Friday, January 26, 2024

Tanton Yacht Design is 50 years old!

 

Very hard to believe. 

- From being 27 years old to now and to the future.

- Making me, in my field one of the oldest Design Firm in America. Sparkman and Stephens being the "doyen".

- Yes, I work mostly by myself, but at times I had very good helpers to contribute my wayward ways of going about things. 

Steve Baker of Jamestown and Jeremy McGeary come to mind. Very good indeed on the Design side.

I am not mentioning people involved with my Boat Building and Brokerage Ventures. Lets say that I also got involved with 3 start ups, others entities about boats, material and construction.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Marc Lombard.



- C'est avec tristesse que J'ai appris la mort de Marc Lombard.

- Lombard Yacht Design a été depuis 1982 une force dans le petit monde des architectes dessinant 

essentiellement pour la Plaisance.

- J'ai eu le plaisir de le rencontrer en Belgique a l'époque de la construction de Cote d'Or pour Eric Tabarly 

et de mon propre Desperado par le chantier Amtec. Lui meme ayant a Catamaran de 40' en lancement.

-Plus tard, j'ai pris connaissance d'un grand  bateau de charter base sur la coque de vendredi 13 utilisée 

comme moule.

- Mais aussi avec la gentillesse de me fournir quelques plans de details d'un Catamaran Privilege, lequel 

je devais rallonger d'une manière importante.

Farewell M.


Friday, August 11, 2023

La Trinite sur Mer. 10-11 August 2023.

 Organized by: " Les amis de Dick Carter" On Facebook.

Rendez-vous avec Dick Carter en vue de courir la Carter Cup, en la presence de Dick Carter avec qui j'ai 

eu la chance de travailler pendant des années.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Ocean Race. Newport stop.



- 11Th. Hour. The "local boat". Winner of the leg from Brazil to Newport Rhode Island. USA
At the start for the 5th leg across the Atlantic to Denmark.
 

Inshore race, prior the start of the next leg.




Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Merle Hallett R.I.P

 A man, a sailor and an entrepreneur.

Merle gave me the opportunity to Design one of his boats; the 42' Scaramouche, that he built in his own Boatyard.






Tanton Yacht Design is 50 years old!

  Very hard to believe.  - From being 27 years old to now and to the future. - Making me, in my field one of the oldest Design Firm in Ameri...