Tayana 52 is a truly stunning sailing yacht. Few yachts will exhibit
her symmetry or her head-turning beauty. The venerable designer, Robert
Perry said, “Perhaps once in a lifetime a yacht design
will come together perfectly; her lines, her sheer, and her
performance…For me, it was the Tayana 52.”
is perhaps the finest center cockpit Tayana 52 ever built.
Constructed for famed land speed record holder, Craig
Breedlove, Mr. Perry was hired to personally supervise
her construction. She was given the first and one of the only lead
keels, which allowed for an oversized, light air mast giving her
unusually spritely light air reach and stunning stability in heavy
winds and seas.
Breedlove fitted her with the finest English made stainless steel
(rare) and it needs little maintenance to present. With her lead
keel, fine sheer and resulting reserve buoyancy, PolarBear takes
head seas remarkably well and is masterfully sea kindly downwind.
(then named Wannago) was again refit and circumnavigated by famed
sail designer and arguably the best American sailor of his day, Lowell
North who took the BaJPur 1500 record with him while
passing New Delhi, India. She is a fast, proven world cruising
yacht. She has been refit yearly by her present owner who cruised
her extensively since 1997.
Tayana 52 PolarBear is arguably one of the finest large yachts to be
found in her delivery range. She sails in light and heavy air better
than most cruising yachts, and yet remains notably comfortable and
elegant despite her prowess. And with a rare two stateroom layout,
she doesn’t really need to be shared.