Tashiba 36 Sail Plan
Introduced in 1986, the Tashiba 36 along with its smaller sibling the Tashiba 31 are the last of the full keel double-enders by designer Bob Perry; he considers them his best. The boat shares many of the innovations Perry made with his Baba 40 design and evolves them further to produce a boat with traits all sailors love. They are fast, close-winded, stiff, and well balanced.

The boats were built by Ta Shing, the best of the Taiwanese boatbuilders and recognized as one of the best quality yards worldwide. Some have described the interior of the boat as a piece of fine furniture.


The Tashiba 36 heritage is intertwined with the Baba line of boats. It’s said the name “Tashiba” is probably a play of words, bringing together the name “Ta Shing” with “Baba”. These boats were the brainchild of developer Bob Berg who brought together Perry and discovered the boatyard that was to become the best in Taiwan. The three boat line-up of the Baba 30, 35, and 40 became a hit.

The last of these boats, the Baba 40, eventually got renamed to the Tashiba 40 when Ta Shing took over the marketing and decided to forge ahead with their own line of yachts. Two smaller boats were required to fill out the new Tashiba line.

Having designed the entire Baba line of boats, Perry was the natural choice for the two new boats that became the Tashiba 36 and the Tashiba 31. They were designed together in California with Ta Shing’s Taiwanese representative working closely with Perry.

The Baba/Tashiba 40 having been derived off the lines of the legendary Valiant 40 performance cruiser showed such a marked improvement from Perry’s earlier full keel designs he decided to evolve the design further. Perry writes, “The turn to the bilges got even more firm for increased stability. The bows were finer”. The resulting design produced a boat that sailed incredibly well; fast and close winded enough to challenge many fin keel designs.


The boat’s hull is of hand-laminated fiberglass. The outer layers employ water and hence osmosis resisting vinylester resin. The interior of the boat is optionally lined with polyurethane insulation. Ballast is a single iron casting encapsulated in fiberglass.

The deck is in GRP and cored with end-grain balsa. In areas where through-deck fittings are bolted, marine-plywood is used as coring and stainless steel backing plates are used.


The boat was offered in a pilothouse version as well and the standard rear cockpit model. Rear cockpit models have a large stateroom forward and a quarterberth aft whereas the pilothouse has two large staterooms, one forward and the other amidship. The pilothouse has an inside steering station as well as the pedestal steering from the cockpit. Both versions feature a pressurized hot water system with a shower in the head area.


LOA: 35′ 11″ (length on deck, excludes bowsprit)
LWL: 30′ 5″
Beam: 11′ 9″
Draft (Standard): 5′ 6″
Draft (Shoal): 4′ 6″
Displacement: 20,350 lbs.
Ballast: 8,740 lbs.
Sail Area (Standard): 703 sq. ft.
Sail Area (Pilothouse): 705 sq. ft.

Engine: Yanmar 4JHE 44hp Diesel
Fuel: 75 US. Gal.
Water: 98 US. Gal.

Year Introduced: 1986
Designer: Robert H. Perry
Builder: Ta Shing, Taiwan

Buyers Notes

As with many of the Baba/Panda/Tashiba boats built by Ta Shing, the Tashiba 36 has black iron fuel tanks which have proven susceptible to corrosion, these tanks have been replaced in many boat but it’s worth checking out. Prices for the Tashiba 36 has remained quite high and generally not many come up on the used market. As of 2010, the asking price is in the range of: $130k-$160k USD

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Links, References and Further Reading

» Yacht Design According to Perry, by Robert H. Perry (p89-p95)
» Baba, Panda, Tashiba sailboat Yahoo Group, information and owner discussions


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15 thoughts on “Tashiba 36”

  1. Walter C. says:

    Nope, ours is a regular Tashiba, no Pilot House. The Capt’n didn’t want one.

    We’re hull #19 if that helps any.

    Walter in Savannah

  2. Paula Carroll says:

    Can you tell me how many Tashiba 36s were built?

  3. Cliff Hunter says:

    I rep a sailmaking company and we are making a set of sails for Tashiba 36…hull #1 here in Portland, OR. Have been looking for the insignia. Anyone have what I need out there?

  4. Walter Clayton says:

    My Wife and I are getting ready to close on a 36!

    We had been looking for boats, but, never dreamed that we would find a Tashiba! In our price range and ready to sail!

    We just had a survey done and it came back with flying colors. Now to get it back to our home port.


    1. Walter Clayton says:

      I ran the mouse over the photos above and found out that the photo is of our Tashiba! Posted by the guys that sold her to us.

      Thanks for the support!


    2. John Stolz says:

      Glad to hear that Walt. Would you mind if I asked what year and what price? I am looking for a 36ish boat and love the Tashiba 36 and the Cheoy Lee/Luder 36’s. Just not sure what a fair price is?

    3. Walter Clayton says:

      Sorry for the delay in answering. We paid 95 for it, but, there is at least one online for 119.

      She is an 87 Shallow Draft.

  5. Andy Goldstein says:

    Understanding these boats are rare to the market. I felt it would be beneficial to the owner and anyone who wants to own and appreciate one of these fine vessels.
    We at Brewer Yacht Sales are offering her at $127800 US.

  6. Kerry Boggs says:

    I am the owner of a Tashiba 36 PH…and I believe that it was the only one every built. If I’ve mistaken…let me know if you own one too! I’d be happy to send a pic if you can tell me how…thanks!

    1. Frank Scalfano says:

      Did you ever find out if there are any other pilothouse models out there? Are you still enjoying the boat?

    2. Richard Iler says:

      I’m a retired archtect and wondered where a 36 foot Toshiba Pilothouse cutter could be found. Now I hear you might be the owner of the only one that was built. No wonder after 20 years of searching I’ve found none. That was the only sailboat whose size, function, and design were on my fantasy list for a sailboat. Maybe you could make this now older man happy with some pictures of your boat assuming by now you have the ability to send pictures.

    3. NE Thompson says:

      Hello Kerry Boggs – What can you tell me about you 36 PH – Send Photos. I owned the 39 Hans for many yrs.

  7. Bob Foster says:

    We enjoyed S/V CARAVELA tremendously and hope someone else purchases her to enjoy several more years cruising the oceans, whereever that might be. The Caribbean was teriffic 6 months on, 6 months off. Others may prefer to spend 12 months on………….they can do it on this boat. She is very seaworthy and comfortable as a live aboard. She has all the bells & whistles for world wide cruising.

  8. Steven Vieira says:

    Hi Bob. I am the guy from MA who sold you Caravela.
    Was happy to hear you enjoyed Caravela for 15 years. Hope you are well.

  9. Bob Foster says:

    We have owned & enjoyed S/V CARAVELA, a Tashiba 36, cutter rigged for 15 years, the last 13 as live aboard cruisers in the Caribbean. We are getting older , my wife had a full hip replacement, and both of us have determined it is time to move on to other things. The boat has been maintained in Bristol condition and is listed for sale for $135,000 by Sailyard Inc in Annnapolis, MD http://www.sailyard.com by Richard Kahn 410-980-5096. We invite others to purchase the boat to “live the Dream” , we have been fortunate to experience.

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