63,000 Tax Exempt | Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom


  • Make TAYANA
  • Model 37
  • Year 1978
  • LOA 37ft/11m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Long Keel
  • Rig Ketch
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 7
  • Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 39737
  • Name Tayary


Tayana 37, cutter rigged ketch built in 1978 - A dedicated world cruising / liveaboard yacht. In current Ownership since 2003 and spent 32 years of her life in fresh water. 7 berth in 2 cabins. Continuously maintained since purchase and a significant number of items added including: coppercoat (2016), new standing rigging (2020), new Harken furling systems (2020), new Sanders sails (2020), AIS (2017), Wheelpilot, Raymarine i70, Garmin chartplotter, new electric windlass (2017), full cockpit cover, Nanni 40hp diesel engine (2006), bow thruster, Featherstream prop, solar panels, liferaft, dinghy and outboard. A lovely seaworthy boat full of character looking for her next custodian.


Cutter rigged ketch number 179
Designed by Robert Perry, and built by the Ta Yang Yacht Building Company in Taiwan in 1978
Designed for the long-term liveaboard cruising sailor. Beautifully fitted out with teak decks and rich wood interior.
In current ownership since 2003 - From build until 2010, the boat was based in the Ijslemeer (fresh water) in the Netherlands and moved to Plymouth in summer 2010.
Continuously maintained since purchase and a significant number of items added, and maintenance performed.

White GRP hull with canoe stern and white coachroof
Teak decks, coachroof and cockpit seating
Teak grate to cockpit sole
Stainless-steel anchor roller
Wheel steering, with emergency tiller
Hull shot-blasted and coppercoated (2016)
Hull/topsides painted (2016)
Aft cockpit
Spooned raked stem
Canoe transom
Keel-mounted rudder
Fixed modified long keel

LOA: 12.80m / 42' 0" (Inc. bowsprit) or 11.18m / 36.67 ft (without bowsprit)
LWL: 31.00 ft / 9.45m
BEAM: 11.50 ft / 3.51m
DRAFT: 5.67 ft / 1.73m
DISPLACEMENT: 22,500 lb / 10,206 kg
BALLAST: 8,000 lb / 3,629 kg
*All figures are approximate


Original wooden masts, booms and spreaders
Douglas Fir bowsprit (NEW 2005)
Both masts, booms and bowsprit stripped and varnished (2021)
Stainless steel standing rigging (main mast 2020, mizzen 2017)
Mizzen rigging (NEW 2017)
Rope running rigging
Twin headsail furling systems, Harken MKIV 1 & 2 (NEW 2020)
Slab-reefing mainsail & mizzen
New chainplates and anchor points fitted (2005)
Main sheet track replaced with a Harken unit (2005)
mainsail and staysail travellers
Sail bags and lazyjacks

2 x Barlow #23 two speed winches
2 x Hutton-Arco #40 2-speed self-tailing sheet winches
1 x Harken #32 2-speed self-tailing winch
*Both main halyard and main sheet winches upgraded to self-tailing along with yankee winches, 2005
2 x Barlow #15
1 x Lewmar #14
1 x Barlow #15

New Sanders sails (2020): Main, mizzen, yankee and inner jib.
Spinnaker (2004)
Storm jib
*When re-rigged, made the inner jib rigging double to carry hanked-on storm sail alongside self-tacking furling sail.



Varnished teak furniture throughout
generous 6' 6" headroom
Teak and Holly cabin sole
Wallis 2400 Paraffin heater with vents to main cabin and chart table
New aminated glass in portholes (2005)

Offset companionway steps lead down into:

U-shaped seating to port around drop-leaf height adjustable table (converts to double berth) and settee opposite (pull-out double berth with leeboard). Plenty of cupboard storage, drawers and shelving. Eight opening portlights (two above galley), teak butterfly skylight (new laminated glass and gaskets 2005), paraffin lamp over table, reading lights, double-fronted hanging locker, single fronted hanging locker (also houses paraffin heater and tank).

To port, with gimballed Eno gas cooker with twin burner, oven and grill. Twin stainless-steel sinks with mixer tap and separate seawater tap. Large top-loading 12v refrigerator. Various lockers, drawer and recessed storage.

To starboard, forward facing with chart stowage.

Excellent passage berth located behind chart table, to starboard.

To port, with manual WC, stainless-steel sink, storage cupboards, teak grate sole, opening porthole. Access to holding tank.

V berth/double, storage cupboards, shelving, reading lights, two portholes and opening hatch. Access to chain locker.


Nanni 4.220HE 40HP diesel engine, 4-cylinder (NEW 2006)
Engine regularly serviced
8Kw bow thruster, installed 2006 (NEW brushes in 2021)
Darglow Featherstream propeller (NEW 2008)
Raw water intake sea cock located under cockpit, access through side hatch in quarter berth
Separ secondary fuel filter

New main switch panel (2015)
Built-in 12V battery charger
Mastervolt 240V inverter
Sterling battery-to-battery charger
Service batteries upgraded to 4 (2006) comprising: 2 x LX Super - LX27 95 Ah / 12V batteries (NEW 2018)
1 x 120 Ah / 12V engine battery
New NASA battery monitor (2021)
2 x solar panels - Photonic Universe FLX-30M / 30W (one removable) with Marlec HRDI Charge Regulator 12 / 24V
12V socket at chart table with USM adaptor
Shore power and cable

Stainless-steel fuel tank 90 gallons / 341 L
Stainless-steel water tank 100 gallons / 379 L
TEK tanks, black water tank (NEW 2008) - Ultrasonic sensor fitted 2021
Philippi digital tank monitor

Hot & cold pressurised water
Hot water tank with immersion heater (NEW 2017)


Sestrel steering compass
Simrad WP30 Wheelpilot
ICOM IC-M601 DSC VHF located at chart table with command mic in cockpit (NEW 2010)
Class B AIS (NEW 2017)
Onboard computer with digital Yacht Wifi Gateway and NMEA 2000 backbone
Raymarine I70 display
Garmin Echomap 50S chartplotter
Philips Navigator MK9 GPS-D

Lofrans Kobra electric windlass with deck switches (NEW 2017)
Anchor buoy with solar power light and 25 metre spring load line
25kg Anchor with 40m chain & 25m warp

RFD Seasava Plus X/R liferaft mounted on stainless-steel cradle (starboard aft)
Offshore extending DanBuoy on portside
Throw line with buoy on pushpit
Plastimo rescue sling
Webbing jackstays
Deck light
Harness points in cockpit and at chart table
Air horn
Fire blanket
Fire extinguishers
Guard wires with side gates
Radar reflector
Manual bilge pump (NEW 2017)
Electric bilge pump
*Date of expiry unknown for all safety equipment

Excel Voyager 240 dinghy with pump and oars
Honda 2.3hp 4-stroke outboard
Outboard bracket
Stainless-steel davits
2 x solar panels
Boarding steps
Warps and fenders
Sprayhood, bimini and full cockpit cover (Navy Blue)
Full winter canvas cover and two foresail covers (both in storage since 2010)
Canvas sail covers and boots (Navy Blue)
Canvas hatch covers (Navy Blue)
Winter boat cover (not used for 10 years)
Clock, barometer, thermometer hygrometer and clinometer
Teak transom seats
Stainless-steel fender baskets
Dorade vents
Winch pocket
Cockpit table
Cockpit cushions
Ensign & staff
Fwd, aft and mid cleats

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