Our charter/cruising editor Kim Kavin just returned from a trip in Thailand aboard this yacht (a fitting destination, given the translation of "tai pan," which is "big shot," and her Asian decor." She features a great aft-deck lounge, with windows that can be removed to let cool breezes through. You can get a sneak peek at other rooms at www.taipan.org.
Y: 1982/1998; B: CRN, Italy/Rybovich Spencer, USA (refit); N: builder/Calhoun & Co.; H: steel; E: 2/1,220-hp Mirlees Blackstones
This article originally appeared in the November 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.