1982 Tayana Ketch

US$ 45,000
Bayfield, WI
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Designed by Robert Perry, the Tayana 37 is perhaps the most successful custom cruising yacht to be built and it was built in response to the very popular Westsail 32. The boat is still in production nearing 600 hulls. Tayanas are solidly built and can be found almost anywhere in the world. First known as the CT 37 in 1975, the boat was offered semi-custom with many internal options and layouts. You could buy a cutter or a ketch. In 1979 the name was changed to the Tayana 37 which was an offshoot of the Ta Yang Yacht Building name – considered to be one of the higher quality Taiwan boat builders. The design is that of a classic full keel double-ender. Perry took the traditional Atkins 1930 design and designed in his boat speed magic by cutting away the forefoot of the keel, which reduced wetted surface and gained mobility.  Then he modified the keel/hull comparison which helped close winded sailing and form stability. Then he incorporated the canoe stern that he used on the ever popular Valiant 40 that he also designed and brought the rudder inboard. More cutters were built than ketches and Perry always thought that was a pity because the ketches were particularly fast and well balanced in comparison. The decks have teak and are wide and Ta Yang later redesigned the deck which Perry though was far nicer, more aesthetic with a nicer cockpit. The cockpit was designed to deal with large seas and is safe and secure with high coamings. Below is a high quality interior that has been touted as some of the best boatbuilding craftsmanship out of Taiwan. Sleeping capacity is 6. Probably no two Tayana 37’s are alike due to different interior preferences.  This one has the forward cabin enclosed which is definitely preferred by the current owners who looked a long time at similar designs and even other Tayana 37’s (like maybe all of them) and they chose this vessel over any other .  Perry has reported that there has never been any structural problems with the boat.  One owner writes of “surfing down 20 footers doing 14 knots and the waves were breaking about 3 feet of white water on the top and they never took a drop in the cockpit”.  The engine was rebuilt in 1997.


Yanmar 3QM30F w/90 gallon fuel tank and 3-bladed bronze prop

North 2003 Mainsail w/Plum Cover

North 2003 Furling Yankee


Older Hank-on Yankee



ProFurl Roller Furling Unit

Whisker Pole

Spinnaker Pole

Boom Crutch

2 Primary Winches w/3 handles

2 Halyard Winches

3 Deck Winches


Knot Meter

Depth Sounder

VHF MarineRadio



Wheel Steering

Emergency Tiller

Bow & Stern Rail

Double Lifelines

Mast Railing

Stowable Swim Ladder

Diesel Cabin Heater

30A Shore Power

Wind Generator


12v Electrical System

Force 10 LPG Stove

Force 10 LPG Oven

Top Loading Ice Box


Hot & Cold Pressure

100 Gal Fresh Water

Manual Sea Water Pump

Marine Head & Shower

CQR Plow Anchor

Rode & 200’ chain

Anchor Roller

Deck Anchor Locker

Dock Lines

Boat Fenders

Boat Hook

Catch/Release Pole

Zodiac Inflatable Dinghy

Dinghy Outboard & Oars

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To view this boat please contact Bill Hooper at 651-436-8795 or 1-800-377-8795

Please contact Bill Hooper at 651-436-8795

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