56' Huckins 



  • Year: 1962

  • Current Price: US$ 288,500 

  • Located in Manitowoc, WI

  • Hull Material: Other Material

  • Engine/Fuel Type:

  • YW# 25066-3198616

  • Central/Exclusive Listing

  • Available for co-brokerage

SPRING TIDE is currently in Newport, Rhode Island! Leaving in early October to head south to Jacksonville, Florida for the winter.

This is truly a wonderful opportunity to own a mid size Classic Huckins Fairform Flyer!

SPRING TIDE has enjoyed great ownership and serious upgrades throughout the years and is well worth your consideration.

Don't miss out seeing her in Newport, Rhode Island

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name



LOA: 56 ft 11 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 21 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 50000 lbs


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 8-71N
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 325 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 8-71 N
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 325 HP


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (225 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (500 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (50 Gallons)


Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


DVD player
CD player
Cockpit speakers

Inside Equipment

Air conditioning
Marine head
Hot water
Electric bilge pump
Microwave oven
Battery charger

Electrical Equipment

Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 220V

Outside Equipment/Extras

Swimming ladder
Electric windlass


Bimini Top



Sleeps 6 comfortably with one master stateroom, one guest salon with oversized twins, plus deckhouse pullman berth sleeps one and settee sleeps one!!

ENTERING THE YACHT: The split dutch doors on port and starboard side of the bridge deck, the attention to detail and comfort is apparent. The bridge deck features an L-shaped Ultra Leather settee with two chairs surrounding a teak and mahogany dining/cocktail table for six to eight. Forward is the lower helm station with a full compliment of electronics; the Ultra Leather helm chair and companion seat to port overlook a large varnished teak chart table and dashboard. The helm windshield has a custom Huckins chromed hand-cranked window opener for the center window and the original Trico air-driven wipers and fresh water irrigators. The bridge deck overhead is done in white wainscoating with varnished mahogany trim, and the sole is covered in beige and tan Bolon indoor/outdoor carpet. Barrett removable windows have been installed in the aft sections of the bridge deck to accentuate the exterior lines of the vessel and offer panoramic views even while seated.

Down and forward of the bridgedeck a set of varnished stairs lead into the vessel's deckhouse or saloon. The entire saloon is paneled in rich varnished mahogany. To starboard a sitting area is designed for two chairs to flank a built in table, hidden behind this seating arrangement is a pullman berth which folds down to reveal a varnished mahogany 50 bottle wine rack built into the hull side. On the port sidea built in settee housing three large storage drawers below is adorned with white linen cushions.

Forward of the saloon to starboard a staircase descends to the forward guest cabin and en suite head with separate stall shower. There are two options for accommodations in this cabin, the two twin berths forward easily convert into an oversized queen using a comfortable drop-in filler mattress. This stateroom has ample closet space in addition to  four large drawers below each berth.

Aft of the saloon a short flight of steps leads to the large galley. Featured in the galley are a GE Profile four burner stove, a GE Profile convection/microwave, a GE full sized refrigerator, a U-Line ice maker, and a 20" stainless sink. The soles are teak and mahogany and the overhead and countertops are trimmed in varnished mahogany. Under-counter and hull side storage is incredibly spacious. Starboard of the galley is an electrical room, and a day head compartment.

Aft of the galley is the large master stateroom. Immediately to starboard are two full sized closets with double doors, and to port is a mahogany vanity with teak countertop and a custom light fixture. Further to port is the en suite head with separate stall shower. The head features a varnished teak countertop, stainless sink, extensive storage, Waterworks fixtures, as well as a teak and mahogany sole. Twin berths, each with mahogany end tables, on the hull sides give the cabin a spacious feel, and provide ample storage in the drawers below. Between the end tables is a set of varnished stairs leading to a door that offers private access to the cockpit deck, fresh air and lots of natural light.


Audio and Visual Equipment


KVH TracVision 4

KVH TracNet Broadband Satellite Server

XM Radio

Central Alpine AM/FM/CD Player

3 Sharp LCD Flat Screen TVs

3 Hughes Direct TV Receivers

Alpine DVD Player

12 MB Quartz Speakers with individual zone controls

Deck & Flybridge

Aft of the bridge deck is the cockpit (approx. 10' x 12') which has access to the fly bridge and the swim platform through a transom door. Housed beneath the cockpit is the engine room, which is accessed through a small lift hatch, or electric hatch lifts, which expose the entire engine room.

On either side of the pilothouse wide side decks allow easy access to the bow, which is fully surrounded by comfortable wood hand rails. The bow has built in bench seatingand a large deck for handling lines or the windlass and pulpit mounted anchor.

The flybridge is accessed by a natural teak ladder from the cockpit on the port side. The upper helm station features two teak helm seats overlookingthe large chart table and full array of electronics. Also, a three person bench seat upholstered in white Ultra Leather is situated out of the wind forward of the chart table. The rear of the fly bridge is home to a custom made mahogany mast and a 8-man life raft.


Electrical System

DC lighting throughout, 220 volt/50 amp AC system with 12 KW Northern Lights generator, dockside cable TV and telephone connection, Sentry 40 amp battery charger, Freedom 3000 watt inverter/40 amp battery charger, six 8D house battery bank, one 8D starter battery, battery parallel capability.


Both main engines were completely rebuilt in 2003.

New exhausts in 2002

Four Cruise Air HV/AC units with digital controls

VacuFlush heads

Oil change pump system

Hynautic steering and engine controls

Dual Racor filters on each engine

Additional Information

Spare propellers mounted in engine room

16 Lifejackets and safety gear

65 pound Bruce anchor with 10' chain and 300' rode

Full set of dock lines

8 man BSF inflatable life raft (needs inspection)

Fortress 30 anchor with 5' chain and 100' rode

Twin 30 amp to 50 amp Smart "Y"

Four 36" Taylor fenders

Three 60" Fendmaster Hypolon Fenders

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.

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