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48' Tayana
Kemah, Texas
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For Sale

Little Yacht Sales
Sales Rep: Kent Little
Telephone: (713) 817-7216

Owner wants this boat sold!


Light use. Two owners. Used mainly on west coast then trucked to Texas. 

Yanmar 75 HP w/ Low 1850 Hrs.

Westerbeke Generator (697 Hrs.)

Marine Air Conditioning/Heat

Bow Thruster

Grunert Cold Plate Refrigerator/Freezer


Electric Primary Winches & Electric Mainsheet Winch

In Boom Furling

Cutter Rigged w/ Dual Headsail Furling

Electric Windlass

Nice Electronics Including ICOM M-802 SSB Radio, Autopilot, Chartplotter/Fishfinder/GPS, GPIRB, etc.

Walk-Through Transom

And Much More!!

The Tayana 48 is a very comfortable offshore vessel with proven live-aboard and long range cruising ability. This yacht was designed and built with exceptional quality and she has it all – speed under sail, safety in any sea condition and comfort found in few yachts of this size.

Mystique is an excellent example of this luxury cruising yacht, well-equipped for offshore sailing.

See the full specifications for more details and call the listing broker today!



This nice Tayana 48 offers a very spacious and bright interior arrangement with a two stateroom/two head layout.

Starting forward, the large Pullman guest stateroom features a queen berth to port with ample storage with drawers and multiple lockers and ensuite head with separate shower. Access to the fore-peak storage and chain locker is in front of forward head. There is a washer/dryer combo unit mounted in a locker in the forward cabin.

Moving aft into the main salon, you will notice the Tayana trademark of beautiful, satin varnished teak solids and veneers along with a teak and holly sole. Overall, the salon is spacious with a U-shaped dinette to port and a comfortable settee to starboard. Magnificent teak companionway steps provide access to the cockpit.

The navigation station is aft on the starboard side of the main salon next to the companionway. There is more than ample space for navigation and communication equipment as well as breaker and control panels. Lockers, shelf and stowage under the chart table top along with a comfortable swivel chair allow this oversized area to be your office away from home.

The fully equipped galley is located to port between the main salon and aft master cabin.

Continuing aft through the galley, you will find a private master suite featuring a centerline queen sized berth with sit-down vanity and overhead mirror.  To port and starboard of the berth are two hanging lockers, cabinets and numerous storage lockers - many of which have louvered doors for airing. The master head is forward to starboard in the master stateroom.  The head is equipped with a vanity, washbasin and separate shower stall.



The long, chef-friendly galley is located amidships on the port side of the companionway steps. This is a very well laid-out working area, both when at sea and when in port. There are numerous drawers and cupboards for storage and ample corian countertop space for meal preparation. Engine access doors are located under the sink unit and at the aft end of the passageway.

  • Grunert 3/4 hp Salt Water Cooled 110 vac Refrigeration/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Force Ten Three Burner Stove with Oven and Broiler
  • Double S.S. Sinks
  • Corian Countertops


  • ICOM M-602 VHF Radio
  • ICOM M-802 Single Sideband Radio
  • B&G Autopilot and Instruments
  • Furuno Radar
  • S.S. Radar Mast
  • Two Furuno Navnet II ( Chartplotter, Fishfinder, GPS)
  • Richie Compass
  • Maxsea Navigation System
  • B&G Multi H-1000
  • Pioneer Stereo
  • Sony LCD TV in Main Cabin
  • Toshiba LCD TV
Mechanical & Electrical


  • Westerbeke 7.6 kw Diesel Generator (687 Hrs.)
  • Marine Air 16,000 BTU’s Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heat
  • Aquamarine Watermaker
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Mazwell V-2200 Dual Directional Electric Windlass
  • AGM House and Starting Batteries
  • Xantrex Inverter/Charger
  • Masthead Tri-Color
Sails & Rigging


  • LeisureFurl Boom Furling for Mainsail
  • Profurl NC-42 Jib Furling
  • ProFurl NC-42 Staysail Furling
  • Lewmar #54 CEST Electric Primaries
  • Lewmar #44 CEST Electric Mainsheet Winch
  • Forespar Whisker Pole
Additional Equipment


  • Winslow 6 Man Life Raft (Will Need Certification - NOT Warranted)
  • Edson Outboard Motor Mount
  • Dodger with Bimini, Full Cockpit Enclosure
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Screens for All Opening Ports, Hatches and Companionway
  • Delta 55 lbs Anchor w/300’ 3/8” Chain
  • Ten Hella Turbo Fans
  • Brass Clock and Barometer
  • Macerator for Holding
Manufacturer's Description


The Tayana 48 is a solidly built Robert H. Perry design, and the cruising skipper can create an interior layout choosing from a range of options designed around the popular center cockpit configuration. The 40-foot waterline is relatively long to produce good speed, and the boat’s underwater profile features a long-chord keel of moderate draft and a solid rudder mounted on a large skeg for good tracking and control response. The hull has a moderate reverse transom. All these components together form a contemporary and well-proportioned boat. Every Tayana can be slightly different below to accommodate in the individual owner's needs. The design process is an easy one since Tayana's factory dealers use a computer-aided design (CAD) system to layout potential interiors suited to specific needs.

In winds that ranged from 10-20 knots for the test sail, the cutter rig 48 slid through the short, steep waves easily with a solid, gentle motion. The boat sails well to windward in these conditions, and off the wind it tracks ruler straight; it's stable and easy to steer. The Tayana 48 represents a refined approach to the questions of getting a well-executed interior and a solid, proven hull form.

On deck, toerails combine with 32-inch-tall lifelines and tree-sturdy stanchions to provide a secure feeling under way. The high center cockpit is comfortable and dry, but there is a large step down from the cockpit to the deck. The ground-tackle system is outstanding. Hefty bow rollers and a powerful windlass make it easy to set and raise the hook, and oversized polished stainless mooring cleats are strong, well placed, and aesthetically pleasing.


"The design target for the Tayana 48 was to produce a boat that would out-perform the competition in this size range in both boat speed and interior volume. This began with a comparative process not unlike the type used by designers designing racing yachts. Hull proportions were studied along with interior layouts in order to produce a hull that was not entirely based upon getting the maximum number of cubic feet into the allotted length overall.

The general hull form features overhangs on the short side for a long useable sailing length. The sections shown moderate deadrise running from the forefoot to just aft of amidships where it begins to flatten out. All deadrise is gone at the transom. Beam at the waterline (BWL) is generous for good initial stability. Beam aft is moderate insuring that the 48 will not show distorted asymmetry when heeled that can lead to wicked helm situation and a boat with two personalities.

The rig is positioned well forward in this design. This does two things that work to the cruisers advantage. It creates a rig that is forgiving in terms of helm balance and the need to reef in order to keep the boat manageable in a breeze. This boat has the power in it’s stability to be pressed hard and you can’t take advantage of that without good helm balance. This mast positional also results in the mast being lined up with the main bulkhead which opens up the main saloon space and makes strong chainplate attachment easy.

The interior is available in either a three stateroom or two stateroom layout. Numerous optional arrangements are available as are further customizations to the existing layouts. Headroom is excellent in this design due to the deck configuration.

My association with the Ta Yang yard goes back to the third fiberglass boat I ever designed, the venerable Tayana 37. The detailing is clean and the joinerwork is excellent. A new 48 shows just how far this Taiwanese yard has come in the last 20 years." 

Broker's Disclaimer

The Listing Brokerage 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 regardless of information provided. 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. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.

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, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

All the yacht brokerage agents at the listing company are Independent Contractors.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 48' 0"
- LOA: 48' 0"
- BEAM: 14' 6"
- DRAFT: 6' 0"
- Engine(s): Yanmar 4JH2-TE
- Hours: 1850
- HP: 75
- Fuel: 120 gallons
- Water: 250 gallons
- Holding: 30 gallons
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Tayana
- Model: 48
- Designer: Robert H. Perry
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Kemah, TX 77565
Telephone: 281-334-6500
Fax: 866-748-5490

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