Tayana 55 MYSTIC CHORD for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Tayana 55 for sale:


MYSTIC CHORD, ex SEAQUIL, was originally commissioned in CT as BIG BEAR and spent the first 10 years on the east coast of the US. She was then sold and sailed to the Caribbean and then on to the west coast of the US. When on the west coast she sold again and was renamed LEAU LIFE. LEAU LIFE then sailed to Fiji and back and upon her return to the US she stayed in Hawaii for 4 years with the owner living aboard. From 2010 to 2014 LEAU LIFE was then based on San Francisco Bay.

The previous owner purchased her in 2014 when he took her to the White Knight Yachts in Anacortes, WA for a major refit (see description below for refit details as well as more recent upgrades). After the refit she was named SEAQUIL and relaunched in 2018.

With her then young family of 5 aboard, SEAQUIL departed Washington and sailed to Mexico then to Ecuador, Panama and Colombia. When COVID19 started, SEAQUIL sailed to Tampa, Florida where she remained for 1 year. In June 2021 and after a 7,000 mile journey, SEAQUIL arrived into Bristol, RI completing the wonderful family cruise. SEAQUIL was then sold to the present owner in 2022 and was renamed MYSTIC CHORD. The owners have sailed MYSTIC CHORD from Rhode Island to the Chesapeake Bay where she is presently docked.

MYSTIC CHORD is a spectacular cruising yacht with many wonderful features including her 4 sleeping cabin plan, commodious interior, generous galley, walk-in engine room, cutter rig, reasonable draft, major refit and so much more.

MYSTIC CHORD is in great shape needing nothing in the way of any major upgrades. She is a turn-key opportunity and ready to begin her new venture.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Tayana 55
  • Location:

    Baltimore - Maryland -USA
  • Price:

    $ 249,000 USD

Tayana 55 Specifications

  • Model:
    1983 Tayana 55
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    55 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    16 ft 2 in
  • Draft:
    6 ft 4 in
  • Displacement:
    48,400 lb
  • Ballast:
    17,600 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Yanmar 4JH 110

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090

Upgrades 2022 to 2023

New Mantus 105 lb anchor.

New standing rigging.

New runners.

New furling line for mainsail.

New furling line for davits.

New dock lines.

New fenders.

New black water tank.

New Albin silent electric toilet (12V) in aft cabin.

Upgraded electrical.

Upgraded air conditioning electrical.

New sump pump for aft shower.

New dripless propeller shaft sea.

Upgraded bonding for mast, tanks and major components.

Installed new fuel manifold system.

New Raymarine chart plotter.

New fire extinguishers.

New life jackets.

New smoke and CO alarms.

Refit 2015 to 2018

MYSTIC CHORD went through a major refit over a 4 year period from 2015 to 2018 at the White Knight Yachts facility in Anacortes, WA. This same facility helped build the Oracle trimaran that was successful in winning the 2010 Americas Cup.

The refit included the following:

All deck hardware was removed. The top layer of glass laminate, as well as the balsa coring, was removed. A closed cell foam core was added, covered with a carbon/e-glass laminate and epoxy resin. All of the above was then vacuum bagged. The deck was then painted with a two tone non-skid.

All wiring and plumbing was removed and replaced with new.

New Yanmar engine (2017)

Northern Lights generator rebuilt

New watermaker, electronics and sails

The cabin floors were refinished

The galley was refurbished with new fridge, freezer, Corian counter tops and sink

All lighting was replaced with LED

New bow thruster

New headliners

New mattresses and cushions

New Edson steering system

New autopilot with oversized hydraulic ram

Most of the through hull fittings were new

New engine exhaust

New rigging

New electric Harken winches

New paint on the hull, deck, mast and boom

New hard carbon fiber dodger was fitted


Solid fiberglass hull

Epoxy barrier coat (2015)

White painted hull (Alexseal 2018)

Cast iron keel encapsulated in fiberglass molded to the hull

Full skeg rudder

Packing gland at hull for rudder

4” stainless steel rudder post

Rudder quadrant accessed in lazarette

Teak rub rail with stainless steel striker bar

Numerous hull opening ports immediately above the rub rail, port and starboard

Built in, sugar scoop type, swim platform in transom


Closed cell foam cored glass fiber deck

In 2015 the top layer of glass fiber and the balsa coring was removed from the deck. Closed cell foam core was added followed by a carbon/E-glass top laminate using epoxy resin that was then vacuum bagged.Top surface was then painted with two tone non-skid.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with single bow roller and capacity for a second roller

Stainless steel bow rail with bails for idle halyards

Stainless steel stern rail with gate, stainless steel ladder to swim platform and secondary swim ladder

Stainless steel stanchions with 1 x 19, stainless steel, double lifelines

1 x pair mooring cleats forward, 2 x pair mid-ships and 1 x pair aft

All mooring cleats have covered fairleads

Quick anchor windlass with chain gypsy and rode winch

Electric up and down foot switches for windlass

2 x fixed windows in deck combing

Stainless steel “granny bars” at mast partners

Staysail sheeting tracks on coachroof

Mainsheet track behind cockpit with 4:1 traveler adjuster and cleats

Genoa tracks on side decks

Aluminum toe rails

2 x double turning blocks on deck for headsail sheets

Large lazarette locker aft, accessed via deck hatch

Hard fixed dodger over companionway

Propane locker aft port deck

2 x outboard brackets on stern rail

Stainless steel davit for dinghy with electric winch to raise and lower dinghy

2 x gang Lewmar line stopper forward of main halyard winch

Edson stainless steel wheel steering and pedestal


2 x #48, Lewmar, ST, 2sp, halyard on mast

2 x #46, Harken, ST, 2sp, secondary,1 x electric, 1 x manual

2 x #60, Harken, ST, 2sp, electric primary

2 x #43, Lewmar, ST, 2sp, mainsheet

1 x #54, Lewmar, ST, 1sp, electric main halyard and main furling

General Arrangement


Sleeps a total of 7 in 4 sleeping cabins. 3 sleeping cabins forward for 5 and 1 cabin aft for 2. 2 heads. Herreshoff type interior with lots of white paneling highlighted with varnished teak trim, doors and locker fronts. Teak and holly cabin sole. Vinyl overhead paneling.

Forward Cabin

Located in the bow. "V" berth. Overhead lockers port and starboard. Lockers and drawers under the bunks. Stainless steel wash basin aft to starboard with hot and cold water.

Forward Starboard cabin

Located in the walk way to the forward cabin from the saloon. Large lockers and drawers with single bunk over.

Forward port cabin

Located opposite the starboard cabin. Offset double bed outboard over generous storage and drawers. Overhead lockers forward.

Forward head

Ensuite head aft of port forward cabin with access from the port and starboard cabins. Tecma electric head. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold water.

Main Saloon

Located up one step and aft of the forward cabins. "L" settee to port surrounding a dining table. Straight settee to starboard with coffee table. Shelving and opening ports in the hull outboard each side.

Navigatino station

Located aft of the saloon on the port side. Forward facing chart table. Surrounded with navigation and communication electronics as well as the electrical panels. Door aft to engine and generator space. An additional door from the engine space accesses the master cabin stall shower and head.


Located aft of the saloon on the starboard side. Walk through access to master cabin aft. Vitrifrigo side loading fridge and top loading freezer driven via AC and DC power. Force 10 stove with oven. GE microwave oven. Single sink with hot and cold water. Corian counter tops with marbling finish. Ample lockers and drawers. Exhaust fan.

Master cabin

Located in the stern. Centerline queen bed. Ample storage all around.

Master cabin head

Located forward and to port of the master cabin with walk through access via the stall shower to the engine space. Albin silent electric head (2023). Sink with hot and cold water.

Engine room space

Full standing headroom with easy access to the main engine and generator.


Yanmar 4JH 110, 110hp @ 3200rpm, 767 hours as of June 2021, engine new 2017

Engine panel forward and port in cockpit

Fresh water cooled

Dual fuel filters

Single oil filter

ZF 30M transmission with 2.69:1 gear ratio

3 x blade, 24” MaxProp

Morse single lever engine control at wheel pedestal

2 x 75 gallon stainless steel fuel tanks for a total of 150 gallons

Plumbing and Ventilation

1 x stainless steel, 110gallon fresh water tank

1 x Quick 40liter, hot water tank heated via 110volt and engine

Sea RO 30gph water maker, pickled and needs a new high prssure water pump.

Salt water deck wash at bow

Fresh water, hot and cold, deck shower behind cockpit combing

2 x 15 gallon, black water tank (2023), with macerator for forward head only

“Y” valve for tank or overboard discharge as well as deck discharge

1 x manual Henderson mkV bilge pump

Electric bilge pump

Dometic reverse cycle air-conditioning, 1 x 16,000btu, 1 x 9,000btu

Dorade vent with 2 x cowls on foredeck with stainless steel protection rail over

Dorade vent forward of fixed dodger with 2 x cowls

Dorade vent, 1 each side at aft end of cockpit coaming with cowl

Dorade vent, 1 each side at stern deck with cowl and stainless steel protection bars

5 x opening deck hatches

5 x opening deck port holes

2 x mushroom vents, 1 each side of cockpit coaming


Plumbed for a Northern Light, M673, 5.5kw generator. (Generator not included).

Victron 24volt, 50amp, battery charger (2021)

Victron 110volt, 3000watt, inverter (2021)

All 110volt outlets powered via inverter

1 x 60amp, 24volt alternator

1 x 30amp, 12volt alternator

6 x 24volt AGM batteries with 720amp/hrs total (2017)

2 x engine and generator start batteries

110volt outlets throughout the interior

USB ports throughout the interior

Quick LED lighting throughout the interior

Some lighting is in dimmable switches

Deck lights under lower spreaders

2 x solar panels over stainless steel structure aft providing 720watts

1 x 220volt, 30amp deck inlet for battery charge only

1 x 110volt, 30amp deck inlet

Quicksilver galvanic isolator


At nav Station:

1 x 12” Raytheon Raymarine multi-function display

Raymarine HD 24mile radar

Icom IC-M506 VHF

Raymarine sonar depth

At Cockpit:

Garmin compass over companionway

Raymarine chart polotter (2023)

1 x Raymarine speed over companionway

1 x Raymarine depth over companionway

1 x Raymarine P70 multi-function display at wheel

1 x analogue wind display at wheel

PYI hydraulic autopilot with Raymarine control head at wheel

Axiom 9” multi-function readout at wheel

Icom VHF at wheel


Aluminum, double spreader mast (new 2009)

1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with Norseman terminals (2023)

Forward and aft lower shrouds

Checkstays (2023)

ProFurl roller furling for headsail

Hood roller furling for staysail

Carbon fiber spinnaker pole stored on front of mast

Radar dome on front of mast with stainless steel protection bars

2 x spinnaker halyards

1 x headsail halyard

1 x staysail halyard

Leisure Furl in-boom furling mainsail

SSB antenna insulated backstay (Note, there is no SSB)

Twin backstays. 2 x courtesy flag halyard

1 to port and 1 to starboard

Vang master manual boom vang with purchases

1 x light deck prism on foredeck

2 x 3 gang Antal line stoppers on mast


North, Kevlar, in-boom furling, full batten mainsail (2017)

UK, Dacron, 135%, headsail

North, Kevlar, roller furling staysail (2019)

Asymmetric cruising spinnaker with sock

Symmetric cruising spinnaker

Additional Equipment

Lewmar tunnel 24volt, 25OTT, bow thruster

Yamaha 15hp, 2 stroke outboard engine (2020)

Suzuki 6hp, 4 stroke outboard engine

Gala aluminum RIB (2017)

Cockpit table

27” TV in master cabin aft

Fusion stereo with speakers in cockpit and below deck

3 x fenders (2023)

Mantus 105lb anchor (2023)

82lb Delta anchor

300’ chain. 5 x winch handles

4 x dry chemical fire extinguishers (2023)

Large inventory of spare parts

2 x 20lb propane tanks

Magma BBQ grill on port stern rail

Life jackets (2023)

Smoke and CO detectors (2023)


Sun awning

Mainsail cover

Winch covers



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. 

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Keith Yeoman

Yeoman Yachts

T: +1 401 846 1090


Yeoman Yachts LLC

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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