2001 Northwind 56' 56 "Ganymede"

Cutter For Sale

56' Northwind 2001 "Ganymede"


Ganymede is a proven, solidly built vessel capable of sailing offshore. Equipped and ready to sail anywhere adventure calls. Ganymede, designed by Sparkman & Stephens is a high performance sailing yacht, built to high quality European standards. The beautiful sailing yacht incorporates a  large saloon, galley and dinette. Recently replaced sails, wind screen and many other items. The hull and deck is hand-laid, cored fiberglass implemented by a team of artisans who paid close attention to details. Ganymede is currently berthed in Isla Mujeres Mexico. Gateway to the Western Caribbean ready to sail into adventure. 

Atlantic Yacht & Ship, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by David Walters Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

Full Details

  • • Cherry wood interior
    • Berths for 6 in 2 double cabins and I single cabin/office
    • 2 heads with showers and Jabsco electric toilets
    • Both heads have separate washing areas with large mirrors and storage      cupboards
    • 2 x Cruise Air heat/cooling units with ducting to all cabins
    • Two tone grey upholstery new 2007
    • Interior sun and mosquito skyscreens by Ocean air on all hatches
    • Floor level red night lighting throughout the boat
    • Full sized navigation table with large chart storage, seat and bookshelves
    • Pressurised hot and cold water system with electric pumps
    • Manual sea water pump for galley sink
    • 220v water heater
    • 24v alternator 
    • Spectra 24v Watermaker 60lrs/Hr
    • U shape galley with double sink and 2 large work areas
    • 3 burner stove with oven & grill. Electric ignition
    • Microwave oven
    • Top loading dishwasher
    • Refrigerator and large deep freeze
    • Standard domestic washer/dryer in navigation corridor connected to dual pressure water supply
    • Nakamichi CD and radio, auxiliary input for computer
    • 4 channel amplifiers with 4 loudspeakers in saloon
    • Two cockpit loudspeakers, one currently used for VHF

           40" Samsung Flat screen TV mounted on wall of main saloon. 


• Plastimo compass 2002
• Raytheon Loud hailer & auto fog horn, mast mounted horn
• Raytheon ST60 depth sounder
• Raytheon ST60 Wind speed/direction
• Raytheon ST60 boat speed & SOG ? mast top sensor
• Raytheon ST7000 Autopilot with hydraulic drive
• Raytheon GPS mounted on Pedestal 2012
• Raytheon RL72 scanner & RL display, includes navigation display data, in cockpit
• Raytheon RC630 chart plotter with C-Map cartridges
• All Raytheon systems bus linked
• Nasa Communications SSB receiver


• ICOM M501 VHF with DSC, Mast head radio antenna plus pushpit antenna for DSC

• ICS LCD Navtex receiver with message memory and electronic position logging ICOM 

Engine and Propulsion

Yanmar  4LH 140 HP 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel 2002

New Engine Mounts

New Cutlass Bearing

Fresh Water cooled with heat Exchanger

Fuel Consumption 6-7 liter/hour

2.7:1 Gear ratio

Northern Lights 12-10 kw Generator

Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster

Rope Cutter

Max Prop Folding prop


• 12v engine & generator
• 24v service
• Shore power cable & 220v outlets throughout the boat
• 4 X *D Batteries for 24 Volt House service  2015
• 180 AH 12v sealed battery for engine 2015
• 140 AH 12v for generator 20015
• 24v engine alternator
• 12v engine alternator
• 12v generator alternator
• 24v Mastervolt charger/invertor 220v 3KVA New 2015
• 12v Mastervolt dual charger
• Northern Lights 12-10 kw generator 450 hours new 2003
• Digital meters for DC voltage and current on all batteries and for shore/generator AV power

Sails and Rigging

• Hall aluminium spars
• Rolled stainless steel rigging, 3 spreaders, hydraulic back stay
• Main 72m² UK SAILS 2015 In-mast furling with control lines brought back to the cockpit
• Genoa 150% 100m² UK SAILS 2015
• Stay sail 30m² Quantum 2002
• Genoa and Stay sail with roller reefing and all lines brought back to the cockpit
• Geneker 230m² Quantum 2002
• 2 x Lewmar 77 electric winches for Genoa
• 2 x Lewmar 54 electric winches for Main/Halliards
• 2 x Lewmar 54  manual winches for Stay sail/genaker


Hull Stratified polyester, reinforced with GRP, applied in successive layers in a mould. Some areas of the hull are constructed using the sandwich technique a core of light expanded vinyl polychloride between layers of GRP
Deck One piece construction with sandwich used on flat surfaces to give a lighter but highly resistant superstructure. Teak covered decks.
Hull and deck are assembled to give a perfect, strong and watertight bond


• CQR main anchor with 300'  new heavy duty chain
• Danforth kedge with chain and heavy rope
• Lewmar electric windlass in hatch on forward deck Remote control from cockpit
• Salt water electric water pump for deck and anchor washing
• Davits
• Boom, deck and spreader lights
• Horn
• Passerelle with lifting line to top of mast
• Navigation lights
• Spray hood and bimini with detachable side windows new 2015
• Large two part sun awning form mast to aft of boat
• Comfortable cockpit seat cushions New 2015
• 2 large aft lockers under the swimming platform
• 2 large deck lockers
• Swimming ladder which folds away into aft locker area


Zodiak with new 2 stroke 9hp Mercury OB.