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1981 Ta Shing Baba Panda 40

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1981
Length 40 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Ta Shing

40' Panda 40 '81 "Mandolin"

Get ready to cruise on a wonderful, seaworthy Baba/Panda 40. Built by the esteemed Ta Shing yard, MANDOLIN is ready to go. She is a Bob Perry-designed vessel and sails exceptionally well in all conditions and, as with all Ta Shing boats, she oozes quality with safe passage making in mind.

MANDOLIN has been meticulously maintained and upgraded over the years by the current knowledgeable owners who have paid particular attention to detail.

If you are planning an extended trip of any sort, MANDOLIN is a must see as she is ready to take you to any port of your dreams.


Year Built 1981
Category Sail
Length Overall 40 ft
Length Of Deck 40 ft
Beam 12'10 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'5 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID OSL400100481
Min Draft 6 ft
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 56 hp
Fuel Tank Cap. 75 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Water Tank Cap. 160 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless-steel
Ballast 12000 lb
Displacement 290,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH3E
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 56hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2001
Engine Hours: 1,738

Enter the companionway from the protected cockpit and find the well-appointed U-shaped galley on the port. To starboard is an enclosed stateroom with double quarter berth and dressing area with hanging locker and storage drawers. Forward of the aft stateroom is an aft-facing nav station. A settee is forward of the nav station on starboard, and across on port is a large dinette with seating for six-plus around a table with a beautiful wood-grain design. Forward of the dinette on port is the entrance to the large head with sink/vanity and separate shower with seat. Across from the head entrance is a diesel heater and hanging locker. Enter the forward stateroom and find another hanging locker on starboard with dressing seat and drawer storage. The roomy double V-berth has storage on both sides and sail storage underneath. Beautiful teak runs throughout the interior of this fine well-equipped vessel. Deck prisms add natural light down below and opening ports and deck hatches provide excellent ventilation.


Combined large 12V refrigeration and small cold plate freezer

Refrigerator cooling system (New 2017)

Refrigerator gaskets (New 2017)

Force10 3-burner propane stove/oven with broiler (New 2017)

Galley faucet (New 2017)

Manual fresh & saltwater foot pumps

Freshwater pump (New 2021)

Water heater (Runs off 110V shore power or engine coolant)

In addition to water heater above, there is an on-demand propane hot water heater with bypass valve manifold to use at anchor (2021)

Deep double stainless sink

(8) large cabinets and (8) drawers with ample storage for pots, pans, dishware, etc.

Galley countertops stripped and refinished with epoxy (2017)

Electronics and Navigation

Wind speed/direction (needs repair)

Depth sounder

W-H autopilot (compass replaced 2013)

Binnacle compass at helm

Garmin 220 GPS plotter at helm (monitor needs replacing)

Garmin 120 GPS at Nav Station (needs repair/replacing)

Furuno Radar

Horizon Spectrum VHF (salon & additional cockpit mic/control)

ICOM M710 SSB radio

Pactor Modem to link laptop to SSB

Monitor windvane and (3) paddles - (2) regular and (1) large light air paddle

Clock and barometer

AM/FM Stereo and CD player

Paper charts of Pacific


600 Ah house bank AGM Lifeline batteries (Nov. 2019)

Dedicated starter battery AGM Lifeline (Nov. 2019)

500W AC/DC inverter

Heart interface Link 20 dual bank battery monitoring system (2009)

Battery switches

Balmar 3-stage alternator regulator and 100A alternator installed on engine to charge batteries faster and more efficiently while engine running (2022) 

(2) 80W Solar Panels and Xantrex 35A regulator (2009)

Air-X Wind Generator (2009)

All LED lights inside


(3) anchors - 55lb Rocna Vulcan (2015), 45lb CQR, 15lb high tensile Danforth (2021)

300 ft. chain, inspected and re-galvanized (2015)

Approximately 200 feet spare chain and line

Dual anchor chain locker

Twin bow anchor rollers

Manual 2-speed windlass

Sampson Post

Full cockpit enclosure with bimini and dodger – needs repairs/replacing in some areas

Spray cloth around back of cockpit

Cockpit cushions

Full boat (boat kept covered when in slip)

Rail covers

Running lights on top of mast and on deck

Navigation lights (bow, stern, and mast)

Spreader lights

Steaming lights

LED Anchor light

High lifelines

Teak bow pulpit

Extended stern pulpit with solid stainless-steel rails

Fenders and dock lines

Custom built cockpit table that can be lowered to make cockpit berth

Stainless steel boarding ladder

Radar reflector

Teak decks – re-caulked 2018-2021

Boom gallows

Outside teak rails stripped and refinished 2018

(3) hatches (companionway, butterfly hatch, forward hatch) for excellent ventilation

Fresh water fill port and starboard

Diesel fill port

Head air vents

Cockpit drain hoses replaced 2020


Skeg hung rudder with fully protected prop

Bottom paint – 2 Coats in December 2021

Sails and Rigging

Standing rigging last replaced 2004, professionally inspected 2011

Aluminum boom

Aluminum keel-stepped single spreader mast

Whisker pole and track on mast (2009)

Chain plates (Inspected and re-bedded 2008)


 (2) Lewmar 48 Self tailing primary winches

 (2) Lewmar 30 Self tailing secondary winches

 (1) Lewmar 40 Self tailing mainsheet winch

 (3) mast winches

 Reefing winch on boom

Inner (cabin top) jib tracks

Outer (deck-mounted) genoa tracks


 Custom Hasse Fully battened main sail with two reefing points

 Custom Hasse Storm Trysail with separate track almost new

 Custom Hasse Genoa with Harken Roller Furling (new sun cover 2018)

 Custom Hasse Hank-on staysail with deck bag

 Light wind Gennaker

 Storm Jib (like new)

 Custom Hasse Rider sail (like new)

 Custom Hasse Asymmetrical Drifter Spinnaker in sock (like new)

Lazy jacks – Needs one frayed line replaced

Halyards and sheets (2009)

Spare halyards and lines

Engine and Mechanical

Max Prop 70mm folding Propeller

Cutlass bearing replaced (2017)

Racor secondary fuel filter

Two standard size 22lb propane tanks in cockpit tank locker

Propane solenoid shut off switch (2021)

Propane regulator and associated fittings (2021)

New heat/sound barrier lining to engine compartment (2022)

New exhaust riser and mixing elbow (2022)

New hoses from engine to exhaust elbow (2022)

New seals on heat changer (2022)

New raw water pump (2022)

New Balmar alternator/smart regulator (2022)

New starter (2021)

Forward and Aft automatic float switch bilge pumps and audible alarm for aft pump if engaged

Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Fuel transfer pump from main tank to diesel heater day tank, with switch to fill fuel filters

Water maker (2008) and membrane (2021) – 4gallons/hr

Dickenson Diesel Cabin Heater (rebuilt 2020) & New stainless steel heat shield installed behind Dickenson heater (2021)

3-speed heater fan (2021)

High wind diesel cabin heater H top vent (2021)

Baja style fuel filter


Life jackets

(4) portable fire extinguishers

Vacuum packed 4-person life raft with boarding platform and double insulated floor (needs to be renewed)

Emergency tiller handle 



High lifelines

Jack lines for port and starboard side to hook harness to while on deck at sea

Bosun’s chair and climbing harness

Other Features and Equipment

Log of repairs and upgrades, and binders with all manuals 

Extensive spare parts

(4) diesel 5-gal plastic jerry cans to carry extra fuel

Plastic privacy port light window covers

Screens for hatches and a few screens for port light windows

Magma flopper stopper to minimize roll at anchor

Additional Information

(8) salon settee cushions new 2021/22

Galley and head hoses replaced Dec 2021

Companionway stairs stripped and refinished 2019

Salon and galley floors stripped and refinished 2018

(4) thru hulls replaced and re-bedded 2017

Port-light gaskets all replaced 2009

Custom built security bars for forward hatch and cockpit entrance, so you can leave the boat open for airflow, but have it locked at the same time. (2009)


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.