The Perry-designed Tayanas, including the super popular Tayana 37
and the 52, were made in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
at the Ta Yang Yard. They do good work, I know, I used to have a T52 and have visited the yard. But when I asked them why the owners manual that came with each boat was only three pages long with just a couple of photos on it, they told me, "Don't worry! We build them all the same. But different!"
Try and find out which yard built the boat and, of course, have a detailed survey
done. A boat of that vintage will need a special look into the condition of the hull
for lamination or blisters
. Likely as not, you will be changing a lot of stuff like rigging
, seacocks, what about the engine
-original? Make a hard list of what needs to be replaced now, next year and in three years. Add it up and see if it is still a good deal.