Samadhi V
Tayana 55
$325,000 USD
55ft 0in

Samadhi V is a center cockpit cutter rigged 1988 Tayana 55. She is ruggedly built for offshore cruising anywhere in the world. Samadhi has been well cared for by her current owners for six 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 Silent Wind Generator keep the 700 amp hours of batteries topped up for weeks at a time, and when more power is required for making water or laundry, the nearly new 6 Kw generator is at the ready. The 150 hp Volvo was installed in 2019 and has only 287 hours. It powers the boat comfortably at 7 kts consuming 1.4 gph and 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. The owners are ready to upgrade to a different boat as their kids grow older. See the full spec for entire list of extensive upgrades. 



  • 2019 NEW 150 HP Volvo engine 
  • 2019 NEW 6 Kw Kohler generator 
  • 870 watts of solar panels 
  • Silent Wind generator with original blades and new blades 
  • 2019 Quantum 150% Dacron genoa 
  • Custom Monitor wind vane 
  • Custom stainless dinghy davit with 800lb winch 
  • Hummingbird AIS transponder 
  • Rainman watermaker, 35 gph 
Name of vessel Samadhi V
Model Tayana 55
Year 1988
Builder Ta Yang Yacht Building Co
Designer Peter Beeldsnijder
Price $325,000 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 287
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 150
Water tank capacity (gallons) 250
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 80
Questions? Call us! (206) 378-1110


Samadhi has a three cabin and two head layout, both heads with separate shower stalls. The main salon will comfortably accommodate six people with room for extra guests at the two salon tables. 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 cavernous forepeak offers 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 and their own LED reading lights. Overhead, there are two LED lights, one 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 teak 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. The bilge here is very clean making for great shallow stowage of smaller items. The tri-transducer is located here, it is brand new, has a bung and blind cap tied in.  

Slightly aft, on the port side is the forward port cabin. There is a single bunk that easily converts to a double for extra guests. The 6’ 7” long bunk slides out on tracks and a spare cushion slides into place. There are six full depth drawers for storage under the bunk. Forward in the stateroom is a dressing bench with cushion and large storage cabinet with four teak shelves and could be easily converted back to a hanging locker. The lockers all have clever USB rechargeable motion activated lights that attach magnetically. The cabin is brightly illuminated by one overhead LED 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, forward is a small cabinet with two shelves concealed by louvered teak doors.  

Moving aft, 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 sump manually.  

The centrally located main salon is illuminated by LED overhead lights (red and white), articulating reading lights and numerous courtesy lights. A lofty 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. Along the starboard side is a brass ship’s clock and barometer. 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 and is accompanied by a Bose sound bar. The nav station is on the port side just aft of the settee. It faces outboard and has a swing out chair that is uninstalled at the moment. 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 board is located on the aft bulkhead and easily reachable up and to the left 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 advantageous feature of Samadhi is her walk in engine room with 6’ 4” of standing headroom. There is a 8” step-down through the door and the L-shaped workbench is right in front 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 spray paint. 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 new Volvo Penta D3-150 is so remarkably quiet you can hold a conversation at normal volume while it’s running! There is additional 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 of the boat behind the salon is the inline galley. Prior to entering the galley 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 fridge 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. Opposite the stove is the trash compactor, advantageous for long term cruising. Above that is a narrow countertop with teak bulkhead storage for frequently used condiments or oils. Aft, 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 points aft and 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 household 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 multi unit 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 while in bed. The flatscreen TV is mounted forward for movies in bed.  

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 2020) 
  • Autopilot remote control (Garmin marine RF) 
  • Monitor windvane on custom stainless swing out mount (2019) 
  • AIS transceiver/receiver (Hummingbird, 2018) 
  • Garmin XHD radar 
  • 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 ground plane 
  • ACR EPIRB (Global Fix Pro 406 MHz GPS battery good through Sept 2022)  
  • Masthead windex wind indicator 
  • Masthead anemometer 
  • Magnetic compass 
  • Brass ships clock one in salon, one in aft cabin 
  • (2) brass barometers one in salon, one 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 
  • Masthead anchor light 
  • Westinghouse TV/DVD player in salon 
  • Insignia TV/DVD player in aft cabin 


Electrical Systems 

  • 50 amp 120 V AC/12 V DC systems 
  • 50 amp shore power inlet  
  • (2) 50amp- 30amp shore power step down adapters 
  • 30 amp 50’ shore power cord 
  • Newmar AC/DC panel at chart table with analog ammeter and voltmeter and reverse polarity light 
  • Magnum 3000 watt inverter/125 amp charger 
  • Magnum control panel at chart table 
  • Linkpro battery monitor (Xantrex) 
  • (3) Fullriver 8D AGM house batteries 
  • (1) Lifeline 8D AGM start battery 
  • (1) Fullriver DC85-12 AGM davit battery 
  • Emergency battery parallel switch 
  • (3) 290 AH Sunmodule solar panels (2018) 
  • Charge controller for solar (Outback 60 MPPT) 
  • Wind generator (Silentwind 400+, 2018 on stern arch with spare blades) 
  • Silentwind charge controller  
  • Kus fuel and water tank monitors (2019) 
  • Kohler 6Kw generator (6EKOD 2019 221 hours) 
  • 110V and 12V DC USB outlets throughout 


Mechanical and Plumbing systems 

  • 2019 Volvo Penta D3-150 150 hp turbo diesel engine (287 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 
  • 1 ½” SS shaft 
  • PYI PSS dripless packing gland (2019) 
  • Exhaust mixing elbow (2019) 
  • Racor 1000 fuel/water separator 
  • 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)  
  • Carbon and UV water filtration system (filter and extra UV lamps included) 
  • Freshwater pressure pump (Aqua King II, spare included) 
  • (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 with rebuild kits 
  • 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 (Frigomatic K 50 F compressor) 
  • Spare Frigoboat compressor 
  • Veco electronic fridge and freezer control 
  • Newmar propane solenoid 
  • Force-10 4 burner propane stove with oven (2021) 
  • (2) Steel 20lb propane tanks 
  • Magma grill with canvas cover (2021 never used) 
  • Webasto hydronic cabin heater 
  • Portable air conditioning unit 
  • Portable washing machine 
  • (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 quick 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? 6’6”. The rudder is skeg hung with a stainless rudder post. The hull is painted with Interlux 2000 as new barrier coat and ablative bottom coat in Sept 2021.  

The hull finish is white gel coat with a double boot stripe in royal blue and a double cove stripe also in royal 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 low profile center cockpit. The deck seems to provide endless functional space for storage or lounging. The cabin top and decks are plywood fiberglass with plywood coring supplied for added strength and all deck hardware is fastened using stainless backing plates.  

Samadhi is effectively outfitted for safe passage making on deck. Her wide side decks are easily navigable and completed with 32” tall lifelines with netting attached to the new anodized aluminum toe rail. Walking forward from the midship’s boarding gate, the stainless 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 still has space to tack the spinnaker to the port side. LED spreader lights keep the deck well illuminated for night ops. Another set on the aft arch, facing forward provides light to the cockpit and aft deck. 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 5’5” is found under the dodger. Folding cushion seats placed at the forward end of the cockpit make for an excellent watch keeping position. 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 nice for entertaining. Aft of the cockpit is a large lounge deck covered in teak decking, with no leakage or lifting issues. The lifeline netting continues all the way aft and wrapping around to the stainless pushpit, with a break for the transom ladder. A 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, 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 to the starboard transom and for temporary storage swings out of the way by unbolting one side. The custom davit system also has some intriguing engineering behind it; an 800lb capacity jeep 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 
  • 300’ 3/8” BBB spare chain in port side of anchor locker 
  • 125lb spare Fortress anchor in forepeak 
  • Vertical Maxwell anchor windlass (2018) 
  • Chain stopper on deck 
  • Spool of float rope for stern tie 
  • Salt water wash down on bow 
  • (6) anodized aluminum mooring cleats 
  • Stainless bow pulpit  
  • 32” tall stainless stanchions  
  • Uncovered stainless lifelines with netting and gates 
  • (7) resealed 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 
  • Stainless dodger frame 
  • Navy blue canvas with clear panels  
  • Snap on side shade panels  
  • Teak companionway hatch boards 
  • Canvas companionway cover 
  • (2) Kayak racks 
  • Stainless bimini frame  
  • Navy blue canvas 
  • 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  
  • Spare Warn hoist winch for davit 
  • Edson outboard mounting bracket 
  • 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  
  • Merriman headsail cars 
  • Garhauer rigid adjustable SS boom vang 
  • Traveler 
  • Split backstay with insulators 
  • Running rigging (2018) 
  • Standing rigging (1×19 wire, inspected in 2018) 
  • 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) 
  • Canvas dinghy chaps 
  • Honda 20hp outboard (2015) 
  • (2) plastic kayaks 
  • Lifesling in soft case on transom rail 
  • 6 person Switlik liferaft (needs recertification) 
  • Jacklines, harnesses & tethers 
  • Throwable cushions  
  • ACR EPIRB (global fix pro 406MHx GPS) 
  • Ditch bag 
  • (5) portable fire extinguishers 
  • Fixed automatic engine room fire extinguisher Kiddie BC type 1 
  • Carbon monoxide detector 
  • Smoke detector 
  • Horn/whistle 
  • Fenders and dock lines 
  • (2) boat hooks 
  • Numerous engine, plumbing, electrical and repair spares

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