L.O.A.: 22' 6" (6.86 m)
L.W.L.: 19' 9" (6.02 m)
Beam: 7' 10" (2.39 m)
Draft: (fin) 3' 5" (1.04 m)
Displacement: 2900 lbs. (1318 kg.)
Ballast: 1250 lbs. (568 kg.)
Sail area: 222 sq. ft. (20.65 m²)
Vertical clearance: 31' 10" (9.7 m)
Headroom: 4' 6" (1.37 m)
Rating (PHRF-LO) : 234
Price range: $5,500 to $7,000
Anyone looking at boats in the 20 to 24 foot range should take a close look at the Tanzer 22. Over 2200 of these boats were built, and this boat is supported by a very active class association. In fact, anyone buying a Tanzer 22 will quickly discover that they are part of a network of owners who take a great deal of pride in their boats.
All this means that many Tanzer 22s are being actively raced as a one-design or under PHRF. But this is also a boat that can take a small family out for a short cruise. It has a big cockpit and a flush deck which provides for lots of sunbathing space. Below there is more room than first meets the eye, despite the fact that the bulkhead which divides the v-berth from the main cabin gives the appearance of cramped quarters. On top of all this, the Tanzer 22 has gained a considerable reputation for seagoing capabilities. While this boat was available with a swing keel, most were built with the fin keel.
by Michael McGoldrick.
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