A gorgeous example of Robert Perry’s best sailing yacht designs, Serenity is a great choice for a couple or a small family looking for a lifetime of short or long-distance ocean cruising. Having already circled the globe two times, this 16-year-old Tayana 52’ still looks good as new and has been well maintained by the previous owners.
Since 2021, Serenity has been given more than $125,000 in upgrades, including new finishes, a new radar, plotter, and wind transducer, dodger and bimini tops, and many other improvements. Fitted with electric halyard winches and boom and roller furling headsails, much of the Serenity’s sailing can now be done with the push of a button. Port and starboard mast pulpits allow for safe work at any heel angle. A sail locker, located just aft of the staysail tack, can accommodate the spinnaker, numerous lines, and fenders while under way.
The center cockpit layout has Edson pedestal steering, a single-lever shift and throttle controls, comfortable bench-seat cushioning, and full instrumentation. A suite of Garmin electronics was installed at the helm last year, along with Raymarine speed and depth displays and autopilot. A teak Edson table can be folded out for outdoor dining, but the entire cockpit can be completely covered with canvas when the weather moves in.
For entertainment, the boat is equipped with a Fusion stereo interfaced to the Garmin displays, a Samsung 42″ TV in the salon, a Denon surround receiver, a Sony Bluray player, Bose speakers, and a 12V outlet for charging tablets or phones.
Belowdecks, the interior is flooded with light and air from openable portholes and five deck hatches. The interior salon has a circular dinette and dining table to port and a settee to starboard. The navigation station, aft of the settee, features a raised chart table, a seat, and access to most controls and gauges. On the port side of the interior passageway, the linear galley is equipped with a gimballed, three-burner Force 10 propane stove, a microwave, double stainless steel sinks, a refrigerator and freezer.
The forward stateroom has a queen-sized berth, an en suite head, and a separate shower. The master stateroom, located aft, features a walkaround queen bed, plus port and starboard seats, and a Samsung 24″ TV. plus a large head a separate stall shower.
For windless days, Serenity is powered by Yanmar 10-hp engine, capable of reaching 6.6 knots, as well as a bow thruster for docking assists. The aft deck also secures an Achilles 11′ fiberglass RIB. A new transom shower has been added, with hot and cold fresh water, and six solar panels overhead. Two seats are built into the aft pulpit, plus two more seats atop the arch, providing ample space for fishing, grilling, or socializing.
Specs & Info
LOA 52’ (59′ including dinghy) · Beam 15’1” · Draft 6’6”
265 gal. / 225 gal. / 50 gal.
Yanmar 10 hp
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