Saint Augustine, FL
|Location:||Saint Augustine, FL|
"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.
|Water Tank Capacity:||140 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||40 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
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.
Creature Comforts Include
The galley is one of the most important aspects of a great cruising boat and you will not be disappointed with this galley.
Large aft head with separate stall shower
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.
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.
Complete AC shore power and DC system with solar panels and wind generator!
DC Electrical System
AC Electrical System