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Seller's Description

Taswell Yachts are designed by Bill Dixon and built by the very reputable Ta Shing yard. Their reputation for high quality yachts is well deserved. This center cockpit yacht has been impeccably maintained by the owners. All rigging, sails, and equipment have been nicely upgraded and she has just underwent updating; after having the decks, cockpit and cabin re-painted. Also there is new antifoul bottom paint in Feb, 2022. The interior layout is a two cabin arrangement with a queen center-island owner’s cabin aft and a pullman-style guest cabin forward. Both have separate head and showers. The wrap around salon is to port easily seats six; with the nav station and galley on starboard. The galley has separate freezer/refrigeration boxes with a Glacier Bay system of holding plates and 12V compressor. There is a Force 10 -3 burner stove. The engine space is well insulated and accessible and centralizes all the mechanical equipment. Safety equipment is top-notch with a 6 man Zodiac life raft on deck; ACR EPIRB,4 auto SOSpender harnesses, Paratech sea drogue w/ 300ft 5/8 inch line. We hope you will come and see this immaculate yacht that can take you anywhere in the world you wish to go.

Equipment: 55 lb Delta anchor with 3/8 chain on a 2200lb Maxwell windlass. Danforth stern anchor. Leisure Furl Hood Vectran mainsail installed in 2006 plus Harken 44ST electric winch and new mainsail track in 2016. New 130% genoa in 2006 on Profurler plus a profurler on the staysail. Cruising spinnaker w/ sock, plus yankee. New Raymarine ST-6002 autopilot in 2014 with older 7000 as backup. New Raymarine E-80 chartplotter in 2018 at nav station with another E-80 at helm. Raymarine ST-60 instruments. New Raymarine radar in 2018. Icom 802 SSB and SH GX2200 VHF radio with AIS. RAM 3 radio in cockpit. A large 880 AH house battery bank with 400 watts of solar panels and two engine alternators for charging plus a new Magna inverter/charger. There is a 12V model 80 Pur watermaker. New 10ft Achilles dinghy w/ wheels. 2000 watt Honda gas generator.


Bill Dixon
Ta Shing Yacht Building Ltd.
# Built


Length Overall
43 0 / 13.1 m
Waterline Length
38 3 / 11.7 m
13 8 / 4.2 m
6 7 / 2 m
23,500 lb / 10,659 kg
9,600 lb / 4,354 kg (Iron)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
860′² / 79.9 m²
Total Sail Area
860′² / 79.9 m²
Sail Area
392′² / 36.4 m²
49 0 / 14.9 m
16 0 / 4.9 m
Air Draft
62 0 / 18.9 m
Sail Area
467′² / 43.4 m²
54 11 / 16.8 m
16 11 / 5.2 m
Forestay Length
57 6 / 17.6 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
86 gal / 326 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
192 gal / 727 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
10.0 kn
Classic: 8.29 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

10.03 knots
Classic formula: 8.29 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Shoal draft: 5.25’

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