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Samadhi V
Tayana 55
$275,000 USD
55ft 0in

Samadhi V is a center cockpit cutter rigged 1988 Tayana 55. She is stoutly built for offshore cruising anywhere in the world. Samadhi has been well cared for by her current owners for eight years and all major systems have been upgraded or replaced. She is a turnkey, comfortable, bluewater cruising vessel. The three 290-watt solar panels and Kohler generator keep the 900 amp hours of lithium batteries topped up for weeks at a time. The 150 hp Volvo was installed in 2019. It powers the boat comfortably at 7 kts consuming 1.4 gph and pushed Samadhi up to 11 kts if necessary. The engine is quiet enough to hold a conversation in the engine room while it’s running.

The Tayana brand is celebrated for being an efficient passage maker and easy to handle for shorthanded sailing. Her cutter rig and Dutchman mainsail system and asymmetric spinnaker make for a number of configurations depending on the passage. Below decks, her large main salon and three cabin, two head layout with separate showers are well-appointed for a family of 5 or 6. The inline galley has exceptional storage and under the main salon settees provides space for six months of provisioning. Samadhi is ready for a new family to step aboard tomorrow and start cruising immediately. Come view Samadhi at our dock on Lake Union!


  • 2019 150 HP Volvo engine
  • 2019 6 Kw Kohler generator
  • 870 watts of solar panels
  • 900 amp hour lithium battery bank (2022)
  • Garmin electronics
  • Rainman watermaker, 35 gph
  • Custom hard dodger and bimini
Name of vessel Samadhi V
Model Tayana 55
Year 1988
Builder Ta Yang Yacht Building Co
Designer Peter Beeldsnijder
Price $275,000 USD
Location Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Length (feet) 55
Beam (feet) 16
Draft (feet) 6'6"
Displacement (pounds) 48400
Ballast (pounds) 17600
Engine model Volvo Penta D3 150
Engine horsepower 150
Engine hours 1401
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 150
Water tank capacity (gallons) 250
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 80


Samadhi is a coveted three cabin and two head layout, both heads with separate shower stalls. She will comfortably sleep six people with room for extra guests at the two salon settees. There is a plethora of storage in well-constructed teak louvered doors and securing latches. The main salon offers cathedral-like 6’ 7” of headroom decreasing slightly to 6’ 4” in the forward and aft cabin.

Starting forward, the forepeak offers tons of storage for extra lines and gear. It is easily accessed through a door in the forward stateroom or from above by way of deck hatch. Gear is simply retrieved in an emergency, if necessary, or stored away for the long term. All the way forward is access to the partitioned chain locker storing 650’ of chain.

The forward cabin is situated on the starboard side of the boat with two over-under bunks along the hull. Both bunks are 6’ 7” long with foam mattresses with Hypervent below to prevent condensation. Overhead there are two LED lights, and each bunk has an LED reading light. For ventilation there is a cabin fan, a square deck hatch and a single portlight above the top bunk providing good airflow. Opposite the lower bunk is a flip up teak desk. There is a locker forward of the bunks on the starboard side with three shelves installed but could be converted back to a hanging locker. At the foot of the lower bunk are 12v USB charging ports and two AC outlets. There is one drawer below the bunk for additional clothing and more storage under the entire bunk. Under the sole is space for other items.

Slightly aft, on the port side is the forward port cabin. There is a 6’ 7” pullman style bunk. There are six full depth drawers for storage under the bunk. Forward in the stateroom is a small desk or shelf and large storage cabinet with four teak shelves.. The cabin is illuminated by overhead LED lights and two LED reading lights. There is one overhead deck hatch and one port light for ventilation. An open shelf along the hull stores books or safely displays trinkets from your travels and forward is a small cabinet with two shelves concealed by louvered teak doors.

Moving aft, down the corridor the forward head and shower are next opposite each other in the hallway. The head is on the starboard side. It features a manual toilet, stainless sink, Corian countertops and great storage. On the port side of the boat is the separate shower stall complete with a dressing area. The dressing area has a teak bench and overhead light. Stepping over the 7” lip into the tiled shower there is a teak grate and bench. There is an opening portlight outboard with storage below in three cabinets. A switch on the wall operates the shower sump.

The main salon is centrally located and illuminated by LED overhead lights with red options, and articulating reading lights and numerous courtesy lights. The main salon has 6’ 7” of headroom, two overhead deck hatches, three small opening portlights, and the large companionway provide light and great airflow. Seating is plentiful at the two settees; there is room for six on the port side and four more on the starboard with a table at coffee table height. Under the main settee, there is room for six months of provisions and more space on the starboard side for canned goods. All of the floorboards lift up for access to the water tanks and provide dry storage where tanks are absent. Along the hull, above the backs of settees, is plentiful open storage for books or trinkets. Four USB outlets deliver charging for small items without needing to turn the inverter on while living off the grid. For movie nights the flatscreen TV is mounted on a swivel near the nav station.

The nav station is on the port side just aft of the settee. The table faces outboard with a swing out seat. Two open shelves along the hull provide a good space for books or extra tools. There is storage under the flip top chart table and below concealed by sliding teak louvered doors. The AC/DC breaker panel is on the aft bulkhead and easily reachable while seated. There is another set of USB charging ports and 110v charging ports mounted outboard.

Just aft of the nav station and possibly the most helpful feature of Samadhi is her walk in engine room with 6’ 4” of standing headroom. There is an 8” step-down through the door and the L-shaped workbench is complete with a mounted vice. Below the bench is the Kohler 6 Kw generator with space for storage on top and to the right. On the aft bulkhead there are four hanging storage bins for lubricants or items accessed often. Above that are two magnetic strips for hanging frequently used tools. There is excellent access to the backside of the electrical panel from here and nearly every inch of the engine is accessible to work on. The newer Volvo Penta D3-150 is so remarkably quiet you can hold a conversation at normal volume while it’s running. There is added access to the starboard side of the engine through another door in the galley. This space has good transfer of air by way of a single cabin fan and engine blower. There is an automatic fire suppression system in place for an emergency.

Aft on the starboard side and aft of the salon is the inline galley. Prior to entering the galley there is a countertop with storage below by way of cabinet door. Stepping down, the four burner Force-10 stove and oven is outboard. The Corian countertops were installed in 2015 and provide good surface prep area before meeting the large stainless sink. There is a below countertop soap dispenser, single action faucet with pull out sprayer. Above the countertop are four sliding doors that conceal two layers of shelved storage for food or dishware. Above the stove, is a 110V plug and space for a microwave oven or other kitchen appliance. There is a small spice rack just aft of that with some open storage outboard and an additional cupboard aft. Aft of the sink is the front opening refrigerator and below is the freezer. The temperatures are digitally controlled, both can be freezers, both refrigerators, or a combination. There are internal lights in both compartments turned on at the small DC breaker panel inboard. Above the countertop is a mounted magnetic strip for knife storage. Aft, and on the inboard side is the engine room door access and some more teak storage bins mounted to the bulkhead. One large cabinet below has two doors and there are two more cabinets aft set into the bulkhead. The galley is very well lit by four overhead LED dome lights. One cabin fan keeps air moving about while cooking. Lots of handholds and fiddles keep you and items safe while cooking underway.

Continuing all the way aft is the owner’s stateroom. You are greeted with a large, brightly lit and well-ventilated space. The walk-around queen sized berth has a custom springless mattress for an excellent night sleep. There is a large hanging locker on left as you enter the space and a dressing bench just aft along the hull. There are three more large storage lockers at the head of the bed on either side and one on the forward bulkhead. The forward cabinet is very large with room for a printer, several manuals and electronics. Outboard along the hull are solid open shelves with tall fiddles keeping items secure while under way. There are four LED overhead lights and reading lights, two opening portlights and one overhead hatch. There is a Garmin MFD on the port side of the bed to keep you informed while at anchor, and two sets of USB plugs are easily accessible for charging electronics.

The private head/shower is to port and entered from the stateroom. Finish is white laminate panels with varnished teak trim and Corian countertops. There is an updated stainless sink, modern single action faucet and soap dispenser below the countertop. There is a manual flush Raritan toilet with a storage cabinet behind with sliding doors. A 12v fan and opening portlight make for good airflow. Stepping forward and over the threshold is a tiled shower stall. There is a large storage cabinet outboard and an open shelf above with tiled seat below. An LED light and opening portlight complete this space.


Electronics and Navigation

  • Garmin 5212 chartplotter swing out at companionway
  • (3) Garmin wind, depth, speed autopilot displays under dodger
  • (2) Garmin Multi display at nav and aft cabin
  • Garmin autopilot (electric linear drive, April 2024)
  • Autopilot remote control (Garmin marine RF)
  • Monitor windvane on custom stainless swing out mount (2019)
  • AIS transceiver/receiver (Hummingbird, 2018)
  • Garmin XHD radar (2018)
  • Starlink
  • NEMA 2000 backbone
  • Tridata transducer sensor (2021)
  • Standard Horizon VHF (Matrix AIS/GPS)
  • Standard Horizon Command Mic in cockpit
  • Icom SSB (IC-M802)
  • AT-140 tuner
  • Pactor modem
  • KISS grounding plane
  • ACR Global Fix Pro 406 MHz GPS EPIRB (battery expired)
  • ACR Global Fix Pro 406 MHz GPS EPIRB (battery expires 4/2025)
  • Masthead windex wind indicator
  • Masthead anemometer
  • Magnetic compass
  • Brass ships in aft cabin
  • Brass barometer in aft cabin
  • Brass thermometer in aft cabin
  • Digital barometer at chart table
  • Cabin thermostat
  • LED Running lights (Hella, 2018)
  • Steaming light
  • LED deck lights on arch (2019)
  • LED spreader lights (2019)
  • Masthead anchor light
  • 32” Smart TV in salon
  • 24” Smart TV in aft cabin


Electrical Systems

  • 50 amp 120 V AC/12 V DC systems
  • 50 amp shore power inlet
  • 50amp- 30amp shore power step down adapters
  • 30amp – 50 amp shore power adapter
  • 50’ 50 amp + 25’ 50 amp shore power cord
  • Newmar AC/DC panel at chart table with analog ammeter and voltmeter and reverse polarity light
  • Magnum 2000 watt inverter/125 amp charger (2021)
  • Magnum control panel at chart table
  • Linkpro battery monitor (Xantrex)
  • Victron Phoenix 12 500 watt inverter (in aft stateroom for charging larger electronics)
  • Victron battery monitor
  • (3) 300 Ah lithium house batteries, 900 Ah total (January 2022)
  • (1) Lithium start battery
  • (1) Lithium davit battery
  • Emergency battery parallel switch
  • (3) 290 watt Sunmodule solar panels (2018, 870 watts total)
  • Charge controller for solar (Outback 60 MPPT)
  • SilentWind dual solar & wind charge controller
  • Kus fuel and water tank monitors (2019)
  • Kohler 6Kw generator (6EKOD 2019 1240 hours)
  • 110V and 12V DC USB outlets throughout


Mechanical and Plumbing systems

  • 2019 Volvo Penta D3-150 150 hp turbo diesel engine (1401 hours)
  • Single lever Volvo electric controls at helm
  • Volvo electric engine panel and remote start in cockpit
  • Engine mounts replaced in 2019
  • ZF 63 transmission (2019)
  • 3-blade Max Prop (serviced 11/2022)
  • 1 ½” SS shaft
  • PYI PSS dripless packing gland (11/2022)
  • Cutlass bearing replaced (11/2022)
  • Exhaust mixing elbow (2019)
  • Dual Racor 900 series fuel/water separator (11/2022)
  • Sea chest
  • Engine blower
  • (2) steel fuel tanks 150 gallons total
  • Rainman watermaker 110v AC 35 gph
  • Hot water heater 10 gal heat exchanger and AC powered (Torrid MV-10)
  • 3 stage water filtration system with UV (filters included)
  • Freshwater pressure pump
  • (2) steel water tanks, 250 gallons total
  • Anchor washdown pump (Blaster 12v DC with spare)
  • Cockpit shower
  • (2) 40 gallon holding tanks
  • Macerator pump
  • (2) Raritan PH II manual flush toilets
  • Electric bilge pump (Johnson 4000 with external float switch 2019)
  • Aqualarm highwater bilge alarm
  • Henderson manual bilge pump
  • Edson manual portable bilge pump
  • Shower drain pump
  • Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration and freezer
  • Veco electronic fridge and freezer control
  • Newmar propane solenoid
  • Force-10 4 burner propane stove with oven (2019)
  • (2) Steel 20lb propane tanks
  • Webasto hydronic cabin heater
  • (11) cabin fans


Deck & Hull

Samadhi was hand laid in by skilled professionals at the Ta Yang yard in Taiwan. The Tayana 55 is a stoutly built vessel made for safe passages by short handed crews. The hull is solid glass with integrated foam stringers longitudinally and athwartships supplying maximum stiffness. The keel is encapsulated cast iron ballast in a fin keel shape that draws 7’6”. The rudder is skeg hung with a stainless rudder post. The hull is painted with Island 99 ablative bottom coat in January 2024.

The hull finish is a light grey marine enamel with double boot stripe in navy blue and a double cove stripe also in navy blue. Seven portlights are laid into the hull on the portside and six are on the starboard side in line with the cove stripe. Samadhi asserts her dominance with a moderately raked bow, reverse transom and center cockpit. The foredeck and aft deck provides endless space for storage or lounging. The cabin top and decks are fiberglass with plywood coring for added strength and all deck hardware is fastened using stainless backing plates.

Samadhi is effectively outfitted for safe passage making. Her wide side decks are easily navigable and completed with 32” tall lifelines aluminum toe rail. Walking forward from the midships boarding gate, the fiberglass dodger frame has deliberate handholds and forward, the shrouds are mounted to the deck far outboard giving ample room to pass inboard. The deck is kept clutter free by having the main halyard run to a winch on the mast and all sheets only run when in use. The foredeck has two hatches and room forward of the mast for a life raft and 9’ dinghy to be stowed. Two dorade vents are just aft of the roller furling staysail and covered by stainless granny bars. The powerful anchor windlass is mounted between the staysail and genoa to prevent catching. The burly double stainless bow roller holds the 55Kg Rocna anchor and has space to tack the spinnaker to the port side. LED spreader lights keep the deck well illuminated for night ops and another set is mounted on the dinghy arch. Ducking under the cockpit bimini, you are greeted with teak covered benches, long enough to stretch out on. The bimini provides 6’ 7” of headroom and 5’ 7” is found under the dodger. The sheets, autopilot, VHF and other electronics are in view and with a quick glance around, you can ensure your course. A teak cockpit table is mounted on the steering pedestal for entertainment. Aft of the cockpit is a large lounge deck covered in teak decking, with no leakage or lifting issues. Two standard 20lb bottle propane locker is on the port side in the deck and the enormous lazarette is accessed by way of the deck hatch. Two panels, with access for the emergency tiller, prevent gear from getting caught and conceal the steering quadrant and make for a good shelf. This space is also large enough for Monitor blades, extra anchor, toys or trash. Above deck hangs the stainless dinghy davit with solar array above. Custom designed in Seattle, the swing out stainless Monitor windvane bracket operates with the dinghy hoisted and still allows access to the critical boarding ladder. The bracket unbolts when not in use and swings out of the way for temporary storage to either side. More permanent storage is available on the starboard stern pushpit. The custom davit system also has some intriguing engineering behind it; an 800lb capacity warn winch with dyneema line powers the system, while two dyneema strops prevent the bracket from dropping passed horizontal. When the strops come tight, the bridle pays out and lowers the dinghy into the water all with the push of a button.

  • Double stainless bow roller with block for spinnaker
  • 55Kg Rocna anchor
  • 350’ 3/8” BBB chain
  • Vertical Maxwell anchor windlass (2018)
  • Chain stopper on deck
  • Salt water wash down on bow
  • (6) anodized aluminum mooring cleats
  • Stainless bow pulpit
  • 32” tall stainless stanchions
  • Uncovered stainless lifelines with gates
  • (7) deck hatches
  • Anodized aluminum toe rail
  • (6) Vetus cowl vents
  • (15) opening portlights
  • Spartite mast wedge
  • Canvas and taped mast boot
  • Spinnaker pole mounting bracket at base of mast
  • Fiberglass dodger
  • Slide on side full enclosure panels
  • Teak companionway hatch boards
  • Stainless bimini frame with fiberglass top
  • Teak decking in cockpit and aft deck
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Edson powder coated pedestal with teak and stainless wheel
  • Wheel break
  • Stainless davit system (2018)
  • Jeep 12V DC 800 hoist
  • Recessed propane locker with drain
  • Custom Monitor bracket
  • Outboard bracket
  • 7 step boarding ladder
  • Transom washdown shower


Sails and Rigging

  • Masthead cutter rigged sloop, double spreader, anodized aluminum keel stepped mast
  • Aluminum anodized boom
  • Furlex 4000s for genoa
  • Furlex 3000s for staysail
  • Tides Strong Track low friction mainsail mast track
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Adjustable spinnaker pole track on mast
  • Genoa and staysail tracks
  • Garhauer rigid adjustable boom vang
  • Traveler
  • Split backstay with insulators
  • Running rigging (2018)
  • Standing rigging (1×19 wire)
  • Gooseneck (2019)
  • (2) Lewmar 46ST on mast
  • (2) Lewmar 40ST on mast
  • Lewmar 30ST on mast
  • (2) Lewmar 52ST secondaries in cockpit
  • (2) England 65ST primaries in cockpit
  • (2) Lewmar 43ST for mainsheet
  • Running backstays
  • Main halyard
  • (2) jib halyards
  • Topping lift
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Spinnaker sheets
  • Genoa sheets
  • Staysail sheets
  • Spare lines
  • UK sails full batten Dacron main with Dutchman system
  • 150% Quantum Dacron genoa (2019)
  • 130% Dacron genoa (spare)
  • Dacron staysail
  • Asymmetric spinnaker


Miscellaneous and Safety

  • Aluminum bottom 10.5 AB dinghy (2019, excellent shape)
  • Honda 20hp outboard (2024)
  • Jacklines, harnesses & tethers
  • ACR EPIRB (global fix pro 406MHx GPS)
  • (5) portable fire extinguishers – certified in Jan 2024
  • Fixed automatic engine room fire extinguisher Kiddie BC type 1 – certified in Jan 2024
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Horn/whistle
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Numerous engine, plumbing, electrical and repair spares

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