Heavily upgraded and well maintained vessel! Owners moved to Hawaii and are ready to sell!
A classic Tayana 37 cutter designed by Rob Perry & constructed by Tayang Yacht Building Company, has stood the test of time. This boat is unusual and a rare find in that it was ordered from the factory with FRP decks and WITHOUT the teak side decks. While the cockpit is teak the decks appear to be in excellent condition.
Saucy, comfy, and efficient, the Tayana 37 is the perfect passagemaker. About 600 canoe-sterned, Bob Perry-designed Tayana 37s have been built since 1975, making this one of the most popular offshore passagemaking boats ever. Perry gave the boat a more modern canoe body by not fairing it into the full keel with the wineglass garboard sections normal in such a design. He also narrowed the bilges, cut away the forefoot - all to reduce displacement - and added a tall cutter rig (only 20 of the 37s were built as ketches). A streamlined inboard rudder replaced the traditional outboard one. Despite its matronly appearance, accented by the tumblehome in the stern, the 37 regularly logs 140- to 160-mile days in the trades while tracking beautifully and carrying a cruising cargo. Thanks to a moderately high 17.3 sail area-to-displacement ratio, the boat keeps moving in relatively light air, and when reefed down with staysail set, it will pick its way through breaking seas. The cast-iron ballast is encapsulated in the keel, so there are no keel bolts to fail, but it means that a 37 won’t take the ground as well as a boat with external ballast. It would, however, be difficult to hole the 37’s solid fiberglass hull: its 3/8 inches thick at the sheer. The boat sails are generally shortened at about 18 knots - but this initial tenderness contributes to the easy motion in a seaway so essential to an ocean passage maker. The displacement-to-length ratio of 337, high by today’s standards, suggests a hull that can carry the payload needed on an extended voyage and provide an acceptable liveaboard home. Two deck plans were built. The Mark I was designed by Perry; the Mark II, created by Ta Yang, as Perry says, “a prettier deck with a better cockpit”. Both cockpit designs have high coamings, are comfortable and dry, and are small enough that occasional breaking wave aboard has little effect on the boat’s stability.
Apogee has a beautiful teak interior that looks almost like new. The joinery work is exquisite and something you do not find on newer boats. The owner has loved this boat and pride of ownership shows throughout.
The Tayana 37 has a proven track record with strong build quality and attention to detail which is evident throughout the construction and layout of this fine offshore sailing yacht. Starting below in the bow, there is a large V-berth in the master stateroom forward with ample storage throughout. Moving further aft to port brings you to the head and opposite starboard is a large hanging locker & extensive drawer storage giving you ample storage for long distance voyaging. Continuing aft takes you past the forward bulkhead and into the comfortable main salon which features a settee to starboard and a U-shaped settee with teak dining table to port. An abundance of dry storage lockers & bookcases are found throughout the main salon. Moving further astern brings you to the navigation station on the starboard side and electronics cabinet with large quarter berth following to aft. The large, U-shaped galley is opposite the nav-station to port and features ample counter space, double stainless steel sinks, pressurized hot and cold filtered water along with hand pumps, propane stove and oven and refrigerator & freezer compartments. Plenty of overhead hatches and opening ports allow for excellent ventilation throughout her interior.
In 2007 a New Volvo, D-240, 39hp diesel engine was installed to replace the original and aging Volvo engine. The new engine installation included; New transmission, New complete exhaust system including the optional riser, New fuel system with dual Racor filters, New fuel lines with shut off valves and inspecting and cleaning of the fuel tank. Also New at this times were the control cables, PYI coupler, Sea Strainer and 3 blade Michigan Prop.
The hull is solid glass layup. The deck has bulwarks, high double lifelines and substantial bow and stern pulpits that give a good sense of security. This boat came from the factory with molded fiberglass decks in lieu of the standard teak decks. While the Teak decks are still found in the cockpit area they appear to be in excellent condition
PO Box 84971
San Diego, CA 92138