Reposado | Ta Shing 40' 1990

Saint Augustine, FL

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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

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Yacht Name: Reposado
Builder: Ta Shing
Model: Baba 40
Year: 1990
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass

"Reposado" as she is called, is a sailing yacht that is a lion in sheep’s clothing. Sailors always say, cutaway forefoot and a rounded rear, she must be from an age of older and much slower designs. Not true for I speak from experience. I remember some 30 plus years ago, while pulling up anchor, outside the breakwater of Port Townsend, Washington, on a typical Puget Sound stormy winter day. It was a day of a heavy overcast, blowing like stink, out of the south at about 20 with a good sea running. Anchored next to me, was a TaShing Baba 40 doing the same. I was on my Norseman 447 at that time which is also a Perry design and TaShing built yacht. We decided to sail and “race” back to Shilshole, where we both came from. All the way back to port, for some 30 miles, the lion in sheep’s clothing sailed powerfully, pointing high, sailing straight, stiff, and tracking like a freight train; playing a game of catch me, for every boat nearby sailing is called a race.  We arrived back at our slips, at the same time, laughing at the fun which we both had. 

TaShing builds boats as good as the best that the USA and the World has to offer, bar none. The woodwork on them is flawless, the stainless perfect, the glasswork is the quality of artwork. They are as beautiful as they come, if its form, fit and function. When looking at the small things on her, like all screw heads facing the same direction, and all the grains of wood run as one, the fiberglass is like a mirror, the bilges are painted, the drawers and cabinets finished perfectly. I can go on for hours on the quality of Reposado, but do yourself a favor, come inspect her for yourself so that you can admire and enjoy the sheer beauty of her. You’ll own her after you do.

She’s a true cutter rig, easy to power up and power down if needed. She makes single handed sailing a breeze. The deck layout all makes easy safe sailing, where her side decks are wide and navigable. She offers stainless cockpit rails to her side boarding gates and her 32 inch stanchions offer complete security and safety. Winch and deck layout makes any sailor feel comfortable. 

The interior makes spending time or fulltime living aboard, a dream come true. When stepping below, one gets a feeling of solidness, of light, of style, of the feeling that everything is as new as can get. If it's her flawless woodwork that even has the areas under the bunks and draws finished in satin teak, this boat is beautiful. The galley has storage galore, the cabinets can store whatever one needs, the counter tops and galley arrangement is ever so workable. The interior has a flow to her, that works. The aft stateroom is one that you can actually get dressed in and has a berth that is a bed, a bed that one doesn't need to bend and ache to get into or out of. There are drawers and cabinets everywhere and a big closet to hang your blue blazer and the Mrs' evening dress. The salon area offers the owners and guests an inviting feeling of comfort and warmth. The navigation and communications area is a proper one. In other words, it all works as it should.

Forward to port is the bathroom, offering a stall shower and a washbasin/toilet area that equals a land-based bathroom. It's bright, airy and clean. Still further forward is the forward stateroom, with a closet that one can hide in, drawers, stainless ports, built in hatches, and wonderful comfortable bed. Reposado is a wonderful, turn-key, go now, and comfortable safe liveaboard voyager.

Reposado’s owners replaced all chain plates, all standing rigging is new. She has new Garmin electronics, consisting of HD radar, chart plotter, below deck autopilot and wind/speed/depth. She has a powerful electric windlass and the proper ground tackle to keep her in place when needed. Mechanically, her Yanmar is clean, low hour and fully functional. Her sails are “lightly’ used, she has great canvas, and her exterior wood is in its natural state. Her side decks are teak covered and are in above average condition, with many, many more years left on them.

Reposado Owners, who cared for her with love and money, lots of money, need and want her sold. Please give me a call to talk boats and dreams and if Reposado is in your stars; for if she is, she’ll guide you safely, swiftly, and comfortably to wherever you find joy and peace. She brings all of this in a sound and slid and very beautiful package. She’s a rare offering in a sailing world of lots of plastic. As the old saying goes, “they don’t build um like they used to", for she is aging like a beautiful woman, if it's Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda or Raquel Welch. We should all have those genes. 

Reposado is the real deal. Bring offers for all sensible ones will be presented and considered.


Length: 40'
Beam: 12' 8
Draft: 6'
Water Tank Capacity: 140 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH-TE
Power: 44 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


The Ta Shing built Baba 40 is an incredibly beautiful and spacious two stateroom vessel of the highest quality. It is a beautiful boat that looks and feels just like an ocean going sailing vessel should feel. The classic interior layout makes good use of all the available space and you will want for nothing. The spacious salon gives you lots of room and with the sleeping cabins forward and aft there is plenty of room for a family or two couples. This vessel even provides the separate stall shower that is wonderful to have.

Starting up forward the master stateroom has a queen sized, true V-berth arrangement with a filler panel to make a really wide double berth. Reposado has new custom mattresses with fitted sheets. The hull sides are teak staving with shelving port and starboard. There are nine lockers including a cedar lined hanging locker with a shelf. The cabin provides access to the chain locker up forward. There is a beautiful privacy door as well. Just aft to port is the large head with a separate stall shower. The marble-topped vanity is classic with a stainless steel sink with a single lever Moen faucet and  mirrored medicine cabinet which is actually very useful. There are two drawers and three lockers providing ample storage. The toilet is a Electroscan which provides waste treatment so you can discharge overboard. The stall shower is spacious with a with teak shower grate. Ventilation is provided with an opening portlights and overhead hatch.

Next aft, the salon is traditional and lovely. To starboard there is a spacious comfortable settee with two lockers outboard and a fiddled book shelf above and outboard. Forward is a bureau forward with three cubbies and shelf with a locker below and a cedar-lined hanging locker with shelf. On the portside of the salon is a lazy U-shaped settee surrounds the beautiful teak dining table. The cushions and upholstery are lovely and there is a fiddled book shelf and two lockers outboard. There is a bulkhead cubby and the mast has a beautiful teak surround with Weems & Path clock and barometer on face of it. The trawler lamp over table is shippy. There is storage everywhere with ample storage lockers behind settee back.

The Nav Station is aft to starboard at the aft end of the starboard settee. It is rational aft facing using the settee as the nav seat. The large chart table has a lift up top uses the settee end for seat. This ships office provides the dashboard for electronics and an iPad holder for use underway. The electrical breaker panel is right there as well.

The galley to port is well appointed and provides all the amenities. It is a proper safe galley for an ocean going sailboat.

The private guest stateroom is aft with a comfortable double berth with new cushions and upholstery and fitted linens. There is a nice cedar-lined hanging locker, hullside bureau and shelving, three under berth drawers and a mirrored bulkhead cabinet. It is quite elegant and any guest will be very pleased.

The overall ambiance is romantic and warm. There is good ventilation and light with many opening portlights and several overhead hatches.

Accommodations Highlights:

  • Cushions and upholstery all new in 2013 in excellent condition
  • Custom fitted sheets for all berths
  • Screens for all hatches and ports
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Brass trawler lamp
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer
  • Exquisite teak joinery
  • Solid teak dining table
  • Queen V-berth with custom mattress
  • Aft cabin double berth with all the comfort
  • Comfortable wide starboard settee makes a great sea berth
  • Spacious head and stall shower
  • Ample ventilation
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • New faucets in 2013
  • Refrigerator is top and front opening
  • Incredibly well maintained vessel

Creature Comforts Include

  • Insignia flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Stereo is Ipod compatible with speakers
  • Wireless
  • Marine Air air-conditioning with two compressors
  • Sunshade awning
  • Ipod capable stereo with speaker system
  • Flat screen and DVD player



The galley is one of the most important aspects of a great cruising boat and you will not be disappointed with this galley.

  • Force 10 three-burner stove with oven and broiler
  • Pan storage under stove
  • Stove top cover
  • Microwave – Sharp
  • Seafrost refrigeration with top and front loading both 12volt and engine driven
  • Analog temperature gauges for refrigerator and freezer
  • Double deep stainless steel sink with storage under
  • Pressure hot/cold water
  • New single lever faucet
  • Formica counters
  • Manual fresh and seawater systems
  • Soap dispenser
  • Sink cover
  • Teak cabinetry outboard with cupboards and with dish storage
  • Six lockers and eight drawers
  • Built in spice rack
  • Stainless steel trash bin
  • Hot water heater 2012 – ten gallons
  • Dust bin at the base of the companionway
  • Beautiful dining table in lazy U seats six
  • Propane system with two 20lb tans solenoid and pressure gauge  in proper propane locker vented



Large aft head with separate stall shower

  • 200 gallons of fresh water plus the hot water heater
  • Deck fills for port and starboard tank
  • Electrosan head
  • Holding tank (no Electrosan)
  • Separate stall shower
  • Marble vanity with sink and large cabinets outboard
  • Storage under sink in the head


Electronics & Navigation

The traditional aft facing navigation station has chart table storage and large drawer and outboard storage. The ships office has under seat storage and electrical panel, a ship’s office.

  • All electronics are iPad interfaced except autopilot.
  • Raymarine P-70 autopilot w/ SPX 30 linear drive smart pilot (2013)
  • Raymarine I-70 wind-speed-depth tridata
  • Raymarine E-7 chart plotter w/ 4 KW radar - digital touch screen (2014)
  • Raymarine E-7 chart chips for US and Bahamas (2013)
  • Sailing instruments in nav pod, wind, speed, and depth
  • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF w/ AIS (2013)
  • Full function RAM mic @ helm (2013)
  • I-COM 802 SSB w/ auto tuner (2013) Insulated backstay for SSB
  • New dashboard @ nav station (2013)
  • Nav pod @ helm (2013)
  • Ritchie 6" Power Damp Compass
  • Glomex masthead antenna w/ cable, selector switch, & amplifier booster (2013)
  • Insignia flat screen TV w/ DVD player



The engine room is a dedicated space with access both through the aft of the toilet or by removing the companionway engine box. One of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test. The dedicated engine room provides the mechanical space for the engine, generator, water maker, and holding tank.

Main Engine:

  • Yanmar 55 HP 4JH-TE diesel
  • 2049 Hours Cruises at 6.5 knots with max speed of 7.5 knots
  • Engine had new injectors, new seals and wire harness and refurbished heat exchanger 2017
  • Straight direct drive 11/4 ‘ SS shaft with Coupler (new in 2013)
  • New cutlass bearing 2018
  • Teflon stuffing box shaft seal
  • Three blade fixed bronze prop
  • Groco bronze raw water strainer
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Engine driven refrigeration compressor in addition to12v
  • Engine room blowers
  • Engine Instrument panel in the cockpit
  • Spare starter switch
  • Diesel is 100 gallons
  • Emergency tiller

More mechanicals:

  • Air Conditioning System – Marine Air 12,000 BTU and 10,000 BTU



Complete AC shore power and DC system with solar panels and wind generator!

DC Electrical System

  • Main Yanmar engine alternator 60 amp
  • Electrical Battery bank properly installed and tied down: (3) 4D AGM House batteries (2018),
  • (1) Group 27 AGM - engine start (2018),
  • (1) Group 27 AGM - windlass (2018)
  • Magnum MS 2012 2000 watt inverter with 100 amp charger and remote panel (all NEW in 2012)
  • Victron MV-702x 2 battery monitoring
  • Blue Sky solar boost controller (2017)
  • Silent Wind 420 Watt wind generator on custom SS pole and mount (2018)
  • Ammeter for solar panels and wind generator (2018)
  • E-meter for battery monitoring (2013) Bus Bar battery connections (2013)
  • Interior lights converted to LED
  • Mechanical Marine Air 16,000 & 10,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning units w/ humidity control (NEW 2018 &2016) for use dockside
  • 12 volt Sea Frost air and water cooled refrigeration system with freezer (also engine driven compressor)
  • Electric windlass with its own battery
  • Rule 2000 automatic electric bilge pump 2014
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Macerator pump for overboard pump out off shore
  • Battery selector switch
  • Ta Shing electrical panel with digital meters; DC volts, DC amps, AC volts
  • DC breaker panel
  • Chart table
  • Reading lights
  • Dome lights throughout
  • Navigation lights port and starboard at the bow and stern light LED
  • Steaming light LED
  • Tri-color on masthead LED with strobe
  • Anchor light LED
  • Compass light
  • 12 volt electronics – Radar, plotter, VHF, SSB, sailing instruments
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Pumps – fresh water pump, shower sump pump, anchor wash down pump

AC Electrical System

  • Shore Power connection - 30 amp to 110V shore receptacle and one 30 amp shore power connection
  • Marico shore power connection 30 amp
  • One 50’ shore power cord
  • Two shore power cords one 30 amp
  • Magnum 2000 watt charger Inverter
  • Thirteen 110V outlets located throughout interior, galley, two in salon, one in each cabin, at the nav station, and in the head (six)
    Marine Air 16,000 BTU and 10,000 BTU two compressors system run by shore power


Rigging & Sail Inventory

  • Classic Bob Perry design
  • Solid glass hull
  • Full keel
  • Massive rub rail with stainless steel striker
  • Teak toe rail
  • Bow sprit
  • True cutter rig
  • Divided sail plan
  • Total sail area 864 ft.
  • Aluminum keel stepped spar 58’ single spreader
  • Internal halyards
  • Tides Marine strong track for mainsail
  • Windex @ masthead (2012)
  • New running rigging (2017)
  • Two  Winch handles
  • Wire rigging swaged - replaced 2018
  • Chain plates replaced 2017
  • Traveler on the cabin house with cockpit controls
  • Headsail furling system for the genoa
  • Staysail head stay has Lewmar quick release
  • Jib car tracks inboard
  • Staysail tracks on the cabin house
  • Navtec insulated backstay for SSB
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Topping lift

Sail Inventory:

  • Full batten loose footed mainsail with two reef points with reefing in the cockpit
  • Lazy jacks system for mainsail
  • Mack Sails Genoa on Harken furler 2017
  • Yankee high cut jib
  • Powerful Lewmar 40 sheet winches for genoa
  • Mack Sails Staysail on Harken furler
  • Code Zero (new 2017)
  • Spare 135 genoa - light use
  • Spare original partial battened main - original good condition
  • Extra sail storage under V-berth


  • Lewmar 52 2-speed self tailing primaries
  • 40 ST Lewmar for the main mainsheet on cabin house
  • Two 40 ST staysail sheet winches on cabin house
  • 40 ST Lewmar halyard winch on the mast
  • 40 ST reefing winch at the mast
  • Good winch care and condition


Hull & Deck

  • Classic Bob Perry rounded stern Solid hand laid fiberglass hull
  • Encapsulated ballast, no keel bolts
  • Thru hulls replaced (four of them)
  • New bottom paint 2018
  • Teak deck overlay in very good condition
  • Teak trim – clean and unvarnished
  • Mast safety pulpit
  • Stainless steel opening ports – 13
  • Butterfly hatch in salon with screen (cover for hatches)
  • Large hatch in the V berth with screen
  • Screens for all ports –13 opening ports
  • Four dorades w/ chrome cowls, teak boxes
  • Teak toe rail
  • Stainless steel 31 inch stanchions with double life lines
  • Boom gallows
  • Outboard mount on stern rail
  • Outboard engine lifting crane
  • Swim ladder w/ teak treads mounted on stern
  • Dodger and Bimini 2013
  • Bimini is set up to attach flexible solar panel
  • Matching covers for all hatches, winches, dorades, and binnacle and of course the mainsail cover and UV covers on furling sails
  • Shade tree sun awning custom – new 2018
  • Helm station pedestal cover
  • Cockpit table-teak
  • Pedestal steering with excellent access to the steering quadrant


Ground Tackle

  • Bow roller system – single roller
  • Bow anchor platform
  • Maxwell Nilsson electric windlass
  • Anchor washdown system
  • Chain locker forward accessed from V berth
  • Primary anchor: Mantus 65lb anchor w/ 300' 5/8" chain
  • Mantus snubber
  • Fortress secondary anchor is FX37 with 40’ chain and 300’ nylon rode new in storage bag in lazarette


Dinghy & Outboard

  • Davit system
  • Highfield 9ft tender
  • Tohatsu 15hp Outboard Motor
  • Lifting crane and motor mount on the stern rail


Additional & Safety

  • Life Raft (6 person) deck mounted in canister
  • MOM system for man overboard
  • Radar reflector
  • Flares (current)
  • Fire extinguishers current
  • Horn
  • GFCI outlet
  • Emergency tiller
  • Electric bilge pump below decks with separate float switch
  • Manual bilge pump in the cockpit
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Throwable cushions
  • Redundant lights – Tricolor and deck level nav lights
  • Bright LED lights
  • No Discharge placard and Marpol placard
  • Pad eyes and jack lines
  • Fenders - four
  • Dock lines - numerous