The Tayana 52 is a sturdy blue water cruiser designed and built by the dynamic duo Bob Perry and Ta Yang Yacht building, who produced a line of yachts that Perry says have the sweetest sheer he has ever drawn. This rare centre cockpit version with additional sugar scoop, gives her an overall length of 54’. With her fine light teak interior and fast, sweeping hull lines she is one of the best made boats to come out of Taiwan in this era. Darling Blue has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by her shipwright owner. The owner reports she handles extremely well in heavy weather and is a pure joy in light weather making her a comfortable cruising home for serious sailors.
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Accommodations include 6 berths in 3 cabins. There is full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. In the forepeak: A large traditional V berth with plenty of storage below, a large vanity mirror and floor space. Large opening deck hatch and dorade above. Moving aft, Starboard forward cabin with double bed, large mirror and lockers. The forward head is located on the port side with wash basin and Corian counter top, pressurized hot and cold water and shower. Moving aft is the airy saloon with seating (saloon cushions 2010) and teak table to starboard (folds in half to create a coffee table and more space) with teak bookshelves above and stowage below. To port lies the Nav station and seat with teak shelves, lockers and drawers. Followed by a drinks cabinet and extensive L shaped galley along the port side. Galley with Corian counter tops, Force Ten gimballed three burner cooker/oven, deep s/s double sinks with fresh & sea water electric and manual pumps, electric oven (2013), Isotherm 12 Volt Fridge/Freezer with Danforth compressor (2011). Plenty of storage lockers & cabinets. * Aft is the very spacious aft cabin accented with beautiful teak and lots of mirrors giving it an even larger appearance. Large king size bed with cozy seat to starboard. Vanity dresser with mirror and seat, and plenty of lockers and storage. Access to en-suite heads on starboard side with Corian counter tops and wash basin, shower pressurised hot and cold water and linen locker. Continuing forward into the generator room with insulated door, storage shelves and access to engine room.
* A selection of cutlery & crockery will be left on board, as will bedding and towels. Three stainless steel tanks provide a 900L water capacity.
Located centrally aft of the saloon is the Perkins 4.236 90hp diesel engine with 3.1 reduction gearbox. New aft mounts installed 2018. New gaskets and general service and maintenance performed 2018. Well insulated. Two stainless steel fuel tanks providing 850L fuel capacity. Extensive service history and spares included.
Also located in the engine room is the Fisher Panda 6.5KW generator - New 2010 - well maintained and in excellent working order.
Masthead cutter rigged sloop with anodized aluminium mast and boom. Standing rigging replaced (2012/13). Slab reefing main, furling headsail system.
7 x Lewmar ST40 self-tailing sheet winches for main sheet, back stays, genoa halyard & mast reefing, cockpit reefing & genoa furling line.
2 x Lewmar ST65 self-tailing genoa sheet winches,
1 x Lewmar ST43 main halyard.
Built in 1990 by Ta Yang Boat building, Taiwan. Darling Blue has a hand laid fibreglass hull. One piece cast iron ballast encapsulated. The mast is keel stepped. The topsides have new white gel coat and the hull was epoxy painted and antifouled at the last refit in 2018
Displacing around 20  tons she is steady at anchor and has an easy motion at sea. She is the best she has ever been now. Sailing so well, motoring nicely. After a day on the water, or weeks crossing oceans, or several hours spent on watch at the helm in the comfortable and safe cockpit, the warm traditional interior makes “Darling Blue” a comfortable cruising home.
Darling Blue has a British ‘Blue book’ Part.1 registration in Gibraltar and there are no known outstanding encumbrances.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.