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1986 Custom McCurdy and Rhodes 56

Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada


"Aspy Rose"  Offers

Adventure Style Sailors

the Chance to Cruise

Oceans and Remote Anchorages

This McCurdy and Rhodes 56 is a proven ocean going vessel. Multiple transAtlantic crossings plus north/south cruises and easily handled by a couple.

Strongly built and incredibly equipped for self-sufficiency.

Currently stored ashore in Nova Scotia about five hours drive from the Halifax International Airport(YHZ).

This offshore aluminum cutter has a strong resume - details can be reviewed at the MorgansCloud website

Full specs are posted under Additional Information.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Aspy Rose
Make: Custom
Model: McCurdy and Rhodes 56
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Aluminum


Length: 56 ft
Length Overall: 56 ft
Beam: 14'10 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 45,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 73 ft
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: M92B
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 87hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Hours: 2450
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 290 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cutter, Center Cockpit


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
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.


Aluminum construction (5083) hull & deck to ABS standards; below waterline she has an internal transverse web frame; keel plate is 5/16”; bilge plate is ¼”, topside plate is 3/16” and deck is 5/32”; hull & deck awlgripped white. Treadmaster non skid on deck. S/S stanchions w/lifelines and opening gates. Dual anchor roller.


Herreshoff finished w/white bulkheads and rubbed effect American Cherry trim w/teak and holly sole.

Layout starting at bow.

Anchor locker and storage compartment.

Next aft is forward cabin with two single berths. Storage under berth, drawers, shelves and hanging locker.

Head aft to port with Lavac marine head & s/s sink.

Next aft is main salon with U shaped dinette to port; up/down electric table adjustement. Shelves plus storage behind and below berths.

Settee to starboard.

Galley aft to port includes; double s/s sinks with HC pressure water; foot pump; water filter; three burner Force 10 propane stove w/oven; electric solenoid shut off; top loading refrigerator/freezer, propane sensors. Considerable storage in cabinets and shelves, pots, pans and galleyware.

Opposite galley to starboard is nav station. Electrical panel and instruments.

Next aft is walkthrough passageway with access to engine room. Engine room contains main engine, generator, water heater, fuel transfer system, tool & part lockers, refrigeration compressor. In the passageway there is a wet locker, work bench, battery cabinet and tool kit storage.

Next aft is owner’s cabin with queen sized berth to port and single to starboard; Lavac marine head with s/s sink and separate shower stall, considerable storage. Aplenglow interior lights, navigation lights, spreader lights, anchor lights. Snap on floor covers; three sets of sheets for each berth. Espar 8D diesel furnace. Webasco engine heat exchanger heater ducted to main salon. Two 1500w 110v ceramic heaters, 12gallon hot water heater. Opening ports throughout, dorade vents, electric fans, opening hatches, 250 gallons freshwater in two tanks, 20 gallon holding tank.

Final aft on deck is large lazarette access on aft deck, swim ladder.



Nav station instruments include: ICOM IC-700 SSB; Iridium 9555 Sat Phone; Iridium external antenna; ICOM VHF command mic; ICOM 100 VHF; Class B AIS; handheld VHF; WiFi amplifier with external antenna, Nexus repeater, Furuno radar.

On deck she has: ICOM VHF M604 in cockpit, EchoPilot Forward Scan Sonar, five Nexus NX2 sailing instruments, 

Furuno 1830 radar mounted on aft pole; B&G Zeus 3 Plotter; Richie compass; handheld GPS; handheld sonar. 2020 Garmin GPSMAP 942 under dodger w/charts for Canada, USA & Bahamas; Simrad Robertson AP300X autopilot. 

Engine Electrical

2010 Perkins M92B, 87hp, 2500hrs. Instrument panel with water temp, oil pressure, exhaust temp, gear oil pressure and RPM gauge. Balmar 160amp alternator, Balmar MC614 regulator.

Three Xantrex True Chargers(120amp total). ZF 45-A transmission. Aquadrive w/2019 CV and thrust bearing. 2017 s/s shaft is 1.5”, PYI dripless stuffing box, three bladed MaxProp, 290 gallons diesel fuel in two integral tanks, spare fixed three bladed prop.

Northern Lights generator M643-5N 5Kw w/4,000hrs. DC system w/ two banks 12v 800A/H AGM 2016 batteries. Xantrax 1800w invertor. Prosine 250w invertor at chart table. Isolation transformer for 220v locations. Adaptors for 220v shorepower. 

Sails Rigging Deck Hardware

2007 Hallett Main w/5 full battens; 2007 Hallett 110% jib top; 2007 Hallett staysail; Bierig Asym spinnaker w/ATN snuffer; Bierig storm jib, Bierig trysail.

2007 Hall carbon mast; cutter rigged; 2007 Navtec rod rigging; 2005 Harken furling for jib & staysail. Mast stowed 2005 carbon spinnaker pole; running rigging 2005; Navtec hydraulic backstay and vang with remote panel; running backstays; lazy jacks; preventors.

Lewmar self tailing winches, 2x #65 three speed jib winches, 2x #52 runner/furling winches; 2x #55 staysail winches; 1x #40 mainsheet winch; 2x #46 mast mounted winches; 2x #43 mast mounted winches; 2x #40 boom mounted winches. Mast pushpits p&s. Sailomat self steering wind vane. Dodger w/hardtop and Stamoid soft sides, full enclosure, hard top bimini, cockpit cushions.


Steel cradle, full winter cover, fenders, docklines, fender board, extensive tools and spares. Avon 310 inflatable w/4hp Yamaha w/lifting crane, shop vac, black out curtains, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers. Electric E-wincher w/two batteries, flares, bolt cutters, Jordan series storm drogue, emergency tiller, plugs for seacocks, ditch bag, air horn, bell, survival suits, MOM 600, jacklines & tethers, Viking 6 person liferaft, lifejackets. Ideal anchor windlass with anchors include 121lb Spade, 66lb Spare, Fortress FX55, Luke 150lb; rode is 380’ of 3/8” G70 chain; secondary rode is 300’ of 7/8” dacron double braid. Two 300’ Dyneema shorefast lines plus two 50’ 7x19 wire bridles for making fast to rocks; snubber, salt water washdown, Magma BBQ on stern rail.


Owners personal effects.

The name is reserved and does not convey.

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.
Additional Contact Information

Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.

Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over 200 years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, Back Cove, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, True North and Tartan Yachts.

Import and export specialists for North American and European transactions.

In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.

For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.

Listing Broker: Jim Snair

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