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No. 901

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No. 934 

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Here's what John Kettlewell and Waterway Guide had to say about Tanton's Design No. 934...


Power Sail Newport, R.I., yacht designer Yves Tanton predicts our ever-shrinking leisure time will create demand for faster boats.

His vision calls for longer waterlines for speed under sail, with the addition of plenty of power for those times when the wind quits. Tanton’s sailboat design No. 934 is powered by a 90 HP stern drive, providing 13 knot speeds.




This most-popular configuration for powerboats is completely unknown in the sail world. Tanton pictures this design as a possible bridge between the two camps: sailors who don’t want to wait, and powerboaters who would like to sail but don’t want to be inconvenienced.

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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 Français, Yves-Marie TANTON, s'est installé à la Mecque des U.S.A. : Newport. Il compte parmi les meilleurs."   G. R-D



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