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1987 Ta Shing Tashiba 36

A$  215,870*
Cruising Adriatic Sea, Croatia
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Fully refitted global cruiser

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Cruising Adriatic Sea, Croatia
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 149,900 Tax Not Paid (A$  215,870) 

Extensively re-fitted & updated hand built bluewater cruising yacht from the legendary Ta Shing Shipyard, superbly presented and continuously updated in recent years, Robert Perry designed aft cockpit boat fitted out for serious ocean adventures.


PLEASE NOTE-  JESSIE MARIE is not CE compliant having been originally built for the US market. She is therefore not available to purchase within EU waters, or by EU citizens wishing to keep her in the EU’s waters.


*** A further 100 photographs are available on request. Please contact us for a download link ***




JESSIE MARIE has been extensively re-fitted and updated by her seller in recent years and which just adds to her very high-quality original build she enjoyed at the hands of the legendary Ta Shing Shipyard in Taiwan, who have been renowned for building such yachts since the yard was established in 1957.  With her hand-laid GRP hull, encapsulated elongated fin keel and adjoining trailing rudder, an easily handled cutter rig combined with the beautiful teak interior joinery, she will surely make for a wonderful sea-kindly comfortable cruising boat.  JESSIE MARIE has enjoyed two recent re-fits, one in 2017 and the other in 2018, which are listed below in the seller’s comments. In only her third ownership she is now ready to take her fourth owner on many ocean voyages if required or coastal hopping if that is preferred.


PLEASE NOTE-  JESSIE MARIE is not CE compliant having been originally built for the US market. She is therefore not available to purchase within EU waters, or by EU citizens wishing to keep her in the EU’s waters.


Her specification highlights include:

  • Refits in 2017 & 2018.
  • Various engine updates.
  • Easily handled cutter rig.
  • Replaced standing & running rigging.
  • Many sails replaced since 2014.
  • Replaced pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires.
  • Replaced mainsail stackpack with lazy jacks.
  • Yanmar 4JHE - 44hp inboard diesel engine on a shaft drive with replaced rope cutter.
  • Replaced Max Prop 4-blade feathering propeller.
  • Replaced Hydrovane wind self-steering.
  • Replaced batteries.
  • Replaced solar panels.
  • Wind generator.
  • Replacement gas stove & oven.
  • Replaced autopilot computer.
  • New L & S hydraulic autopilot ram.
  • Replaced pedestal instrument console.
  • Replaced VHF radio.
  • Replaced SSB radio with backstay antenna with a Kiss Couterpoise.
  • Replaced active radar reflector.
  • Replaced tridata system and transducers.
  • Teak deck replaced with new gelcoat non-slip decks.
  • Sandblasted, primed, repainted and re-wired mast with protection sock.
  • Replaced mainsail mast track with replaced hanks & battens to the mainsail.
  • Replaced mast mounted & secondary cockpit winches.
  • Replaced LED navigation lighting.
  • LED interior lighting.
  • Replaced audio entertainment system.
  • Two sets of replaced genoa tracks.
  • Rebuilt steering system.
  • Replaced refrigerator.
  • Replaced battery charger.
  • Replaced electric anchor windlass.
  • Replaced spinnaker pole track & cart.
  • Carbon spinnaker poles.
  • Replaced interior foam to all interior seating cushions.
  • Replaced sprayhood & bimini.
  • Portholes with screens & mosquito nets plus a companionway mosquito net.
  • Practical keyhole style galley layout.
  • Cleaned & tested fuel tank.
  • Stainless steel freshwater tanks.
  • Copper coating to the hull bottom.
  • Extensive spares and lifesaving equipment.


*** A further 100 photographs are available on request. Please contact us for a download link ***




“Rarely does a truly spectacular boat come on the market and Jessie Marie is definitely one of those boats. Current owner purchased her in March of 2016 from her second owner to participate to the 2018 Golden Globe circumnavigation race, unfortunately he was afflicted by a lower back condition during the summer 2016 Atlantic crossing that caused him to withdraw from the race.


She spent the first 23 years of her life in Chesapeake Bay as a one owner boat. The second owner, purchased her in 2010, cruised her to the Bahamas and in Florida. The boat reached the current owner in pristine condition, and has significantly improved in his ownership. The boat has no history of osmosis. Has copper clad epoxy finish applied in the 90’s.


She was re-fitted and upgraded in Florida in April of 2016 with an eye to the race, making her a world class blue water boat with systems and backup systems that are essential and engineered beautifully, she is ready to circumnavigate in comfort and safety several times. There are invoices in excess of 60,000 US$ for gear and in excess of 30,000 US$ for labour dated between April and May of 2016, available for inspection.


She underwent a second major refit in 2017, when teak deck was removed and all deck fittings re-bedded on a gelcoat antiskid surface, mast removed stripped and repainted, and the deck plan was redesigned with new and upgraded hardware, all tracks were changed and two new ones added. See below for 2017 re-fit.


The Sail inventory is as varied and as good as possible. The woodwork is done to heirloom standards.

Jessie Marie would cost a lot to replace and is very sensibly priced for a new owner that wants to sail oceans, cover miles in safety and comfort. The discerning blue water sailor, looking for a safe, strong, seaworthy, exceptionally fitted and maintained blue water boat should have Jessie Marie. She is the Ideal plug and play boat for a serious cruising couple.”


Winter 2018 refit:

  • New fuel lifting pump for Yanmar
  • Rebuilt injection pump on Yanmar
  • New injectors on Yanmar
  • New Gas Stove
  • New Raymarine autopilot computer
  • New L&S hydraulic autopilot ram
  • Stripped & repainted all outside varnished surfaces
  • Installed new Seaview instrument console on pedestal
  • International Antifouling
  • New Zinc Anodes


Winter 2017 refit:

  • Removed teak deck,
  • new deck gelcoat anti-skid,
  • re-bedded all deck fittings
  • White awlgrip paint on mast - 3 coats after sandblasting and priming.
  • new mainsail Antal track, new Antal Hanks and battens on mainsail.
  • new Antal ST winches on mast
  • 2 new Antal secondary winches in cockpit.
  • New jammers on mast, passed all halyards inside mast, so now we have two at the rear, three at the front + staysail halyard,
  • new electric wiring in the mast, with protection sock.
  • New steaming and deck flood lights LED
  • New LED nav lights
  • new genoa tracks
  • New genoa tracks on caprails of bulwarks,
  • rebuilt steering system
  • new Frigoboat fridge system - water-cooled
  • new battery charger 220/110
  • new Lofrans tigers windlass,
  • repainted bowsprit
  • new spinnaker pole track & cart
  • 2 carbon spinnaker poles,
  • new spinnaker sock,
  • new foam in all interior seats
  • rebuilt gas cooker




“These were designed by Robert Perry. Tashiba is the first in our line of Ta Shing designed and developed yachts, a line of lovely, traditional cruising sailboats.”


Text taken from Ta Shing’s website



The Ta Shing Shipyard was established in 1957 with, to quote their website; “Let the owners’ dreams come true.”


Once again, to quote their website; “Ta Shing is an experienced and fully customized boat yacht OEM builder, the boat building experience from Shing-Sheng in 1957 and has constructed more than 1,200 boats. The Models been built include Sailboats: Mason, Tashiba, Taswell, Sky, Mystic, Norseman etc, and now building Nordhavn motoryacht/motorsailer.”


They are renowned for hand crafting using high quality materials such as Burmese teak for much of their yachts’ interiors (the quality of-which is a particular feature of the Taswell brand) to create strong, comfortable and easily managed yachts comparable with brands such as; Najad, Halberg Rassy, Malo and Contest.


Text taken from Ta Shing’s website




Introduced in 1986, the Tashiba 36 along with its smaller sibling the Tashiba 31 are the last of the full keel double-enders by designer Bob Perry; he considers them his best. The boat shares many of the innovations Perry made with his Baba 40 design and evolves them further to produce a boat with traits all sailors love. They are fast, close-winded, stiff, and well balanced.

The boats were built by Ta Shing, the best of the Taiwanese boatbuilders and recognized as one of the best quality yards worldwide. Some have described the interior of the boat as a piece of fine furniture.


The Tashiba 36 heritage is intertwined with the Baba line of boats. It’s said the name “Tashiba” is probably a play of words, bringing together the name “Ta Shing” with “Baba”. These boats were the brainchild of developer Bob Berg who brought together Perry and discovered the boatyard that was to become the best in Taiwan. The three boat line-up of the Baba 30, 35, and 40 became a hit.

The last of these boats, the Baba 40, eventually got renamed to the Tashiba 40 when Ta Shing took over the marketing and decided to forge ahead with their own line of yachts. Two smaller boats were required to fill out the new Tashiba line.

Having designed the entire Baba line of boats, Perry was the natural choice for the two new boats that became the Tashiba 36 and the Tashiba 31. They were designed together in California with Ta Shing’s Taiwanese representative working closely with Perry.

The Baba/Tashiba 40 having been derived off the lines of the legendary Valiant 40 performance cruiser showed such a marked improvement from Perry’s earlier full keel designs he decided to evolve the design further. Perry writes, “The turn to the bilges got even more firm for increased stability. The bows were finer”. The resulting design produced a boat that sailed incredibly well; fast and close winded enough to challenge many fin keel designs.


The boat’s hull is of hand-laminated fiberglass. The outer layers employ water and hence osmosis resisting vinylester resin. The interior of the boat is optionally lined with polyurethane insulation. Ballast is a single iron casting encapsulated in fiberglass.

The deck is in GRP and cored with end-grain balsa. In areas where through-deck fittings are bolted, marine-plywood is used as coring and stainless-steel backing plates are used.


The boat was offered in a pilothouse version as well and the standard rear cockpit model. Rear cockpit models have a large stateroom forward and a quarter berth aft whereas the pilothouse has two large staterooms, one forward and the other midship. The pilothouse has an inside steering station as well as the pedestal steering from the cockpit. Both versions feature a pressurized hot water system with a shower in the head area.”

Taken from an extract in Blue Water Boats by W L updated on 20th July 2015




RCD Status:                                                                                    

  • Our understanding is that the yacht having been originally built prior to 16th June 1998 for the US market, is not built to CE compliance and as such is not available to be purchased by EU citizens if she is to be used within the EU.


Hull Construction:

  • The hull is of hand-laminated fiberglass.
  • The outer layers employ water and hence osmosis resisting vinylester resins.
  • The interior of the hull is lined with polyurethane insulation.
  • The cabin superstructure and deck is in GRP and cored with end-grain balsa.
  • In areas where through-deck fittings are bolted, marine-plywood is used as coring and stainless-steel backing plates are used everywhere.
  • Moulded non-skid on cabin superstructure, gel coat base antiskid on deck.
  • Toe rail, cockpit seats, coamings and grating all in teak.


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • The cabin superstructure and deck is in GRP and cored with end-grain balsa.
  • In areas where through-deck fittings are bolted, marine-plywood is used as coring and stainless-steel backing plates are used everywhere.
  • Moulded non-skid on cabin superstructure, gel coat base antiskid on deck – 2017.
  • Deck fittings re-bedded – 2017.
  • Teak to the cockpit sole.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Long Keel with trailing rudder.
  • Ballast is a single iron casting encapsulated in fiberglass of approximately 8,740 lbs. / 3,964 kg.




Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 4JHE in board diesel engine producing approximately 44hp @ 3,200RPM.
  • A KBW20 Hurt transmission 2.62 gear ratio.
  • Transmission serviced and damper replaced – Spring 2019
  • Single lever throttle control.
  • Otherwise, regularly serviced and inspected.
  • Starter motor serviced - 2017.
  • Racor 500 Fuel filter with vacuum gauge.
  • New fuel lines to tank - April 2016.
  • Bronze seacocks with Groco water strainer.
  • Replaced Vetus water lock muffler.
  • Water cooled exhaust.
  • At 2,200 rpm speed is 6 knots and the fuel consumption at 2.5 litres per hour. (subject to sea conditions and how clean the hull underside is etc).
  • Replaced engine fuel pump – 2018.
  • Rebuilt engine injection pump – 2018.
  • New engine injectors – 2018.
  • 1 x Set Yanmar gauges/alarms.


Engine Hours & Maintenance:

  • Engine Hours: circa 5,200 as of May 2019.
  • Engine last serviced spring 2019.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Replaced 4-blade feathering Max Prop Propeller Easy 4P/90/457 - 2016.
  • Replaced Cutlass bearing - 2016.
  • Dripless shaft seal.
  • Replaced Shaft Shark rope cutter - 2016.
  • Edson stainless steel pedestal, stainless steel cable & quadrant.
  • Steering system re-built – 2017.
  • Single wooden rimmed steering wheel with stainless steel spokes.
  • Emergency tiller.
  • Hydrovane model VXA2D L wind self-steering vane installed new - 2016.




Voltage systems:

  • 12vDC domestic systems with 110v 30-amp shorepower system with 1x 50’ & 1x 25’ shorepower cable.
  • 7x 110v Interior electrical outlets.


Battery Banks:

  • Service batteries comprising 6x 6v T5 190 Ah AGM batteries (4x batteries in bilge just aft of the mast, 2x behind engine replaced - May 2016.
  • The two groups can be combined or isolated with a dedicated combiner located in the wet locker in front of the chart table. A separate combiner on chart table combines house and start banks together.
  • Engine start Battery is a series 27 AGM battery replaced - 2017.
  • All banks are mounted on custom built supports, securely fastened and vented.



  • Yandina C160 battery charger combiner with galvanic isolator replaced 2017.


Solar Electrical Generation:

  • Sunware solar panels; 1x Sunware SW3063 24 W and 1x Sunware TX22052 100 Watt - 2016.

Wind Electrical Generation:

  • Superwind 350 W wind generator.
  • Charge regulator and 2 dump load resistors.
  • Surplus energy can be diverted to hot water system via a selection switch.



  • 1x Electromaax 160 Amp engine alternator with Balmar 614 external regulator.
  • 1x spare original Yanmar alternator.
  • Electromaax Alternator serviced 2017.



  • LED interior lighting; 8x deckhead lights, 6x bulkhead lights and 1x flexible red navigation to the navigation area.
  • LED Navigation lights; steaming light, masthead tricolour, Anchor light.
  • LED deck lights.


Other Electrical:

  • Blue Sea Systems Vessel Systems Monitor VSM 422 for monitoring DC and AC electrical systems, batteries & all tank levels.
  • 2 x Blue seas on/off/ combine switches.
  • Electrics to the mast re-wired – 2017.




Fresh Water:

  • Pressurised fresh hot and cold water system with large accumulator tank all with conforming hoses.
  • Seagull water filter for drinking water.
  • 1 x 22-litre stainless steel hot water heater that runs on 12 V and 110 V replaced - 2016.
  • Shower has independent sump pump to clear shower water overboard.
  • All fittings on the boat with flexible hoses have two stainless steel hose clips to secure hoses.
  • Seacocks are all bronze seacocks perfectly functional and fitted with wooden safety plugs.


 Bilge Pumps:

  • 1x automatic bilge pump.
  • 1x manual Whale Gusher bilge pump operated from the cockpit.





  • 1 x 302 litre tank.
  • Emptied, totally cleaned and tested - 2016.


Fresh Water:

  • 2 x 190 litres vented stainless steel fresh water (380 litres total).


Holding Tank:

  • 1x 94 litre holding tank with a Y-valve.



  • Echomax active radar reflector EchoMax XS.
  • Dual Band Active Echo - 2016.
  • Raymarine i50 Tridata System, with new transducers for water temperature, log & depth - 2016.
  • Raymarine autopilot computer.
  • Raymarine ST6002 autopilot.
  • L&S Hydraulic ram - 2018.
  • 1 x Ritchie fluid damped magnetic compass at the steering pedestal.
  • Seth Thomas ship clock & barometer.


Communications Equipment:

  • Icom IC-M604A Fixed-Mount VHF Radio with Hailer - 2016.
  • SSB radio IC M802 radio system with backstay antenna and kiss counterpoise – 2016.


Entertainment Equipment:

  • Fusion marine entertainment system with Bluetooth and NMEA 2000.





  • 1 x double sink, with pressurised hot/cold water, plus 1-foot pump for fresh water one for sea water.
  • 1x Eno 2 burner GPL stove with oven. Grabrail to the front of the stove – 2018.
  • 1x water cooled Frigoboat refrigerator - 2017.



  • 1x Jabsco Marine manual flush heads head.
  • Separate shower with seat.
  • 12v Shower sump pump.



  • 4x Durade vents with stainless-steel cowls.
  • 13x Bronze opening portholes all equipped with blinds and mosquito nets.
  • !x teak butterfly saloon hatch.
  • 1x forward cabin deck hatch.



Summary of Accommodation:

  • Up to 6 berths in 2-cabins inc. the saloon and one heads located to the starboard forward side.


Accommodation Finish:

  • Beautifully hand-crafted Burma teak or cherry joinery either as a veneer or solid timber.
  • Ample handholds.
  • LED lighting.
  • Durade ventilation.
  • Light blue coloured upholstery to the saloon.
  • Teak and holly to the cabin sole.
  • White headlining with teak strips.
  • White coloured countertops to the galley area with raised teak fiddles.


Accommodation Description:

Sleeps six: two in the forward cabin, two in the starboard aft quarter bed and on the saloon settees.

The port settee can be expanded sideways and is equipped with a lee cloth, making it a fantastic pilot berth. The foam in all settee cushions was changed - September 2016.


The Forward cabin features a queen V berth with a custom fitted mattress, abundant storage in the surrounding teak cabinetry, under drawer storage and a teak hanging locker to port. Aft and starboard is the head, with a stall shower and Formica counter vanity with a stainless sink. Ample storage in teak lockers and in drawers plus the mirror / cabinet. The impressive salon is arranged with a single settee to port and an L shaped settee to starboard, completed by a starburst inlaid teak table. Storage space is plentiful in elegant teak cabinetry throughout the salon. Aft and starboard is the wet locker with floor drain. Forward facing chart table and the roomy quarter berth. Opposite the chart table is the Keyhole style galley, with Formica counters, double stainless sink, top and front-loading refrigerator, and the princess propane stove protected by a crash bar.




  • Cutter rigged single spreader aluminium custom keel stepped mast & boom by Annapolis spars, no rivets all welded. Screwed on Antal trysail track with loader Sandblasted, primed and repainted with 3x coats – 2016.
  • Wiring to mast replaced – 2017.
  • Standing rigging in dyform replaced - 2014.
  • All stainless-steel turnbuckles, Bobstays and turnbuckles for the bowsprit replaced - 2016.
  • Backstay and chain plate replaced - 2016.
  • All running rigging replaced - 2016.
  • Harken MK2 furling system with two groove foil.
  • Stainless steel and teak boom gallows.
  • Mainsail stack pack with lazy jacks.
  • Replaced jammers on the mast – 2017.
  • Replaced Genoa tracks – 2017
  • Replaced genoa tracks on the bulwarks – 2017.
  • Replaced Spinnaker track and cart on the mast – 2017.
  • 2x carbon spinnaker poles – 2017.



  • 2x Lewmar ST primary winches for sheets in the cockpit.
  • 2x Secondary Antal ST winches also in cockpit - 2017.
  • 1x Lewmar ST winch for mainsheet.
  • 2x Lewmar winches for staysail sheets.
  • 3x ST Antal winches on mast for halyards - 2017.
  • 1x Lewmar ST winch on mast for reefing lines.
  • 3x winch handles.



  • Mack sail .62 oz High Aspect Premium Dacron full batten mainsail with 3 reefs - 2015.
  • Replaced batten holders, hanks & Antal track - 2017.
  • Trysail of high visibility orange Dacron material with a dedicated Antal track - 2017
  • Storm sail staysail with one reef of high visibility orange Dacron - 2016.
  • 7.77 oz. premium Dacron Mack Sail 130% genoa with foam luff and sumbrella cover - 2014.
  • Neil Pride light Yankee – Dacron excellent condition.
  • Neil Pride light staysail - Dacron excellent condition.
  • HH cruising spinnaker.
  • Spinnaker snuffer - 2017.



  • 2x Aluminium 20lb. gas bottles with manometer and solenoid gas shut off system, gas bottles are in dedicated vented stern locker.
  • Folding teak table on steering pedestal in cockpit.
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions with double guard wires all replaced - 2010.
  • Port and starboard gates in the guard rails.
  • Raised bulwarks with teak capping.
  • Teak grab rails to the cabin superstructure.
  • Bowsprit repainted – 2017.
  • Teak covering to the bowsprit with twin anchor rollers.
  • Lofrans Tigers electric anchor windlass – 2017.
  • Teak to the cockpit seat bases and seat back tops.
  • Teak to the cockpit sole.
  • Stainless steel frame for the bimini and sprayhood.
  • Stainless steel protective frames over the durade vents.
  • Maintenance log,
  • Sets of companionway slats made in Plexiglass and Wood,
  • Mosquito net for companionway,
  • Brass saloon oil hanging lamp,
  • Extensive spares,


Covers & Canvas:

  • Sumbrella extra strong sprayhood with window covers - 2016.
  • Sumbrella bimini with support for flexible solar panels – 2016.
  • Sumbrella connection from bimini to the sprayhood.
  • Front and central sun awnings.
  • Cockpit cushions + two foldable cushion chairs.
  • Sunbrella mainsail stackpack with lazy jacks - 2016.
  • Full mainsail cover also of sumbrella.
  • Staysail Sumbrella bag.
  • 4x Sumbrella covers for jerry cans and 1x for outboard engine.
  • Sumbrella covers for; steering wheel, butterfly hatch, front hatch and for varnished handrails on deckhouse.


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • 1 x CQR 35 kg anchor.
  • 100m of 5/16th Acco G-4 Hi-Test galvanized anchor chain - 2016 + 50 metre of rope.
  • Spade anchor – 2016.
  • Lofrans electric anchor windlass – 2017.
  • 4x fenders.
  • 4x mooring lines.


Safety Equipment:


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

  • 1 x High water alarm.
  • 1 x Carbon monoxide alarm.
  • 1 x Aqua Signal Series 80 Bremen Handheld Searchlight.
  • 1 x CR 2744, RLB-35 CAT II – EPRB.
  • 3 x USCG orange life jackets.
  • 1 x life sling MOB rescue system.
  • 1 x horseshoe buoy with light.
  • 1 x 25mm signal flare pistol.
  • 1 x Horn.
  • 1 x Bell.
  • 1 x VHF emergency antenna.
  • 1 x FireBoy - Xintex Manual / Automatic Fire Extinguishing System - for engine room.
  • 3 x Kidde Mariner 10 Portable Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher - B1 Rated.



Lying: Cruising Adriatic Sea


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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


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Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)

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