Highly regarded and coveted by cruisers the world over, the Robert Perry designed Tayana 52 offers superior build quality, style, ("the sweetest sheer I ever drew" R. Perry), safety and comfort well beyond modern production cruisers. It is without prejudice we beieve that Freyja IV would be the finest example of its type for sale anywhere in the world. After an extensive South Pacific cruise culminating in 2016, plans were made for a refurbishment, particularly the removal of her well worn teak deck. Renowned shipbuilders Norman Wright & Sons were commissioned to carry out the work. As this was to be the owner's "forever-boat' it was recommended by NW&S that she would benefit from the complete removal of the deck and saloon top. After more than 12 months of meticulous work Freyja IV was in 2019 relaunched with a new GRP deck and new fittings, along with new chain plates, new toilets and holding tank, new lighting and headlining, Her mast was removed and rigging was checked, ports and hatches removed and re-bedded, a new dodger and bimini along with many other inclusions listed here on the specifications.
The end result is a simply beautiful boat, one that does justice to her designer as 'his favourite' of all his designs.
She comes with a very well maintained and near bullet proof 90hp Perkins 4.236 diesel and a sail wardrobe in very good condition, good quality electronics, loads of gear suited for long distance blue water cruising including a watermaker, large fuel and water tanks, radar and even a full plumbed-in washing machine and interior heating to kill the chill on those colder nights.
This lovely vessel as she stands now, is a shining testament to skilled shipwrights and it's owners. As with many things in life, even the best of plans can go astray and sadly Freyja IV is for sale. The hard work and passion to have her presented in this condition will now be to the benefit of her very lucky new owners. If you believe that might be you, we suggest you contact Australiawide Boat Sales to discuss further and to arrange an inspection at her berth here in Manly Harbour Qld.
Ta Yang Building Co. Taiwan
51' 2" - 15.60m
Keel / Ballast
Moulded fin keel with 6,713kg ballast
85hp four cylinder, fresh water cooled, shaft V-drive with PSS drip-less shaft seal and a fixed pitch 3 blade prop.
Side Power bow thruster.
730 litres via four stainless steel tanks.
700 litres via 2 stainless steel tanks.
Freyja IV's interior is as expected, in superb condition with beautiful solid teak joinery and loads of space for a family to dine, sleep and relax within. Two aft double cabins are positioned either side of the companionway followed by the galley to port with heads and nav station to starboard. The Spacious saloon offers a large dining table with seating for six, and settee opposite. Forward is the main cabin with ensuite.
U shaped galley with two stainless steel sinks, LG microwave, large food prepearion space with abundant drawers, cupboards and dry storage space.
Large top and front loading refrigeration
Large top loading freezer.
Force 10 three burner stainless steel gimballed cooker with oven.
Spectra 26 litre per hour desalinator. (currently pickled whilst not in use)
25 litre tank with new (2020) 240v heating element.
2 x interior showers and cockpit shower.
2 x electric marine toilets with macerator and a 75 litre holding tank.
Kenwood CD/AM/FM player and speakers.
Dodger, bimini, main sail & timber trim covers. Full boat cover.
52lb Rocna anchor with 100m of 10mm short link chain to a Nilsson electric capstan.
Manual and electric bilge pumps with high level alarm, 12 x PFD type 1 life jackets, 3 x 2kg fire extinguishers, fire blanket, life buoy sling,
110v/240v system with 7 house batteries and 1 x start battery, (all batteries new in 2019) isolation switches, 1 x 110v inverter, 1 x 240v inverter, 12v circuit breaker panel, 240v & 110v circuit breaker panel, 240v RCD circuit breaker, new (2020) LED interior lighting, 2 x 100w & 3 x 120w solar panels, regulator, Trace inverter /charger,