• 55'
  • 1985
  • Ft Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $149,000



Migration is a great example of the quality built Tayana 55 cutter. SHE IS ONE OF THE FEW THAT WERE BUILT WITHOUT TEAK DECKS AND CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET.  For  over three decades the Tayana 55 has been one of the most popular performance cruising designs for offshore cruising and live aboard.  They are strong and comfortable, and feature a large center cockpit, integral swim platform, wide uncluttered side deck for easy trips forward and aft sun deck.  Deck storage is exceptional with large separated forepeak sail locker and huge aft lazarette.   Her interior arrangement includes a large aft master suite, two guest cabins, large salon, navigation center, work room and 3 heads. MIGRATION is an ideal live aboard with spacious accommodations and quality teak joinery. The current owner has enjoyed many summers cruising the Mediterranean but it’s now time to send her on a new adventure with a new buyer.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: TAYANA
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Center Cockpit Cutter
  • Model Year: 1985
  • YearBuilt: 1985
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 55' 0" (16.76m)
  • LWL: 45' 11" (14.00m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 16' 1" (4.90m)
  • Min Draft: 6' 9" (2.06m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 10 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 50,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 250 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 30 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 125 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: TYA55017I485
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass Sandwich
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Pieter Beeldsnijder
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: Gelcoat
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Perkins
  • Model: 6-3544
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Migration’s spacious accommodations feature beautiful teak woodwork with white headliner and classic teak cabin sole with contrasting light inlay. Functional chrome handholds greet you as you descend the companionway into the large midship salon with L shaped settee and varnished drop leaf dining table to port and straight settee to starboard with varnished oval cocktail table.


Aft of the forepeak locker is the port guest cabin with full double and en suite head and shower. To starboard is the guest/crew cabin with upper and lower berths and a settee. Aft of the starboard cabin is the second guest cabin head which is the primary day head. To port, aft of the salon is the Nav center with flush mounted electronics and ship’s electric breaker panel. A short passageway aft of the nav area leads to an outboard work room and second door to the aft head shower and master cabin.


On the starboard aft of the salon is a long passageway galley generous counter space. The full beam master stateroom with walk around centerline queen and settee can be accessed through both the port and starboard passageways. The en suite head features a separate shower. There is excellent storage in all cabins and many handholds for safe passagemaking.


Long, starboard passageway galley with excellent counter space and storage. This style galley is preferred for offshore cruising because of the security provided by inboard and outboard counters.

  • Gimbaled propane 3 burner stove
  • Double stainless sink and bar sink
  • Updated Corian galley counters
  • Compact NewAir AI-100S ice maker
  • 2 – 12v Danfoss refrigeration independent systems with top access. Both have been very reliable
  • PUR 3500 watermaker 12 v
  • Compact Wonderwash washing machine
  • Mini Countertop spin dryer


  •  Alpha Spectra autopilot (2) Arm rebuilt
  • 2 VHF radios
  • ICOM IC 706 SSB
  • Yaesu FT 747GX Ham radio
  • NavPak Pro chart plotter, C-Map digital charts
  • Garmin GPS 45, hand held
  • Toshiba satellite laptop computer with software
  • Hewlett Packard All-In-One
  • Silva Nexus integrated system
  • AM/FM tape player, 30 GB iPod, Bose speakers

Electrical System

  • 12 volt DC & 110 v AC electrical system
  • 110 v shore power connection sockets
  • Powerline 150 amp alternator
  • Victorn Centaur 90-230v 60 amp, 2010

Batteries, new 2007:

  • House: 3 – 220A
  • Windlass/Bow Thruster: 3-80A sealed
  • Starter – High Crank 100 A sealed

Alternative 12 v power sources:

  • 1 - 100W, 5 – 80 W solar panels
  • Kiss wind generator
  • Motorola shaft generator
  • Victron Energy Phoenix 1600 VA, 12V/220V inverter
  • Chicago Electric 2000W/4000 Peak (2010) inverter
  • European 220v to 110v step down transformer, includes 220v outlet
  • Minwa 220v to 110v 500W back up transformer

Mechanical Equipment

Excellent machinery space under the cockpit with360 degree access through multiple doors. There is also a separate work room across the port passageway adjacent to the port side of the engine.

  • Perkins 6-3544 130 hp fresh water cooled diesel 9,600 hours
  • Sound insulation
  • Space for generator installation
  • Work room (port side amidship)
  • Bronze seacocks and hull fittings all fully bonded.
  • Hot & cold pressure water system with 12v pump
  • Water heater operates 110/220 v AC or engine heat exchanger


GRP hull, laminated with hand lay-up. Foam filled longitudinals, frames and deck stiffeners. GRP rudder with stainless steel rudder stock protected buy a full length integral skeg. Modern shoal keel with moderate draft.

  • Regelcoated 2004 vs painted
  • Gebo port windows all around hull (2006)


Deck construction is fiberglass sandwich. Seven opening Lewmar hatches. Aluminum toerail.. Sugar scoop swim platform with swim ladder. The large forepeak sail locker with generous storage and divided anchor locker is accessed through a large deck hatch.

  • Nilsson vertical 3000 lb anchor windlass, rebuilt
  • 75 lb CQR and 60 lb CQR
  • Main anchor rode – 320’ 3/8” high tensile chain
  • 2nd anchor rode – 35‘ 3/8” high tensile chain with 200’+ ¾” nylon
  • 35 lb high tensile Danforth
  • Secondary 35 lb Fisherman anchor
  • QL Volvo Penta bow thruster, BP900 5 kW 12V (2006)
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern push pit with double lifelines
  • Side deck boarding gates
  • Sailormat windvane steering
  • Swimming ladder at swim platform
  • Custom passerelle
  • Collapsible bicycle
  • Force 5 barbecue

Mast, Rigging and Sails

  •  Selden mast, with 3 spreaders
  • Stainless steel 1 x 19 standing rigging with Norseman terminals. (Rerigged 1997)
  • Hood genoa roller furler
  • Aluminum sheet tracks & cars.
  • Lights: Tricolor, strobe, deck running, foredeck, anchor, steaming



All original, recently serviced and in good condition.

  • Full batten main (1998)
  • 130% furling genoa
  • Working jib
  • Cruising staysail
  • Storm staysail
  • Storm trysail (separate track)




Lewmar winches:

  • 2 # 65 AST primary sheet
  • 2 # 48 AST secondary sheet
  • 1 # 46 AST main sheet
  • 3 #43 AST mast halyards
  • 1 # 30 AST


  • Dodger and bimini are on sturdy 1" steel frames.

Safety and Fire Protection

  • Avon 6 person, double bottom liferaft
  • Emergency tiller
  • PUR PowerSurvivor 35 watermaker (manual)

Closing Remarks

Migration is one of the best examples of the very successful Tayana 55 design that has been so popular with long distance cruising sailors and liveaboards. She offers a very desirable interior arrangement with 3 staterooms and 3 heads. The master and VIP heads are en suite. She also has a separate work room, two passageways to access the spacious aft master cabin, and large forepeak and lazarette storage lockers.


The current owner has done an excellent job equipping Migration for comfort and to be a self sufficient liveaboard without requiring high demand for AC power. The use of solar panels and wind generator, efficient refrigeration and proper battery arrangement has been a very desirable way to cruise without the noise, fuel expense and maintenance of a diesel generator.