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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.

1983 Ta Shing Baba 40

Jerolyn Ann is a 1983 Ta Shing Baba 40 cutter designed by Bob Perry and built by the Ta Shing yard. As if the stock interior joinery the yard is so famous for was n’t enough, Jerolyn Ann received an upgrade form the factory that cost an additional $26,000 at the time of build. And seriously, just look at these interior shots. Gorgeous!

Ta Shing Baba 40 Sailing Yacht

She has seen many upgrades and improvements including new standing rigging, the addition of a 3.5 kw generator, an aluminum fuel tank, electric marine head, windless, A/C, refrigeration and freezer, battery charger, batteries, Garmin sonar, Garmin radar, and hot water heater all new in 2010. And new gel coat on coach roof, complete bottom job, Awlgrip epoxy painted hull with original navy blue gelcoat color and countertops refinished (2011) the chainplates were replaced with polished 316 ( 2013). As sturdy as these are in construction, she’ll no doubt keep her new owners busy in ongoing upkeep and varnish, but what a worthwhile project she’ll be.

The Baba 40, also known as the Panda 40 and later the Tashiba 40, is the third of the Baba lineup of boats involving developer Bob Berg, designer Bob Perry, and the Ta Shing boatyard. One can arguably consider the Baba 40 a full keel reincarnation of the Valiant 40, the boat that put the word “performance” next to “cruiser”. So it’s not so surprising to find the Baba 40 inherits a good turn of speed – owners even trumpet around-the-buoys racing victories in these serious blue water cruisers. They are beautifully balanced with a wonderful feel at the helm, and what’s more, they have some of the best interiors to be seen in production cruising yachts.

The lines of the Baba 40 follows its ancestry back to traditional Scandinavian double-enders. Under the waterline is a full keel with a cutaway forefoot and as with many of the Perry full keel designs, the keel meets the bilge of the hull without the traditional “wine glass” section blend. Both features reduce wetted area. The hull shape is relatively beamy offering good interior volume. A cutter rig plus bowsprit combo is employed on most boats though it is believed two boats were optionally built as ketches. Another major variation was a pilothouse model with its two comfortable staterooms; about eleven pilothouses were built.

Jerolyn Ann is a fine example of these famous blue water cruisers. She’s currently in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and listed at $79,000 USD.