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1987 Ta Shing Yachts Tashiba

  • 40 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Bristol, ME, US

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The "WIDE AWAKE" Offered at an EXTREMELY attractive price this Ta Shing Baba 40 has a two stateroom full teak interior in excellent condition. Her original teak decks have been completely gone over with seams re-thiokoled and fastening re-set as needed. She has been in storage for 5 years but all systems have been re-activated and tested, engine run briefly etc. Others like her are listed at prices over $60,000 higher.


Basic Information

Ta Shing Yachts
Bristol, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Wide Awake
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Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
39 ft 10 in - 12.14 meter
12 ft 10 in - 3.91 meter
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Cruise Speed:
7 MPH - 6.08 KTS
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50 (Individual), 50 (combined)
Max Speed:
9 MPH - 7.82 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
110 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
156 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
14 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Measurements- Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn Cruising Speed RPM: 2600 Max Speed: 8 kn Max Speed RPM: 3600 LOA: 39 ft 10 in LWL: 34 ft 5 in Beam: 12 ft 10 in Displacement: 29000 lb Displacement Type: Full Load Fuel Tanks #: 1 Fuel Tanks Capacity: 110 gal Fuel Tanks Material: Steel Fresh Water Tanks #: 2 Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 156 gal Fresh Water Tanks Material: Stainless Steel Holding Tanks #: 1 Holding Tank Capacity: 14 gal Holding Tanks Material: Plastic Number of Heads: 1

Propulsion- Engine #1 Engine Make: Yanmar Engine Model: 4JH-TE Primary Engines: Inboard Engine Year: 1987 Hours: 4285 Power: 50 hp Propeller Type: 3 Blade Propeller Material: Bronze Rope Cutter: Yes

Vessel Walk Thru-The Ta Shing Baba 40 sleeps up to seven in a two stateroom layout with a fill varnished teak interior with varnished teak and holly soles. With her nine opening stainless steel ports, four dorade vents, large butterfly and large stainless hatch forward as well as four fixed ports, natural light and ventilation is as good as we ever see. Artificial lighting is equally well thought out with over head lighting in working spaces and swivel style reading lamps at all berth and settees. When the temperatures drop or on a cool foggy morning there is a Force 10 Propane cabin heater that warms the interior. The joiner work is beautifully detailed throughout with radiused corners and louvered doors as but two examples. 

Starting forward is the private Master Stateroom featuring V-berth with filler below which there is storage in drawers. Above the berth the hull is lined with varnished teak "ceilings" and is fitted with under deck lockers. A cedar lined hanging locker is aft and to starboard.

Next aft to port is the enclosed Head with separate stall shower compartment with seat plumbed to a separate sump. The head is fitted with a gray marble topped vanity with stainless sink and pressure H&C water. There is good storage in lockers and a drawer. The W.C. is a manual type fitted with a Y-valve plumbed to a holding tank with macerator. All new waste system in 2010 and the boat has been laid up for five of the intervening years.

Continuing aft is the Salon with large U-shaped settee to port and straight settee to starboard. There is storage behind the seat backs and in lockers above and outboard. Dining is off of a pedestal table that drops to berth height and filler cushions allow this settee to be used as a generous double berth. There is a bureau and hanging locker forward of the starboard settee and aft is the aft facing navigation station with some electronics. The yachts electrical distribution panels and another locker just aft, which serves as a wet locker, as well as a flip top style chart table.

Further aft and to starboard is the private Aft Stateroom featuring a generous double berth with some storage below while above the berth the hull is lined with teak ceilings and a full length storage shelf. Forward and outboard is a small bureau and full cedar lined hanging locker.

The U-shaped Galley is opposite to port and features copious amounts of storage for galley ware and dry food stuffs in several drawers and lockers, deep double basin stainless steel sink with H&C pressure water, manual fresh and manual salt water faucets mounted in a white laminate counter top. Cooking is handled off the 2004 Force 10 gimballed four burner propane stove with oven. The large well insulated "ice box" is fitted with Sea Frost, engine driven with shore power as well, holding plate refrigeration and is split into a freezer and refrigeration compartment. The Sea Frost system was new in 2007.

Up on Deck the Ta Shing Baba 40 has a cockpit comfortable for 4-6 with a very large sail locker to port and lazarette aft. Wide side decks with a low bulwark capped with a teak rail and double lifelines with gates P&S and double stainless steel bow and stern rails.  • Force 10 propane Cabin Heater • 110 Volt heater in head • Sony Am/FM/CD stereo with speakers in salon & cockpit • Seaward electric propane solenoid • Brass clock & barometer • Interior upholstery is a light tan calf skin, there is some wear on this at the inboard edges of the u-shaped settee and at time of listing the quarter berth cushion had not been found.

Sails and Rigging Aluminum single spreader keel stepped mast with 1 X 19 stainless steel wire rigging and internal halyards  • Harken roller furling for Genoa • Detachable staysail stay • Lewmar #48 ST 2 speed primaries • Lewmar #30 ST 2 speed secondaries • (2) Lewmar ST40 2 speed mainsheet winches • Lewmar #30ST 2 speed Genoa halyard winch • Lewmar #16 2 speed main halyard winch • Lewmar #7 single speed staysail halyard winch • Lewmar #7 mainsail reefing winch • 1998 Hallett Sails fully battened mainsail • 1998 Hallett Radial Cut Genoa app 125% • 1987 Yankee Jib • 1987 Staysail (never used)

Electronics- Cockpit: • Raymarine SL-70 CRC color radar/chart plotter 2002 • Raymarine Pathfinder 2 kw radome • Datamarine Wind Pt. & Speed • Datamarine depth • Datamarine speed/log • Autohlem 6000 autopilot • Ritche 5" magnetic compass Navigation Station: • Icom M-55 VHF Radio

Electrical - Wired for 12 Volt DC and 120 Volt AC service 12 Volt DC • Distribution panel with breakers • Volt & Amp meters • 80 amp alternator • 2 Group 31 AGM house batteries 2018 • 1 Group 31 engine start battery 2014 120 Volt AC: • Distribution panel with breakers • Volt & Amp meters • 30 amp shore power inlet aft • 50' 30 amp shore power cord • Outlets • 11 gallon hot water heater (also engine supplied) • True Charge 20 battery charger 2003

Mechanical - Yanmar 4JH-TE fresh water cooled diesel turns a 3 bladed prop on a 1 1/4" shaft through a Kanzai 2:1 reduction gear • Dual lever Edson engine controls • Racor fuel filter • Line cutter on shaft • (2) Manual/Automatic 1500 gph bilge pumps • 1 manual bilge pump • Macerator pump for holding tank 2008 • Shower sump pump 2001 • Freshwater service pump 2002

Hull and Construction -  Hand laid solid fiberglass hull with molded in plank lines and with Metalic Blue Awlgrip topside and white bootstripe and black bulwarks with Gold Leaf cove stripe done in 2002. The bottom was stripped and barrier coated several years ago and finished with ablative green anti-fouling with no build up (as the photos attest to).

The decks and house are hand laid fiberglass with end grain balsa coring. The finish is Colonial Ivory gel-coat in the house sides waterways etc., molded in non-skid on the house top and there is a teak overlay on the side decks and in the cockpit. All cap rails, brows, dorade boxes etc. are varnished teak with bronze caps where appropriate. to make the yacht comfortable to be on board and well insulated the hull is lined with PVC foam above the waterline.

The iron ballast keel is encapsulated with 6 layers of fiberglass.  • Teak bowsprit with teak grate anchoring platform • Salt water wash down forward • Fresh water wash down forward • Maxwell Nilsson V-1000 windlass • 45 lb CQR with 180' of 3/8" chain, chain new in 2002 • 2nd 45 lb CQR with 30' 3/8" chain and 200' nylon rode • Teak grate pushpit • Teak boarding ladder• Teak boom gallows with stainless steel hand rails • Cockpit Dodger, Bimini and side curtains • 4 docklines & 3 fenders • 4 Life jackets • Horseshoe life ring • Emergency tiller • Handheld spot light

This Ta Shing Baba 40 has been laid up since the fall of 2012 with the thought that someday... That day will be for the new owner YOU??? In preparation for selling her the owner has commissioned all systems and tested all that is testable in storage including the fresh water system, engine electronics etc. Because of her now six season long layup in inside heated storage there is far less wear on finishes etc. than one would expect for her age. She has been put on the market to SELL, hence the asking price some $60,000 below sister ships. Yes she will have to have some atrophy shaken off but she still is in excellent value.

Additional- WIDE AWAKE has been dozing for the past 6 seasons and is anxious to awaken her new owners to the delightful cruising she can provide. She has been thoroughly gone through by the owner who commissioned and tested all systems so as to assuage buyer concerns. She is an excellent value!

Upgrades/replacements in reverse order are listed here: 2010: • New Macerator pump 2004: • 4 burner Force 10 stove with oven and broiler and aluminum propane tanks 2003: • (8) new Frigast swivel style reading lamps • Compass re-conditioned • True Charge 20 battery charger2002: • Topside Awlgripped • Bilge framework re-painted • New fresh water pump • New anchor chain • New fixed port lights • New main cabin port covers • New cockpit bimini and Awning including side curtains • New Raymarine SL70 CRC radar plotter and radome • New dodger and stainless steel frame (dodger requires repair) 2001: • New shower sump pump • Spur cutter added 2000: • New engine mounts 1998: • New main and Genoa, 1987 new Yankee Cut jib and Staysail

Default Disclaimer - The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.