1999 Taswell Custom Built 50- Ta Shing Kemah TX

in Kemah, TX



  • Diesel
  • Electric
  • Manual
  • Safety

Seller note:

BE SURE TO VIEW ALL THREE VIDEOS AT THE END OF THE LISTING--YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE ESSENSE OF THIS BOAT UNLESS YOU SEE HER IN ACTION! "THE BEAR NECESSITIES" is ANYTHING but bare! This custom-designed world cruiser is the flagship of the Taswell fleet. She was built to the highest standards of luxury and perfection. There is NOTHING this boat lacks. She is a true go-anywhere boat--sail the world in comfort, safety, and style. Her owner worked with the Ta Shing factory to spec out every single detail of her, with extra emphasis on safety and structural integrity. 
The experienced and demanding owner, along with the artisans at the TaShing yard, had a distinctive aim: to have a custom Taswell 50 yacht built, featuring beauty, grace and excellence in construction, combined with the best of sailing characteristics. 
She is now offered on the brokerage market for you. As you come in to anchor this magnificent vessel, all eyes will be on you!
Light Gray Corian Countertops  W/Fiddles Completely Surrounding Galley & 4-Cut Out Handholds In Fiddles @ Fwd. End Of Galley
Large Lighted Curved Cabinet W/3-Areas For Galley Stores/Provisions 8½Feet x 7½ Feet Of Provision Storage
Thin Lites W/Custom Teak EYE-SHIELD, Glare Protector Valances
Over The Counter Custom Cabinetry
Large Dry Storage Locker 
Silverware Drawer
Multiple Large Pullout Storage Drawers
Louvered Storage Cabinets
All Drawers & Lockers In Galley, Lined W/White Formica
3-Burner Gimballed S.S. Force 10 Gimbaled Stove W/Oven & Broiler
Custom Built-In Vent-a-hood W/Engine Room Type Blower
Xantrax Fireboy Propane Sensing System
Hot & Cold Pressure Water in Galley, Heads & Stern Outside Shower
Fresh Water & Salt Water Foot Pump In Galley
2-Large, Extra Deep Polished Stainless Steel Sinks
Single Lever Hot & Cold Pressure Water Faucet
2-In Sink, Foot Pumped, Water Faucets. 1-Salt Water, 1-Dual Purpose Per Galley Description
Corian Sink Covers, Which Store In A Custom Trapezoidal Cabinet Over Sinks
Teak Soap Holder
Locker Under Sink Unit  
Totally Custom Designed & Custom Installed, Dual Sea Frost Fridge/Freezer Systems, 1-Engine Driven, 1-110V  
Top Loading Access To Both Refrigerator & Freezer
2-Traditional Heavy Duty Front Opening Fridge/Freezer Doors To Both Doors W/Double Seals
3-Lg. Capacity Plates, 2-For freezer, 1-For Refrigerator, Both Mounted In Ceiling Of Fridge/Freezer, 1-Side Mounted Plate In Freezer
Lighted Fridge/Freezer compartments
Temperature Gauges & Controls For each of The Refrigeration Systems
Ground-Breaking Designed 3-Tiered Double Unit, Swing Out Spice Rack
Icemaker (25#s Ice Per Day  (New 2016)
Custom Built In Knife Holder
Teak Paper Towel Holder
Teak Dish Towel Bar
Built In Panasonic Microwave
3-S.S. Opening Ports
Cantalupi LED Overhead Lights Front & Aft  
11 Gal. S.S. Hot Water Tank (New-2016) 
1-Electric Raymarine Type 100/300 Autopilot
1-Hydraulic Raymarine  S3G Smart Pilot Course
Computer Autopilot  (2008)
Custom Built Switch Pilot For Switching Between The Hydraulic and Electric Autopilot
Raymarine 48 Mile Radar
Raymarine Smart Pilot ST8002 Autopilot Controller In Cockpit
Autohelm, Autopilot Controller @ Navigation Center
2-Raymarine Flux Gate Compasses
1-5 Ritchie Globemaster Compass @ Cockpit with S.S. sliding cover
Raymarine SR100 Sirius Weather System
Raystar 125 Raymarine GPS
Smart Radio SR161/SR162 AIS Receiver
Interphase SE[removed phone]-Pod, 180 Degree Forward Bearing Sonar
Custom Built 12V Computer (2008)
Raymarine RNSV6.0 Navigation Software For The Computer
Wireless Computer Keyboard
Wireless Mouse
Wired Keyboard As Spare
Wired Mouse As Spare
External Speakers
VISIONEER Strobe XP100 Scanner
HP 460 Color Printer
Navionics Charts For Caribbean & U.S., East Coast
E120 Chart Plotting Display-Main Nav System On Boat (2011)
Traditional Paper Charts For Caribbean & U.S. East Coast
1-Magellan XL1200 Handheld GPS
1-Garmin 48 Handheld GPS
1-GPS MAP 76CX Handheld GPS (New In Box)
1-Garmin GA29 GPS Antenna Pole/Flush Mount (New In Box)
1-Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS (2008)
Raymarine ST80 System with spare displays
Cell Phone Tower Amplifier For 30 Mile Coverage
Icom 802 Ham Radio/SSB W/ICOM SP-24 External Speaker
Cooper Mesh Counterpoise Embedded Throughout The Hull For SSB
Standard Horizon VHF Gx3000S W/2-Mics, 1-Helm Mounted
ICOM, IC-M802 Handheld VHF @ Nav Station
W/Wall Mounted Charger & Spare Battery (2008)
ICOM, IC-M72 Handheld VHF @ Nav Station
2-Loud Hailers, Mast Mounted, Operated From Mic @ Helm
Raymarine ST60 Wind Speed/Wind Vane System
Kiss Wind Generator (2008) with spare bearings stored in boxes
Custom Stereo With:
Sony Amplifier
Technics RS-TR474 Stereo Cassette Deck
Panasonic DVD-C220D Video/CD/DVD Player
Plus Corp. U[removed phone] DLP1700 Ansi-Lumen Projector Fed By Focus Corporation Quad10 Pro Line Quadroupler, Projected To 76 Drop Down Screen
Big Screen, KVH Trackvision G4 Satellite Receiver Bose Acoustimass-10 Home Theatre Speaker System & An Additional Powered Subwoofer.
19 Samsung LCD TV that swings up out of the way and revels a LARGE louvered Storage locker.
Iridium Satellite Phone W/Handset Or External Hands-Free Mic & Speaker
New Pair Gyro Stabilized Waterproof Binoculars in their own pelican case with form fitted foam.
7-Position WEMA Fuel & Water Tank Gauges
Chelsea Ships Brass Clock
Chelsea Brass Barometer
International Code Flag Set  
Ubiquity 2.4GHz and 5GHz  Titanium Internet Radio
Linksys Wireless Router
Linksys PSUS4 Print Server
Serial 2 Ethernet Converter
USB 2.0 Manual Share Switch Hub
Lifeline AGM Batteries, 6-8G House 1350 Ah, 2-4D Engine Start 360 Ah, 2-8G27 For Dingy 150Ah which charge off the yachts main charging system.
WELLS Battery Combiner
Xantrex Marine [removed phone]-Amp Carger/Inverter
Westerbeke 12KW Diesel Generator W/2441 Eng. Hrs  Generator Has Both Mechanical & Electronic Regulation for smooth 120v operation from no load to full load.  No burning up compressors from low voltage operation
Link 2000R Battery Monitoring System W/1-Complete Spare System In The Box and latest software revisions on both.
Decklights On Bow
4-Spreader Deck Lights, 2-Facing Aft, 2-Facing Forward
Stern Lights
International Navigation & Steaming Lights
Tri-Anchor Strobe Light
Nav Station Lights
Red LED Courtesy Lights Throughout
Interior Valance Lighting
Cabin Lights
Lighted Interior Hanging Cedar Lined Lockers
Thinlite Flourescents:
                    2-Cockpit Ceiling, Red & White for night vision under sail
                    4-Main Salon
                    1-Forward Head
                    1-Forward Stateroom
                    1-Aft Stateroom
BBQ Grill Light For Night Cooking
110 Volt Outlet, Under Starboard Stern Seat For BBQ Rotisserie
Fans Mounted @ Ea. HatchThroughout, 2-Swing Out Fans @ Aft Cabin Ports
2-50 Amp 110V Inlets @ Stern Of Boat
[removed phone] Amp Shore Power Chords
WEMA 7-Position Gauge System For Fuel, Water & Holding Tanks
2 new (2017)-Electric Par Jabsco Heads with air hydraulic seats and tops. 
2-Backup Alpha Alternator Regulators
2-130 Amp Heir Heavy Duty Interchangeable Alternators, 1-On Each Engine W/ZAP Stops
2nd Set Of Gauges & Stop/Start Switches For Generator Mounted On Electrical Panel
Outback Power System Solar Controller
Kiss Wind Generator Controller
Bilge Pump Monitoring System For Rule 3500 Pump W/Backup Spare Rule 1500 Pump
Custom Mast & Boom To Accommodate New Boom In Boom Forespare Mainsail Furling System
Double Spreaders
6-Hood Dorades On Teak Dorade Boxes W/S.S. Guards
7-Hood Opening Hatches W/Screens & Privacy Shields
22-Hood 316 S.S. Opening, Screened Ports
6- Large 3-dogged Hood Yacht system S.S. opening Screened Ports in Galley and main Salon instead of the usual plexaglass non opening ports down the doghouse sides that cracks crazes and is prone to leaks.  These very expensive super high quality ports were chosen to always be CLEAR tempered glassdress up the yacht with the stainless and NOT LEAK. 
Deck Scuppers 
Open, European Type Bow Pulpit For Bow Boarding, W/Teak Seat/Step & Dual Sunbrella Bags W/Pockets, Mounted On S.S. Bow Rails For Storage of Snubbers W/2-S.S. Claws & Anchor Marker Float W/7600 lb. Kevlar retrival Line
Custom Stainless Steel Stern Posts, 1-For KISS Wind Generator, 1-For Antenna Farm
6- Custom S.S. Fender Holders Mounted On, Dinghy Davits And Stern Railings
Switlick 6 person Liferaft Mounted On a custom designed and built S.S. Horizontal Launch System incorporated into the stearn double stainless steel lifeline which then Swings-Out, over the water to facilitate easy launch in a heartbeat. 
Custom S.S. Rail Mounts For Extensive Jerry Cans, All W/Hunter Green Trimmed Stamoid Canvas, W/S.S. Chain Security System. 
Double Lifelines On S.S. Stanchions, From Mid-Ship, Forward
Double 316, 11-Gauge S.S. Solid Lifelines, From Midship, Aft into which the liferaft launching system is incorporated.
2-Opening Side Gates Amidships, Port & Starboard
Oversized Forward, Aft & Mid-ship Cleats
Custom Oversized Cleats @ Sugarscoop, For Dingy Tie-off
Custom S.S. Sacrificial Stern Protector Inbedded Into Sugarscoop
Custom Installed Dual Backstays, 1-Insulated For Single Sideband, Both Mounted At The Bottom Of The Stern Sugarscoop, Providing A More Open Aft Deck Area
Custom EdsonTeak Wheel W/30 Coats Of Bristol W/Teak Grate Under
Fiberglass Hard Bimini And Hard Dodger W/Complete, Removable, Total Enclosure, W/G.E.  MR10 "Mar Resistant, Guaranteed NOT To Yellow, Crack Or Craze, For 10 Years) 1/8 crystal clear. Lexan
2-Thin lite Flourescent Red & White Lights In Bimini
2-Overhead Bimini Windows To Enable Viewing Of Sail Shape & Wind Vane @ Top Of Mast
4-Solar Panels Over Bimini And 2-Solar Panels Over Dinghy Davits = 1,000 Watts delivers 65Amps to the batteries in full sunlight.
Outboard, Starboard Side Locker W/Space For 2-20#-Aluminum Propane Tanks
Highly Varnished Teak Dining Table In Cockpit, Folds Out At Nav Station
Drink Holder At Nav Station
Dual Opening,  Teak Doors @ Companionway W/Lazer Cut Nautical Anchor Emblems On Both Doors W/Multiple Lock System & Lexan Backups  Behind Doors
Custom Closed Cell Cockpit Cushions W/Back Rest and also For Rear Seats W/Green Trim
1- ENGEL, 12 V 3-Amp, Deck Mounted Refridgerator Box Drink Cooler  
Teak Toe Rail W/30 Coats Bristol
Stainless Steel Chain Plates
Grabrails On Deck
Stainless Steel Dorade Guards
2-Custom Mounted Dock Boxes, Fwd Of Mast, For Yachts Ondeck Tools Storage
Integrated Hot & Cold Fresh Water, Shower Built Into Swim Platform
Salt & Freshwater Deck And Anchor Washdown On The Bow
2-Black STARBOARD Fenderboards
Bow To Stern Stamoid Full Boat Cover. Conveys with the yacht.
Maxwell Neilson VWC 3500 Electric Anchor Windlass W/Custom Mounting Plate and a custom designed Dual Chain Stripping System
1-Up/Down Windlass Control @ Bow
1-Up/Down Windlass Control @ Cockpit
Digital Chain Counter @ Cockpit
2-12 Strand Anchor Snubbers
Double S.S. Anchor Bow Roller Assembly That Allows For Self-Launch Of Each Anchor
1-110 Manson Bruce S.S. Anchor W/275 High Test Chain
2-75# S.S. CQR Anchors W/275 High Test Chain
2-Anchor Chain Locks W/Custom Holes For Pins To Keep Chain From Ever Letting Go In Heavy Seas
5-Fire Extinguishers: 1-Forward Head, 2-Main Saloon, 1-Aft Stateroom, 1-Halon In Eng. Room
Emergency Tiller (Still In Orig. Wrapping) 
4-Spreader Deck Lights, 2-Facing Aft, 2-Facing Forward
Stern Lights Mounted Above Dingy Under Solar Panels
International Navigation & Steaming Lights
Tri-Anchor Strobe Light
Manual Bilge Pump In Cockpit
Jay Stuart Haft Firdell Blipper
Air Horn
Boat Hook
4-Life Vests
2-Life Harnesses
E120 MOP
Switlik 6-Man Liferaft Mounted in Cannister On Custom S.S. Rail Emergency Launch System  Re-certified 2015
EPIRB 406, Re-certified & New Battery 2015
Completely Grounded Boat
Forespar Lightening Protection System & 2-Elephant Ear Lightening Strike Protection Systems
Novurania MX380DFL Hard Bottom Ships Tender W/Console & 40hp Honda BF35A Outboard Eng.  W/Power Trim & BST12 Built-In Inflation System + Double Sided Stamoid Detachable Bimini, (2017)New Instruments, New S.S. Prop Honda engine completely serviced & Additional Built-In 12 Gallon Fuel Tank, For A Total Of 22 Gallons Of Fuel  New Throttle and Shift cables.  She comes with a trailer that conveys with the yacht with new tires, new wheels newly carpeted runners,  and new bearing buddies (2017)  A custom built in extra seat in front of the console that folds down out of the way if so desired.  2ea. 8G27 lifeline AGM batteries custom mounted to the front floor with j-hooks.
Full Green Trimmed Double Sided Stamoid Tender Cover  W/Custom Zippered Areas For Inspection Etc.
Forespar Keel Stepped, Custom Mast & Boom
New fully battened Mainsail In The In-Boom Furling System  Used for only 1 year.
Manual Forespar Solid Spring Loaded Vang WBlock & Tackle Adjustment System
Custom Spinnaker Truck Built In @ Top Of Mast To Prevent Spinnaker From Jamming Against Genoa
1-Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole Mounted On Mast W/Dedicated Anderson Winch For Raising And Lowering Pole
1-Dedicated Anderson Winch On Mainsheet Traveler
1-Forespar 135% Furling Genoa
1-155% Furling Genoa On Harken Roller Furling
1-Furling Staysail On Harken Roller Furling
1-Fully Battened In Boom Furling Mariner Mainsail
Navtec Terminal Rigging Connectors Assembled W/Life Caulk, Which Penetrates 1x19 S.S. Standing Rigging Prevents Any Internal Rust. 
Double Spreaders
Full International Flag Set W/Flag Halyards
Custom made roller type Shroud Protectors
1x19 S. S. Standing Rigging
1-Each 1x19 Backstay
1-Each 1x19 Insulated Backstay  these backstays are split only at the top of the mast.
2-Electric S/T Lewmar #58 Genoa Winches 2-Speed
2-Manual S/T Lewmar #40 Staysail Winches 2 Speed
1-Electric S/T Lewmar #44 Mainsail Winch 2 Speed
1-Manual S/T Lewmar #40 Staysail Halyard On Mast 2 Speed
1-Manual S/T Lewmar #48 Genoa Halyard On Mast 2 Speed
2-Lewmar Winch Handles
Halyard Stoppers On All Lines, Including Topping Lift
Removable Boom Preventer System W/Halyard Stoppers Led To Cockpit
Custom Sheet Chaffing System On All Standing Rigging
Mainsail Boom Has Built In Double Sided Stamoid For Mainsail Sun Protection
Yanmar  4LHTE Turbo Charged 110 HP Diesel Engine W/1232 Engine Hours
Oil Pan Under Main Engine W/Custom Electric Oil Pump Changing System For Engine, Transmission & Generator makes changing the oil a breeze as it takes it out and puts the new oil in with a 3 valve manifold
Right Hand Rotation
Flexible Engine Mounts
Kanzaki KM5A 2.57:1 Transmission
Custom Fuel Polishing & Priming System
Engine Alarm All Engine Controls Mounted On Pedestal In Cockpit
Westerbeke 12.5 KW Generator #12.5BTDA W/2441 Eng Hrs W/Both Mechanical & Electronic Regulation
Systems & 2-Eng. Control Panels, 1-Eng Mounted, 2-Mounted on Electrical Panel
Wesmar 10hp Bow Thruster
3-Blade PYI Reversing Prop & New PYI Drippless Draft Seal (2015)
New Cutlass Bearing (2015)
Shaft Lock Break System @ Helm
Quadrant Protections at 35 Degrees each side of centerline.
3-Fuel Filters Inline On Both The Engine & Generator
140 Gallon Fuel Total
200 Gallons Water In 3 each S.S. Tanks
Spectra 1000GPD, 42GPH Watermaker W/12,000 Volt Z-Brain W/3-Position Manifolds To Direct Water To Ea. Individual Tank
Icemaker U-Line (New [removed phone]#s Per Day
Kiss Generator W/Electronic Controller & Extra Set Of  Bearings, New In Box
2 Each Heavy Duty Heir 130 Amp Super Heavy Duty Interchangeable Alternators
2-Each - Link 2000R Charger/Alternator Controllers, 1-Online, 1-New In Box
2-Each Backup Alpha 3-Stage Regulators with quick changeover switches.
1-Outback Power System Solar Controller
3-Each Cruiseair 16,000 BTU Reverse Cycle Heat/Air Conditioning Units W/SMX Digital Controllers
1-Rule 3500 Bilge Pump W/Pump Counter System
1-Rule 1500 Backup Bilge Pump
1-Gusher Bilge Pump
2-New Par Jabsco Electric Heads W/Hydraulic Seats & Lids & Groco 750 Filters W/Monel Baskets For Deodorizing Head & Lubricating Mascerators
2-FRP Reinforced Holding Tanks Total Of 50 Gallons, Both W/Mascerators To Pump Overboard @ Sea & Aft Mascerator Has Y Valve That Can Act As A 4th Emergency Bilge Pump
2-Sump Pumps, 1-Ea Shower W/Filters Prior To Pumps
1-Each Freshwater Inlet W/Quick Disconnect
3-Layer S.S. Fuel Filtering System For Cleaning Fuel, Before It Goes Into Tanks. 
THE BEAR NECESSITIES is the most completely equipped Taswell 50 ever built.
THE BEAR NECESSITIES has been designed for serious cruising with features for the cruising lifestyle, including an elegant interior, designed by the owners, complete with custom crystal stemware, dinnerware, bed covers and rugs, and plenty of storage for all the spares and extras necessary for self contained cruising.
This yacht was built with the tradition, success and experience of one of the sailing world's most prestigious yacht builders. Materials, craftsmanship, exquisite woodwork, and flawless joinery are combined in a safe, luxurious performance yacht.  It took twice as long to build this yacht as a standard model, to give you an idea of the dedication of the builders and owners to produce one second to none.
THE BEAR NECESSITIES is the ONLY double walk through version, sporting every custom feature and then a few more that most sailors have never imagined.  The owner's in-depth knowledge, design concepts, and inspiring ideas were incorporated into this yacht.  The owner traveled to the TaShing factory FOUR times, once per quarter, for a duration of over a month each visit during the year of construction, to ensure that every single detail was EXECUTED meeting or exceeding the design specifications. 
Designed by naval architect Bill Dixon of the British firm Angus S. Primrose, Ltd., in Hampshire, England, the hull shape reflects current thinking and technology with a comfortable blend of performance and seaworthiness. The Taswell has a classic modern cruising profile above the waterline, classic stylish overhangs fore and aft, a good beam, relatively deep forefoot and a long straight INTEGRAL keel, a semi-balanced skeg hung rudder, making this yacht perform with kindly motion in head seas and is easy to keep on a steady cours
THE BEAR NECESSITIES is an elegant and seaworthy performance cruiser with impeccable sailing characteristics in the harshest weather of the North Atlantic to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
Be sure to view the line drawings!
Nominal Length: 50'
Length At Water Line: 42'
Length Overall: 50'
Max Draft: 7.3'
Fuel Type: Other
Engine Type: Inboard
Draft: 7 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 15 ft. 0 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 150
Water tank capacity: 200

Contact Seller:
By clicking here you have given permission for allboatlistings to transmit you information to seller/partner and for allboatlistings and/or seller/partner to contact you.

Check these out: