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.
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
If you have any information about this boat or other Tahitianas please let me know.