are constructed at the Ta Yang Yacht Building Company, Ltd. in Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan. Ta Yang (meaning “big ocean” in Mandarin) has manufactured semi-custom cruising yachts since 1973. The size of Tayana yachts range anywhere from 37 feet to 70 feet in length. Some of the choices offered on a Tayana Yacht include aft or center cockpits, a pilothouse, or a deck saloon. The Tayana builder is ISO 9001 certified. Tayana yachts leads the worldwide yachting industry for custom interiors and joinery, giving customers a choice in living space setup. Designs for the yachts are rendered via Tayana’s Computer-Aided Design department, and several well-known naval architects have provided design work. Early Tayana models include Sea Wolf 41 (aka the Yankee Clipper), and the Tanton Cat Ketch. In 1979, they unveiled the Tayana 37, designed by Bob Perry. Around 600 of these 37-footers were built, and it’s perhaps the most successful semi-custom cruising boats ever. Tayana is still producing yachts today.