Tanzer 16

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Tanzer 16
Tanzer 16 Sailboat 3605.jpg
Development
Designer Johann Tanzer
Location Canada
Year 1963
Builder(s) Tanzer Industries
Boat
Crew Two
Draft 2.75 ft (0.84 m)
Hull
Type Fractional rigged sloop
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 16.33 ft (4.98 m)
LWL 15.58 ft (4.75 m)
Beam 6.17 ft (1.88 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board type centreboard keel
Rig
Mast length 24 ft (7.3 m)
Sails
Mainsail area 100 sq ft (9.3 m2)
Jib/genoa area 35 sq ft (3.3 m2)
Spinnaker area 205 sq ft (19.0 m2)
Upwind sail area 135 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]

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]

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][5]

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, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a centreboard keel. It displaces 450 lb (204 kg).[1][2]

The boat has a hull speed of 5.29 kn (9.80 km/h).[2]

Variants[edit]

Constellation 16
Original Johann Tanzer design of 1963. Length overall 16.33 ft (4.98 m), displacement 450 lb (204 kg).[3][6]
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).[1][2]
Overnighter 16
Development of the Tanzer 16, with the addition of sleeping accommodations in the form of a cuddy cabin. 550 examples were built, starting in 1964. Length overall 16.33 ft (4.98 m), displacement 450 lb (204 kg).[4][7]

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 Browning, Randy (2016). "Constellation 16 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2016). "Overnighter 16 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ Browning, Randy (2016). "Tanzer Industries Ltd, 1966-1986". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  6. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Constellation 16". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Overnighter 16". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 8 July 2016.