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1987 Tayana Vancouver 42

St Petersburg, Florida


 Beautiful Cruising Boat 

Transferrable Slip in Downtown St. Petersburg!!

 "La Buena Vida"is an overbuilt, strong, cutter rigged cruising vessel with an excellent reputation as a solid performing passage-maker. She has exceptional storage capacity and her sea-kindly hull form carries her weight with considerable grace.  The interior layout is perfect for the cruising couple and guest. The stunning Taiwanese interior teak is in excellent shape giving the entire space and sense of warmth and richness.

If you're looking for a great cruising boat at a great price with a slip put this beauty on your list!





Basic Boat Info

Price: $79,900
Boat Name: La Buena Vida
Make: Tayana
Model: Vancouver 42
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TYA42126B787
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 41'9 ft
Waterline Length: 33 ft
Beam: 12'6 ft
Max Draft: 5'8 ft
Displacement: 29,147 lb
Ballast: 11,800 lb
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers


Nancy Ballard
Email: Cell: 713.859.4978 We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance so please call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Whiteaker Yacht Sales


Whiteaker Yacht Sales
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Palmetto, Florida, US, 34221



There is nothing like going below a Taiwanese built boat. The first impression when going below is of warmth and comfort. The interior is bathed in beautiful teak and polished stainless steel hardware.   

Beginning forward is the large FOWARD STATEROOM with a nice size double berth, teak battens run the length  of the hull sides, above the berth are six double cabinet lockers, to port is a tall hanging locker along with a cushioned vanity seat with three additional cabinets underneath completing the copious amount of storage space throughout the cabin. 

Moving aft to starboard is the large HEAD with a separate shower stall. Two cabinets and four drawers provide storage in the head as well as  a large cabinet in the shower area.

The MAIN SALON is immediately aft. The port settee seats three and has storage behind and underneath, to starboard is a large L-shaped settee with storage behind and underneath as well. The large double leaf teak dining table is centrally located between the two settees.There are eight stainless steel port lights, two opening hatches with screens and a custom screened companionway hatch providing ample lighting and ventilation. 

Aft of the salon to port is the NAVIGATION STATION with all of the navigation instruments, the main DC battery switch and the AC/DC breaker panels. The opening chart table has four drawers and one cabinet.

To starboard is the large GALLEY excellent counter space and tons of storage make this a chef's dream galley. Storage is provided by six cabinets, nine drawers and one deep counter top storage locker. The refrigerator/freezer compartments are located on the aft facing bulkhead with individual top loading doors while the refrigeration compartment also has a large front access door. 

To port is the SECOND HEAD with dual access from the main salon and aft stateroom areas. 

The AFT STATEROOM is to port with a large double berth. A deep hanging locker along with six separate drawers provide storage. Two stainless steel port lights provide ventilation.


  • Grunert Top & Front Loading Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Electronic Module For Refrigerator NEW 2018
  • Digital Refrigerator/Freezer Temperature Control
  • Mariner Regal 3 Burner Propane Stove/Oven
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Stainless Steel Hot/Cold Faucet
  • Manuel Freshwater Foot Pump
  • Manuel Saltwater Foot Pump
  • Custom Under Cabinet LED Lighting NEW 2016
  • Teak Cabinetry w/Louvered Doors For Storage
  • Granit Cutting Board
  • 110/12 Volt Electrical System
  • (4) AGM Batteries 800AH
  • Heart Battery Charger
  • Heart Energy Management Controller
  • Xantrex Link 20 Battery Monitor
  • (2) Kycolara Solar Panels
  • Blue Sky Solar Boost 2512i
  • Fourwinds Wind Generator
  • Fourwinds Generator Controller
  • (9) Stainless Steel LED Light Fixtures
  • (6) Brass LED Light Fixtures
  • Marinco 50' Electrical Cord
Mechanical and Plumbing
  • Engine: Yanmar 4JH2E 
  • Built: 1996
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel: Diesel (Black Iron No Leaks)
  • Engine Power: 50 HP
  • Propeller: 3 Blade Bronzed/Fixed
  • Drive: Direct
  • Mixing Elbow NEW 2016
  • Cutlass Bearing NEW 2018
  • Fuel Pump
  • Spare Engine Parts
  • (1) NEW Bronze Thru Hull AUGUST 2018
  • Seaward 6 Gallon Water Heater
  • Village Marine Watermaker (Possibly Inoperable)
  • Marine Air Conditioning 16,000 BTU
  • Force 10 Salon Propane Heater
  • (2) Propane Tanks
  • (2) Hella Fans
  • (3) Caframo Fans
  • Rule Bilge Pump
  • Manuel Bilge Pump
  • Rule High Water Alarm
  • (2) Manuel Toilets
  • Hot/Cold Water Pressure
  • Manuel Water Pressure
  • Dehumidifier
  • Simrad GPS Chartplotter
  • Simrad Radar
  • Simrad AP24 Auto Pilot
  • Wind Vane Autopilot
  • Simrad Wind
  • Simrad Depth & Speed
  • ICOM IC 718
  • AIS Receiver
  • Standard Horizon Quest X VHF Radio
  • Standard Horizon RAM Mic For Helm
  • C Plath Helm Compass
  • Alpine Stereo
  • (2) Salon Speakers
  • Quartz Brass Clock
  • Brass Barometer
  • Solid Fiberglass Hull
  • Modified Full Keel  w/Protected Rudder
  • Bottom Barrier Coated & Painted AUGUST 2018
  • Teak Cockpit Seating & Flooring
  • Custom Teak Helm Seat
  • Teak Cockpit Table
  • Stainless Steel Bimini Tubing
  • 1" Stainless Steel Aft Cockpit Rail
  • Stainless Steel Lifelines 
  • Starboard & Port Granny Bars at Mast
  • Full Mast Steps
  • (9) Stainless Steel Dorade Vents
  • (13) Stainless Steel Portlights
  • (4) Hatches
  • Custom Stainless Steel Kayak Holders NEW 2016
  • Custom Stainless Steel Boarding Ladder NEW 2016
  • (7) Deck Prism Lights
  • Mainsail Gallows
  • Hatch & Dorade Covers
  • Outboard Engine Hoist
Sails/Rigging/Ground Tackle
  • Mainsail Refurbished 2018
  • Mack Pack NEW September 208
  • Doyle Head Sail NEW September 2018
  • Doyle Staysail NEW Sacrificial Cover September 2018
  • Profurler Roller Furling System
  • Standing Rigging Inspected August 2018
  • Harken Traveler
  • (2) Barlow #32 Winches
  • (2) Barlow #25 Winches
  • (2) Barlow #16 Winches
  • Bruce #30 Primary Anchor w/Chain Rode
  • Plow Anchor w/Chain Rode
  • Danforth Stern Anchor
  • Electric Windlass
  • Saltwater Anchor Washdown
  • Givens 6 Person Liferaft
  • Jacklines
  • Safety Harness
  • Numerous Life Jackets
  • (3) Fire Extinguishers

Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.

Additional Contact Information


Contact: Nancy Ballard 713-859-4978 or 941-776-0616

We gladly cooperate with all other brokers. Brokers not licensed in Florida, contact us for full details.

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