Tayana 37 Voyager


Oasis at anchor  ForepeakPullman Berth Storage Unit Saloon Starboard Saloon Port  Galley Nav Station  Head Can Locker

Galley equipment

  • Shipmate 3 burner hob and oven
  • Fresh water manual pump with filter system
  • 2 x 20lb Propane cylinders with OPD (new 2002)
  • Sea water foot pump
  • Flojet Hot and Cold Pressure water system
  • Ample storage and work surfaces
  • Water heater and heat exchanger
  • Twin deep stainless steel sinks
  • Frigoboat refrigerator with icebox and Frigoboat refrigerator/freezer/coldbox, 12v with keel coolers (new 1996)
  • Electronics and Navigation Gear

  • Furuno 1813 25 mile radar on self-levelling mount
  • Target Navtex receiver
  • Furuno FS1550 SSB radio
  • ICOM M502 plus remote handset
  • Furuno ATU and insulated backstay
  • Echopilot FLS Gold Forward Looking Sonar (new 2000)
  • 2 Dynaplate ground sytems
  • Alarm system
  • Furuno D-GPS
  • Ritchie globemaster compass
  • NMEA break out box
  • Standard CD/radio with Bose stereo speakers
  • B&G multifunction display at nav station for B&G Depth, Log, 360 Wind, Wind Speed, magnified Wind instruments in cockpit (new 1997)
  • Navigation light selector panel - tricolour mast head with anchor, strobe, steaming light, lower port and starboard lights, lower stern light
  • Datamarine Log, Depth in cockpit
  • Furuno 207 Weatherfax
  • Electrical System

  • Voltages 12v DC, 110v and 240v AC (industrial transformer)
  • 300amp main battery fuse with bilge pump, fridge and heater fuse boards
  • 3 x 8D Prevailer 225 Ah Gel batteries (house system)New 2002
  • Heart 2500 Freedom inverter/charger
  • Prevailer 85 Ah (Engine start) New 2003
  • Link 2000 electrical systems monitor
  • "Smart" Battery selector switch
  • KISS high output wind generator (9amps @ 15 kts wind) (new Nov 2001)
  • 100amp Balmar alternator (Yanmar engine)
  • 225amp Balmar alternator (Kubota)
  • Two Siemens 75w Solar Panels (new 2000)
  • Main breaker panel with analogue amp and volt meters DC/AC
  • Waterproof deck sockets for 110 and 240v input
  • Instrument breaker panel at nav station
  • Kubota 11HP diesel DC generator
  • 2 x Dynaplate RF grounding system
  • Sails and Rigging

  • Painted aluminium mast and boom by ZSpars New Zealand
  • Semi-battened main (new 1998) and spare main sail
  • "Ezee Jack" lazy jack reefing system
  • High cut yankee (new 1995)
  • Slab reefing with reefing winch on boom
  • Jib
  • Profurl NC42 Roller furling jib
  • Staysail
  • Inner stay for hanked sails
  • Drifter
  • Folding mast steps
  • Storm trisail (new 1995)
  • 3 Barlow mast winches
  • Storm jib (new 1995)
  • A total of 11 stays (8mm), plus two moveable running backstays, support the mast!
  • Laminated spruce and mahogany boom crutch and bowsprit
  • Twin spinnaker poles and mast track
  • Deck and Hull Equipment

  • 2 x Anderson 46 self tailing winches
  • Fenders and docklines
  • 2 Barlow 25 winches
  • Teak handrails, hatch garage and hatches
  • Barlow 20 winch
  • Teak seating in cockpit
  • Lewmar clutch system
  • 4 teak dorade boxes with red/white cowls
  • Monitor wind vane self steering, with Autohelm 1000 
  • Small drinks table and removeable dining table
  • CPT Mk 2 autopilot plus complete spare system
  • Custom cockpit cushions
  • Flojet deck wash pump
  • Edson pedastel with grab bar
  • Oversize life rails and 30" stanchions, opening port & sta
  • Custom removeable heavy duty stainless steel arch mounting radar, antennas and wind generator
  • Painted non-slip deck surface
  • Stainless steel dinghy platform (roof rack)
  • Saltwater washdown pump
  • Ground Tackle

  • Simpson Lawrence Horizon 1500 Heavy Duty Windlass (new 1997) with foredeck and cockpit controls
  • 45lb CQR
  • 70 metres 3/8" BB chain
  • 35lb Danforth
  • 10 metres 3/8" BB chain and 50 metres rode
  • Beugel Anchor and WASI ball
  • Ankarolina stern anchoring reel

  • Safety and Security
  • Plastimo 6 man liferaft (se
  • Henderson Mk V manual bilge pump
  • 206 Mhz EPIRB
  • Whale Gusher manual bilge pump
  • Life buoy
  • PAR bilge pump
  • Radar reflector
  •  Rule bilge pump
  • Spreader lights
  • PAR Emergency heavy duty bilge pump
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Auto bilge switches and floats for Rule and PAR bilge pumps
  • Pilot Gas alarm
  • Carbon Monoxide alarm
  • Excellent interior lighting throughout, with additional Alpenglow red or white low wattage lights, ample reading lights and emergency oil lamps
  • Alarm horns for Bilge Pump Running, High Water and Intruder
  • Intruder bars on all hatches and stainless steel security bars for companionway

  • Hatch boards and optional louvre doors for companionway
  • Insect screens for all opening portholes and covers for hatches
  • Sailing bimini awning with side extension
  • Hatch, varnish and instrument canvas covers
  • Full length, forward and aft stemoid (lightweight, never needs reproofing) awnings with side flaps, water-catching system and additional mesh sunscreens for cockpit (new Dec 2001)
  • Pram hood dodger (new 2000)
  • Aquamaker 24 US gallon/hour watermaker
  • Tank tender water and fuel measuring system
  • Wallas diesel heater with timer and thermostat
  • Grey water tank with Flojet pump-out 
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Autoprop feathering propellor plus original bronze 3 blade propellor (re-pitched 18x10)
  • Caribe light 9' RIB
  • 5 HP Nissan outboard engine
  • Good spares inventory

  • History
    We bought Oasis from the original owners in early 1995. They had plans of long distance cruising and ordered the voyager specifications (stronger rig, with larger and added stays and higher stanchions) and a layout designed for a couple to live aboard with plenty of stowage. Unfortunately, due to ill health, she was used only lightly, cruising East Coast USA and the Bahamas and spending much time in the marina. She had been continuously maintained and meticulously cared for.

    What made us buy her was her seaworthy build and a very strong hull, masses of storage spaces and lockers, a strong rig and a delight to the eyes below decks, with superior joinery in solid teak, not forgetting the wonderfully comfortable mid-ship Pullman berth.

    From February through May 1995 we undertook a lot of changes before our planned Atlantic Crossing, totalling some $30,000 ex labour:
    All standing rigging replaced
    3 x 8D Prevailers for the house system totalling 660Ahrs and a new gel 85Ahr starting battery
    An Ample Power “Eliminator” box for looking after the start battery charging which effectively means you can forget looking after it as it always takes some of the charge given to the house system
    A Freedom 25 Inverter Charger providing high charging at dock and supplying large 110V loads from the house battery bank.
    A Link 2000 Monitor to control the Freedom 25 charging and inverter functions and keep track of the battery condition
    A Profurl NC42 system to roller furl the Jib
    New sails consisting of a High cut Yankee, Storm Staysail and Storm tri sail
    New 100A Hr alternator for the engine
    Monitor Wind Vane self steering
    Plastimo 6 man liferaft.
    Furuno 207 Weatherfax
    Anderson 46 ST winches
    2nd manual bilge pump
    We left South Carolina for the UK via Bermuda and the Azores in May 95. We experienced winds from flat calm to 35 knots.In all sea and wind conditions Oasis gave a solid and safe feeling to the crew. On arrival in the UK, VAT was paid.
    From 1995 to 1998 Oasis went through very thorough work to her hull and topsides:
    The hull was sandblasted to remove all the old gel coat
    Then the hull was filled and faired and 6 coats of West system epoxy with barrier coat additive was applied
    Following that a further two coats of Awlgrip epoxy base before 5 coats of Awlgrip goldstar anti foul
    The topsides were filled and faired where necessary and 5 coats of Awlgrip oyster white paint was applied
    The mast was unstepped and sprayed with aluminium primer and off white topcoat
    New folding mast steps, tracks for spinnaker pole hardware and tri sail track were added
    In addition the following equipment was added:
    A complete B&G Hydra system was added to the original Datamarine instruments
    To the nav area, a new switch panel and nav light selector panel
     A complete new 12volt keel cooled Frigoboat twin fridge/freezer units
    A Kubota 11hp diesel was fitted under the cockpit floor and coupled to a Balmar 225Ahr Alternator and a 20 Gal/hr RO watermaker HP Pump
    An “Aquamaker” 20 Imp Gal/hr  Water maker
    A Wallas diesel heater, with heated air outlets in saloon and by the main berth
    Custom made mattress by Victorinox
    Custom support bars on coachroof for dinghy and fuel can storage.
    Twin Spinnaker Poles
    Both the 100 and 225Ahr Alternators have their own regulators which are interchangeable. A Third Ample power regulator is wired as a reserve should either fail
    A custom made SS arch was made for the cockpit coamings and originally housed two Aerogen 4 wind generators. As of Summer 2002 it supports the KISS high output wind generator and the radar with self levelling device. It also provides support for both awnings
    Custom interior joinery of bookshelves
    Cockpit cushions
    Horizon 1500 electric windlass with foredeck and cockpit controls.
    New insulated backstay
    Larger Dynaplate ground system
    Extra bilge pumps:1 standard 12v and 1 HD 12V
    Bilge pump; High water;propane;smoke;CO2 and intruder alarms (Intruder alarm sets off flashing strobe on mast head flashing  spreader lights  interior strobe and 120db siren!)
    Hart Systems Tank Tender
    6 Hella Turbo Fans for ventilation
    Standard CD/ am/fm radio and Bose speakers
    In 1998 we sailed Oasis to Spain, where we much enjoyed the summer and winter breaks on board. In August 2000 we moved on board permanently, having sold our house, and set sail for the Caribbean.
    During this time, we have continued to fine tune the boat for this type of cruising:
    In her 2000 haulout, we installed Echo Pilot forward looking sonar and two Siemens solar panels.
    In her 2001 haulout, we installed the KISS wind generator and had new forward and aft awnings made.


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