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56ft / 17.07m
16ft / 4.88m
Detroit 8V71TI Inboard diesel 425 horsepower x2
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Located In:
Shepperton, United Kingdom
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1972 Mathews 56 Voyager for sale. Once owned by former US Vice president Hubert Humphrey,Patrician is presented in excellent condition throughout, extremely well equipped and in turn key condition. This is a very capable boat for comfortable cruising, but also presents a unique opportunity for as a spacious pied-a-terre.

Viewing is highly recommended.


Year                        1972

Builder                    Mathews Ohio USA

Yard No                  56-2140

Length                    56'           17.06m

Beam                     15' 10"     4.51m

Draft                        4' 10"       1.46m

Air Draft                  19'            5.79m   Maximum

Hull                          White GRP

Superstructure         GRP over Wood re covered in 2013.

Decks                       GRP over Wood

Fuel Capacity           650 Gallons   2955 Litres

Fresh Water             280 gallons    1273 Litres


Engine room access is three way. Forward and Aft accee below steps, plus three large lifting hatches through the saloon floor. Engine room floor painted with white Awlgrip.

Engines                  Twin Detroit 8V71TI 425 hp Diesels

Cylinders                V8

Hours                     3000 plus

Monel Exhausts

Racor Filters

Glendinning Synchronisers fitted 2003

Consumption          8 Gallons per hour @ 10 Knots

Speed                     Fast Cruising 15 Knts   Max 18 Knts

Steering                  Hynautic

Trim Tabs                Boat Leveler

Stabilisers               Vosper Mini Fins, rebuilt 1999 (Last serviced 2015)

Spare Props

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

! x  6000 BTU Cruisair unit  fwd cabin

! x 16000 BTU Technicold digital unit  Saloon (New 2010)

1 x 16000 BTU Technicold digital unit  Master Cabin ( New 2006)


6 x Hand Held fire extinguishers

CO2 fire system in engine room

3 x 12v Bilge Pumps

1 x 110v Bilge Pump

Electronics & Navigation

Sandpiper DL depth sounder

Sitex mariner VHF x 2

Raytheon L-365 Fish Finder x 2

Raytheon speed/distance log

JRC JayNav 500 GPS

Sitex Prism 10NT- GPS colour Chart Plotter (2011)

Interphase Probe sonar (2011)

Simrad Robertson AP20 autopilot - AP22 (Flybridge)

Jensen Radio cassette on Fly Bridge

Stereo Speakers on Fly Bridge

Rudder Indicator at both upper and lower helms

Electrical System

12 Volt DC system

110 Volt AC System plus 240V

15 KW Onan Generator (1100 hours)

New Batteries March 2018

Xantrex Battery Status Indicator

3KW Inverter  Heart Charger

2 X 60 amp Alternators (New 2015)

Shore Power feed in Port & Starboard

Dock connections for water (saves using electric water pumps)

Shore Power Cables

Electric panel with circuit breakers

Lightning arrest and ground, plus Galvanic isolators

Underwater Transom Lights (New in 2016)




This boat is comfortably furnished throughout, and includes a weather proof aft deck which forms a lovely addition to the daytime/evening areas.

6 Berths in 3 cabins including saloon.

Fwd cabin - One double and one single

Aft Master Cabin - American King Size Double

Saloon - Converts to a comfortable Double.


One forward, one aft. One toilet new in January 2018, Jabsco new in 2019.

WC - One Raritan 12v plus one Saniflo 240v


Granite work surfaces

Electric cooker 4 x burner induction hob(240v) plus eye level electric oven.


Twin Stainless Steel sink and recent solid granite worktops.

Jabsco water system plus Direct dockside supply.

Samsung Fridge Freezer (Large) 2018

Raritan Ice Maker on Aft Deck 2016

Coffee maker

Large dinette opposite the galley (seats six)

Tumble Dryer 2018

Inventory and Other Equipment

Ideal electric windlass

44ib stainless steel Bruce anchor.with 250' rode (Chain and Line)

2nd Anchor. (Viking Alloy)

Deck Crane

11'6" Sailing / Rowing Dinghy with Mercury 3.5hp Outboard (2015)

Dunnage box combination seat with pivoting backrest for fwd/aft facing built in seat across the front of the deck house.

Aluminium boarding ladder stowed on port side rail.

Marquipt tide ride ladder.


4- trumpet Buell air horn

2- trumpet Buell air horn

1- trumpet electric horn

Windshield wipers with washer system





CO2 alarm

6 man liferaft

2 x Lifebuoys

8 x Life Jackets

Deck Wash

Deck Shower

Fenders and many warps.

3 x TV's/CD players with KVH Satellite TV (US & European Antennas)

Spares, accessories and manuals too numerous to list.

Full documented history.


General Information

Last engine service  Florida in May 2016 prior to shipping to the UK, and recently serviced 2019.

Last anti-foul May 2016

Last out of water  June 2016 when launched after shipping to the UK.

Patrician has been lifted annually

The ;last survey was undertaken by Paul Anstey in May 2016. A copy is available from the owner. As yet unseen by the broker.

The hull and underwater sections are stated as being 'good' by the owner.

History and ownership details

'Patrician' was built in Port Clinton, Ohio, by the oldest yard in the USA.

Owned by former Vice President Hubert Humphreys and  his sister.

The present owner bought it from the sister in Florida in 1999. It has been kept in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach and always maintained by Bradfords Yard in Florida.

The cruising areas have been the Bahamas / Caribbean / Florida.

The boat is now offered for sale as the owner (British) is returning to Florida and age now forces a reluctant sale.


Lindon Lewis Engine Service Cost

Engine Service Cost       £672.00

Parts Estimate                £1000.00

Transmission Parts         £150.00


All Prices are Inclusive of VAT and are for both engines on twin installations.

Lindon Lewis Marine can be contacted on 01932 247427

Shepperton Marina Mooring Offer

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted moorings for the first year at Shepperton Marina for all boats purchased through our Boat Showrooms brokerage office.

For this boat an annual (non residential) mooring if paid in advance would be £6163.42 including VAT and the discount, saving £684.82!  Power is via a pre-payment card for the electric pod if required.


The company normally only acts as a broker for the Vendor who, unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute as a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate, and at his own expense, to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey.

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