1978 Ta Chiao CT 42 Mermaid

  • 42 ft
  • Ketch
  • Stratford, CT, US

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It is hard to describe Mi' Amore with words so there are many pictures included in this listing to give interested parties a sense of the beauty and details of both the interior and exterior of this yacht.

Mi' Amore is a Ta Chiao Bros. built ketch with a modified full keel, long overhangs, clipper bow with a wine glass tansom.  Her hull is fiberglass laid up in a mold with gelcoat topsides.  Her deck is overlaid with teak and feature wood caps rail on long bulwarks.  Both her main and mizzen spars are glued up wood with a durable varnish finish.

Mi' Amore's interior is breath taking!  Her fit and finish is outstanding as is well established from the very experienced wood working craftsmen of Taiwan.  The details from the wood finish, the fabrics, the lighting, the hardware to the overall layout is exceptional.  This boat needs to be seen to appreciate the care she continues to receive and the value she represents.  To be aboard her is to experience another age of sailing and a very rich level of accommodations and genteel lifestyle.



Basic Information

Ta Chiao
CT 42 Mermaid
Stratford, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Mi' Amore
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
William Gardner
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
47 ft - 14.33 meter
13 ft 4 in - 4.06 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 10 in - 1.78 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
39500 lbs


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
70 (Individual), 70 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
75 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
120 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
Crew Berths:
Crew Sleeps:
Crew Heads:




Mi' Amore's interior woodwork and layout will transport you to anther time.  The fit and finish is so attractive.  The layout is so functional.  She must be seen to be appreciated fully but in lieu of a visit the pictures in this listing should give you a good sense of the craftsmanship, the care and the beauty that awaits the next owner.

Starting at the bow the vessel features a large finished room for sails and gear. With built in lockers and shelves for secure storage.  Access to the sail locker is through a deck hatch or doorway in the forward stateroom.

Just aft of this large stowage area is the georgeous owner's stateroom with a full length pullman berth to starboard that pulls out further for additional sleeping area.  This stateroom features many built-in lockers, cabinets and drawers and private access to the large head which feature a separate stall shower.  The rich cabinetry is contrasted with bright white panels and soft striped wall covering around the many port windows.

The large head is to port and can be accessed directly from the owner's stateroom or from the main salon.  It features a large vanity with sink, bright white easy to clean surfaces, a marine head and a large separate stall shower with hot and cold pressure water.

The main salon is just aft the head and owner's stateroom in the widest part of the boat. To starboard is a long settee.  Just above the settee are three cabinets for storage and the air conditioning unit for the vessel.  To port is the dining area with a three sided settee that converts to a large double berth when the dining table is lowered.  Behind the settee are cabinets and shelves for stowage and the beautifully polished ports.  A large opening hatch with attached screen doors provides additional ventilation into the salon.

Just forward the starboard settee is the navigation area with an opening chart table and a large quarterberth with additional cabinets and shelves for stowage.

  • Air conditioning
  • Polished copper sink in head with solid brass faucet
  • 13 solid brass ports
  • Solid teak butterfly hatch with split screen doors in main salon
  • Solid teak overhead hatch with screen door in master cabin
  • Solid teak overhead raised hatch with screen in sail locker


Mi' Amore features a large U-shaped sea going galley with a polished copper sink, hot and cold pressure water, a deep ice box with access from the top and front, a Black & Decker refrigerator and a microwave oven. For storage there is a variety of drawers, cabinets, lots of countermtop space and special racks for bottle, glassware, paper towel and towel bars for storage.

  • Ice box  (cold plate in ice box not working)
  • Emerson microwave
  • 110v Black & Decker refrigerator/freezer
  • Polished copper sink
  • Solid brass faucet
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • No stove..refrigerator installed in its place

Electronics and Navigation

  • Garmin 172c chartplotter gps
  • Horizon depth sounder
  • Horizon knotmeter
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Uniden VHF radio
  • Windex
  • Isolated wire antenna between masts for long distance radio


  • Fully battened main sail
  • 150% roller furling genoa
  • 120% roller furling genaker
  • Mizzen sail
  • Self tending storm sail on inner stay
  • Spinnaker sail


  • Box Sitka spruce spars
  • Solid spruce booms
  • 1x19 stainless steel  standing rigging
  • Running rigging is braided synthetic lines
  • Mast steps on mizzen mast
  • Barlow winches on masts and in cockpit
  • Spreader lights on main and mizzen masts


  • Blue Sunbrella sail covers


  • 12 volt
  • Two group 27 marine batteries
  • Pro Mariner battery charger
  • Alternator
  • Electrical panel
  • 125 volt ac shore power
  • 30 amp shore power cord
  • Marine Air Air Conditioning


  • Yanmar 70 h.p. four cylinder turbo diesel 
  • Engine hours since overhaul:  105 hours
  • Kanzaki transmission
  • Engine instruments (tachometer, oil pressure, water temp)
  • Single lever control at helm
  • Closed system cooling with coolant and heat exchanger

Docking and Anchoring

  • CQR 45 lbs anchor with 200' chain rode
  • Manual windlass
  • Fenders
  • Dock lines


  • Horse shoe
  • Lifejackets
  • Throwable
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Air horn

Other Equipment and Features

  • Solid teak ships wheel at helm
  • Solid teak curved taffrail surrounds the cockpit
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits
  • 1" stainless steel on the teak toe rails and on the teak rub rails
  • Teak flag staff with nautical American flag
  • Teak carved bow sprit with twin Sampson posts
  • Teak stern name plate
  • Teak stern hailing port plate
  • Teak name boards on port and starboard bow
  • Hull freeboard is designed with lapstrake style look
  • Schooner Gold varnish used on all exterior varnished surfaces

 Items not included in sale

  • Dinghy and outboad motor
  • Owner's personal gear and tools

Recent Upgrades

Starboard fuel tank (plastic) installed 2010

Engine overhauled

Battery charger (June 2017)

A/C pump (2016)

Cabin top painted (july 2017)


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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate 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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