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My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

* Sailboat of dreams (3) – “Sea Knight” of Toronto, Canada

Alas, I have no specific information about this boat.  I can only assume that she started from her home port of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and sailed at least to where palm trees grow (see photo)!  She was sold in Key West Florida on 22/10/08 for US $11,900 after the price was reduced from US 14,900.  “Sea Knight was built in 1991.

The Tahitiana is a “granddaughter” of the famous lifeboat built in the 19th century by Colin Archer to serve the Norwegian fishing fleet in the North Atlantic in winter time. This design of “double-ender” is renown for being seaworthy and seakindly even in atrocious weather, though she needs a fair amount of wind to sail well into the wind. There are many Tahitianas around the world – and many have made circumnavigations.

In the interest of encouraging owners to share their experiences and knowledge with other owners and people interested in this robust design, I’ll be posting photo albums of Tahitianas I meet at anchor, along the dock and on the internet.

Sales inventory for “Sea Knight”:

1991 Tahitiana 32

  • Steel hull
  • Engine: 25 hp Volvo Penta rebuilt 2005
  • length: 32 ft
  • beam: 10 ft
  • draft: 4’6″
  • displacement: 9 ton
  • sandblasted hull in 2006
  • new rigging 2005
  • survey 2005
  • 45 lb. CQR
  • Fortress fx 37
  • 22lb danforth
  • 65 lb. Fisherman
  • Self tailing winches
  • Tri color masthead light
  • boom gallows
  • Norseman fittings
  • Icom M700 SSB needs minor repair
  • Icom Vhf new
  • pressurized water system
  • working head
  • 56 watt Solara Solar panel
  • If you have any information about this boat or other Tahitianas please let me know.

    [album: http://dennisonberwick.info/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Tah – Sea Knight/]


    2 comments on “* Sailboat of dreams (3) – “Sea Knight” of Toronto, Canada

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    2. Christine Rodrigues
      August 12, 2010


      Sea Knight was built by my father in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. What information would you like to know about her?

      I can be contacted via email cmr@renre.com.

      Many thanks,


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