SV Tangaroa

A few photos of the interior of Tangaroa:


A few photos of the exterior of Tangaroa:



Tangaroa is a popular French built 47ft Cutter rigged round bilge aluminium centreboarder designed by the renown french designer ‘Andre Mauric’.

Tangaroa is well maintained, fast and strong, a true blue water cruising or expedition yacht. She has just completed an 8month cruise through the south pacific and is currently cruising the summer season in North island New Zealand. Her rig is well thought out and easy to handle and is well set up for short handed sailing. Very spacious down below with 8 berths in 3 cabins with a large quarter berth. Very large saloon table and seating to fit up to 10 people.

With her lifting centreboard and lifting rudder she is a true shoal draught vessel, she will sit comfortably on the sand if need be and draws only 0.9m with boards up.

She is a very self sufficient long range cruising yacht with over 1000lt fresh water tankage and water maker. 500Lt diesel in 2 x 250lt tanks. 700Ah house batteries with both solar and wind generation, LED lighting throughout. Huge fridge/freezer and well thought out storage means she truly is a go anywhere yacht.

Every system on this boat is well thought out and well maintained. Everything works as it should. With a large selection of spare parts carried aboard.

We bought this yacht with the specific intention of sailing the south pacific for a year with our children. After a few months preparing her in New Zealand we set sail for Tonga, we sailed up through the Tongan island groups and on to Fiji sailing extensively throughout fiji for 3months before moving on to Vanuatu and then onto Loyalty islands and New Caledonia before sailing back to New Zealand in November 2015. She has fulfilled her objective superbly. We have had such a wonderful time in Tangaroa and she will be sorely missed. We are currently sailing around North island NewZealand.

For more photo’s and details please look at our blog or ‘like’ our facebook page called onelittleadventure. As I write this we are sailing around Great barrier island and internet is patchy so please be patient if you have any questions.


Design: Meridien

Designer: Andre Mauric

Builder: Pouverea, France


LOA: 14.25m

Beam: 4.4m

Draught: 0.9m to 2.7m

Displacement: 12.5t built to French survey.

Balast: 4t Encapsulated lead

Centreboard: Solid Aluminium, Pivoting. Operated through a clutch onto a winch in the cockpit.

Mast: Single spreader, Roller cars for main. mast height: 16.7m

Rigging: SS Forestay (New2011) with roller reefing, SS inner forestay (New 2011), Spectra babystay, SS side stays, Specra running back stays, SS twin back stays with isolators for SSB.

Main Sail: Slab reefed with 3 reefs,(New 2011). Horns at mast and reef pennants led to cockpit clutches. Spectra lazyjacks and stackpack new in 2015. Main haliard, 2:1 spectra led back to clutch in cockpit.

Jibs: 1 x 110% Genoa, 2 x Yankee, 1 x Storm jib.

Staysails: 2 x Staysails.

Spinnaker: Simetrical with snuffing sock.

Poles: 1 x Carbon Spinnaker pole. 1 x alloy Jib pole.

Rope: Mostly spectra halliards, Spectra mainsheet, 18mm Jib sheets, Lots of spare rope.

Mooring lines and Fenders: 8 x Large fenders, Many mooring lines from 18 to 24mm various lengths.

Winches: 6 x Barlow 1 x Lewmar.

Clutches: 12 clutches, 6 each side forward of winches.

Engine: 70hp Perkins marinised by Westerbeke. 4000Hrs. Reconditioned in 2012

Gearbox: Wurth 150 Mechanical gearbox with watercooler.

Stern gland: Dripless Ceramic.

Prop: 3 blade Maxiprop furling propeller.

Diesel: 2 x 250lt inbuilt tanks.

Water: 2 x 500lt tanks with transfer pump for moveable ballast + 1 55lt bladder (Plumbed to water maker).

Fresh water pumps: 1 x mains pressure fresh water pump with 20micron filter Plumbed to galley and shower sink in heads. Foot pump from water maker bladder to galley sink.

Salt water pump: Salt water wash down plumbed to transom and galley sink.

Bilge pumps: 1 x Whale auto electric, 1 x Manual pump in cockpit, 1 x High volume portable electric.

Batteries: 6house 700Ah. 1 Engine 120Ah

Wind power: D400 wind turbine.

Solar: 4 x 70w panels totalling 280w.

Inverters: 1 x 300w pure sine wave 1 x 1000w pure sine wave.

Fridge/Freezer: 12v Electric can be operated as either a fridge or freezer, Digital temp display and thermostat controls.

Dinghy: 3.2m Achillies Hypalon dinghy.

Outboard: 8hp Yamaha 2stroke.

Life raft: 6person (New 2014)

Windlass: Goiot 1800w electric (New motor 2013).

Main anchor: 75lb CQR

2nd Anchor: Very large Fortress.

Anchor chain/Rode: 50m 12mm chain + 50m rode in Anchor locker. 200M Anchor rode stored below.

Hatches: 7 x Goiot hatches on deck, will open from front or back dependent on desired air flow. 6 x Goiot opening hatches on deck sides. 4 x Dorades, 2 x vents

Auto pilot: Raymarine head with Simrad hydraulic electric linear drive unit

GPS: Northstar 951X

Radar: Navnet VX2

Radio: 25w Midland Neptune VHF Plus 5w hand helds

Compass: Ritchie

Epirb: Mcmurdo smart find

Satellite phone: Iridium 9051a with Data accessories

Water maker: Power survivor 80

Heads: 1 x 18amp Marine electric TMC

Stove: 2 burner ‘Force 10’ with oven

Galley equipment: 12v pedistal blender, Wall mounted Sodastream, Preasure cooker and various other pots pans, cutlery, full set of china plates and full set of Melamine plates bowls etc.

AV: Large wall mounted Samsung flat screen + 4 speaker car stereo

Fire equipment: 2 x dry powder extinguishers 1 x fire blanket.

Engine spares held:

  • New Alternator

  • New Starter motor

  • New Fresh water cooling pump

  • Several spare raw water pumps and impellers

  • Set of 4 new injectors

  • Set of new glow plugs

  • Set of injector pipes

  • Electric lift pump

  • Various spare hoses, gaskets, battery terminals, transmition belts etc.

  • Spare primary fuel filters

  • Spare secondary fuel filters

  • Spare oil filters

  • Spare morse cables

  • Spare raw water filter glass

  • Spare seacocks and through hull fittings

Other Spares:

  • Various spare Autopilot parts

  • Spare Steering Chain, Steering lines and pulleys

  • Spare sail cloth for repairs

  • 30m Spare 12mm Anchor chain

  • Spare screws, bolts, hinges, hose, and Various electric wire, fuses, lights etc.

  • Lots of spare ropes, haliards, warps and sheets of various lengths and widths and types.

  • Spare masthead wind indicator

  • Spare flux compass







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