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1990 Tayana Cutter

Grenada, Grenada


This is the on-deck length 52' Tayana Center Cockpit Cutter with an additional sugar scoop transom, giving her an over all length of 54'. Completely reconditioned, equipped and fully operational for either a charter business or living aboard in considerable comfort. The owners of  "Darling Blue" currently split their time between a base in Grenada and cruising. 

See "Refit 2018" section for detail on the latest refit, and full specifications for more on this beautiful vessel, with owner's comments included. Recent photos have been added, both under sail and of the interior and exterior. This is a fine vessel that has been consistently maintained and upgraded, plus she's already in great cruising grounds! Start your adventure now on this proven cruiser.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Tayana
Model: Cutter
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 54 ft
Length Overall: 54 ft
Length Of Deck: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 42 ft
Beam: 14'3 ft
Max Draft: 7'2 ft
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4.236
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 90hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1990


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter, Center Cockpit


Helen Kaz
The Shoreline Yacht Group


The Shoreline Yacht Group
Cabrillo Marina 210 Whaler's Walk, Suite 123
San Pedro, California, US, 90731


A large V berth is forward with massive stowage under. A large mirror and floor space for dressing. A door closes for privacy. Ventilation is from the large deck hatch and a dorade vent.  

Moving aft – starboard forward cabin. A double bed cabin. Large mirror and lockers. With sliding door. Good floor space.The forward Head and shower are opposite starboard cabin, with wash basin and counter in white Corian, and fiberglassed shower floor. Moving aft into the large salon area, with seating and table to starboard, and bookshelves and storage under seats.
Companionway steps are located center aft in the salon.
Salon to portside is the nav station and seat, with teak lockers and drawers.
Moving aft on the portside, a large drinks cabinet and L shaped galley begins into the walk through for aft cabin. Galley operates both sides of the passageway.
Aft into the beautiful spacious aft cabin. Mirrors everywhere. A King size bed with small cozy seat to starboard, with a door to give privacy from the galley. A large mirror over the vanity. To starboard is the aft head with white Corian wash hand basin. A large full length mirror is on the back of the head door. Continue forward starboard side into the shower, with large linen locker. Continue forward into the generator room behind an insulated door, with storage shelves outboard and engine alternator access. Front end of the engine is accessible through companionway steps.

All teak interior with a blend of teak faced plywood panels and solid teak trims.
Teak and holly sole.

New teak bookshelves in saloon.
Teak table in saloon folds in half, creating extra space when not in use, and seats 8 guests fully extended.

The curved salon seats are surprisingly comfortable to sleep in at sea when working watches.


HEADS. There are 2 heads with teak seats and 3 showers.
Head and separate shower portside fwd. 
Aft head. Ensuite to aft cabin. Separate shower.
Additionally there is a deck shower convenient for rinsing off after swimming.


Very large sea going galley located in the center of the vessel, on the port side of the walk through to aft cabin.

  • All work surfaces of off white Corian.
  • Force 10 gas gimballed stove/oven ... Aptly named ...We tested it in force ten in the N.Atlantic.
  • Deep double sinks. Fresh water and salt water electric and foot pumps.
  • Micro wave. replaced with electric oven. August 2013.
  • Fridge/freezer. New Jan. 2011. Isotherm 12  volt, with Danfoss compressor
  • Space/box for dedicated freezer from old system. Insulated locker can additionally be used for anotherfreezer.
  • Plenty of stowage space in numerous lockers.
  • Gas bottles stowed in aft deck locker. Sealed and vented.
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. 12 VOLT, 220 and 110 
  • Much wiring and instrumentation has been renewed, including all wire runs from panels to switches and operating equipment .
  • 12 vac Bilge pump auto system 3,500 gal capacity, and manual bilge pump
  • 220 vac battery charger 2,500 watt inverter/charger
  • Cabin lights are all 12 volt and some are new.
  • LEDS in galley
  • Stereo player with Marine speakers
  • Domestic bank. – 6 12 volts x  1 cell x 910 amp hours each. Wet cell. Ultra deep cycle “off grid”  solar batteries. 
  • Solar panels
  • Wind generator.
  • Starting battery 12 volt. 700 cranking amp. 65 amp. Serves Generator also and is recharged directly by it or from Perkins via x 4 way battery switches.
  • Windlass battery 650 cranking amps. As an accumulator for the windlass with the engine running.
  • Isolator and battery on/off switches 


Engine and Mechanical
  • PERKINS – 4.236. 90 HP. With 3.1 reduction gearbox. Naturally aspirated.
  • Engine room access : front access from behind companionway steps and panel. Port side via 2 large doors in Galley. Stern through and under the aft cabin vanity. Starboard via shower door in aft ensuite. Also through generator room.
  • Engine room insulated 
  • Vetus flexible engine mounts
  • Engine lifted and re-aligned 2011 
  • Reduction gear removed and rebuilt with all new bearings and seals. and transmission overhauled 2011.
  • Hydraulic high pressure hoses replaced 2011.
  • 55 amp 12vac alternator with 100 amps inline fuse for battery  protection 
  • Hydraulic pressure pump, thrust washers, bearings and seals and Morse cables for throttle and gear selector replaced 2012
  • GENERATOR. FISHER PANDA 6.5 KVA. with electronic control pad.
  • Accessed through aft head and shower..

  • Insulated engine room and generator sound shield ensure quiet operation
Navigation and Electronics
  • Chart plotter/GPS. Lowrance. 14” screen. Mounted in custom made box at the helm.
  • Autohelm 7,000. Servo motor for linear drive rebuilt December 2012.
  • Garmin GPS 126   ... All above, in cockpit. 
    At chart table:
  • VHF – Uniden Polaris.
  • SSB/ham – ICOM IC 725. Need insulators and antenna.
  • EPIRB. Litton. With float ring.

Steering System


  • 6mm x 7x19 SS cable, new SS chain over wheel sprocket, New cable tube covers/sheaths rigid flexible, new pvc ends fabricated and installed at quadrant and in engine room. 
Rig and Sails
  • Standing rigging {except backstays} replaced 2012. All 1x19 SS with new turnbuckles. All Navtec.
  • Forestay 14mm .
  • Capshrouds 12mm 
  • Staysail stay. 10mm
  • Intermediates 10mm
  • Lowers 12mm
  • Backstays 10mm. Replaced 2013. With 2 separate backstays, not a split backstay as per design original.  
  • Backstay runners 10mm.
  • Chain plates inspected and one replaced. September 2012.
  • New upper guardrail wire with white coating, 6mm SS wire part. December 2012.
  • New lower wire installed October 2013.
  • Mast – Lewmar ST 43. 2 speed for main halyard. With lewmar rope brake to free up the winch.
  • Lewmar ST 40. 2 speed for Genoa halyard
  • Lewmar ST 40 2 speed for reefing
  • Cockpit - 3 Lewmar ST 40’s. 2 speed for reefing and genoa furling lines.
  • Cockpit sheets – 2 Lewmar ST 46’s. 2 speed for staysail sheets.
  • 2 Lewmar ST 65’s. 2 speed for genoa sheets
  • 2 Lewmar ST 40’s. 2 speed for main sheet and backstay runner tails.
  • Genoa (2011). Roller furling. Triple stitched. 

  • Mainsail fully battened (2003) 3 reefs.

  • Staysail. (2003). Hank on

  • Storm jib. Hank on.

  • Stakpak for main installed with lazyjacks new Jan. 2012
Additional Information
  • Superwind wind generator installed 2010
  • Avon 6 man liferaft
  • AB Ali RIB. 8’6” with O/B 5 HP. Tohatsu.
  • Chain - new 2014. 3/8ths galvanised chain. 60 mtrs or 200 ft. Acco G4 HT.
  • 75lbs CQR
  • 45lbs CQR. Chain  to rope scope. 3 strand terylene. Approx 250 ft.
  • Extra chain in Lazzarette. Approx 20 mtrs and 15 mtrs.
  • Windlass. Maxwell 2200. 12 volt. Complete rebuild of mechanical parts, bearing, seals, etc and electric motor, brushes etc. August 2012. New remote/telephone cable control. January 2014. {see notes below} NEW electric motor 2016.
    New 12 volt battery. 650 cranking amps for windlass. November 2012. Installed in fwd cabin under V berth. Acts as an accumulator with engine running for lifting anchor.
    New windlass battery disconnect switches installed Nov. 2012. additional isolator switch installed as above.
  • Dodger, bimini, mainsail cover in Sunbrella. All removable quickly. (2011)
  • Bimini - large side panels/curtains and aft x 2 curtains  stitched to Bimini for extra shade and privacy.They all roll up to Bimini roof. New plastic window in bimini top to view mast head and sails. All new August 2013.
  • Cockpit custom made cushions new Jan 2012
  • Helm/pedestal cover.
  • Hatch covers
Refit 2018-2019
  • Hull sanded to bare, 4 coats of gelcoat applied and hull buffed and polished
  • New cove line and boot top
  • Bottom heavy sanded and coated with hard Petit Pro antifoulant
  • Sea cocks and several hoses replaced
  • Cap rail removed, sanded and recaulked back down
  • Swim platform teak decking recaulked and sanded, looks like new
  • Teak cockpit table and teak companionway doors were stripped, sanded to perfect then 15 coats of varnish applied
  • Topsides buffed and polished
  • And more ...
    • Nov 2018.Brand new mainsail. Only been hoisted 5 times since sailing from Grenada to Martinique.

    Crescent cut, heavy duty last forever cruising sail, made by Doyle, 9.6 oz at the luff/hoist then doubled for about 70% by the leach and foot. Short battens but top one is full 6ft long. 3 reefs.

    • Jan. 2019. New washing machine x 6 kilos. 220 volt, runs easily from the generator.
    • Jan. 2019. Faucets replaced in fwd head sink and shower, aft head sink and deck shower.
    • Nov. 2018. New 12” Raymarine plotter mounted at pedestal.
    • Nov. 2018. New Nasa battery monitoring system
    • Nov. 2018. New Nasa echo sounder.
    • Nov. 2018. Various new seacocks / through hulls and hosing replaced.
    • Jan 2019. New mainsheet winch
    • Jan 2019. New bronze fairleads mounted on caprail quarters.
    • Jan 2019. New SS bollards mounted for mooring ropes aft.
    • Nov 2018. Rudder bronze Gland/stuffing box, stripped, cleaned, serviced, new packing.
    • Nov 2018. Gearbox lifted, new ATF oil seals to input and output shafts [engine and couplin ends]
    • Nov. 2018. New aft engine mounts.
    • Engine re-aligned.
    • May 2018. Hauled out, sprayed topside with 3 coats white Gelcoat and polished.
    • 4 x coats Petit AF to hull.
    • Nov. 2018. New painted boot stripe and cove lines.
    • Nov. 2018. Painted 4 x coats blue paint to Caprails and rubrails.
    • Nov. 2018. New anchor chain. Italian made 4 G galvanised chain. 200ft. 10mm [3/8”]Nov. 2018.
    • New  4mm plexiglass window in Bimini roof. Great idea, better than Eisen glass.
    • Nov 2018, 8D 12 volt battery deep cycle dual system, for the domestic bank



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Additional Contact Information

Contact listing broker for more information Helen Kaz 310-254-4081

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