Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

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.

Tahitiana – sailboat of dreams

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.

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

Sailboat of dreams (20) – “Echo” of Middlebury, Indiana, USA

Sailboat of dreams (19) – Eiselmadel of Maryland, USA


Tahitiana - Moon River1

Tahitiana – Moon River1

Sailboat of dreams (16) – “Moon River” of Jacksonville, Florida.

Sailboat of dreams (15) – Tahitiana hull in New England, USA

Sailboat of dreams (13) – “Catnap” of Falmouth, England

Sailboat of dreams (10) – “Hanna” of Australia

Faro_onmooringSailboat of dreams (8) – unknown of Faro, Portugal

Sailboat of dreams (7) – Wisp of Tasmania, Australia

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