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   Tayana Vancouver 42
​   '86 Classic Blue Water Cruiser
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Features beautiful teak staving and impeccable Taiwanese joinery.  Book shelves above the large contoured upholstered settees are flanked by louvered-door storage cabinets.  The large drop-leaf dining table seats five comfortably.  A liquor cabinet is under the midsection of the table.  A large framed mirror on the forward bulkhead adds cozy light.  Light for reading at night is provided by three brass reading lamps. Generous storage lockers beneath settees can house provisions and/or major tools and spare parts. Two Bomar hatches and three prisms provide additional light. A large 4-drawer teak chest is at the entrance to the master berth above which is a magazine holder, a brass barometer and a brass clock.  The sole is teak and holly throughout


A double stainless sink with pressure hot and cold water and a separate carbon filtered drinking water faucet is flanked by a three-burner propane stove/oven supplied by two 20lb propane tanks in a cockpit lazarette. Hot water is supplied by a six gallon 12v Isotemp water heater.  An ECH2O -Tec water maker with an output of 8.4 gallons/hour supplies scrupulously clean RO water away from shore. Fresh water is stored in two 70 gallon stainless tanks. An 1100 watt GE microwave offers additional cooking capacity. There’s a dual control freezer and fridge, with both air and seawater cooling. There is ample space for pots and pans under the sink.  Deep drawers for kitchen utensils and supplies are between the stove and the sink.  A custom dinnerware rack hangs from the starboard side just aft of the stove.  Grocery storage is available in louvered-door cabinets above the freezer/fridge and the stove. A trash container is built in under the counter top and teak stairs lead to the cockpit. And for outdoor grilling, there’s a propane Dickinson Sea-B-Que stainless barbeque that attaches to the stern pulpit.


Enter the master berth from the salon through a beautiful teak privacy door featuring a carved Tayana emblem. Inside is a spacious V-berth (72 inches wide at aft end and 28 inches wide at bow with sides of 82 inches). Teak staving on the hulls add a touch of elegance. Fitted sheets for the V-berth are included. Three teak storage lockers are above the berth on both sides with a spacious shelf above.  A large hanging closet with double teak-louvered doors provides ample clothes storage.  Shoe lockers are under the berth. There’s a large hatch over the berth and a huge sail locker and other storage under the entire V-berth.​


Features comfortable fitted mattress and sheets, teak-staved sides and a large hanging closet. A narrow four-drawer chest as well as two under-bed drawers and an open above-bed shelf complete the aft cabin. Battery storage is located under the mattress. Three port lights with screens provide light and ventilation.  


The head has a Jabsco electric flush toilet with a Jabsco Y valve to overboard or a 35-gallon holding tank. The sink is stainless with hot/cold pressure water. Four louvered teak lockers provide ample storage. There’s a separate shower with hot/cold pressure water and a teak seat with storage underneath.  Additional storage is available in a teak-louvered closet above. The shower floor has a teak grate and there’s a fresh air hatch over the shower.


The aft cockpit has custom vinyl cockpit cushions with a raised seat at the helm.  Two additional throw pillows add comfortable back support. Two folding seats with backrests and custom slipcovers complete the cockpit. A new Sunbrella dodger and bimini, with side curtains and an aft textilene sun shade provide protection from the elements. A rose tinted lexan sliding hatch cover over the companionway is complemented by a sliding screen. Lexan and wooden companionway boards offer security in addition to the lockable teak louvered companionway doors. There’s a Sunbrella hatch and companionway sun cover, a teak drink holder and a foldaway teak table with custom cover that seats four comfortably for dinner and more when partially folded as a tray for hors d'oeuvres. Teak grates keep the floor clean.
All sail control lines lead back to the cockpit with six winches, all with Sunbrella covers, five stoppers and five cleats.  The wheel is stainless with a teak rim and Sunbrella cover. The stainless pedestal has the engine controls and a binnacle C. Plath compass entirely encased in a stainless cover. The Yanmar instrument panel is easily read beneath the step to the companionway. Displays for the DMI wind instrument, depth sounder, and knot meter on the cockpit bulkhead face the helm aft as does the Robertson AP 20 auto pilot display.
There are three large storage lockers beneath the starboard and stern seats. ​


The sail inventory includes an elderly but ‘bullet proof’ main hand-crafted by Glenn Housley in Annapolis, a 120% genoa with a ProFurl furler, a staysail with a Furlex furler and a spinnaker in a sock, all in good condition and in storage during the summers. When not up, the main is contained in a zippered sail pack on the boom.  The mast is aluminum by Isomat and stands 54' 3" above deck. The standing rigging is all new this year and the running rigging, all led back to the cockpit to a series of six Lewmar winches, is all in good to excellent condition, as are all the blocks and shackles. Five robust stainless winch handles and a portable electric Winch Mate take care of the tensioning.
When the boat was in dry storage during Hurricane Maria, the backstay was severed by a flying piece of zinc roofing which caused the mast to fall damaging the starboard life line and three stanchions. All have been repaired and all of the standing rigging has been replaced.


The hull is 42' overall and 33' at the waterline with a 12.5' beam and a draft of 5' 10". The deck is NOT teak. Pleasing cream-colored non-skid fiberglass sections integral to the deck are bordered by white fiberglass, all in good shape. The deck features three large Bomar hatches and two smaller ones all with screens, eleven stainless port lights, and five teak and stainless dorades with Sunbrella covers. It has stainless mast pulpits, extra tall (32”) lifelines, and teak handholds, with custom Sunbrella covers, for comfort and safety. The teak and stainless swim ladder and the life raft, with Sunbrella cover, sit on deck and a stainless flag mount with teak pole is on the stern, as is a very robust Sampson post. A slotted aluminum toe rail lines the deck and below deck-level is a teak and bronze rub rail. The hull is typically strong and thick Taiwanese fiberglass and she has a modified fin keel with a full rudder.


A Lunaire marine air conditioner/heat pump provides cooling and heating and a Dickenson diesel heater provides supplementary heat for those cold nights in Florida or a late November trip south on the ICW.


Navigation is made easy with the help of a Simrad Robertson AP 20 autopilot, a Garmin 441s chartplotter with Caribbean charts along with CDs of Offshore Navigator software and Maptech electronic charts for the Cariibbean and east coast of the US. These are supplemented with paper charts for the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the eastern US coast as well as cruising guides for the same areas. Two BU-535S4 ‘puck’ GPSs can connect to any computer navigation program. There are three Garmin handheld GPSs (Garmin 76, Garmin 72H and Garmin 72). The cockpit has DMI wind instrument, depth sounder, knot meter displays and a binnacle C-Plath compass.  There’s a Furuno Model 1800 radar display at the navigation station.  The bow and stern running lights are Aqua Signal as are the mast head anchor and running lights.


For basic communications, there’s an ICOM M710 SSB and an ICOM M502 VHF at the nav station with a remote ICOM HM-157 VHF at the helm.  There’s also a Standard Horizon HX260S handheld VHF.  To minimize the problem of often less-than-congenial shouted communications between the helms person and the person on the bow dropping the anchor, there’s a Motorola Talkabout 2-way radio headset.
For entertainment, there’s a 19” Samsung TV, a Panasonic am/fm radio with CD player, a portable Memorex IPOD speaker system and a portable tape recorder.


Ground tackle consists of a 73 lb Bruce anchor with 200’ of chain rode supplemented by a 45 lb CQR with 25’ of chain and 200’ of rope, both led through rollers at the bow.  A Lofrans Tigres windlass below deck with up and down deck-mounted switches and both chain and rope gypsies make anchor deployment and recovery relatively painless.  A salt water pressure pump at the bow helps to keep the anchors and rodes clean for stowage between use.  As a backup, there’s also a Fortress FX 37 anchor with 200’ of rope rode stowed in a cockpit locker. For safety in a slip, there are six F5 Polyform fenders and ample line.
A Caribe 9’ hard bottom dinghy equipped with a 2-cycle 15 hp Yamaha Enduro engine provides safe and fast transportation from anchorage to dinghy dock.  The dinghy comes with its own small CQR anchor and rope rode, a boarding ladder for snorkeling/scuba excursions and an air pump to keep it properly inflated.  A Happy Hooker connector makes it easy to pick up a mooring.


Electrical energy to the batteries is generated by a 120 amp alternator with a Xantrex in-charge regulator, supplemented by an Air X wind generator, with spare blades, and 375 watts of solar power.  The house battery bank consists of three 245 amp Lifeline AGM batteries and a new separate Everstart 27D starter battery, charged with a Xantrex digital echo-charge. The system is regulated with a Freedom 458-20 inverter/charger and monitored by a Xantrex Freedom Basic Remote as well as a Xantrx LinkLITE monitor. 90 feet of 30 amp shore power cable with a 50 amp adapter take care of shore power needs.  Side by side AC/DC outlets are accessible throughout the boat.


The engine is a 44 hp Yanmar 4JHE with 6220 hours and is in excellent condition. It powers a three blade Max-Prop.  Diesel fuel is stored in two 60 gallon black iron tanks and a Baja filter to keep diesel intake supply clean is included.


Two large 3-ring binders contain owners’ manuals and other information on virtually every system on the boat. Two 5-gallon diesel jugs and one 5-gallon water jug provide storage. There are two 40’ AC extension cords; and dual AC and DC side-by-side electrical outlets are distributed throughout the boat.



Main (full batten, triple reef), 120% genoa, staysail, spinnaker
ProFurl genoa furler
Furlex staysail furler
Sail Pack

Isomat aluminum deck-stepped mast with steps, boom
All new 2019 standing rigging

7 Self-tailing Lewmar winches -2 #55, 4 #43 and 1 # 16, w/custom Sunbrella covers
Winch Rite portable electric winch

Spare blocks, shackles, lines in cockpit locker


Yanmar 4JHE 44hp main engine with 6220 hours


House bank – 3 x 245 amp Lifeline deep cycle AGM batteries
Starter battery – new 2019 27DC Everstart
Xantrex Freedom 458 Charger/Inverter with remote monitor
Xantrex Echo Charger for starter battery
120 amp alternator with Xantrex regulator
30 amp shore power cable with 50 amp adapter

1x 75 watt solar panels with controller
2 x 150 watt new solar panels – not installed – still in boxes

Air X wind generator, with spare blades

Double AC and DC outlets throughout interior

LED lighting, including mast head and deck lights


Simrad AP20 autopilot
Garmin 441s chartplotter, with Caribbean maps
3 handheld Garmin GPSs (Garmin 76, 72 and 72H)
2 BU-535S4 “Puck” GPSs to connect to nav programs
DMI wind instrument, depth sounder, knot meter
Furuno radar
Binnacle compass
Offshore Navigator software and Maptech electronic charts on CDs for Caribbean and east coast of US
Aqua Signal navigation lights
Paper charts for Caribbean, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and east coast of US
Older cruising guides for Caribbean, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and east coast of US, including the ICW


ICOM VHF with remote at wheel
ICOM AIS receiver
Standard handheld VHF

AM/FM radio with CD player
Motorola Talkabout 2-way radios


33 kilo (73 lb) Bruce anchor with 200’ chain rode
45 lb CQR anchor with 25’ of chain and 200’ of rope rode
Fortress anchor, with 200’ of rope rode
Lofrans Tigres windlass, with up and down switches and chain and rope gypsies
6 F5 Polyform fenders


An Avon 6-person life raft with a Sunbrella cover
Two Sospender auto-inflate life jackets
Four additional neck collar jackets
A throwable Life Sling and collar
Jack lines for night and rough seas sailing
A three million candle power portable GE spotlight
An ACR distress marker beacon
A flare gun with an assortment of flares
A spare Davis hand bearing compass
Extra tall life lines
AIS ICOM MXA-5000 receiver
A smoke detector in the cabin and multiple fire extinguishers
An emergency teak tiller
Two electric bilge pumps, one an auto pump
A manual pump in the cockpit
A high-water bilge alarm


1100 watt Microwave oven
Mariner 3 burner propane stove/oven (2 20lb aluminum propane tanks)
Stone Cold 12 volt refrigeration – dual control freezer and refrigeration units, with seawater and air cooling
Hot/cold pressure water
Isotemp 6 gallon water heater
Double stainless steel sink, with separate filtered Nature Pure drinking water faucet
Linens, towels, dishes, stemware, cookware, tableware, etc.


Vinyl cockpit cushions with 2 extra pillows
2 folding seats with custom slipcovers
New custom dodger, bimini, side curtains and aft textilene sun shade
Teak floor grates

Locker with 2 20lb aluminum propane tanks and dinghy accessories
2 additional lockers with extra line storage, Baja fuel filter, etc.


2x70 gal water tanks
2x60 gal diesel tanks
35 gal holding tank, with auxiliary manual pump out
Sump for separate shower, with separate pump


Jabsco electric toilet
Jabsco Y valve to overboard or holding tank
Vented loop, with solenoid, in seawater intake line
Stainless sink
Separate shower stall with hot/cold pressure water and teak grate floor


9’ Caribe hard-bottom dinghy, with portable boarding steps
15hp Yamaha 2-stroke engine
5 gal gas tank


Samsung 19” TV
Panasonic radio/CD player
4+ book shelves


Echo Tec 8 gallon/hour 12 volt water maker
Jabsco electric toilet
LUNAIRE Marine air conditioner/heat pump
9’ Caribe hard-bottom dinghy
15 hp Yamaha 2-stroke engine and 5 gal gas tank


Fresh water shower at bow
Salt water anchor/rode washdown
Teak rimmed helm with Sunbrella cover
Teak and stainless swim ladder
5 Teak and stainless dorades with sunbrella covers
Sunbrella covers for teak handrails on deck
Dickenson stainless barbeque
Oil change pump
6 Prisms
4 hard-wired Hella 12 volt fans and 3 portable AC fans
13 Stainless port lights with screens
5 deck hatches with screens, 3 large with Sunbrella covers
3x5 gal jerry jugs
HP J1000 printer
Manuals for virtually all equipment, including Yanmar engine manual
Drawer full of manual tools and locker full of power tools
Supply of spare parts – fuel and oil filters, pumps, alternators, engine parts, electrical circuit breakers, connectors, etc


20+ years ago we realized that continuing to live in a small, somewhat remote New Jersey town was probably not going to be the ideal retirement plan for us.   Thus motivated, we looked at options we may not have considered in earlier years. Jim had sailboat racing in his blood but since my blood was accustomed to a level of comfort not found on a racing sailboat, we met in the middle and bought a very comfortable and home-like boat. 

 20 years and thousands of miles have passed, and age and health have given us reasons to rethink our cruising life.  Now seems the right time for a younger couple/family to enjoy Kindred Spirit and take her out to see the parts of the world we missed.

As cruising for us started long before blogs and long before wifi was easily available, we kept journals.  A large stack of journals and a matching large file of photographs keep our memories alive with the joy of cruising, the joy of meeting many island people and not only sampling the new food experiences but also enjoying friendships we’d never have had. 

Our new bucket list grows weekly with many places to visit that we couldn’t get to with Kindred Spirit. No, we’ll not be staying home any more than is absolutely necessary but will continue to meet new people in new places.


Kindred Spirit is a 1986 Tayana Vancouver 42, designed by Robert Harris.  The entire boat speaks of ‘home’ and for eight years she was the only home for us and our intrepid cat, Nicky. 

Tayanas are known for lovely teak joinery work and Kindred Spirit has elicited many flattering comments from other boat owners for the beauty of the woodwork, the stability of the boat and the feeling she can get you through just about anything. Tayanas are also well regarded by those who evaluate sailboats as being very safe and very capable for a passage of any length.  With 120 gallons of fuel and 140 gallons of fresh water plus a water maker, long passages are easily managed.

With the added benefit of some upgrades and some cosmetic work Kindred Spirit would be more than ready for another long adventure for someone who can enjoy all the possibilities she offers.