Beginning forward, there are two identical guest staterooms, with minimum headroom of 81" and a maximum of 85". The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly plywood, and the joinery consists of of teak.
In each forward cabin, there is a built in teak frame that consists of a 10” flat screen, an iPod playback and a play station.
Throughout the inboard side of the cabin, there is an inset dressing table above a chest of drawers. The dressing table has a Jerdon First Class hair dryer. On the outboard side of the cabin consists of a single berth which can fold up in half. There is a set of three lockers and an opening hatch above the single berth.
The length berth is 83" x 35" at its maximum width. The main double berth is 78" x 50" wide at the head, and 35" at the bottom. Under the double berth are four drawers and a separate cupboard. At the head of the double berth, there is a switch panel for cabin lighting and air fan operation, and a volume control for the central sound system throughout the yacht.
At the forward end of the cabin is a comfortable head/shower compartment, which is made from an easily maintained pre-fabricated GRP module, which has a Mira 88 shower control. Over the vanity shelf is a larger mirror. Outboard is a double cupboard unit. On a raised sole on the outboard side of the cabin is an electrically operated Lavac head. The compartment has an opening hatch.
Going aft a short hallway leads into the full width galley. The joinery in the galley is Alwgripped high gloss with teak edging and the sole with teak and holly, which can also be found in the passageway. The starboard side of the galley has a spacious work top, which includes a heavy teak door to the top loading deep freeze, with a storage area outboard. Aft is a Gaggenau double hot plate inboard, a griddle outboard, fitted with a removable lid. Next inboard along the aft bulkhead is a Gaggenau cooker with high-level grill and a large lower oven. Under this, there is a set of large drawers and a cupboard. The forward bulkhead counter has a double sink and an intercom telephone. Beneath the counter are a chest of drawers and a cupboard below the sink. A solid stainless steel handgrip is mounted to outboard. The minimum headroom in the galley is approximately 79"/2.00m, rising to approximately 82"/2.08m.
Port side of the galley area outboard, there is a table with a settee for crew dining. The counter to the forward side has a large double sink with cupboards beneath with cupboards over. Outboard of the crew dinette is a 13" Sharp flat panel TV & monitor for main 42" Plasma TV and the 24V DC panel. On the aft bulkhead is a converter. Inboard, there is a large top-loading refrigerator with double teak faced trap door. There is ample stowage for cups and coffee pots. Plenty of natural ventilation is provided by the opening hatches.
Aft of the galley and three steps up is the raised saloon. The area has tall overhead and large windows that create a bright and open feeling that contributes to TABOO’s spacious accommodations. The headroom in this area is approximately 86"/2.18m at the center. Two opening overhead hatches. There is seating to port and starboard.
Against the port forward bulkhead there is an entertainment center with Panasonic surround sound, a 42” Panasonic Plasma TV and a DVD player. On the centerline, there is an island fitted with stainless steel handrails. It contains two large refrigerators for cold drinks and a high level cupboard in which the music center is located. The banquet seating accommodates eight diners and an additional two can be seated on freestanding chairs. The dining table is: 78"/1.98m long, 53"/1.34m wide at the fore end and 34"/0.86m wide aft. Under the seating, there is storage for a large amount of dry goods.
There are two large opening hatches and a fan that act as natural ventilation.
A stair leads up to the center lounging cockpit. The cockpit has a large folding table that is used for alfresco dining. Aft is the separate steering cockpit with access to the aft accommodation via a cantilevered stainless steel ladder into a wide hallway. All aft compartments have varnished teak and holly soles.
The guest cabins are off the forward end of the hallway and are identical. The port cabin has 77"/1.95m headroom. The double berth measures 78"/1.98m long, 56"/1.42m wide at the head and 43"/1.09m wide at the foot. The lockers are above and outboard of the berth. Beneath are four drawers and a cupboard. Forward, there is a bedside table with two spacious drawers. Looking forward, there is a comfortable 35"/0.96m settee that is inboard of a large hanging locker and two cupboards. In each of the guest cabins, there is a Sharp 13” flat panel TV and a iPod stereo system. There are four opening ports, two into the cockpit and two in the outboard coaming.
The aft bulkhead opens into the head / shower compartment which is made of a white GRP module with teak sole grating. The electric Lavac is on the outboard side. On the inboard side is a GRP molded unit incorporating the sink and a Mira shower unit. Aft in the hallway is a full-length mirror fitted to the main entrance door of the engine room. Aft to starboard is the navigation center. Headroom is 73"/1.85m.
On the outboard side of the compartment, there is a berth at 78"/1.98m long, 28"/0.71m wide at the head and 9"/0.22m at the foot. Separating the berth and the chart table is a seat. The chart table is 56"/1.42m long and 26"/0.73m deep. There is a hatch overhead and two ports - one in the aft cockpit and one in the outboard coaming.
The utility cabin is located on the port aft side. Outboard is a tall linen cupboard and aft is a washing machine. Under the inboard counter are drawers and a cupboard. The windows and hatch are identical to the navigation center.
Crew accommodations are located off the foredeck of the yacht. From the deck forward of the foremast is the captain’s cabin with a double berth at 81”/2.05m long, 59”/1.49m wide at the head and 40”/1.01m wide at the foot. The dressing table has six drawers and a small cupboard with a short hanging locker behind it. Beneath the double berth are three drawers and two open storage bays. Above and outboard of the berth are three lockers. On the forward bulkhead are a clock, fan and a Sharp 10” flat panel TV with an iPod stereo system. Next to the door are the shared head compartments with a towel rail and hair dryer.
This cabin can be used as a fifth guest cabin. The head and shower compartment can be reached from the Captain’s/guest cabin and from the forward crew cabin.
The twin crew cabin is reached through a deck hatch. The berths are outboard against the sides and measure at 74”/1.87m long, 30”/.76m wide at the head and 180”/.45m at the foot. The twin crew cabin consists of a bedside table and a Sharp 10” flat screen TV.
Built by the Aquastar shipyard in the UK, TABOO was specifically designed as a charter yacht. As the latest Aquastar 81’ version, TABOO provides the best technology available. Her five double guest cabins each have a head and shower compartment while its saloon is huge and occupies the full width of the hull at its maximum beam! Furthermore, there is a vast area of deck space for sunbathing. The very large guest cockpit offers a separate steering cockpit.
Based on a hull design that has been proven in Whitbread race circumnavigation, and with her easy schooner rig, TABOO is a serious ocean going yacht, demanding low maintenance by comparison to most other yachts of her size. The rig size, rudder depth, and the aft section of the stern have been increased for added performance. TABOO has reached 22 knots!!
TABOO is a rare combination of sailing performance, low maintenance. As a charter yacht with 5 guest cabins for 10 guest she is in high demand with potential for high income. Taboo comes with a grandfather charter company in the BVIs that has a limited company already set up and ready for take over by a new owner.
After 20 years of charter, the owner is sad to see her go!