1999 Ta Shing Taswell 50 Kemah, TX
Posted on April 19, 2018 / 507
Price : $495,000
Listing Type : CruisersCutterSailSloop
Builder | Manufacturer : Ta Shing
Condition : Used
Year : 1999
Length : 50ft
Model : Taswell 50
Engine Make : Yanmar
Engine Model : 4LHTE Turbo Charged
Engine/s Year : 1999
Total Power : 110hp
HIN # : TSQ49042C797
LOA : 50'
Beam : 15
Max Draft : 7.3
Cabin Headroom : 6.42
1999 Ta Shing Taswell 50
1999 Ta Shing Taswell 50

$54,000 PRICE DROP! 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

Headroom is 65 or better, throughout the boat and storage capacity can only be noted as incredible. Beautiful first class workmanship in hand selected teak, sanded and treated to a smooth satin finish, with high gloss finish on all trim. The floor is teak and holly with 10 coats of Epoxy, varnished to a high gloss, on which rest the custom Belgium rugs, accenting specific areas. The overhead throughout is perforated marine grade Majilite fabric in a champagne color, with varnished teak battens, custom built and installed for easy drop-down overhead, in all areas. 

All doors are beveled and hand fitted, all hanging lockers are lighted and cedar lined and are equipped with louvered or vented doors. Overhead lighting is done with beautiful Cantalupi fixtures using LED lamps, as well as many fluorescent fixtures in appropriate places and tasteful brass reading lamps, 2 in forward cabin, 4 in the main saloon and 4 in the aft cabin with two large led lamps inside of the crystal locker accentuating the crystal as the centerpiece and purveying  the luxury of the yacht.  In addition there is theater lighting down both sides of the main salon over and under the curtains as well as behind the custom built hand held starburst center piece over the starburst table.

The upholstery has been upgraded to high grade custom, 300,000 double rub upholstery, (most upholstery is 15,000 double rubs.) in a beautiful Hunter Green, which is accented throughout the yacht. There are white curtains trimmed in green, lined with black out fabric in the main saloon and custom black out port covers, trimmed in green, in the staterooms etc.  There are two electric 13 way power custom built FLEXSTEEL swiveling easy chairs covered in green ultraleather for viewing of the 76 big screen video system

There are custom teak handholds mounted throughout for additional safety whilst underway, most notably over the main dinette, where you will find handholds designed into the table lighting unit. Forward berth and saloon settees have lee-cloths.

THE BEAR NECESSITIES features private accommodations for two couples in separate cabins, plus a settee berth and sleeps up to six people in accommodations with the forward cabin, main salon and owners quarter berth cabin.


Starting most forward, with access from a 30 x 30 Hood yacht systems 316 SS  overhead hatch (plus a spare hatch that conveys with the yacht) that allows for easy sail changes from inside to outside, as well as through a large door in the forward area leading to the centerline forward-Berth shower and bathroom suite.  There is a divided chain locker with U shackles holding the bitter end of the high tensile chain that is bolted to the center division of the divided locker so as to never lose the bitter end!!!, and drains in the locker.  Outboard louvered lockers and cabinets, shelving, swing out work seat (Plus spare seat that conveys with the yacht) work surface to starboard and center and nonskid flooring that is removable for access to the bow thruster.   Both to port & starboard, just forward of the shower bulkhead, there are 2 large lockers (1-each side) with access from the workshop and floor to ceiling storage for spares and miscellaneous items We all know there is never enough storage on a yacht . On the portside of the workroom, there is a sail storage area.

The knowledgeable liveaboard cruising yachtsman, knows well, how necessary an actual workshop is, for comfortable long-term cruising.  With the abundant storage for spares, ships fluids, work surface, the cruising sailor has ONE place in which to find those emergency ne

Navigation/Command Center

Directly aft of the main salon and to port, is the ships command center, in a proper offshore, forward facing designed navigation station. Here we have a huge forward facing chart table, with an additional shelf and work area to port, creating an L shaped navigation area with tremendous room for an exceptional compliment of navigation and electronic equipment for easy use while navigating.

The large nav table/desk, which can hold real sized navigational charts also has an under the desk, slide-out drawer for the wireless computer keyboard. The Captains Chair is a comfortable contoured, swivel style arm chair, with teak arm rests, mounted on a stainless steel pedestal, for comfort while navigating in offshore sailing conditions. Above and outboard there is one deck prism, for added light.  The main electrical panel is at your fingertips from the Captains nav chair for complete control of the yacht at this position.

There are 2-generous storage lockers under the desk top and beside the Captains chair, 3-large doors under the nav station half-bulkhead and a large louvered cabinet, outboard and above the Captains chair. Above the desktop, forward and to port, is yet another locker where the scanner is mounted on a hinged door, and just aft of scanner in the alcove is where the printer is located, almost directly under the deck prism. The interior port side line drawing shows this area well. Just forward is the ships Chelsa brass clock and brass barometer which also convey with the yacht. 

There is a custom built 12V computer, entirely built and designed for THIS YACHT, with wireless mouse, wireless keyboard and external speakers. Included, are many Navionics charts for the Caribbean and East Coast of the U.S., some still in original packaging, which work with the E120 display, and the Navionics charts may be plugged into the small unit under the computer and shown on the computer display. The computer and the E120 display are linked together via an Ethernet cable, which allows you to view all of your chartings from below at the navigation station, and then upload it all, to the E120 in the cockpit.

Also, there are traditional paper charts of the Caribbean and East Coast, which are rolled and stored behind the curtains in the navigation station, none of which have ever been used, but are there in case you might ever need them.

To starboard of the Captains chair, under the companionway, just aft of the top stair, is an extensive opening electrical panel with labeled switches, gauges and meters. There are 3-bottom hinges on the panel for easy access to all wiring and connectors and this area has been fitted with lighting for easy viewing of wiring systems. This electrical panel is covered with a thick clear, hinged Lexan door to protect from shirt sleeves accidentally tripping a breaker as you walk past. Below are two opening doors which provide one of six doors  for great engine room access.

Aft of the Captain’s chair and navigation center, there is a large, walk-through louvered door, which leads to the Captain’s suite aft head, which will be described further, under Captain’s Aft Stateroom Suite.  In the designer’s opinion, having been formed by 15 years of living aboard and sailing over 60,000 offshore miles, this feature is one of the most desirable in a cruising yacht. There will be times, whether at dock or offshore, when it will be necessary to be wearing foul weather gear.  Being able to come down below, enter a head area and drop off salty wet gear, immediately aft of the companionway stairs, without going thru the main living areas or galley area of a yacht, is simply the best solution. In addition, the access to the aft head, provides the night watch the ability to come down, and use the head, without disturbing sleepin


To starboard of the centerline companionway with safety curved teak steps, fitted with nautical non-skid, you will find the classic, more than offshore-safe galley, that will delight the gourmet cook, whether at sea or dockside. The companionway steps also have hand-hold cut outs on the ladder sides for safety. Countertops are a light gray granite looking Corian. There are teak fiddles on work surfaces with higher fiddles with hand-hold cut outs on the forward curved cabinet and at the forward end of the sink.

Most notable, just forward of the galley sinks and outboard is a large curved cabinet which stores dry goods, enough storage for VERY extended cruising. This storage is in addition to the incredible galley lockers and storage areas aboard THE BEAR NECESSITIES.

Inside this large lighted cabinet, there are 3 areas for your galley stores and provisions. The first is the top pullout shelf that is a GENEROUS 48 deep and 25 wide. The shelves are deep but also have higher sides that drop down, to allow easy removal from the front and to, to keep goods secure.  The 2nd pull out shelf is 40 deep x 25 wide and both shelves have large bolt locks for safety at sea.  The 3rd bottom storage area is 30 deep by 25 wide.  In total, this equals 8 ½ feet x 7 ½ feet of storage for canned, boxed and glass food goods, more storage than in most land based, home kitchens.

Next aft is a bank of four large pullout drawers, with the top drawer having cutout areas, separating knives, forks and spoons. Above the counter is a large double louvered door, with access to a good sized 2-tiered storage area. There is a Thin Lite over the cabinet with a custom teak eye-shield in front, to prevent glare. All drawers and lockers in the galley are lined with white formica.

The stove alcove is next and there you will note a beautiful, gimballed 3-burner, Force 10 oven with broiler and a large S.S. safety bar across the front.  There is large pot and pan storage under. And overhead of the stove, is a louvered, double sliding door with another storage cabinet. Above the stove, is a custom built-in Vent-a-hood, with engine room type blower and special venting built in which pushes the cooking air and smoke out of the stern of the boat.no drifting odors coming back in at the ports or in the cockpit. The on switch is next to the Vent-a-hood, right next to the Fireboy propane sensing system which will shut down the propane system if there is a leak.

Further aft of the stove is a large work surface, with top loading access to both the refrigerator and freezer.  There are also two, traditional heavy front opening doors to the fridge/freezer with double seals on both doors, such that you do not have to unload the top half of the fridge or freezer, to access the bottom. Above are temperature gauges and controls for the refrigeration system, which is a custom designed and totally custom installed, dual Sea Frost system. One system is engine driven and one is a new (2017) 110V for use while at dock, or while running the generator.  There are 3 large capacity plates, 2 plates for the freezer, 1 for the refrigerator and both are mounted in the ceiling of the refrigerator and freezer with an additional side mounted plate in the freezer.  

At countertop, above fridge/freezer, there are temperature gauges for both the refridgerator and freezer.  Also, 2 switches are located here, which are light switches for the fridge/freezer and should the lights inadvertently be left on inside the units, a red warning light glows to alert the chef.  Above the counter, there are additionally,  2-large louvered sliding doors with more storage access. Mount

Captain’s Quarters

Moving aft of the galley, thru a beautiful arched and louvered door you will enter the Owner/Captains aft Master Suite.  There is access to this suite, on both the port and starboard  with the 2nd matching door, being directly aft of the Navigation/Command center and accessing the walk-thru aft stateroom head, which is an integral livability and comfort factor in this large aft cabin.

First and outboard, there is a full sized, double louvered door hanging closet that is lighted as well as lined in aromatic cedar. Next is a comfortable sofa in Hunter Green with wrap around shelf behind. Above is a S.S. port with tip out fan, for bringing in more air, than simply opening a port. There are white port covers trimmed in green, lined with black out fabric on all the aft cabin ports. Thus there are 4 fans to produce a great breeze across the aft bed and out the rear screened ports over the bed for comfortable sleeping at anchor when choosing to enjoy cool breezes at night.

There is a brass reading light on the bulkhead forward and a BEAUTIFUL crystal 110V lamp on a custom built teak corbel on the port bulkhead.  The lampshade compliments the gorgeous custom queen bed spread and the multiple decorator pillows. The sofa and lighting are duplicated on the port side of this large master cabin.

The queen bed has a 2 Temperpedic Mattress over a 6 custom innerspring mattress with a pillow top mattress cover over, making for the softest and most luxurious sleeping berth on an offshore sailing yacht. With the alcove at the head of the bed and the two settees to port and starboard, the aft stateroom makes for a comfortable and safe sea-berth.

There are 2-opening S.S. ports aft, which is the forward, pillow area of the berth, 2-brass reading lights and then the duplicate sofa, per the description above, for the port side. Next forward, is yet another large lighted, louvered, cedar lined, full length storage locker.

To port, starboard and under the berth and, are louvered vents and A/C intake air vents.

On centerline, at the foot of the berth, the aft stateroom forward bulkhead is graced with a beautiful dressing table with 2-lift tops, on the right and left side and 4-large drawers under. The large teak trimmed light has a 22 Thin Lite, with teak valance which lessens eye-glare.  Behind this removable dressing table, is yet another large door into the engine room.  

Above there is a large overhead hatch, Cantaloupi lighting, 2-additional dorades, all which enhance the ventilation, light and the wide open feel of this exceptional aft stateroom. 

Just aft of the nav station and to port of the companionway in the walk-through to the master Captains Suite, is the owners private head, with separate shower over a teak grate with Lexan door, and a large starboard shower seat, shower sump pump with filter prior to the punp in the engine room, oval S.S. washbasin and Corian counter top. Teak trimmed white Formica laminate bulkheads for an easy to clean, wipe down head. Note also that the 2-teak entrance doors to the aft head, both behind the nav station and in the stateroom, are custom fitted with white Formica laminate on the inside of the head area.

In the shower area, there is a good sized STARBOARD seating area with storage locker over, and an opening SS. Port. In front of the shower seat and installed outboard, there are 2-large opening doors, which reveal the built in combination Splendid brand, washer/dryer. Under the washer/dryer, there is a large locker for storing laundry detergent.  

Moving aft thru the shower, is the toilet and basin area, with storage under the sink and the same type of swing out toil



Keel: Integral Fin w/semi-balanced skeg-hung rudder.


LOA: 50 ft 0 in

Beam: 15 ft 0 in

LWL: 42 ft 0 in

 Maximum Draft: 7 ft 4 in

Displacement: 62000 lbs

Ballast: 11500 lbs

Headroom: 6 ft 5 in

Engines Cruising Speed: 7 knots @ 2200 RPM


Fresh Water Tanks: 3 Stainless steel (200 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: 1 (140 Gallons)

Holding Tanks: 2 (50 Gallons)






Broker’s Notes

You have a chance to view this world-class cruising yacht with the owner, who was extremely involved in the design process and can tell you everything you need to know. Call to set up an appointment. You will fall in love with this boat!

She’s also located in a great spot to jump off for world cruising, and she is READY! 

Don’t wait until tomorrow to live your dreams! Call me!

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.
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