Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, California, US, 92106
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1977 Tayana 37

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1977
Length 37 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Ta Yang

37' Tayana 37 '77 "Night Heron"

$17,000 Price Reduction

NIGHT HERON has been superbly customized specifically for offshore single-handed sailing by an extremely knowledgeable sailor who has owned and enjoyed her for the last 23 years. Age and health issues have now forced him to move on and share his legacy with the next deserving owner.


Year Built 1977
Category Sail
Length Overall 41'2 ft
Length Of Deck 36'8 ft
Beam 11'9 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'5 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TYA370840877
Keel Full Keel
Min Draft 5'10 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 49 hp
Cruising Speed 5.7 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1800
Maximum Speed 6 kn
Range 1,035.70 mi
Fuel Tank Cap. 90 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Other
Water Tank Cap. 50 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tank Mat. Grp
Ballast 7000 lb
Displacement 22,500 lb
Bridge Clearance 60 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: 4-108
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 49hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Drive Type: Direct
Year: 1977
Engine Hours: 3,000

V-berth forward with custom Pullman entry. Bench to port and hanging locker to starboard. Moving aft, to port is the private head with hand-held shower and “comfort bowl” toilet.

Main salon features a U-shaped dinette to port that converts to a snug double berth and a settee to starboard. Nav station just aft of the settee followed by a quarter berth.

The U-shaped galley is to port of the companionway steps.

Large number of storage locations throughout. Headroom comfortable for people as tall as 6'5". Lots of handholds. LED lighting. Four solar-powered overhead fans.


Norcold 12V refrigeration (needs service)

2-burner Regal propane stove with oven

Pressure and manual sea water system

6-gal water heater (engine driven and 120V)

Solenoid for propane

Fiberglass propane tank

Electronics and Navigation

Wind speed and direction

Speed and distance logs

Depth sounder

Autopilot (inoperative)

Compass GPS

Chart plotter

Furuno radar

VHF radio on binnacle

Hand-held VHF radio

ICOM M710 SSB radio

ICOM M710 ham radio

Clock and barometer

Diesel tank level indicator

AM/FM, CD with cockpit and cabin speakers


12V DC and 110V AC

Heavy duty 12V lead-acid starter battery

(4) 6V AGM LongLife house batteries 420 amp hrs

Battery parallel switch

Newport battery charger

50’ shore power cord

Galvanic isolater

Extensive rewiring of 12V system


Custom bow platform

55-pound Spade anchor with 316' G40 5/16" HiTest

Fortress FX23 stern anchor

LoFrans – Tigres electric windlass

Dodger (starboard zipper needs repair)

Cockpit awning

Sail cover

Dodger cover


Avon dinghy with 5hp Nissan 2-stroke motor

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

LED running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder


Dinghy davits

Outboard mount

Radar reflector


Custom radar tower with tiltable Garhauer platform

Outboard engine lift

Anchor washdown pump

Anchor bridle

Stainless aft railing linked to stern pushpit

Fleming GLobal 501 windvane

Cockpit spotlight

Custom binnacle

Solid teak bowsprit

Chain plate knees (gussets) rebuilt with through-hull bolts and external backing plates


Actual LOA: 41’2”

Last bottom paint – 7/2020

Sails and Rigging

Manual soft boom vang

Wire standing rigging

Wood deck-stepped mast

Harken Ocean 300 series ball bearing mainsheet traveler

Mainsheet 6:1

Profurl 42 roller furling on headsail

Hood roller furling on staysail


 (5) Lewmar ST-30 two speed

 (2) ARCO ST-45 Genoa

 (3) small mast winches


 Genoa 440 sq. feet

 Staysail ca. 230 sq ft

 Mainsail ca. 330 sq ft (foot = 13'6", Luff = 44')

Optimized for single handing, all lines aft to cockpit (topping lift, main halyard, #1 and #2 reefing lines, traveler, furlers on Genoa and staysail), Dutchman boom brake Model 750 with dedicated ST30 Lewmar winch, Lazy Jacks,

Engine and Mechanical

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

Manual engine fire extinguishing

(1) manual and (2) electric bilge pumps

Wheel and tiller steering

Manual head

15-gal fiberglass holding tank

Accu-Heater 20,000 BTU (engine hot water heater)

Dickenson diesel heater 17,000 BTUs (Newly installed) with heating coil for heating water

Small 120 Volt electric heater


(3) life jackets

Fire extinguishers

Custom emergency tiller (stainless steel)


Horn and whistle


MOB pole

Other Features and Equipment

Custom V-Berth (semi-Pullman for easier entry)

Custom porthole over quarter berth

Fitted sheets for v-berth

Heavy duty factory davits available (not installed)

Outboard engine lift on radar pole

Port forward lifelines modified to simplify lifting dinghy onto foredeck

Mainsail and boom shortened on advice of Bob Perry to eliminate weather helm and improve safety in cockpit

Leece-Neville 90A alternator

Completed replacing about 50% of teak deck bungs

Interior varnish was stripped to bare wood and refinished (2008)


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.