Popular Canadian footer

Tanzer Swing Keel

swing: 2' 0", 4' 0"/fin: 3' 6" 29' 8"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 48%

Johann Tanzer Tanzer Yachts 1970-1987 222 sq. ft. portable portable

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

swing: 2' 0", 4' 0"/fin: 3' 6" 29' 8"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 48%

Designer: Builder:

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

Johann Tanzer Tanzer Yachts 1970-1987 222 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,700 lbs.

Johann Tanzer designed this 22%-foot boat in 1970 and sold more than 2,200 copies over the following 17 years. Then (the story goes) his nervous banker closed down his otherwise healthy operation, sending him and his company into bankruptcy and ruin. She was available with either a swing keel (shown below in phantom view; draft 2' 0" keel up, 4' 0" keel down) or swept-back fin keel, which turned out to be the more popular choice. Best features: Although the boat has not been made for over 20 years, at the time of writing there is still a strong class association with an Internet presence, which promotes both one-design racing and periodic cruising rendezvous. Despite her somewhat low SA/D ratio, the boat is relatively fast, as indicated by her PHRF rating compared to her comps. Worst features: The mainsheet is fixed to the cockpit sole just ahead of the tiller, which reduces the spaciousness of the otherwise big, wide cockpit. The side-opening icebox loses some of its cool every time the door is opened, and users risk being showered with food if the door is opened on starboard tack. Despite her beam near the top of her comp range, she registers the lowest Space Index as a result of her low headroom. The forward end of her V-berth is too narrow for two adults.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Com-Pac 23

22' 9"

7'

10"

2' 3"

3,000

1,340

Halcyon 23

22' 9"

7'

6"

3' 6"

3,100

1,100

Coronado 23

22' 7"

7'

9"

2' 6"

3,100

1,350

Tanzer 22 (23)

22' 6"

7'

10"

2' 0"

3,100

1,500

San Juan 24 (23)

23' 4"

8'

0"

4' 0"

3,200

1,650

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

19.2

163

260

6.0

13.9

329

4

4' 4"

16.9

213

NA

5.8

16.3

364

4

5' 5"

17.9

171

270

6.0

14.9

341

4

4' 9"

16.7

180

240

6.0

14.9

295

4

4' 3"

18.0

193

216

5.9

14.8

373

5

4' 6"

Wabbit 24 (23)

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