L.O.A.: 24' 7" (7.50 m)
L.W.L.: 21' 10" (6.65 m)
Beam: 8' 0" (2.44 m)
Draft: (fin) 4' 0" (1.22 m)
Displacement: 3800 lbs. (1725 kg.)
Ballast: 1600 lbs. (725 kg.)
Sail area: 225 sq. ft. (20.9 m²)
Vertical clearance: 32' (9.75 m)
Motor: ususally 9.9 hp outboard.
Headroom: 5' 9"
Rating (PHRF-LO) : 231
Price range: $9,000 to $10,000
Unless the Tanzer 7.5 and the Tanzer 26 are sitting next to each another, it can be difficult to tell them apart. However, the 24.5 foot Tanzer 7.5 is definitely a smaller boat, and its rig and sail area actually have more in common with the Tanzer 22 than the Tanzer 26. This means that this boat and its sail area should be easy to handle by a short handed crew.
Down below, the 7.5 has a nicely laid out interior which features two full length settees on both sides of the cabin (unlike the Tanzer 26s which were built after 1979, which have a truncated settee on the starboard side of the cabin). Headroom in the Tanzer 7.5 is getting tight for anyone over 5' 9", and the v-berth only was enough space to sleep one adult or two children. One of the settees in the main cabin converts into a double to provide place to sleep a fourth adult. This boat was available with a shoal draft fixed keel as well as the regular fin keel version. The Tanzer 7.5 would be a good choice for a small family or a couple who aren't too tall, and are looking for an easy handling boat.
by Michael McGoldrick.
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