IN MANDARIN, TA YANG MEANS "big ocean:' After 30 years and a thousand boats, Taiwan's Ta Yang yard enjoys a reputation as one of the best Far East builders of oceangoing boats. The Tayana 37 isn't only a classic of mid-l 970s cruisingboa t design- Robert Perry drew her early in his solo career- but with over 600 built, she also stands out as an uncommon production success as well. Although the first generations of 37s suffered the telltale shortcomings of having been built by craftsmen who weren't sailors, over the years a dedicated owners association ( has suggested solid improvements that the yard has wisely put into practice.
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