1980 Tayana 37 located in  for sale

37' Tayana 37


Featured picture: SV Conchflyer isolated in Abraham's Bay, Mayaguana June 2020

Delivery negotiable to Eastern US/Caribbean.

A solid, sailable, sustainable, go-anywhere, live-aboard, currently-sailing project boat: I've had the Conchflyer for 8 years, cruising and living aboard most of the time, and it has been the best time of my life. Since March, Covid has upended my life, but my boat gave me stability and allowed me to weather the storm, allowing me to make my way from Grenada to Florida stopping at many islands named after Saints. Now I'm chasing a new job and moving to Hawaii, and after much thought have decided to put her on the market rather than sail her to the Pacific. Time constraints, canal transit and covid restrictions helped me make this call. Ill borrow a phrase from the guy who sold me the boat: This boat has been around the world three times, and it will take you around again. It will also let you live the lifestyle you see on youtube sailing channels. If covid has upended your life, and you would like to try disconnecting from land, I could recommend this as a cheap live-aboard that rides well at anchor. Ive been there. I would provide you with a complete description of equipment and how to use it. Of course, I will also give you a run-down of the good, the bad, and the ugly. I can give you many tips on how to sail her since Ive logged around 10,000 NM aboard her, but ultimately like the Pardeys say, If you want to be a sailor, you have to go to sea. So go, untie the lines, and leave the shore behind.

Contact me for a full description of the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as a link to more pictures.

Hull- Fiberglass, in good condition.
Rig- Cutter
Mast- 57 bridge clearance. Keel stepped. Removed, Sanded/painted, stepped 2020. New VHF antenna 2020, lightning deflector, radar reflector, Windex, Raymarine wind instruments.
Steering- Edson steering pedestal, replaced aluminum base with SS, and nice teak wine-glass shaped cover. Helm removed, stored onboard.
Standing Rigging- All new oversized 1x19 SS rigging 2020, except forestay 2012 and whiskers 2005.
Running Rigging- New halyards 2017, sheets serviceable, extendable aluminum whisker pole.
Chainplates- All replaced. 3 new SS 2017, 4 new SS 2020.
Knees- 3 replaced, 4 original and will need to be replaced.
Bowsprit- New 2020 made from one solid piece of something called Cobacolly (Guyanese hardwood).
Sails- 2 mains, 2 jibs (1 roller furling, 1 hank-on), 2 staysails, 1 riding/stormsail. One main and one staysail are ripped, but usable with a double reef.
Roller furling- Harken Cruising II on forestay, 2012.
Tanks- 2 water, 2 fuel, 2 propane (Water: 65G SS New 2020/38G SS; Fuel: 45G/20G, Al 2015, Range 400NM at 5kts).
Bilge pumps- 500GPH bilge pump with float at bottom of bilge, 2000GPH backup pump higher up. Manual gusher pump by the mast.
Engine- 2005 Yanmar 3JH4E, 39HP, 0.8GPH at max rated RPM.
Ground Tackle- Plow and Bruce anchor with 120 chain. Manual windlass onboard, not installed.
Running gear- 3-bladed bronze prop and SS Shaft in good condition. Cutlass bearing 2015.
Autopilots- Raymarine Smartpilot; Monitor Windvane installed 2019.
Electrical- 2 Wet-cell group D batteries, 2019 and 2020. Original Tayana breaker panel, battery switch and isolator. 1500W 120v 60hz Heart Interface inverter/battery charger. Small separate inverter in Nav station.
Lights- Anchor, tri-color, spreader, side-lights/stern light, and cabin lights are all LED. Also a halogen deck light, 12v LED portable bronze spotlight. Incandescent masthead light.
Bimini/Dodger- Made in 2013. Still good for shade, not anymore for liquid sunshine. Dodger cloudy.
Water Pump- Auto-shutoff pressure pump.
Stove- 4-burner SS Force10 with oven. In bad shape, but one burner and the oven still work.
Refrigeration- Alder-Barbour Super Cold Machine. Compressor and evaporator good. Copper tubing has a leak on the low pressure side at the connection to the compressor manifold.
Water heater- 6G 110v heater.
Cabin Heat exchanger- Uses hot engine coolant through a radiator with a fan behind it to warm the cabin.
Dickinson diesel heater- Never used. Never even tried. I love the tropics.
Navigation- Ritchie compass mounted on pedestal.
Electronics- All old, and could use a complete upgrade, but Navionics on a handheld device does the job. Furuno Radar, old but works. I-COM HF Radio with tuner, powers on but not installed. Mounted VHF Radio works well.
Safety- SS folding boarding ladder, 2 ABC fire extinguishers, horseshoe throwable, 6 lifejackets, flare gun and flares (out of date, not required), strobe and orange distress flag for CG signaling compliance in place of flares, manual horn.
Paddleboard with paddle- Hard paddle board and new paddle, with SS deck mounts, included. A great way to get to shore when the dink is on deck.
Dinghy/outboard- 2011 9 Caribe RIB with FL Title, 2012 6hp Yamaha. Both included.
Liferaft- 4-man 2013 Revere Offshore Commander raft, recertified 2020. Certificate included. Packed in hard case with SS cradle, not mounted.

Location: Nassau Bahamas,
(954) 939-1018


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