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Used Ta Chiao Sailboat Center Cockpit Sailboat For Sale 33 pictures

Boat Description

Final Price reduction for This In All Practical Terms A New Boat That Must Be Sold .



Our owner except for the refrigeration and the generator ( 537hrs) offers practically a new vessel. Every piece of equipment and every system has been replaced with new alow and aloft. The new Yanmarenginehour meter shows 40 hours of use. There is an existing full survey performed by Vanderperk Marine Services available acomplished while Distant Drummer III was in the final stages of a most major refit. The yacht was given a BRISTOL rating. The entire hull and rig has just been recently finished with Awl Grip and appropriate varnishes. All sails, rigging, winches and stack pack are new. All electronics, pumps, batteries, bow thruster, the total LED lighting system on deck and throughout the interior are all new.

Distant Drummer isdocked behind the owners home and available for inspection by appointment. With the addition of the new owners personal gear she is ready to sail around the world as several of her sister ships have done. May we assist you?

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Distant Drummer III

LOA: 47 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 2 in
Displacement: 30000 lbs

Total Power: 60 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2015
Engine Model: 4JH5
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 40
Engine Power: 60 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (30 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (200 Gallons)



The owners aft stateroom features a full width walk around double berth with a custom split luxury mattress so it can be split and easily removed from the stateroom. The area is generously equipped with clothes hanging closets and very adequate storage for personal belongings. The head area is quite sumptuous with walk in shower, hot and cold fresh water and Vacuflush 5006 commode.

Going forward there is an enclosed and shielded generator space to starboard with the easily accessed new engine space to port.

Further forward to port is the well-equipped galley with ballasted gimballed three burner Princess Gourmet II propane stove and oven, Nova Kool freezer and refrigerator. All flat surface areas are covered in Ceasar Stone for ultimate ease of cleanliness. The twin stainless sinks are properly deep for handling offshore clean up challenges. Just to starboard of the galley is the nav station with cushioned seat and a full opening completely rewired in 2015 electrical grid panel for easy access and maintenance.

Going further to port is the lowerable dining table surrounded by newly cushioned C shape divan. This converts to a transom berth for two. Opposite the dining area is to starboard is an excellent expandable fore and aft transom berth seating bench.

Moving forward to port is a fully enclosed head with a real sea going Groco manual head and telephone type shower. Opposite the head are hanging and storage lockers. All the way forward is a sumptuous V berth with all new cushioned mattresses and a filler to convert the V berths into a double.

It should be noted that the entire interior is served by two sets of MarineAir air conditioning, 5 new 12 volt Hella Fans throughout the living spaces, four Goiot hatches including two hatches that open fore and aft, three sun activated solar vents, nine opening ports and superb newly installed all LED lighting for overhead, reading, deck and spreader lights.

The cockpit area is raised and fully cushioned with seating along with customized fitted and upholstered removable backrests.

The aft deck area is fully protected with stainless stanchions and double life lines. This area is served by a comfortable fold away canvas bench for thoroughly enjoyable spectating while at anchor or underway.

All interior and exterior cushions including the custom fitted aft cabin mattress were renewed in 2015.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Designer Kaufman Ladd

Builder Ta Chiao

Year 1982

Draft 6

LOA 47

Beam 132

Displacement 30,000 lbs.

Fresh Water 200 US gallons in three separate aluminum tanks

Diesel Fuel 130 gallons separated in 40, 60 and 130 US gallons in aluminum tanks

Holding tanks two 30 US gallons

Mast Height above DWL 65


Yanmar 2015 4JH5 , 60 HP with 110 Amp Alternator

Engine hours 40


Westerbeke 3.5 KW


537 hrs.


Autopilot Raymarine Autohelm ST 7002 with Remote Control Hand Held Smart Pilot

Speedometer Raymarine ST 60+

Depthfinder Raymarine ST 60+

Wind Direction Finder Raymarine ST 60+

Chartplotter Raymarine C90 Wide

Radar Raymarine HD Color with Gimballed Ballasted separate aft stanchion for antenna.

VHF Standard Horizon Matrix GX 2150 including AIS

KVH TRACVISION M3 Satellite TV Receiver

Inverter Xantrex Freedom SW 3000

Battery Monitor Link Pro

Stereo SONY DVP SR510H CD/DVD Player

ICOM AIS Receiver MXA 5000



Mast and Boom White Awlgrip with blade Awlgrip spreaders

Harken Battcar system for the mainsail

Harken roller furling for genoa

Genoa 135% - SailTechnologies 2015

Main with five battens SailTechnologies - 2015

Full Stack Pack - Sail Technologies 2015

Running Rigging All High Tech Sheets Halyards non stretch. No wire on the boat.

Full set of blocks All by Harken


Fresh and salt water wash-down

Bruce anchor 10 KG with 200 of galvanized chain

Lewmar Windlass Foot activated and from the helm

Double lifelines with stern and bow pulpit

Full length fitted block mounting rail port and starboard sides

Deck house rails port and starboard sides

Bow fitting for staysail

Inboard sheeting tracks for genoa

Fitted Bimini Top with forward shield.

Winches 2 #25 Barlow two speeds on mast, 2 Lewmar #30s 2 speed; 2 Primary Barlow #30 self-tailing, two speed, self-tailing ,2 Secondary Barlow #27, self-tailing

Eight Spinlock halyard clutches

Fast action mainsheet traveler located aft to be clear of cockpit crowding


2 - 110 Cable Connectors

1 exterior cable connector

1 exterior pressure water connector

Stainless steel removable outboard motor crane

Outboard motor bracket

Permanent retrievable stainless steel swim ladder


Flag Blue AwlGrip topside paint 2014

New Epoxy Bottom Paint

Awlgrip deck paint 2014

All these paint surfaces on the hull and mast look new

Edson Pedestal steering with instrument pod

Teak floor grating in cockpit

Two stereo speakers in cockpit


PSS main shaft seal

Three bladed MaxProp with adjustable feathering blades


Katadyn Power Survivor 160 Watermaker producing 6-7 gallons an hour. Has never been used or connected with sea water

Seaward F 1200 Hot Water heater 11 gallons

Pro Mariner Galvanic Isolator

Sidepower SE80/185T Bow Thruster with separate heavy duty battery

Two electric bilge pumps. One manual bilge pump operated in secured position in cockpit.

High bilge automatic alarm system

Two Macerators with excess of 12 mile limit gauge indicators along with capacity monitoring systems for both tanks

Two Trojan AGM 12 V 89AH/20 hr. BATTERIES

Five Full River AGM 12 V- 210 batteries giving a total of 1228 AMP hours.


Sony DVP SR510H CD/DVD Player ; I Pod Compatible; separate speaker controls for forward stateroom, aft stateroom and cockpit


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.

Approximate boat location: Punta Gorda, Florida