French import with lots of headroom

Jeanneau Tonic

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

22' 5" 23' 8" 20' 4" 2' 3"/4' 6" 35' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 37%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Philippe Harle Jeanneau 1985-1995 243 sq. ft. portable 5 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,300 lbs.

This French boat came in two versions: a keel-centerboarder, the statistics of which are shown above, and a fin-keeler, which draws 3' 7" and has a little less displacement (2,875 lbs., with 990 lbs. of iron ballast in the keel). At one point she was called the Tonic 24, based, we suppose, on the LOA of 23' 8", but then she became the Tonic 23; we are left to guess why this occurred. We call her the Tonic 22 since her length on deck is an inch less than 22% feet, and LOD is our criteria for size, not LOA or hull length.

Best features: Comparing statistics among the comps, the 5' 7" headroom featured in the Tonic pops right out. Also a plus is her beam, which helps to put her Space Index close to that of the very commodious Hunter 23.5. To our knowledge, the Tonic is not known for her speed, so her average PHRF rating of 225 seems low to us (or is the Spirit 23's and the Hunter 23.5's rating too high?). Worst features: The Tonic's iron keel will require regular maintenance to keep from weeping rust.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Spirit 23 (22)

22' 2"

7' 11"

2' 0" 2,800

835

17.3

156

240

6.0

12.7

391

4

4' 10"

Rob Roy 23

22' 8"

6' 11"

1' 7" 2,800

900

20.7

135

201

6.1

14.3

228

2 or 3

4' 0"

Jeanneau Tonic 23 (22)

22' 5"

8' 2"

2' 3" 2,945

1,086

18.9

156

225

6.0

12.9

429

4

5' 7"

Hunter 23.5 (22)

21' 8"

8' 4"

1' 11" 3,000

1,000

18.2

136

240

6.2

12.3

471

6

4' 6"

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