If you follow our site you know we’re suckers for these Taiwan-built blue water cruisers, especially those out of the Ta Shing Shipyard – like this beautiful Taswell 50, CARINA. Built in 2000, her construction was overseen by her fastidious owner, who made several trips to Taiwan over the build process, resulting in one of the most customized Taswells ever built. CARINA’s interior arrangement offers many improvements over standard including a larger navigation center, expanded galley, custom salon with lounge seats and coffee table to starboard and custom facing settees and dining table to port.
Designed by the great Bill Dixon, his extraordinary talent is evident throughout. His knack for finding usable space others might overlook results in generous accommodations,. with extra storage in every cabin, especially the galley. The interior offers living space comparable to much larger yachts, with good light and ventilation throughout. All berths are longer and wider, with beautiful matched grain varnished teak woodwork throughout and a teak cabin sole with contrasting inlay.
The patented Scheel Keel allows access to many additional harbors and anchorages not usually accessible to 50’ yachts. A Stoway mainmast, electric winches, manual jib and staysail furlers and bow thruster make shorthanded sailing a breeze. Fuel and water capacity have been increased with the addition of custom tanks in the salon and second guest cabin. CARINA is a damn fine cruising yacht for a couple or a crowd, making coastal passages or world-wide passage making.
Listed by David Walters Yachts in Annapolis, Maryland for $359,000 USD.