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A 1998 Ta Shing Tashiba Pilothouse 40

Okay, okay – we know we’ve been on a bit of a Ta Shing / Robert Perry kick lately, but this Pilothouse version of the Tashiba 40 is just too special to not add to the mix here. For sale now in Seattle, Washington, this highly coveted Pilothouse model is the ideal cruiser for the Pacific Northwest and well beyond. Maintained in excellent condition, she’s been well updated and appears to be in ready condition for her new owners.

A design of sublime artistry, her roots harken back to Scandinavian double-enders, with a full keel, cutaway forefoot and beautiful sheer.  6’5″ headroom in a beautiful Burmese teak finish, she features separate staterooms forward for master and crew. A heavy weather offshore cruiser, she is described under sail as solid and fun to sail.   Powered by a Cummins 4B3.9 at 80 HP, she is fast economical and ready for her next cruise. The S/V RAVEN was custom ordered and she arrived with many upgrades and personal touches that made her the cover of Canadian Sailing Magazine! Now it is your opportunity to own a storied boat, designed by one of the best designers in history. 

Rubicon Yachts

She’s been upgraded with an Adler top and front opening 12 vdc refrigerator and freezer that draws low amps.  Her navigation center features Brookes and Gatehouse instrumentation, VHF-Radio and bookcases for manuals and Coast Pilot. Moving forward the raised dinette and settee to Port can be lowered to make a berth.  The lower helm is to Starboard. Forward and two steps down you gain access to the crew’s stateroom to Port and Head to Starboard. The well-appointed Master’s stateroom features a v-berth queen, all the way forward with hanging lockers and plenty of storage for convenient liveaboard/cruising capability.  

 She’s equipped with Furuno Radar, Garmin GPS, a custom Hood mast and boom and a full suite of Hood sails in good to excellent condition. She’s listed for $178,000 by Rubicon Yachts. A pretty penny for a 40 footer from 1998, but an excellent and exceptional example of a coveted bluewater cruiser.

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