Tayana 37 'RedShift' for blue water sailing

by Tom McDonagh
(East Greenwich, RI)

Purchased s/v 'LIV' (now renamed 'RedShift') with new, (50 hrs) Yanmar 4JH57 motor on Point Judith Pond in October 2020 after selling my Tartan 30 'Serus' in a day. The boat has undergone (going) complete refit of all systems including but not inclusive:

  • Removal of teak deck planking and making up with cored fiberglass.
  • Deck faired and painted with Alexseal with course non-skid.
  • All original electrical wire removed and replaced as per ABYC suggested rules.
  • All new Garmin Radar, chartplotter, depthsounder and wind speed indicator.
  • Electronic autopilot to be installed in near-future as well as Sailomat Servo-pendulum wind vane.
  • All through hulls replaced and fresh water plumbing undergoing removal and replacement with PECs.
  • Extensive varnishing of interior ongoing.
  • Standing rigging undergoing evaluation this weekend by Tim Leary of Portsmouth, RI.


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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