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Tashiba 36
$129,000 USD
40ft in

Puffin is a truly exceptional Robert H Perry designed Tashiba 36. It sounds cliché, but they truly don’t build them like they used to. When Puffin was launched, the Ta Shing boatyard was at the top of their game with high quality materials and truly over the top details. Her interior finish exemplifies the incredible teak joinery characteristic of Ta Shing, with louvered locker doors, laminated door frames and a beautiful salon table. And it’s all in fantastic condition. Large hatches and white laminate overhead and cabin-sides provide a bright contrast to the homey feel of the interior. Her two stateroom, one head layout (with separate shower stall) and a spacious “Perry” galley is ideal for a liveaboard cruising couple.

Name of vessel Puffin
Model Tashiba 36
Year 1988
Builder Ta Shing
Designer Robert H Perry
Price $129,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 40
Beam (feet) 11'9"
Draft (feet) 5'6"
Displacement (pounds) 20350
Ballast (pounds) 8740
Engine model Yanmar 4JHE
Engine horsepower 44
Engine hours 1228
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 75
Water tank capacity (gallons) 45
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 25

Interior Accommodations:

Puffin’s interior is beautifully finished in teak, characteristic of the high-quality workmanship produced by the Ta Shing boatyard.

Beginning forward, the master stateroom features a large V-berth with split mattress & access forward to the divided chain locker. There is tremendous storage below and outboard as well as two large hanging lockers to port. A large overhead hatch with screen plus three opening ports provide ventilation in this area.

Next aft to starboard a head with separate shower stall that is far more spacious than boats even much larger. There is a stainless steel vanity sink in a marble countertop, hot/cold pressure water plus a brass manual pump and generous storage. A Dorade vent and opening port provide ventilation in the bathroom area.

Amidships is the very comfortable salon space with straight settee to port & L-shape settee to starboard. To starboard is a gorgeous inlaid teak table on an adjustable bronze pedestal base. The water tank is located below the starboard settee and there is storage under the port settee, starboard settee return, behind seatback and outboard against the hull. The nav station is aft facing at the aft end of the starboard settee. There are four opening ports and the signature teak butterfly hatch with screens that provide light and ventilation for the main cabin area.

The aft stateroom is to starboard adjacent to the companionway. There is a large double berth, generous storage and ventilation from two opening ports a Dorade vent.

Opposite to port is a beautiful seagoing galley with exceptional storage and counter space. There is a massive refrigeration and freezer compartment with top loading access to the freezer and top and front loading access for the fridge. Two opening ports, a Dorade vent and the companionway hatch provide ventilation in the galley area.

The companionway is on centerline with removable steps and box for access to the engine. There is a storage locker behind the companionway steps. The companionway entry has removable louvered teak doors plus a set of teak drop boards.

Force 10 3-burner stove and oven with broiler

Marinetics LPG remote solenoid switch control panel

Vitrifrigo 12v DC refrigeration (2020) with large divided box – top load both sides plus front load on the fridge side

Hot/cold on-demand pressure water at galley & head

American Appliance 10-gallon stainless steel hot water tank with AC elements & engine heat exchanger

WEMA gauge for water tanks at nav station

Double deep stainless steel sinks at the galley with a new single-lever brass fixture and integral sprayer (2019)

(2) brass manual hand pumps at the galley sink also operate w/ foot pedals (not currently operable)

Manual marine toilet renewed (2007) with Y-valve, deck pump-out port & Guzzler manual holding tank pump-out

HI-SEAS Marine M-50 diesel-fired cabin heater w/ 12V pulse pump


Electronics & Navigation:

Raymarine C120 chartplotter at cockpit

Raymarine 4kw radome on mast

ICOM IC-M120 marine VHF radio

ICOM BC-166 handheld VHF radio

Raymarine Ev-200 Evolution autopilot w/ p70 control head (2016)

Standard Horizon Speed/Log (not functional)

Raymarine Depth display

Raymarine Wind display

Ritchie 5″ Powerdamp compass at the binnacle

Weems & Plath clock & barometer

Brass inclinometer

JVC KD-DV5100 AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo system w/ Sirius capability (2007)

Freiberger Drum-Sextant in wood case mounted in the aft stateroom

Monitor self-steering wind vane (hardly used, stored off the boat)


Electrical Systems:

12V DC and 110V AC systems

Bass hinged electrical panel with gauges for DC volts/amperes; AC volts/amperes, circuit breakers w/ indicator lights

Xantrex LinkPro battery system monitor

Mastervolt ChargeMaster 12/50-3 battery charger (2016)

Xantrex Pro Watt SW2000

(6) SeaGel 98AH marine batteries for house service (2011)

Engine starting battery w/ emergency parallel switch

Hubbell 30A shore power connector w/ 50′ shore power cord

(3) 12V plug-in ports at the nav desk

Red night-running/courtesy lights at floor level w/ switch at companionway

Chromed halogen interior lights (2007)


Mechanical & Systems:

Yanmar 4JHE 44 hp diesel engine (1228 hours) (extensive service 3/2019 including re-built raw water pump, new thermostat, oil and filters, heat exchanger serviced, valves adjusted, raw water strainer serviced, and all cooling hoses replaced. New heat exchanger, rebuilt starter, rebuilt alternator Summer, 2020)

PYI dripless shaft seal

3 blade bronze fixed propeller

RACOR 500FG primary fuel filter

Prop shaft & cutlass bearing renewed (2007)

80 amp high output alternator

12V bilge pump w/ float switch

Manual bilge pump located in the cockpit


Deck and Hull

Puffin’s hull shape is the classic Robert H Perry underbody with cutaway full keel. Her hull is solid fiberglass with cored fiberglass deck. Her hull is white gelcoat with green boot stripe and sheer stripe. Her bulwarks are painted green and capped with teak that is finished bright. Side decks are teak overlay that is in excellent condition. The cabintop features a molded nonskid pattern. There are tracks for the staysail leads on the cabin top and genoa leads on the side decks. Tall stainless stanchions with double lifelines surround the deck. There are boarding gates to port and starboard. At the bow there is a teak platform on the bowsprit that supports two anchors. A platform at the stern gives working space for using the stern anchor, stern tie reel or outboard motor lift. The cockpit offers good protection with high coamings and comfortable seating. There is a shallow locker to starboard, a deep locker to port and two additional lockers further aft, one for storage and one for propane.

Laminated spruce bowsprit w/ heavy teak bow platform with integrated anchor rollers

Lofrans Tigres 12V 1500W anchor windlass with up and down foot switches (2016)

45# CQR primary anchor w/ 250′ (estimated) 5/16 G4 chain

35# CQR secondary anchor w/ 30′ 5/16 chain & 200′ (estimated) 5/8 nylon rode

Danforth S1300 lunchhook anchor, reel w/ chain & rode

Forespar Nova Lift davit for the outboard motor

Magma stainless steel B-B-Q

LifeSling MOB recovery device

(6) bronze hawse fairleads through the bulwarks for mooring lines w/ (6) stainless steel cleats

(4) dorade ventilators w/ teak boxes & stainless steel cowls

(13) bronze opening ports; teak butterfly hatch over the salon; aluminum overhead hatch over the forward stateroom

Teak folding side-boarding ladder

Teak cockpit table

Full set BottomSiders cockpit cushions

Cockpit dodger and full enclosure with stainless steel frame and side grab-bars

Canvas covers for the winches, butterfly hatch, companionway hatch turtle, mainsail, forward overhead hatch

ManShip stainless steel pedestal w/ teak-rimmed steering wheel, stainless steel pedestal guard and Edson instrument pods


Sails & Rigging:

Aluminum single spreader mast and aluminum boom (painted with Alexseal by Seaview Boatyard, 2020)

1 x 19 stainless steel wire rigging (2020)

New mast electrical and spreader lights (2020)

Selden mechanical backstay adjuster

Solid stainless steel boom vang (2007)

Harken mainsheet traveler system (2007)

Harken headsail roller furler (2007)

Forespar carbon fiber/aluminum whisker pole stores on mast (2007)

Running backstays; lazy jacks (2007); spinnaker halyard

Quick release lever for inner forestay

Lewmar winches: (2) 43CST primaries, (1) 40CST housetop for mainsheet, (2) 16CST housetop for staysail, (1) 16CST reefing on mast under the boom, (2) 16CST & (1) 30CST halyard on the mast

Neil Pryde sails in tanbark cloth:

Mainsail w/ full battens & (3) sets of reef points

135% furling genoa

Storm staysail (hanks)

High-cut yankee headsail (hanks)


Notable recent maintenance and upgrades


Fresh varnish


New standing rigging (provided by Fisheries Supply rigging shop)

New spar paint (Alexseal, applied by Seaview)

New mast electrical and spreader lights

New chain (300′ x 3/8 G4)

New Vitrifrigo refrigerator compressor

New heat exchanger, starter and alternator, raw water seacock

New bottom paint, prop zinc, and hull wax


Fresh anti-fouling paint applied and zincs renewed

Extensive engine service

Galley sink fixture replaced w/ high-rise faucet w/ integral sprayer

Nav station display panel backer updated

Hull topsides, and all smooth gelcoat surfaces within the bulwarks professionally detailed


New Lofrans 12V windlass installed

New Raymarine below-decks autopilot installed

New Mastervolt 50A charger installed

Engine remote-solenoid shutoff serviced to proper operation

WEMA gauge for water tanks serviced to proper operation


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