The Tayana 55, a centre-cockpit cutter, was designed by Peter Beeldsnijder and built in Taiwan by Ta Yang Yacht Building Co.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 55'0" (16.8m)
Waterline Length: 45'11" (14.0m)
Beam: 16'1" (4.9m)
Draft: 6'6" (2.0m)
Rig Type: Cutter
Displacement: 48,400lb (21,954kg)
Designer: Peter Beeldsnijder
Builder: Ta Yang Yacht Building Co (Taiwan)
Year First Built: 1982
Year Last Built: 1991
Number Built: 65
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.9
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 36.4
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 223
4. Comfort Ratio: 38.1
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.9 suggests that the Tayana 55 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 36.4 means that a sailboat like the Tayana 55 (which doesn't have its ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of a deep keel), is likely to benefit from being reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 223, tells us the Tayana 55 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 38.1 suggests that crew comfort of a Tayana 55 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.8 tells us that a Tayana 55 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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