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Tanzer 22

1970 — 1986
Designer
Johann Tanzer
Builder
Tanzer Industries Ltd.
Hull Type
Fin w/transom hung rudder
Construction
FG
Associations
Tanzer 22

Dimensions

Length Overall
22 6 / 6.9 m
Waterline Length
19 9 / 6 m
Beam
7 10 / 2.4 m
Draft
3 4 / 1 m
Displacement
2,900 lbs / 1,315 kg
Ballast
1,250 lbs / 567 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
225 ft2 / 20.9 m2
Total Sail Area
225.2 ft2 / 20.9 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
103.5 ft2 / 9.6 m2
P
22 11 / 7 m
E
8 11 / 2.7 m
Mast Height
31 0 / 9.5 m
Foresail
Sail Area
121.6 ft2 / 11.3 m2
I
28 5 / 8.7 m
J
8 6 / 2.6 m
Est. Forestay Len.
29 8 / 9.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.96 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.7
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.1
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
168.05
light
Comfort Ratio
13.96
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.2
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The TANZER 22 was the most popular of all the Tanzer models. Most were constructed in Dorion, Que.(CAN). But some were produced in Edenton., N.C. (USA), (270 boats) and in Arlington, WA (USA). (167 boats).
About 200 were built as keel-centerboarders.
DRAFT: BU- 2.0’/.61m BD- 4.0’/1.22m
Displacement: 3100 lbs./ 1406 kgs.
Ballast: 1500 lbs. / 680 kgs.

After Tanzer went out of business in 1986, the tooling was aquired by Kisber & Co., which built Tanzer models for about a year before selling out to Canadian Yacht Builders which never built any.
At some point, The TANZER 22 class association acquired the design, tooling and name of the boat by selling shares to members but is unknown if any more have been built since then.

A rare variant, the TANZER 22 T/4, has a slightly modified rudder and sailplan allowing it to rate at, or below the 1/4 ton level under IOR MkIII. The rule itself was changed very soon afterward so this version was sold for only a very short time.
Rig Dimensions for T/4:
I: 27.50’ / 8.38m
J: 8.60’ / 2.62m
P: 23.00’ / 7.01m
E: 9.00’ / 2.74m


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