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About Hvalodea



Model:  Tayana 55

Designer:  Peter Beeldsnijder, Netherlands

Shipyard:  Ta Yang, Taiwan

Year:  1988

Material:  Fiberglass

Hull:  Encapsulated keel with rudder skeg

Length:  58 feet

Width: 4.90 m

Depth: 2.30 m

Weight: 28 tons

Berths: 9 + 2 sofas

Toilets: 2


Price: AUD 333.000




  • A strong boat from when boats were made from good materials and fibreglass boats were molded solidly

  •  Keel molded in as part of the hull

  • Well maintained and renovated by professional boat builder

  • Very spacious and standing headroom of 2 meters

  • Heaps of light and fresh air from 18 portlights and 6 skylights

  • A very calm and comfy boat even in high seas

  • In February 2024, we did a brush up both inside and outside after 3,5 years of usage, so it's all ready for it's new owners to go sailing. 



  • Running rig changed in 2016

  • New sheets from 2022

  • New stays and terminals from 2021

  • Rig-steps in hard wood 

  • Mast: Kemp (later Selden) especially strong due to thick  alloy. Checked by danish rigger in 2020.

  • Furlex 44 furling system for genoa (2020)

  • 10 x well-functioning Lewmar winches. Manual. Two gears.  self tailing (1988)


  • Mainsail from 2019  (Dacron sail cloth) full length fibreglass battens and Ronson batten cars

  • Genoa from 2019 (Hydronet. This means that the fabric is reinforced with Dynema line, so the sail is incredibly strong, and will not be torn further if it gets a tear.

  •  The storm jib is from 1988, and we are quite amazed that it still holds up in all weather despite its age.

  • Large symmetrical Spinnaker always stored dry and warm available in Copenhagen


  •  Garmin 215i VHF DSC (2020)

  •  Garmin GMR Fantom 18 Radar (2020)

  • Garmin GPSMAP 8410xsv Plotter (2020)

  • Garmin Worldwide charts worldwide from 2020

  • Garmin gWind Wired (2020)

  • Garmin AIS 800 (2020)

  • Garmin Airmar P319 Sonar Transducer (2020)

  • NMEA 2000 cables connect the entire network (2020)

  • 4 pcs. Icom-m25 handheld VHFs (2023)




  • 4 cabins with a total of 9 berths 

  • Large master bedroom with double bed, sofa and plenty of storage

  • Sirocco II fans in all cabins, in the kitchen and in the workshop. 7 pcs.

  • Large saloon with sofa, table with storage and armchair with folding table

  • Solid teak floor boards (new satin varnish 2024)

  • Standing headroom - 2 metres

  • Heaps of storage and wardrobes in all cabins

  • With 18 new Lewmar portlights and 6 Goiot skylights, you get plenty of fresh air and light into the boat

  • New windows in tempered glass in the side of the superstructure/Coach roof (N.C. Bjerg, Kgs. Lyngby) (2018)

  • Chart table with wall-mounted stool

  • All the beautiful original lamps w. bulbs changed to LED in warm white. (2020)

  • Workshop with cupboards and work tables


  • Two toilets (Jabsco manual pump) (hoses changed in 2020)

  • Plenty of storage in the bathrooms

  • Outdoor shower on the transom

  • Option to reinstall showers indoors

  • Possibility to reinstall a third toilet that has been converted into a workshop

  • 100 L septic tank

  • Stainless steel sink with fresh water tap with electric pressure water pump


  • Freezer approx. 130 L

  • Refrigerator approx. 150  L

  • Stainless steel stove with oven and three gas burners by Seaward Hillarange (1988)

  • Two stainless steel kitchen sinks

  • Saltwater tap with manual foot pump

  • Fresh water tap with electric pressure water pump

  • Heaps of cupboard space

  • All equipment for cooking and eating for 10 people

  • Power outlet in kitchen




  • Stainless steel tanks for drinking water 900 liters (2 x 450 L)

  • Pressurized water pump, Par Max 4

  • Steel diesel tanks. 600 liters divided between 2 tanks

  • Schencker Zen 30 watermaker (2020) with new membrane from 2022 and new pump 2023. A number of extra filters are included.

Engine and propeller


  • New main engine. Ford 6.2NA 140 hp. 6 cylinder in a row. No turbo. (2021)

  • Engine hours approx. 2800.

  • Fixed propeller, 3 blade (Original 1988)

  • Fixed shaft

  • Shaft is laser measured and corrected in 2022

  • Hurth gearbox (1988)

  • Bow thruster of the brand QL (1988) Carbon brushes needs to be replaced.

Safety equipment 

  • EPIRB  Globalfix V4 (2020)

  • Iridium GO! Satellite unit with external antenna and extra SIM card (2022)

  • Life raft. Sea-Safe Offshore, 10 ps. (2020, inspected and repackaged at certified workshop in Tahiti 2023)

  • MOB lifebuoy + telescopic lifebuoy with solar light (2022)

  • Lifeline Lalizas

  • New sea rails from 2020 made by professional rigger

  • 7 x Safety lines for life jackets (2020) + deck line

  • 8 x Inflatable life jackets with light CrewSafe + 1 x Spinlock (2020) Serviced 2023

  • 5 x Fire extinguishers 1 kg ABC + 1 Maus Xtin fire extinguisher for engine room

  • Fire blanket

  • 1 x offshore emergency flare package and 1x coastal emergency flare package

  • 2 x Fire alarm

  • Bilge pump system with automatic sensor and additional alarm sensor (2020).

  • Searchlight 4500 Lumen

  • Well-stocked first aid kit

  • Manual Whale double bilge pump



  • All thru hulls below the waterline changed to bronze in 2020

  • The entire hull has been checked and painted its beautiful turquoise color in 2020. 

  • There is minimal osmosis in the primer - nothing detected in the fibreglass

  • Built-in keel

  • Solid hull in fiberglass

  • Rudder skeg that protects the rudder

Deck equipment

  • Elegant welded arch for solar panels in A4 stainless steel (2020)

  • The arch is welded and designed by the owner and attention has been paid to the details. The solar panels can be angled so you get full advantage of the sun. Cleaning the panels will also be easier.

  • Cockpit table made and designed by the owner himself. In real teak from Georg Stage's historic deck planks and A4 stainless steel.

  • Electric windlass Lofrans X3 (2021)

  • Rocna anchor 55 kg galvanized (2021) Newly galvanized (2024)

  • Anchor chain 87 meters 12 mm g43 (2021) Newly galvanized (2024)

  • Extra Danforth type anchor

  • Boom bag beige (2018)

  • Large beige sun sail that covers the entire cockpit in Sunbrella canvas (2021)

  • Smaller solar sail in Subrella (2022) with solar cells mounted on it (2023)

  • Suunto Compass (1988)

  • Cockpit and sunbed in teak (2022)

  • Large custom-made beige bean bag chair in UV-resistant Sunbrella fabric

  • Transom with bathing platform and long, sturdy ladder in stainless steel

  • Two stainless davits for lifting inflatable dinghy - wire changed to Dynema (2022)


Electrical installations

  • 230V with various outlets  and inverter power (new outlets and USB outlets)

  • Battery Charger (Shore power) incl. Inverter: Studer XPC-1400-12 (2020)

  • Victron Solar panels 2 x 270 W (2020)

  • Victron mppt charger between solar cells and batteries. (2020)

  • Victron Cyrix relay between the battery packs. (2020)

  • Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor  (2020)

  • Other brand 4 x 55 W solar panels (2022) + victron mppt charger between solar cells and batteries

  • Consumption package: 3 x carbon foam batteries of 200 amp. (2021)

  • Starter battery: 180 amp. regular lead battery.

  • Bow batteries (for bow thruster and windlass.) 2 x 100 amp. general Lead batteries.



  • (Could be included). AB inflatables inflatable boat in hypalon with double hull in fiberglass 12" Used, but works and holds air.

  • (Could be included: AB inflatables inflatable boat in hypalon with double hull in fiberglass 10" in good condition +Suzuki 6 hp 4 stroke (2018) + external tank) 

  • (Could be included) Yamaha 15 hp 2 stroke (2021) + external tank

  • (Could be included) Yamaha 2.5 hp. 4 stroke (Unknown year)

  • Anchors for both inflatable boats

  • Additional custom-made bronze rudder bearing (2022)

  • Floating anchor (2023)

  • Fenders

  • Lines

  • Bosun's Chair, Harken (2022)

  • Hammock (2020)

  • STORM STX SUP board L11'6" W32" (2020)

  • Speargun

  • Fishing rod with reel and extra Penn Senator fishing reel + lures, hooks etc.

  • An entire workshop with tools

  • Everything in shackles, buckles, rings, splitters, rivets, studs, fittings etc.

  • Spare parts and repair equipment for inflatable boats and outboard motors

  • All parts for engine service (filters, impeller etc.)

  • 3 x plastic jerry cans

  • 3 x Vacuum cleaners (Handheld, general household vacuum cleaners and Dewalt work vacuum cleaners) 

  • 2 x Wind-scoops for extra ventilation down in the boat

  • Mosquito nets for all 18 portlights

  • Several extra sheets and lines

  • The boat's original papers

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  • Has never run aground

  • Only one former owner so we know the boat's history.

  • All refits from 2016-2024 is made by a professional boat builder (owner)

  • Needs new  cushions for sofa and chair

  • Could use a new stove

  • No Autopilot (never had one, but can easily be installed)

  • Needs a new sprayhood - mostly for cosmetic reasons


Boatbuilder's comments


  • The bottom should be sanded down to the fiberglass because the many layers of bottom paint have accumulated over the years.

  • We have a cutout of the hull from when the bow thruster was installed. In that cut-out, it is clear to see that the "barrier layer", the first hand-laid quantity of fiberglass mats, has a higher percentage of resin. This is important to be able to see, as the barrier layer is crucial to whether a boat is at risk of osmosis or not.

  • If you are looking for a sailboat with features like a larger Hallberg Rassy, but at a lower price, then you can buy Hvalodea, a solidly classic with a center cockpit, strong hull and nice teak interiour

If you want to know more about Hvaldoea, you are more than welcome to call or email us 

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