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40' Baba Cutter


GALENA is a beautiful example of the highly respected Ta Shing Baba 40. She shows true pride of ownership and has been continually upgraded by her long term owners. This Robert Perry design is considered to be one of the most capable cruising yachts on the water. She was designed for safe, comfortable passage making with excellent live aboard accommodations.

She has a generous master stateroom and a second private cabin for guests. Additional berths can be configured in the main salon.  Her immaculate interior accommodations are practical and gracious. All of the interior woodwork in GALENA is beautiful varnished teak. The joinery work is characteristic of Ta-Shing?s superior workmanship, all locker doors are louvered for maximum ventilation and there are warm teak battens along the hull sides. The cabin sole is teak and holly, the hull is fully insulated. The interior upholstery is done in durable green Ultra-suede fabric.

Her teak decks are in great condition and her ivory hull shines like new. She has a high quality Iverson's Design dodger, along with their signature bimini top and a connector piece. A removable full isinglass enclosure with covers completes the package and all is in excellent condition.

GALENA is the perfect platform on which to safely explore the far reaches of the worlds oceans.

Call us today to inspect this fine cruising yacht conveniently located on our docks! 


  • Make: Baba
  • Model: Cutter
  • Year: 1984
  • Length: 40ft
  • Name: GALENA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cutter
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • Designer: Robert Perry
  • Builder: TA SHING Yacht Building Co, Taiwan
  • LOA: 39.92 feet
  • LWL: 34.5 feet
  • Beam: 12.83 feet
  • Ballast: 12000 pounds
  • Displacement: 30000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Universal Diesel
  • EngineModel: M-50
  • EngineYear: 1984
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1700
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 150 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions


The master stateroom is forward has a queen size berth with a new Tempurpedic mattress, drawers, louvered lockers and shelves.  A small seat and hanging locker is to starboard. This stateroom has an overhead hatch, two opening ports and a deck prism. Next, aft to port, is the head with a generous separate stall shower with seat, a marble vanity, stainless steel sink, mirrored cabinet, storage lockers and two opening ports. Opposite to the head entrance is a hanging locker.  The light and airy main salon has five opening ports and two large opposing hatches. There is a U-shaped dinette to port and comfortable settee to starboard with a nice end table.  The aft end of the settee is used as a seat for the large aft facing navigation station.  A deck prism is located over its work area. There are multiple drawers, shelves and louvered lockers. The guest stateroom is located at the foot of the companionway stairs to starboard and contains a double berth, hanging locker, table, drawers and shelves. Two opening ports provide nice ventilation as well as good communications with the cockpit.

  • Webasto DBW2010 12V Central Hydronic Diesel Heating System
  • Custom Stained Glass and teak doors
  • Custom Tempurpedic Memory Foam mattress with cover in master stateroom 

The chefs galley is located to port at the foot of the companionway. It is U-shaped to maximize counter and storage space.  There is a double stainless steel sink located close to centerline, hot and cold pressure water, back up fresh water foot pump. The large top front loading, refrigerator/freezer is cooled using a newer Vitrifrigo 12V cold plate system. Counter tops are white Formica with an attractive custom tile backsplash and there is abundant storage in drawers and cabinets. Two opening ports, and the companionway provide excellent light and ventilation.

  • Top & Front Loading refrigerator and freezer w/ 12V Vitrifrigo cold plate system 
  • New Force 10 gimbaled 3 burner propane stove with oven & broiler
  • Kenyon propane safety solenoid shut off system
  • Double stainless steel sinks near centerline
  • New classic brass sink faucet
  • Multiple drawers and cabinets for storage
Deck and Hull

GALENA is a beautiful Perry designed blue water yacht.  She has an ivory hull, molded non-skid on house top and forrest green boot and wale stripes.  Decks are 5/8” laid teak which is in excellent condition, the bulwarks have a teak cap rail, laminated bow sprint, bow anchor platform with double anchor rollers, Samson post, teak cockpit seats, grate, and a teak rub rail. There are thirteen (13) bronze opening ports, all with screens, an opening hatch over the forward cabin with screen, 2 overhead hatches in the main salon. Four (4) dorade vents with stainless steel ventilators, stainless steel traveler base, and a boom gallows. Three (3) deck prisms.  Double bow and stern rails with gates port and starboard, (2) mast pulpits.

  • BottomSiders Cockpit Cushions in light tan with white accent stripe
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Fiberglass Lapstrake style hard dinghy (1984)
  • Bottom freshly painted and all new zincs installed in March 2017
  • New injectors installed on the engine in March 2017
Canvas and other extras
  • Iverson Design dodger bimini and full cockpit enclosure in perfect condition
  • 90 mil isinglass in perfect condition
  • Window covers for all isinglass panels
  • 1 1/4 inch stainless dodger & bimini frame
  • Full set of BottomSiders cockpit cushions in perfect condition
Sail Inventory
  • Lee main (very good condition)
  • Lee spare main with jiffy reefing and cover (fair condition)
  • Genoa 130 on Harken Roller Furling (good condition)
  • Clark 90% Yankee (good condition with some corrosion on clips)
  • Ulmer Multi=purpose spinnaker with sock (excellent condition)
  • Lee Staysail (good condition with some corrosion on clips)
  • Lee storm jib (excellent condition with some corrosion on clips)
  • Lee Trysail (excellent condition)
  • Datamarine Depth Sounder w/ repeater at helm
  • Datamarine Speed/Distance w/ repeater at helm
  • Davis Windex, masthead vane - wind direction
  • Apelco 8500 VHF Radio
  • Jensen MCD-5112 AM/FM/CD w/ (2) Pioneer speakers
  • Toshiba 18 inch flat screen TV set
  • SEA 322 SSB Radio
  • Ships Bell ship's clock
  • WEMPE barometer
  • Tide clock
  • Micrologic ML 5000 Loran (Obsolete)

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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Mark Miner

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