Just back from Mexico, Euphoria has cruised from the Caribbean to the Pacific Northwest to Mexico and more. She is extremely well equipped - all the extras you'd expect in a yacht designed for long distance voyaging: diesel generator, watermaker, davits, Iverson dodger and full cockpit enclosure (with both screen and isinglass side panels), solar panels, electric winches and much, much more.All standing and running rigging replaced in 2008 by Northwest Rigging in Anacortes, WA.
The Tayana 52 is one of Robert Perry’s favorite designs – self-proclaimed “sweetest sheer I ever drew,” and Euphoria is a well-constructed, well-equipped and well-taken care of example of the hard-to-find center cockpit version of the design.
Just back from cruising in Mexico, she has been hauled yearly and stored on the hard in the summers for the past several years. With roller furling on all sails and electric primary winches, she is easily handled by a couple, but she can also provide spacious, comfortable accommodations with as many as four in two separate cabins, each with its own head. These cabins are quite private from one another, being separated by the salon.
The nav station is to port at the base of the companionway. Here, you will find a well laid out electrical panels for both the DC and AC systems, 2 VHF radios, the SSB radio, and a completely redundant backup radar system. Beneath the nav station is a small bar fridge for frequently accessed refrigerated food and drinks.
The well laid out and equipped galley is to starboard, with Grunert refrigeration and freezer, Force 10 4-burner stove with oven and broiler, Seagull water filtration at the sink, Corian countertops, and ample storage. This galley is appropriately-sized for a boat that will be spending a lot of time offshore. Its location along the length of the passageway to the aft cabin allows it to be large enough for extended voyaging but still narrow enough for the cook to wedge themself in in a seaway.
The aft cabin is enormous and bright with ports on three sides and a large hatch above. It has a centerline queen berth and commodious storage outboard and below and a dressing seat to starboard. The aft head to port has an electric head and separate shower.
The forward cabin also has a centerline queen and great storage outboard in lockers and on shelves, and below in drawers. It is bright, with a large overhead hatch and a deck prism. Its head can be entered from either the forward cabin or the salon. This head is equipped with a manual toilet. Forward of this cabin is a fo'castle storage area (accessed through a large deck hatch), and the anchor locker.
The salon is large and lovely, lit by numerous ports and overhead hatches. There is a teak cocktail table that folds out to reveal a dining table surrounded by a u-shaped settee that seats eight easily. Behind the back cushions are large storage compartments, above them are shelves and lockers. Opposite the dining area is a long straight settee that makes a great sea-berth. Above this settee are shelves, and behind are yet more storage compartments. Below the settees are 1300 amp hours of 6 volt golf cart batteries, installed in 2012. Forward of the port settee, and opposite the forward head, is a large bar/storage area. This compartment is plumbed for a washer/dryer.
AC power away from the dock is provided by either the 8kw Westerbeke diesel generator or one of the two 1500w Heart Systems inverters. There is a solar system to keep the batteries topped up. The generator was installed in 1997 and has approximately 2100 hours. Propulsion is an 85 hp Perkins 4-236 with approximately 3200 hours.
Above decks, the large center cockpit makes a great entertaining area with sunbrella cushions, an Iverson bimini and transition for shade, and the option of enclosing the space with either isinglass or screen panels. A couple of chairs on the spacious aft deck extends the space. Aft of this there are davits which hold the 11.5' Caribe dinghy. There is a mount on the stern rail for the 15hp Yamaha outboard, which was completely overhauled in 2014. Also on the stern rail are a Man Overboard Module and two dive tanks. There is a custom swim platform and a stainless steel swimming ladder.
All rigging is led back to the cockpit, where self tailing manual cabintop and electric primary winches handle the lines. All standing and running rigging was replaced by Northwest Rigging in 2008. The side decks are wide, allowing easy movement forward. All decks are teak planked, in fair condition with no leaks. They were sanded, re-screwed and re-caulked in 2003.
At the bow, the anchors are handled by a Maxwell Y-300 electric windlass. A 75lb CQR with 225' of chain, a 45 lb CQR with 15' of chain and 250' of rode are stored in the stainless bow roller. The stern anchor is a 45 lb Danforth with 15' of chain and 200' of rode.
Overall, this is a classically beautiful offshore boat that should provide her new owners with many years of cruising adventure in comfort and safety.
1070 Marina Village Parkway #104
Alameda, CA 94501