard are two reclining chairs with a coffee table.  Sliding windows to port and starboard with New wooden blinds let in lots of natural light. There is a custom books case and a Popup TV cabinet with a Brand-New 43-inch Samsung TV. The Salon has overhead recessed lighting.  The flooring in the salon is carpeted, all interior teak wood is in excellent condition. Two swinging teak doors open and lead to the beautiful aft deck.


     A beautiful etched glass artwork piece separates the Salon from the pilothouse.  The pilothouse has five windows forward and sliding wing doors to port and starboard which provide limitless visibility when docking or cruising. Visibility with the pilot house doors open is great while docking. A large bench seating area provides comfort while the captain is monitoring the vessel. There are storage compartments and a footrest below the seating area. The impressive console has a large Asus computer monitor for the Trident Time Zero navigation system, complete with all module and AIS.  The ship features a KVH Inmarsat Fleet Sat phone and internet system, cell phone booster with Yagi antenna, and a Redport Wi-Fi booster. There is also a Raymarine E120 plotter/radar, Raymarine autopilot, Raymarine Tri data displays, Raymarine wind indicator, Naiad stabilizer controls, Icom VHF radio, bow thruster control, a classic 6-inch Ritchie compass, wiper controls, and full engine instrumentation.

Aft Deck

     The full beam aft deck is a favorite place for entertaining.  It has hard side windows which slide open to ventilate the area, the windows also have screens. The aft section has EZ2CY panels which are much clearer and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. They fold up to the ceiling instead of rolling up. The aft deck is furnished with four gorgeous teak chairs with new cushions, a nice round teak cocktail table, and two round teak end tables. There are port and starboard wing doors which lead out to the wide walk around decks. They also let a great breeze flow through. The wing doors, bar, and doors to the salon have recently been refinished in a high luster varnish. The aft deck has a high-end artificial grass with a Dry deck riser beneath it to keep the deck from storing water below. There is a wet bar forward to port with a sink.  There are interior shades that cover the rear and side windows to keep the sun out completely when desired. A stainless ladder with teak stops leads up to the flybridge.


     Steps down from the pilothouse lead to the large galley with all new High-end appliances. To the right in the galley is the dinette with a table and seating which will accommodate 4 guests. To port in the galley are the Galley counters with sink, storage cabinets and drawers, and all the Brand-new appliances. Under the sink is a 3-stage water filtration system with a Ultraviolet water purification light to purify the water at the sink. There are windows to port and starboard which let in natural light and open for ventilation. The starboard forward wall is mirrored. The flooring material is a teak parquet. Some other features of the galley are Panasonic Microwave, a Brand-new Fisher & Paykel Refrigerator/Freezer, New Whirlpool dishwasher, New Samsung conductive cook top, and a New full size overhead wall oven.

Forward Stateroom

     Forward of the galley is a stateroom with over and under bunks. There is a large hanging locker to starboard, overhead lighting, and an escape hatch overhead with screen for ventilation. There are also two port holes to starboard. There are drawers under the bed and drawers to port forward. All the way forward is a large access door to the anchor closet. The head is to the port and features a walk-in shower and a Galley Maid head. There is a vanity with sink, mirror, and medicine chest.

Mid Stateroom

     Leading aft from the Galley is a Brand-New Washer and dryer, and a linen closet to starboard. The mid stateroom head is to port. It has a large walk-in shower and an updated vacuflush head. The counters are white mica with a sink and storage below. Aft and port is the Mid stateroom with two beds. There are four drawers beneath each bed and a console between the beds with storage below. The mid stateroom has a mirrored wall forward. There are reading lights at each bed. There is a hanging locker with plenty of storage. This staterooms New air conditioning system can be operated with the inverter and no generator usage if desired. The flooring in this hallway and stateroom is New wood flooring.

Master Stateroom

     Going aft leads us to the full beam width master stateroom with a Queen bed. Below the bed are large drawers for storage. To port is a vanity with storage drawers as well. To starboard is a vanity and a large make up table which can also be used for a desk.  Forward to port is a large cedar lined wardrobe closet with two mirrored doors. There is a flat screen tv on the console. The Master stateroom’s new air conditioner has a digital control and updated ducting to improve air flow, this unit can also be run with the inverter and no generator usage.  Master has a large make up table which can also be used for an office desk. The flooring is a new laminate wood in the stateroom and head area. The head is on the starboard side with a large tub/shower with grab rails. There is a large white mica vanity with a sink and storage below. There is a mirrored medicine cabinet and two storage cabinets. The head is a Vacuflush with newly serviced vacuum generator.

Other Extras

     In addition to all the mechanical, electrical, and infrastructure upgrades listed. The Freedom has new curtains throughout, new engineered wood floors on the lower level, all new bedding duvets, sheets, towels etc. Also, all new appliances, davits, water toys, electrical inversion systems, 6X Sony audio system and more. She is ready to Cruise!


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 their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Mechanical Disclaimer:

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or their agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as other representations noted on the listing.

General Information

  • Boat Name Freedom
  • Manufacturer Hatteras
  • Model 56 Motor Yacht
  • Model Year 1981


  • Heads 3

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer Detroit Diesel
  • Model 8V92


  • LOA 56.25 ft
  • Beam 18.17 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 1020|gallon
  • Water Capacity 350|gallon