A stunningly beautiful world class ketch. Built by the world famous Ta Chiao company in Taiwan and designed by Robert Perry / Ted Hood. Capable of taking you anywhere with perfect live aboard accommodation.
A powerful cutter ketch rig on silver spruce masts and spars complements the beautiful lines of the hull and deck. With bowsprit and teak laid decks, centre cockpit and inside wheelhouse helm positions she is ready for anything. A very rare opportunity to obtain one of these fantastic yachts in European waters with RCD exemption and VAT paid.
Relaunched after a three yearly refit she is now on her swinging mooring on the West Coast of Scotland.
If you are looking for a 50-70 foot blue water cruiser, here she is.
|LOA||: 59' 8" (18.2m)|
|LOD||: 53' 1" (16.2m)|
|Beam||: 14' 10" (4.5m)|
|Draft||: 7' 8" (2.3m)|
|Keel||: Long Deep|
|Engine Type||: Ford Lehman|
|Engine||: 120 HP|
|Fuel Capacity||: 1500 litres|
|Water||: 1500 litres|
|Location||: South Oban, Argyll|
A very spacious and comfortable interior, rich in beautiful teak. 7 foot headroom.
Starting with the aft stateroom, here is a large double berth, comfortable leather upholstered seating area with lockers under and desk/chart table. En suite heads compartment complete with bath and shower. Airing cupboard with large domestic hot water tank and ample storage.
Moving forward there are two generous pilot berths on the starboard side and a dressing table with drawers midships.
Next is a step up to the superb Lounge and inside helm area with its incredible sweeping companionway staircase. Beautiful teak is everywhere. Leather upholstery around a large coffee table, Taylors oil fired stove and good visibility all round make his a nice relaxing place to be whether at anchor or under way.
A step down aft again on the port side to an excellent workshop area with workbench and storage.
Next, move forward and step down into the galley and dining area. The dining table converts into a further double berth. The galley is equipped with a Taylors gas cooker with two burners, hotplate, grill and oven. Twin sinks in teak and a fridge freezer compartment.
The dining area has a large drop leaf table and leather upholstered seats easily seating six without additional chairs.
Last is the Forepeak double berth with en-suite head including electric toilet, exclusive Barwell brass shower and taps and hand basin (also with access from saloon).
Taylors gas cooker with two burners, hotplate, grill and oven. Hand made teak double sink and an Isotherm fridge with adjacent cold store. Hot and cold pressurised water. Loads of storage space.
Hand made sycamore, teak and inset tiled worktops. Teak dining table (seats 6) with leather seating.
All in good condition.
Jib 4/5 years
Yankee 4/5 years
Genoa 10 years
Drifter ? original hardly used
Spinnaker 10 years hardly used
Staysail ? 10 years recently refurbished
Main ? 10 years recently refurbished
Mizzen ? 10 years recently refurbished
Several other sails in storage.
Slab reefing on main and mizzen. Roller reefing on self tacking staysail and power roller reefing on headsail.
Raymarine Raytheon Integrated system comprising:
Operation from both cockpit, chart table down below and wireless remote control
2 GPS plus hand held
Reserve Neco auto steering system
Lap top computer with Navmaster system
Raytheon navigation system with integrated radar (top of the range ? new system)
Lowrance navigation independent system
Compass Sistral major.
12 v 660 amp hour service batteries, engine battery and generator battery.
Onan Generator, 7kw.
Mastervolt power control system including battery charger and inverter.
Life raft (out of date)
Tinker dingy including life raft attachment and full sailing gear*
Tank tender system for both fuel and water
Modern lifestyle Bose surround sound system *
Flat screen TV DVD player Video recorder amplification interior speakers
Sony car radio with waterproof cockpit speakers
Hand crafted helmsman chair and 2 aft rail sailing chairs laminated in teak and silver spruce
Full compliment warps and sheets
Kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery
Teak bathing ladder and platform
Vetus anchor winch
Bamar electric roller reefing
Special draining gas locker
240v immersion heater
Booster aerial for mobile phone and modem
Sleeping bags and quilts
Bose radiowave system in aft cabin
Leecloths on all sea berths and in saloon
2 Bickerton lightweight folding bikes
Tools and spares
Fire extinguishers in all cabins and automatic in engine room
Custom made sprayhood and binimi with side and rear panels to make fully enclosed cockpit canopy
Vetus electric anchor winch including foredeck connection as well as cockpit operation
Bamar electric reefing for Jib
Hand operated roller reefing for staysail
Electric winch at rear of cockpit
( * available by negotiation )
Taylors diesel cabin heater
Makuni heating system with units in cabins, and saloon and also heats water
Calorific water heater from engine
Radiators operated by 240v
Delta with 55feet chain 50 feet multiplait and 30 feet floating line
Said by many to be the most beautiful sailing yacht they have ever seen ? Habibys was built by Pao Hsiang Taiwan/ Ta Chiao Shipbuilding Co Ltd under American supervision, reputedly for an Arab Sheik and has been built, finished and maintained to an outstanding standard.
She had a complete refit in approximately 1995 and looks magnificent with her Silver Spruce masts and spars. She was sailed from Taiwan via the Channel Islands by previous owners and also sailed in the Mediterranean before being bought by the present owners who have cruised extensively on the West Coast of Scotland. Her current owners have equipped her for ultimate luxurious comfort and space and some of the features are parquet floors throughout the living area, beautiful original wood carvings, bespoke carpets, hand cast designer brass door handles and teak laminated stairway with carved handrails, leather upholstery throughout as well as many other special features.
She has also been equipped for ease of sailing and is usually single handed by the skipper. Some features that make this possible are an electric Bamar roller reefing on the jib, electric anchor winch, self tacking staysail, an electric winch behind the cockpit and both cockpit and down below steering as well as the sophisticated start of the art electronics.
This boat is no longer for sale and remains here solely as an information resource for those researching Ta Chiao CT 54 Luxury Ketch's.
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visited and photographed by Claire France and Robert White for Western Horizon Yachts, Scotland
Listing started in June 2009
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