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1982 40 (ft.) Other Panda 40

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General Information

Listing# 83935

Price
$129,000.00
Location
Oceanside, CA, United States
HIN
OSL400270583
Manufacturer
TA SHING
Boat Type
Sailboat
Model Year
1982
Category
Cruisers
Designer
ROBERT PERRY
Model
Panda 40
Status
Used
Length
40 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
55
Beam
12.83
LOA
40
Hull Material
Fiberglass
Fuel Type
Diesel
Number of Engines
1

General Details

Price Reduced: New Bottom, New Thru-hulls, New Electronics.

Owner has taken possesion of his new boat and is MOTIVATED!

Designed by Robert Perry, the Panda 40 was built by Ta Shing, one of the premier yacht builders in the world. A proven cruising design, Panda's are safely carrying cruisers over the oceans of the world. She has comfortable motion, excellent performance, and just plain looks beautiful.

The Baba 40, also known as the Panda 40 and later the Tashiba 40, is the third of the Baba lineup of boats involving developer Bob Berg, designer Bob Perry, and the Ta Shing boatyard. One can arguably consider the Baba 40 a full keel reincarnation of the Valiant 40, the boat that put the word “performance” next to “cruiser”. Knowing that I guess it’s not so surprising to find the Baba 40 inherits a good turn of speed, owners even trumpet around-the-buoys racing victories in these serious blue water cruisers. They are beautifully balanced with a wonderful feel at the helm, what’s more, they have some of the best interiors to be seen in production cruising yachts.

There are few boats in the resale world that have been kept in the condition of Valhalla. As one who has spent 55 years in the marine related businesses, and 32 years as a broker, there is a great thrill to one who loves and appreciates fine yachts. You will be hard pressed to find a yacht of this type and age that has been kept in a condition as near as one can get to Bristol. You who love traditional yacht owe yourself a visit to view a true cruiser that has been maintained to these standards. Virtually better than a new yacht, and priced at a small fraction of the price it would take to duplicate it in todays market.

Specifications

TA SHING PANDA 40
Designed by Robert Perry, the Panda 40 was built by Ta Shing, one of the premier yacht builders in the world.  A proven cruising design, Panda's are safely carrying cruisers over the oceans of the world. She has comfortable motion, excellent performance, and just plain looks beautiful. Accommodations and Walk Through Enter the solid teak interior main cabin from the forward section of the cockpit.  The engine space is located beneath the companionway ladder.  There is a double berth stateroom to starboard.  The batteries located beneath the bank.  To port is a U-shaped galley.  Moving further forward and to starboard is a chart and Nav station.  To port there is a lounge seat, dinette area that converts into a double berth.  Opposite is a sea bunk. Forward to port is an enclosed head with a separate shower with bench.  Further forward is an offset double berth with chain locker in the forepeak.  Ample storage throughout with many hanging lockers, cupboards etc., including a wet locker.  Vented by 13 stainless steel and brass ports with removable stainless screens, one teak forward hatch with screen and one teak butterfly hatch in the main cabin with screen.  New macerator for head, new holding tank and new overboard pump. Vessel sleeps 7.   Accommodations and Walk Through Enter the solid teak interior main cabin from the forward section of the cockpit.  The engine space is located beneath the companionway ladder.  There is a double berth stateroom to starboard.  The batteries located beneath the bank.  To port is a U-shaped galley.  Moving further forward and to starboard is a chart and Nav station.  To port there is a lounge seat, dinette area that converts into a double berth.  Opposite is a sea bunk. Forward to port is an enclosed head with a separate shower with bench.  Further forward is an offset double berth with chain locker in the forepeak.  Ample storage throughout with many hanging lockers, cupboards etc., including a wet locker.  Vented by 13 stainless steel and brass ports with removable stainless screens, one teak forward hatch with screen and one teak butterfly hatch in the main cabin with screen.  New macerator for head, new holding tank and new overboard pump. Vessel sleeps 7.    Engine and Mechanical Equipment Fuel Injected Glow Plug Newer Heat Exchanger Newer Engine Mounts New Large PERCO Raw Water Sea Strainer 2000 rpm pushes 5.5 to 6 knots average use in seaway.  .70 gph 3 New RACOR Fuel Filter/Water Separators (2 on Manifold with vacuum gauge) New Water Pump and Spares (09) Easy Lift Exhaust with New Hoses Fixed Auto Oil Change Pump System 1 1/4" Stainless Steel Shaft Prop 16x10 LH, 3-'Bladed Solid Bronze Smart Link     Electrical System 6 New, 120 amp, 6v Golf Batteries - House Bank 2 New, 150 amp, 12v, Deep Cycle - Start, Battery Cables all New in '09 150 amp Powerline Alternator Battery Isolator 60 amp Battery Charger 1000 watt Inverter     Electronics and Navigations Radar, 16 m. Nav 5 Log, knot, meter, depth ICOM 504 Auto Pilot; AUTOHELM 5000 EPIRB 406 Stereo with Interior and Cockpit Speakers SONY IPOD Connect       The Baba 40, also known as the Panda 40 and later the Tashiba 40, is the third of the Baba lineup of boats involving developer Bob Berg, designer Bob Perry, and the Ta Shing boatyard. One can arguably consider the Baba 40 a full keel reincarnation of the Valiant 40 , the boat that put the word “performance” next to “cruiser”. Knowing that I guess it’s not so surprising to find the Baba 40 inherits a good turn of speed, owners even trumpet around-the-buoys racing victories in these serious blue water cruisers. They are beautifully balanced with a wonderful feel at the helm, what’s more, they have some of the best interiors to be seen in production cruising yachts. History The story of the Baba 40 really starts with the Baba 30 which brought together developer Bob Berg, designer Bob Perry, and what was then a little known Taiwanese boatyard called Shing Sheng. Through the success of the Baba 30 and the Baba 35 , Shing Sheng was becoming a force in the boatbuilding world; by 1979 they had changed their name to Ta Shing and had moved to a new purpose built factory. It was in this year that Berg commissioned Perry to design a new 40-foot model to fill out the line. Perry was not happy with merely evolving his earlier Baba 35 design, which in itself was a stretched version of the 30. Instead, in search of more boat speed, Perry dusted off the lines of his famous Valiant 40 with its radical fin keel and separate skeg-hung rudder had defined the “performance cruiser” category only five years earlier. From the Valiant 40 hull form, he derived an all-new full keel design which was to be the Baba 40. It proved to be a huge step forward over earlier Babas with Perry describing the Baba 40 having an entirely different stability personality; stiffer initially, beautifully balanced and much faster. Tim Ellis who oversaw construction fondly remembers the symbiotic partnering of Berg’s development and management, Perry’s design, and Ta Shing’s undisputed capabilities as builder. He recalls the exacting attention fostered by Berg. “They produced a design of sublime artistry. I think it is no exaggeration to suggest that Bob Berg made at least thirty or more visits to Taiwan during the years Baba designs were under development and construction, and he and I would sit on each yacht for hours, days and more to fine tune shapes, appearances, major and minor details, and resolve the niggling issues that plagued others less well traveled. My job was to take Bob’s advice and adjustments and translate them into action. My list of items might run into the hundreds during each visit, and many, many more on a hull number one. In pursuit of his ideal, Bob left no room for equivocation, and a lesser builder would have baulked.” – Tim Ellis   The Baba 40 was introduced to the public in 1980. In 1983, when Berg left his association with the Flying Dutchman dealership who owned the Baba trademark, he marketed the boat as the Panda 40. This name did not last long and by 1984, with Ta Shing now a contender in Taiwanese boat-building, marketed the boat by themselves using the name Tashiba 40. It’s been speculated this was a play on the words names “Ta Shing” and “Baba”. Production ended in 1996 and although hull numbers can be found that run up to #182, there is a gap between #33 and #101 resulting in total of 115 boats being built. Ta Shing eventually formed an exclusive relationship with the Californian based company PAEI who had Al Mason as their in-house designer. Sadly, years later when PAEI shifted focus to power boats, many of Ta Shing’s molds including the Baba 40 were cut up. Configuration The lines of the Baba 40 follows its ancestry back to traditional Scandinavian double-enders. Under the waterline is a full keel with a cutaway forefoot and as with many of the Perry full keel designs, the keel meets the bilge of the hull without the traditional “wine glass” section blend. Both features reduce wetted area. The hull shape is relatively beamy offering good interior volume. A cutter rig plus bowsprit combo is employed on most boats though it is believed two boats were optionally built as ketches. Another major variation was a pilothouse model with its two comfortable staterooms; about eleven pilothouses were built. Interior Perry considers the interior of the Baba 40 one of his best, noting that it feels “right” the moment one goes below with detailing that is near perfect and a layout with no apparent compromise. On the starboard quarter, there’s a cabin with a double seagoing quarter-berth. To port there’s a well laid out U-shaped galley. In the saloon, a two-settee berth layout with pilot berth to port was offered as an option to provide extra sea-going berths. In the forward cabin, there’s a double berth offset to port. The quality of workmanship in the boat is superb, many Taiwanese man-hours were used in detailing the interiors with the close guidance of Berg who was known for his ability to squeeze function into every square inch of a boat. The Tashiba 40 boats had less detailing as a cost cutting measure by Ta Shing; less teak trim, less portlights, and gone were the butterfly hatches in the Baba 40. Construction The Baba 40 hull is solidly built in hand-laid GRP, with hull thickness growing from 0.41″ thick at the topsides to 0.57″ at the waterline, and 0.90″ at the keel. The deck is cored with end-grained balsa, as well as high density closed-cell foam in the deck and cabin trunk. The ballast is cast iron and is encapsulated in GRP, though one boat at least was built with lead ballast. Under Sail The boat has a wonderful feel at the helm and is a fun to sail, especially as the breeze picks up. Some owners have even raced their Baba 40s against modern fin keel competitors successfully. As a testament to the boat’s speed, Michael and Elizabeth Kramer in S.V. Cambria covered 396 miles in a 46 hour passage down the Sea of Cortez broad reaching in 35 knots of wind; an impressive average of 8.6 knots. Owners often describe their Baba’s to have a feel of solidity. In heavy weather conditions the Baba 40 has the capacity to keep sailing when many other boats are heaving-to. Of note is Jeff Hartjoy’s solo passage from Peru to Buenos Aires via Cape Horn in 2009 where he experienced an immense amount of bad weather. On that passage he reported a lot of breakages but commented about the soundness of his boat. Specifications LOA: 39′ 11″ (excluding bowsprit) * LWL: 34′ 6″ * Beam: 12′ 10″ Draft: 6″ 0″ Displacement: 29,000 lbs. Ballast: 10,000 lbs. * Sail Area, Cutter: 865 sq. ft. Sail Area, Ketch: 910 sq. ft. Sail Area, Pilothouse: 848 sq. ft. * The Baba 40 catalog differs with LOA: 39′ 10″ / LWL: 36′ 3″ / Ballast: 12,000 lbs. It is believed the Tashiba specifications listed here are more accurate. Engine: Volvo MD21A Diesel Fuel, Cutter: 100 US. Gal. Fuel, Pilothouse: 125 US. Gal. Water, Cutter: 150 US. Gal. (85 port, 65 starboard) Water, Pilothouse: 200 US. Gal Year Introduced: 1980 Year Ended: 1996 Designer: Robert H. Perry Developer: Bob Berg Builder: Ta Shing, Taiwan Buyers Notes . Overall, the Baba 40 has aged well, a testament to its build quality. Most examples on the market tend to be in excellent condition and priced accordingly. As of 2010 asking prices are in the range of $160k -$200k USD
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