1985 Ta Chiao Trawler

1985 Ta Chiao Trawler


Presented By

Jason Lilley



Our Location

San Diego
1450 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 203
San Diego, CA, US


THE TONK TUG is a classic single diesel trawler with an economical Ford Lehman engine and Stern Thruster! She has a nice screened enclosure surrounding the trunk cabin and a bimini on the bridge, and two helm stations for cruising in any weather conditions. She would make a great live-aboard and/or coastal cruising vessel!! 

Topsides:  Full forward is a single stainless steel (s-s) bow roller with one anchor controlled by a horizontal electric anchor windlass with “Up/Down” foot controls.  The windlass sits on a raised teak platform.  There is a single s-s bow rail with a teak rail that runs aft to gates, port and starboard, and around the stern.  The vessel also has a teak cap rail.  The decks are painted fiberglass with a non-skid additive.  The forward deck rises to the lower deckhouse which has an aluminum and acrylic hatch, a plastic dorade vent and teak handrails.  There are walking side decks on both sides from the bow to the aft deck/cockpit.  The deck then rises to the main deckhouse with the flybridge above.  Full aft is a flat deck/cockpit area with an opening aft rail for access to the fiberglass swim platform.  In the floor is a hatch for access to the lazarette which has the steering gear and water tanks.  At the forward end of this cockpit area is a door leading to the aft cabin and stairs leading to the upper deck.  The upper deck has a marine grade canvas bimini, a full marine grade mesh enclosure and loose chairs.  Moving forward and up two steps is the flybridge which has a helm station, forward, with a teak wheel, manual engine controls, engine instruments, electronics and storage lockers.  Aft of the helm are padded bench seats facing both forward and aft.  The flybridge area is covered by a folding bimini and has a s-s radar mast and s-s dinghy lifting boom. 

Below Decks:  Full forward is a chain locker followed a “V” berth and filler piece with drawers, storage and a small seat below.  Aft of the berth, to port, is a large hanging locker and to starboard is a head.  The head has a laminate countertop, a s-s sink, a manual toilet, a hand shower, a mirrored medicine cabinet, a teak grate floor and storage lockers.  Moving aft and up three steps, to port, is the galley which has a laminate countertop, a s-s sink, a three-burner propane stove and oven, a below-counter AC/DC refrigerator with a freezer compartment, multiple drawers and cabinets.  To starboard is the lower helm with a teak wheel, manual engine controls, engine instruments, electronics, electrical switches and the electrical panel.  Aft of the helm is a storage locker and drawers followed by an “L” shaped settee with storage below and a pedestal-mounted teak table.  Across from the settee, to port, is a small settee, storage locker and a microwave oven.  Aft and down two steps is the primary cabin which has a hanging locker to starboard followed by a double berth with storage outboard.  To port is the second head with a laminate countertop, ss sink, electric toilet, storage locker, mirrored medicine cabinet and a small bathtub/shower.  Aft of the head, to port, is a small seat and a storage locker.  In the center, aft, are stairs to a door leading to the aft deck.  The engine is located below the main salon. 


  • VHF:   A standard Horizon Eclipse on the flybridge and a Standard Horizon Matrix at the lower helm.
  • GPS: Garmin GPS Map 4210 Multi-Function Display (MFD).
  • RADAR:  Garmin HD displayed on the MFD. 
  • DEPTH FINDER:   Standard Horizon Depth on the flybridge and a Ray Marine ST40 at the lower helm.
  • COMPASS:  Richie 4-inch, mechanical at the lower helm and a second mechanical compass on the flybridge. 
  • NAVIGATION LIGHTS:  12-volt steaming, running and anchor lights.   
  • MISC:  Two rudder angle indicators, one at each helm.  

Basic Information

Manufacturer: Ta Chiao
Model: Trawler
Year: 1985
Category: Power
Condition: Used
Location: San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters?: Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type: Aft Cabin
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Type: -
Hull Color: -
HIN: TAC350441185
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 35 ft
LOA: 35 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Dry Weight:
Bridge Clearance:


Make: Lehman
Model: 6 Cylinder
Engine(s): 1
Hours: 1450
Cruise Speed:
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: 120 hp
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 260 Gal()
Fresh Water Tank: 200 Gal()
Holding Tank: 35 Gal()


Total Cabins: 2
Berths Count:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads: 2
Captains Count: No
Crew Cabins: -
Crew Berths: -
Crew Sleeps: -
Crew Heads: -


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.