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1989 Tayana 55' Sora

$ 239,900

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Sora is a 1989 Tayana 55' Ketch listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Roger Butterfield. Roger can be reached at 1-251-753-2381 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Tayana Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

1989 Tayana 55 Ketch Aft Cabin Cruising Yacht

Price Just Reduced by $10,000!

If your goal is to sail the world…This is your boat! "SORA" is a fully restored true bluewater cruiser with all the comforts of home, plus she comes with all the extras one collects from sailing around the world!

This is a beautiful 55 Tayana 1989 Ketch that the owner purchased in 2005. Berthed at Barber Marina in Josephine, Alabama, she is an elegant cruising yacht with the performance of an ocean racer.

  • New Bottom Paint and Thru Hulls 4/2022
  • Recent Hull (Bottom) Marine Survey


  • Price USD:$ 239,900
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  • Location:

    Elberta, Alabama, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 55 ft in
  • Display Length: 55 ft
  • Beam: 16' 1"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 150 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 150 gals
  • Engine Details: Perkins
  • Engine 1: 1989 3995.00 HRS 135.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Sails and Rigging:

Cruise equipped: Navtec manual/hydraulic main backstay adjuster; manual turnbuckle mizzen backstay adjuster; hydraulic boom vang; stainless steel wire standing rigging; aluminum spars; keel-stepped mast; spinnaker pole; mainsail and mizzen travelers.

Sails (Neil Pryde - All in Good Condition):

  • In-Mast Furling Mainsail (2019)
  • 10.0 oz. Dacron Crosscut
  • Bluewater Reefing Furling Genoa (2019)
  • 8.0 oz. Dacron In-Mast Furling Mizzen (2019)
  • In-Mast Furling Mizzen (2019)
  • 10.0 oz. Dacron Crosscut
  • Mainsail on electric Hood SeaFurl In-Mast system
  • Yankee on Pro Furl manual furling system
  • #1 Genoa on same furling system as yankee
  • Spinnaker with sleeve
  • Mizzen on manual Hood SeaFurl In-Mast system
  • Staysail
  • Mizzen staysail
  • Storm jib
  • Trysail
  • Two #36, 2-sp, ST electric - jib sheet
  • Two #24, 2-sp, ST - main sheet
  • One #21, 2-sp, ST - mizzen sheet
  • Two #28, 2-sp, ST - staysail sheet
  • One #27, 2-sp, ST - jib halyard
  • One #22, 2-sp, ST - main halyard
  • One #27, 2-sp, ST - spin. halyard
  • One #22, 2-sp, ST - mizzen halyard
  • Pole lift - Hood
  • Centerboard - Rule electric
  • Winches (Barient except as shown)
  • Three Barient Winch Handles


  • Sleeps a total of seven comfortably: two in the forward V-Berth area, one in the guest cabin to starboard, two-three in the aft master stateroom, and one in the salon portside double pullout
  • Both forward and aft head areas have vanities, large mirrors, ample storage and stand-up showers, two new toilets
  • The roomy salon has a large lounger with double pullout for additional sleeping, flat screen TV, and navigation station to port. To starboard is an L-Shaped lounger with drop-leaf dining table. Teak and Holly flooring and plentiful hatches throughout.


Fully equipped and located in the starboard passageway toward the aft cabin.

  • Grunert Refrigeration Unit
  • Ice maker
  • Kenmore Microwave
  • Pressure hot and cold water system
  • Water heater
  • Three-burner propane stove/oven
  • Combo washer/dryer

Electrical System Details:

  • (3) A/C Zones
  • 12V Ship's system
  • (2) New 8D Engine Batteries
  • (2) Battery Switches
  • Battery Charger - Victron Energy
  • 110V Shore power service
  • Westerbeke 8KW Generator - Approximately 3,813 Hours
  • Water Maker (Recently Overhauled and Pickled)
  • S-2 Propane/CNG Monitor-Controller
  • Inverter - Xantrex

Electronics and Navigation:

  • Large Samsung Flat Screen TV
  • Danforth Constellation 6" pedestal-mounted compass
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Icom ICM710 Marine Transceiver - Nav Station
  • (2) New Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radios - Stairway to Salon and Nav Station, Also (2) New Handhelds
  • Standard Horizon LH10 VHF Radio (Galley)
  • Raymarine Chartplotter - Nav Station
  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter - Helm
  • GPS, Radar, Autopilot, Sonar, AIS 250 Receiver
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind Instrument
  • Raymarine E80 Chartplotter - Nav Station
  • GPS, Radar, Autopilot, Sonar, AIS 250 Receiver
  • Cellphone Charging - Nav Station
  • New (2/2023) Fusion Audio System (BlueTooth, Sirius/XM Capable) - Nav Station
  • PTC-II Pro - Data Interface (Between PC-Radio Equipment) Nav Station
  • Low Frequency Radio
  • Spotlight - Handheld with Cockpit Plug-In

Deck - Hull:

  • (9) New Hatches - 8/2021
  • Bruce 66# anchor with approximately 200' rode
  • Delta anchor with approximately 200' rode
  • Danforth-type #35 anchor with approximately 200' rode
  • Maxwell Nilsson Windlass
  • Navigation, masthead strobe and masthead tricolor lights
  • Bimini
  • Dodger
  • Life jackets, MOM life-sling (rail mounted), safety harnesses
  • Switlik Inflatable Liferaft - 6-Person capacity
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Lifelines
  • Fenders and lines
  • Swim platform
  • Swim ladder
  • Saltwater deck washdown
  • Flare kit, first aid kit


  • Perkins 135hp Diesel (approximately 3,995)
  • Marine Air 3-zone Air Conditioning
  • New Victron Centaur Charger 60A - 9/2022
  • Three auto/manual bilge pumps
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Automatic Halon Fireboy 130 Extinguishing System
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • ESI Clean Fuel Scrubber
  • Edson wheel steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • Engine alarm
  • Fuel filters
  • Acoustical insulation
  • Zintex propane sniffer
  • Dual Racor marine filters
  • Any and all personal items belonging to seller
  • Avon 5-person hard bottom dinghy (lifted via mizzen boom and rests on aft platform) with 25hp Yamaha outboard engine with 0 hours (recently overhauled)

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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