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 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.

Taswell 49

A 1989 Taswell 49

Taiwan’s reknowned boat builder Ta Shing and famed British designer/architect Bill Dixon created a true blue water classic with the highestquality materials and workmanship – The Taswell 49.

To this day, these Taswell’s are a remarkable value, given their seaworthiness, their spacious interiors, and world famous craftsmanship. With roomy heads with tall showers, cedar lined lockers, satin varnished teak everywhere with spruce cabin sole, and thick hand laid fiberglass hull – these are go anywhere boats, overbuilt by today’s standards.

Windsong is a fine example. Well maintained and thoughtfully updated.

She has a generously-sized forward cabin with a full-width berth, upholstered ultra-suede settee to starboard, mirrored vanity and storage cabinet, roomy cedar-lined hanging locker, five spacious drawers and two storage lockers. She has a spacious guest cabin on the portside aft. It features extra long upper and lower single berths, a generous cedar-lined hanging locker, voluminous storage lockers and drawers. 

Aft and to starboard of the forward V-berth is the guest head that has a separate shower stall with seat. Further aft is Windsong’s luxurious main salon. Outfitted in the finest teak it is suprisingly spacious, with a large oval table with surrounding banquette, two captainschairs, and, of course the wine cabinet.

The master stateroom is further aft, past the navigation table, where she has a centerline island queen-sized berth. These yachts are famous for their luxurious appointments and warm, rich woodwork. Windsong’s has clearly been well kept.

With a long list of upgraded equipment and improvements, she’s ready to take her new owners anywhere in the world in comfort.

She is listed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for $339,000 USD.

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.




Tashiba 31 sailing yacht for sale in Maine.

Meribeau, a Tashiba 31

Meribeau, a stunning 1988 Tashiba 31, was purchased by her current owners in 2006 and underwent a substantial cosmetic and mechanical refit soon after.  She then cruised the Maine coast during the summers of 2006, 2007, and 2009 and has been in heated storage since 2009.  Built in 1988, Meribeau (#20) is one of the last production Tashiba 31 canoe stern cutters and was impeccably built by the highly regarded Ta-Shing Yacht Building Company.

Her owners remark that she is a pleasure to sail with her solid hull, rugged rigging, Tanbark sails, fine custom crafted teak joinery, comfortable roomy cabin, extensive equipment, and confident handling and performance in light air or heavy weather.  Meribeau has been lightly used over her life in Northeast waters and is ready for elegant adventure cruising in safety and comfort.


Meribeau is currently listed at $115K USD and lies in Maine.