At Last | Tayana 55' 1989

Hobe Sound, FL

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Derek Jarvis

Raised in the small mining towns of northern Ontario, Derek found his interest for all things ocean watching Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt, the 1950s television series. While backpacking in Europe in 1972, Derek was offered his first position as crew on a pre-war wooden cutter bound for Brazil. This is when the passion came to life. Derek learned navigation and seamanship during this voyage, and his talents have grown exponentially over the years.

By 1986, Derek had owned 2 of his own sailing vessels and spent 12 years cruising the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Derek then captained sailing yachts up to 80 feet in size both privately owned and by charter and has delivered vessels to all corners of the globe.

He has logged over 175,000 nautical miles and completed 7 trans-Atlantic and 3 trans-Pacific crossings. In 2002 Derek began a new chapter as a yacht broker, working for a local brokerage in Fort Lauderdale. It wasn’t long before Derek’s knowledge and expertise brought him to the forefront as the “go-to guy” for sailing vessels within the firm. Honest, easygoing and knowledgeable are a few of the adjectives previous clients have used to describe Derek. He now hopes to help you achieve the dream he has lived.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: At Last
Builder: Tayana
Model: T-55
Year: 1989
Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Asking Price: $380,000
Designer: Peter Beeldsnijder
Hull Material: Fiberglass

At Last  is a 1989 Tayana 55 that has been fully restored by her present owner with an open checkbook.

She features a 2 stateroom teak interior with a gorgeous custom head and shower forward. The fully equipped galley is in the walk-thru which leads to the generous aft stateroom.

  • Upgrades by present owner include:
  • Teak deck removal and a new awlgrip surface done by Hinckley 
  • New upholstery, canvas, cockpit cushions
  • Total engine room upgrade
  • New electronics
  • New Dyform rigging
  • Upgraded air conditioning
  • And so much more!


Length: 55'
Beam: 16' 1
Draft: 7' 7
Water Tank Capacity: 240 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 240 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Perkins
Engine Model: 6-354
Power: 135 hp
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2000 Hours


"At Last" sleeps 5 in her two generous staterooms each with ensuite heads and separate shower stalls. The layout starting from the bow is as follows: The sail locker is forward, has a separate deck entrance and a custom reinforced bulkhead for bluewater safety. The salon is amidship and has a cockpit entrance, U-shaped sofa to starboard and L-shaped dinette to port. The dinette has a custom etched glass mirror and a custom table. The navigation station is aft of the dinette. An entrance to the workshop/engine compartment is between the navigation station and the companionway steps. The features of the workshop are an L-shaped workbench and cabinet/drawer tool storage. The engine can be accessed from all sides, including a cockpit deck hatchway. A companionway is forward of the salon with a large head with new fresh water flush head to port and a stall shower to starboard. Forward is a double berth to port a single berth to starboard. The custom forward area has a large amount of storage space and hanging lockers. A walk through galley is aft of the salon and starboard. The master stateroom has a walk around full berth, a new freshwater flush head to starboard and a shower with basin to port. A built-in swim step is on the stern of the vessel.



The galley is located to starboard along the walk thru to the aft stateroom. There is good headroom, light, and ventilation which makes meal preparation whether at anchor or underway a pleasant experience.

Features include:

  • Stainless steel double sinks with hot and cold pressure water
  • Marble countertops
  • Force 10 3 burner stove with oven
  • Front opening refrigerator and freezer
  • Numerous drawers and lockers for storage
  • Built-in microwave oven
  • Dinnerware and cookware included



The engine room on "At Last" is a thing of beauty. Skillfully organized and detailed it is a great workshop for any needed repairs.

  • Perkins 6-354 ,135 hp diesel engine with 2000 hours in excellent condition
  • Westerbeke 8kw generator with sound shield (2200 hrs)
  • Vetus 8 hp 10" 24 volt bow thruster
  • Reverso oil change system
  • 16,000 BTU Webasto forward air conditioning (2014)
  • 6,000 BTU Webasto master stateroom air conditioning (2018)
  • Raycor fuel filters
  • Numerous engine and generator spare parts
  • Raritan electric heads



  • 2 X Raymarine C120 chartplotters, one at the helm and one at the nav station
  • Raymarine AIS
  • Raymarine radar on gimballed mount
  • Simrad autopilot
  • 2 X Raymarine VHF radios
  • Speaker for cockpit VHF
  • Loudhailer
  • Interface forward looking sonar
  • Monocular night vision 
  • 2 X Icom handheld VHF radios
  • B&G Hydra 2000 wind instrument
  • Kenmore stereo with indoor and outboard flush mounted speakers



  • Westerbeke 8kw diesel generator with sound shield (2200 hrs)
  • Well designed electric panel at the chart table
  • 4 X 8D batteries
  • Xantrex Link 2000 battery monitor
  • Inverter
  • 50 amp shore power cord
  • Rule 3700 bilge pump


Deck & Sails

  • Double spreader alloy mast and boom
  • Cutter rig with Profurl roller furling
  • SS stanchions with double lifelines
  • Maxwell electric windlass with foot switches
  • Aluminum toe rail
  • SS bow and stern rails
  • New Dyform rigging with stay lock and turnbuckles
  • New running rigging
  • Swim step with stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Hot and cold deck shower
  • Pressure anchor washdown 
  • Deck pads for relaxing on deck
  • Foredeck mounts for dinghy
  • 50 kg Bruce anchor with 300' of chain
  • Twin SS bow rollers
  • SS port lights
  • City water inlet
  • 8 SS Vetus cowls
  • 4 X Barient 28 2 speed  self-tailing winches
  • 2 X Barient 36 2 speed self-tailing winches
  • 3 X Barient 27 winches on mast
  • Doyle Asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN sock
  • Doyle main genoa and staysail
  • Dodger
  • Mainsail cover, hatch covers
  • Magnum Party sized propane BBQ
  • Removable outboard motor davit


Dinghy & Outboards

  • 10 ' RIB dinghy
  • Yamaha 9.9 hp outboard (15 hrs)
  • Honda 2 hp outboard (40 hrs)
  • 11' Jimmy Styks stand up paddleboard



Safety Equipment

  • 8 man liferaft (needs service)
  • ACR Eprib
  • Jotron SART
  • 2 horseshoe buoys with water activated survival light
  • Lifesling ll personal rescue system
  • Fireboy, Halon engine room fire suppression system
  • 2 composite propane tanks with Fireboy sensors in galley and bilge
  • Extensive first aid kit
  • Portable oxygen
  • AED
  • 10 PFD's
  • Safety harnesses with jack lines



The Tayana 55 designed by the Dutch Naval Architect Pieter Beeldsnijder, recognized throughout the world as premiere designer. To many experienced "real world" cruisers, the Tayana 55 Center Cockpit, was at its inception and continues to be the ultimate cruising yacht. It is apparent once aboard this vessel, that nothing is an "afterthought", it was designed and built for serious cruising.

The hull is one of the most durable, versatile, safest and best-performance hulls in its class. The clean flush deck forward provides delicious space for sail handling and even dinghy and life raft storage. The deck access storage both forward in the sail locker and in the huge aft full beam lazarette is unsurpassed. The wide (16'2") beam of T55 provides excellent form stability and is spacious with excellent storage throughout. Few yachts of this size have a full stand-up engine room with workbench and terrific access to its machinery. There is not a better value in a yacht of this class, of this size on the market.


Owner Remarks

Strength, performance, comfort, style, and elegance describe this beautifully designed legend. With its two stateroom layout "AT LAST" offers unbridled room and comfort for its owners, passengers, and guests. 

The meticulously maintained solid teak interior reflects a period when craftsmanship and abundance of fine woods was the everyday. Fine marble counter tops enhance the elegance of the powder blue leather upholstery in the vessels custom interior. 

For the past seven years, this vessel has undergone an extensive renewal, restoration and upgrade as the vessels owner demanded the very best in appearance and function. 

A walk-in engine room that has been beautifully renewed, maintained and customized for function makes the mechanical upkeep and service of all systems and easy task. 

Her spacious deck makes for unhindered lounging and effortless working room while sailing, tying up and letting go. 

AT LAST sets the standard for beauty and function and is without question the finest example of a Tayana 55 on the market today.  

AT LAST is truly a vessel in turn key condition ready for an immediate worldwide tour departure.