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2001 Tayana 55

Greenport, New York


Dragon Dance is being sold by the original owner.

Since its introduction, the Tayana 55 has emerged as a favored design for liveaboard and offshore cruising among couples and families. Renowned for its strength, comfort, expansive living spaces, and commendable performance, the Tayana 55 has earned a solid reputation. The interior joiner work on this yacht is legendary, and its sailing characteristics are highly respectable. With a four-cabin layout, it is ideal for cruising couples with children or guests.

Surveyor comments:  … this boat has been kept In immaculate condition. I see additions like custom built-in tool holders.  Additional extra mooring pendants in the boat, in case of chafe or wear so they are available immediately for replacement.  4 extra anchors, All well stored and ready for deployment. All was prepared by the owner. The owner seems to be a capable yachtsman, not just an owner.


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

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Dragon Dance
Make: Tayana
Model: 55
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tayana
Designer: Pieter Beeldsnijder
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TYA55099L001
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 55 ft
Length Overall: 55 ft
Waterline Length: 45'11 ft
Beam: 16'1 ft
Max Draft: 7'2 ft
Min Draft: 5.25 ft
Displacement: 48,400 lb
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft
Cabin Headroom: 9'10 ft
Dry Weight: 48,400 lb
Ballast: 17,600 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: Yanmar 4LH-HTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 140hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Hours: 1142
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Deck Saloon, Ketch


150 gal. fuel in two stainless steel tanks
250 gal. water in two stainless steel tanks
30 gal. fiberglass holding tank with macerator pump


Interior layout from forward to aft:
- Guest cabin forward with v-berth
- Head to port with stall shower
- Guest cabin with upper and lower berths
- Main saloon with settees both port and starboard and table
- Navigation station to port
- Centerline companionway to topside
- Guest/utility cabin with single berth
- Walkthrough galley to starboard
- Mast cabin aft with centerline berth and ensuite head

- The Interior is in like new condition
- Overhead LED lights throughout
- Red nightlights and hanging locker lights
- Off-white ultra-suede for settees and nav. seat
- Teak joinery and cabinetry finished in polyurethane satin finish
- Teak and holy cabin sole
- Teak cover for mast in main saloon
- Easily removed headliner
- Interior teak handrails, fiddles, and trim
- Solid teak doors and frames
- Upgraded stainless steel opening ports with screens
- Custom curtains for all opening ports
- Dorade vents with FRP boxes
- Rugs

Forward guest cabin with a centerline island berth, two open ports, and overhead hatch. The are upper shelves and lockers port and starboard and hanging locker. 

Guest head is next aft to port. Outboard is the vanity with a stainless steel sink, Corian countertop, opening port, overhead hatch, and lockers. There is a Jabsco Quiet Flush electric toilet. Aft there is a separate stall shower with an automatic electric sump pump and an opening port.  

Guest cabin with an upper and lower berth on starboard. There are lockers under the lower berth and two opening ports above the upper berth. There is a brass framed mirror and a brass clock. Forward to the starboard are lockers with the upper locker holding the TV. There is an opening in the forward bulkhead to the main saloon with a curtain closure.

Main saloon features a large curved settee on the starboard behind a round table with a folding top table. There is a slightly curved settee to starboard. There are two large windows both port and starboard above the settees and three windows forward (outboard ones open). On the forward bulkhead, there are a clock and barometer. Behind the settees are forward and aft lockers, opening ports and shelves. The table has a storage locker on the pedestal base. As this is a deck saloon, there are high ceilings with panels. And there is a hanging brass lamp. Aft is a centerline a custom five-step companionway to the cockpit.

Navigations station is to port with forward-facing seat, desk with two work surfaces forward and outboard. Outboard is the electrical panel and remote panel for the generator. 

Galley is next aft to starboard. The sink is inboard and the refrigerator and icebox and stove are outboard. 

Guest / utility room is aft of the navigation station. There is access to the engine. The generator and tool/parts storage is under the outboard very wide single berth.

Master aft cabin has a larger centerline berth with two overhead hatches with screens, and five opening ports. There are shelves outboard of the berth with lockers with glass doors. Under the berth, there are more drawers. Additional drawers and louvered door lockers to port and a large hanging locker with louvered doors to starboard.

En suite head with a separate stall shower. The shower has an automatic electric sump. There is a Jabsco Quiet Flush electric head, stainless steel sink, Corian countertops, and lockers. 


- Corian countertops
- Single large deep stainless steel sink with pull-out spray faucet
- Hot & cold pressure water system
- Three-burner gimballed stainless steel Force 10 stove with oven in stainless steel alcove
- Remote propane solenoid
- Two 20 lb propane tanks in a dedicated topside locker vented overboard
- Water heater approx.. 12 gal., 110 volt & engine heat exchanger|
- Top and front-loading Adler Barbour refrigeration
- Top and front-loading ice box
- 4” poured foam insulations for refrigeration and ice box
- Two twenty lbs. aluminum propane tanks in a dedicated locker vented overboard
- Multiple drawers, lockers, dry storage, and trash bins with louvered opening or sliding doors
- Three opening ports with screens
- Brass framed mirror on the aft bulkhead
- Additional engine room access under the inboard sink


- Maxwell 3500 windlass with foot switches 
- Deck wash down forward and aft
- Upgraded double stainless steel bow rollers
- Bruce 125 lb anchor with 200' 3/8" HT chain on bow roller
- CQR 75 lb with 20' 3/8" HT chain and 200' 3/4" Samson rode
- Fortress FX-55 with 20' 3/8" HT chain and 300' 3/4" Samson rode
- Fortress FX-37 with 20' 3/8" HT chain and 150' 3/4"Samson rode

- Edson cable steering with 40" stainless steel destroyer-type wheel
- Stainless steel centerboard with electric winch (3,000 lbs)

- Teak cockpit seats and floor with fiberglass cockpit coaming
- Teak rubrail with stainless steel striker
- FRP Cockpit coaming
- Five aluminum hatches with custom 1/2" starboard covers
- Aluminum toe rail with hawse holes and mooring cleats (six)
- Double lifelines with gates port, starboard, and aft
- Mast pulpits
- Stainless steel opening ports
- Stainless steel Dorade guards
- Boomkin with teak grate on stern with hatch
- Sugar scoop swim platform and stainless steel swim ladder
- Custom winter cover
- Additional canvas covers for wheel, electronics, and engine controls
- Jacklines
- Flagpole with mount- Horseshoe
- Cockpit cushions 
- Carib 13' 2004
- Yamaha 30hp outboard 2012
- Outboard mounting bracket
- Emergency tiller
- Plexigalss dropboard for companionway

Sails and Rigging

- Cutter-rigged ketch
- Mast height 62' 6" without antennas
- Aluminum spares
- Profurl N52 and N42 roller furlers for headsails
- Profurl MK1 and Mk3 boom furler for main and mizzen
- Main and Mizzen rigid vangs rebuilt in 2015

- Two working jibs

- Mainsail with full battens
- Mizzen with full battens
- 3/4 oz spinnaker
- Spinnaker pole
- Lewmar main and mizzen travelers
- Two deck jib tracks on both sides of the deck with three Lewmar cars on each side

- Cockpit winches: two Lewmar 44 ST, two Lewmar 54 ST, two Lewmar 66 ST

- Main mast winches: one Lewmar 48 ST, one Lewmar 40 ST, running backstays
- Mizzen winches: one Lewmar 40 ST. one Lewmar 30 ST

Performance Data:
D/L 223
Comfort ratio 38.1
Capsize screen value 1.8

Electronics and Navigation

- Raymarine FL80 chartplotter
- RADAR antenna on mizzen mast
- Windex
- Navigation console mounted on sea hood with Raymarine speed, depth, and wind
- GPS chartplotter
- Standard Horizon VHF radio
- Ritchie Globemaster compass on binnacle
- 12 V navigations lights (running, tri-color/anchor/strobe lights, masthead, and deck spreaker lights
- TV, DVD, and VCR
- Stereo

Electrical and Mechanical

- Yanmar 140 hp turbo fresh water cooled with 1142 hrs
- Kamzaki model KMSA transmission with ratio 2.87 to 1
 - SCATRA model 14100 coupling
- 1.5" stainless steel shaft
- Maxprop - 3-blade feathering
- Shaft spurs

- Fiberglass drip pan
- Engine room blower
- Dual Racor fuel filters for engine with pressure gauge
- Lead foam insulated engine compartment

- Dripless LasDrop shaft seal
- 50 amp 110v shore power inlet and cord 
- Newmar electrical panel with breakers, AC and DC voltmeters, and AC and DC amp meters at nav. station
- 110 v outlets throughout
- 12 V outlets throughout
- Electrical bonding system

- Eight 8D AGM (one at nav. station for the centerboard winch, two for the bow thruster under the forward berth, and five under the aft berth
- Trace 5000 Inverter/charger

- Vetus bow thruster (with two batteries)
- mechanical steering
- Electric 12 V bilge pumps(Rule 3000 and 1500 auto/manual)
- Henderson Mark 5 manual bilge pump
- Automatic shower sump pumps
- Henderson Mark 5 manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit
- High water alarm
- Webasto force hot air heating system
- Panda Mini 8 generator in a sound box with approx 197 hrs
- Racor fuel filter
- Solar
- 75 watt panels with charge controller

Hull and Construction Details

Solid fiberglass hull, hand laminated according to Lloyds specifications. A matrix of longitudinal and transverse foam-cored stringers in the lower hull provides maximum hull stiffness. Orange boot and cove stripes

One piece internal cast iron ballast glassed into a modified fin keel.

Stainless steel centerboard, 3,000 lbs. with electric winch and backup system. 
Fin keel

Skeg-mounted rudder, with internal stainless steel rudder post and integral stainless steel reinforcement and 5' 3" draft.

Fiberglass deckhouse and fiberglass deck with molded non-skid. The deck is a composite construction using closed-cell foam and end-grain light wood sandwich coring. All deck hardware areas are reinforced using encapsulated marine-grade plywood. Deck hardware is through-bolted using stainless steel backing plates.

All hatches with custom starboard covers

10 bronze thru hulls all with wooden plugs

d/l 223
comfort ratio 38.1
capsize screen value 1.8

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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