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1981 Tayana 42' Harmony

$ 87,500

Harmony is a 1981 Tayana 42' Vancouver 42 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Marisa Velasco. Marisa can be reached at +52 622 855 9167 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 200 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.


Harmony is a fine example of the build-quality that Tayana’s are known for and has a gorgeous teak interior like only Taiwanese boats can have. Vancouver 42’s have a practical layout for an offshore cruiser. This one is a center-cockpit version that remains dry due to hull design.

She is only on her second owner, who has spared no expense upgrading and maintaining her. Repowered in 2001 with an upgraded Perkins Sabre 65hp engine.

Custom heavy-duty dinghy davits with a swing arm to ease deployment of the dinghy.

Fully battened mainsail with UK Sails stack pack (2011). Double roller furling for jib and staysail. Workbench between aft cabin and main salon.

A True Classic!


  • Price USD:$ 87,500
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Vancouver 42

  • Year:


  • Location:

    San Carlos, Mexico

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 42 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 42 ft
  • Beam: 12' 6"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 120 gals
  • Engine Details: Perkins Sabre M65
  • Engine 1: 2001 0.00 HRS 65.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Enter below decks through companionway.  Galley is to starboard, forward facing nav station is to port. Moving forward is the main salon with convertible dinette, port and starboard settees. Head is further forward of main salon and to port. Full forward is a vee berth, with access to chain locker.

Aft and to port of the companionway is a hallway leading to the aft cabin. Hallway includes a nice work area and storage. Aft cabin has double berth to port, generous storage throughout. Batteries stored below aft berth. Aft and to starboard is the head and shower.

Easy access to engine.

Gorgeous teak work below deck, impeccably preserved.

  • Anchor #1: Bruce 66# with 250’ 5/16” chain (re-galvanized in 2017)
  • Ultra-flip swivel (2017)
  • Anchor #2: Danforth 40’ with 150’ line
  • Double bow roller
  • Aluminum toe rails
  • Swim ladder
  • SS Bow pulpit
  • Anchor windlass: Lighthouse 1501, with saltwater washdown
  • Dinghy: West Marine RIB 10’ (2011) with Honda 9.9 hp outboard engine
  • Chaps and wheels (2017) for dinghy
  • Custom heavy duty SS manual dinghy davits, with swing-arm to ease entry into water. Also supports (2) 135 watt solar panels
  • Lights: Navigation (LED, 2016), Tricolor, Spreader, Deck
  • Hard Bimini Top, with 2 solar panels
  • Mama Catalina infrared BBQ (2016)
  • SS Stern pulpit – top rail is removeable for easy access to dinghy
  • Quest back stay radar mount
  • Cockpit Winches: (7) Total: 2 Lewmar 48, 2 Lewmar 34, 2 Lewmar 43, 1 Lewmar 7 (single Speed)
  • Main Mast winches: (4) Total: Lewmar 6, 7,10 and 30 (2-speed)


  • Lifejackets: 8
  • Liferaft: Revere 6-person (2011)
  • Jack lines

Cruise equipped with Dacron sails

  • Main Sail: UK Sails, fully battened. Stack pack. Strong Tack mast sail track. (2011)
  • 2 Harken Roller Furlers – 1 for headsail, one on staysail
  • Headsail: UK 135 (2011)
  • Staysail: Carol Hasse (original)
  • Storm Sail
  • Spinnaker
  • Boom Vang
  • Mast: Aluminum, deck-stepped
  • Total Sail Area: Approx. 1000 sq. ft.
  • Standing Rigging: SS Wire, replaced in 2011
  • Mainsheet Traveler: Harken
  • Lines lead aft
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Whisker Pole
  • Preventer/Boom Brake
  • Sunbrella replaced on staysail 2017
  • Sunbrella replaced on headsails 2016

Main salon is forward of galley and nav station. Features centerline folding dinette. L-shaped Port side settee plus straight starboard side settee provide ample seating.

Bulkhead mounted TV which is also connected to the Furuno chartplotter system, for ease of use while underway.

Water storage tanks port and starboard, with inspection plates.

Window air-conditioner mounted over main hatch in salon, providing comfort while at the dock.

Wraparound Galley is to starboard and features:

  • Refrigerator/Freezer: L-Shaped Adler Barber 10 cu ft.
  • Stove: Dickerson 3-burner Propane stove with oven
  • Double SS sinks
  • 5-gallon water heater
  • Pressure H/C water

All electronics updated in 2011

At Helm: Nav pod with Furuno GP32. 501 wind and 501 Multi-instrument

  • Stereo: Pioneer
  • Bose 501 waterproof speakers in cockpit
  • TV: Majestic 12v with DVD and HDMI connection for Furuno multi-function display in cockpit.
  • Radio: Icom 802 SSB/Ham with Bluetooth Pactor modem
  • AT 140 Tuner
  • Radar: Furuno 72 mile
  • Depth Sounder: Furuno, Signet
  • VHF #1: Icom 504 with command Mic
  • Intercom
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Furuno
  • Knot Log: Furuno
  • Chartplotter: Furuno
  • Rudder Angle: Simrad
  • GPS #1: Furuno GP32
  • GPS #2: Garmin 152
  • Compass: Danforth
  • Furuno AIS Receiver
  • Batteries: House: (1) LTH Group 27- Feb 2019
  • Engine Start Battery: AGM (Optima)- 2011
  • 400 amp hours
  • Battery Monitor: Victron with Bluetooth connection
  • Electrical System: 12vDC / 110v AC
  • Inverter: Victron 2000 watt
  • Battery Charger: Victron 60 amp
  • Alternator: 70 amp for engine
  • Alternator: 160 amp Mark Grasser with 3-stage regulator for house bank
  • Solar Panels: (4) – 440 watts total. (2) 85 watts, (2) 135 watts
  • Solar charge controllers: (2) BlueSky
  • Generator: Honda 2000
  • Dockside Electrical Cable
  • Air Conditioner: Window A/C – hatch mounted. 5000 BTU
  • Bilge Pumps: (2)
  • Propeller: Max Prop (2007), Extra propeller, extra shaft
  • Raw Water Sea strainer
  • Bilge Blower
  • Fire Extinguishing: CO2 and Halon
  • Fuel filters: (2) Racor
  • Steering: Hydraulic Wheel
  • Fuel Shut Off: At stove and At Engine
  • Fresh Water Cooling
  • Transmission: Borg Warner V-Drive (rebuilt 2001)
  • Holding Tank: Electric, 40 gallons
  • Heater: Webasto
  • Watermaker: Spectra Cape Horn

Engine: 2001 Perkins Sabre M65

  • HP: 65
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Alternator: 70 amp (feeds engine start battery)
  • Hours since new: 3300
  • Cruising Speed: 5.5 to 6 knots @1700 rpm
  • Maximum Speed: 7.7 knots @ 2600 rpm
  • Gallons.hour:  Cruise: 1 gph / Maximum: 1.5 gph
  • Range: 660 nm
  • Other; Re-powered in 2001.  Rebuilt Borg-Warner transmission and Walter v-Drive during repower
  • Waste line hose replaced in 2007

*Engine 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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