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1995 Southern Ocean Shipyard Schooner

$995,000 USD

  • $995,000 USD
  • Active
  • Used
  • Schooner
  • 1995
  • Southern Ocean Shipyard
  • Schooner
  • VI
  • Sail
  • 80ft / 24.38 m
  • Fiberglass
  • 2013-04-02
  • 2016-09-14
  • 1491917

Taboo offers a rare opportunity to not only own a incredible world cruising yacht but to purchase a highly successful charter business that has been in operation for over 18 years having started with the original Ocean 60 that the owner built and operated for 6 years before he built Taboo. His years of sailing and chartering combined to create an exceptional yacht with low operating costs, easy to sail, low crew requirements and excellent sailing abilities. Her modern schooner rig combines the best of old and new. You can continue to operate her in the Caribbean or take her on a world cruise chartering her all the way around the world. There is a huge client list that would love to charter in new areas or continue to enjoy her in her traditional sailing grounds. Owner is now ready to change tacks and motivated to sell. From: $ 17,000 To: $ 35,000 Per Week. Operating in: Caribbean


Taboo can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins.  The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.  Two Guest cabins have a queen size bed, a single bed, shower and toilet.  Two Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.  TABOO is fully air conditioned throughout.  Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

Starting forward there are two identical guest staterooms. They have minimum headroom of 81",

increasing to 85". The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly plywood, and the joinery consists of a

generous amount of teak. There is a 10" flat screen, built-in iPod playback in teak frame about 2"

thick (from wall), Playstation, (2) in each forward cabin.

To the inboard side of the cabin is an inset dressing table above a chest of drawers. The dressing

table has a Jerdon First Class hair dryer. On the outboard side of the cabin is a single berth that folds up in half. Above the single berth is a set of three lockers and an opening hatch.

The length berth is 83" x 35" at its maximum width. The main double berth is 78" x 50" wide at the head, and 35" at the bottom. Under the double berth are four drawers and a separate cupboard. At the head of the double berth is a switch panel for cabin lighting and air fan operation, and a volume control for the central sound system.

At the forward end of the cabin is a comfortable head/shower compartment, which is made from an

easily maintained pre-fabricated GRP module, which has a Mira 88 shower control. Over the vanity shelf is a larger mirror. Outboard is a double cupboard unit. On a raised sole on the outboard side of the cabin is an electrically operated Lavac head. The compartment has an opening hatch.

Going aft a short hallway leads into the full width galley. The joinery in the galley is Alwgripped high gloss with teak edging and the sole with teak and holly, which is also in the passageway.

The starboard side of the galley has a spacious work top. This includes a heavy teak faced door to the top loading deep freeze, with a storage area outboard. Aft is a Gaggenau double hot plate inboard and a griddle outboard, fitted with a removable lid. Next inboard along the aft bulkhead is a Gaggenau cooker with high-level grill and a large lower oven. Under this is a set of large drawers and a cupboard. The forward bulkhead counter has a double sink and an intercom telephone. Beneath the counter are a chest of drawers and a cupboard below the sink. A solid stainless steel handgrip is mounted to outboard. The minimum headroom in the galley is approximately 79"/2.00m, raising to approximately 82"/2.08m.

To port side of the galley area outboard is a table with a settee for crew dining. The counter to the forward side has a large double sink with cupboards beneath with cupboards over. Outboard of the crew dinette is a 13" Sharp flat panel TV & monitor for main 42" Plasma TV and the 24V DC panel.

On the aft bulkhead is a converter, and inboard a large top-loading refrigerator with double teak faced trap door. There is ample storage for cups and coffee pots. Plenty of natural ventilation is provided by the opening hatches.

Aft of the galley and three steps up is the raised saloon. This area has a high overhead and large windows that create a bright open feeling. The headroom in this area is approximately 86"/2.18m at the center. There are two opening overhead hatches. There is seating to port and starboard.

Against the port forward bulkhead is an entertainment center with Panasonic surround sound, DVD player, and 42" Panasonic Plasma TV. On the centerline is an island fitted with stainless steel handrails. It contains two large refrigerators for cold drinks and a high level cupboard in which the music center is located. The banquet seating accommodates eight diners and two more can be seated on freestanding chairs. The dining table is: 78"/1.98m long, 53"/1.34m wide at the fore end and 34"/0.86m wide aft. There is storage for a large amount of dry goods under all the seating. There are two large opening hatches and a fan for natural ventilation.

A stair leads up to the center lounging cockpit. This cockpit has a large folding table that is used for alfresco dining.

Aft is the separate steering cockpit with access to the aft accommodation via a cantilevered stainless steel ladder into a wide hallway. All aft compartments have varnished teak and holly soles.

The guest cabins are off the forward end of the hallway and are identical. The port cabin has 77"/1.95m headroom. Joinery is mostly teak paneling. The double berth measures 78"/1.98m long,

56"/1.42m wide at the head and 43"/1.09m wide at the foot. The lockers are above and outboard of the berth and beneath are four drawers and a cupboard. Forward is a bedside table with two drawers.

Looking forward is a comfortable 35"/0.96m settee that is inboard of a large hanging locker and two cupboards. At the base of the berth is a Sharp 13" flat panel TV with, iPod stereo system in each cabin. There are four opening ports, two into the cockpit and two in the outboard coaming.

The aft bulkhead opens into the head / shower compartment which is made of a white GRP module with teak sole grating. The electric Lavac is on the outboard side. On the inboard side is a GRP molded unit incorporating the sink and a Mira shower unit.

Aft in the hallway is a full-length mirror fitted to the main entrance door of the engine room. Aft to starboard is the navigation center. Headroom is 73"/1.85m. There is attractive teak finished joinery.

There is a berth on the outboard side of the compartment, it is 78"/1.98m long, 28"/0.71m wide at the head and 9"/0.22m at the foot. Separating the berth and the chart table is a seat. The chart table is 56"/1.42m long and 26"/0.73m deep. There is a hatch overhead and two ports - one in the aft cockpit and one in the outboard coaming.

On the port aft side is the utility cabin. Outboard is a tall linen cupboard and aft is a washing machine.

Under the inboard counter are drawers and a cupboard. The windows and hatch are identical to the navigation center.


The crew accommodation is off the foredeck. The captain's cabin is entered from the deck just forward of the foremast. The double berth is 81"/2.05m long, 59"/1.49m wide at the head and 40"/1.01m wide at the foot. Joinery in this cabin is a combination of teak and ash-faced veneer. The dressing table has six drawers and a small cupboard and behind it are a short hanging locker and two cupboards. Beneath the double berth are three drawers and two open storage bays. Above and outboard of the berth are three lockers. On the-forward bulkhead are a clock, fan and a Sharp 10" flat panel TV with iPod stereo system. Next to the door to the shared head compartment are the towel rail and hair dyer. This cabin can be used as a fifth guest cabin.

The head / shower compartment can be reached from the Captain's/guest cabin and from the forward crew cabin. It is made of molded GRP and there is a sink, head and shower with mirror and extractor fan and double door cupboard.

The twin crew cabin is reached via a deck hatch. The berths are outboard against the sides and are 74"/1.87m long, 30"/0.76m wide at the head and 180"/0.45m at the foot. A small table is located between them. There is also a Sharp 10" flat screen TV.


50 GPH watermaker

Deep-freeze in utility cabin

2 x large refrigerators for soft drinks in salon

Top loading deep freeze and top loading refrigerator in galley

Gaggenau double hot plate & griddle, with lid to serve as extra work surface

Dual fan extractor hood fitted with automatic opening flaps

Gaggenau cooker w/grill & large lower oven, the lower section of is a fan oven, the upper a

conventional oven/grill

Three Spacemaker Optima coffee makers

2 x double stainless steel sinks

Sparmeister 800 Eumenia washer/dryer

Three water heaters in series

Pressure water system -110V pumps 65lbs pressure.

Dining table


Fifteen new Raymarine instruments 2007

Furuno 48-mile radar with 4-tone daylight display

Simrad electric autopilot

Garmin color GPS with 10  screen a dial & needle indicate angle steerage to port or

starboard of the selected course

Garmin chart plotter w/computer, receives chart cassettes & provided with a hand-held

control set at chart table

Infosat satellite telephone with 800 # to boat worldwide

Garmin GPS

Kenwood 150w SSB

Raytheon RAY 201 VHF

Ritchie magnetic steering compass

Chelsea ship-strike quartz brass finished clock

Ingramham quartz clock

Saloon entertainment system:

42" Panasonic plasma TV

Full surround sound by Panasonic

Pioneer CD

Deck Equipment

15 Nautica RIB dinghy with a 60 HP Yamaha OB - new

12 Caribe RIB dinghy with two 15 HP outboard motors

Six SCUBA tanks and two electric dive compressors

White spray hoods to both companionways with stainless steel frames

Cockpit awning - 1700 sq ft

Ground Tackle:

140# Danforth anchor

140# CQR with chain new

Lewmar 3000 vertical windlass with drum & chain gypsy

Two Lewmar Puffer  switches

5' cockpit table with 2 folding leaves, ash panels with teak framing & stainless steel mounting


Fresh water wash down system - 3 points on deck

12 x lifejackets / liferings

Lights include: docking lights, navigation lights, dual searchlights & spreader lights

Fenders & warps

Swimming ladder

Dive Platform

Sails & Rigging


Lewmar X-section mainsheet tack with traveler

2 x Lewmar 100" x35mm genoa tracks with Lewmar roller cars & single blocks

Tackle kicker with Lewmar single block & beckett

Triangular stemhead fitting with chain roller/chain chute to starboard

Stainless steel plate to protect the edge of the foredeck well from chain damage

Stainless steel pulpit

Stainless steel protection bars at mast

Stainless steel spray hood frame

2 x bow fairleads

Stainless steel stern guard with central shaped opening gate

Footrail moldings incorporate 2 x 12mm wide grooves, filled w/PVC compound to give an

anti-skid facility

Boarding step with stainless steel handles fixed on opening gate

2 x stainless steel handrails on pilothouse

Stainless steel1 1/4" diameter pole stanchions

Stainless steel lifelines with port & starboard opening gates

Stainless steel shroud plates

Lewmar hatches: 5 x 27"x27"; 6 x 23"x23"; 6 x 22"x17"

10 x Lewmar opening ports

8 x dark glazed pilothouse windows with stainless steel frames


Lewmar chromed winches:

2 x 77ST electric primaries on coamings

2 x 66ST manual secondaries on coamings

2 x 58ST on foremast

3 x 44ST manual on foremast

1 x 58ST electric (halyards) on deck aft of foremast

1 x 58ST electric (foresail sheet) on coach roof by main mast

1 x 58ST on main mast

2 x 44ST on main mast


Proctor silver anodized aluminum spars:

2 x keel stepped, double spreader masts fitted with simple slider tracks

2 x booms

Spinnaker pole

1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging

Single backstay for foremast attached to large stainless steel strut down rear of pilothouse

Tackle operated foremast boom vang


By Doyle in Dacron:

Mainsail - replaced in January 2004

#1 genoa

#2 genoa- new 10/02

Fore staysail

Foresail new 10/02

Mechanical & Electrical Equipment

Three air conditioners totaling 50,000 BTUs


1994 Ford Lehman 180hp diesel

Lube oil transfer system

Emergency engine stop

Engine fuel shut off valve

Raw water sea strainer

Range Approximately1500 miles under power

Cruising speed Approximately 8.5 knots (subject to load & conditions)

Maximum speed Approximately 12 knots- 18 knots under sail


2 x Onan 20kw generators


8 x batteries with parallel switch - DC breaker for fire safety

Trace automatic battery charger

Automatic Halon fire extinguishing system

5 x automatic & manual bilge pumps

Bilge blower

12/24/110/220 volt electrical systems

DC system is separated into 3 independent systems, each fitted with Trace RC 2000


Yacht can be run on AC power w/o generator running, allowing for "quiet ship" operation &

full AC convenience


Fuel: 1,300 gallons

Water: 1,000 gallons with watermaker 30 gpd

Construction Notes

Marlin blue GRP hull with gold cove line and double white boot top.

White GRP deck and superstructure

Two self-draining cockpits with teak gratings

Foredeck well with central drain

Fin keel

Spade rudder

Chain/wire steering

Large diameter stainless steel wheel

General interior joinery is solid teak and part teak faced plywood

The cabin soles are traditional teak and holly.

Ash wood paneled bulkheads

Off-white GRP molded deck head paneling set off with dividing stripes between the panels


TABOO is the latest Aquastar 81' version, modified and upgraded with the latest technology. She was

built by the Aquastar shipyard in Guermsey. TABOO was specifically designed to be used for

Caribbean charters. The five double guest cabins each have a head / shower compartment. The

Saloon is huge; it occupies the full width of the hull at its maximum beam and offers a good sized

dining table. There is a vast area of deck space for sunbathing and a very large guest cockpit with a

separate steering cockpit.

She is based on a hull whose design has been-proven in Whitbread race circumnavigation, and with

her easy schooner rig, this is a serious ocean going yacht, demanding low maintenance by

comparison to most others of her size. The rig size and rudder depth has been increased by the

designer for added performance and the aft section of the stern has also been made fuller and longer.

TABOO is a rare combination of sailing performance, low maintenance and high income. The Owner

has had 15 years of charter on TABOO and feels he and his family need a change.


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 All Ocean Yachts

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