Conch Pearl | Tayana 48' 1993

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Yacht Name: Conch Pearl
Builder: Tayana
Model: 48
Year: 1993
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Designer: Bob Perry
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Conch Pearl is one of the highly regarded Bob Perry designed Tayana 48 models. She's a semi-custom performance cruising yacht of exceptional strength with beautiful varnished teak joinery throughout. She is one of Tayana's most successful offshore cruising yachts set up to sail shorthanded. Few builders have produced more Bluewater Cruising Yachts of comparable quality (over 1,400). 

Many Tayana 48's, have successfully completed circumnavigations. Conch Pearl, previously Tandem, finished her circumnavigation arriving in Ft. Lauderdale in March 2013. For sailors considering extended passagemaking and liveaboard, Conch Pearl has many improvements that will be of great benefit to the next owner. A new teak deck was installed in Turkey (2010). In 2006/2007 the mast and all the running and standing rigging and sails were replaced in New Zealand. The boat has been used very lightly since she completed the circumnavigation. CONCH PEARL is currently in Ft. Lauderdale awaiting your inspection. The owner is very motivated and looking for offers .


Length: 48'
Beam: 14' 6
Draft: 6'
Water Tank Capacity: 270 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH-2 DT
Power: 88 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5734 Hours


CONCH PEARL offers excellent living accommodations and generous storage throughout. Both staterooms have ensuite heads with separate stall showers, plenty of hanging lockers space, drawer storage and privacy. The salon features a comfortable U-shaped dinette to port and a large L-shaped settee to starboard. Aft of the starboard settee is a navigation station with complete nav aids and pedestal mounted seat. The owner's cabin is aft with centerline queen flanked by settees port and starboard. Great light and storage make this a very comfortable cabin. The forward cabin features a Pullman style berth to port with good ventilation, light and storage. 

  • Screens for all openings 
  • Fans throughout, Hella & others
  • Ultrasuede upholstery main salon
  • Teak and holly sole throughout
  • 2 zone air conditioning 



The salon is well lit with beautiful accommodations. To port is a spacious U-shaped dinette with a teak drop-leaf table. To starboard is a settee/berth. As with other areas on board, the salon offers generous storage. There are 2 opening hatches and good light throughout the salon.


Master Stateroom

Aft of the galley is the master stateroom with queen-sized centerline berth, settees and starboard of the berth, ensuite head with stall shower, large hanging lockers and abundant locker and drawer storage. Overhead hatch and three opening portlights provide ventilation and light.

Gorgeous teak interior joinery throughout!


Guest Cabin

The guest stateroom is located forward with an ensuite head and stall shower, excellent storage and a large double berth to port. To starboard is teak cabinetry for storage. There are 4 opening ports and 2 opening hatches.



The galley is located on the port side, aft of the salon. Double stainless sink located in board near centerline and large counter with stove/oven, refrigeration outboard with excellent cabinet and drawer storage. 

  • Grunert refrigeration, 110 volt
  • Seafrost engine driven refrigeration and 110v AC holding plate system (separated systems for refrigeration and freezer)
  • Custom upright refrigeration box with third 12 v back up system
  • Separate top loading freezer
  • Waeco cold machine refrigeration 12 v added in 2007
  • Top loading freezer compartment 
  • 3-burner, Force 10 stove with oven
  • Seagull filtered water system
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Exhaust fan
  • 3 opening ports
  • Princess microwave
  • Numerous drawers & lockers for storage
  • Good counter space for food prep



  • Sony Bravia Color TV
  • Sony DVD player
  • Sony stereo with inside and outside speakers


Navigation & Electronics

Aft of the starboard settee is a proper navigation station with chart table, nav aids, upholstered pedestal mounted seat and easy access to the electrical panel.

CONCH PEARL offers a complete array of nav aids and communications equipment. 

  • B&G large screen Chartplotter
  • Raymarine Autohelm ST 7000 autopilot
  • Furuno Model 1831 24 Mile Radar
  • ICOM IC-M700 SSB
  • Milltech Marine AIS receiver
  • B&G Depth, apparent wind, knot meter and log with repeaters
  • West Marine VHF
  • Uniden Wham microphone at helm



  • 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC systems with breaker panel with gauges
  • 5 Kw Northern Lights M-643 generator in sound shield (2800 hours)
  • Transformer to convert 220 v to 110 v
  • (3) D2 Gel Cell house batteries - 660 amp hours
  • Group gel cell starting batteries (engine & generator batteries)
  • 30 amp and 50 amp shore power cords
  • 12 volt and 110 volt duplex outlets
  • Xantrex Freedom inverter charger Ample power monitor
  • Smart charger and regulator


Engine & Mechanical

The engine compartment is located on the centerline under the cockpit. It offers excellent access for engine checks and maintenance.

  • Yanmar 4 JH-2 DT(B)E 88 HP - 5400 hours
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Engine room blower
  • 120 Amp alternator with regulator and spare replacement
  • Max variable pitch prop
  • Engine spares
  • Halon automatic fire extinguisher
  • Marine air A/C (one unit for salon, galley and forward cabin)
  • Katadyn Power Survivor 12 volt 169 E Watermaker, 6gph
  • 2 electric bilge pumps (1 automatic)
  • 2 manual bilge pumps (one cockpit, one heavy duty below)
  • Xintex propane fume detector 
  • Seaward water heater
  • Seagull water filter
  • Deck wash system



  • Teak deck, replaced 2010 in Turkey
  • All thru hulls replaced in 2017
  • Molded-in non-skid on cabin trunk
  • Teak cap rail and cockpit coaming covering boards
  • Double lifelines
  • Double stainless steel bow roller
  • Maxwell windlass 2200 installed 2003
  • 55# Delta anchor with 185' Hi tensile 3/8" chain rode
  • Second anchor on bow, similar to a Delta
  • Bow rail
  • Kato marine davits
  • Stern rail with gate to swim platform with stainless steel swim ladder
  • Stainless steel rails extended from the stern pulpit to boarding gates (2006/07)
  • Stainless handrails (2011)
  • 15 stainless steel opening ports
  • Jack lines
  • Deck washdown (saltwater)
  • Transom shower
  • Fender and dock lines



  • Selden mast with electric furling (needs service)
  • Selden pole
  • Profurl roller furling job and staysail 
  • Chainplates, new 2004
  • Asymmetrical  spinnaker with ATN furling
  • Stainless steel standing rigging, new 2006/07
  • Running backstays, new 2006/07
  • Boom vang
  • Cutter rigged



  • Primary sails new 2006/07
  • Mainsail - in -mast stoway
  • 130% genoa
  • 1 staysail



  • 2 Lewmar #66 ST primary winches
  • 4 Lewmar #43 ST secondary winches
  • 2 Anderson #40 ST mast mounted winches



  • Switlik life raft, inflation test, added new flares and survival equipment, signaling mirror, water, first aid kit, sun screen, blankets, hand held water maker (Jan 2013)
  • 406 MHz EPIRB (new 2012)
  • Life sling
  • Lee boards for salon settee and forward berth
  • Emergency tiller



  • Cockpit cushions
  • Binnacle and wheel cover
  • Winch covers for cockpit winches
  • Cockpit Brightwork covers
  • Hatch covers



  • Large stock of spare parts
  • Stainless jerry rack on stainless steel stanchions


Closing Remarks

CONCH PEARL, a 1993 Tayana 48, is a great example of a quality, semi-custom, blue water cruiser. She is set-up for ease of handling by a cruising couple. With her spacious 2 stateroom layout CONCH PEARL offers comfortable accommodations and good performance. She is exceptionally well equipped. If you are looking for a well-built sailing yacht to take you to distant horizons or coastal cruising, CONCH PEARL offers the benefits of a sea-kindly, fast Bob Perry design and build quality from one of the world's most experienced yards, Tayana/ Ta Yang.



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  • Owner's personal items