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Indigo52' Tayana 1987

Marion, MA


  • Yacht Details 52' Tayana 1987
  • Location Marion, MA
  • Engines Perkins
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedJun 29, 2021
  • Asking Price$229,000
  • Cruising Speed
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 6' 3''

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Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Sailboats Northeast.

Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


  • Beam: 15'
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 6' 3''
  • Displacement: 38,570 lb

Indigo Yacht Description

Indigo is an excellent example of this popular Bob Perry design featuring the preferred Center Cockpit, 3-stateroom, 2-head layout.  Since 1994 Indigo has been living the good life in Marion Harbor. She sails seasonally for 5 months and is then stored either indoors or under cover for 7 months, all while enjoying a high level of maintenance and updating by prideful owners.  Though she's had several trips to Bermuda and back, this is not a tired round-the-world veteran.  Indigo is in fantastic condition and the owner customizations make her a stand-out.  She's never had teak decks and there are no black iron tanks. For ease of maintenance, some of the exterior teak has been replaced with stainless steel. This is a rare offering and I encourage you to view the full specifications for more details.

In the Designer's own words:

"Designs are the product of countless computations and comparative data. But, the final result or personality of the boat is far more than the sum of the parts and in fact defies calculations.  Every once in a while the designer produces a boat where everything just comes together into a beautiful blend where no evidence of compromise is present.  That is how I think of the Tayana 52."


Indigo's interior accommodations are both beautiful and functional.  The layout is well thought out for safe passage making but also comfortable and roomy for living aboard. The interior is bright and the ventilation is excellent throughout thanks to (4) dorade vents and several opening hatches and ports. The teak & holly cabin sole is newly varnished, storage capacity is enormous, and the (3) private staterooms accommodate 6 comfortably, and up to 8 with the salon. The master stateroom aft has a full Queen walk around berth. The Forward and Master cabins have custom made Hand-Craft coil-spring yacht mattresses.

The craftsmanship is second to none, featuring beautiful Burmese teak joinery throughout, solid teak stave doors and frames are beveled and hand trimmed. Louvered teak lockers, solid stave teak-and-holly sole with extensive removable floorboards for near total access below the sole. Interior is finished in satin varnish with gloss accents on the trim.

Tall Buyers take note.  The owner is 6'8" and fits comfortably aboard Indigo

Interior Dimensions                          Headroom      Bunk length
Salon                                                   7.0'/6'4"            64"x79”
Galley                                                  6'8"
Aft Stateroom                                      6'8"                   72”x80”
Aft head                                               6'8"      
Shower                                                6'8"
Starboard stateroom                            6'4”                   33x79” & 29x79”
Forward Stateroom                              6'4”                   78x84”
Forward head                                       6'4"


Forward Stateroom:

  • Large V-berth with storage under, and overhead lockers & shelving along port & starboard
  • Hanging locker to port
  • Overhead hatch
  • Access to chain locker forward

Guest Stateroom:

  • Located aft of Forward Stateroom to starboard
  • Over/Under single berths
  • Storage drawers under and a large hanging locker aft
  • Bunk lights & overhead hatch

Guest Head:

  • Located aft of Forward Stateroom to port and across the Guest Stateroom
  • Manual PHII toilet plumbed to a 42 gallon holding tank
  • Y-Valve for overboard discharge
  • Vanity and storage lockers
  • Overhead hatch and opening port

Main Cabin:

  • The Main Cabin is spacious and comfortable with good lighting and ventilation. The salon area has three gooseneck LED reading lamps, 12V fans, and all cushion are upholstered is in Ultrasuede.
  • The long settee to port features a truly massive storage locker underneath, and additional shelving and lockers outboard.  Can be fitted with a lee cloth for an excellent sea berth.
  • Large U-shaped dinette to starboard with drop-leaf dining table.  Seats 7 comfortably. Shelving and lockers outboard as well as under.

Nav Station:

  • Next aft to port is a proper offshore navigation station/office with chart table, storage shelves and drawer, space for office equipment and a full compliment of navigation equipment mounted on hinged panels for full wiring access. Nav Panel & enclosure, new 2014.

  • The navigators chair is a custom high back executive swivel chair finished in matching Ultrasuede and mounted on a heavy duty cast aluminum marine swivel base.


  • The Galley is aft of the main salon to starboard. The galley walk through is wide enough to work in and yet narrow enough to be secure in any condition. See below for additional details. 

Master Stateroom:

  • Entered through the galley to starboard, the Master Stateroom features a Beautiful Center queen berth with a custom coil-spring mattress and storage under.  Large louvered storage lockers port & starboard.  Large insulated locker to starboard for accommodating a small genset.  Overhead hatch with solar fan, 12V fans, and opening ports.
  • Ensuite head to port just forward of the cabin

Aft Head:

  • Just forward of the Master Stateroom to port
  • PHII manual toilet plumbed to a 42 gallon holding tank, with a y-valve for over
  • Vanity with marble counter.
  • Standalone shower stall just forward, and accessible to the main cabin.


The Galley is located to starboard at the base of the companionway in the walk through to the Master Stateroom

  • Custom SS counter top

  • SS double sink seamlessly welded to SS counter top

  • Single lever faucet

  • Hand fresh water pump

  • Sink sprayer hose 2018

  • Potable water, charcoal cartridge, Omnifilter

  • Ice box drain with foot pump

  • Under counter lighting

  • LED overhead SS dome lighting

  • Solid Teak Louvered door storage cabinets & pantry cabinet.

  • Shipmate SS gimbaled three burner LPG stove/oven/broiler with SS sea rails and pot clamps.

  • Xintex LPG gas detector and remote LPG solenoid controller

  • Seafrost BD refrigeration, 12V air cooled frig with digital box temp meter and compressor fan speed controller.

  • 12 cu/ft “ice box”, dual compartment top loading, w/ Delrin shelving and drain/filter/pump.

  • 20 Gal Allcraft 316L SS Water heater with engine heat exchanger and 120V 500W electric element and 12V 300W diversion load element.

  • (2) FloJet impeller 3.0gpm fresh water pumping systems.

  • Hot and Cold fresh Water at Galley.

  • Trash & Recycle bins.

Plumbing Systems

  • Pressure water system – two FloJet 3 gph pumps w/ manifold (replaced diagphram pumps).

  • Accumulator tank Unitrol 2 gallon

  • Water heater - Custom Allcraft  316L SS, 20 gal capacity. Engine heat exchanger & dual voltage Electric element.

  • Bilge Pumps: Johnson 2000gph  Mod.#2204, new 2019. Rule 2000gph new 2020. Both with Aqualarm Ultraswitch float switch.

  • Aqualarm Bilge Pump Monitor Panels (2) new in 2019 & 2020

  • Amtrol #30 Extrol expansion tank 4.4 gallons

  • Deck washdown  - two SS flush deck quick connect fittings & 30ft coil hose

  • Fuel and water tanks: fully baffled with custom 12” dia access ports

  • Fuel Tank fills: starboard deck and at tank top

  • Fuel tank level guage: dip stick

  • Waste holding tank – Allcraft SS 316L – 42 gal  fully baffled with stbd deck pumpout

  • Water tanks: 250 gallons in three SS tanks with ball valve manifold & three deck fills

  • Raritan manual toilets (2) PHE II with “Y” valves to Holding Tank and Overboard

  • Mascerator pumpout – Jabsco 12V

  • Odor filter for holding tank vent. No-Stank activated charcoal.

  • Tankette “Blue Bullet” toilet odor control for (2) marine toilets

  • Deck wash outlets (2) by New Found Metals

  • Deck Shower - Scandvik

Electrical Equipment

  • House Batteries: (4) 4D 198 AH AGM batteries replaced July, 2020.
  • Windlass Battery: Grp 27 AGM replaced July, 2020, located under V-berth
  • Start Battery: 4D Gel 184 AH 
  • Battery selector switch – House bank – 12V Cole Hersey M705
  • Battery Selector Switch – Engine start battery – 12V Cole Hersey  M705
  • Bass Products Circuit breaker panel  – 39 breakers, 5 breaker expansion slots, Digital             displays DCV, DCA, ACV, ACA, Shore power/Inverter switch
  • Engine Start/Stop switch & solenoid @ companionway (relocated from cockpit well)
  • Xantrex Digital Echo Charge trickle charger for Engine start battery
  • Hamilton Ferris High output 110amp Alternator
  • Voltage regulator is Balmar MC-512 multi stage smart controller for AGM batteries. 2007
  • Inverter/Charger - ProSine 2000W  model 2.0 new 2019
  • KISS Wind Generator 2010 on custom carbon fiber pole mounted through the deck and secured to the hull
  • TriStar 45  Voltage and Diversion Load controller for KISS wind generator - 2014 - Diverts excess energy when batteries are full to the water heater to avoid    overcharging batteries.
  • 110 VAC connects to shore power on 30Amp circuit
  • 110 VAC outlets throughout the boat.
  • ELCI/GFCI  Blue Seas  30A circuit breaker. 2021
  • 12 VDC outlets throughout the boat.
  • Ground and buss bars – Blue Seas heavy duty
  • Blue seas 12V fused distribution panel @ Engine room
  • Terminal strips @ Eng. Rm. For both bilge pumps & float switches for easy removal.
  • LED navigation lights – bow & stern - 2012
  • LED Navigation lights – LopoLight masthead tricolor/anchor  -  2013
  • Steaming light - AquaSignal
  • Deck flood light -  AquaSignal
  • Maretron/LEM current sensor @ house bank w/ display monitor at Nav Station
  • Sunnex halogen reading lights (4)
  • LED dome lights
  • Alpine Stereo system - AM/FM/CD/iPod/USB.  Two Boston Acoustic  mini cube salon speakers 2019, two Bose waterproof Bose cockpit speakers. 2008

Electronics & Navigation

Electronics updated in 2014:

  • B&G Zeus Touch 12” display/chartplotter @ pedestal 
  • B&G Zeus Touch 7” display/chartplotter @ Nav station.
  • NMEA 2000 backbone & Cat 6 shielded Ethernet cable.
  • Simrad 4G broadband radar @ backstay (on Questus radar leveler w/ custom carbon pole mounted through the deck and secured to the hull for added strength)
  • Simrad GS25  GPS rail mount antenna
  • Simrad Go-Free wireless router
  • Maretron DSM-150 multi-function display at Nav (including battery monitoring).
  • Simrad Class B - AIS Transciever
  • B&G Triton digital multi-function displays (2) at Pedestal.
  • Simrad AP pack,  Rudder Position indicator, course computer, fluxgate compass
  • Simrad Pilot control remote at pedestal.
  • Navico – Wind Speed/Direction.
  • Navico – DST Depth/Speed/Temperature TriDeucer, new stay dry flapper valve thru-hull.
  • B&G – Fluxgate compass/heading sensor.
  • Blue seas dual USB charging port.
  • Icom 506 VHF radio.
  • Icom RAM mic @ pedestal
  • Shakespeare AIS antenna.
  • New mast wiring for VHF & AIS & Wind instruments.


  • Icom SSB - M802 – w/ head phone jack, copper ground plane

  • Icom AT-140 Auto Antenna Tuner, w/ SP-24 speaker.

  • Pactor modem

  • Chart table lighting: Sunex halogen bright white chart lighting.

  • Navigation software AirMail for Winlink (ham) & SailMail (SSB)

  • Hand bearing compass – Silva

  • Ritchie Navigator 4-1/2” flush mount compass


  • Perkins 4-236  - 80 hp with est. 6700 hours, well maintained
  • Engine mounts replaced 2008
  • Engine room accessible from 3 sides
  • Stuffing Box accessible from aft cabin floor panel
  • Engine room well, w/ 120V outlet
  • Engine room blower
  • FWC heat exchanger is remote mounted off engine for easy access & cleaning
  • FWC system has bulkhead mounted expansion tank
  • Custom Exhaust Elbow – 316 SS – 2014
  • Manifold 316 SS - 2006
  • Speed Seal cover on raw water pump for easy impeller change
  • Racor Primary Filter w/ vacuum gauge 
  • Secondary diesel fuel filter - FleetGuard
  • Algae-X inline fuel conditioner
  • Electric diesel fuel transfer pump for filling Racor and priming engine
  • Propeller: Max Prop 21” feathering prop 1998
  • Prop shaft: 1-1/2”  Aquamet shaft
  • Prop shaft “P” support strut – Stainless  w/ bronze cutlass bearing
  • Drive train isolation “Drivesaver” doughnut” – Globe Rubber 2000
  • Line cutter on prop shaft:  Spurs 2000
  • Engine maintenance logs
  • Yacht maintenance logs & schedules & extensive computer files on disk
  • Equipment Manuals
  • Engine spare parts


  • Water: 250 gal in three SS316 tanks with custom 12" inspection ports
  • Fuel: 60 Gal in one SS316 Tank
  • Fuel: offshore reserve tank 48 gal in type 5086 Alum 
  • Black water Holding Tank: 42 gal  type 316 SS, 1996
  • Custom Water Heater: 20 gal SS316 by Allcraft

Sails & Rigging


  • Double spreader, keel-stepped, mast-head rig
  • Bridge clearance 68'
  • Leisure Furl In-boom furling, 2014
  • Furlex jib furler
  • Removable inner forestay on tensioner
  • Running backstays for staysail support
  • All 6 shroud chainplates replaced in 2008 with type 316 SS
  • Forestay chainplate is integral to the stemhead fitting and was removed inspected, and doubled in thickness in 2014
  • Staysail Stay, 2001
  • Backstay chainplate is original, and accessible 
  • Standing Rigging: backstay 2014, shrouds 2010 est., forestay 1995
  • Forespar Spring-Loaded Mechanical Boom Vang

  • Harken Main Traveler moved aft 18" to accommodate a bimini (not  included)
  • Halyards and control lines led aft to cockpit


  • Harken Unipower Radial self tailing 900 SS Electric Halyard winch 2014

  • Lewmar Stainless Steel Self Tailing Halyard

  • Main Sheet – one Lewmar 40 ST

  • Genoa Sheets – two Lewmar 65 ST

  • Reef/Vang – one Lewmar 40ST  2014

  • Halyards – three Lewmar 20 ST & one Lewmar 30 ST


  • Harding full-battened Dimension/Polyant Hydranet 343NR-Radial mainsail 2014
  • 110% Genoa – SperrySails

  • Jib 90%

  • Hank-on Staysail (removable inner forestay)

  • Cruising Spinnaker & sock – Doyle

Deck Equipment

The decks are fiberglass sandwich construction with balsa core.  All original deck hardware areas are reinforced using encapsulated marine grade plywood.   Deck hardware is through-bolted with stainless steel backing plates.  All decking was painted white with Alexseal in 2012.  

  • There are 8 opening hatches (one with a solar fan) and 8 opening ports for light and ventilation. 
  • Four polished SS cowl vents on Dorade boxes.
  • Custom Cleat Chocks (4) Cast & polished HD cleats by New Found Metals.
  • Teak cap rail finished with Cetol and Clear Coat.
  • Lifelines replaced in 2011.


  • SS grab rails atop hard dodger.

  • SS grab rails full length of coach roof

  • SS bow and stern rails are highly polished 1-1/8” SS 316 tubing, with 3/16” base plates

  • SS buttressed stanchions are 1-1/8” SS 316 tubing, with 3/16” base plates.  The stanchions are exceptionally sturdy due to having both socket base and buttress w/ base plate to cap rail.

  • SS Pedestal grab rail – heavy duty 1.25” SS double braced
  • Swim/boarding ladder – Custom five step 316 SS/Teak, folding ladder


  • Maxwell VWC 1200 windlass, 2005, w/ dedicated Group 27 AGM battery

  • Manson Supreme 60# plow anchor (2009) w/ 200’ x 5/16” High Tensile chain rode, hot dip galvanized 2005

  • UltraMarine Ultra Flip SS Anchor Swivel
  • 60# Danforth anchor w/ 200’x 3/4” nylon rode w/ 30’x3/8” SS chain
  • Spare Anchor rode 200' 3/4” nylon rode


  • The cockpit is spacious and deep with teak grating under foot and a raised helm seat behind the wheel.  High backrests for added comfort.
  • Custom fitted C-Cushion gray vinyl coated cockpit cushions
  • Fold-out varnished teak cockpit table
  • 2014 Edson Vision pedestal HD Tall Guard and NavPod instrument housing for B&G electronics
  • The cockpit is protected by a custom hard dodger that shields most of the cockpit from spray and waves. The center panel is weather gasketed and opens for ventilation.  

  • Cockpit speakers
  • Custom canvas pedestal cover


  • Deck wash quick connect outlets by NewFound Metals

  • Outboard motor lift – Novalift SS 6 part tackle

  • Outboard motor rail mounting bracket

  • Deck wash outlets (2) quick connect  - New Found Metals
  • Deck shower - Scandvik
  • SS Bar-B-Que – LPG- by Parker

  • Fenders

  • Fender boards (2)

  • Dock lines

  • Coil hose 30’
  • Edson Boarding step
  • Deck washing brushes

  • Propane storage tanks (2) 20# Fiberglass & Aluminum


The Hull is a hand laminated fiberglass with PVC foam sandwich construction, with net and woven rovings, Isopthalic resins, and Isopthalic Gelcoat on all exterior fiberglass surfaces. There is a matrix of longitudinal and transverse foam cored stringers in the lower hull providing maximum hull stiffness.

The Keel is a Modified fin keel with encapsulated cast iron ballast sealed with fiberglass.  The skeg mounted rudder has integral stainless steel reinforcement and with a stainless post.

The topsides were painted Navy Blue with Alexseal in 2004 and still shine. The white boot stripes were painted in 2016.

The bottom was stripped and barrier-coated in 2017 and the anti-fouling paint used since is Petit Ultima SR60.

The stemhead fitting was removed and the integral forestay chainplate was doubled in thickness with type 316 SS, 2015.

Customizations & Updates

Indigo features many recent customizations and updates born out of hard-earned time at sea.  Some of these include:

  • Custom Hard Dodger professionally manufactured of foam cored composite construction with clear ¼” Lexan vision panels. The dodger is ergonomically designed to allow entry/exit via the companionway without having to crouch. There is a large forward facing, opening vision panel, weather gasketed, with SS gas spring supports. The roof of the hard dodger has SS grab rails, non skid surface and the foam cored sandwich construction will support the weight of two adults.
  • The Main Bulkhead was doubled in thickness and hull tabbing was expanded to increase strength in this high-load area of the hull.  A 3/4" thick Aluminum plate was imbedded into the overhead deck around the mast collar with flanges connecting to the main bulkhead for added strength.  
  • As a result of the owner's business connections, Indigo has benefited from numerous updates and customizations with type 316 stainless steel including but not limited to: teak grab rails replaced with SS,  Stanchions improved & strengthened, chainplates replaced, SS fordeck plate installed for protection against anchor gear, custom fitted SS galley counter, custom bow and stern rails, stemhead chainplate doubled in thickness for added strength, custom swim ladder, custom SS water heater, and more.
  • Leisure Furl in-boom furling added in 2014 for ease of handling

Safety Equipment

  • Xintex LPG detector/remote on-off

  • CO2 sensor  - Kidde

  • EPIRB – Category II – 406 – ACR Globalfix

  • Bilge pump – manual – cockpit mounted - Henderson

  • Bilge pumps – (1) Johnson #2204 - 2000gph 2019,  (1) Rule Mod #10 - 2000 gph 2020

  • Bilge pump monitors (2): AquaAlarm – Hi water with audible alarm, Low water, Digital             cycle counters, On/Off/Auto controls.

  • Type IV Horse shoe buoy

  • MOM- man overboard rescue system

  • Life Raft - Viking – 8 person  2008 w/ custom 316 SS storage rack. (Inspection Not Current)

  • Radar reflector – Firdell Blipper – Mast mounted

  • Jack lines full length

  •  “D” rings, four heavy duty Wichard folding “D” rings in cockpit area

  • Lifelines – vinyl covered – full length

  • 3M Non-skid – on cap rails at gates & pulpits

Miscellaneous & Spares

  • Filters
  • Impellers
  • Gaskets
  • O-rings
  • Gas valve solenoid
  • Bulbs
  • Pumps
  • Lines
  • Sheets/Halyards
  • Hoses
  • Harken Parts
  • Shackles
  • Activated charcoal for filter
  • Special tools
  • Dock lines and Fenders
  • Edson Boarding Step

NOTE:  Any equipment and Personal Items aboard Indigo not specifically listed here are NOT included with the purchase

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