Founded in 1973, Ta Yang Building Co., Ltd. Has built over 1400 blue water cruising yachts to date. This world renowned custom yacht builder offers a large compliment of sailboats ranging from 37’ to 72’, many offer aft or center cockpit design, deck saloon or pilothouse options.
Tayana 48 Deck Salon
The design target for the Tayana 48 was to produce a boat that would outperform the competition in this size range in both boat speed and interior volume. Hull proportions were studied along with interior layouts in order to produce a hull that was not entirely based upon getting the maximum number of cubic feet into the allotted length overall. The general hull form features overhangs on the short side for a long usable sailing length. Beam at the waterline (BWL) is generous for good initial stability. Beam aft is moderate insuring that the 48 will not show distorted asymmetry when heeled that can lead to wicked helm situation and a boat with two personalities. The rig is positioned well forward in this design. It creates a rig that is forgiving in terms of helm balance and the need to reef in order to keep the boat manageable in a breeze. This mast positional also results in the mast being lined up with the main bulkhead which opens up the main saloon space and makes strong chain plate attachment easy. The interior is available in either a three stateroom or two stateroom layout. Numerous optional arrangements are available as are further customizations to the existing layouts.
- 48′ 0″
1,316 sq ft
Robert H. Perry
- 54′ 0″
1,776 sq ft
A truly contemporary design that does not compromise comfort and sailing performance a design that has evolved to meet the demands of today’s cruising yachtsman. Well suited to both coastal cruising and long distance sailing. The design encompasses Bill Dixon’s 25 years of experience designing and cruising centre cockpit yachts. An undistorted hull characterised by its long waterline, fine entry, beam carried aft, will ensure a high degree of performance, comfort and stability. The integrally moulded keel allows the internal lead ballast to be secure and low. The modern cruising sailor is influencing deck design and layouts, with emphasis on large comfortable cockpits. The Tayana 54 has an unusually large wide centre cockpit, a cockpit more normally associated with aft cockpit designs. Additional to this is dedicated aft deck seating introducing a second leisure area to the deck, with direct access and stairs to the transom platform.