'Soltara', a Tayana 37 for Sale

by Julia
(Puerto Rico, West Indies)

<i>Soltara</i> at anchor

Soltara at anchor


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'Soltara' is a Tayana 37, a 37 foot double-ender designed by American yacht designer, Robert Perry. She was built in 1981 by Ta Yang Yacht Building Company in Taiwan. She measures 36'8" overall, with a waterline length of 31'.

The Tayana 37’s classic, wooden bowsprit and teak accents give her a salty look that sends many sailors wistfully longing to untie the lines and sail away in search of distant shores.

Once a person catches a glimpse of the interior of the Tayana, it is often love at first sight. The joinery is most impressive, a great deal of warm teak and of solid build. Storage abounds, allowing for all those provisions and spares that are needed for longer voyages.

The Tayana 37 was a big hit in the nautical scene when the first boats were built in the mid 1970s, so much so that over 600 have been built. Many have made ocean crossings, and many have circumnavigated. Ta Yang offered many options with the design and it is said that no two Tayana 37's are the same. Some were built with a cutter rig and others with a ketch rig. 'Soltara' is a cutter, which we have found to be an ideal set-up for a sailing couple or single-hander.

We are her third owners, having purchased her in November of 2019 with big dreams of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean as we had done on our previous sailboat. Unfortunately, due to health issues our plans and lifestyle have changed. While we are sad that we are unable to continue on our big adventure, we recognize that it doesn’t mean the adventure is over for 'Soltara'.

She has had many upgrades in the last 1.5 years, too many to list them all. She is a solid, fiberglass sailboat that can take you anywhere. Soltara is located in the beautiful Caribbean waters of Puerto Rico, only a short flight from the USA. She is ready to sail!

See additional details below and contact us by email with your questions and to schedule a viewing.

Published Specification for the Tayana 37:
Hull Type: Long Keel
Rig Type: Cutter
Length Overall: 36'8" / 11.2m
Waterline Length: 31'0" /9.5m
Beam: 11'6" / 3.5m
Draft: 5'8" / 1.7m
Displacement: 22,500lb / 10,206kg
Construction: GRP
First Built: 1976
Number Built: 558

Published Design Ratios for the Tayana 37:
Sail Area/Displacement: 17.4
Ballast/Displacement: 35.6
Displacement/Length: 337
Comfort Ratio: 41
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.6

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'Soltara's Equipment & Recent Upgrades

  • Teak decks were removed 20 years ago.
  • All NEW BRONZE external chainplates recently installed (fabricated by Port Townsend);
  • New forward Lewmar ocean hatch;
  • All portlight glass replaced;
  • New Force 10 2 burner stove/oven;
  • New manual foot pumps installed (1 fresh and 1 salt in galley 1 fresh in head);
  • New evaporator plate in fridge;
  • New fans throughout (5 total);
  • New C-head compost toilet;
  • New transmission on Yanmar;
  • New prop shaft with Sigma drive;
  • New traveler for mainsail;
  • New self-tacking traveler for staysail;
  • New genoa sheet tracks and cars;
  • Whisker pole for downwind sailing;
  • New mainsail lazy bag;
  • Sails in good condition, recently re-stitched;
  • Lofrans Tigres windlass;
  • New solid stainless railing in place of lifelines aft;
  • Lifelines midship and forward recently replaced with dyneema;
  • Recently recertified 4 person liferaft;
  • All new standing and running rigging;
  • Highfield 2.4 dinghy with aluminum bottom (3 years old);
  • Yamaha 4hp 2 stroke outboard (2 years old);
  • 1997 Yanmar 3GM 30F with 1983 hours on the engine;
  • 720 watts of solar;
  • Victron MPPT solar charge controller (with Bluetooth);
  • Victron battery charger;
  • Victron AGM batteries total: 660 Amp hours;
  • Victron 712 battery monitor with bluetooth;
  • All new Raymarine electronics (wind display & windex, depth, speed, autohelm);
  • New Standard Horizon VHF radio;
  • Standard Horizon Chart Plotter CPN700i;
  • 55lb Rocna Vulcan anchor on 70 meters of 10mm anchor chain with Mantus swivel;
  • 55lb Mantus M2 anchor;
  • 35lb Bruce anchor;
  • 35lb CQR anchor;
  • Fortress anchor;
  • Lots of gear and spares on board.

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