55' Tayana 55

  • Boat Name: Azzurra
  • Year: 1986
  • Current Price: US$ 319,900
  • Located in en route to USA, Italy
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 4344-2677627
  • Central/Exclusive Listing
  • Available for co-brokerage

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Keel: Fin

LOA: 55 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft 5 in
LWL: 45 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 6 in
Displacement: 48400 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 17600 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 85 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 48400 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1986
Engine Model: 354-6
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4000
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 135 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (220 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (180 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

Navigation center
CD player
Radar Detector
DVD player
Wind speed and direction
Cockpit speakers
TV set

Fully battened mainsail
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker
Furling genoa

Steering wheel

Inside Equipment
Air conditioning
Deep freezer
Hot water
Marine head
Sea water pump
Battery charger
Manual bilge pump
Fresh water maker
Microwave oven
Bow thruster
Electric bilge pump

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak sidedecks
Cockpit shower
Cockpit table
Outboard engine brackets
Teak cockpit
Swimming ladder
Cockpit cushions
Radar reflector
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Mainsail cover
Lazy bag
Bimini Top


When I travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, I don't like surprises when I get there. It's embarrassing for me and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, I'd like to share my rating of various systems on the boat so you'll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. My rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being 'perfect' (in MY opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone's idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit. My goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. I'll summarize by saying that this appears to be an excellent yacht worthy of serious consideration.

Beyond telling you what’s great about a yacht, don’t you also want to know what it needs next? Every yacht, no matter how turn-key, needs something. Every owner has next year’s list of ‘to-do’s, right? I’ll also include in this section what I think the boat could use to take her from nearly perfect to perfect and ready to go.

Overall Rating: 9.0/10

Incredibly well maintained THOROUGHLY, THOUGHTFULLY & RECENTLY updated, the hull both above and below the waterline is pristine. The decks are in superb shape and the teak looks fantastic. The overall layout of the boat, both above and below decks, is really well configured for long range cruising as well as living aboard.

Exterior: 7.5/10

Having cruised extensively myself, I’m looking for several ‘zones’ of success in a blue water cruising yacht. The most important space is the cockpit and on deck because that’s where I plan to spend the most time. The center cockpit on Azzura is large, deep, and comfortable. You're protected from the elements on all sides and still have easy access to sail handling systems.  It's easy to single hand this yacht!  The coamings are tall and angled for good bracing while healed. Passage into and out of the cockpit to the decks or down below is easy even in rough seas. The hatch opening to spaces below is large enough that when you and crew are both above and below decks, you’re well within sight and earshot of each other at all times. For entertaining, guests can be both in and out of the boat and still feel together. EVERYTHING you need to handle to manage the boat underway is right at your fingertips or just a step or two away -- critical characteristics for offshore heavy air sailing. Once you leave the cockpit, side decks are HUGE and regularly maintained. There is easy access to every part of the rig, a nice storage area forward of the mast for the dinghy and life raft, and lots of great places to lounge with a cocktail in hand.

  • Awesome cockpit with great seating and bracing while healed
  • Easy access to sail handling gear when solo sailing
  • Wide teak decks with great access to rig and systems on deck
  • Exterior canvas all pristine
  • Swim platform is like a staircase to the water when needed – perfect angle and easy to navigate
  • Electric winches, new Harken headsail & staysail furriers, new stack pack fully battened mainsail

Interior: 9.0/10

You have to step aboard a Tayana to appreciate the incredible craftsmanship from the artisans at the Ta Yang Yacht Yard. The joinery is simply phenomenal. The deep green interior upholstery is gorgeous as well and in fantastic shape. This is a big boat and feels like it as you pass through interior spaces. That said, there’s no place you can be where there isn’t something substantial to grab hold of while moving around in rough seas. The galley is one of the best I’ve encountered. There’s lots of space around the sink area, on both sides of the range. There’s lots of fridge/freezer space AND there’s plenty of room for two chefs to work in the galley at the same time – very rare on a yacht!

  • Gorgeous teak joinery below decks
  • Inviting salon & brilliant galley layout

Electronics/Electrical Systems: 9.5/10

The electronics on this boat are top-of-the-line and cover nearly all the bases. They're nearly ALL new, most in 2012 and 2013.  They do EVERYTHING you need including a modern AIS system which has only recently become popular with cruisers.

The electrics on this boat are incredible. Brilliantly laid out. Wire chases through the boat, though busy due to all the systems, are completely accessible. The drawings that came with this boat are well crafted and super helpful when servicing systems. Plenty of battery power.  Azzura recently received one of the best wind generators in the business, the Ecclectic D400 with control panel, and brake.  Along with new batteries, this yacht is totally capable of long passages away from shore power.

  • Top quality Raymarine radar/chart plotting new in 2013
  • Almost complete rewiring of the yacht including new main electric panel in 2013
  • There are (4) 8D NEW AGM batteries for the house bank along with a 4D battery for the windlass & bow thruster and a starting battery for the genset and another for the main engine – plenty of power

Engine Room: 9.5/10 (visual inspection only)

Love this engine room! It’s really a ROOM! The Perkins is easily accessed as is the Onan7.5kW genset, the NEW (2012) water maker, the Racor fuel filters, the oil change system and This engine is in beautiful shape. Regularly serviced with well managed engine hours (about 4000), it’s a Perkins!  One of the best tractor motors in the world and capable of 7,000 to 10,000 hours of use without need of a major refit.

  • An actual engine ROOM
  • Easy access to all sides of the Perkins and necessary parts of the Onan 7.5kW genset
  • Little to no corrosion on the engine, mounts, and accessory equipment
  • Systems are beautifully laid out throughout the space with clearly identified wire and plumbing runs.
  • I’d like to see a fuel polishing system. It would be easy and inexpensive to add.

Galley/Head Systems: 9.5/10

I’m a chef and this is chef’s galley for sure. Great counter space. High quality appliances. Fantastic fridge and freezer space with new Sea Frost super efficient 12V systems. Storage compartments and spaces are thoughtfully laid out for maximum efficiency. I like that the galley is out of the way of passage through the yacht. The chef does not impede traffic flow through the boat. There’s room for two in the galley if necessary as well for companion cooking. Heads are more like bathrooms with lots of space, stand-alone showers, good storage, and high quality toilets.

  • Tons of counter space
  • High-end appliances
  • Huge (new) Sea Frost fridge and freezer
  • Spacious heads with new fresh water macerating toilets

Rig & Sails: 9.5/10

Sails in excellent condition, new in 2011 & 2012, and should have many years of life left.  Rig is turn-key with new standing rigging as well as recent running rigging -- all replaced. The five-batten mainsail with stack pack is easy to reef in big wind conditions. The genoa and staysail are both reelable and on new Harken furlers in 2013, so between the three sails, you can set the boat for ANY point of sail or wind condition. She’s a big boat and doesn’t get pushed around very easily. There’s safety and comfort when you have 48,400 pounds of yacht under you, regardless of sea conditions.

2009/2011/2012/2013 RENOVATIONS

  • Windlass, Maxwell VWC3500, dual direction, control at helm and bow (2013)
  • Running Rigging replaced (2013)
  • Custom Spinnaker with sock, 1.5 oz (2013)
  • New electronics (2013)
  • Main Sail w/5 full battens, lazy jacks & stack pack (2013)
  • Jib, 111%, 10 oz, reefable w/foam luff (2011)
  • Watermaker, Cruise RO 30gph dual membrane 120V (2012)
  • Racor fuel filters (2013)
  • 220 Volt transformer, TC-4000, 4000w (2013)
  • New lifelines (2013)
  • Passerelle, folding w/trapeez (2013)
  • New running rigging (2013)
  • Wind generator, Eclectic D400 (2012)
  • Wifi booster (2012)
  • Raymarine 650 AIS (2012)
  • Raymarine C125 chartplotter (2012)
  • Raymarine 48m HD Color Radar (2012)
  • Raymarine P70 autopilot (2012)
  • Seafrost 12v refrigerator (2012)
  • Seafrost 12v freezer (2012)
  • ICOM IC-820 SSB (2012)
  • Satphone, Iridium 955 (2012)
  • EPIRB, ACR Satellite 3 (2012)
  • AGM Batteries, (4) 8D, (2012)
  • 2-year bottom paint, Micron Extra II (2013)
  • New Whisker pole, Forespar LC 15-27 TS-UXP Aluminum (2012)
  • New life lines (2012)
  • Winslow Life Raft (2013)
  • 10-foot dinghy (2009)
  • Mercruiser 15 HP outboard motor (2009)
  • Two new Harken Furlers (2011)
  • Electrical re-wire w/3-bank combiners (2012)
  • New Electrical Panel, Blue Sea (2012)
  • SeaTalkHS instrument integration, STNG Converter (2013)
  • Balmar ARX-5 regulator
  • Overhauled alternator and starter (2012)
  • Chart chips for East Coast US, Caribbean, Atlantic and Mediterranean (2012)
  • New SS swim ladder (2011)
  • New Salon Air Conditioner, Marine Air 16,000 BTU (2011)
  • New Cockpit Table (2012)
  • Folding Bikes (2012)
  • Man Overboard Module, Switlik MOM8 (2012)
  • Two Lewmar Electric Winches, Lewmar 45EST EVO, (2012)
  • Two manual bilge pumps, Whale (2012)
  • Rule 3700 main bilge pump (2013)
  • Rule 2500 back up bildge pump with alarm (2010)
  • New Bimini (2013)
  • Low Light/Infra-red Forward looking color camera (2013)

TOTAL these renovations:  $131,304

2002 RENOVATIONS (by previous owner)

  • Bow Thruster, Vetus 12V 4.7kW BOW75 (2002)
  • All new thru-hulls (2002)
  • All new seacocks (2002)
  • All new sea strainers (2002)
  • Most plumbing replaced throughout yacht (2002)
  • New shaft coupling and spur (2002)
  • New dynaplate (2002)
  • Interlux epoxy barrier bottom job (2002)
  • Mast rewired (2002)
  • Tri-color w/strobe (2002)
  • New Edson Diamond series pedestal (2002)
  • New Single lever throttle (2002)
  • New mainsheet traveler w/custom stainless bridge (2002)
  • New hatches (2002)


Azzurra's owners have had a fantastic time cruising these past few years, but their adventures are coming to an end.  The yacht is in Italy at the moment but soon will begin her trek back to US waters, specifically to the Annapolis area here on the Chesapeake bay.  

From her owners:

We are letting Azzurra go because the window of opportunity has narrowed for us. Most of the cruising couples we have met have a window that is defined by their health, their parents’ health and their grandchildren. We had planned for a wider window that included cruising in the Pacific, but our closing window has forced us to modify our plans. But we have achieved our dreams of sailing across the Atlantic in Azzurra and cruising the Mediterranean for over a year. It was the opportunity of a lifetime that will provide endless memories of fellow cruisers that we have met, awesome sights, and thoroughly enjoyable experiences.


Stepping down the companionway steps, you enter into the spacious main salon. The Tayana 55's layout provides fantastic space throughout with around 6'-6" of headroom. To the port lies a beautiful U-shaped setee that can comfortabley seat six for a meal on board. Opposite the dining table on the starboard side are two lounge chairs forward of the navigation station. The main salon provides ample storage below and above all of the seating.

To the starboard of the companionway stairs is the navigation station with a beautifully finished chart table as well as navigation electronics, The mounting panels are interchangeable in case of future electronics updates.  Nearly all electronics are new in 2012.  

A sound-shield door in the aft shower provides easy access to a walk-in mechanical and engine room what could not make maintenance any easier. It provides easy access to the upgraded Perkins 6 cylinder 135HP engine, Onan 7.5kW generator, Balmar alternator, air conditioning compressor, water maker, and the battery bank.

On the starboard side of the companionway hatch, you step down into the passageway galley with corian countertops that provide a large amount of very functional cooking space. Facing aft, there is a large double SS sink and a Broadwater 4-burner stove and large top and side loading freezer and refrigerator as well as storage both above and below the counters.

Passing through the galley, you enter the owner's cabin which features a large centerline queen with a step up to his and her seating, storage and hanging closets. Forward on the port side of the master suite is the entrance to a private head with a seperate shower stall. A washer/dryer is located in the aft stateroom.

Forward of the main salon bulkhead, a step down brings you to the guest pullman-style stateroom to port and a guest head with separate shower to the starboard.  Forward of the port stateroom is the VIP quarters in the v-berth with a centerline oversized double berth.

  • Spacious headroom at 6'-6"
  • Three stateroom/two head layout
  • (3) zone air conditioning/heating w/(1) 16,000BTU & (2) 9,000 BTU systems
  • Webasto diesel fired heating system (plumbed but not connected/vented, conveys 'as is')
  • Walk-through galley with 4-burner stove, new Sea Frost fridge/freezer
  • Queen-size centerline in owners suite
  • Oversized centerline V-berth VIP stateroom forward
  • Pullman-style guest cabin to port
  • Washer/Dryer in aft stateroom
  • Sharp 26" LCD TV in main salon
  • Sharp 17" LCD TV in master stateroom

Main Salon Features:
This spacious, bright, comfortable living area is comparable to most 60+ yachts. Settee and table to port. There are two overhead hatches with hinged screens, four opening ports, AC vents, two deck prisms and two fixed lights either side.

The pedestal table has a teak top with central storage and can accommodate place settings for six. On the starboard side of the salon is a plush single 6'4" settee/sofa (makes a great sea berth) with storage behind the seatback

The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly with traps to the bilge which open easily. The overhead is white formica secured with teak battens. The settees are comfort contoured and upholstered in a plush velour. There are two substantial stainless steel posts either side of the companionway stairs, overhead grab rails and hand rails providing safe movement thru the cabins in a seaway.

The in-line galley is located in the starboard companionway which leads to the aft cabins.


AZZURRA is very well equipped for blue water cruising.  With navigation electronics both above and below decks, she offers safe passage to all of your cruising destinations.  The systems are all fully integrated.

  • Raymarine ST60 & ST60+ depth,wind, speed, and multi instruments
  • Raymarine C125 Chart plotter (2012) at helm
  • Raymarine HD Color radar (2012) 24" dome & 48m range
  • Raymarine  GPS for AIS and C125 Plotter
  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot (2012)
  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF
  • ICOM M802 SSB w/connectivity to laptop for downloading weather at nav
  • Iridium 9555 SAT phone w/connectivity to laptop for downloading weather/email (2012) at nav
  • Raymarine 650 AIS (2012)
  • CD Stereo w/speakers in cockpit and main salon


  • Raymarine C125 Chart plotter in pod at helm
  • Raymarine ST60 & ST60+ depth/wind/speed/multi data, all integrated with all other Raymarine electronics at helm
  • Remote windlass control switch
  • Bow thruster control
  • RAM microphone


  • Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone
  • M802 SSB radio
  • ST60+ multi-instrument repeater
  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF radio
  • Stereo: radio/CD player with MP3 input
  • Raymarine 650 AIS
  • Genset remote control
  • Magnum inverter/charger remote control


Azzura features a fantastic walk-in mechanical room that provides easy access to the engine, generator, mechanics water maker and the battery bank. The engine room is accessed through the aft head's shower.  Inside, a large workbench covers the Onan 8.5kw generator.  The tractor quality (super longevity) upgraded Perkins 6-cylinder 135hp engine has only about 4000 hours on it and can easily be accessed from the mechanical room or from the other side. Her Onan 8.5kW genset with only about 4000 hours makes power for water, charges the batteries, powers the AC/Heating systems and keeps you in plenty of power no matter your needs. 

  • Perkins 6-cylinder 354-6 135hp engine with 4000 hours (mechanic serviced/valves adjusted in 2012)
  • Onan 8.5kW generator with 4000 hours
  • Vetus 4.7kW BOW75 Bow Thruster with joystick at helm & 8D battery (2002)
  • Cruise RO 30 gal/hour water maker (2012)
  • (3) MarineAir reverse cycle heating/air conditioning systems (16,000 BTU, 9,000 BTU, 9,000 BTU, compressor located under the port guest bunk)
  • 3-blade MAX Prop propeller
  • Stainless steal shaft with cutlass bearing and dripless shaft seal
  • Fiberglass drip pan under engine
  • Bronze raw water strainer engine intake
  • Sea Chest intake manifold
  • Flexible engine mounts
  • Engine room blower
  • Muffler w/waterlock system
  • Edson Diamond-series pedestal & single lever engine control system
  • Engine alarm systems
  • Fireboy engine room fire suppression system


Azzura has one of the most seamless electrical installations I've ever seen on a yacht. Open up the back of the main electrical panel at the navigation station to get the first hint of how well it's designed and constructed. Open any access panel anywhere on the yacht and you'll see neat labeled wire runs, accessible wire chases, and cable runs. The boat connects to shore via a single 50A cable. She's got a full suite of 12V and 120V systems so that you can operate any appliance, tool, computer, or whatever without even thinking about where the power comes from and how much you have. 1350 amp hours in the house bank completely takes the subject off your plate.

  • Delco 17SJ 105 Amp alternator
  • Onan 8.5kw generator with 4000 hours
  • Batteries: (4) AGM 8D house batteries (2012)
  • (1) starting battery for engine and genset, (1) windlass/bow thruster battery
  • Magnum Magnasine 2810 inverter
  • Magnum Magnasine Advance Remote Control (ARC) station
  • Newmar 12v battery charger
  • Blue Sea vessel monitor panel VSM422 (2012)
  • Blue Sea AC/DC electrical panels at nav station (2012)
  • Most of yacht re-wired (2012)
  • Internal bonding system to all chainplates, thru hulls, engine and rudder
  • Full guages for DC and and AC load groups
  • Heavy duty battery selector switch w/3-bank combiners
  • 50 amp shore power cord
  • 3000 watt transformer with cables for the European 220 volts systems


This truly is a yacht you can single hand if needed/desired. Everything leads to the cockpit and is amazingly easy to manage. She's a powerful and great sailing boat. With full canvas in 15 knots of wind, Azzurra will easily sail at 8 knots upwind and 12 knots downwind.  Selden mast with stack pack system, five battens and three reef points in the mainsail, with Harken headsail systems for genoa and staysail with electric winches in the cockpit. It doesn't get easier. Nearly push button sailing with the electric assistance.

  • Cutter rig
  • Double spreader rig
  • Selden aluminum mast and boom (painted in 2004) w/stack pack
  • (2) new Harken roller furlers (2013)
  • Internal halyards (new 2013)
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • New Forespar aluminum whisker pole (2012)
  • New life lines (2012)
  • Split backstay for nice access to swim platform
  • Running backstays controlled from the cockpit
  • Winslow liferaft (2013)
  • Tan dodger and bimini (2005)
  • Dark blue cockpit cushions (dated but serviceable)


  • Doyle tri-radial DC77 Dacron cruising cloth w/(3) reef points and five full battens (2013)
  • 111% Passagemaker genoa, 10oz Dacron w/UV leech, foot cover, foam luff padding for reefing
  • Horizon staysail on inner forestay
  • UK Halsey 110% headsail
  • Extra staysail, all sails washed and serviceable


  • All winches are Lewmar Ocean Series
  • (2) Lewmar #64 two-speed primary sheet winches
  • (2) Lewmar #48 secondary staysail winches
  • (2) Lewmar #46 two-speed electric cabin top winches
  • (3) Lewmar #46 two-speed halyard winches on mast
  • all winches overhauled over the last four years


75# chrome plated CQR primary anchor w/300' stainless steel chain

65# chrome plated CQR secondary anchor w/100' stainless steel chain

50# Fortress anchor

35# Fortress anchor

Maxwell VWC3500 dual direction windlass, twin control at helm and bow (2013)




The galley, located to the starboard of the companionway hatch, is a spacious walk through galley that features granite countertops with tons of counterspace, making it a very functional cooking space. The galley is just one step down from the main salon area so its open connection makes for easy entertaining down below. Facing aft, the galley features a stainless steel Broadwater 4-burner stove and a large Sea Frost (new 2012) refrigeration system with seperate fridge (side loading) and freezer (top loading) to the left as well as pull-out drawers and cabinets above and below the counter. To the right, there is a large double-bowl stainless steel sink as well as more counter space and storage.

  • TWO Sea Frost 12V fridge and freezer systems (new in 2012) for super efficient operation (both are side and top loading)
  • Digital and analog temperature gauges for refrigeration
  • Broadwater four-burner propane stove
  • Panasonic microwave with convection cooking
  • Hot water heater, 110v and engine heat exchanger (size?) (located under the port guest cabin bunk)
  • U-Line built-in 110V ice maker
  • Magma Super Kettle outdoor grill
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Solenoid for propane
  • Seagull IV water filter
  • Ample storage with many cabinets and pull-out drawers
  • Granite counter tops (black with gold flecks)


Master Stateroom:
A centerline, queen berth is easily accessed from either side. There is excellent storage that includes four large drawers under the bunk, two hanging lockers either side at the foot of the berth and multiple shelves. Two doors provide either private access to the head or direct entry from the passageway to the main salon and navigation center.


Guest Cabins (VIP forward, Guest to port):

Access to the guest stateroom is at the end of a passageway. There is a large queen berth in each cabin. Each cabin has a good sized hanging locker, overhead lockers and drawer storage under the berths. Each cabin also has an opening port, overhead hatch, AC vent, dorade vent and a fan providing excellent ventilation and air movement.


Forward Head:

There is a separate stall shower, dorian counter vanity with oval, stainless steel sink and mirrored medicine cabinet. Locker storage under and outboard of the vanity. One opening port.



Flag blue hull (solid) fiberglass sandwich deck. Decks are teak with molded non-skid and low maintenance aluminum toe rail.  Wide side decks, genoa and staysail tracks (tracks have teak protectors). Cockpit seats and cockpit sole, "sunbathing" aft deck and sugar scoop stern swim platform are teak planked. There are stainless dorade protectors, mast "monkey bars", double rail stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, stanchions and lifelines with gates port, starboard and aft and a stainless steel swim ladder Teak decks over fiberglass. Aluminum toe rails. Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern push pit with double lifelines on side decks. There are convenient boarding gates on both sides and aft to the sugar scoop swim platform.

  • Flag Blue Hull
  • Green bottom
  • White boottop
  • Teak deck
  • Skeg Hung Rudder
  • (8) Deck hatches
  • (14) Opening ports
  • (1) Cockpit locker
  • (6) Dorade Vents
  • (1) Lazarette locker
  • (1) Anchor locker
  • Double lifelines
  • (3) Lifeline gates
  • Awlgrip (2002)
  • New epoxy below waterline Interlux System
  • Cutlass Bearing (2002)


The Tayana 55 is designed by the Dutch Naval Architect and designer Pieter Beeldsnijder. The hull is one of the most durable, versatile, safest and best performing hulls in its class. The wide beam easily accommodates the three-cabin layout, and few if any yachts of its size can carry its standard three-cabin layout with a full standup engine room so effortlessly. The Tayana 55 can be easily handled by a cruising couple by incorporating modern sailing technologies. Extra large tankage for both fuel and water is another gained feature of this spacious yacht.

In this yacht, typical of any Tayana, every time you pull up a floorboard, there are clearly marked systems, thru-hulls, wire chases, plumbing runs, all logically installed and easy to service.

Why Tayana and why THIS Tayana?

Since 1973, the Ta Yang Yard on the southwestern shore of Taiwan has produced over 1400 blue water cruising yachts from 37’ to 72’ that continuously cross the oceans of the world. Production of the 55 began in 183 and continues today as the 58' model. She represents a perfect balance between form and function. She has logged thousands of ocean miles and is truly the definition of a blue water cruiser. She’s big, heavy, fast, and powerful. At the same time, she’s completely rigged for short-handed sailing by a cruising couple. She’s so smartly designed and configured, she can be single handed with ease.

This particular boat is in just magnificent shape and thoroughly outfitted for blue water passage making. Her thoughtful owners have kept Azzura in top shape, updated and ready to go at all times.

She’s ready to take her next owners on more incredible journeys around the oceans of the world.

A note from Lemac Marine about Tayana Yachts

The original creator of the Tayana 37 (T-37) was Bob Berg, former owner of Flying Dutchman Yachts in Seattle. He took his preliminary ideas to Bob Perry, who then did the final design. Those of you who have heard of the BaBa should know that was Bob Berg's nickname in the Chinese yard where he oversaw the construction of the early Tayana's.

According to Nan San Chiu, first Sales Manager of the building yard, TaYang means "big ocean" in Chinese. When an "a" is substituted for the last letter of a word, it denotes the possessive sense. Thus Tayana means "belongs to the big ocean."

Tayana Yachts have been considered the leader in building custom interiors for the last two decades, offering it's clients the luxury of a living arrangement they prefer rather than having to settle for the compromise of a production boat. Using the finest in solid exotic woods the best equipment such as Lewmar, Whitlock, Yanmar engines and Seldan Spars to name but a few, Ta Yang has achieved the reputation for building one of the finest semi-custom blue water cruising yachts in the world.

"Our aim is to create outstanding styling, live aboard comfort and safety at sea for every proud Tayana owner."

From Lemac Marine about the Tayana 55

Imagine a serious cruising yacht, at an achievable price, custom built by hand, around a proven and well-respected ocean-going hull, with a fit-out and rig perfectly suited to your requirements.

Now step below deck; everything from the exotic solid wood finish to the air conditioning is just as you would have it! The comfort, the space, the stability, the quality of craftsmanship & the attention to detail make Tayana yachts an ocean ahead of those on the production line, whilst bridging the gap for what most of us would call an impossible dream.

Tayana Yachts brings your ultimate aspiration into reality with their range of customized, ocean cruising yachts from 37' to 72'.

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.