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1996 Tayana 48 CENTER COCKPIT

Grasonville, Maryland


"SERENE" is a 1996 48’ Cutter rigged; center cockpit Robert Perry designed Tayana 48 sailing vessel. The Tayana line of sailing vessels was heavily built coastal/offshore cruisers built for both near coastal as well as extended offshore blue water cruising. “Serene” is a very well-equipped Tayana 48 with a full complement of offshore sailing equipment that has been maintained by the present owners to very high standards. “Serene” is a turn-key vessel that is ready for any extended blue water cruising.

Manufacturer Provided Description:

The Tayana 48 is a superior combination of the advanced design concepts of Robert Perry and the incomparable boat building skills of the craftsmen at Ta Yang Yacht Building Co. Using the finest materials money can buy, Ta Yang puts together a yacht which has it all - speed under sail, safety in any sea condition and comfort found in few yachts of this size. The design target for the Tayana 48 was to produce a yacht that out-performs the competition in this size range in both boat speed and interior volume. This was achieved by a process not unlike the type used by racing yacht designers. Hull proportions were studied along with interior layouts to produce a yacht proving that space and comfort is achievable in a large cruising yacht without sacrificing speed and sailing ability. The oversize navigation area can be your office away from home. This boat has the ability to be pressed hard with good helm balance. The deck design makes her easily managed by a two-person crew. The extremely affordable Tayana 48 offers quality and performance that distinguishes her from every yacht in this size and class. CONSTRUCTION: Hand-laminated fiberglass hull with PVC foam construction with mat and woven rovings, isophthalic resins, isophthalic gelcoat on all exterior fiberglass surfaces. A matrix of longitudinal and transverse, foam-cored stringers in the lower hull providing maximum hull stiffness. Internal iron ballast glassed into a modified fin keel with choice of drafts. Skeg-mounted rudder, with internal stainless steel rudder post and integral stainless-steel reinforcement.


Essex Boat Works is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Atlantic Yacht Works.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: SERENE
Make: Tayana
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tayana in Ta Yang yard
Designer: Robert Perry
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TYA48040F596
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48 ft
Beam: 14'6 ft
Min Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 35,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft
Ballast: 11,675 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2 - DTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 88hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 6900


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 230 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Cutter


If you have never been aboard a fine quality Tayana sailboat, prepare for a treat. This Bob Perry designed boat, robust Taiwan construction, sensible & spacious layout and beautiful hand rubbed, satin varnish, teak interior. The large comfortable center-cockpit gives the helmsman and crew a commanding view of the entire deck and surrounding water. It also allows for a large, ample headroom master suite aft. Entering the companionway and stepping below one enters the spacious main salon. The companionway ladder is furniture quality with a custom clear Lexan back panel. Forward to port, is a cozy oval settee and custom folding teak table. Main salon lighting is excellent, featuring two large port and starboard windows. Teak and holly cabin sole throughout all cabins. There is plenty of storage space in all cabins. The overhead throughout is soft off-white vinyl. All light fixtures are Italian, gold-plated brass Cantalupi fixtures. The stereo speakers are recessed into the overhead and headliner. From the companionway, immediately to port is a spacious and comfortable galley, with many quality features. Immediately to starboard is a large "L" shaped navigation console with an adjustable, swiveling chair. Ahead to starboard is a straight settee. The custom folding teak table can be expanded to a full-size table for six or folded to accommodate 3-4. The table can also be lowered and locked to support an additional berth cushion to enable the settee to serve as an extra berth. The large, "L" shaped navigation console allows for two work areas. Over each area is plenty of room for electronics, radar, SSB, displays, radios, etc. The "L-shaped navigation console is a signature feature of the Tayana 48. The galley has several special features. The galley and passage aft are full height and run aft along the port side. The galley boasts a custom four burner stove with oven, two separate top and front access refrigerator and freezer compartments, plenty of storage, counterspace.

Ahead of the main salon is the customized forward guest cabin. It consists of a large cabin with a centerline V berth, and generous storage. The forward head has two entrances, one private entrance from the guest cabin, and another serving the main salon. The forward head is quite large, with vanity, stainless steel sink, Grohe fixtures 12-volt electric head, and shower. Aft of the main salon and galley is the aft master suite. It consists of a large cabin with a centerline queen, generous storage and a large ensuite head, vanity, stainless steel sink, 12-volt electric head and shower.

The Yanmar 88 hp engine and Phaser 7.0 kw generator are located amidships, in the central island, beneath the cockpit. The engine and generator compartment are accessible from the nav station, galley, salon, and aft head. Every cabin from bow to stern features opening deck hatches and ports for airflow and ventilation and offering plenty of natural lighting throughout.


  • Average headroom: 77"
  • Centerline mattress: 77" x 56"
  • Three (3) tall hanging lockers
  • Three (3) smaller lockers plus drawers
  • Three (3) mid-size storage bins
  • Ensuite Head offering three (3) storage lockers
  • Large stainless sink with Grohe faucet


  • Average headroom: 78"
  • Centerline mattress: 77" x 80" x 36"
  • Two (2) tall hanging lockers
  • Three (3) smaller lockers
  • Four (4) large pullout drawers
  • Large ensuite head/shower
  • Full-size porcelain head (manual)
  • Featuring three (3) storage lockers
  • Large stainless sink with Grohe faucet

The galley is immediately adjacent to the oval settee and navigation area. Like the navigation area, it too has two work areas. There is an inboard work area, the central island with a pass-through to the navigation area. All countertops are white Formica. There is plenty of counterspace, double stainless sinks, custom Groco fixtures and a handy in-counter storage compartment. The outboard work area features a custom Broadwater four burner range and temperature-controlled oven, a Sea Frost in-counter, refrigerator with both top and front access doors, and a Sea Frost in-counter combination unit, (refrigerator or freezer), again with top and front access doors. Featuring 73” galley headroom.


  • Sea Frost refrigerator (top/front loading)
  • Sea Frost freezer (top/front loading) controls on galley bulkhead
  • Broadwater stainless steel 4-burner LPG stove/oven
  • Flo jet freshwater pump
  • Sharp microwave oven
  • Double stainless-steel sinks
  • Custom Grohe faucet
  • Newmar solenoid switch (LPG)

The large "L" shaped navigation console is a signature Tayana 48 feature and marvelous to see and use. It is located just to starboard of the companionway. It offers two work areas, two cabinet faces at 90 degrees to each other, and a fully adjustable swivel chair. Because of the "L" shaped console there is also plenty of cabinet face for electronics, all at eye level, and all within easy reach. You must see and try it to realize the full effect and value.

  • Simrad AP26 autopilot 
  • Garmin 7610 SV chart plotter 
  • Garmin G-wind wind anemometer
  • Simrad IS15 Multi-display
  • Garmin GMI-20 depth, speed, multi-display
  • Xantrex 2500 inverter with Link 2000 display/controller
  • SCG 2000 150-watt HF SSB transceiver
  • SGC 230 automatic antenna tuner
  • Standard Matrix VHF, Standard Quest VHF w/Two (2) Ram Mic
  • Kenwood – AM/FM stereo 
  • Speakers: salon, cabin & cockpit
  • 120-volt shore power system
  • Phasor K3/7.0 120/240-volt generator (1351 hours - new 2015)
  • 120-volt distribution panel
  • 120-volt outlets throughout all cabins
  • Xantrex Inverter/charger with Link 2000 display
  • One (1) 30-amp 50 ft power cord
  • One (1) 50-amp, 50 ft power cord
  • Vessel 12 VDC system
  • API Marine alternator with Balmar external regulator
  • 12-volt distribution panel
  • Four (4) 4D 12-volt batteries
  • One (1) Group 31 12-volt battery
  • One (1) Series 27 12-volt battery (engine)
  • CB and metering panel
  • 12-volt brass light fixtures
  • Hidden soft "mood" lighting
  • 12-volt outlets throughout all cabins
  • Eight (8) Hella 12-volt fans
  • Three (3) tank gauges
  • Two (2) Rule automatic 12-volt bilge pumps
  • One (1) manual bilge pump
  • Center Cockpit
  • Cutter rigged
  • Elongated fin keel with lead ballast
  • Heavily built skeg supported rudder
  • Double stainless-steel stem & anchor rollers
  • Lewmar vertical anchor windlass
  • Anchors: Rocna 73#, Fortress FX37 & Lewmar 30 Kg
  • Lewmar 12-volt powered halyard winch, (cabin top)
  • Lewmar 2 speed ST manual winches
  • Five (5) Lewmar heavy duty rope clutches
  • Stainless frames over each stainless dorade vent
  • Viking 8-person life-raft
  • Canvas covers for hatches
  • Sunbrella bimini
  • Sunbrella dodger with polycarbonate windows (new 2018)
  • Throwable MOB gear/module
  • Salt water and fresh water washdown systems
  • Teak caprails
  • Six (6) large stainless inset custom chocks
  • Aluminum mast
  • Aluminum boom
  • 1x19 Stainless steel rigging has been replaced in different years
  • Heavy duty reinforced stanchions with lifelines
  • AB Rib dinghy with new Hypalon tubes (2020), Yamaha 15 h.p. outboard 
  • Dinghy davits with outboard lift system
  • USCG Safety Package
  • SAILS: 
  • Roller furling staysail new 2023
  • 105% 9-ounce Genoa new 2012
  • 140% Genoa new 2008 
  • Roller furling mainsail new 2012
  • Well illuminated, insulated engine room with access from galley and aft head
  • Yanmar 88 HP turbo-charged diesel
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Sea Frost refrigerator & freezer - engine driven & 120-volt
  • Fuel manifold system in engine compartment
  • Three (3) bladed 18" feathering Max-Prop
  • PYI dripless shaft seal unit
  • Phasor K3/7.0 120/240-volt generator
  • Racor 500MA fuel filter (generator)
  • MarineAir 16000 BTU HVAC system
  • MarineAir 9000 BTU HVAC system
  • PUR 80 gallon/day water maker (unit is pickled)
  • Dual Racor 500 FG fuel filter/separator (engine) 
  • Two (2) shower sump pumps

“Serene” is a 1996 48’ Cutter rigged Robert Perry designed Tayana 48 sailing vessel. The Tayana line of sailing vessels was heavily built coastal/offshore cruisers built for both near coastal as well as extended offshore blue water cruising. “Serene” is a very well-equipped Tayana 48 with a full complement of offshore sailing equipment that has been maintained by the present owners to very high standards. The rigging was professionally inspected from deck level and aloft by Christian Damm in 2018. “Serene” is a turnkey vessel that is ready for any extended blue water cruising.

  • Photo on port salon bulkhead of boat going through New York City
  • Decorative salon throw pillows 
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.

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