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A Ta Shing Norseman 447CC

These Ta Shing Norseman 447s are considered by many to be one of the best and best made choices for bluewater cruising, and RESOLUTE looks to be a fine example. She has spent most of her life in fresh water, cruising the Great Lakes. Designed by Robert Perry and built in the famed Taiwanese boat yard of Ta Shing, the Norseman’s are intended for serious distancing, but serve the coastal cruiser just as well.

RESOLUTE has been recently updated and brought down from the Great Lakes in 2019, and lies currently in Florida. She has all new standing and running rigging, new offshore sails, new refrigeration and new water heater. Other updates along the way include re-powering in 2007 with a 71 hp Westerbeke, and deck refinishing in 2012 with new gelcoat, re-bedding of all hardware and new nonskid.

The pictures simply aren’t great, but look a little closer and you’ll see a fine vessel ready for her next adventures. Listed for $195,000 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

A Tayana 48 Deck Saloon

This beautifully maintained Tayana 48 Deck Saloon, TEMERITY, is ready to sail anywhere, and priced to sell. Her owners are sailing her to Florida and Annapolis but she is currently available in the Eastern Caribbean. TEMERITY is fully equipped for blue water cruising with many recent upgrades, such as: all new sails (2018), complete new rigging (2019), new refrigeration system (2020), and much more (see listing for full list of improvements).

These Robert Perry-designed Tayana 48s are well known for their quality construction and bluewater abilities, with a light and airy deck saloon that perfectly accommodates a cruising couple.

She is designed for short handed sailing with all lines led back to the cockpit. She has electric primary and mainsheet/halyard winches, and a Leisure Furl boom allowing unlimited reefing potential, all from the cockpit. Her long chord keel and full skeg-hung rudder allow her to track ruler straight in a seaway.

TEMERITY is currently in Martinique, Transiting to Annapolis, Maryland, USA. She is listed for $359,000 USD.

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.

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.

Tayana 37 Pilothouse

1981 Tayana 37 Pilothouse

These Robert Perry designed Pilothouse Tayana 37’s are hard to find and well-coveted, and for good reason. Robert Perry is one of the most prolific and well-respected designers of bluewater cruisers, and is credited with the creation of the performance-cruiser sector. The Tayana 37 is considered one of his best, and the Pilothouse version has special appeal.

It was designed by Bob Perry and introduced in 1975 as a response to the Westsail 32 which were selling in enormous numbers at the time. Today looking back, with the boat still in production with a boat count of 588, most still sailing, and an active and owners community, its very apparent that Perry succeeded.

This example, HORIZONS, is well maintained for a 1981 vintage, and looks to be a great foundation for further improvements. She has her original Perkins diesel, with 3250 hours on her, with basic electronics like Furuno Radar, two GPS units and autopilot. She comes with a watermaker and bowthruster.

Her interior has two enclosed cabins and one head, and her pilothouse has a full sized navigation table. She sports a new Gennaker, mainsail, jib and 135% Genoa. She appears to be well loved and well-maintaned, and listed at $63K in Vancouver, she shouldn’t be on the market long.

Robert Perry 36′ Custom Daysailer

Daysailers don’t often come to mind when thinking of Robert Perry designs. Known worldwide for essentially inventing the performance cruiser, this daysailer – the Boomer – benefits from his vast knowledge of hull form and sailing ease. Designed to be sailed FAST either singlehanded or with small crew, she’s in ready to race condition.

Built in 2007, this boat is composite construction with carbon mast and boom. She has a built-in bowsprit to fly the asymmetrical spinnaker with a top down furler included. She comes with a full array of Raymarine ST60 instrumentation and autopilot.

Built for speed but accommodating of crew comfort, she comes with a chemical head and refrigeration. Her cockpit is generous and comfortable, with twin helms and plenty of room for crew on race day.

She is listed in Seattle for $99,500.

2010 Valiant 50

This is a rare opportunity – an essentially new Valiant 50 – sailed only once. The Valiant 50 was developed in 1997 from the famed Valiant 47, known for many successful circumnavigations, many of them made solo. This is the last Valiant 50 made, and quite possibly the most special, with many customizations and improvements over stock dictated by the highly experienced owner who had her built.

2010 Valiant 50

Unusual for a Valiant, she’s all white, with a soft white chosen for the decks to minimize glare when sailing the tropics and for keeping the hull cool. Every system, from electrical to plumbing was made with careful consideration based on the experience of thousands of bluewater miles. Valiants are considered to be some of the strongest boats built but the owner specified this version to be even more so, with an additional layer of 1.5 oz matt and 24 oz woven roving from the keel sump to the sheer. A single through hull for water intake supplies the engine, generator, deck wash down, and water maker. There are only four through hulls in the boat, all on the starboard side for easy access, and all with bronze ball valve sea cocks.

2010 Valiant 50

The boat is fully equipped with dinghy, Quantum sails, electronics, radar, plotter, SSB, two zone AC system, hard dodger and many extras. She has less than 100 hours on her diesel and is ready to take her new owners anywhere in the world. Constructed at a cost of just under $1MM, she is listed for $499,000 USD in Annapolis, Maryland.