Windsong | Taswell 49 1990

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Yacht Name: Windsong
Builder: Taswell
Model: 49
Year: 1990
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass

WINDSONG is a superb three stateroom, center cockpit sailing yacht in enviable condition, maintained by her owner in turnkey, fully equipped ocean ready cruising condition. She is a totally custom built blue water sailing yacht that can be handled from the cockpit and easily cruised by one couple. With a keel depth of 5.5 ft and a mast height of 63 ft WINDSONG easily navigates the ICW.

WINDSONG was a fresh-water boat for her first ten years. During their ten years the second owners sailed the U.S east coast and the Bahamas. The third and present owner lived aboard to experience the U.S. east coast and the entire Caribbean, often 2 or more times. She now looks to conquer the remainder of the world.

WINDSONG has been continuously upgraded, including virtually all mechanical, rigging and electronic systems.  Qualified mechanics have professionally performed under the owner's close supervision all necessary and optional maintenance and upgrades. She has always been non-smoking and pet free.

Why Buy This Boat?

Taiwan's renowned boat builder Ta Shing and famed British designer/architect Bill Dixon created a true blue water boat endowed with highest quality materials and workmanship. Ta Shing is famous for their Nordhavn trawlers as well as Tashiba, Mason, Baba, Panda, and Norseman sailboat brands.

If you are looking at Oysters, Hylas, Passport, Bristol or other comparable yachts, you will be surprised by the incredible value of the Taswell 49: it's beauty, its yachts, you will be surprised by the incredible value of the Taswell 49: it's beauty, its teak interior, its spacious salon and cabins, its roomy heads with stall showers, its cedar lined lockers, its padded vinyl easily removable overhead liner, its satin varnished thick teak and spruce cabin sole, its thick solid hand laid fiberglass hull, its sound insulated engine compartment, its through-bolted stainless steel backed deck hardware, in-mast wire conduits, among many other features, all of which ensure a luxurious, comfortable, safe,sturdy, easily many other features, all of which ensure a luxurious, comfortable, safe, sturdy, easily maintainable boat throughout the world.

The above is true of many Taswell's. But this 30-year-old Taswell is special:

  • Shockingly pristine condition
  • Sail-away ready--get on and go
  • Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) capable (64 ft mast & 5.5 ft draft)
  • All control lines lead to cockpit and its Andersen variable-speed electric winches
  • Carry full sails at 22 kts wind with no excessive heel
  • Scheel keel ensures superior performance
  • Leading edge Garmin electronics
  • Centerline queen bed in the master cabin--you won't want to leave
  • Convertible salon table: from cocktail table to 8 person dining
  • Hard dodger with plexiglass windows
  • Remotely controlled burglar alarm
  • Remotely controlled oversized ground tackle (80kg Rocna & Maxwell 3500)


Length: 49
Beam: 15'
Draft: 5' 6
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH-DTE
Power: 77 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5200 Hours


The generously sized forward cabin has a full-width berth, upholstered ultra-suede settee to starboard, mirrored vanity and storage cabinet, roomy cedar-lined hanging locker, five spacious drawers, and two storage lockers. The cabin is well lit with two overhead dome lights and two brass cabin lights; the cabin is also well ventilated with a large overhead hatch, two ports, and two dorade vents. Access to the chain locker is through this cabin.

Proceeding aft and to port of the forward V-berth is the port guest cabin. It features extra-long upper and lower single berths, a generous cedar-lined hanging locker, voluminous storage lockers and drawer under the lower berth, and recessed bookshelves above the upper berth. A dressing table immediately forward of the cabin door has a lifting top, a mirror above and three drawers beneath. The cabin is lit with overhead dome and brass cabin lights and is unusually well ventilated with an overhead hatch, a portlight, and a dorade. Both berths have sturdy stowable lee cloths.

Aft and to starboard of the forward V-berth is the guest head. Its two doors allow it to be entered directly from the forward cabin (for privacy) or from the passageway that both lead to the forward V-berth and separates the head from the guest cabin. The head boasts a separate shower stall that has a teak seat and teak floor grate. Ample storage is provided in three large storage cabinets and a sliding three-panel vanity behind the sink. The large counter-top supports a sunken mirror-finish stainless steel sink and is edged with a teak fiddle. On the forward wall is a large mirror.  The Raritan toilet has a dedicated 30-gallon holding tank. An overhead hatch, a port, and a dorade vent provide ventilation.

Aft of the guest cabin and head, WINDSONG boasts its luxurious main salon. Outfitted in the finest teak with exceptional craftsmanship, it is incredibly spacious, airy, and bright. Two large overhead hatches, four fixed hull portlights, and four long fixed trunk cabin windows provide natural light, while four dome LEDs and four brass cabin lights supply evening illumination. The companionway has a clear Plexiglas sliding hatch that allows additional light to enter the salon. To port is a large oval-shaped bolstered settee upholstered in luxurious fabric that surrounds a formal hi-lo oval teak table (comfortably seats eight for dinner). This large table can be removed (it has its own custom-built storage locker) to reveal a small coffee table that can be lowered for informal gatherings, cocktails or coffee. On the starboard side, two teak and upholstered swivel captain's chairs sit either side of a curved teak pedestal. When inverted, the pedestal's cover provides a secure setting for drinks. Storage inside the pedestal is outfitted for wines and liquors. Two forward outboard cabinets hide stereo speakers and provide storage along with 3 other outboard cabinets. WINDSONG also has a handsome curved teak mast cover that conceals the keel-stepped mast. The companionway can be alternatively closed using three solid teak boards or two screened teak boards. All boards are storable in their custom-designed compartment under the steps.  

Proceeding aft past the navigation station you enter master stateroom. It is large and airy. There is a comfortable centerline island queen-sized berth. Two portlights on the transom furnish both light and, when open, air circulation throughout the vessel. Two curved ultra-suede settees are positioned on either side of the berth. On the forward wall a dressing table with an opening table top, teak trimmed mirror above and swing-out vanity stool below are found. In addition to a large overhead hatch, three additional portlights and two dorades ventilate the cabin. Lighting includes four brass cabin lights, a large fluorescent light, and four overhead LED dome lights. Storage space is extremely generous in this cabin featuring almost 6 feet of cedar-lined hanging lockers, a Formica-lined wet gear locker, and four large drawers (one with security lock). Two in-wall storage lockers plus ample storage under the settees complete the picture.

The en-suite master head features a separate shower stall with a clear Plexiglas door, folding seat, and teak grate. A built-in automatic dryer is mounted outboard of the shower behind a waterproof vinyl cover. There are also large storage compartments and a roomy linen closet. The counter-top is edged with a teak fiddle and has a sunken mirror-finished stainless steel sink. Above, a teak-framed mirror hides a medicine cabinet. The Raritan head has a separate 30-gallon holding tank. Two portlights ventilate and illuminate the head; two dome lights and two LED's provide evening light.



A seagoing, U-shaped galley is located starboard and aft of the companionway stair and free from any traffic. Teak louvered cabinets are found above the counters. Under the counters are a large two-shelved circular cabinet, eight drawers, a deep pot and pan bin, a below stove cabinet for large cooking utensils and a hidden stow-away garbage bin.

The Frigoboat DC keel cooled refrigerator and freezer provides 24-hour noise-free operation. Both refrigerator and freezer have their own dedicated compressors, keel coolers and digital controls allowing each to assume the duties of the other and thus provide redundant refrigeration and freezing. The refrigerator has both top and front loading doors, while the freezer is top loading.

There are deep stainless steel double sinks with hot and cold pressure water, two over the sink counter extension covers, a microwave oven, a Sea Ward 3-burner electric stove with oven and broiler, teak towel dispenser, dual teak spice racks, and fresh and salt water foot pumps. A deck prism and LED mounted above the stove, four under cabinet LED's, and a ceiling dome LED provide illumination.



A DC Shurflo Aqua-King fresh water pump supplies pressurized fresh water, both hot and cold, throughout the vessel. Included not only are the sinks in the guest head, the master head, and the galley, but also the three showers: in the guest head, the master head, and the swim platform. There is also an additional pressurized cold fresh water quick connect outlet on the starboard deck adjacent to the cockpit. An Atwood 10.5 gallon water heater, powered by both 110 volts and engine water circulation, provides hot water throughout the vessel, including to the swim platform shower. In addition to the pressurized water system the galley sink has two foot pumps that furnish fresh or salt water respectively.

Windsong has three stainless steel water tanks having a total capacity of 200 gallons. Water fills those tanks from three sources. Fresh water can be supplied to the tanks from either a water deck fill on the port deck or a hose connection on the transom.

When shore water is not available a 14 gallon per hour top end Spectra Cape Horn watermaker fills more than solves that problem. Its components are split between the engine compartment and underneath the banquette in the main salon.  

A separate high pressure sea water pump supplies water to another quick connect deck outlet near the windless. That water is principally used to wash down the chain and anchor prior to casting off.



A Yanmar 77 hp turbo diesel model 4JH-DTE, with less than 5200 running hours, has been expertly maintained.  A recent upgrade includes a new turbocharger in 2014. The engine is easily serviced through six removable engine access doors located behind the companionway stairs, in the passageway from the salon to the aft cabin, in the aft cabin, and in the rear head. Indeed two of the doors behind the companion stairs are in wall that is easily removed to provide full frontal access to the engine. The engine compartment is well insulated to control noise.

The Yanmar delivers its power through a Kanzaki KBW20 gear box transmission. From there the power travels through a 1 1/2 inch stainless steel shaft (new in 2018) into a three bladed feathering MaxProp Classic propeller.

For its size Windsong also has a unusually large bow thruster. Two Energy NSB-130FT provide 24 volt power to a Lewmar 250T bow thruster. Not only is there a toggle type control mounted on the cockpit pedistal, there is also a 5 button remote that controls the Maxwell windless.

There also are three CruisAir self contained reverse cycle air conditioners, a 12,000 BTU unit in the main salon, one 8,000 BTU unit that cools the two forward cabins, and one 8,000 BTU in the aft master cabin.  Each unit has it own digitally controlled thermostat to cool, dehumidify, or heat.   The mechanicals furthermore include a three blade feathering Max Pro propeller and Maxwell vertical windlass VWC-3500.

  • Lewmar 5-Button Windlass & Thruster Wireless Remote Kit installed 2015
  • 1.5 inch stainless steel drive shaft installed 2018
  • Atwood 10.5 gallon water heater, 110 volt & engine driven installed 2006
  • BEP 600-TLM Contour Matrix Tank monitor installed 2010
  • (2) BEP TS1 Ultrasonic holding tank sensors installed 2010
  • (2) Cruisair Q3 Keypad/Display for Cruisair installed 2010
  • (2) Cruisair STQ 8 8000 BTU air conditioners/heat pump 2010
  • Cutlass bearing replaced 2018
  • Drive shaft Drive Saver installed 2012
  • Drive shaft line cutter installed 2012
  • (2) Energy 1 NSB-130FT Bow Thruster Batteries installed 2015
  • LasDrop dripless stuffing box installed 2012
  • Lemar Remote Isolater installed 2015
  • Lewmar 250T Bow Thruster installed 2015
  • Lewmar 589002 Joystick Pro Control Panel installed 2017
  • Lewmar Automatic Battery Switch installed 2015
  • Lewmar Thruster Control Cable installed 2015
  • Lewmar TT250 Bowthruster motor assembly installed 2015
  • Marin 1200 BTU air conditioner/heat pump installed 2018
  • Marin A/C Keypad Display installed 2018
  • MaxProp Classic feathering propeller (factory rebuilt 2015) installed 2003
  • Maxwell 3500 VWC3500 Solonoid Box installed 2015
  • Maxwell VWC 3500 windless w/remote control installed 2012
  • Maxwell VWC 3500 windless w/remote control, factory serviced (2014) installed 2012
  • Navigation instruments fan installed 2013
  • Racor duplex fuel filter system installed 2010
  • Reverso oil transfer pump for Yanmar and Onan installed 2010
  • Sanitary hoses replaced 2012
  • Shore water inlet mounted @ transom installed 2017
  • Shurflo marine fresh water pump installed 2012
  • Spare fixed propeller
  • Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Water Maker installed 2010
  • Vitron Battery Charger installed 2015
  • Water capacity 200-gallons (3) stainless steel tanks
  • Water maker membrane installed 2017
  • (4) WEMA water tank and fuel gauges installed 2015
  • Whale Twist swim platform fresh hot and cold water shower installed 2017
  • Yamaha E15D 2 stroke 15 hp outboard motor (used) installed 2016




The generator room access doors are located in the passageway leading to the aft cabin giving virtually 360 access to the 8kw Onan MDKD generator.  The generator has run less than 2500 hours.  A sound-damping hush box surrounds the generator. Like the entire vessel, the generator has had constant care. All equipment is bonded to ship's copper plate grounding system plus grounding line from mast to the engine block.

400-watt hours of solar panels provide additional power to the 8 100 amp hour AGM house batteries and one group 8D AGM engine battery (all new 2015). Another source of energy is the Magna 2800 watt inverter charge that has a remote control and gauge at the navigation station.

  • (2) 200 watts solar panels installed 2010
  • 8 kW MDKD Onan Generator 
  • Blue Sea 12 Volt Distribution Panel 
  • Blue Sky Solar Boost 3204iL Controller installed 2010
  • (8) Energy1 NSB-92FT  house batteries installed 2015
  • Lifeline Class D AGM motor starter battery installed 2015
  • Magnum Energy Battery Monitor ME-BMK installed 2015
  • Magnum Energy ME-RC Monitor installed 2015
  • Magnum Energy Charger/Inverter  MS2800 installed 2015
  • Magnum ME-SBC Smart Battery Charge Combiner installed 2015
  • Magnum pure sine wave 2800 watt inverter/charger installed 2015
  • Newmar Galvanic Isolator GI-50 installed 2009



WINDSONG is robustly constructed with a solid non-cored hull. The hull is further stiffened with 3 longitudianal stringers and 9 transverse floor stingers for stability and strength. Ballast is lead, located deep in the fully enclosed fiberglassed Scheel keel. The Scheel fin keel and the half skeg rudder enable Wingsong to be nimble, yet easily maneuverable in both forward and reverse. Overall it is 49 feet, beam 15 feet and draft 5.5 ft. Together with 64 ft mast above the waterline she handlely navigates the ICW.

The lead ballast deep in the keel weighs 13,000 lbs. Fully loaded with fuel and water it displaces approximately 44,000 lbs. Construction is robust with up to 18 layers of mat and roving of a solid fiberglass coreless hull. The hull is further insulated at least past the waterline.

The deck and cabin top has a half inch thick end grain balsa core. The deck is joined to the hull with 5200 and 3/8″ diameter stainless steel bolts on 8″ centers.


Sails & Rigging

Mounted on the cockpit coming are two electric variable speed Andersen 62 ST mainsheet winches,  two electric variable speed Andersen 40 ST jib sheet winches, and an Andersen low profile traveler winch.  Mast mounted are a Lewmar 43 STC main halyard winch, a Lewmar 40 STC genoa halyard winch, and a Lewmar 30 STC Staysail halyard winch.  The main sail has in mast roller furling that either of the starboard Andersen electric winches can furl.  Both jibs have new 2014 Schaffer stainless steel roller furlers.  All standing rigging is new 2014.  Spare halyards include one main and two spinnaker halyards.  Included are a well maintained 130 genoa, a 100 jib, a in-mast roller furling main, and a large gennaker with sock.

  • (2) 40 ST Anderson above deck variable speed electric winches installed 2013
  • (2) 62 ST Anderson above deck variable speed electric winches installed 2013
  • (2) Adjustable AmSteel-Blue running backstays installed 2013
  • (8) All new stainless steel standing rigging installed 2014
  • Anderson low profile winch for traveler
  • Garhauer stainless steel boom vang installed 2010
  • Hood 130% furling genoa installed 2003
  • Hood roller furling staysail installed 2003
  • Hood roller stoway mainsail installed 2003
  • Large gennaker with snuffer and lines installed 2010
  • Main halyard winch, Lewmar 46 STC (two speed) 
  • Jib halyard winch, Lewmar 40 STC (two speed)
  • Staysail halyard winch, Lewmar 30 STC (two speed)
  • Rebuilt in-mast furler installed 2013
  • Schaefer 3100 Genoa furler installed 2014
  • Schaefer 2100 Staysail furler (-30%) installed 2014



Windsong safety equipment includes DSB Deutshce Schlauchboot GmbH 6 man life raft in a rigid container, a Switlik MOB-8A man overboard inflatable module, 2 ACR 496 EPIRBS, 2 Res-Q-Link personal locator beacons, six fire extinguishers, 7 life jackets, 2 jack lines, 2 safety harnesses, and a emergency life sling. A bilge high water alarm monitors the four foot plus bilge.  Also included are a Harken bosun's chair and an ATN mast climber.

A Flagship Marine Security deck activated intruder alarm secures the boat whether or not occupied. Additionally, when the owner is about to board the vessel, using the remote control she can deactivate the alarm and simultaneously turn on the spreader lights illuminating the boat.

  • Emergency life sling installed 2003
  • Emergency tiller
  • Five fire extinguishers installed 2003
  • Radar reflector installed 2003
  • ACR 406 MHz Globalfix EPIR installed 2009
  • ACR 406 MHz Globalfix Pro EPIR w/hydrostatic release installed 2009
  • (2) ACR ResQLink Buoyant 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon installed 2012
  • Adjustable boat hooks installed 2018
  • ATN Mast Climber installed 2010
  • Bilge water level alarm installed 2010
  • DSB Deutshce Schlauchboot GmbH 6 man life raft w/rigid container--requires re-certification installed 2009
  • Hammar H20 hydrostatic life raft release installed 2009
  • Harken bosun chair installed 2010
  • (2) Jack lines installed 2010
  • Mooring lines  
  • Novarina 11ft dinghy (fully reconditioned 2018)) installed 2003
  • (2) Taylor White Super Guard 10.5" x 30" Fenders, 2010
  • (2) Safety harnesses w/ quick release tethers, 2010
  • Switlik MOB-8A man overboard --requires re-certification, 2009
  • (7) TalyorMade Blue Big B 10" X 28" fenders, 2010
  • (7) Coast Guard Approved Off-Shore Llife jackets, 2010