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Tanton Yachts is pleased to introduce the Tanton 36' Cruiser which is based on a new high performance Lobster Boat Hull designed by Spencer Lincoln and molded by Downeast Boats & Composites as the Northern Bay 36. 

This hull has proven to be an excellent performer in all aspects of professional lobstering, sportsfishing, and cruising.  More than 50 boats have been built in the last two years. 

If you are looking for a high performance cruiser with the ruggedness and beauty of a Downeast Lobster Boat, the Tanton 36' Cruiser is your choice. 

Designed by Yves-Marie Tanton, the 36' is available in several configurations:  Express and Flybridge Cruiser, Sport Fisherman and Picnic Boat. 

The hull and deck are molded out of high quality composite materials, resulting in high performance, comfort, strength and resilience.  

HYDREX 100 resins are used in all hulls to give excellent profile and blister protection. 

The above pictured yacht is nearing completion at the Newport Yacht Joinery Shop.  See For Sale

For more information, please contact us by e-mail

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Here are just a few of the comments received about Tanton from professionals in the trade:

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"Yves-Marie de Tanton is one of the great designers but not exceedingly well known outside the trade. He pioneered the unstayed carbon fiber Cat-Ketch rig. He specializes in the sort of intensely personal custom designs that keep his customers coming back."    S. C. B.

"Yves-Marie is a very talented designer with lots of fresh ideas, a guy worth keeping tabs on."   D. S

"Tanton has designed some of the world’s fastest and most exotic racing yachts. This gives Tanton a most unusual perspective on design features for esoteric cruising boats."  R. H.  P.

"I had the pleasure of working with Yves-Marie when I was on the East coast. I must say that my own drawing style and design approach was markedly influenced by the six months that we worked together. Yves-Marie probably draws the fairest set of lines that I have ever seen. His lines gallery are truly works of art."  B. P.

"Tanton has never been accused of surrendering to convention."  Q. W.

"Tanton has already designed five boats for me and currently designing two more. This speaks for itself."  B.  G.

"Tanton had met the criterion creativity and had offered a highly professional design that would provide a two-person crew a uniquely capable world cruiser."  B. W.

"Un Franšais, Yves-Marie TANTON, s'est installÚ Ó la Mecque des U.S.A. : Newport. Il compte parmi les meilleurs."   G. R-D



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