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Tayana Vancouver 42 Cutter

Estimated price for orientation: 120 619 $

Category: Cruisers
Class: Sail

Tayana Vancouver 42 Cutter - Offshore Ready

There are classic designs that seem to look right; that their soul purpose is to sail as far as the crew wishes to wander to. With her sharp, high bow, beautiful swept back cruising "fin" keel, to her huge skeg hung rudder, beautiful rounded rear, 32 inch high lifelines, deep cockpit and a powerful sail plan offering a true cutter rig; a Offshore Sailor can't ask for more. The interior works just as well. This Tayana Vancouver Harris designed 42, will go the distance, all in style, speed, comfort, and safety; all for very little money. The Tayana V42s' design and capability is in the same league as a Valiant 40/42, a PSC 37/40, all of the Tashiba/Baba line, the Westsail 42/43's, and several other "classic plastics", of proven offshore sailing machines. If you want to sail away on a great solid boat, give "Passport" your consideration, she won't disappoint.

Before the first Robert Harris designed Tayana 42 was produced; it was reviewed by designer Robert H. Perry in his "Sailing Designs" Book, (Port Publications, 1980). Perhaps an overview of the yacht is best described by Mr. Perry's original quote. "The concept [of the Vancouver 42] is to provide a yacht, that is particularly suited to long offshore passages with little or no compromising in the direction of the production, all purpose yacht?" He went on to say, "The Tayana 42 is built by the Ta Yang Yacht Building Company in Taiwan. Ta Yang has the reputation of being one of the most reliable and consistent yards in the orient. With the direction of Mr. Harris, they should produce a good product."

This in fact turned out to be true. More than 200 Tayana Vancouver 42s are cruising the world today. They are an incredibly strong and safe blue water cruiser. The construction is robust and the design specifications are generally overbuilt. The result is a wonderful, solid, comfortable, sea kindly and satisfying boat. She's strong and she sails well in any weather, and she's as comfortable as she is safe.

The Tayana 42 Vancouver hull design takes the best of traditional, solid, beamy full keel design and sea kindly double ended styling but also incorporates elements of a modern underbody. The keel is modified fin keel. The rudder is skeg hung. Her long waterline makes her a fast passage maker. Her ample beam gives her stability as well as generous living accommodations below. The Tayana 42 Vancouver is a proven cruising yacht. Many sailors consider this boat to be one of the very best cruising yachts. This seaworthy, comfortable, and easy to sail boat could be a home that can safely take you anywhere in the world.

Passport, as she's called is a proven sailing vessel. Her current owner has improved and added lots of major big ticket cruising items, all within the last five years:

  • Awlgrip Topsides
  • 900amp hour Lifeline AGM Batteries
  • TWO 135 watt solar panels & BlueSky controller
  • Aquagen deisel generator (200amp alternator not AC =note inverter size) with 24gph water maker & autodivert salinity gauge
  • Deck Gelcoated & New Lewmar nonskid on foredeck
  • Entire Interior revarnished
  • Stainless steel Arch & davits (designed so wind steering Monitor Vane still works properly)
  • Espar Diesel Furnace
  • Force 10 propane range & oven
  • Hard Dodger Top & New Dodger windows below
  • New Bimini
  • New deck box
  • Instrument Box over Companionway with depth/speed/wind instruments
  • New Maxwell Liberty Windlass
  • New Rocna 77lb anchor
  • Stack Pac Sail Cover with Lazy Jacks
  • New Backstay with SSB antenna insulators
  • Raymarine Depth/wind/Speed/Fishfinder
  • Raymarine Autopilot & Control Head
  • Raymarine HD 4kw color Radar
  • Helm & Nav Station Raymarine E90 Chartplotters with worldwide charts
  • New Standard Horizon VHF with AIS (AIS wired into Chartplotters)
  • New ICOM-M802 SSB & Antenna tuner
  • Pactor Modem
  • LED lighting throughout vessel
  • Victron 3500 watt inverter/charger
  • Victron Battery Monitor
  • New Balmar 120amp Alternator & Regulator
  • Eclectic Energy D400 Wind Genertor
  • New Kenwood Stereo with Bluetooth & Sirius XM with Bose speakers
  • New Avon RIBLite dinghy
  • New Yamaha 5hp 2 stroke dinghy outboard motor
  • Stainless Steels foldup boarding ladder
  • Windslow 6 man Ocean Life Raft
  • ARC Eprib GPS

Passport offers an exceptional opportunity to the person who has the cruising bug. She has been carefully readied for cruising and is solid, comfortable with all new systems, recent sails and standing rigging, AC/heat, new top shelf entire electronics, great canvas, wind generator, Monitor windvane, new refrigerator and new freezer system, and many other new upgrades. PLUS NO TEAK DECKS. Her Pullman stateroom layout makes her a roomy cruiser for a couple or small family. If not needed, her port stateroom can be converted to an enormous storage locker - your garage. Her seaworthy, sea kindly motion, ease of handling and space make her ideal for a cruising couple with children or a dog. She's designed to be a home at sea anywhere she travels. Design features like a roomy head and massive storage are must have elements on a cruising yacht. This Vancouver 42 has them all. Her interior is designed for living. Compared to other boats in the same size range, the Tayana 42 offers remarkable living comfort, aesthetics, light, ventilation, storage, and even privacy. She is a perfect cruising yacht and she won't break the bank.

She is truly in "turn key" condition and is ready to depart to anywhere, now. Don't wait, she's a wonderful offering for anyone who is ready to go now.


Forward is the private owner's cabin with a large pullman berth to port and a single settee to starboard with extensive storage lockers to starboard and drawer storage under the berth. There is a large storage area forward of the cabin and aft of the divided chain locker. Aft of the owner's cabin is a spacious head with an enclosed shower area that includes a pull around curtain. Additional storage and hanging lockers located to port. The main salon is aft and consists of L-shaped settees both port and starboard with a centrally located dinette table. There are ample storage cabinets above both settees, which are currently loaded with spare parts. The U-shaped galley is aft and starboard with the sit down navigation station to port. The port quarterberth cabin is a grand storage area, or sea berth, or great spot for a child, and it could become a small double berth if you add a filler. Additional storage lockers are located in the aft cabin.

  • Pullman Berth Forward
  • Aft cabin quarter berth with fill for double
  • Shower in head including shower curtain
  • NEW-ENTIRE/ALL of interior was revarnished
  • NEW-LED lighting throughout ENTIRE interior
  • NEW-Espar diesel furnace heat through out vessel

Galley & Plumbing:

The U-shaped galley has double stainless steel sinks with a salt water foot pump and hot and cold pressurized water. There is a top and side load Frigiboat refrigerator and freezer system, and a NEW Force 10 propane stove/oven.

  • Frigiboat (12 volt) Refrigerator/Freezer (2005)
  • New Force 10 Propane stove/oven
  • Double stainless steel deep sinks
  • Hot water heater (6 gallon)
  • Hot & Cold pressurized water system
  • Fresh water foot pump
  • Saltwater foot pump
  • 250 gallon stainless steel baffled water tank with deck fill & dip stick
  • Standard marine toilet with new hoses
  • Y-Valve for manual overboard pump out or plastic 35 gallon holding tank
  • Pressurized water to sink/shower in bathroom
  • Propane system located in the starboard cockpit locker
  • Sump pump for shower

Electronics & Navigation:

The fully operation and well organized Navigation station is located on the Port side opposite the Galley and Aft of the Salon. Most Electronics were added new in 2010, rest 2005.

  • (New)Raymarine Depth/Wind/Speed/Fishfinder
  • (New)Raymarine Autopilot & Control Head with below deck Type Linear Drive
  • (New)Raymarine HD 36 mile 4KW Color Radar
  • (New)Two New Raymarine E90 & E90 Chartplotters (Helm & Nav Station)
  • (New)Standard Horizon VHF with AIS (AIS wired to both Chartplotters)
  • (New)ICOM M802 SSB With ICOM Auto-Tuner 
  • (New) Insulated Backstay SSB antenna insulators
  • (New) Pactor Modem III
  • (New) Kenwood stereo with Bluetooth and Sirius XM/Bose speakers interior and exterior
  • (New) Instrument Box over companionway with Raymarine Depth/Wind/Speed
  • ICOM VHF radio (2002)
  • ICOM handheld VHF (2006)
  • Weatherfax in locker
  • 5-inch Ritchie Compass
  • Monitor Windvane Self-Steering System

Mechanical & Electrical Systems:

  • (New) 900amp total Lifeline AGM Batteries
  • (New) Two 135 watt Solar Panels & BlueSky Controller
  • (New) Victron Battery Monitor
  • (New) Victron 3500 watt inverter/charger
  • (New) Balmar 120amp Alternator & Regulator
  • (New) Eclectric Engergy D400 Wind Generator on Aft SS pole
  • (New) Aquagen DC diesel generator (200 amp alternator not AC-note inverter size/output) WITH (New) 24gph Water-maker with auto divert salinity gauge
  • Tri-color Nav light
  • Nav lights
  • Electrical monitoring system
  • Spreader Deck lights
  • Steaming lights
  • Quick disconnect connect from base of mast for cable/wire connections
  • 12V Refrigeration (New in 2005)
  • Deck/anchor washdown
  • Two automatic electric bilge pumps (New 2005)
  • Manual bilge pump located Stbd Cockpit locker seat
  • 110volt AC System
  • Two shore power cords (30 amps a piece)
  • 19000 BTU King Air AC/Reverse heat system (New 2007)
  • Six Cabin fans
  • Interior courtesy lights
  • Yanmar 4JH-HTE single 66hp diesel engine
  • Engine pulled & checked to factory specs 2005
  • Cockpit engine controls
  • Traditional packing gland stuffing box
  • New engine mounts
  • New Aluminum baffled fuel tank (2005)
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Raw water sea strainer
  • Engine temperature alarm
  • Racor fuel filter systems (new 205)
  • Fuel shut-off value (new hoses lines, and valves)
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Halon fire extinguisher system

Sails & Rigging:

  • All sails reconditioned in 2006
  • 135% Genoa
  • 110% Jib (Yankee high cut)
  • Battened Main sail (3 reef points)
  • Storm Tri Sail
  • Spinnaker with sock
  • Furling Staysail (2006)
  • Storm staysail
  • Cutter rig
  • Aluminum mast in excellent condition-Pulled & painted 2005
  • Mast steps
  • Stainless steel standing rigging inspected 2012
  • Pro-Furl headsail roller furling system
  • Nine self-tailing Lewmar winches
  • Whisker pole
  • Extra halyards
  • Flag halyards
  • All running rigging new 2006
  • (New) Stack Pac Mainsail Cover with Lazy Jacks
  • New Bimini

Hull & Deck:

  • (New) Awlgrip topsides
  • (New) Stainless steel Arch & Davits (Designed so that Monitor Windvane works properly)
  • (New) Hard Dodger Top & New Dodger Windows below, & New Bimini
  • (New) Fiberglass Deck Box
  • (New) Deck Gelcoated & New Lewmar nonskid on foredeck
  • (New) Maxwell Liberty Electric Windlass
  • (New) Rocna 77lb Anchor
  • (New) Fortress Secondary Anchor
  • 300 feet 3/8 BBB chain (ALL chain currently regalvanized)
  • 50 feet BB chain with 250 7/8 rode
  • Fiberglass hull with bronze rubrail
  • Bottom painted 2014
  • All new bronze seacocks in 2005
  • 55lb Luke Storm Anchor
  • Dual bow anchor rollers
  • SS Bow pulpit with rails
  • 36 inch high SS lifelines and stanchoins
  • Outboard motor mounting bracket
  • Lifting crane
  • MOB light/horseshoe life ring
  • Port windows and hatch screens
  • SS Mast Pulpit
  • SS Port windows
  • Dorades professionally redone with wood dorade boxes

Additional Specifications & Items: 

This vessel is extensively equipped with spares and parts for most systems aboard. Extensive recent upgrades (in excess of $100,000 between 2008 through 1014) have made PLUS Upgrades prior in 2005 with yet another $100,000 spent, which makes Passport one of the finest Tayana 42's of her generation.

  • (New) Yamaha 5hp 2 stroke dinghy outboard motor
  • (New) Avon RIBLite Dinghy
  • (New) Stainless Steel holdup boarding ladder
  • (New) Winslow 6 man Ocean Life Raft
  • Manual fire extinguishers (3)
  • Canvas cover package for hatches, handrails and winches
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • 12 PFDs
  • Manual bilge pump in Cabin
  • Flares new in 2007
  • EPRIB new in 2005









ModelVancouver 42 Cutter

Year built1987


Hull MaterialFibreglass



Type keel:Fin keel