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Read the comments of the professional Maine Lobster Fishermen and their Northern Bay 36: 

"I've felt a lot of boats under my feet, but nothing has ever sailed as smoothly as this boat.  She gets up and on it quickly, with great visibility.  For a boat this full and roomy, she really performs!"
Victor Ames f/v "HEY BABY"

"I really like the way my boat gets up and sails without throwing her bow up in the air.  It's a great boat to work out of, good visibility, quick turning, and she hardly leaves any wake.  This 36 doesn't dive for bottom when you let off the throttle, and it doesn't take a lot of power to get her up on plane."
Chad Burns f/v "MISS NELLIE"

"With the built down hull, there's more boat underneath you, but she really gets up and goes with a 220 Deere.
Don Ricker f/v "TAMMY MICHELLE"

"She overspun a 26 X 30 four bladed cupped prop by 200 rpms to give a radar gun recorded speed of 27 mph with a 220 Deere!  Comfort, performance, and incredible maneuverability!"
John Candage f/v "MAGIC CARPET"

"She's seaworthy, smooth, dry, very fast, and has the range and performance I need for serious offshore fishing.   Built to the highest quality with downeast knowhow and integrity, this is the ultimate sportfishing boat.  She's exceeded my every expectation."
Pierre Lessard f/v "JEANNIE"

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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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