05 14 Topic: Dibley Newsletter
Late last year we were approached by Hong Kong based Tayana Yacht Sales Limited to redesign the rig and sail plan for their Tayana 66 currently in build. The result was a complete success and lead to two new designs in the already impressive Tayana fleet. Tayana Yachts have been building world class cruising yachts from their Taiwanese yard since the early 1970’s and have since created an impressive following among the offshore cruising fraternity.
Designers such as Robert Harris, Robb Ladd, Bill Dixon, Pieter Beeldsnijder and an early influence of mine, Robert (Bob) Perry, have designs in the Tayana fleet and so we feel flattered to be in amongst this group.
The smallest in the new range is the aft cockpit, raised saloon, Tayana 51. A blue-water cruising yacht with a classic line that is both elegant and practical. Designed for shorthanded cruising, she will tick off the miles at speed and in comfort. All controls lead aft to the cockpit, and the accommodation is comfortable and welcoming.