Thursday, September 5, 2019

American Shipyard. Newport, Rhode Island.

                                     - The fleet, every year since 1781. Check your History book.
Back then, with an Admiral Fleet of War and for a War.
Now, bit different but showing the same signs of camouflage, tonnage, troops and flags of other kinds.

- In the same direction!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

De retour au bercail.

- What goes around, comes around.

- A good friend of mine purchased this "lobster yacht".
- Sold a few years ago, the boat has a history that you can follow in the article I wrote during her conception. - Good to have her back, she is a good one and being registered again in Newport, Rhode Island.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

R.I.P Jeremy McGeary.

- "Mac", a good man recently passed away. Too young to be dead at 71 years of age.

- Mac, as he preferred to be referred to, was an encyclopedia of knowledge in all directions. From discussing Fifth Elements to boats and everything in between.

- As a yacht Designer, Mac worked for Pedrick Yacht Design, Rodger Martin Design before returning to his native place in England to become chief designer at Camper & Nicholsons.
Returning to the US, Mac worked part-time for a couple of years at Tanton Yacht Design. Always subdued, simple, honest and brilliant. Especially good at details, he helped me to complete all aspects of several notable yacht designs.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Old fashion but good!

- Once in a while, classic boat plans are sold.
- And what makes people buy older fashion sailboats in the first place?
Nostalgia comes to mind. The liking to old things; be antique furniture, houses or cars. Boats are in a similar situation.
Beauty? Considering the limitless of boat shapes, rig and purpose somethings must tickle the senses.
Such is the case for a series of sailboat designs that have given birth to the Modern Bristol Channel Cutters; MBCC.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Brokerage. Rachel. J. Slocum, 50' schooner. And more Tanton's boats for sale.

                                        -New to the Market.

-Funny how things are. After publishing the see below Post about Sea anchor, Heaving-to and Drogue, it came to my attention that the actual boat is now for sale.

-Described as a unique vessel, she sure is. The reading of this schooner on, by D. W. Yachts, is what you need to know and I can help you fill the blanks as a co-Broker when you contact me personally. Full large scale plans will be made available to the Buyer.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Another Season is Starting.

Once in Newport, you owe to yourself to be on the water.
Many companies offer Charters; from 12 M, the Schooners Madeleine, Adirondack and being a little biased, the Sight Sailing of Newport with Aquidneck.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Sea anchor, heaving-to and drogue.

- Source:

- The 2018 Golden Globe Race. Started on July 1st in les Sable D'Olonne, France.
Forum: Ocean Racing Anarchy.
The 2018 Golden Globe Race. Pages 33-34 and others.

- I have no experience with Drogue, never had to use one.
If you read through the above caption on S.A, you get an idea of what it is.
- So, I thought to share the experience of one of my clients writing to me about his own sailing and tribulation with the drogue object in question; it is an interesting take.

- The following is from B.P.  Privacy is a concern, except that he is a very well known author. Including about his latest book about the Chappaquiddick incident. " Chappaquiddick Speaks".

- Back to the subject.
- South-Pacific, his integral letter follows.

- " I am sure this letter comes as a surprise, but I've got a lot of time on my hands and thought I'd drop you a line. I'm writing this at 37deg. S. Latitude, 140deg. W longitude about a week out of Pitcairn Island  (if the storm coming along in the next few hours doesn' do me in, and the umpteen ones rolling in behind it).  Two weeks or so far from the Chatams, which are a small group of islands about 450 miles southeast of New Zealand.
The weather has been mostly miserable, with the wind almost constantly out of the north. that seems to be a problem in the Southern Ocean.

- My own note: the letter will read like a novel.  So have the patience for me to copy. (to be continued). Meantime, the news that prompted this segment in the Blog.

Caption: Quote Day 158 Update on Susie Goodall rescue.
_"British woman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL. Starlight after being pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2000 miles West of Cape Horn yesterday...."

Friday, April 19, 2019


-Well! I  took a breather and have neglected the Blog for what seems to be quite a while. No specific reasons, just a time out and maybe for reflections on many subjects and not necessarily having anything to do with my professional life which is Yacht Design and for which tantonyachtdesign. blogspot .com is all about after all.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Carter Offshore Production Boats.

-I took a little time out writing the Blog. Not out of lost things to say, just laps when going into Winter. Now it is Springtime, and as they say, things are moving again.
As the title suggests, I have received an inquiry about finding a Carter production boat for someone on a nostalgia quest to seriously race some unique racing boats from the 60s and '70s.
This is for a racing sailor, competitor, and winner in many classes and owning many boats with the same name. For privacy, I cannot divulge the identity, but if you have something to sell. I'll pass it on.

-The title picture is of Ydra, the aluminum built prototype for the production version of the Carter 37. Fiberglass made and a fast boat to these days. Thanks to copyright Demi-Coque for this renderings and others.

-Among the Production candidates I can think of:
Carter 40
Carter 33.
Carter 37
Carter 39
Carter 36. The Texas One Tonner.
I'll add more pictures as I retrieve them.