Michael Beers
McMichael Yacht Brokers
447 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY, US
Office: 877-606-0401
Mobile: 718-764-7215

1986 Tayana 55
Boat Type: Center Cockpit Address: Pelham, NY, US Price: $299,000



Gorgeous, fully-refit Tayana 55 world cruiser. Major refits in 2007 and 2013 including new teak decks, re-power, new generator, bottom strip & barrier coat, Awlgrip, new mast step, new standing rigging, new electric winches (primaries and secondaries), new electronics, and so much more.

SIREN is a tremendous value and needs very little to be ready for a world cruise. Start your adventure today!


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Tayana Vessel Name: 4511 MB
Model: 55 Boat Type: Center Cockpit
Year: 1986 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Pelham, NY, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 55 ft - 16.76 meter Draft - max: 6 ft 6 in - 1.98 meter
LOA: 55 ft - 16.76 meter Bridge Clearance: -
Beam: 16 ft 1 in - 4.9 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Yanmar Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 4LHA-HTP Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 985 Horsepower: 160 (Individual), 160 (combined)
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 150 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 20 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 300 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: 3 Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: -    



Layout & Accommodations:

The custom layout of SIREN is thoughtfully proportioned for comfort aboard while at anchor or at sea. Most of the interior lighting has been upgraded to dimmable LED, including two-color (red) fixtures for night lighting at nav and galley. Three-zone air conditioning with reverse cycle heat for comfort at all latitudes.

The gently-angled companionway leads to the salon. To port is a comfortable L-shaped settee with a folding table (table lowers to coffee table height); the settee faces an entertainment center/icemaker with flatscreen TV.

To starboard and just a few steps away is the large nav station with twin independent nav displays, ships radio, electrical panel and copious storage. Directly aft is a large comfortable seat with reading lights and two rows of bookshelves (with teak keeper-slats) outboard.

Moving aft is a long galley with copious storage, twin deep sinks, trash compactor, two fridges and one freezer (all 3 units new in 2013), with twin opening portlights and 12v fan above for ventilation. Built-in microwave and coffee maker.

The owners' stateroom is aft and offers a private sanctuary while guests are onboard, with all the storage one could want, including two built-in safes. The en-suite head is to port with vanity, Tecma head (new in 2013) and separate stall shower.

The walk-in engine room is accessed from either the galley or the shower, and includes a work bench, vise, and ample stores. There is an extensive inventory of tools and spares that will convey with the vessel.

Moving forward from the salon are two additional cabins plus a head/shower. The guest cabin to port features a double berth with single pilot-berth above, large hanging locker and a seat.

The guest/day head is opposite to starboard and includes a separate stall shower.

The VIP cabin is all the way forward, with a large v-berth, extensive storage and en-suite access to the guest head/shower for privacy.

Hull, Deck and Cockpit:

Center cockpit cutter with dodger and bimini (all canvas new in 2019, Sunbrella "Toast") Solid fiberglass hand-laid hull
Cored fiberglass deck
Current owner removed & glass-over original 7 hull windows in 2007 to ensure a watertight hull
Hull Awlgripped in Stars & Stripes blue (2007)
Chainplates, deck hardware, deck prisms rebedded in 2007
Bottom sandblasted to bare gelcoat, Interlux2000 barrier coat applied, bottom painted
Sugar scoop swim platform transom
New teak deck, winter 2012/13, Portsmouth RI (glued, no fasteners)
St Croix davits (2013)
Stainless grab rails at mast (2013)
Teak seats at stern rail, port/starboard (2013)


Fridge 1: SeaFrost BD XP system, air and water cooled, with two SS evaporator plates (2013)
Fridge 2: SeaFrost BD XP system, single SS evaporator plate (2013)
Freezer: Sea Frost BD XPX, air and water cooled, with two SS evaporator plates (2013) SeaFrost ETT thermostats with speed control for all three units


Microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, Trash compactor

Heads and plumbing:

All blackwater hoses and fittings replaced in 2011 Holding tank discharge pumps replaced in 2011 2 electric Y-valves with remote control system (2013)

Tecma electric heads with internal macerator (2011/2013)

Two freshwater tanks, port/starboard under salon floor Seagull drinking water purifier

Four electric bilge pumps (new in 2010) plus manual pump

Electric pumps for shower sumps (2), deck shower, and deck washdown replaced 2010

Balmar 20 gal hot water tank (via engine HX or 110v power)

Mechanical and Systems:

The following upgrades were performed in 2007/2008:

  • 2007 Yanmar 160 hp engine with new Borg Warner transmission (approx. 980 hrs)
  • Shaft removed, overhauled, new MaxProp installed with line cutter
  • Dripless shaft seal installed
  • New cutlass bearing
  • New 4" exhaust system
  • AlgeaX fuel cleaning system on engine and gen fuel system
  • All fuel lines replaced
  • New Kohler 9kw generator
  • New Wesmar 13hp bow thruster

Watertight muffler system for engine (2016)

Generator back-end rebuilt in 2016 (stator, rotor, control panel)

Three zone Marine Air air conditioning system with reverse cycle heating


2007 Generator 9kW (see Mechanical section above)
Four Lifeline 8D house batteries, August 2015
Four 12 volt PC2250 bow thruster batteries wired for 48 volts, July 2016
4D gel engine start battery
Group 31 gen start battery
100 amp Balmar alternator, Sept 2015
Two Pulsetech 12v battery maintainers, Sept 2016
Two Pulsetech 24v battery maintainers, Sept 2016

Cabin lighting updated to LED

110 and 220 volt shore power accommodation
Xantrex inverter,
2015 Heart inverter/charger, 1500 w/75 amp
Newmar 70 amp battery charger


2013 Upgrades:

  • B&G Zeus2 12" plotter at nav desk
  • 5 Triton displays
  • wind, speed, depth transducers, network cables
  • B&G radar on Garhauer stern mast
  • Simrad autopilot (back-up to existing B&G Hydra 11 AP)

2007 upgrades:

  • Raymarine E-series plotters at helm and nav station
  • AIS
  • Sirius weather (subscription required)
  • Two VHF radios with DSC

ICOM 802M SSB radio and antenna
Flat screen HDTV's in salon and owner's stateroom
DVD player for salon TV

Sails Rigging and Rigging:

Furling mainsail (electric) Genoa Staysail 2015 Doyle furling gennaker (1.5 oz reaching asymmetric)

Rig service and upgrades, 2013:

  • Mast pulled and inspected
  • New standing rigging
  • New mast step installed
  • New genoa furler
  • New staysail furler
  • New extended stemhead fitting to accommodate furling gennaker
  • Replace running rigging as needed

Rig upgrades, 2007:

  • Rebuild and rewire mainsail furling system
  • Replace all running rigging
  • New masthead LED tricolor, anchor light, strobe
  • Deck hardware rebedded (includes prisms)
  • New mainsail preventer system, controlled from cockpit
  • New electric primary and secondary winches

Deck Equipment:

  • St. Croix dinghy davits (2013)
  • Maxwell 3500 windlass with new deck controls
  • 400' high test anchor chain (2013)
  • Rocna 125 lb anchor (2013)
  • 60 lb CQR with chain rode
  • Fortress FX55 with chain and nylon rode


Bimini, dodger, hatch covers, wheel covers all new in 2019 in Sunbrella


  • Achilles 12' RIB (2008)
  • 1995 Evinrude 25 hp outboard with transom mount at radar post
  • Safety gear, survival suits, PFD's (including new inflatables), tools, spares, fenders, dock lines, cleaning supplies etc.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. 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.


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Michael Beers
McMichael Yacht Brokers
447 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY, US
Office: 877-606-0401
Mobile: 718-764-7215