The Boat


About Our Boat
Satori is a 1980 Tayana 37 hull number 242 of nearly 600 produced. She has a long, full keel with a  barn door type rudder. The boat weighs nearly 25,000 pounds. Her hull and deck are over built and extremely strong. At the turn of the bilge the hull is nearly 3/4” think of solid fiberglass. She had teak decks which we removed in 2014. She has aluminum spars and is rigged with a type of dyneema rope call Dux, which is sold by a company called Colligo Marine. She’s been refitted with external cast bronze chainplates as well as cast bronze bowsprit fittings. Below, her layout consists of a 5’5 settee to port and a 6’ one to starboard. Forward there is an enclosed head and separate shower stall. All the way forward is a conformable v-berth and chain locker. She does not have a quarter berth and instead has storage.

We installed a new Beta Marine 38 4 cylinder engine in place of the old Yanmar 3QM30. We also installed a custom 37 gallon an hour engine driven water maker. She has a keel-cooled fridgoboat freezer and air-cooled sea frost fridge. A gimbaled stove with an oven allows us to cook pretty much anything we like.


A Good Candidate For Rebuilding

Due to the large number of Tayana 37s that are available, their strong build and good design, I believe they represent a good value for people willing to put in the time and effort to restore them. The fact of the matter is you can’t even buy the materials to build the hull for the price you can buy an entire boat for.  Ours was bought for $21,000. We put another $60,000 into it over 3 years and now because we paid for the refit as we went along, we own the boat outright. While this process was a lot of work, I don’t believe its beyond the abilities of anyone with enough enthusiasm and follow through to complete the project. Further more, if you do all your own work, there will be very little you cannot fix while out cruising.

Specifications: (more than you ever wanted to know)
Builder: Ta Yang
Designer: Robert Perry
Hull Number: 242

LOA: 37 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 31 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Bridge Clearance: 55 ft 0 in

Engine Brand: Beta Marine
Engine Model: 38 (V1505 Block)
Cruising Speed: 6 kts
Maximum Speed: 7 kts

Fresh Water Tanks: (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (90 Gallons)

Ballast: 11,800
Displacement: 22,500

Total Power: 38

Holding: Yes


Hot/cold pressurized water (dockside & engine)
Top & front loading refrigerator (Sea Frost)
Top loading freezer (Fridgoboat)
Shipmate 3 burner propane stove w/ oven-broiler
Double stainless steel sink
Manual fresh water foot pump
Seawater foot pump (currently disconnected)
Propane safety shut-off valve

Propane Sniffer and alarm
Galley water hoses (new’08)
Galley safety belt

Hull And Deck

Aluminum spars; Federal Yellow Awlgrip
Internal halyards
Extra jib/spinnaker halyard w/ masthead block
Schafer genoa car track extended for larger genoa
Teak dorade boxes with cowl vents
Lewmar Ocean hatches fore and aft. 2015
Teak Sea hood over companion way hatch
Divided rope /chain locked, dual deck pipes
Teak rub rail (relocated for maximum protection) w/ SS rub strip
Teak deck removed, recored and Awlgripped 2014
Teak cockpit grate
11 opening bronze ports (new gaskets ’06/7)
Deck prism light to head compartment
Screens for all ports and hatches
Cockpit cushions (closed cell with Textaline covers)
Destroyer wheel, teak & SS
Teak cap rail
Bow sprit rebuilt from Douglas fir in 2015
Laminated teak anchor platform; dual anchor rollers; Sampson post
S/S stern pulpit
Soft life lines w/ gates (Dyneema Dux) 2015
S/S Dinghy davits
Magna S/S propane grill on stern 2015
Canvas dodger 2015
Steering pedestal (custom bronze/stainless w/binnacle guard)
5″ Ritchie Powerdamp compass
Ground tackle: 72 pound Rocna w/160′ 3/8″ BBB chain rode
20# Danforth HT, 30′ 5/16″ chain w/ 200′ 5/8″ nylon rode
Simpson-Lawrence 555 Sea Tiger 2speed windlass (overhauled ’08)
Split rope locker w/hawse pipe for either side
Sail covers, hatch & winch covers, tropical awning
2 – 100′ ½” Nylon dock lines
8 – 30′-50′ Nylon 3 dock lines
Various lines for snubbing; etc.
5-1/2# folding dinghy anchor on 60′ nylon rode
6 – Large fenders
Boat hook

Sails & Rigging

Main: 341 sq. ft. 8 oz. Dacron Chesapeke Sails 2015
Genoa: 540 sq. ft. 8 oz. Dacron (S&C), Very good condition
Staysail: 230 sq. ft. 8 oz. Dacron (lam.), very good condition
Cruising spinnaker: 550 sq. ft. 1.6 oz. Dynac blend (Sobstad) Good condition
Storm staysail: 90 sq. ft. 8.oz Dacron (Lam) excellent condition
Aluminum spars
Colligo Dux Standing rigging.
Club-footed self tacking staysail
Mast stepped on deck w/heavy compression post rebuild out of 1/4″X4″ stainless pipe 2015
3 gang & two gang rope clutches in cockpit
Jiffy reefing system with winch
Forespar, HD, telescoping whisker pole stows in chocks on deck
Schafer 1000 Headsail furler w/lines led aft to cockpit
Forespar heavy-duty telescoping whisker pole (in chocks on deck)
Barlow ST27 Genoa Winches (2)
Barlow ST23 Self-tailing mainsheet winch
Barlow S16 Spinnaker winch
Barlow S16 Staysail Winch
Barlow S15 Mainsail Jiffy-Reefing Winch
5 Winch Handles
Harken Big Boat CB Traveler s/high curved track (’05)
Harken & original Tayana teak shell blocks
Barlow S20 Staysail winch
Barlow S19 Mainsail halyard winch


Beta Marine 38 fresh water cooled diesel 2015
2.2 :1 reduction gear
18 x 11-3blade cruising propeller
Instrument panel in cockpit
Extensive spare parts bin, with oil, filters, zincs, hose clamps, shackles, belts
Dual Griffin 500 primary filters with selecting manifold
Emergency electric fuel pump

Electronics & Electrical

Raymarine Raymarine ST 7000 Autopilot, Type II Linear Drive* S3 Course computer (‘04, *Drive ’08)
Autopilot remote control (w/ display COG, Heading, SOG and datapoints)
Datamarine wind
Sim Rad Chartplotter and 3g Radar.

NMEA 2000 Network

Vesper Marine AIS and NMEA 2000 wifi gateway

NMEA 2000 Speed,Depth,Temperature
Electronics spares w/ fuses, bulbs, connectors, etc.
2 100 watt semiflexible solar panels with dedicated chargers

2 140 matt rigid panels mounted to stern lifelines
Xantrex 1000 Inverter /charger 2015
Link 1000 Controller (’07)
3 Grp.27 AGM 12Vdc batteries (house bank – ’12)
1 Grp.27 AGM12Vdc batteries (start bank –’2015)
Cabin fans (7 low amp. draw; ’07)
JVC K01H810 stereo AM/FM;CD;Sirius w/ remote;2 Boston speakers (salon) 2 Planor speakers(cockpit) (’07)
10 “halogen puck” accent/reading lights (’07)
Nav lights, anchor light, spreader lights  converted to LED 2015
7 – CGFI protected 110V duplex outlets (New 2006)
7 – Overhead Halogen Light Fixtures Hi-Lo/Day Night converted to LED (New 2015)
4 – Flex arm Reading Lights, (New 2007)
7 – Cabin Fans (5 new 2008 w/Low amp draw

Mechanical Equipment

2 – 20# Aluminum Propane Tanks (dedicated locker in cockpit)
Remote solenoid propane shutoff w/ pressure gauge

Sea-frost air-cooled refrigerator

S/S Lined freezer w/Frigiboat DB-50 Compressor, New Evaporator, w/ Smart Speed Control and Digital Thermostat (New ’04)

Jabsco Sensor Max VSD Variable speed fresh water pump (’08) (Smooth, quiet w/o pulsations)
Par Auto/manual electric bilge pump w/cycle counter (rebuilt 2008)
Electric fuel pump for cabin heater (piped directly from fuel tank)
C-head composting toilet 2015
Grey water sump pump (overboard discharge)
Fresh water crossover manifold (emerg.feed to pressure & manual pumps from tanks)
Misc. spares & rebuild kits


Viking 4 person offshore liferaft in Valise (Cert start date  October 2015)

ACR Man overboard light
Lifesling Man overboard system on pulpit
Danbouy MOB divice

6 parachute flares, 4 hand held and 3 smoke flares, all SOLAS approved.
Manual and compressed-air foghorns
5″ Bell
Mast climber system.
12V Spotlight
Davis alum. Radar Reflector
Whale 10 bulkhead mounted in cockpit.
Whale Gusher manual/portable foot pump w/full length pickup/discharge hoses
3 offshore inflatable life vests/harness

3 wichard tethers.

2- 30 foot jacklines
4 – Type II life jackets

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