Ta Shing's Taswell Yachts
Ta Shing's aim is to be one of the leading semi-custom yacht builders in the world, and their philosophy is to ensure the standing.
The Ta Shing Yacht Building Company Ltd dates back in boat building terms to 1947 when the now President of the company, Mr. C M Juan started building fishing boats and small commercial craft. Over 20 years ago the yard became involved in building sailing yachts, predominantly on an OEM contract basis for various American and occasionally European organizations. Today as this same organization and yard approaches its fiftieth year of boat building, and still with several of the same families involved in the manufacture of their yachts, has built up a strong reputation as one of the best cruising boat builders in the world.
The facilities at the yard in Taiwan City in the South West of Taiwan Island would be the envy of many Western yards, covering an area of over 90,000 sq. ft. Over the years, the craftsmen at the yard have constructed hundreds of yachts ranging from 30 ft to 72 ft, and every one of these can be truly classified as a semi-custom yacht in one way or another. With their own sawmill and drying kilns, Ta Shing's joiners and carpenters are well equipped to produce some of the finest woodwork seen afloat. A fully climate-controlled lay-up shop and an in-house design office capable of using the latest CAD systems are just two of the other factions of the company that support the "Ta Shing Quality" in their ever-developing range of yachts.
The Taswell range introduced in 1985/86 has evolved to be one of the most respected names in performance cruising yachts. From the design studio of Bill Dixon, they include yachts ranging from 44 ft through 50 ft, 56 ft, 58 ft, and to 60 ft, in both center cockpit and the All Season deck saloon versions. In line with their development program, a new yacht, the Taswell Dynasty 72, has recently been completed as the very latest, new project from the yard. In a joint venture, with Bill Dixon completing the naval architecture and the world-renowned Andrew Winch Designs team providing the styling and interior, the fabulous Dynasty has been created with the first yacht now sailing the world's Oceans. In the Dynasty, a world-class, second generation, semi-custom "super yacht" has been created -- a unique yacht in every dimension.