Tanzer 16

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Tanzer 16
Tanzer 16 Sailboat 3605.jpg
Development
DesignerJohann Tanzer
LocationCanada
Year1963
Builder(s)Tanzer Industries
Boat
CrewTwo
Draft2.75 ft (0.84 m)
Hull
TypeFractional rigged sloop
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA16.33 ft (4.98 m)
LWL15.58 ft (4.75 m)
Beam6.17 ft (1.88 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecentreboard keel
Rig
Mast length24 ft (7.3 m)
Sails
Mainsail area100 sq ft (9.3 m2)
Jib/genoa area35 sq ft (3.3 m2)
Spinnaker area205 sq ft (19.0 m2)
Upwind sail area135 sq ft (12.5 m2)

The Tanzer 16 is a Canadian sailboat, that was designed by Johann Tanzer and first built in 1963. The design is out of production.[1][2][3]

Derived from the similar 1963 Constellation 16, the Tanzer 16 design was developed into the Overnighter 16 in 1964, by the addition of a cuddy cabin.[1][3][4][5]

Production[edit]

The boat was built by Tanzer Industries in Canada and remained in production until the company went out of business in 1986.[1][6]

The boat's class association acquired the tooling for the design after Tanzer Industries closed down, but it is unknown if more examples have been produced since then.[1]

Design[edit]

The Tanzer 16 is a small recreational sailing dinghy, built predominantly of fiberglass, aluminum spars and oiled teak wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, with a roller-reefing boom, a transom-hung kick-up rudder, a spooned stem and a kick-up centreboard keel. It displaces 450 lb (204 kg) ans has foam flotation.[1][2][3]

The boat has a hull speed of 5.29 kn (9.80 km/h) ans is capable of planing. Its broad beam and low centre-of-gravity result in increased stability.[2][3]

Variants[edit]

Constellation 16
Original Johann Tanzer design of 1963. Length overall 16.33 ft (4.98 m), displacement 450 lb (204 kg).[4][7]
Tanzer 16
Renamed Constellation 16, 1900 examples were completed. In production 1963–86. Length overall 16.33 ft (4.98 m), displacement 450 lb (204 kg). It has storage available in the lazarette and in the cockpit side compartments, as well as on a shelf under the foredeck.[1][2][3]
Overnighter 16
Development of the Tanzer 16, with the addition of sleeping accommodations in the form of a cuddy cabin, with two bunks. 550 examples were built, starting in 1964. Length overall 16.33 ft (4.98 m), displacement 450 lb (204 kg).[5][3][8]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Browning, Randy (2016). "Tanzer 16 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Tanzer 16". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sherwood, Richard M.: A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America, Second Edition, pages 76-77. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. ISBN 0-395-65239-1
  4. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2016). "Constellation 16 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2016). "Overnighter 16 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  6. ^ Browning, Randy (2016). "Tanzer Industries Ltd, 1966-1986". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Constellation 16". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  8. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Overnighter 16". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 8 July 2016.