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Felicity is a 1987 Tashiba 31, designed by Robert Perry and built by the Ta Shing yard in Tainan, Taiwan. She is hull #21 of an estimated 25 boats built between 1986 and 1988. The Tashiba 31 is a complete redesign of the popular Baba 30 and while looks are similar, the boats are quite different. Other boats in the Tashiba family include the Tashiba 36 and Tashiba 40.

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Vital stats:
  • Cutter rig, 550 square feet of sail area
  • 4,705 lbs ballast, 13,790 lbs designed displacement, 22,000 lbs in the Travelift
  • 35' 4" overall, 30' 9 " on deck, 25' 5" waterline
  • 10' 8" beam, 5' 10" true draft (5' designed)
  • Fiberglass construction with teak decks
  • Teak exterior trim and teak interior
  • Yanmar 3GM30F diesel engine (27hp)
  • 90 gallons water, 35 gallons fuel
  • Full keel with cutaway forefoot; encapsulated solid cast iron keel


Our layout is the upper one in the picture to the right. In the forward cabin, there is a v-berth with shelves on either side and a closet. Moving aft, our head is on the starboard side. There are two settees in the main salon and the fixed table folds down when underway. The galley includes a refrigerated icebox, two-burner stove, deep double sink and storage drawers and cabinets. Opposite is the wet locker and full-size chart table. The main electrical panel is next to the chart table. Behind the chart table is a wide quarter-berth with a shelf. The engine is located under the companionway hatch and has good access from the top and front. The cockpit has a line locker, propane locker and deep lazarette.

sail inventory

We had new heavy-duty cruising sails made by Schattauer Sails before leaving Seattle. Our inventory includes:

  • Full-batten mainsail with two deep reefs
  • 90% high-clewed Yankee on a Schaefer 2100 furler
  • Staysail, hanked on and stored in jib bag
  • Storm trysail, bright orange, stored on separate track in quick-release bag
  • Storm staysail, bright orange, stored below in quarter-berth
  • Asymmetric cruising spinnaker, 1.5 ounce, in ATN sleeve, stored below in quarter-berth

more about felicity

Equipment and systems
Outfitting a boat for cruising can be an expensive and time-consuming activity. Felicity was in immaculate condition when we bought her but her systems were mostly stock. We've spared no expense in outfitting her for a circumnavigation and turning this great production boat into our cruising home. See what we changed and how we like our decisions after 10,000 miles..

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