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Tanton-Bay 36' Lobster

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    Hull; white with stringers and vinylester resin barrier coat

Work/Sport Fishing Boat with an 8 foot molded standard top

Kit Price $29,900.00

Work/Sport fishing boat with cruiser top roof

Cruiser with extended custom molded top

Kit Price $37,900.00

Flybridge for Cruiser

Kit Price $3,500.00

Spray rails and quarter guards installed

Molded Dash


Molded swim platform


Lifting rails




Rudder Installation

Colored gelcoat


Engine installation

Conventional  $ 6,000.00
Evolution         12,000.00

Glass Deck On

Composite Floor system

Balsa Core Hull 3/4"

Balsa Core Hull 1"

Foam Core Hull 3/4"

Foam Core Hull 1"

    Kits include Hull and Deck, Stringers, Main Bulkhead, and Crash Bulkhead with Watertight inspection hatch

        Prices subject to change without notice
        Boat completion to any stage


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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