Perry 56 Cruiser/ Racer

Perry 56 FOXFIRE Highlights

Two owners only. 

Designed for safe offshore cruising with a very good turn of speed.

Outstanding presentation

Completely refitted in the past few years, including all new standing and running rigging, new sails, new electronics, ect. Everything on this boat that wasn’t perfect was either replaced or completely restored between 2021 and 2024.

New Yanmar 100HP 2014 with low hours and religiously maintained.

Easily handled with boom furling mainsail, electric primary winches and a well-designed sheet system to handle the boat solo or short-handed in all weather.

Owners equipped the boat for a short South Pacific sabbatical from Mexico to French Polynesia. Now under time pressure to return home. It is now your turn to take advantage of the recent refit and all the work that has gone into this spectacular yacht in 2021-2024.

Turnkey and available with everything on board to start your voyage today with no further expenses needed.

3 cabin version with large owner’s stateroom forward with private ensuite with head and shower.

Guest cabin aft with double berth and private access to guest head and shower. Additional crew cabin with two bunks.


, washer/dryer, watermaker, heating, dinghy with 2 outboards, davits, 1020w solar power, hard / fixed Bimini with retractable overhead Perspex panel and hard dodger.

Easy access with sugar scoop and open transom

Abundant storage and ideally suited to extended live-aboard and independence at sea.


Nautilus Yacht Management is proud to present this stunning Robert Perry 56. Boats of this pedigree, quality and level or presentation rarely come to market. Located in French Polynesia, Foxfire is also ideally located to either sail back to the US via Hawaii, or to continue exploring the South Pacific and beyond.

Owned by two very experienced yachtsmen who looked for many years for the perfect boat, Foxfire combines a design providing modern luxury, proven offshore capability, balance, sea kindliness and strong build, yet capable of an excellent turn of speed.

For a bit of info about ourselves, we are a boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community. Ex-cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean. 

If you think Foxfire might be just what you have been looking for, get in touch! Our team can organise a private video viewing with their owners, as well as have all the time in the world to answer your questions, put you in touch with the owner if you wish, assist with organising surveys or expert reports etc. We also provide free-of-charge assistance with shipping, delivery, insurance, registration etc, no matter where in the world you are. 

NYM has a reputation to present to the market only quality cruising yachts in beautiful, turn-key condition, but our real trademark is to work as a team with you and the sellers to ensure a seamless, transparent and joyful experience. 


"In 2019 we set our sights on cruising Mexico and making a Pacific crossing to French Polynesia.  We put together a small group of avid adventurers / sailors and set our goals to find a high performance cruiser that would allow for great sailing, group entertaining, easy to handle fishing, easy on/off and rigged for safety at sea. After an exhaustive search of boats in the 54-65 foot range trying to meet both our specific hardware needs and price point, we found Foxfire.

A Robert Perry designed “California Sled” completed in the year 2000 at the DENCHO boat yard in Long Beach. One of Perry’s favorite designs. “Yacht Design According to Perry” 2008.

We took delivery in early 2021 and set out to fully prepare her for long distance offshore cruising. With new rigging, new North Sails, full complement of modern safety gear, top of the line tender and outboards, we were ready head out the Golden Gate and turn left. 

Our shake down cruise was along the California coast which prepared us for a full season on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and The Sea of Cortez. Diving and fishing were regular events. Entertaining family and friends was the best. April of this year 2024, we launched off the Baja coast and made a great crossing to The Marquesas and Tuamotu’s. 

We have completed our goals and all partners are ready for new adventures in their lives. So it is time to pass on the ownership of Foxfire to a new family or group, seeking a safe, strong and super fun vessel to further explore the South Pacific and beyond.

We are Foxfire’s second owners. The previous owner has had numerous custom boats built for fast sailing in Southern California waters. Working with Robert Perry to design and oversee the build of Foxfire, produced a very special cruiser with features not found on any production boat. As an example, the cockpit allows for easy and safe movement from swim platform to main salon, with hand holds every step of the way. Not accustomed to dual steering, we have found this to be a great attribute for both insuring good sail trim but also for egress and ingress. 

The Leisure Furl boom and fractional rig with most lines led aft in the cockpit, allow for safe and easy sailing. In the boom furling allows for great sail shape with full battens, unlike in the mast furling. Our deep draft keel creates stability and speed, reducing the wetted surface area as we head to weather.

The hard dodger and newly added aft rigid Bimini make for a drier, shady enclosure where we spend 75 percent of our daytime while under sail. The large cockpit affords multiple seating options for at anchor or underway."



  • New standing and running rigging 2021-2022
  • New Harken jib roller furling Mark IV. 2022
  • Mast removed and repainted 2022, fully re-wired & all new LED, mast spreader lights
  • New 2022 North full batten mainsail boom furler
  • New 2022 North 100% furling jib
  • New 2022 Hood storm jib
  • New Tohatsu 20 HP Fuel injection 2022 and Tohatsu 3.5 new 2022
  • Engine davit NEW 2022
  • New anchor Mantus 105 lb. spade 400 feet 3/8” G4 galvanized 2022
  • New Mantus folding 55 lb. secondary anchor, 2022 with 200 feet 5/16” used G4 galvanized chain
  • Bow Roller: 2022 NEW complete custom support plate, bracket and strut with 2 new roller systems
  • All new canvas 2022
  • Bottom paint and raised waterline with 2 coats of Pro-Line 88 black anti-fowling paint March 2024. All new zincs, Prop-Speed for shaft, strut and prop
  • New underwater lights (2) March 2024
  • Mast Deck light, LED
  • Master Shower sump pump replaced 2023
  • New Freshwater aft cockpit shower Sanvik, 2024
  • Viking 6 man life raft NEW 2021
  • ACR NEW 2022 ditch bag with beacon
  • New 2022 100 meter Dynema float line reel
  • New house batteries 2022 GC-2 (8) 6 volt 800 amp hr system
  • New 2023 12 volt 4D (2) bow thruster / windless battery bank wired for 24 volt
  • Solar panel system NEW 2022 1,020 watt ( 4) panels with individual Victron controllers
  • New 2024 Fridge and freezer cold plates and compressors. 2 separate systems and cooling boxes. Danfoss compressor, air cooled. Approx. 6 cubic feet each
  • New salt water wash down pump in aft cockpit, high volume / pressure, 2022
  • New dockside Water filtration system Carbon and UV 110 volt system, 2023

Plus much, much more..


  • Length:56 feet bow to stern, raked with hollow, reversed open transom
  • Sheer: traditional
  • LOA: Stem fitting to davits 60 feet.
  • LWL: 47’ 2” 
  • Keel: Draft 9 feet, High aspect tapered with Scheel Bulb, hat frame interior support web, stainless bolts
  • Rudder: high aspect elliptical spade, carbon fiber over foam, carbon post quad frame
  • Beam: 15 feet
  • Rig: painted aluminum spars, keel stepped mast, in-boom furling, Stainless steel cold headed rod standing rigging, NEW 2021, carbon fiber integral chain plates. Mast NEW Paint 2022
  • Cabin: Long trunk with hard dodger, large aft cockpit
  • Rig: Triple spreader with jumpers fractional sloop, Rod rigging NEW 2021
  • Hull: hand laminated unidirectional S-glass and E-glass, Klegecell PVC high density foam cored 
  • Deck: Hand laminated FRP, end grain balsa core, applied nonskid
  • Cabinetry: Foam cored FRP Structural bulkheads and partitions, cherry and teak trim 
  • Chain plates and main sheet pad eye, Carbon fiber reinforcement.
  • Gross tonnage: 33 / Net ton: 30
  • Displacement: 34,500-lbs
  • Designer Robert Perry, builder DENCHO Marine, Built 1999 launched 2000 


  • Master suite forward with privacy door. Queen bed with custom fitted mattress. Reading lights overhead (2). Bookshelves and ample storage space in lockers to port and overhead. Hanging locker / closet, primarily used for tool and equipment storage now. Below bed sliding drawers (4). Cabinets at foot of bed above and below large (2). Ample lighting both overhead and at vanity desk / table.
  • Master suite head with separate privacy door. Freshwater Vacu-flush system, great glass shower enclosure with Grohe fixtures. Overhead lewmar large hatch for great ventilation. Vanity sink with granite countertop and medicine cabinets forward and side. 
  • Captains / Guest quarters. Starboard side privacy door with entry vanity / shower. Head Vacu-flush fresh water. Large double quarter berth with custom mattress. Hanging locker and drawer storage in head and beneath bed.
  • Port side quarter berth two bunks. Bottom side large with reading lights and fan. Storage in wall mounted mesh pockets. Lee cloth for both upper and lower berths. Upper berth small and typically used for storage. 
  • Main salon set ups with large seating and therefore sleeping areas. Both port and starboard (fore and aft) seating is set up with lee cloths. Fan and lighting for comfort and reading . 
  • Overhead ventilation: master suite includes 2 in quarters and 1 in head. Multiple opening port lights in head and cabin. Quarter berths include opening port light ventilation.


  • (Vacu-flush (2) fresh water plumbs to holding tank or overboard. One in master suite and one in starboard quarter berth

Main salon

  • Large port settee surrounds folding table to seat 7 plus. Table covers for both fold out and compact version (NEW 2022) All cushions removable for cubby access for storage of either food goods or equipment. Book shelves and cabinets for reading, games, liquor or more. All custom fabricated in Cherry wood and Birdseye panels. Ambiance lighting with 2 sconce lights, fan and reading light and music speaker for main salon. 


  • Heaters 110 volt for cool weather register compact style. One in main salon one in master suite
  • Water maker (Vantage), 22 GPH 110 volt system. 2 prefilter and 2 high pressure filters. Run off Baldor standard 110 motor and A CAT high pressure piston pump. Spares include rebuild kit for CAT pump and 2 new HP filters
  • Washer / Dryer. 110 volt Splendide 2000 S. Mounted port side behind galley
  • Fusion stereo music BT player connects to Bose speakers in main salon and in aft cockpit
  • Large Sony TV screen 42"/25" in salon
  • Smart Samsung 21"/11: TV/Screen in Master Suite
  • 20 gallon water heater “whale”
  • Fans 6 installed. 1 not installed


  • NEW saltwater foot pump 2024
  • Fully equipped to service 10
  • Complete with all tools for excellent cuisine
  • Excellent knives
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Gimbled Force 10 3 burner stove / oven / broiler
  • NEW 2024 Fridge and freezer cold plates and compressors. 2 separate systems and cooling boxes. Danfoss compressor, air cooled. Approx. 6 cubic feet each


  • Seating for 8, Custom 4” cushions
  • Folding center table with 2 leafs, cover new 2022. Needs varnish
  • Removable folding deck seating 2 small and 2 large NEW 2023
  • Overhead and under lighting
  • Salt water wash down pump in aft cockpit, high volume / pressure. NEW 2022
  • Freshwater aft cockpit shower Sanvik, NEW 2024
  • Deck vinyl runners throughout cockpit NEW 2021
  • BBQ single burner slide out system
  • Propane in separate vented locker (2) 13 pound canisters
  • Large deep lazarettes both port and starboard, inside lighting, line hooks, storage crates


  • Engine: Yanmar 4JH4-HE1 Diesel #2 (4) cyl Turbo charged 100hp, Serial # E40339. Fresh water, wet exhaust. New 2014
  • Fuel consumption: 1.25 GPH at 2,400 rpm
  • Hour meter: May 11, 2024 1,050 hrs
  • Propulsion: manual reverse reduction 5 blade Max  feathering bronze 24” prop. 1.1/2” stainless shaft with PSS dripless coupling seal (new 2020)
  • Max speed 9 knots, cruising speed 7.5
  • Auxiliary Generator: Cummins / Onan 3 cyl 9 kw diesel  AC Genset. Model # MDKBL-7280587, Serial # J08021714S. Hours May 11, 2024 3,912 hrs. fresh water/wet exhaust
  • Service: full compliance with manufacturers recommendation. See maintenance log
  • Complete spare parts for basic engine and genset service, filters, belts, impellers. (2) diesel 20 liter jerry cans
  • Bow Thruster:  Side Power Retractable flush cover cockpit controlled.


  • Life jackets traditional (12)
  • Life Jackets Harness Spinlock, (2)
  • Jack lines (2) Bow to cockpit
  • Viking 6 man life raft NEW 2021
  • EPIRB NEW 2022 Registered
  • Life Sling
  • MOM 8A Lift pilon and float line system
  • NEW 2022 Offshore Mountaineering comprehensive first aid kit
  • Standard daily first aid complete kit
  • ACR NEW 2022 ditch bag with beacon
  • New 2022 100 meter Dynema float line reel
  • Hand Flares
  • Bell
  • Fire extinguishers (5), includes automatic engine system
  • Spot light hand held
  • Bilge / sump pumps located in 7 locations. Plus a single manual pump. Main engine float is also monitored by automatic count system 


  • Deck storage basket Stainless NEW 2022, 4’x2’x2’
  • Canvas: NEW 2022
  • Dodger side panels with polycarbonate and Stamoid with covers
  • Bimini: Complete new rigid structure with heavy Serge Ferrari Stamoid top, no seams
  • Hatch covers for all Lewmar hatches (8)
  • Mast cape to protect lines
  • Line bags for jib sheets
  • Extension Awning from hard top dodger to bimini (2) sets one solid and one mesh
  • Boom awning half piece 9 feet by 20 feet
  • Bimini mesh enclosure panels (7) for additional shade, zip on
  • Side port light mesh covers to protect main salon (4)
  • Helm Station cover from dodger back over helm area
  • Dodger fixed glass window mesh covers, needs install
  • Life raft cover
  • BBQ cover
  • Life sling cover
  • MOB 8A cover
  • Deck Center storage basket cover 



  • Offshore Cruising Tender 330, New 2022 Fiberglass. Custom ordered from New Zealand
  • Davits, custom articulating aluminum 


  • Tohatsu 20 HP Fuel injection NEW 2022, Tohatsu 3.5 NEW 2022
  • Extra outboard propellers for each model, and spare parts for general service
  • Engine davit NEW 2022


  • Ground Tackle: Mantus 105 lb. spade 400 feet 3/8” G4 galvanized, NEW 2022
  • Ground Tackle: Mantus folding 55 lb. Secondary anchor, NEW 2022 with 200 feet 5/16” used G4 galvanized chain
  • Ground Tackle: Tertiary Fortress FX 37 Aluminum Chain 50 feet and rode 200 feet
  • Bow Roller: 2022 NEW complete custom support plate, bracket and strut with 2 new roller systems
  • Windlass, (2): Foot controlled and aft remote. Muir electric capstan bow and Maxwell capstan off stern with roller


  • NEW house batteries 2022 GC-2 (8) 6 volt 800 amp hr system
  • Engine battery group 31 12 volt
  • Generator battery group 31 12 volt
  • New 2023 12 volt 4D (2) bow thruster / windlass battery bank wired for 24 volt
  • Solar panel system NEW 2022 1,020 watt ( 4) panels with individual Victron controllers
  • Battery charger / inverter house and engine (1) Mastervolt 3,000 watt with remote digital marine multi bank
  • Battery charger Mastervolt for thruster and windlass


  • Iridium Go with external antennae
  • Starlink with RV model
  • Cell Booster PEP Link, needs attention
  • Clock
  • Barometer
  • B&G wind direction and speed
  • (3) Hydra B&G displays system 2000
  • (3) B&G synchro Displays, depth, wind etc.
  • B&G Hydra autopilot for Whitlock Steering pilot system
  • True Vision Radar display
  • Simrad MFD IS12
  • Furuno MFD TZTF12S
  • GPS navigator Furuno GP31
  • VHF Icom M-59
  • VHF Standard horizon Spectrum
  • Ritchie compass, (2) 7” 
  • Windex
  • Charts for Mexico and South Pacific, not complete


  • NEW 2022 North full batten mainsail boom furler
  • NEW 2022 North 100% furling jib
  • Slightly used North asymmetrical fractional hoist
  • Secondary asymmetrical 
  • NEW 2022 Hood storm jib


  • All new standing and running rigging 2021 and 2022
  • Added Heavy Harkin pad eyes for terminal end running back stays and mast halyard terminals
  • NEW Harkin jib roller furling Mark IV. 2022
  • Preventer added for boom end terminus run to cockpit 2022
  • Harkin electric main primary sheet winches controls both side of vessel. #56.2
  • Harkin Main halyard and main sheet winch on cabin top in dodger #46
  • Manual Harkin cabin to winch #44
  • Harkin #44 mast self tailing
  • (2) NEW 2022 Harkin aft cockpit manual winches for running backstays and preventer lines
  • NEW ½” line 400 feet braided nylon
  • NEW 3 strand nylon dock lines 2024
  • Sail locker forward complete with 6 large fenders and multiple used back up halyards and lines
  • NEW 2024 A-Sym sheets 7/16” with barber haulers and fore-guy lines
  • NEW 2023 rope clutch’s 2 for deck and 2 for mast
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay (split) and vang. Single panel for pressure control
  • Carbon whisker pole / spinnaker pole


  • Harken Bosuns chair NEW
  • Boat hook
  • Swim Ladder folding / tuck away 
  • NEW 2023 Solar vents, quarter berth and master head
  • Plumbing and electrical spares and parts well organized
  • Hardware in divider boxes for nuts/bolts/screws and marine hardware NEW 2022
  • Diving equipment for 1.  Includes (2) 80. CF tanks, regulator and BC all NEW 2022
  • Fishing equipment To Be Negotiated
  • Pole holders 6
  • Gaffs 3 
  • Spear fishing equipment To Be Negotiated
  • Folding NEW 2022 Tern Bicycle with accessories
  • SUP NEW 2022 folding / collapsible SUP / kayak combo
  • Fish cleaning stowable custom cutting board
  • Bedding and linen complete for 5. NEW in 2022
  • Dockside Water filtration system Carbon and UV 110 volt system NEW 2023
  • Salt water wash down pump in aft cockpit, high volume / pressure. NEW 2022
  • Freshwater aft cockpit shower Sanvik, NEW 2024
  • Large assortment of all necessary hand tools to operate and repair vessel. Includes full compliment of Milwaukie 18 and 12 volt portable tools. All NEW 2022


  • Water 100 gallons Stainless 
  • Fuel 131 gallons center cockpit tank Stainless
  • Fuel 56 gallons port settee tank Stainless
  • Black reported 50 gallons 2 stainless tanks



Disclaimer: 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.