The Bill Dixon-designed Taswell 56 was built to very high standards by Ta Shing and features many desirable traits for long-distance cruising, including a spacious owner’s cabin, oversized galley, huge main salon and tremendous storage space, both inside and on deck. IRISH LASS is particularly well suited for bluewater cruising with her extended hard dodger, furling staysail and three-cabin layout below to provide additional sea berths. Other cruising amenities include electric genoa furling, bow thruster, watermaker and an electronics package fully replaced in 2016. IRISH LASS is a must-see for anyone looking for a high-quality, safe, and comfortable long-range cruising yacht to enjoy with family and friends.
IRISH LASS offers a very spacious three-cabin layout with owner’s cabin aft and two guest cabins forward, all with private heads. Her full-beam salon, u-shaped nav station, full-length galley and workshop forward further enhance her capabilities as a long-range, comfortable live-aboard cruising yacht. The interior joiner work is all varnished teak with solid trim and door frames, with veneers on large surfaces. Cabin soles are varnished teak and holly, with white suede overhead panels (new 2011). There are screens to all portholes and hatches, light blinds for hatches, and curtains throughout. Upholstery is green Ultrasuede, with additional fitted covers for main salon. There are also fitted mattress covers, sheets and bedding for all berths.
Beginning aft is the master stateroom with centerline berth, a bureau each side and vanity/bureau forward with (14) drawers total. There are numerous lockers, as well as a double hanging locker. Five opening portholes and a large deck hatch provide great light and ventilation. An ensuite head and shower stall is forward to port with wash basin, Vacuflush toilet and storage lockers. Outboard the shower is a Splendide washer/dryer (new 2016). Access forward is through the head/shower or the galley forward to starboard.
A long galley stretches from the aft cabin to main salon along the starboard side. There is exceptional counter space and numerous storage lockers, along with large refrigerator and freezer compartments – all ideal for long-range, self-sufficient cruising. Additional features include:
Aft and to port of the companionway is a large, u-shaped nav station with an upholstered swivel/sliding chair, lots of working countertop space all around and numerous storage lockers. Main switch panels are inboard with flush-mounted nav instruments outboard.
The companionway stairs bring you directly into the main salon, which features a large u-shaped dining area to port with a varnished dining table, and centerline settee inboard with custom bar storage. To starboard is a full-length settee. Two opening hull ports each side provide a light and airy feel while seated, in addition to overhead deck hatches and full-length cabin portlights.
Forward of the main salon is a unique two-cabin layout that provides great versatility. To port is a guest stateroom with a double berth. There are numerous drawers, lockers, bookshelves, hanging locker and a private head forward with Vacuflush toilet. The guest stateroom to starboard has two upper/lower berths, bureau, bookshelves, hanging locker and an additional private head forward. Both private heads lead to a shared stand-up shower stall.
Forward of the shower is a forepeak workshop area with sail storage and wet locker storage. The workshop is complete with Zyliss vice which is stowed when not in use--providing a large, convenient workspace. The forward sail bin can be accessed through either the forward cabin or the large deck hatch. In the bow is the chain locker with crash bulkhead, with space to store mooring lines, small outboard, spare anchor, hoses etc.
All sail handling controls are led back to the cockpit for easy short-handed sailing.
The hull is molded fiberglass with longitudinal stringers, shoal draft Scheel keel and skeg hung rudder. Molded transom swim platform with laid teak decking, steps, painted rub rails with stainless striker, and (10) opening hull portholes. White Gelcoat hull with green cove stripes, green boot stripe and green bottom. The deck is molded fiberglass with balsa core, laid teak decks and molded hard dodger with fixed tempered glass windows.
The owner’s personal effects and tools are excluded from the sale.