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AURORA50' Tayana Flying Dutchman 12 1982

$ 150,000

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United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wellington Yacht Partners. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 150,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Flying Dutchman 12

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 50 ft 4 in
  • Display Length: 50 ft
  • Beam: 14' 3"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: Yanmar
  • Engine 1: 350.00 HRS 75.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

The Flying Dutchman 12 is a sought-after classic design from the golden days of Tayana - stable, comfortable, beautiful, and ergonomic. She boasts a first-rate interior finish, large tankage, abundant storage and many amenities normally found on larger yachts. Notably, she has the desirable 3-cabin layout, and a custom 63ft mast which means she is ICW-capable. This example has benefited from two extensive refits in recent memory and represents an excellent value**, especially when compared to others in her class. Lying Portsmouth, RI, for a tax-free sale.


From Cruising World:

“The FD-12 is a moderately fast, well-appointed, comfortable world cruiser. In our minds, positive flotation in a cruising boat is a big plus.

We’d like to see more boats built with it.”


** The sellers are disclosing that they have been made aware of elevated moisture in some areas of the deck and hull coring, as is often found in boats of this vintage. The vessel has been priced accordingly. 


  • New lead acid house and start batteries
  • New cookstove



  • New bottom paint
  • Dutchman flaking system for mainsail
  • New, custom, heavy duty rudder
  • New, custom, upsized 316L SS chainplates



  • New cockpit cushions
  • Primary and secondary winches re-chromed
  • NEW mainsheet winch
  • (4) New Lewmar 40 ST winches on mast
  • (2) Johnson 4000 high capacity bilge pumps with ULTRA switches
  • New Kisae 3000 inverter/charger
  • New battery switches and voltage switching relay
  • Spectra jack-line w Dacron sun cover
  • (4) New Harken jack-line pad-eyes
  • New Bimini frame and canvas
  • New Cockpit canvas covers for brightwork
  • Additional jib tracks added for more sheet positioning options
  • New Standard Horizon GX2150 Matrix AIS+ VHF radio at Nav Station
  • Command mic at helm pedestal
  • Vesper x8000 AIS transponder/receiver
  • New masthead VHF antenna
  • New HD mainsheet blocks
  • New pumps for both Jabsco heads
  • USB charging points installed throughout boat



  • New Yanmar 75HP diesel engine
  • New Rayamarine electronic instruments
  • New Phasor diesel genset w/quiet water exhaust system
  • New electric distribution panel, most DC and AC wiring replaced or updated
  • New standing rigging and running rigging
  • Mast removed, fully disassembled, painted, mast-step reconditioned 2013
  • New Cruisair reverse-cycle AC
  • New Technautics Blue fridge/freezer
  • New multilayer tempered glass fixed port-lights with extra lenses
  • New mainsail and jib from SuperSails, Ft Lauderdale
  • New Doyle stackpack
  • Tides Marine frictionless mainsail track
  • Deck, topsides and bilges were all repainted
  • Fuel tanks replaced (100 gal ea., aluminum)
  • New Profurl HD jib and staysail furlers
  • Owner's cabin aft, with large pullman double berth and sea berth opposite
  • Owner’s cabin offers wet locker, storage access to lazarette and generator next to day head and shower
  • Two over-under bunk guest cabins forward (side by side), with shared head (forepeak)
  • Large saloon open to galley and nav station
  • Electronics and plumbing easily accessed around the engine and lazaret
  • Diesel heat stove in salon (not used by current owner)
  • Manually operated (foot) water pumps at galley sink
  • Raymarine E125 Hybrid charplotter/radar with repeater at helm
  • Engine control panel in cockpit
  • Lighting controls, plotter repeater, remote radio mic, auto pilot controls at pedestal
  • SS destroyer wheel
  • Backup/emergency SS tiller
  • Safe, high bulwarks instead of slotted toe rail
  • 1 1/4" heavy duty SS stanchions, pushpit and pulpit
  • (10) Bronze opening ports
  • Three Bomar opening hatches (refinished 2013, new canvas covers, 2018)
  • Cavernous bow storage compartment with large deck hatches, various lines and fenders
  • Electric windlass 180 ft 7/16” chain and spare rode
  • Mast pulpits 1 1/4”
  • Electric windlass 180 ft 7/16” chain and spare rode
  • Raw water anchor washdown pump
  • (2) Midship side boarding ladders
  • Mainsheet just forward of wheel
  • Primaries just forward of mainsheet
  • Full-height mast steps
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Aluminum spinnaker pole on mast mount for easy handling
  • Running rigging new in 2018
  • Standing rigging made 1X19
  • NO Running backstays lower shrouds to compensate
  • Mainsail (2013) w/ slab reefing, (3) reefpoints
  • Genoa (2013)
  • Storm jib
  • (3) 15 lb aluminum propane cylinders
  • (2) Boat hooks
  • 4’ Teak flag staff
  • Emergency/crash response gear
  • Scuba tank racks (mounted in lazarette)
  • Spare anchor and rode
  • Many misc. spares and tools


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