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Model: Ta Chiao CT 54 Luxury Ketch
Price: £180,000 (GBP)
Year: 1980
Hull: GRP

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Model: Ta Chiao CT 54 Luxury Ketch
Price: £180,000 (GBP)
Year: 1980
Hull: GRP
LOA: 59' 8" (18.2m)
LOD: 53' 1" (16.2m)
Beam: 14' 10" (4.5m)
Draft: 7' 8" (2.3m)
Displacement: 71680lbs
Keel: Long Deep
Rig: Ketch
Engine Type: Ford Lehman
Engine: 120 HP
Fuel: Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 1500 litres
Water: 1500 litres
Location: South Oban, Argyll

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.


Accommodation:
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).
Galley:
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.
Sails:
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 Stormjib/trysail original Several other sails in storage. Slab reefing on main and mizzen.
Roller reefing on self tacking staysail and power roller reefing on headsail.


Instruments:
Raymarine Raytheon Integrated system comprising:
Autosteering Compass Wind speed/direction Depth Log Tridata Operation from both cockpit, chart table down below and wireless remote control 2 GPS plus hand held VHF Reserve Neco auto steering system Navtex 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.
Electrical System:
12 v 660 amp hour service batteries, engine battery and generator battery. Onan Generator, 7kw. Mastervolt power control system including battery charger and inverter.
Equipment:
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 Life jackets Kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery Teak bathing ladder and platform Vetus anchor winch Bamar electric roller reefing Electric winch Special draining gas locker Dehumidifier 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 Epirb 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 ) Heating systems:
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 Ground Tackle:
CQR Delta with 55feet chain 50 feet multiplait and 30 feet floating line Fortress
Additional Info:
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.





Port side, forward -

On her mooring -

Bows, port side -

Bows -

Starboard side -

Bows, starboard side -

Starboard side, showing full rig -

Starboard side -

Starboard quarter -

Starboard quarter -

Stern view -

Port quarter -

Port quarter -

Port side showing full rig -

Port quarter showing full rig -

Foredeck and mast base -

Fordeck and staysail boom -

Staysail boom, reefing gear and bowsprit -

View aft from bowsprit -

Bowsprit showing staysail reefing and headsail power reefing -

Anchor windlass and sampson posts -

View aft from foredeck -

View aft, starboard walkway -

View aft, port walkway -

Main mast base -

Looking aft from mast base -

Port view forward -

Aft Deck -

Custom made chair - one of two sited aft.

Cockpit - inside the cockpit enclosure

Rear view of cockpit enclosure -

Cockpit - view aft

Lounge seating area -

View of inside helm position from companionway steps -

View of lounge seating area from companionway steps -

Companionway -

Cockpit table - with custom made cup holders deployed

View inside companionway -

Work shop -

Diesel heater and door to workshop -

Looking out from workshop -

Looking across the saloon to the inside helm -

Helm and nav station -

Helm and nav station -

Helm and lounge area -

Teak sink - with character taps

Taylors stove -

Taylors stove -

Galley -

Galley and dining area -

Dining Area - Table up

Saloon - viewed from galley

Galley - viewed from dining table

Dining Area - Table folded down

View aft from galley -

Pilot Berths - and second access to the master cabin

Master cabin - Full sized double berth to the port side, with desk, seat and storage to starboard

Master Cabin - desk and settee

Forward cabin -

Aft heads - ensuite to master cabin. Contains bath, shower, sink, heads and storage

Bath and shower -

Master Cabin - view forward.

Master Cabin - view to starboard from the berth

Forward heads - access from forward cabin and from the galley

Forward heads -

Mizzen Mast -

Custom boarding ladder -

example of exterior varnish work -

Main sail cover -

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Habibys out of the water, earlier in 2009 -

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Typical example of the interior woodwork -

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Mast with hand for scale -

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Sailing away, Owner's photo -

Under Sail, Owner's photo -

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Model: Ta Chiao CT 54 Luxury Ketch
Price: £180,000 (GBP)
Year: 1980
Hull: GRP
LOA: 59' 8" (18.2m)
LOD: 53' 1" (16.2m)
Beam: 14' 10" (4.5m)
Draft: 7' 8" (2.3m)
Displacement: 71680lbs
Keel: Long Deep
Rig: Ketch
Engine Type: Ford Lehman
Engine: 120 HP
Fuel: Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 1500 litres
Water: 1500 litres
Location: South Oban, Argyll

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