For a rugged, inexpensive, well built production boat, with shallow draft
, you can't beat a Tanzer 22! There's an active class association, so lots of support. There were thousands built. And the swing keel
model draws only 24"!!!
I owned a fin keel
version back when I wore a younger man's shoes. And it was great. 2 quarter berths, vee, and galley
. Also, they sail very fast...which is always nice...you can actually get them planing and do ridiculous speeds.
Plus they are very inexpensive.
Here's a few at random:
1978 Tanzer Swing Keel sailboat for sale in New Jersey
1981 Tanzer 22 sailboat for sale in New York
1981 Tanzer Day Cruiser sailboat for sale in California
Wow...there are just so many of these for sale
. Like I said, I owned one, and it is a great boat. Ugly, yes, but a lot of boat for a 22. There are famous for their durability and strength...as well as their speed. Also, for a small boat, it has a huge and comfortable cockpit
...which is where you spend all your sailing time anyway.