Thursday, May 5, 2011

Design 675 - Taltohna

Here's an interesting design that was heavily influenced by her owner, being an industrial designer himself. This is another example of a boat that was designed strictly as a cruising boat showing herself to be a good racing yacht, for example she is a 2 time winner of the Chicago to Mackinac Race.

Taltohna was built of wood by Sturgeon Bay Boat Works of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and launched in 1946.

Here are the plans.

Please note that the sail plan shows her as a ketch yet the image below shows her as a sloop. I have no information about when or why this change was made.

Here's an interesting article. Please double click for zoom.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-2"
LWL 33'-0"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 28,900 lbs
Ballast 10,011 lbs
Sail Area 1,072 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. I clearly remember Taltohna who was moored in the early fifties in Chicago's Belmont harbor near Querida, the 44' S&S Voyager yawl on which my father raced. I always found Taltohna's aft cabin an excrescence that offended my critical six-year-old eye.

    She was a successful boat, though.