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1987  Tayana 37  “Charisma”

US $65,000

Orcas Island, WA

for sale by owner


Year:  1987

Make:  Tayana

Model:  Mk ll

Class:  Cruiser

Length:  37 feet

Draft:  5’-8”

Displacement:  22,500 lbs

Fuel type: Diesel

Hull:  Fiberglass

The Tayana 37 is built heavy and solid, and of exceptionally high-quality construction, yet sails remarkably well and makes both an incredible coastal and bluewater cruiser. Designed by Robert Perry, “Charisma" captures the romantic spirit of the day, and was born of an enduring desire for adventure and the cruising life.

Charisma has a spacious sought-after interior layout with two private staterooms. She has travelled extensively up and down the west coast, and through the South Pacific. She has been exceptionally well maintained mechanically and visually.

If you are looking for a comfortable, timeless and elegant blue-water cruiser for live-aboard or cruising the seas near and far, contact us for a private showing today.  


  • Charisma is a well-maintained cruiser outfitted for offshore cruising.

  • Cut away full keel with canoe transom

  • Yanmar diesel inboard

  • Beautiful teak interior through out

  • Fiberglass decks (never had teak decks)

  • Cabin heater

  • Solar panels

  • Water powered generator system

  • Wind vane autonhelm

  • Water maker 


  • Forward cabin with double Pullman berth to port with lee cloth.  Head directly aft to port with separate stall shower. Main cabin with centerline table and large hatch overhead. Settees port and starboard can be used as single berths.  Galley is aft to starboard. Port quarter berth with queen mattress.


  • 3 burner MSF propane stove with oven

  • Hot and cold pressure water

  • Frigoboat refrigerator and icebox with keel mounted cooler and Coastal MK ll digital thermostat and controller

  • Whale F600 hot water tank

  • Dickinson Marine Sea-B-Que BBQ


  • Vanity and sink

  • Raritan Phii manual head

  • Separate stall shower/ wet locker with hot and cold pressure water


  • 12V DC system

  • Four Trojan T-105 6v DC deep cycle lead acid batteries 450 ah (2015)

  • Dedicated 1000 amp starter battery with Xantrex echo charger

  • Two Kyocera 135 watt solar panels with adjustable angle mounts

  • Blue Sky 3024 iL charge controller and IPN digital remote monitor

  • Neymar digital DC energy monitor

  • Ferris Waterpower-200 water powered generator system

  • Xantrex 1000 watt inverter

  • 110v AC system

  • Shore power cord


  • Yanmar 4JHE 44 hp with 4750 hours

  • Three blade bronze Sailor propeller

  • Wheel steering in custom heavy duty stainless steel mount

  • Emergency tiller

  • Three Halon 1211 fire extinguishers 

  • Rule 2000 bilge pump with float switch

  • Fixed manual bilge pump

  • Spectra 7 gph water maker


  • 70 gallons fuel

  • 100 gallon stainless water tank

  • Fiberglass holding tank (approx. 30 gallons) molded into bilge


  • VHF radio:  Icom M604 with full function cockpit remote

  • SSB radio:  Icom M802 with Pactor III modem

  • Radar/GPS/Chart Plotter/Depthsounder:  Furano 1724 Nannette C-Map

  • Furuno C-500 Fluxgate heading sensor

  • Brookhouse iMux wi-fi network.  Integrates all system data (GPS, speed, depth, wind, AIS) and sends to iPhone, iPad or other digital device for remote viewing from anywhere on boat

  • Compass:  Richie Globemaster

  • GPS:  Garmin GPS Map 396

  • Monitor Wind Vane steering

  • Garmin 395 portable GPS with removable in-bulkhead mount, power and external GPS antenna


  • Anchor and rode #1:  44 lb Vulcan with 220’ chain and 200’ rode

  • Anchor and rode #2:  35 lb CQR with 35’ chain and 200’ rode.

  • Anchor and rode #3:  25 lb Danforth

  • Additional anchor gear:  100’ chain and 200’ rode

  • Windlass:  Lofrans Tigres (2018)

  • Spare windlass (not mounted):  Muir ‘Neptune’ manual windlass


  • Doyle main, staysail, jib 

  • 130% Neil Pryde Genoa

  • Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker 

  • Neil Pryde storm sail with dedicated mast track for trysail

  • Mast mounted spinnaker pole

  • Ballenger Spar Systems custom aluminum boom

  • Garhauer stainless steel offshore blocks on all running rigging

  • Hoyt jib boom (not currently mounted)

  • Harken heavy-duty mechanical backstay adjuster

  • Schaefer 2100 roller furling

  • Dynema running backstays with 4:1 Garhauer pulleys


  • Lewmar heavy-duty “Ocean Series” main and forward hatches

  • Custom installed Craftsman tool box with sliding lockable drawers
    in main cabin

  • Achilles dinghy with inflatable floor

  • Honda 5 hp outboard

  • bug screens

  • Custom heavy-duty stainless steel binnacle

  • Loads of extras! Too many to list.

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