Introducing the resplendent CUSTOM TASWELL 50’, “THE BEAR NECESSITIES”
Laid Up 1997 and worked on thru 1998, then shipped to owner in August 1998, received in September 1998, worked on until launched September 1999.
There is only one thing that compares to a brand Taswell 50’…and that is one that is custom fitted out, better than new, one that has been loved and professionally maintained, by exceptional and experienced owners who have spared no expense on this Taswell 50’, the Custom Built Sailing Vessel “THE BEAR NECESSITIES”.
The experienced and demanding owner, along with the artisans at the TaShing yard, had a distinctive aim – to have a custom Taswell 50’ yacht built, featuring beauty, grace and excellence in construction, combined with the best of sailing characteristics.
She is now offered on the brokerage market for you. The journey you dream of, will get you to the destination, in comfort, style and safety and with a lifetime of joyful and meaningful memories, on this GO ANYWHERE ULTRA YACHT, this QUEEN OF THE TASWELL FLEET.
The Taswell Series are amongst the most popular world class, long range sailing yachts and the knowledgeable owners of “THE BEAR NECESSITIES” have added factory built, customization to a yacht already deemed to be THE BEST in the sailing industry.
“THE BEAR NECESSITIES” is truly a TURNKEY thoroughbred, the most customized Taswell 50’ ever built, and she is the most completely equipped Taswell 50’, ever.
“THE BEAR NECESSITIES” has been designed for serious cruising with features for the cruising lifestyle, including a coveted elegant interior, designed by the owners, complete with custom crystal stemware, dinnerware, bed covers and rugs, and plenty of storage for all the spares and extras necessary for self contained cruising.
This yacht built upon the tradition, success and experience of one of the sailing worlds most prestigious yacht builders, with materials, craftsmanship, exquisite woodwork, and flawless joinery, combined in a safe, luxurious performance yacht, all of which was given the utmost priority by the world renown TaShing yard. It is structurally engineered and incorporates modern construction technology, providing safe, serious bluewater passagemaking.
The venerable “THE BEAR NECESSITIES”, is one of the most sturdy, commodious and beautiful yachts for ANYONE contemplating serious cruising, or the luxurious liveaboard lifestyle, and is now ready for your immediate inspection, and will surely prove that life should be a fun, grand adventure, wherever your dreams beckon.
TaShing has built into this magnificent yacht, contemporary performance and technology with traditional craftsmanship and detail, into one of the most luxurious sailing yachts on the market today. Well known as a world class yacht building facility, TaShing is known for building fiberglass sailing yachts of the highest quality, with a range of great designs, now complimented by this beautiful yacht.
“THE BEAR NECESSITIES” was custom built to the owners extremely precise and demanding requirements, she sports the ONLY double walk through version plus every custom feature most sailors can imagine. The owners in-depth knowledge, design concepts, and inspiring ideas were incorporated into this yacht. The owner traveled to the TaShing factory FOUR times, for a duration of over a month each visit, to insure that every single detail was built into and EXECUTED meeting or exceeding current standards. Featuring interiors finished with hand crafted fine woods, custom layouts, and elegant fabrics, has enabled the yard to establish an enviable reputation worldwide.
Designed by naval architect Bill Dixon of the British firm Angus S. Primrose, Ltd., in Hampshire England, the hull shape reflect current thinking and technology on a comfortable blend of performance and seaworthiness. The Taswell has a classic modern cruising profile above the waterline, moderate overhangs fore and aft, a good beam, relatively deep forefoot and a long straight keel, and a semi-balanced skeg hung rudder, makes this yacht perform with kindly motion in head seas and is easy to keep on a steady course…a perfect formula for a cruising yacht capable of long passages with a small crew.
“THE BEAR NECESSITIES” is an elegant and seaworthy performance cruiser with impeccable sailing characteristics in the harshest weather of the N. Atlantic, to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
This is your invitation to letting us enthrall you with a complete photo presentation of this stunning Custom Taswell 50’. Take your time viewing these photos and line drawings, as there are so many fine points and details to delight the most discerning yachtsman. They are considered an integral part of this listing.
“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that of us have, in our veins, the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.” ~ John F. Kennedy (9-14-1962)
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SOME OF THE SPECIAL FEATURES ARE:
1. She has a single level interior, NO UPS AND DOWNS as in the Oyster designs.
2. All sail handling is from the cockpit for SECURITY & SAFETY.
3. PROPER Forward facing navigation station in the most usable ships command center ever designed in this size yacht.
4. Custom Stainless Steel Radar Guard, mounted on a Questus hydraulic self leveling unit.
5. Antennae “farm”, with solar panels over the dinghy davits. KVH Track Vision G4 gyro stabilized antenna for direct TV or Dish Network, Iridium Phone, Raystar 125 GPS, New Ubiquity Titanium 2.4GHz Internet Radio W/15DB Omni Directional Antenna, Raymarine SR100 Serius Weather System, Interphase Sonar SE 200 Forward looking Sonar, sweeps 180 degrees.
6. Custom Hatch screens and blinds, with fans that Swing up to bring in more air - all with sliding white Lexan privacy shields.
7. Custom Sea Frost refrigerator/freezer system. 2-Complete refrigeration systems, one is 110Volt. 1-Engine driven system with plates installed in ceiling of Refrigerator/Freezer. A 3rd ENGEL, 12V-3amp unit mounted on deck which serves as a drink cooler, also serves as a freezer while defrosting other units and goes to 18 degrees below Centegrade.
8. Lots of MOB Safety equipment. Throw Ring, MOB on E120 to lock in GPS location of where someone went overboard. Yellow Webbing Jacklines, Inflatable vests. MOB retrieval system built into underside of boom, running back to a #58 electric winch to haul up an injured or wet crewmember.
9. Lots of spares of every type to keep you running. Easily over $40,000 worth of spares, including a spare motor for the bow thruster.
10. Dual autopilots – 1 Hydraulic, 1-Electric, each with it’s own course computer, 2 Fluxgate Compasses & 1-GPS which can feed either Autopilot. 3-Additional GPS units, 2-handheld & 1-new Garmin unit, in the box, never installed.
11. Rugs throughout are custom made from Belgium, 1.5 million stitches per sq. yard material.
12. Custom crystal locker with wine, champagne, highball and water service for 12, & China dinnerware Service, Sterling Silver Flatware for 8.
13. Cell phone tower amplifier, boosts to top of mast & rebroadcasts, giving you approximately 30 mile cell phone range offshore.
Headroom is 6’5” or better, throughout the boat and storage capacity can only be noted as “incredible”. Beautiful first class workmanship in hand selected teak, sanded and treated to a smooth satin finish, with high gloss finish on all trim. The floor is teak and holly with 10 coats of Epoxy, varnished to a glossy hue, covered with custom Belgium rugs, accenting specific areas. The overhead throughout is perforated Majilite fabric in a champagne color, with varnished teak battens, custom built and installed for easy drop-down overhead, in all areas.
All doors are beveled and hand fitted, all hanging lockers are lighted and cedar lined and are equipped with louvered or vented doors. Overhead lighting is done with beautiful Cantalupi fixtures, as well as many fluorescent fixtures in appropriate places and tasteful brass reading lamps, 2 in forward cabin, 4 in the main saloon and 4 in the aft cabin.
The upholstery has been upgraded to high grade custom, 300,000 double rub upholstery, (most upholstery is 15,000 double rubs.) in a beautiful Hunter Green, which is accented throughout the yacht. There are white curtains trimmed in green, lined with “black out” fabric in the main saloon and custom “black out” port covers, trimmed in green, in the staterooms etc.
There are custom teak handholds mounted throughout for additional safety whilst underway, most notably over the main dinette, where you will find handholds designed into the table lighting unit. Forward berth and saloon settees have lee-cloths.
“THE BEAR NECESSITIES” features private accommodations for two couples in separate cabins, plus a settee berth and sleeps up to five people in accommodations with the forward cabin, main salon and owners quarter berth cabin.
FORWARD STORAGE/WORKSHOP AREA:
Starting most forward, with access from a 30” x 30” overhead hatch, as well as through a large door in the forward area leading to the centerline forward -Berth shower and bathroom suite. There is a divided chain locker, outboard louvered lockers and cabinets, shelving, swing out work seat, work surface to starboard and center. Both to port & starboard, just forward of the shower bulkhead, there are 2 large lockers (1-each side) with access from the workshop. On the portside of the workroom, there is a sail storage area.
The knowledgeable liveaboard cruising yachtsman, knows well, how necessary an actual workshop is, for comfortable long-term cruising. With the abundant storage for spares, ships “fluids”, work surface, the cruising sailor has ONE place in which to find those emergency necessities and ONE place, in an air conditioned atmosphere, to work on those constant boating projects.
Next aft is the large guest bath/head suite, with a roomy molded in, one piece centerline, shower stall with Lexan doors, teak underfoot grating for safety and shower sump pump. The bulkheads are white Formica, trimmed in beautiful teak and the head features an oval Stainless Steel sink on Corian countertop, a large teak trimmed mirror, electric marine toilet and good lighting and ventilation. The head is ventilated with 2 opening stainless steel portlights and weatherproof dorade. There is a locker under the sink and outboard, as well as shelf with fiddles and lockers outboard of the toilet with fiddled shelving above.
Next aft is the forward guest suite sleeping area with a large full sized Pullman berth to port with louvered lockers outboard, opening port, overhead dorade and reading lights. At the foot of the bed, there are two large louvered storage lockers on the forward bulkhead. Also, you will note, a bank of large storage drawers under the Pullman berth. To starboard, it is notable that the owner has designed into this custom guest suite, a wonderful vanity/desk area that is nearly as large as most yachts navigation stations. There is a swing out seat with comfortable back, on S.S. arms. A large mirrored locker in front of the seat, a large louvered cabinet just aft of the chair, and forward of the chair, is a large double louvered hanging locker. Overhead dorade, teak trimmed mirror, 110 V. crystal ships lamp on custom teak corbel AND, the desktop opens to hold all of your necessities.
This forward suite is truly designed for the comfort and convenience, that ships guests on this class of yacht would expect and enjoy.
Amidships is the main salon which features a luxurious, satin varnished all teak interior. The mast is surrounded by a custom curved teak cover, all in furniture grade teak. The front side of the mast, which is in the forward cabin, has an opening door to access to anti-syphoning valves for forward head and shower. In the main saloon, there is a door to the mast which accesses mast wiring, all of which goes to terminal strips and all terminal strips are labeled. None of the wiring has to be cut nor removed when the mast is taken out, which makes re-stepping the mast and getting the wiring to properly work, a simple matter of just reconnecting it.
Just to port of the mast is a beautiful large Crystal cabinet with cut, beveled glass door and cut, beveled glass window, on the port side of the cabinet. Inside are plexiglass shelves routed to fit the base of each piece of crystal and with locks for the ships 12-person crystal champagne, wine, highball and water glasses, all of which convey. The teak locker door under, holds the fine white, gold trimmed, 8-person china service, all of which is stored in zippered, padded bags, with non-skid between. This area was specifically chosen to store these magnificent dinner settings, as it is on centerline where there is less motion whilst offshore.
Outboard to port, is the large, comfortable “convertible” settee with luxurious “body shaped” back cushions. There are TWO beautiful teak tables, one rectangular shaped for cocktail and hors d’ouvres, the other is a much larger dining table and is curved at the aft end and both use the S.S. adjustable mount beneath. Both tables, as well as the overhead lighting feature, have a teak “starburst” design and a holly inlay that encircles the starburst design. There is a large storage area behind the main companionway stairs with a dedicated compartment to safely and securely hold the dining table when isn’t in use, plus a large trash pull out bin.
On centerline, to starboard, is the second dining/seating couch, with removable back and built in handholds, for security while moving fore and aft, while underway.
Overhead of the dining table is a large teak custom designed lighting feature, with a "starburst" design and a holly inlay that encircles the starburst design. There are 6, built in Cantalupi LED lighting fixtures, theatre rope lighting above and behind, and hand-hold cut-outs for safety.
Outboard to port and most forward, is a double louvered door with storage behind, followed by a cubby alcove with 2 stainless steel opening ports, 2 brass reading lights above and on either side and a 22" fluorescent light over the ports. There is an additional louvered locker aft, which holds the flat screen TV, which is mounted on an innovative fold up/down platform, which gives you access to a large storage locker, while the TV is secured in it’s “up” position. Below this locker, is yet another storage cabinet. The ships 3-ring binders, filled with every brochure, system information and more, are located behind the center cushions in a locker .
In the ceiling at the center of the port settee, there is a 76” pull down, theatre big screen, for watching movies with the built in projection system. There are 14-multiple speakers for the BOSE surround sound, including 1-non powered and 1-powered sub woofer.
The starboard side of the main saloon has two electric 13-position, custom designed Flexsteel Ultra-Leather recliners, in Hunter Green. Outboard forward, there is a large louvered teak locker with fiddled shelf under. Next aft is the alcove where there are 2-S.S. opening ports, 2 brass ships reading lights, and the Plus-System-1700, ANSI-LUMEN projector for viewing DVD’s. Over the 2-opening ports, there is a 22" fluorescent light, which lights the entire alcove area. Between the seats is a “V” shaped, hinged top-opening liquor/wine locker, that holds over a dozen bottles in secure and separated storage.
Behind the chairs are additional storage lockers and the yacht’s controls for the entertainment equipment and sound systems.
There are Italian Cantalupi LED lights throughout, brass reading lights and on the main saloon starboard bulkhead, you’ll find a BEAUTIFUL brass, Danish, E.S. Sorenson gimballed Paraffin Globe lamp. There is courtesy lighting throughout, as well as red “night vision” lighting.
There are green trimmed, white curtains with black-out lining, which run the full length of the main saloon on the cabin house, as far back as the chart table to port and clear through the galley to starboard. The valances have “theater rope lighting”, above and below ports.
All S.S. 316 Hood opening ports have TRUE, traditional, ocean-going” offshore port “dogs” for security and the best possible seal for an opening port. All 6 overhead dorades throughout the boat, have louvered teak covers with sliding vents to easily open or close the dorades. In addition, there are offshore safety sea plugs which screw in below, as well as the S.S. covers which replace the dorades, so that they are sealed from above, even in the fiercest conditions such that no water can come in through the dorades. There are handrails under-cabin house ports the entire length of the boat for safety, as well as cut out handholds throughout the boat at counter top height.
All 7 overhead hatches are Hood 316 Stainless Steel and have sliding screens, privacy shields and exterior white with Hunter green trimmed padded hatch covers. They are also fitted with a novel and useful, fold up fan, so that when the hatch is open, the fans take the place of cumbersome wind scoops to ventilate the boat.
The floors are teak and holly and underneath, house the ships equipment, through-hulls, valves and PVC conduit, which runs throughout the boat, with messengers. All batteries are bolted to the floor, using Lexan strips across them, to secure them in heavy seas.
SHIPS NAVIGATION/COMMAND CENTER
Directly aft of the main salon and to port, is the ships command center, in a proper offshore, forward facing designed navigation station. Here we have a huge forward facing chart table, with an additional shelf and work area to port, creating an “L” shaped navigation area with tremendous room for an exceptional compliment of navigation and electronic equipment for easy use while navigating.
The large nav table/desk, which can hold real sized navigational charts also has an under the desk, slide-out for the wireless computer keyboard. The Captains Chair is a comfortable contoured, swivel style arm chair, with teak arm rests, mounted on a stainless steel pedestal, for comfort while navigating in offshore sailing conditions. Above and outboard there is one deck prism, for added light.
There are 2-generous storage lockers under the desk top and beside the Captains chair, 3-large doors under the nav station half-bulkhead and a large louvered cabinet, outboard and above the Captains chair. Above the desktop, forward and to port, is yet another locker where the scanner is mounted on a hinged door, and just aft of scanner in the alcove is where the printer is located, almost directly under the deck prism. The interior port side line drawing shows this area well. Just forward is the ships brass clock and brass barometer.
There is a custom built 12V computer, entirely built and designed for THIS YACHT, with wireless mouse, wireless keyboard and external speakers. Included, are many Navionics charts for the Caribbean and East Coast of the U.S., some still in original packaging, which work with the E120 display, and the Navionics charts may be plugged into the small unit under the computer and shown on the computer display. The computer and the E120 display are linked together via an Ethernet cable, which allows you to view all of your chartings from below at the navigation station, and then upload it all, to the E120 in the cockpit.
Also, there are traditional paper charts of the Caribbean and East Coast, which are rolled and stored behind the curtains in the navigation station, none of which have ever been used, but are there in case electronics should fail.
To starboard of the Captains chair, under the companionway, just aft of the top stair, is an extensive opening electrical panel with labeled switches, gauges and meters. There are 3-bottom hinges on the panel for easy access to all wiring and connectors and this area has been fitted with lighting for easy viewing of wiring systems. This electrical panel is covered with a thick clear, hinged Lexan door to protect the panel. Below are two opening doors which provide one of six doors for great engine room access.
Aft of the Captains chair and navigation center, there is a large, walk-through louvered door, which leads to the Captains suite aft head, which will be described further, under “Captains Aft Stateroom Suite”. In the listing broker’s opinion, having been formed by 15 years of living aboard and sailing over 60,000 offshore miles, this feature is one of the most desirable in a cruising yacht. There will be times, whether at dock or offshore, when it will be necessary to be wearing foul weather gear. Being able to come down below, enter a head area and drop off salty wet gear, immediately aft of the companionway stairs, without going thru the main living areas or galley area of a yacht, is simply the best solution. In addition, the access to the aft head, provides the night watch the ability co come down, and use the head, without disturbing sleeping crew members in the aft or forward cabin.
To starboard of the centerline companionway with safety curved teak steps, fitted with nautical non-skid, you will find the classic, more than offshore-safe galley, that will delight the gourmet cook, whether at sea or dockside. The companionway steps also have hand-hold cut outs on the ladder sides for safety. Countertops are a light gray granite looking Corian. There are teak fiddles on work surfaces with higher fiddles with hand-hold cut outs on the forward curved cabinet and at the forward end of the sink.
Most notable, just forward of the galley sinks and outboard is a large curved cabinet which stores dry goods, enough storage for VERY extended cruising. This storage is in addition to the incredible galley lockers and storage areas aboard “THE BEAR NECESSITIES”.
Inside this large lighted cabinet, there are 3 areas for your galley stores and provisions. The first is the top pullout shelf that is a GENEROUS 48” deep and 25” wide. The shelves are deep but also have higher sides that drop down, to allow easy removal from the front and to, to keep goods secure. The 2nd pull out shelf is 40” deep x 25” wide and both shelves have large bolt locks for safety at sea. The 3rd bottom storage area is 30” deep by 25” wide. In total, this equals 8 ½ feet x 7 ½ feet of storage for canned, boxed and glass food goods, more storage than in most land based, home kitchens.
Next aft is a bank of four large pullout drawers, with the top drawer having cutout areas, separating knives, forks and spoons. Above the counter is a large double louvered door, with access to a good sized 2-tiered storage area. There is a Thin Lite over the cabinet with a custom teak “eye-shield” in front, to prevent glare. All drawers and lockers in the galley are lined with white formica.
The stove alcove is next and there you will note a beautiful, gimballed 3-burner, Force 10 oven with broiler and a large S.S. safety bar across the front. There is large pot and pan storage under. And overhead of the stove, is a louvered, double sliding door with another storage cabinet. Above the stove, is a custom built-in “Vent-a-hood”, with engine room type blower and special venting built in which pushes the cooking air and smoke out of the stern of the boat….no drifting odors coming back in at the ports or in the cockpit. The “on” switch is next to the “Vent-a-hood”, right next to the Fireboy propane sensing system which will shut down the propane system if there is a leak.
Further aft of the stove is a large work surface, with top loading access to both the refrigerator and freezer. There are also two, “traditional” heavy front opening doors to the fridge/freezer with double seals on both doors, such that you do not have to unload the top half of the fridge or feezer, to access the bottom. Above are temperature gauges and controls for the refrigeration system, which is a custom designed and totally custom installed, dual Sea Frost system. One system is engine driven and one is 110V for use while at dock, or while running the generator. There are 3 large capacity plates, 2 plates for the freezer, 1 for the refrigerator and both are mounted in the ceiling of the refrigerator and freezer with an additional side mounted plate in the freezer.
At countertop, above fridge/freezer, there are temperature gauges for both the refridgerator and freezer. Also, 2 switches are located here, which are light switches for the fridge/freezer and should the lights inadvertently be left on inside the units, a red warning light glows to alert the chef. Above the counter, there are additionally, 2-large louvered sliding doors with more storage access. Mounted above is another Tin Lite fluorescent light with teak glare guard.
The “cat’s pajamas” for the serious gourmet cook, aside from the tremendous food and equipment storage for the galley, is the spice rack which takes up the aft galley bulkhead above the freezer. In the sailing world, this ground-breaking design is often the center of conversations amongst visiting chefs onboard “THE BEAR NECESSITIES”. The spice rack is a 3-tiered double unit, with storage on the outside, then when swung open, 2 more, 3-tiered storage areas are revealed on the backside.
Again, the photos will show the size and number of spices currently onboard. If French, Indonesian, Chinese, American, Latin or Caribbean fare cross your taste buds, all can be onboard and readily on hand, for your cooking adventures.
Aft of the spice race is a teak insert in the front of the icemaker door which opens to a large ice maker, which makes 25#’s of ice per day. The louvered door under, is the air intake and exhaust, for the ice maker compressor.
Inboard, starting forward in the galley, are 2-extra deep polished stainless steel sinks. Forward under the front sink, is a 45 degree angled tip-out S.S. bin, with chain stops for storage of cleaning materials. Directly under sinks are double doors with additional storage and above the aft sink, there is a trapezoidal shaped area, which holds the Corian sink covers, along with BBQ skewers, zip lock bags etc. Aft on counter top, is a teak soap holder, a custom built in knife holder, which swings up for access to the knives and swings down, to keep them in place while underway, teak paper towel holde, teak dish towel bar above and fluorescent Thin Lite over with teak fiddle in front, to reduce glare.
There is a single lever, hot and cold pressure water faucet plus 2-in sink, foot pumped, water faucets. One is a salt water faucet, the other is dual purpose, 1 being a fresh water foot pump, the second use is for draining off the first water made out of the 1,000 gallon per day watermaker, which often has an odor, but here, is kept from going directly into the ships water tanks, until it is confirmed to be clear and odorless.
Under the counter, aft of the sinks are 2-good sized drawers, currently used for dish towel storage etc. Under those drawers, is a louvered door with a fan inside, to cool the 110V compressor and allow access to the compressor.
Aft of the drawers are 2 more access doors, a total of 4-access doors to the engine, plus 1-engine access door in front of the engine and 1-engine room door aft of the engine, allowing maximum engine room access.
Over the first set of engine room doors, there is a built in microwave and over that, is one very large louvered, storage cabinet with fiddled shelf. Most aft in the galley, on the sink side and above the 2nd set of engine room access doors, are two large double louvered doors with ample storage area with 1-shelf and fiddles.
There is great ventilation and lighting for the entire galley with the installed Thin Lites and 3-S.S. opening ports, plus the Cantalupi LED overhead lights, front and aft.
With all of the workspaces and storage areas in this beautiful galley, cooking and then dining becomes an art in the world of cruising.
OWNER/CAPTAIN’S AFT MASTER SUITE:
Moving aft of the galley, thru a beautiful arched and louvered door you will enter the Owner/Captains aft Master Suite. There is access to this suite, on both the port and starboard with the 2nd matching door, being directly aft of the Navigation/Command center and accessing the walk-thru aft stateroom head, which is an integral “livability” and comfort factor in this large aft cabin.
First and outboard, there is a full sized, double louvered door hanging closet that is lighted as well as lined in aromatic cedar. Next is a comfortable sofa in Hunter Green with wrap around shelf behind. Above is a S.S. port with tip out fan, for bringing in more air, than simply opening a port. There are white port covers trimmed in green, lined with “black out” fabric on all the aft cabin ports.
There is a brass reading light on the bulkhead forward and a BEAUTIFUL crystal 110V lamp on a custom built teak corbel on the port bulkhead. The lampshade compliments the gorgeous custom queen bed spread and the multiple decorator pillows. The sofa and lighting are duplicated on the port side of this large master cabin.
The queen bed has a 2” Temperpedic Mattress over a 6” custom innerspring mattress with a pillow top mattress cover over, making for the softest and most luxurious sleeping berth on an offshore sailing yacht. With the alcove at the head of the bed and the two settees to port and starboard, the aft stateroom makes for a comfortable and safe sea-berth.
There are 2-opening S.S. ports aft, which is the forward, pillow area of the berth, 2-brass reading lights and then the duplicate sofa, per the description above, for the port side. Next forward, is yet another large lighted, louvered, cedar lined, full length storage locker.
To port, starboard and under the berth and, are louvered vents and A/C air vents.
On centerline, at the foot of the berth, the aft stateroom forward bulkhead is graced with a beautiful dressing table with 2-lift tops, on the right and left side and 4-large drawers under. The large teak trimmed light has a 22” Thin Lite, with teak valance which lessens eye-glare. Behind this removable dressing table, is yet another large door into the engine room.
Above there is a large overhead hatch, Cantaloupi lighting, 2-additional dorades, all which enhance the ventilation, light and the wide open feel of this exceptional aft stateroom.
Just aft of the nav station and to port of the companionway in the walk-through to the master Captains Suite, is the owners private head, with separate shower over a teak grate with Lexan door, shower sump pump, oval S.S. washbasin and Corian counter top. Teak trimmed white Formica laminate bulkheads for an easy to clean, wipe down head. Note also that the 2-teak entrance doors to the aft head, both behind the nav station and in the stateroom, are custom fitted with white Formica laminate on the inside of the head area.
In the shower area, there is a good sized “STARBOARD” seating area with storage locker over, and an opening SS. Port. In front of the shower seat and installed outboard, there are 2-large opening doors, which reveal the built in combination Splendid brand, washer/dryer. Under the washer/dryer, there is a large locker for storing laundry detergent.
Moving aft thru the shower, is the toilet and basin area, with storage under the sink, 2-mirrored hinged doors that open to storage over the sink and opening S.S. port. There is a hinged teak trimmed “fold down” seat, over the head, which stores on the bulkhead in that area and 2-towel lockers above.
In essence, with the large forward guest suite and the Owner/Captains Aft Master Suite, “THE BEAR NECESSITIES” has two large “master suites”, one forward and one aft.
Below, there are 6 dorades and 22 Hood 316 S.S. opening ports with screens, and all have curtains for privacy. There are 7 opening deck hatches, plus the companionway hatch, with screens, which provide a tremendous amount of light and superior cross ventilation. Below deck ventilation far surpasses the standards in the industry.
Light Gray Corian Countertops W/Fiddles Completely Surrounding Galley & 4-Cut Out Handholds In Fiddles @ Fwd. End Of Galley
Large Lighted Curved Cabinet W/3-Areas For Galley Stores/Provisions =’s 8½‘Feet x 7½ Feet Of Provision Storage
Thin Lites W/Custom Teak “EYE-SHIELD”, Glare Protector Valances
Over The Counter Custom Cabinetry
Large Dry Storage Locker
Multiple Large Pullout Storage Drawers
Louvered Storage Cabinets
All Drawers & Lockers In Galley, Lined W/White Formica
3-Burner Gimballed S.S. Force 10 Gimbaled Stove W/Oven & Broiler
Custom Built-In “Vent-a-hood” W/Engine Room Type Blower
Xantrax Fireboy Propane Sensing System
Hot & Cold Pressure Water in Galley, Heads & Stern Outside Shower
Fresh Water & Salt Water Foot Pump In Galley
2-Large, Extra Deep Polished Stainless Steel Sinks
Single Lever Hot & Cold Pressure Water Faucet
2-In Sink, Foot Pumped, Water Faucets. 1-Salt Water, 1-Dual Purpose Per Galley Description
Corian Sink Covers, Which Store In A Custom Trapezoidal Cabinet Over Sinks
Teak Soap Holder
Locker Under Sink Unit
Totally Custom Designed & Custom Installed, Dual Sea Frost Fridge/Freezer Systems, 1-Engine Driven, 1-110V
Top Loading Access To Both Refrigerator & Freezer
2-“Traditional” Heavy Duty Front Opening Fridge/Freezer Doors To Both Doors W/Double Seals
3-Lg. Capacity Plates, 2-For freezer, 1-For Refrigerator, Both Mounted In Ceiling Of Fridge/Freezer, 1-Side Mounted Plate In Freezer
Lighted Fridge/Freezer compartments
Temperature Gauges & Controls For The Refrigeration System
Ground-Breaking Designed 3-Tiered Double Unit, Swing Out Spice Rack
Icemaker (25#’s Ice Per Day (New 2015)
Custom Built In Knife Holder
Teak Paper Towel Holder
Teak Dish Towel Bar
Built In Panasonic Microwave
3-S.S. Opening Ports
Cantalupi LED Overhead Lights Front & Aft
11 Gal. S.S. Hot Water Tank (New-2016)
1-Electric Raymarine Type 100/300 Autopilot
1-Hydraulic Raymarine S3G Smart Pilot Course
Computer Autopilot (2008
Custom Built Switch Pilot For Switching Between The Hydraulic and Electric Autopilot
Raymarine 48 Mile Radar
Raymarine Smart Pilot ST8002 Autopilot Controller In Cockpit
Autohelm, Autopilot Controller @ Navigation Center
2-Raymarine Flux Gate Compasses
1-5” Ritchie Globemaster Compass @ Cockpit
Raymarine SR100 Sirius Weather System
Raystar 125 Raymarine GPS
Smart Radio SR161/SR162 AIS Receiver
Interphase SE200 - 2-Pod, 180 Degree Forward Bearing Sonar
Custom Built 12V Computer (2008)
Raymarine RNSV6.0 Navigation Software For The Computer
Wireless Computer Keyboard
Wired Keyboard As Spare
Wired Mouse As Spare
VISIONEER Strobe XP100 Scanner
HP 460 Printer
Navionics Charts For Caribbean & U.S., East Coast
E120 Chart Plotting Display-Main Nav System On Boat (2011)
Traditional Paper Charts For Caribbean & U.S. East Coast
1-Magellan XL1200 Handheld GPS
1-Garmin 48 Handheld GPS
1-GPS MAP 76CX Handheld GPS (New In Box)
1-Garmin GA29 GPS Antenna Pole/Flush Mount (New In Box)
1-Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS (2008)
Raymarine ST80 System
Cell Phone Tower Amplifier For 30 Mile Coverage
Icom 802 Ham Radio/SSB W/ICOM SP-24 External Speaker
Cooper Mesh Counterpoise Embedded Throughout The Hull For SSB
Standard Horizon VHF Gx3000S W/2-Mics, 1-Helm Mounted
ICOM, IC-M802 Handheld VHF @ Nav Station
W/Wall Mounted Charger & Spare Battery (2008)
ICOM, IC-M72 Handheld VHF @ Nav Station
2-Loud Hailers, Mast Mounted, Operated From Mic @ Helm
Raymarine ST60 Wind Speed/Wind Vane System
Kiss Wind Generator (2008)
Custom Stereo With:
Technics RS-TR474 Stereo Cassette Deck
Panasonic DVD-C220D Video/CD/DVD Player
Plus Corp. U2-1130 DLP1700 Ansi-Lumen Projector Fed By Focus Corporation Quad10 Pro Line Quadroupler, Projected To 76” Drop Down
Big Screen, KVH Trackvision G4 Satellite Receiver Bose Acoustimass-10 Home Theatre Speaker System & An Additional Powered Subwoofer.
19” Samsung LCD TV
Iridium Satellite Phone W/Handset Or External Hands-Free Mic & Speaker
New Pair Gyro Stabilized Waterproof Binoculars
7-Position WEMA Fuel & Water Tank Gauges
Chelsea Ships Brass Clock
Chelsea Brass Barometer
International Code Flag Set
Ubiquity 204GHz Titanium Internet Radio
Linksys Wireless Router
Linksys PSUS4 Print Server
Serial 2 Ethernet Converter
USB 2.0 Manual Share Switch Hub
Lifeline AGM Batteries, 6-8G House 1350 Ah, 2-4D Engine Start 360 Ah, 2-8G27 For Dingy 150Ah
WELLS Battery Combiner
Xantrex Marine 30 – 130-Amp Carger/Inverter
Westerbeke 12KW Diesel Generator W/2441 Eng. Hrs.
Generator Has Both Mechanical & Electronic Regulation
Link 2000R Battery Monitoring System W/1-Complete Spare System In The Box
Decklights On Bow
4-Spreader Deck Lights, 2-Facing Aft, 2-Facing Forward
International Navigation & Steaming Lights
Tri-Anchor Strobe Light
Nav Station Lights
Red LED Courtesy Lights Throughout
Interior Valance Lighting
Lighted Interior Lockers
2-Cockpit Ceiling, Red & White
BBQ Grill Light For Night Cooking
110 Volt Outlet, Under Starboard Stern Seat For BBQ Rotisserie
Fans Mounted @ Ea. HatchThroughout, 2-Swing Out Fans @ Aft Cabin Ports
2-50 Amp 110V Inlets @ Stern Of Boat
2-75’ - 50 Amp Shore Power Chords
WEMA 7-Position Gauge System For Fuel, Water & Holding Tanks
2-Electric Par Jabsco Heads
2-Backup Alpha AlternatorRegulators
2-130 Amp Heir Heavy Duty Interchangeable Alternators, 1-On Each Engine W/ZAP Stops
2nd Set Of Gauges & Stop/Start Switches For Generator Mounted On Electrical Panel
Outback Power System Solar Controller
Kiss Wind Generator Controller
Bilge Pump Monitoring System For Rule 3500 Pump W/Backup Spare Rule 1500 Pump
The topsides of “BEAR NECESSITIES”, features a large unobstructed deck and cabin top. Safe & secure deck work is ensured with raised bulwarks, double fastened, extra heavy stanchion bases with double lifelines, teak handrails on coachroof and heavy stainless steel mast guards.
The large and comfortable cockpit is self bailing with oversized scuppers, designed for heavy weather sailing. All lines are led aft to cockpit for safety and ease of sail handling Excellent visibility from all positions is consistent with the proven offshore capability that the sailing world expects from a serious bluewater yacht and with the renown quality and proven reputation of Taswell yachts.
Hull color is white and the double boot stripes are a deep rich Hunter Green, with additional green and gold stripping at the waterline, which is complimented throughout “THE BEAR NECESSITIES”, both in the interior decorating features and on the Stamoid covers, on the exterior, as well as matching Sunbrella roller furling covers.
With the immense inventory and custom features below and topsides, it’s nearly impossible to list every item, though we’ve done our best. If there are specific items or questions that you’d like to know about, please do not hesitate to contact the LISTING BROKER, who will make EVERY attempt to inform, clarify and research.
New Custom Mast & Boom To Accommodate New Boom Mainsail Furling System
6-Hood Dorades On Teak Dorade Boxes W/S.S. Guards
7-Hood Opening Hatches W/Screens & Privacy Shields
22-Hood 316 S.S. Opening, Screened Ports
Open, European Type Bow Pulpit For Bow Boarding, W/Teak Seat/Step & Dual Sunbrella Bags W/Pockets, Mounted On S.S. Bow Rails For Storage of Snubbers W/2-S.S. Claws & Anchor Marker Float W/7600# Line
Custom Stainless Steel Stern Posts, 1-For KISS Wind Generator, 1-For Antenna Farm
6- Custom S.S. Fender Holders Mounted On, Dinghy Davits And Stern Railing
Liferaft Mounted On S.S.
Liferaft Mounted On S.S. Horizontal Launch System Type Custom S.S. Holder W/Swing-Out, & Launch System
Custom S.S. Rail Mounts For Extensive Jerry Cans, All W/Hunter Green Trimmed Stamoid Canvas, W/S.S. Chain Security System
Double Lifelines On S.S. Stanchions, From Mid-Ship, Forward
Double 316, 11-Gauge S.S. Solid Lifelines, From Midship, Aft
2-Opening Side Gates Amidships, Port & Starboard
Oversized Forward, Aft & Mid-ship Cleats
Custom Oversized Cleats @ Sugarscoop, For Dingy Tie-off
Custom S.S. Sacrificial Stern Protector Inbedded Into Sugarscoop
Custom Installed Dual Backstays, 1-Insulated For Single Sideband, Both Mounted At The Bottom Of The Stern Sugarscoop, Providing A More Open Aft Deck Area
Custom EdsonTeak Wheel W/30 Coats Of Bristol W/Teak Grate Under
Fiberglass Hard Bimini And Hard Dodger W/Complete, Removable, Total Enclosure, W/G.E. MR10 "Mar Resistant, Guaranteed NOT To Yellow, Crack Or Craze, For 10 Years) 1/8” Lexan
2-Thin lite Flourescent Red & White Lights In Bimini
2-Overhead Bimini Windows To Enable Viewing Of Sail Shape & Wind Vane @ Top Of Mast
4-Solar Panels Over Bimini And 2-Solar Panels Over Dinghy Davits = 1,000 Watts
Outboard, Starboard Side Locker W/Space For 2-20#-Aluminum Propane Tanks
Highly Varnished Teak Dining Table In Cockpit, Folds Out At Nav Station
Drink Holder At Nav Station
Dual Opening, Teak Doors @ Companionway W/Lazer Cut Nautical Emblems On Both Doors W/Multiple Lock System & Lexan Backups Behind Doors
Custom Closed Cell Cockpit Cushions W/Back Rest For Rear Seats W/Green Trim
1- ENGEL, 12 V 3-Amp, Deck Mounted Refridgerator Box Drink Cooler
Teak Toe Rail W/30 Coats Bristol
Stainless Steel Chain Plates
S.S. Line Chafe Plates On Cap Rail For Mooring & Spring Cleats
Grabrails On Deck
Stainless Steel Dorade Guards
Stainless Steel Mast Pulpit
2-Custom Mounted Dock Boxes, Fwd Of Mast, For Yachts Ondeck Tools Storage
Integrated Hot & Cold Fresh Water, Shower Built Into Swim Platform
Salt & Freshwater Deck And Anchor Washdown On The Bow
2-Black “STARBOARD” Fenderboards
Bow To Stern Stamoid Full Boat Cover
Maxwell Neilson VWC 3500 Electric Anchor Windlass W/Custom Mounting Plate For Dual Chain Stripping System
1-Up/Down Windlass Control @ Bow
1-Up/Down Windlass Control @ Cockpit
Digital Chain Counter @ Cockpit
2-12 Strand Anchor Snubbers
Double S.S. Anchor Bow Roller Assembly That Allows For Self-Launch Of Each Anchor
1-110 Manson Bruce S.S. Anchor W/275’ High Test Chain
2-75# S.S. CQR Anchors W/275’ High Test Chain
S.S. Snubber Attachment Plate Just Above Waterline
2-Anchor Chain Locks W/Custom Holes For Pins To Keep Chain From Ever Letting Go In Heavy Seas
5-Fire Extinguishers: 1-Forward Head, 2-Main Saloon, 1-Aft Stateroom, 1-Halon In Eng. Room
Emergency Tiller (Still In Orig. Wrapping)
4-Spreader Deck Lights, 2-Facing Aft, 2-Facing Forward
Stern Lights Mounted Above Dingy Under Solar Panels
International Navigation & Steaming Lights
Tri-Anchor Strobe Light
Manual Bilge Pump In Cockpit
Jay Stuart Haft Firdell Blipper
Switlik 6-Man Liferaft Mounted in Cannister On Custom S.S. Rail Emergency Launch System Re-certified 2015
EPIRB 406, Re-certified & New Battery 2015
Completely Grounded Boat
Forespar Lightening Protection System & 2-Elephant Ear Lightening Strike Protection Systems
Novurania MX380DFL Hard Bottom Ships Tender W/Console & 40hp Honda BF35A Outboard Eng. W/Power Trim & BST12 Built-In Inflation System + Double Sided Stamoid Detachable Bimini, New Instruments, New S.S. Prop & Additional Built-In 12 Gallon Fuel Tank, For A Total Of 22 Gallons Of Fuel
Full Green Trimmed Double Sided Stamoid Tender Cover W/Custom Zippered Areas For Inspection Etc.
Custom Tender/DingyTrailer, W/New Tires, Wheels & Bearings Buddies
New Forespar Keel Stepped, Custom Mast & Boom
New Mainsail In The In-Boom Furling System
Manual Forespar Solid Spring Loaded Vang WBlock & Tackle Adjustment System
Custom Spinnaker Truck Built In @ Top Of Mast To Prevent Spinnaker From Jamming Against Genoa
1-Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole Mounted On Mast W/Dedicated Anderson Winch For Raising And Lowering Pole
1-Dedicated Anderson Winch On Mainsheet Traveler
1-Forespar 135% Furling Genoa
1-155% Furling Genoa On Harken Roller Furling
1-Furling Staysail On Harken Roller Furling
1-Fully Battened In Boom Furling Mariner Mainsail
Navtec Terminal Rigging Connectors Assembled W/Life Caulk, Which Penetrates 1x19 S.S. Standing Rigging Prevents Any Internal Rust
Full International Flag Set W/Flag Halyards
1x19 S. S. Standing Rigging
1-Each 1x19 Backstay
1-Each 1x19 Insulated Backstay
2-Electric S/T Lewmar #58 Genoa Winches – 2-Speed
2-Manual S/T Lewmar #40 Staysail Winches – 2 Speed
1-Electric S/T Lewmar #44 Mainsail Winch – 2 Speed
1-Manual S/T Lewmar #40 Staysail Halyard On Mast – 2 Speed
1-Manual S/T Lewmar #48 Genoa Halyard On Mast – 2 Speed
2-Lewmar Winch Handles
Halyard Stoppers On All Lines, Including Topping Lift
Removable Boom Preventer System W/Halyard Stoppers Led To Cockpit
Custom Sheet Chaffing System On All Standing Rigging
Mainsail Boom Has Built In Double Sided Stamoid For Mainsail Sun Protection
…THE ADVENTURE CAN START TODAY!!!
Read the specs, enjoy the photos and call the LISTING BROKER….TODAY, to begin the “TOMORROWS OF YOUR DREAMS” !!!!
The TaShing Yard and designer Bill Dixon, along with extensive input from the owner, have created a sailing masterpiece, acknowledged world-wide as a yacht in a category by itself…..A 10 ON EVERY SCALE AND SPREADSHEET.
It is important to note, that this yacht represents solid solutions for offshore cruisers looking for the best combination of speed, comfort and quality.
The skeg hung, semi-balanced rudder provides a well-balanced helm for a nice, light feel to the helm, contributing to directional stability. Her displacement is in line with the yacht's strong construction and high level of equipment carried on board. The entry and silhouette have become synonymous with the look, quality and style of the Taswell line, and provides an aspect of graceful and timeless elegance which will be recognized as a “new classic”, regardless of the passage of time.
“THE BEAR NECESSITITES" is graceful and is designed with the cruising connoisseur very much in mind. This yacht MUST be seen in order to fully appreciate her many thoughtful and ingenious custom features and equipment. She truly represents a rare no-compromise combination of luxury and functionality in a passagemaking yacht, which was custom designed and built. Equipped for bluewater passagemaking and being offered by her loving owner who has decided to place this beautiful yacht on the brokerage market for her next discriminating owner
“THE BEAR NECESSITITES” has been thoughtfully and expertly designed by the “best in the industry”, she is truly an offshore luxury yacht with efficient sailing characteristics, providing for speed, comfort and safety at sea. This results in a deck layout that would do justice to a Gran Prix yacht, an interior with accommodations that are consistent with extended, liveaboard, bluewater sailing, a standard of quality and luxury that those familiar with the highest class of cruising yachts, will readily acknowledge.
All manuals, warranties and original brochures are maintained aboard and will be passed on to her owner. Would-be buyers outnumber sellers, so if you are looking for a phenomenal yacht “THE BEAR NECESSITITES” looks exactly like a yacht is supposed to look and is constructed exactly as a yacht should be: THE FINEST OF HER KIND!
She is a rare find and is well known by the listing broker and one of the original founders of VALIANT YACHTS! CALL HIM TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS.
The owner has indicated that he would make himself available to the new owner, for an entire video filming of the yacht, it’s systems and the operation of all of the custom equipment. In addition, the owner states that he will be available after the sale, to help facilitate the confidence and understanding of all parts of this boat, to the new owner, for as long as necessary.
There is a new custom bottom which was done in 2015, new zincs were put on. Fiberglass dock stairs convey. She was a freshwater boat for the first 8 years of her life, AND….this boat is HHC, i.e. hygienically hospital clean!!
ALL PERSONAL ITEMS, clothes, spices, food, pots and pans, bedding, tools, cassette tapes, charts, flags, carpets, books and any AND ALL ITEMS NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED do not convey upon sale! ALL PERSONAL ITEMS and any AND ALL ITEMS NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED do not convey upon sale.
Yanmar 4LHTE Turbo Charged 110 HP Diesel Engine W/1232 Engine Hours
Oil Pan Under Main Engine W/Custom Electric Oil Pump Changing System For Engine, Transmission & Generator
Right Hand Rotation
Flexible Engine Mounts
Kanzaki KM5A 2.57:1 Transmission
Custom Fuel Polishing & Priming System
Engine Alarm – All Engine Controls Mounted On Pedestal In Cockpit
Westerbeke 12.5 KW Generator #12.5BTDA W/2441 Eng Hrs W/Both Mechanical & Electronic Regulation
Systems & 2-Eng. Control Panels, 1-Eng Mounted, 2-Mounted on Electrical Panel
Wesmar 10hp Bow Thruster
3-Blade PYI Reversing Prop & New PYI Drippless Draft Seal (2015)
New Cutlass Bearing (2015)
Shaft Lock Break System @ Helm
Quadrant Protection to 35 Degrees
3-Fuel Filters Inline On Both The Engine & Generator
140 Gallon Fuel Total
200 Gallons Water In S.S. Tank
Spectra 1000GPD, 42GPH Watermaker W/12,000 Volt Z-Brain W/3-Position Manifolds To Direct Water To Ea. Individual Tank
Icemaker U-Line (New 2015) 25#’s Per Day
Kiss Generator W/Electronic Controller & Extra Set Of Bearings, New In Box
2 Each – Heavy Duty Heir 130 Amp Interchangeable Alternators
2-Each - Link 2000R Charger/Alternator Controllers, 1-Online, 1-New In Box
2-Each – Backup Alpha 3-Stage Regulators
1-Outback Power System Solar Controller
3-Each Cruiseair 16,000 BTU Reverse Cycle Heat/Air Conditioning Units W/SMX Digital Controllers
1-Rule 3500 Bilge Pump W/Pump Counter System
1-Rule 1500 Backup Bilge Pump
1-Gusher Bilge Pump
2-New Par Jabsco Electric Heads W/Hydraulic Seats & Lids & Groco 750 Filters W/Monel Baskets For Deodorizing Head & Lubricating Mascerators
2-FRP Reinforced Holding Tanks Total Of 50 Gallons, Both W/Mascerators To Pump Overboard @ Sea & Aft Mascerator Has ”Y” Valve That Can Act As A 4th Emergency Bilge Pump
2-Sump Pumps, 1-Ea Shower W/Filters Prior To Pumps
1-Each Freshwater Inlet W/Quick Disconnect
3-Layer S.S. Fuel Filtering System For Cleaning Fuel, Before It Goes Into Tanks
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