"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.
of the most productive and innovative designers I have ever found. I
have spend already many hours browsing his design, always discover new
things that surprise me and regularly return there for fun and
meditation ;-) He seems completely open, and his designs are of such an
overwhelming diversity that I always wonder how he can give each and
every single one so much of his personal touch. There is always and in
each design something "tantonesque" that will make you question your own
preconceived ideas, it tickles and bothers you, and when you finally
discover the reason behind it, you have become a little bit richer..
like us frenchies say: enchanting." G. D.
"Tanton has designed some of the
worlds fastest and most exotic racing yachts. This gives Tanton a most unusual
perspective on design features for esoteric cruising boats." R. H.
"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.
a very talented designer with lots of fresh ideas, a guy worth keeping tabs
on." D. S
"Tanton has never been accused of surrendering to convention."
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.
Franšais, Yves-Marie TANTON, s'est installÚ Ó la Mecque des U.S.A. :
Newport. Il compte parmi les meilleurs." G. R-D