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A Pretty Perfect Panda

This 1985 Ta Shing Panda 40 is quite the looker. And with over $67,000 in upgrades since 2018, she’s absolutely ready to go. These Bob Perry-designed world cruisers are known not only for their sexy fannies and their gorgeous interiors but also for their sailing performance, easily outclassing their cousins the Tayanas and Hans Christians.

Owners have always reported their seakindliness and stability, attributed to their full keel, canoe stern and heavy duty construction. Built by one of the most respected yards in the world at the time, Ta Shing in Taiwan, they are widely coveted for their incredible teak interiors. This particular Panda has teak overhead as well, a feature eliminated in later models due to their high cost. The layout is practical and spacious, with Bob Perry’s renown galley design.

As mentioned, she has received an amazing amount of updgrades, as late as 2018. See the listing for the full list, but highlights include all new standing and Running rigging, new mast electrical and newly stripped and painted spars, new B&G electronics, brand new main sail, AIS, new fuel tank, new canvas (2019), engine service and brightwork.

Her current owner has moved on to powerboats, and is offering this beauty at a great price considering the upgrades. Listed by Yachtsource for $139,000 USD in San Diego.

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