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Classy Comfortable Cruiser.

 Ta Shing Baba 40: Anyway

PRICE: $125,000 USD


Currently lying at :  Langkawi. Malaysia.


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Baba 40 for sale in Langkawi Malaysia
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Seaspray Marine are proud to present this exceptionally well appointed and maintained Baba 40, ANYWAY. Having been well loved, by three owners, since her launch in 1987, she is a proven capable world cruiser which has 1 circumnavigation and many ocean miles beneath her keel. Designed by Robert Perry, these boats were commissioned by Bob Berg, founder of Flying Dutchman International, and the range of BABAs were built in the shipyard in Ta Shing. It is believed that the name of the boat came from the way the Taiwanese workers pronounced Bob Berg's name, Ba-Ba, which also means "father" in Chinese. 

In the last few years Anyway has had an extensive list of upgrades and additions. This includes a new mainsail in 2018, complete with new sail cover, solar panels, Lipo 4 batteries and control systems. In 2017 she had a new anchor winch fitted, along with a new genoa, and in 2016, her bottom was professionally peeled, and recoated, and the topsides were repainted. She has truly been well cared for and is equipped and ready to go. 

The Baba 40 has become a favourite of world cruisers for their classic lines, teak interior craftsmanship, strength, off-shore capabilities and interior comfort and homely style. I am sure that Anyway will not disappoint you, and she is available for viewing, or for extra videos or information upon request.

Seaspray Yacht Sales is a division of Seaspray Marine Services. Qualified Shipwright Services established and operated in Langkawi for 10 years.



Vessel Name: Anyway

Launch Year: 1987

Length: 42' 8" - 13.00m

Beam: 4.1m

Draft: 1.8m

Displacement: 2900 lbs

Keel / Ballast: Integral, full with cutaway forefoot

Vessel Location: Vivanta Resort Langkawi

Region: Asia

Registration: 1880

Designer: Robert Perry

Builder: Ta Shing

Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP

Decks Material: Fiberglass

Engine: Yanmar 4JHTE

Engine Make: Yanmar

Number Engines: 1

Horsepower: 55hp, more with Turbo engaged

Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine Hours: 3000

Fuel Consumption:  2.5 L/ph @ cruise speeds

Max Speed: 8 kts @ 2800 rpm

Cruise Speed: 6 - 7 kts @ 2200 rpm

Propulsion: 3 blade fixed

Fuel: 300 litres in 2 ss tanks (new in 2009) fuel polisher between tanks.

Water: 500 ltrs in 2 stainless steel tanks (new in 2009)

Dinghy: Westmarine 2.7m inflatable

Outboard: 2.1 x 4 hp two stroke (2019), 1 x 4.5 hp 4 stroke (2009)

Covers: Bimini (2012) Hull (2018) foredeck (2019)



One very large forward double berth. One ¾ size berth in separate aft cabin, also capacious. Saloon height 6'4" (or more) throughout. Large butterfly hatch (with cover), opening brass portlights throughout. Mosquito mesh for all ports and hatches. Recently replaced all lights with LED's.


Cabins: 2 + Saloon

Berths: Two 6'plus berths, with lee cloths. Ability to lower saloon table and create another double bed

Shower: Separate from head. Hot and cold water.

Toilet: Manual

Entertainment: Am/fm radio plus cd player with remote and internal/external speakers.


Galley: Superb! Upgraded in 2009. Twin sinks, 12v Fans throughout the boat.

Refrigeration: Top loading large capacity fridge with well insulated movable dividers

Stove: Maxwell 4 burner with grill and oven

Hot Water: Electrical (240v) fitted 2012. Otherwise from engine.


Ground Tackle:

Maxwell electric windlass (20018). 2 x CQR anchors on bow, one unused Danforth plus one new Muir stowed as spares. 

Chain & Ropes:
60m newly galvanised 8mm chain on main anchor, 20m chain plus 50m warp on secondary. Spare warps, many mooring lines. Snubber (yoke). 


2 x lewmar 52,2 x Lewmar 30,1 x lewmar 43 (for genoa, staysl and main). 3 x lewmar 31 on mast, 1 x Barient 16 for reefing.

Safety Gear:

Johnbuoy /danbuoy. Lifering. Throw rope. Rope ladder, boarding ladder. Safety decklines. Harnesses. Granny bars. Extended safety rails (not wire). Grab bag with equipment. 
" Seabrake " system.


Bilge Pumps: 1 manual in cockpit. Two electrical in sump.

Life Raft: Yes, 4 person, but needs servicing.

Epirb: 2

Life Jackets: 6

Flares: Yes, plus out-of date spares. Verey Pistol.

Fire Protection: Two, plus fire blanket in galley.



Circuit System: 240v/12v converted from 110 in NZ 2012
House Batteries - /Type/Amps/Age: 2 x 200 a/h LIPO4 fitted in 2019, with bps 
Engine StartBattery- Type/Age: 1 x 80 a/h Trojan, fitted 2019
Solar Panels/Watts/Age: 2 x 100 watt flexible panels on bimini, 2019
Generator: 1 x 80 amp Balmar (with spare regulator fitted)
Charger: 240v 20a fitted 2012
Xantrex 12v Systems monitor

Electronics / Navigation:

Navigation Equipment: Foruno NX 300 Navtex receiver. Foruno 32 GPS. Raymarine C70 chart-plotter. 
VHF: ICOM 504 with command/cockpit mike
HF: No HF, but Iridium GO installed, with external aerial. 
AIS: Yes. New in 2014. Masthead splitter aerial. 
Radar : Raymarine. Disconnected. 
Depth/Speed/Wind Instruments: Raymarine ST40
Wind Vane: Monitor
Auto Pilot:
Autohelm coupled to Monitor sensor
Additional Comments on Instruments

Fuel and water tank monitors. Holding tank monitor. Gas sensors.


Sail Inventory:

New main 2019. New Genoa 2018.(Lee Sails). Stout working jib. Light-air Staysail. Storm jib. Lazyjacks and sail-container new in 2018.

Mast / Rigging:

Aluminium (original) mast. All standing and running rigging replaced in 2009.


Deck Gear:

Electric windlass, granny bars, doghouse.


Many spares and tools onboard, complete galley inventory, this boat is a 'head turner'. 
Loaded with manuals, and charts, both paper and electronic, and pilot books and cruising guides from Thailand to NZ, and some from the Pacific. 

Two previous owners. Major upgrade ($120 USD plus spent) in 2009, prior to Pacific crossing. Sailed from NZ by current owner. Arrived Malaysia 2016

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