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  • Manufacturer: Ta Chiao
  • Price: £119,950
  • Location: Brighton
  • Year: 1981
  • LOA: 54'0" (16.46m)
  • Berths: 10
  • Draft: 1.98
  • ID no.: 16318
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heating: No
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 300 Litres
  • Engine Make: Ford Lehman
  • Horsepower: 120hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 200 Gallons

Broker Remarks

A unique opportunity to acquire this stunning CT54 that is a very capable solid blue water cruiser. With her cutter ketch rig, she has fantastic sailing potential. This boat will impress with her abundance of class and character, finished in Burmese teak from top to bottom in the interior, with quality joinery. She has a vast saloon and a lovely galley/dining set up. A Ford Lehman 120hp diesel which starts with ease. Please call to arrange an appointment to view.


Aft Owners cabin
Queen size bed, large deep hanging locker. Four large opening bronze ports on the stern giving a stunning classic look and offer panoramic views.
Ensuite head and shower

Port Aft Galley
Large working area centreline, seven lockers, one drawer, shelves, fridge and freezer, microwave oven. A serving worktop which is accessible from the saloon which is a nice feature.
Dining area starboard aft, seating six in comfort. With a collapsable bench on the centre line island, offering more seating

A large and beautiful saloon that offers fantastic headroom as well. With Burmese teak carvings and parquet floor, she has a luxurious feel. The deck head is panelled with teak beams. To port there is an L-shaped settee, which can pull out to make a double berth. A small cocktail table, built-in TV, and book shelves surrounded by elegant pin rails, lockers, drawers and under-settee stowage. The nav station and main control panel are to starboard of the salon. Midships is a companion way up to the large and very comfortable cockpit.

There is a cabin with two berths - but currently being used to stowage and workshop.

Port cabin has a large single berth which extends to a double and the starboard cabin has two single berths upper and lower. Each cabin has lockers, drawers, book shelves and mirrors.

Ensuite with both cabins, head with basin, toilet and shower compartment and lockers. 

Mechanical and Rigging

Ketch rig with alloy masts - jumpers to both masts and alloy spars.

Profurl furling gear fitted on both forestays. Stack Pack sail cover (Dec 1999)

Barrow Main sail 540 sq ft (2000)
Barrow Mizzen sail 250 sq ft (2000)
130% Genoa, staysail, mizzen staysail, yankee and storm jib

12 Barlow halyard and sheet winches, 3 double handles and 5 single handles.

Four self-tailing mizzen mast winches
Three cockpit winches
Two cockpit winches
All reefing and furling lines run back to cockpit

Bimini New 1999 Four awnings Dodger Dec 2003 


110 volts AC and 12 volts DC systems.
2 x 4D and 2 x 2D Prevalier Gel Cell 1000 AH batteries (2003) Bow thruster battery 175 amp
1 main engine starter battery
Heart interface 1800 watt inverter
150 amp alternator.

200 gallons fuel (new stainless tank)
300 gallons wate

Autohelm instrumentation - autohelm 7000 autopilot integrated with Autohelm Navcentre chart plotter with Seamap cartridges, interfaced with Furuno 1830 Radar,. Receives information from a full set of Autohelm instruments and a Phillips/Magnavox GPS. yacht can be navigated from cockpit or nav station. Steering console. Autohelm depth sounder; Icom M800 SSB; Icom M56 VHF; Benmar autopilot (backup). JVC Multi-system, self-tuning TV; sharp VCR (1999); Yamaha stereo (1999).

Ground Tackle
Powerful electric windlass
Anchor and hundreds of metres of chain

Water maker
Tender / 4 stroke outboard 

Contact NYB Brighton


Disclaimer : offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.