1981 Tayana Vancouver 42 Cutter – SOLD


Year: 1981
Length: 42ft
Engine/Fuel Type: Single / diesel
Located In: La Paz, Mexico
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YW#: 81897-3673375


Designed by Robert Harris and built in Taiwan, “Harmony” will take you anywhere around the globe safely and comfortably. This double-ender, full skegged rudder with a modified fin keel off-shore design is famous for its strength and sea kindly comfort even in high seas. Harmony went through some serious upgrades with a 65 HP Perkins installed new at 2001, 3 blades Max Prop, High output alternator (160 Amps) added to the existing alternator, Spectra Cape Horn 12V water-maker, a “Revere Elite” 6 person life-raft (2011), EPIRB, A semi inflatable dinghy with a 9.9 HP 4 stroke Honda outboard (2001), A stainless mast pulpit, All sails are “UK Sails” (2011), stainless-steel transom arch to support solar panels and dinghy davits, Modified stern pushpit with a swing-arm to provide an easy and safe access to the dinghy and a stainless-steel “Lighthouse” electric anchor windlass, All navigation and interior lights are LED, hardtop above the cockpit to support 2 solar panels, Nav Pod station at helm, “Magma Catalina Infra-Red” BBQ. Harmony, can keep you “Off The Grid” for as long as you wish with her solar/alternator/generator charging and water maker, whether you anchor in a beautiful crystal-clear water remote anchorage or on a long passage.

The teak work inside is second to none in quality and beauty, a comfortable and practical galley, a wide salon, a work bench, a navigation table and plenty of storage space – this boat is just what you are looking for and at an affordable price.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising.  When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and piece of mind.

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Boat Name

Builder: Tayana
Designer: Robert Harris
Keel: Other

LOA: 41 ft 9 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LWL: 33 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Displacement: 27900 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in

Total Power: 65 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 2001
Engine Model: M65
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 3300
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 65 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 1800 RPM
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (60 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (40 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Depthsounder – Airmar NMEA2000
Log-speedometer – Furuno
Wind speed and direction – Furuno
Plotter – Furuno NavNet 3D
Autopilot – Simrad AP22
GPS – Furuno GP32 and Garmin 152
VHF – Icom 504 + Icom Handheld
Radar – Furuno 72 Miles
TV set – Majestic 12V with integral DVD
DVD player
Cockpit speakers

Fully battened mainsail
Furling genoa
Storm jib

Steering wheel
Electric winch – Lighthouse 1501 windlass

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Battery charger – Victron 2000 charger/inverter
Heating – Wabasto diesel heater
Hot water – 10 Gal.
Fresh water maker – Spectra Cape Horn 12V 14 G/H
Oven – Dickenson 3 burners
Marine head
Refrigerator – Adler Barbour
Deep freezer – Engel 12/110

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Generator – Honda 2000
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Solar panel – 4 solars
Outboard engine brackets
Davits – Manual
Tender – Westmarine semi inflatable w/9.9 HP Honda 4 stroke (2001)
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Bimini Top
Mainsail cover – UK Sails Lazy Pack
Cockpit cover
Spray hood

Walk through
The companionway is off-set to port to allow a more spacious galley. Going down below decks you will find the spacious L shape galley to starboard while the forward facing navigation station is to port. Moving forward the main salon opens with a convertible drop-leaf table with port and starboard settees. The forward head is between the salon and the V-Berth on port side. Access to chain locker is possible through the V-Berth.

To the port of the companionway leading aft is a hallway leading to the aft cabin. Hallway includes a workbench and storage space. Aft cabin has double berth to port and generous storage throughout. Batteries are located below aft berth. On starboard side, is the head and shower.

Easy access to engine.

The interior is all crafted by the famous Taiwanese marine carpenters who set a standard for teak wood carpentry. In one word – SUPERB!

The old original engine was taken out in 2001 and a new 65 HP Sabre Perkins Diesel was installed. The Borg-Warner transmission and the Velvet V-Drive were rebuilt, a new prop shaft and a new muffler were all installed in 2001 when the engine project took place.
Currently all of this has about 3300 hours.
In 2008, a Max Prop was installed.
70 amp alternator that came with the engine, takes care of the start battery. A high output 160 amp “Mark Grasser” alternator and 3 stage regulator (new in 2016) takes care of the house bank.

2 X 60 Gal. cast iron diesel tanks , under salon settees (1 on each side).

2 X 100 Gal. stainless-steel water tanks, below floor in salon.

1 X 40 Gal. fiberglass holding tank, below floor in salon.


Dickinson 3 burner gas stove and oven.
Deep double stainless steel sinks.
10 cubic ft 12V Alder Barber fridge.
“Engel” 12/110V standalone fridge/freezer.

Galley is an L-Shape with lots of storage place.

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.