Tayana Yachts

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Tayana 37
A Tayana 37 under sail on the East River in New York passes under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Tayana Yachts is a Taiwanese brand of fiberglass sailboats built by Ta Yang. Ta Yang means "big ocean" in Mandarin, and Tayana means "belongs to big ocean."[1] The yard was founded in 1973 and has built over 1,400 bluewater cruisers.[2] Designers have included Robert H. Perry, Robert Harris, Robb Ladd, and Pieter Beeldsnijder.[3] Yachts range from 37 to a new 72-footer.

History[edit]

Early models built by Ta Yang include the Sea Wolf 41, aka Yankee Clipper, and the Tanton cat ketch. In 1979, they introduced a Perry designed 37-foot double-ender.[4] This was originally branded as the CT 37 because CT Chen was a founding partneer in the Ta Yang boat yard, and they thought the more established CT name would help sell her. Soon, they realized she did not need the CT cachet, and they rebranded her as the Tayana 37.[5] Around 600 of these 37-footers were built making it one of the most popular cruisers ever.[4] The Tayana Vancouver 42 followed, another double-ender by Robert Harris. Ta Yang was one of the first Taiwanese yards to scale up with larger designs like the 50 foot Flying Dutchman 12 meter (FD-12) designed by Eva Holman and Wil Eicholt and the Bob Perry Tayana 48.[4] Tayana is still producing yachts today.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tayana Owners Group Newsletter, retrieved 2010-04-13 
  2. ^ Ta Yang Building Co., retrieved 2010-04-13 
  3. ^ Imagine Yachts, retrieved 2010-04-13 
  4. ^ a b c Kretschmer, John, Used Boat Notebook, pp. 118–121, 198–203 
  5. ^ Perry, Robert, Yacht Design According to Perry: My Boats and What Shaped Them 

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