56' Ta Chiao CT-56 1989

Annapolis, MD

Ancestrial Salute

Ancestrial Salute a Ta Chiao CT-56, Robert Perry design

She is an extended range ocean vessel.  Ancestrial Salute has a modified full keel with a skeg mounted rudder under a ketch rig.  She is a powerful yacht both in appearance and ability.  Additionally, her full keel results in a draft 6'5".  Amazing for a 56' yacht and adds incredible possibilities for your future destinations.  Flexible sail plan and exceptionally comfortable sheltered cockpit with separate cockpit area for the helm. She has a gentle feel, whether at sea or at anchor. In addition to all her other great qualities, this is the ONLY Ta Chiao CT 56 originally built with FIBERGLASS DECKS!  Bottom just painted with Pettit Trinidad Plus (June 2017).

Extensive updates were completed between June 2013 and July 2014! See the full specifications for more details and CALL TODAY!   Ancestrial Salute is available now.  The owner says "make me an offer, Ancestrail Salute will not disappoint.


Refit and Upgrades completed between June 2013 and July 21, 2014:

All new standing rigging

  • Swedged fitting on upper ends
  • Sta-Lok mechanical fittings on lower ends
  • New SS Turnbuckles
  • New Insulated backstay for SSB Antenna
  • New Steps on Lower Main and Mizzen Mast for Conveniently Going Aloft
  • Six New Spinlok Clutches on Main Mast
  • Two New Spinlok Clutches on Mizzen Mast
  • Additional Cleats added to both Main and Mizzen Masts
  • All New electrical wiring ran through both Main and Mizzen Masts
  • Upper Spreader on Main Mast Replaced
  • New Strong Track Installed on Main and Mizzen Masts 
  • New Lazy Shacks Installed on both Main and Mizzen Masts
  • New Schaefer 4100 Roller Furler installed for Jib
  • New VHF Antennas put on Main and Mizzen Masts
  • New Mounting Bracket Installed on Mizzen Mast for all celestial Mushroom Antennas
  • New Awning Tracks installed on Main and Mizzen Masts for shade covers
  • Additional Pad Eyes Installed on Main and Mizzen Masts for Preventer lines, Sheet Blocks and Reefing Lines

New Running Rigging

  • All Running Rigging Lines were replaced with VPC and Endura Braid halyards and Sta-Set Sheets from New England Ropes
  • New ladder steps to access the Bimini top and mizzen mast boom
  • New Heavy Duty Series 70 Selden Blocks Installed throughout Rigging
  • 3 New Spinlok line clutches for traveler and Main Sheet added near cockpit entrance
  • 11 New Garhauer Stanchion Blocks
  • New Self Tailing Plates on all Winches
  • All Winches Serviced and Greased
  • New SailPaks on Main and Mizzen Masts
  • New Staysail Sail Cover
  • Replaced UV protection cover on Jib
  • Replace the Main and Mizzen double line slab reefing (controlled at the mast bases)
  • New Dinghy Lift System for the davits with two 15” wide straps
  • New custom sun shade tarps the cabin top (mounted on main boom)


  • Custom screen safety panels in the lower sections of the life rails on the aft end of the boat
  •  Stripped Varnish from exterior teak 11 coats of Schooners 96 applied


  • New Sunbrella material on Dodger and Bimini
  • New Sunbrella material on Cockpit Cushions
  • New 1” Stainless Steel Side Rails in Aft Cockpit
  • Soft cover/door for the companionway entrance
  • New Stainless Steel security grid insert for the companionway entrance
  • New Stainless Steel security grid inserts for all hatches

ENGINE Regularly Maintained 

  • 3811 Hours
  • 6 New Fuel Injectors March 2014
  • New Oil Cooler
  • New Transmission Cooler
  • New Fuel Lift Pump
  • New Transmission Seal
  • New Balmar high amperage alternator
  • New Bomar Max Charge MC-614 voltage regulator
  • New Refrigerator Engine Driven Clutch
  • 8 New 200AH 6volt AGM batteries wired in series/parallel for a 12 VDC - 800 AH house bank This is the equivalent to 4 (4)D Batteries
  • Polished Starboard Fuel Tank – Port Tank was clean


  • New 24" 3 blade Max Prop
  • Original 24" 3 blade Max Prop refurbished and on board as spare
  • New Propeller Shaft
  • New Cutlass Bearing
  • New Shaft Coupling
  • New Single Lever Motor Control
  • New Morris Throttle Cable


  • Garmin NEMA 2000 backbone system
  • Garmin 7212 Multi-display GPS at helm
  • Garmin GMI20 instrument display
  • Garmin GMR24HD radar 48-mile radar
  • Garmin GSD24 sonar
  • New Garmin Depth Sounder
  • Airmar B744Vl Long Stem Transducer
  • Raymarine Smart Pilot X30 Autopilot
  • Garmin XM weather antenna
  • Garmin GWS10 wind instruments
  • Garmin AIS Model AIS600
  • Garmin 6208 Multi-display
  • GPS at nav station
  • Garmin VHF200 at nav station with remote mic in cockpit
  •  Raymarine Load Hailer on mast
  • Garmin GMI10 multi-instrument display
  • Iridium 9555 Satellite phone with wall mount in nav station and mast antenna
  • Fusion MS-IP700i NEMA2000 compatible Stereo with multiple iPod adapters and interfacing with Garmin GPS cockpit display
  • Sirius XM Radio with lifetime subscription, upgradeable to weather XM with subscription
  • Poly Planer Cockpit Speakers
  • SSB wiring and antenna

Anchoring System

  • Primary anchor: New Spade S180 (100#) anchor with Quickline Ultra-Flip swivel on 200 ft of 3/8”BBB chain and 175' of Mega Plate rode
  • Secondary anchor: New Spade S180 (100#) anchor with Quickline Ultra-Flip swivel on 80 ft of 3/8”BBB chain and 275 ft of 5/8” Mega Plait rode.
  • Snubber: 15 ft of 1” three strand Nylon line shackled to the lower bobstay stem fitting
  • Maxwell 3000 windlass was serviced, lubricated in 2013 and a Sunbrella cover sewn for it.


  • 12V Isotherm Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Dickerson Mediterranean Stove 3 burner stove/oven
  • Microwave
  • Manual foot pumps for fresh and salt water in galley
  • U-Line ice maker


  • Jabsco Toilet in Aft Head
  • Macerator pumps in Aft and Forward heads
  • Vent Hoses in both aft and forward heads
  • Jabsco Salt Water Wash Down Pump for Bow
  • Jabsco Fresh Water Pump
  • Fresh Water Accumulator
  • Hoses from fresh water tanks to water pressure pump
  • All sea cocks serviced and operational


  • Wiring for Main Bilge Pumps ( high and low water pumps)
  • Electrical Switches for both High and Low Water Bilge Pumps
  • High Water Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Float Switch for High Water Bilge Pump
  • 12 Volt Solenoid for Windlass
  • LED Spreader lights on Main and Mizzen mast
  • LED Foredeck Lights
  • LED Tri-Light on Main Mast


  • Bottom Sanded and Painted June 2017 (Pettit Trinidad Plus)
  • Refurbished Bob Stay and Dolphin Striker
  • Re-Installed Stem Fitting for the Bob Stay with new SS Bolts
  • Main and Mizzen Mast Removed and Inspected
  • Main Mast Chain Plates removed, inspected, electropolished, reinstalled w/new hardware as required




Interior Layout

Sleeps five in private cabins and one more in semi-private comfort in a spacious layout with unique teak joinery and graceful, classic style combined with all the modern comforts. Farthest forward is the crew quarters/storage area with one bunk berth and egress through a foredeck hatch as well as access to the forward head and stateroom.

Forward Stateroom

The forward stateroom is the full width of the boat, with a semi-enclosed double berth to port and across from it a single berth to starboard (both with privacy curtains). This layout allows a couple to enjoy exceptional space and can also flex to accommodate a family or three guests. Screened opening hatches above each bunk and generous storage. The forward head serves this stateroom with a shower, head and marble countertop.

Aft Stateroom

The aft stateroom is surprisingly large and impressive, with four opening portals across the transom above the centerline queen berth. Both staterooms feature memory foam mattresses. Curved lounge seats too port and starboard provide ample seating. This stateroom has an ensuite private head with bathtub/shower and marble countertop. There is also a large hanging locker, mirrored vanity, and 15” flat panel TV.


The salon features a surprisingly large curved settee to port, as well as generous storage, built-in bookcase and bar (with icemaker) with access to the galley. The nav station and two lounge chairs are to starboard, facing forward. There are two opening portals in the main salon, plus generous picture windows. A 32” flat screen TV, sound bar, and satellite radio (Sirius XM) with MP3 connections make the salon a perfect entertainment center at the dock or underway. Cabin soles throughout are teak and holly.

Galley and Dinette

The galley is aft of the salon to port, with a compact, professional layout, and sufficient storage to support staffed service as well as self-serve food preparation.
The U-shaped dinette to starboard includes a hinged bench seat for larger parties that seats 6 to 8 comfortably. In addition, the dinette table top drops down to form a generous bunk with privacy curtains. Good storage under the dinette.

  • Dickenson Mediterranean Stove - 3 burner (2013-2014)
  • U-Line ice maker (2013-2014)
  • Manual foot pumps for fresh and salt water in galley (2013-2014)
  • Microwave (2013-2014)
  • Large separate freezer/refrigerator with top and side access (2011)
  • 12v Isotherm Refrigerator/Freezer (2015)
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • LG Clothes Washer (2013-2014)
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Generous teak locker



Deck Equipment
  •  456 EPIRB
  • 4-person liferaft (Re-certified in 2013)
  • MOB sling and MOB pole w/light
  • Heavy duty SS tender davits and boarding ladder and platform unit on the stern
  • Primary anchor: New Spade S180 (100#) anchor with Quickline Ultra-Flip swivel on 200 ft. of 3/8”BBB chain and 175' of Mega Plait rode
  • Secondary anchor: New Spade S180 (100#) anchor with Quickline Ultra-Flip swivel on 80 ft of 3/8”BBB chain and 275 ft of 5/8” Mega Plait rode
  • Snubber: 10' of 5/8 Dynema shackled to 10' of three strand Nylon line
  • Maxwell 3000 windlass was serviced, lubricated in 2015 and a Sunbrella cover
  • (4) Propane tanks in separate deck locker
  • Two heavy duty motor mounts installed on aft rail (2008)
  • Teak bow pulpit with stainless dolphin striker
  • Salt water anchor wash down forward, fresh H/C shower for swimmers aft
  • Main and mizzen spreader lights
  • Emergency steering tiller


Electrical System
  • Northern Light 9 KW generator (7732K-36184C), approx 7123 hours (serviced and replaced water pump 2017)
  • 140W Solar Panels (4) with triStar 45Amp MPPT charge controller
  • Gen Sept water separator to quiet generator exhaust (2008)
  • (8) 200 AH 6V AGM house batteries (2016) and (1) 8D battery, each dedicated to engine and generator
  • Inverter and battery monitor
  • Low voltage halogen reading and indirect lights installed throughout in 2008
  • 50 ft and 25 ft (50 amp) shore power cables (2008)