Quick Look: Tayana 54

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

September 13, 2007

Bill Dixon uses high freeboard to disguise the height of the Tayana 54’s raised saloon, and with the same deft line lowers the profile of the center cockpit. Broad beam drawn well aft adds further to the volume inside, which he has carved up into spaces with palatial proportions. The saloon takes full advantage of the light from the wraparound windows while the galley and nav area, tucked either side of the cockpit, benefit from being close to the center of motion.

On deck, the wide cockpit provides generous elbowroom for sailing maneuvers, and for fine dining around the table when they’re done. A high-aspect-ratio cutter rig with self-tacking staysail offers sail-plan choices to suit a variety of moods and weather conditions.

Tayana 54 Specs


LOA: 54′ 0″
LWL: 50′ 3″
Beam: 16′ 1″
Draft: 7′ 2″
Sail Area: 1502
Displacement: 57,100
Water: 251 gal
Fuel: 251 gal
Engine: Yanmar 110 hp
Designer: Bill Dixon
Ta Yang Yacht Building


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