For Sale: 1991 Lydia 56

The 56 Lydia Mahi Dream is on the market at $449,000.
Lydia 56 Mahi Dream
The 1991 Lydia 56 Mahi Dream has an MTU repower, three staterooms, 30-knot speed and is asking $449,000. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Mahi Dream, a 1991 56-foot Lydia sport-fisherman, has been well maintained by her previous owners with more than $1 million in upgrades and refits over the years, all backed by a file of its history. This tournament-ready bluewater battlewagon has been put on the market for $449,000. 

Mahi Dream’s engines were swapped in 2003 from the original Detroit Diesels to twin MTU diesel engines with a combined horsepower of 2,300 hp. Paired to ZF Marine BW155/ZF550 gear boxes, three-inch shafts and four-blade propellers, Mahi Dream can quickly accelerate to 30 knots. The vessel’s cruise speed is 25 knots. 

Mahi Dream’s dance-floor-size cockpit has a nonskid painted fiberglass sole with the transom wrapped with a teak-colored vinyl. When it comes to angling amenities, there are five gunwale-mounted rod holders, six rod holders on the tower legs, outlets for electric reels, Rudd triple-spreader outriggers and a removable Murray Brothers fighting chair, which is stowed inside a table in the salon. Relax in the shade under a folding “San Juan” style sunshade in one of four teak chairs, or on the aft-facing and cushioned bench seat to port. Stow gear in four transom lockers, or in the port and starboard gaff/tackle lockers. Frozen bait can go in a portable teak step box that doubles as a drink cooler.  

Lydia 56 Mahi Dream
A split-galley arrangement creates seamless flow in the salon. The countertops are Jaguar granite. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

The flybridge, accessed via an eight-step ladder from the cockpit, has a painted nonskid fiberglass sole covered by a fiberglass hardtop. Two Murray Brothers helm chairs on raised pedestals sit behind a center Palm Beach-style helm with varnished teak. There is a two-spoke aluminum helm wheel with power-assist and Glendinning single-lever controls with emergency back-up system. Full VDO engine gauges are mounted under a glass panel with radio equipment mounted in an overhead box with a teak cover. Six teak drawers to port and four teak drawers and tray to starboard provide stowage. Other electronics and navigation equipment include: 

  • Furuno radar on Furuno NavNet 10″ screen
  • Garmin 7212 12″ touchscreen plotter
  • Simrad AP22 autopilot
  • Ritchie 2″ magnetic compass on bulkhead
  • Northstar 6001 GPS/plotter
  • ICOM M602 VHF
  • ICOM M402 VHF – hidden under helm
  • Glendinning engine controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • Alarm panel for port and starboard engines and high water level
  • ACR point pad searchlight control
  • Vetus bow-thruster joystick
  • Emergency engine stop switches
  • (4) New fiberglass antennas
  • Horn switch
Lydia 56 Mahi Dream
High-gloss teak adds a richness to the salon, creating a nice contrast to the light-tione furnishings. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Guests can relax on the flybridge’s L-shaped settee with a folding teak table forward the helm while enjoying a beverage from the bar unit with a built-in refrigerator and sink. Zip up the three-sided clear-vinyl enclosure and turn on the air conditioning to keep cool on the ride out. 

Need a better view? Climb the tuna tower to spot frigate birds and keep an eye on the trolling spread. 

Mahi Dream’s salon is carpeted over a teak-and-holly sole with a teak grate landing at the door. The light-colored upholstery with varnished teak cabinetry glows from the overhead lighting. Guests can relax on a two-person loveseat to starboard with stowage below or at the portside L-shaped sofa, both covered with an ostrich-embossed leather. Under the sofa is a small top-loading freezer or refrigerator, depending on how you set the thermostat. There is a split-galley arrangement forward, but it’s open to the salon. Under the Jaguar granite countertops to port, there are two Sanyo refrigerators and a Kenmore “clear ice” ice maker hidden behind grain-matched teak doors. Some of the galley amenities include:

  • Magic Chef four-burner glasstop cooktop
  • Sharp Carousel microwave/convection oven behind a tambour sliding door
  • Deep undermount stainless-steel sink
  • Removable spray faucet
  • Seven matched green teak cabinets
  • Seven matched green teak drawers
  • Seven overhead LED lights
  • Duette shades
  • Varnished teak-and-holly sole
Lydia 56 Mahi Dream
The flybridge is equipped with a Palm Beach helm. There is a second station on the tuna tower. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

After a long day of fishing, owners and guests can retire belowdecks to one of three staterooms. The master stateroom is to starboard with the VIP forward, and there is an over/under twin-sized berth port as well as a shared head. The master stateroom has a queen-sized berth with a private ensuite head. Owners will find plenty of stowage space in two large drawers below the berth, in hanging lockers, and a shelf above the berth as well as in the nightstand with a drawer and cabinets. The entire aft bulkhead is mirrored. Above is a teak soffit with three light fixtures. The VIP stateroom has a double-sized berth with four drawers below, hanging lockers, a vanity with slide-out tray, and mirrored door with cedar lined shelves. The sole is varnished teak-and-holly. Overhead are four LED lights, two stereo speakers and a deck hatch for ventilation and escape. The guest stateroom has twin-sized over/under berths with two drawers under the lower berth. A three-drawer chest fills the space that is plumbed for a washer and dryer combo which could be added.

Lydia 56 Mahi Dream
There are three staterooms and two heads belowdecks. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Where is Mahi Dream located? The yacht is currently lying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Take the next step: call or text the listing agent, Jeff Stanley, (954) 249-0360, Gilman Yacht Sales

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 58’4″
  • Maximum Beam: 16’3″
  • Max Draft: 5’1″
  • Cruising Speed: 25 knots
  • Max Speed: 30 knots
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine Make: MTU
  • Engine Model: 12V183 TE93
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Combined Horsepower: 2,300 hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,450 Gal.
  • Freshwater Capacity: 400 Gal.