Name: Tara
Builder: TA CHIAO
Model: CT 56
Length: 56' 0" (17m)
Year Built / Refit: 1988
Engines: 1 x Ford Lehman 135-hp
Staterooms: 4
Flag: USA
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(LOCATION: Palmetto FL) The Ta Chaio CT56 Ketch is a big blue water sailing yacht with classic good looks, tons of room, and teak interior. She is built to carry you where you want to go comfortably, safely, and definitely in style.

She features a large deck with extended bow pulpit, anchor with chain, and windlass. The raised cabin has large windows and solar panels. The spacious aft cockpit has ample seating, pedestal with wheel. Sails and rigging includes: Heavy duty anodized aluminum spars including main mast and boom, mizzen mast and boom, stainless steel standing rigging, Main mast stepped on keel, In mast roller furling Mainsail excellent condition, Electric Main Hood furling system with controls at helm, Mizzen sail excellent condition, Hood manual furling mizzen, Furling genoa excellent condition, Hood roller furling system for mainsail, Spare genoa excellent condition, Furling staysail excellent condition, Hood roller furling system for staysail, Spinnaker pole mounted on main mast, Spinnaker sail in excellent condition, Two electric Barlow self tailing cockpit winches for the Genoa, Barlow self tailing winches on main and mizzen and cockpit. She is designed to look good and sail well with graceful lines and solid build. Algrip on the deck and hull and she is equipped with a 135-hp Ford Lehman diesel engine.

The saloon features a large curved settee to port, as well as generous storage, built-in bookcase and bar (with Uline refrigerator and icemaker) and galley access. The nav station and two rattan lounge chairs with ottomans are to starboard. There are two opening hatches in the main salon with screens, plus generous picture windows. A 42” flat screen TV and stereo MP3 ready with Bose speakers in saloon and in cockpit make the salon a perfect entertainment center at the dock or underway. Cabin soles throughout are teak and holly. Tara sleeps eight in private cabins and one more in semi-private comfort in a spacious layout with unique teak joinery and graceful, classic style combined with all the modern comforts.

Well equipped, she features a full electronics package that includes: Furuno 3D Navnet Radar,  GPS Plotter, fishfinder, depth sounder with 12” display, Furuno Autopilot, Furuno Wind speed and direction, Furuno AIS, Garmin VHF with base at nav station and remote microphone in cockpit; loud hailer mounted on mizzen, Compass, ICOM M800 SSB with external ground plate or KISS internal ground wire, KVH TracVision satellite system with Rapid Fire technology for TV, Panasonic Stereo MP3/Ipod ready w/Bose Speakers in saloon and cockpit, Panasonic 42 inch flat screen TV  with custom ceiling mount in saloon, Panasonic flat screen TV in Master Stateroom, and DVD player. Interior comfort is maintained by Cruise Air reverse cycle HVAC and offshore electrical power is provided by an Northern generator.

This CT-56 is designed for circumnavigation with the room to live aboard. Her classic style lends itself to reliving a time gone by. Call now for more information and to schedule a showing.