- 44 (ft.)
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- 4 cylinder
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Talisman 44 is a sailing beauty. Her hull was laid in 1958 and was built by owner Dr. Bob Williams and his very close friend Herald E. Graham. Having solved their basic problem with the development of CUBEX, the next step was to find the right marine architect. Mr. C. William Lapworth was finally chosen because of his outstanding record of winning boats and the fine sailing characteristics of all his designs. Tailisman was to be no exception.
Tailisman was launched in 1962 and was active in all Southern California races including the San Diego to Catalina Race of 1962. She completed the Tans Pac LA Hawaii in 1965. Her racing has just begun as Tailisman in 1966 completed the San Diego to Mazatlan Race. In 1973, 1974 and 1975 she completed the 650 mile Guadalupe Island Race and in addition sailed in 23 Newport to Ensenada Races. She retired from active racing in 1985.
- Rig Dimensions
- I - 49.00' / 14.94m P - 43.42' / 13.24m J - 17.20' / 5.24m E - 19.20' / 5.85m Sail Area (fore triangle) - 421.40 sq. ft. / 39.15 sq. m. Sail Area (main) - 416.83 sq. ft. / 38.72 sq. m. Total Sail Area - 838.23 sq. ft. / 77.87 sq. m. Sail Area to Displacement - 16.89 Mast Head to Waterline - 54.00' / 16.46m
- V-berth master stateroom sleeps two (2) Convertible settees and a quarterberth aft to starboard, sleep an additional 3-4 Beautifully finished teak interior Ample storage throughout Upholstery and cushions are all in good condition
- March 2012- Rebuild
- REBUILT 4 CYLINDER PERKIN DIESEL 2008 ALL NEW ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NEW STARTER NEW BILGE PUMPS ALL NEW THRU HULLS ALL NEW CUSHIONS INSIDE AND OUT ALL NEW STANDING RIGGING ALL NEW LIFE LINES NEW STERN PULPIT NEW PLUMBING FOR HEAD AND GALLEY NEW COUNTER TOPS ALL NEW PAINT ON THE HULL INCLUDING MAST AND BOOM NEW VENT FANS ALL NEW ROPE HALYARDS ALL NEW TACKLE AND PULLEYS NEW BATTERY CHARGER ALL NEW ELECTRICAL PANEL NEW MAIN SAIL ULLMAN NEW LAZY JACK SYSTEM NEW ALTERNATOR BOTTOM PAINTED (1/2011) BATTERIES REPLACED (10/2011)
- About the Builder - C. William Lapworth
- Excerpts from an interview conducted in 2004: William "Bill" Lapworth was perhaps the foremost West Coast Naval Architect in the post World War II period. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he attended and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in marine engineering and naval architecture. After serving in the navy during World War II, Lapworth settled on the west coast and became partners with Merle Davis who had a yacht design office in Los Angeles. Davis died less than a year later. At first, Lapworth paid the bills by doing surveying work. Soon he was designing a series of light displacement racing sailboats that began to win or place highly on the East and West Coasts, beginning with Flying Scotsman and Nalu II, 46' -- a four time Class C Transpac race winner and first overall in 1959. Next came the 50' sloop Ichiban, second overall in the 1961 Transpac. By 1958, more than 70 of the wooden L-36' sloops had been built; but, by then fiberglass was becoming the material of choice. All this attracted the attention of boat builder Jack Jensen who, one day walked in to Lapworths office and, with a handshake, was to form one of the most successful relationships in yachting history. The first boat boat for Jensen was a 24 footer which Jensen proposed to be called the Lapworth 24. But Lapworth felt that since he had previously designed a 24 footer for someone else, a new name was called for. According to Lapworth, this is when they decided on the name 'Cal' boats. Together, Lapworth and Jensen produced thousands of boats including the Cal 20 (the most successful with more than 1,900 boats produced from 1961 to 1972), 24, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 36, 39, 40, and 46. The Lapworth/Jensen association continued until the Jensen's death in 1980. In is later years Lapworth kept his own Cal 46 which he said was the favorite of all his designs.
- Note: Owners personal items "NOT" included 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.