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1990 Tayana Center Cockpit, Swim Scoop Version

$220,000 USD

  • $220,000 USD
  • Derek Jarvis
  • Active
  • Used
  • Center Cockpit Sailboats
  • 1990
  • Tayana
  • Center Cockpit, Swim Scoop Version
  • Mt. Hartman Bay, GD
  • Sail
  • 54ft / 16.46 m
  • 14ft 3in / 4.34 m
  • Perkins
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2013-01-22
  • 2016-09-25
  • 2293603

The current owner is a British Shipwright, Rigger and mechanic with 40 years experience in yacht repairs and maintenance. Since his purchase of this vessel in October 2010, this Tayana has undergone a transformation and reconditioning by the owner, as detailed in the listing specification.

Accommodations / Layout

From forward – A large V berth with massive stowage under. A large mirror and floor space for dressing. A door closes for privacy. Ventilation from the large deck hatch and a dorade vent.

Moving aft – starboard forward cabin. A double bed cabin. Large mirror and lockers. With sliding door.

Forward Head and shower opposite starboard cabin. Wash hand basin and counter in white Corian.

Moving aft into the large saloon area. Seating and table to starboard. Bookshelves and stowage under seats.

Companionway steps in the center aft of the saloon.

Saloon portside – Nav station and seat. With counter and teak lockers and drawers.

Moving aft portside – large drinks cabinet and L shaped galley begins into the walk through for aft cabin. Galley operates both sides of the passageway.

Aft into the beautiful spacious aft cabin. Mirrors everywhere. A King-Sized Bed with small cozy seat to starboard. A door to give privacy from the galley. A large mirror over the vanity. Starboard side, enter the aft head with washstand basin in white Corian. A large full-length mirror on the back of the head door. Continue forward starboard side into the shower. Continue forward into the generator room behind an insulated door.


  • Saloon cushions new November.2010
  • All teak interior with a blend of teak faced plywood panels and solid teak trims.
  • Teak and holly sole.
  • Re-varnishing is an ongoing project and is in quite good condition.
  • New teak bookshelves in saloon.
  • Teak table in saloon folds in half to create space and when open, seats eight.
  • The curved saloon seats are surprisingly comfortable at sea when working watches.


  • Very large sea going galley. In the center of the vessel. Port side. In the passage to aft cabin.
  • All work surfaces of white Corian.
  • Cooker. Gas. Gimbaled. Force 10. Aptly named. We know. We tested it in force ten in the N. Atlantic.
  • Deep, Double sinks. FW and SW electric and foot pumps.
  • Microwave.
  • Fridge/freezer. New January. 2011. Isotherm
  • Space with insulated locker for additional freezer.
  • Plenty of stowage space in numerous lockers.
  • Gas bottles. One large Aluminum and one large GRP clear. Both new Feb. 2012
  • Gas bottles stowed in aft deck locker. Sealed and vented.


  • Isotherm 12-volt. With Danfoss compressor, new January 2011
  • Space/box for dedicated freezer. Future project.

Navigation Equipment and Electronics

  • RADAR, Lowrance. New November 2010. Mounted on starboard quarter on SS pole.
  • Chart plotter/GPS. Lowrance. 14” screen. Mounted in custom-made box at the helm.
  • Instruments. Nexus, wind, echo sounder, log.
  • Autohelm 7,000. Servo motor for linear drive rebuilt December 2012.
  • Garmin GPS 126   ... All above, in cockpit.
  • At chart table – ICOM GP 360 ML.
  • VHF – Uniden Polaris.
  • SSB/ham – ICOM IC 725.
  • EPIRB, Litton, with float ring

Electrical Equipment

  • A lot of wiring and instrumentation has been renewed. With wire runs from panels, to switches and operating equipment renewed.
  • 12-vac Bilge pump auto system 3,500 gal capacity. New Oct.2010 [Also hand bilge pump]
  • 220-vac battery charger 2,500-watt inv/charger. {we never use it}
  • Microwave. We only run from the generator or shore power.
  • 220-vac water heater. {we never use it}
  • Cabin lights are all 12 volt and some are new 2012.
  • Stereo player, new November 2010


  • Domestic bank. – 6 off 2 volts x 1 cell x 910 amp hours each. Wet cell. Ultra deep cycle “off grid” SP batteries. Installed November 2010. They are matched to the Solar panels and the wind generator.
  • Engine start. 12-volt. 700 cranking amp. 65-amp. Serves Generator and recharges directly by it or from Perkins via battery switches.
  • Windlass battery 650 cranking amps. As an accumulator for the windlass with the engine running, new Oct 2012.

Solar Panels

  • Two New November 2010. 160 watts each. Side mounted each quarter on the pushpit with hinges in SS.

Wind Generator, Superwind

  • November 2010. Mounted on a new [2010] SS pole on port quarter. [Between the Solar panels and the Superwind, all domestic requirements are more than met. We never run the engine or the generator for charging purposes] Radar is mounted on the starboard quarter on a matching SS pole.


  • Thoroughly cleaned and checked Feb 2011, June 2012.
  • Seacocks replaced as required or serviced June 2012.


Engine Room and Mechanical Equipment

  • Engine room access, front access from behind companionway steps and panel. Port side via two large doors in Galley. Stern through and under the aft cabin vanity. Starboard via shower door in aft en-suite. Also through generator room.
  • Engine room in insulated and works very well.
  • Jabsco salt-water pump rebuilt, new bearings and seals. November 2010.
  • Engine lifted. April. 2011.
  • New vetus flexible mounts installed. Engine re-aligned. April 2011
  • Reduction gear removed and rebuilt with all new bearings and seals. April 2011.
  • New coupling flange made. Both coupling faces skimmed and leveled. All reset. April 2011.
  • Hydraulic high-pressure hoses replaced. April 2011.
  • New 55-amp 12vac alternator installed. April 2011
  • Gearbox Borg Warner 3.1 Reduction, Rebuilt January 2012.
  • New hydraulic pressure pump installed January 2012
  • New thrust washers, bearings and seals installed January 2012
  • New Morse cables for throttle and gear selector January 2012


  • October 2010. [Very low hours] Comes with electronic control pad.
  • New exhaust run with new water traps and muffler.
  • Generator is located in the insulated generator/engine room, and is in its own soundproof box making it very quiet.
  • Accessed through aft head and shower.

Water System Pumps and Tanks

  • All three SS tanks thoroughly cleaned and HP washed out October 2010.
  • New filtration system installed at all outlets October 2011
  • Various hose runs replaced.
  • All hose clamps replaced and doubled where possible November 2010
  • New Seagull water purifying filter installed February 2012.
  • New 12-volt Jabsco fresh water pump installed November 2010.
  • New Galley gusher foot pump, salt water in galley November 2011.



  • There are two heads (each with newer teak seats) and three showers.
  • Head and separate shower portside forward, Jabsco December 2010, including plumbing and seacocks.
  • Aft head, en-suite to aft cabin, December 2010, separate shower.
  • Deck shower for when you come out the water at the aft swim platform.

Ventilation and Insulation

  • Deck hatches. Six off. All lewmar. All forward facing. One large forward cabin. One starboard cabin. Two in saloon. Two in aft cabin. Hatches have canvas covers.
  • Four large dorades. Two forward two in aft cabin.
  • Aft cabin dorades are new SS June 2012.
  • Opening portholes. Eight in total. Two in forward head. Two in starboard forward cabin. Two over galley. One in starboard en-suite shower/head. One in generator room.
  • All windows have new curtains made from UV resistant material.


  • Genoa, April 2011, Roller furling.
  • Mainsail fully battened. 2003 3 reefs
  • Staysail. 2003. Hank on
  • Storm gib. Hank on.


  • Mast – Lewmar ST 43. 2-speed for main halyard. With Lewmar rope brake to free up the winch.
  • Lewmar ST 40. 2 speed for Genoa halyard
  • Lewmar ST 40 2 speed for reefing
  • Cockpit - 3 Lewmar ST 40’s. 2-speed for reefing lines.
  • Cockpit sheets – 2 Lewmar ST 46’s. 2-speed for staysail sheets.
  • 2 Lewmar ST 65’s. 2 speed for genoa sheets
  • 2 Lewmar ST 40’s. 2-speed for mainsheet and backstay runner tails.


  • Spray hood, bimini, mainsail coat, all new Sunbrella. January 2011
  • Modifications and improvements made, January 2012.
  • Stakpak for main installed with lazyjacks new January 2012
  • Spray hood new plastic December 2012. With new opening front and zips.
  • Cockpit cushions new January 2012
  • Helm/pedestal cover. New December 2010.
  • Hatches have covers in sunbrella.


  • Chain 10mm, Galvanized, 70 meters, December 2010.
  • 75lbs CQR
  • 45lbs CQR. Chain to rope scope. 3-strand terylene. 250 ft.
  • Extra chain in Lazzarette.
  • Windlass. Maxwell 2200. 12-volt. Complete rebuild of mechanical parts, bearing, seals, etc and electric motor, brushes etc., August 2012.
  • New 12-volt battery, November 2012. 650 cranking amps for windlass.. Installed in forward cabin under V berth. Acts as an accumulator with engine running.
  • New battery disconnect switches installed November 2012.


Running Rigging

  • Newer main halyard January 2011.
  • Newer Spinnaker halyard January 2011.
  • Genoa and staysail sheets newer, January 2011.

Note: Owner is a professional rigger.

Standing Rigging

Owner has made numerous modifications to the rig, resulting in better performance, sailing and handling.

  • All standing replaced November 2012. All 1x19 with new turnbuckles.
  • Forestay 14mm.
  • Cap shrouds 12mm
  • Staysail 10mm
  • Intermediates 10mm
  • Lowers 12mm
  • Backstays 10mm
  • Backstay runners 10mm
  • Chain plates inspected and one replaced September 2012.
  • New guardrail wire with white coating, 6mm SS wire part. December 2012.

Steering System

Overhauled and serviced. New steering cable, new SS chain over wheel sprocket, New cable tube covers rigid flexible, new PVC ends fabricated and installed at quadrant and in engine room. November 2010 and reviewed June 2012.


Deck – Sides, Not cabin roof decks.

  • Old decayed teak decks removed. Six prismatic deck lights removed. All damage from fastenings made good.
  • Two layers of bi-axle and several of CSM, laid with resin and filler as required.
  • Three coats of epoxy resin paint primer with three coats of polyurethane International.
  • Non-skid patches redesigned and painted as above with non-skid in final two coats.
  • Cabin front and cabin stern painted as above.


  • Teak cap rail, handrails, moldings and trims sanded 2012 and cleaned every six months
  • Stern swim platform painted white as above specs January 2012.
  • New letters designed and installed January 2012.
  • Topsides wet sanded to 1500 grit and buffed and polished January 2012.
  • Swim platform has new Burmese teak 22mm decking installed January 2012.
  • Swim ladder, mounted on platform.

Note: Keel and Ballast are encapsulated, not bolted on.


  • Avon 6 man installed with ticket January 2010.
  • Various Flares and pistol launchers new August 2012.
  • Two life-ring horseshoes.

Dinghy, Davits O/B

  • Davits installed January 2012
  • New dinghy December 2012. AB Ali RIB. 8’6”
  • O/B 5 HP.

Remarks and Owner's Comments

The current owner is a British Shipwright, Rigger and mechanic with 40 years experience in yacht repairs and maintenance. Since his purchase of this vessel in October 2010, this Tayana has undergone a transformation and reconditioning by the owner, as detailed in the listing specification.

General Information and Owner's Comments:

  • Anti fouled July 2012.
  • Zincs July 2012
  • Vessel is in constant use. We use her for light chartering. Only with us in full service mode.
  • We handle the vessel alone, just the 2 of us.
  • Various fenders, mooring warps etc.
  • This Tayana has an exceptionally large and beautiful aft cabin with en-suite heads and separate shower.
  • There are no deck boxes. The decks are clean and clear.
  • There are x 3 large lazzerettes in the aft deck with plenty of space for ships equipment.
  • The 65 Lewmar winches are very strong and even helpful mooring alongside, or hauling crew up the mast.
  • The cockpit is curvaceous and comfortable. A new teak cockpit table was added in January 2012.
  • Cockpit is deep and high combings so very dry. It is very easy to operate the vessel from here.
  • The cockpit is not oversized. A real deep-sea cockpit that feels more comfortable and sheltered in any weather.
  • Although called a center cockpit vessel, the cockpit is not too far forward.
  • The large aft deck is great for lying out or sitting and watching her go.
  • We often sail upwind and up current in 15 – 20 knots with a short rough sea, at 7.5 knots, two reefs in the main, staysail and several rolls in the genoa, or no staysail and more genoa. She is always fast and very steady.  Her lovely long sweeping sheer with her long overhanging bow and raked stem with matching raking stern swim scoop, give the appearance of speed and elegance. After a day on the water, or weeks crossing oceans, or several hours spent on watch, the warm traditional interior makes this Tayana a comfortable cruising home for real sailors.
  • Displacing around 20 tons, she is steady at anchor and has an easy motion at sea.
  • Vessel was surveyed in December 2011.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Denison Yacht Sales - Dania Beach

850 NE 3rd Street #205 Harbour Towne Marina
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004