Tashiba 40

Tashiba 40 built in 1986 by the Ta Shing Boatyard in Taiwan is now exclusively for sale with DBY Boat Sales.

The Tashiba 40, sometimes referred to as a Baba 40 is in the lineup of boats involving developer Bob Berg, designer Bob Perry, and the Ta Shing boatyard. One can arguably consider the Tashiba 40 as a full keel reincarnation of the Valiant 40, the boat that put the word performance next to cruiser. It's not surprising to find the Tashiba 40 inherits a good turn of speed - some owners even sail around-the-buoys racing victories in these serious blue water cruisers.

They are beautifully balanced with a wonderful feel at the helm, and what's more, they have some of the best interiors to be seen in production cruising yachts.

Below decks the quality of workmanship is superb, many Taiwanese man-hours were used in detailing the interiors with the close guidance of Berg who was known for his ability to squeeze function into every square inch of a boat. Perry also considered it one of his best, noting that it feels right with perfect detailing and a layout with no apparent compromise.

On the starboard quarter, there's a cabin with a double seagoing quarter-berth. To port there's a well laid out U-shaped galley. In the saloon, a two-settee berth layout with pilot berth to port to provide extra sea-going berths. In the forward cabin, there's a double berth offset to port. Headroom is a generous 6ft 5 inches throughout most of the boat.

The boat has a wonderful feel at the helm and is a fun to sail, especially as the breeze picks up. Some owners have even raced their Tashiba 40s against modern fin keel competitors successfully.

A bit of history...In 1979 the boat builder Ta Shing moved to a new purpose-built factory. It was around this time that Berg commissioned Perry to design a new 40-foot model to fill out the line. Perry was not happy with merely evolving his earlier Baba 35 design, which in itself was a stretched version of the 30. Instead, in search of more boat speed, Perry dusted off the lines of his famous Valiant 40 with its radical fin keel and separate skeg-hung rudder had defined the performance cruiser category only five years earlier.

From the Valiant 40 hull form he derived an all-new full keel design which was to be the Tashiba 40. It proved to be a huge step forward over earlier models with an entirely different stability personality. It was stiffer, beautifully balanced and much faster. The lines of the Tashiba 40 follows its ancestry back to traditional Scandinavian double-enders.

Under the waterline is a full keel with a cutaway forefoot and as with many of the Perry full keel designs, the keel meets the bilge of the hull without the traditional wine glass section blend. Both features reduce wetted area. The hull shape is relatively beamy offering good interior volume. A cutter rig plus bowsprit combo is employed.

Owners often describe their Tahiba's to have a feel of solidity. In heavy weather conditions the boat has the capacity to keep sailing when many other boats are heaving-to or getting tossed around.

The Tashiba 40 is a rare and sought after bluewater cruising yacht that presents in stunning condition and will not disappoint any serious buyers.


Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Model: 40
Length: 40.00 Feet
Year: 1986
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Type: Yanmar
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Stock Number: INTA403333
Designer : Bob Perry
Builder : Ta Shing Boatyard
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 416
Hull Construction Material : • Copper coated hull 2016, refreshed in 2018.
Hull Type : Cutter Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass with teak decks
Country Origin : USA
Length (feet) : 39 ft 10 inches
Length Waterline (m) : 36ft 2 inches
Beam/Width (feet) : 12ft 10 inch
Draft (m) : 1.8 m
Draft (feet) : 6 feet
Keel/Ballast : Modified full keel, encapsulated
Dry Weight (kgs) : 17 ton
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with autopilot
Engine Notes : New prop shaft 2018 New cutlass bearing 2018 New PSS dripless prop shaft seal 2018
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Yanmar 4JHTE 8350 hours, lower half of engine rebuilt in 2018 all new gaskets, bearings and seals, new fresh water pump, repainted • Yanmar Transmission all bearings replaced 2018.
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 8350
Horse Power (hp) : 75
Drive Type : Shaft with dripless seal
Number of Batteries : 750 ah Lifeline AGM batteries (6), new March 2020 New AGM starter battery, new Aug. 2022
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 3 aluminium replaced in 2009
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 465
Propeller : 3 blade Max prop, serviced 12/2018
Steering System : Wheel with chain and cable to quadrant plus linear autopilot
Accommodation Notes : Beautiful interior with custom teak woodwork and luxe Ruby Red colored upholstery. Master Cabin Forward. Aft Guest Quarters. Traditional Navigation Station. Full Marine Head with separate Shower Stall. Bronze portholes with removable screens for excellent ventilation throughout Salon Situated mid-ship, forward of galley. Large & Airy Space w/ High Ceilings. Butterfly Screened Hatch with Sunbrella Cover. Finely Finished Dining Table to Port with Ample Seating. Table/Seating Converts to King Bed. Starboard Settee. Open Outboard Shelving, Louvered Cabinets, and Under-seat Storage. Navigation Station aft of settee. Hanging Locker Master Cabin. Offset Queen Berth. Custom Portland mattress with hinge. Padded Seating to Starboard. Open Shelving, Louvered Cabinets, Hanging Locker, and Under-bed Storage. Screened Hatch with Sunbrella Cover Guest Cabin. Aft berth. Hanging Locker, Mirrored Cabinet, and Additional Storage starboard of Companionway. Marble vanity counter with stainless steel sink Mirrored cabinet over Vanity and 4 Louvered Storage Cabinets.
Number of Showers : Sitting Bench in Shower . Shower basin pump new 2022.
Shower Type : Isotherm stainless Water heater 110v and engine heat exchange
Air Conditioning : 4 radiant heat exchangers with fans.
Holding Tank (L) : 56 litre. New macerator pump 2022.
Galley Notes : The port side galley is both functional & comfortable with it‘s U-shaped layout. Updated corian counter tops. Hot & Cold Pressure Water Fresh Water Foot Pump Salt water Foot Pump 4 Built-In Drawers; Cabinet Storage Omni pure drinking water filter
Stove : Force 10 Oven and Stove with 3 Burners, updated thermocouples
Refrigeration : Frigoboat 12v large separate fridge and freezer
Number of Freezers : 1
Number of Sinks : Double Basin Stainless Steel Sink
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Kenwood kmm-st322u blue tooth stereo/radio 2 Bose cabin speakers, 2 cockpit speakers
Anchor / Winch : Lewmar Self-Tailing Winches: Mast: 16 x 3 & 30 x 1; Cockpit: 40 x1 30 x2 Andersen 52ST two speed winches x 2 cockpit.
Deck Gear : Solid life line rails to mid ship. Swim ladder. Sunbrella deck bag for sailing and dock lines. Attractive and cozy cockpit surround with removable clears new in 2018 Cockpit: Large, deep Lazerette on port side gives access to rear of engine room Separate gas bottle locker accommodates 2 - 20 gallon aluminum bottles Large locker for miscellaneous sailing material Freshwater wash Beautiful Mahogany fold down dining table Ritchie lighted compass on binnicle Full cockpit cushions Deck cushions
Mast/Rigging : Standing rigging under 15 years old. Forestay and Staysail furlers. Yankee Jib new 2018 Stay sail Main sail 130% Genoa Asymmetrical Genneker Sail Pack main sail cover with lazy jacks, new 2018 Mast mounted spinnaker pole
Electrics : Victron smart solar controller MPPT 100/30 with blue tooth senders new 2018 Air breeze wind generator with new balanced, carbon fiber blades Balmar 100amp alternator Freedom 1500 inverter charger All LED lights, cabin, mast head, spreaders and running 600 Watts solar energy 2 Victron smart solar controller MPPT 100/30 with blue tooth senders

Electronics Navigation : Garmin nmea 2000 network 3 Garmin GMI 10 displays Garmin 4210 chart plotter Garmin Auto pilot with separate display Garmin wind instrument Garmin radar
Dinghy : Highfield 10ft dinghy with chaps. Mercury 9.9 2 stroke outboard.
Safety Gear : Viking life raft, updated 2018.
Covers : Full cockpit surround with removable clears new in 2018.
Ground Tackle : Rocna Vulcan 65 lb & 45lb CQR
GPS : Garmin
Radio : ICOM M504 vhf radio with cockpit mic ICOM 802 single side band SCS Pactor Modem Vesper watchmate AIS
Remarks : Fresh water & sea water deck wash at bow.
Anti-foul : Copper coated 2016, refreshed 2018