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.
Another “bulletproof” sailboat of dreams. This Tahitiana was built in 1984 and was listed for sale in Buddina, Queensland, Australia in January 2010. See the photo gallery.
Length 31′ 6″ – 9.60m
Price AUZ $35,000
Though the designer is listed as Jack Hanna, this is not correct. John Hanna designed the Tahiti ketch, which Weston Farmer modified with more canvas (more horsepower for a sailboat) and adapted the design for steel rather than wood.
Builder Warren Hayes
Hull Material Multichine Steel
Engine 29hp MWM Deutz Diesel
Fuel 100 litres
Water 200 litres
Toilet Enclosed manual
Accommodation Double berth forward, two settee berths.
Galley 4 Burner gas + oven
Refrigeration 12v Waeco fridge
Electronics Not a lot of electronics on this one. VHF, 27mg, tv/dvd/cd etc.
Sail Inventory 5 good sails incl main, genoa, jib, staysail and spinnaker.
Remarks Comfortable liveaboard boat, simple and solid. Owner moving ashore.