This is a very unusual and special sailboat. “Beowoulf” was completely restored from the keel up in 2000-’01 by a knowledgeable yachtsman and experienced offshore sailor. When completed, she was the featured yacht in California’s “Latitudes and Attitudes – Seafaring Special” publication of November 2001.

The natural elements and a subsequent owner with too little time means she is now in need of some topsides varnish to restore her former luster. We received the boat in March. We have done new bottom paint and zincs, a professional hull survey and a thorough cleaning inside and out. Lockers and storage areas have been repainted inside, all mechanical and electrical systems inspected and all of the berths and cushions were removed and professionally cleaned.

She has a rebuilt Westerbeke four cylinder diesel and she ran strong across San Francisco Bay on her way to being trucked to Seattle last March. The detailed ‘full specs’ will give you a good idea about the great care and the considerable expense that went into her restoration, and why it is that we say she’s a special boat!

Available for immediate inspection in the water in Seattle.

Call David Wallace at 206.225.3360 or email [email protected] to inspect this boat.

Photo Gallery: 34′ Ta Chiao CT

Full Specs: 34′ Ta Chiao CT

  • Year: 1976
  • Located in Seattle, WA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • Builder: CT (Ta Chiao)


  • LOA: 34 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 10 ft 2 in
  • LWL: 29 ft 0 in
  • Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
  • Ballast: 16,000


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Engine Model: 491
  • Cruising Speed: 6 mph
  • Maximum Speed: 9 mph
  • Engine Hours: 270
  • Total Power: 46


  • Fresh Water Tanks: (100 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: (60 Gallons)
  • Holding Tanks: (6 Gallons)


  • Fold up dining salon table
  • Nav Station with custom teak chart rack
  • Good storage throughout
  • Two hanging lockers
  • Interior completely repainted and varnished ’01
  • All new dark blue interior cushions ’01


  • Force 10 three burner propane stove
  • Sharp Carousel Microwave Oven
  • Large double ice box (Re-insulated in ’01)


  • ICOM M402S VHF radio
  • Raymarine SL 70 24 mile radar
  • Raymarine ST 60 Tridata (speed, depth, log)
  • Raymarine ST 60 wind speed direction
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine 320 GPS/Chart Plotter
  • All electronics are integrated through sea talk
  • Nor-Vane wind vane self steering with emergency tiller
  • Custom stainless steel wind generator/antenna array
  • Back stay is ready for SSB radio with isolators installed

Electrical and plumbing

  • All 12 volt wiring replaced ’01
  • All 120 volt wiring replaced ’01
  • (2) New Blue Seas electrical panels ’01
  • (2) 8D AGM Batteries
  • New 4D Battery
  • Freedom 20 inverter charger
  • Link 2000 Batt Monitoring system ’01
  • All new interior lights ’01
  • New Rule 3700 automatic bilge pump ’01
  • Lofrans Windlass heavy duty wiring, breakers and controls
  • All navigation lights replaced ’01
  • All rebuilt thru-hull valves ’01
  • New freshwater plumbing (hoses, valves etc) ’01
  • New raw water plumbing (hose, valves etc) ’01
  • New head & holding tank ’01
  • New sewage hoses and valves ’01
  • New 12v pumps (fresh water, macerator and wash down) ’01
  • New 6 gal hot water heater ’01
  • All water fixtures are 18kt gold…..plated!

Deck and sail inventory

  • New Lafeil Mast and boom (5 ft taller for better light air performance) ’01
  • New 3/8 oversized standing rigging and turnbuckles ’01
  • All new running rigging ’01
  • All internal halyards new ’01
  • All lines lead aft to cockpit for short-handed sailing
  • All winches are new or rebuilt (primaries are new self tailing)
  • All new Harken blocks, deck organizers, cams and travelers ’01
  • Lazy jacks
  • All sails serviced and restitched in ’01: Triple stitched mainsail with 3 reef points lead aft to cockpit, 165% genoa, 135% genoa, staysail, light air 165% drifter, asymetrical cruising spinnaker, storm jib.
  • Mast rewired with all new navigation and safety lights (tri-color strobe, spreader lights, foredeck and steaming lights), all controlled from cockpit
  • Lightening protection installed on mast
  • Fold up aluminum mast steps
  • Lofrans 1500lb electric windlass with 350′ high-test 3/8″ chain with 35lb Bruce anchor
  • Salt water wash down in the cockpit and on the foredeck
  • All new cleats, line chocks, Sampson posts and deck fills ’01
  • New Dorade boxes and vents ’01
  • All new custom stanchion bases ’01
  • Custom sunbrella covers ’01
  • Teak decks re-calked, fastened and refinished ’01
  • Sterling two-part LP paint on hull and cabin ’01

Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details

  • 1989 Westerbeke 46, rebuilt ’01, has 270 hours today
  • Rebuilt Borg Warner transmission ’01
  • New shaft, prop, packing glands and bearings ’01
  • New Duel Racor fuel filters ’01
  • New engine controls and cables ’01
  • New custom engine control panel and gauges ’01
  • Fuel tank pressure tested and cleaned ’01
  • All new fuel valves and fuel hoses ’01
  • High output 90-amp alternator

“Beowoulf” restoration in 2000-01 began with a complete hull inspection. Small areas of existing soft wood in the deck were repaired and the engine stringers were rebuilt. The mast and standing rigging were replaced and the mast is 5′ taller than the original for enhanced light air performance. All of the Harken deck hardware, internal halyards and running rigging was replaced at this time as well. Her decks were refastened and sealed. She is Type A design plan, and is hull #2 of a limited run originally designed to promote Ta Chiao at boats shows worldwide.

We feel fortunate to have received this boat at this time. She has been used very little since her restoration, but as we said, she is now in need of attention to her brightwork as evident in the recent photos of the companionway entry.

Beowoulf is going to be a beautiful boat for the person who will appreciate her and bring her back to ‘showroom’ quality.

Please note that the ‘main’ and three other pictures posted here are dated 2001. ALL of the other photos were taken within the past six weeks. She is well and fairly represented here, and we’d love to see her go to someone who will enjoy many, many more years of great sailing with her!

By the way; “Beowoulf” is an epic Old English poem from the Middle Ages, depicting “…a Viking hero and warrior who is eventually killed by a dragon…”

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.