Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Design 2176 - Tantara

Designed as an all-out ocean racing yacht, Tantara was built by the Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York. She is constructed of aluminum. The boat was launched in 1975.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-0"
LWL 33'-4"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 25,443 lbs
Ballast 11,800 lbs
Sail Area 891 sq ft


  1. I don't know why, but the deck layout plans always draw me in.

  2. I used to race Tantara in the 80's and I really loved the boat .
    Will Simpson

  3. I am the current owner of TANTARA beginning in the fall of 2000. Home port Milford, CT summer and winter.

    I've met MANY of her crew, especially those who sailed with Peter Kellick (?sp?) out of Salem, MA. Yes, a beautiful and strong lady.

    Anybody interested in crewing on her up north this summer? Newfoundland, or at least north of Nova Scotia into the Bay of St. Lawrence. Ultimately to Labrador if health and motivation allow.

    Fred "Chip" Munk

    203 858-5591

  4. Is this the yacht Arnie Gay (Annapolis) raced to Bermuda in 1976?
    I've heard many a story about that year's race.
    Arnie won w/ Babe (MHS) in 1978.

    1. From what I recall from the stories I've heard, TANTARA raced transatlantic in 1975 and returned in 1976. But I could be wrong. After all, I own a boat.


  5. I lived on Tantara for almost two years and sailed her all the way to Greece and back. I also completed two SORC's on her and have lots of stories...lots of stories.