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1981 50 (ft.) Ta Yang FD-12

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General Information

Listing# 111257

Cruising, Mexico
Ta Yang
Boat Type
Model Year
Eva Holmann/Willem Eickholt
50 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

Rarely do these world cruisers come to market -- the Ta Yang Flying Dutchman FD 12 is a large. high-performance world cruiser.  This one has been with her current owners since 1988 and every system has been upgraded, impeccably maintained, and backup systems installed as well.  She has taken her current owners from Alaska to Australia and ultimately to Mexico, where she awaits her next owners.  Call or email to see where you can come for a viewing -- she won't disappoint the discerning buyer looking to take off now for any port in the world!


Year:  1981 Length:  50.33 ft / 15.25 m Beam:  14.25 ft / 4.31 m Draft:  6.5 ft / 2 m Displacement:  36,500 lbs / 16,556 kg Keel: Long fin, internal lead ballast Rudder:  Skeg hung Deck Material:  Balsa-core Fiberglass, teak over Hull Material:  Fiberglass sandwich with vinyl foam core
Engine:  Lehman 4D-61, FW cooled 4 cylinder Fuel:  Diesel Horsepower:  61 Engine hours: 900 since complete tear-down and rebuild in 2006-2007 Gallons/hour at Cruise:  approx 1 gal/hour Range:  1300 nm
Fuel:  225 gals. - in two under-sole tanks flanking engine.  125 gals to Starboard, 105 gals to Port.  Replaced in 2004 and 2009. Water:  185 gals. - in three under-sole tanks of 62-64 gallons each.  Tanks vent to galley sink Holding: 45 gals. with electric macerator pump
The forward-most compartment is accessible only from the topside and sealed off from the interior.  It is used to store a spare anchor rode and gasoline (petrol) for the outboard. Aft of this is a large storage area with large twin deck hatches.  This area contains the anchor chain locker and a washer/drier.  It is also used to store all extra sails, rocker (or flopper) stoppers, spare sail batten, spare rigging, plywood and lumber stock and the outboard motor, along with various odds and ends. Next aft is the forward head, with sink, shower head, and Lavac toilet.  A door into the forward storage area provides access to the washer/drier.  Standing headroom here is 6ft 2.5in (189 cm). Next aft are the two forward staterooms.  The port stateroom has a single berth while the starboard stateroom has two bunk berths.  The staterooms are separated by a fore-and-aft bulkhead that contains a shared hanging locker and smaller individual hanging lockers.  Lockers and drawers under the berths provide ample storage.  Standing headroom is 6ft 0.5in (184 cm). 5 separate, dedicated berths: 3 single berths in two staterooms just forward of the mast 1 single and 1 double berth in aft Master stateroom Aft again to the saloon with settee and bookshelves to port and dinette to starboard.  The dinette will comfortably seat 4 and squeeze 5 while another place can easily be added by using a separate seat.  (A removable cockpit table may be added at the settee to seat two more.)  A diesel-fired space heater, flat-panel television with digital set top box and DVD player, and AM/FM/Cassette/CD player provide comfort and entertainment.  Standing headroom is 6ft 1 in (185 cm). Aft of the saloon and two steps up into the pilot house, where the nav station is to port and galley to starboard.  Aft of the nav station to port is the aft head and wet locker.  The head has sink, shower and Lavac toilet.  3 storage bins plus under-sink locker provides ample storage.  The wet locker also houses a 16 gallon diesel day tank and the pre-filters and membranes for the water maker.  Standing headroom is 6ft 1.5 in (187 cm). Through the aft head is the aft stateroom, with single berth to port and double berth to starboard.  A makeup table and hanging locker are located between the berths.  7 drawers and 2 storage bins are located below the berths and at the foot of the double berth.  Maximum standing headroom here is 6ft 5.5in (197 cm), the headroom drops to 5ft 5.5in (166 cm) as the stateroom overhead moves aft and under the cockpit seats. Aft in the aft stateroom is a door providing access to the forward section of the lazarette.
The galley is large with U-shaped counter top.  Twin, deep, near-centerline sinks (which drain on both tacks), three burner gimbaled propane-fired stove with oven, separate microwave oven and copious storage make meal preparation relatively easy.  Galley counter top, backsplashes, and fiddles are of "Trezzini", a composite material similar to but a bit lighter in weight than man-made marble or Corian.  Storage areas include 12 deep drawers, 3 outboard lockers above the counter with sliding doors, two large and one small locker with swing out doors, and a very large storage bin accessible from a hatch in the counter and from a hatch in the dinette seatback.  Large stainless steel-lined refrigerator and freezer compartments have top-access from hatches in the aft counter top Refrigeration/Freezer:  Water-cooled redundant freezer system with twin holding plates in freezer with separate, dedicated hermetic compressors, cold spill-over to reefer compartment. Stove/Oven: Gimbaled propane-fueled, 3-burner stove and oven; Exhaust hood Microwave;  Sharp Carousel II, half pint Sinks:  Double, SS, mid-ships Fresh Water and Salt Water foot pumps Washer: Indesit Equator Easy 1500, installed in forepeak Water Heater: SS tank (2007) engine and 110v driven
Aft of the saloon and two steps up into the pilot house, where the nav station is to port and galley to starboard.  The nav station has a large plotting surface (27in x 36in/700mm x 900mm) with storage under, forward-facing seat, 2 large outboard storage bins, and a storage area where the navigation computers are housed.  Autopilot controls inside the companionway or the autopilot remote control allow the boat to be steered from inside.  Standing headroom in the pilothouse is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm). Radio:   Uniden 525 DSC VHF at nav station (2008) Uniden WHAMX4 wireless mike at helm (remote controls Uniden 525 @ nav sta.) Standard HX350S Handheld VHF Hawking Hi-gain 802.11n WiFi adapter (USB) for high speed internet and VOIP when in marina Stereo/Entertainment: Flat panel LCD TV (NTSC & PAL) with separate region-free DVD player.  AM/FM/Cassette/CD player .  Speakers in saloon and cockpit. Radar: Depth + Forward-looking sonar, wind, knot/log; Furuno 1623 radar w/ mast-mounted, gimbaled antenna (2008); Automatic Identification System (AIS) Receiver Garmin GPS 152 interfaced with a built-in computer; nav software includes a variety of raster and vector-based world-wide charting programs.  Garmin GPS 50 as hand-held backup.  Ritchie Globemaster compass at helm.  W-H autopilot controlling Autohelm linear drive Sail-O-Mat 600 wind vane
12v DC: House Bank(s): 4 ea. 200 amp-hour AGM batteries (2006) 1 ea. 115 amp-hour dedicated AGM start battery (2006) 100 amp alternator on main engine w/ 3 step voltage regulator Integral 120 amp charger in Prosine inverter 40 amp Statpower 110v-powered charger 2 ea. 85 watt solar panels Four-Winds II Wind/Tow generator 110v AC: 4.2 KW Entec diesel-fueled Generator (700 hrs), Statpower Prosine 3 Kw true sinewave inverter 30 amp shore power cable
 SAILS Working sails include roller-furling yankee, hank-on staysail, and full-batten main w/ slab reefing (2 reef points) and lazy jacks Free-flying (w/ snuffer) light air sails include an asymmetric cruising spinnaker and a nylon genoa w/ kevlar luff line Riding sail Spares include battenless mainsail, staysail, and cut-down yankee (roller furl has two luff grooves so both yankees can be run together as downwind twins SPARS Cutter-rigged Yachtspars mast & boom Rigid mechanical boom vang/topper, Dutchman gybe preventer Spinnaker Pole
Drive Train: ZF-12M transmission (new Feb, 2011 w/ 2 yr factory warranty), 1-1/2 inch S/S shaft, PSS Shaft Seal, 18 inch 3 blade prop Watermaker:  Custom Aquamarine, 20-30 gallon/hour RO water, engine or electric motor drive Heat/Air Conditioner: Dickinson Antarctic diesel-fired space heater in saloon; Chilled water air con in aft stateroom (install not complete) Heads: 1 fwd, shared w/ fwd staterooms, 1 en-suite with aft stateroom; each head has Lavac manual WC, shower, sink, pressure H&C FW and FW & SW hand or foot pumps  
Ground Tackle Bower: 60 lb CQR on 350 ft chain Stern: 12 Kg danforth-pattern with 150 ft. Ankarolina rode Lunch Hook: 11 lb Bruce on 5 ft chain & and just under 600 ft. of 5/16" double-braid Windlass: Nillsson VWC 3000 (new motor & full service, 2008)   Covers & Curtains: Dodger/bimini over companionway, bimini over helm, forward & aft sun shade awnings, w/ side curtains, hatch covers, wind scoops   Lights:  new LED masthead tricolor/anchor/strobe
Avon 6 man life raft 2 exposure suits, Jordan Series Drogue 3 fire extinguishers CO alarm 2 MOB poles (1 w/ strobe) Lifesling 2 abandon-ship bags w/ 406 MHz EPIRB, emergency food & water, hand-operated watermaker, flares
Note: Owners personal items "NOT" inclided in this purchase. 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.
Call Marisa's cell +521-622-855-9167 or US phone (rings in Mexico) 949-209-8699 or send an email to or to find out where you can see this world-class world cruiser....