Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tanton Yacht Design in Images.

- A new inquiry for this old Ray Hunt war horse prompted me to show her again. But, I am suggesting more "Modern" initiatives to vamp up the program.

- With the Mini Transat just completed, I am showing the hulls evolutions since 2011 with the introduction of the scow stem more related to a round nose and with no restriction set for the width at the bow.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Class 40.

 - Original Model year 2008. TYD#282.

- A new commission for a Class 40.

- This one from Hawaii. Unlikely place for the Class, nevertheless a boat with a program of distance travels.

- Long observer of the 40's, I started in 2008 with the first study; a simplified version to get my feet wet; as seen below.

- This Model, 2009 is further improved with more stability and with harder chines.

- Very basic, until 2011 when I introduced what I believe the first so called "Scow Bow". Granted, largely inspired by David Raison's Mini Transat of that year with a round nose and a winner. Adopted to a 40, the volume is enormous and soon the Class Association put a dent to the size, by placing limits in terms of measurements.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Videos. youtube.com

- TYD#852. Tanton Custom 73. Velos.


- TYD#225. Sailing Lily; about the building of a Modern Bristol Channel Cutter. youtube.com  

 For any questions: sailing yacht lily@gmail.com; or tantonyachts@gmail.com

-TYD#965- 205. 

 Arctic SeaCamel. youtube.

_ TYD#309. Ilgaz.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Feadship and ELIA.


 WoW! Please read again from Junk Rig to Elia on this Blog.

I am not pretending that the source started with the small 10M. aluminum cruising boat TYD#153, but I am glad that the Trend is there and sponsored by one of the best Shipyard in the world.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

20 Meter Sailboat. Making progress


- A few explanations are in order.

- As you know by now, most of my work is about custom boat designs. When I say most, it is about all of them. See an earlier Blog: Custom Yacht Design.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Custom Tanton Sailboat Tour - EP16 #retroboat with #sailinganarchy Scot ...

- In case you are wondering what she looked like before modifications over 35 years; look at the keel and rudder in particular. I'll show the new keel and rudder of 2004 for comparison.
(more later).

Monday, September 28, 2020

Custom Boat Design.

- What is the best way to start a custom boat design?

- Being someone involved at 98% with individuals boats, there is pattern that one must follow.

- The project has to be fun because, it is pretty expensive. So, you may as well enjoy the process for the price.

- But, it has to start from the client with a realistic approach about cost, timing and have some firm ideas about the boat itself.

- Fortunately the clientele for customs boats is in general well informed and, very likely had many yachts beforehand.

- From my side, before embarking on a new project, I definitely communicate the process by engaging the customer to consider something I have done before among the many designs in his category for a possible match. And maybe with some modifications to lower cost of design and engineering.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Yacht Design; Yacht Designers in peril.

- I found this recent article written by someone involved in the design and reviews of Pleasure Boats.

- Yes time have changed since when first, I had the opportunity to draw wonderful Sea Creatures we call Sailboats. I'll leave it to that!


Bonus on Zoom