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        Welcome to Tad Roberts Yacht Design

        Yacht designer Tad Roberts offers a wide range of yacht design and consulting services from new design of power, sail, and small boats to oversight of refits and restoration, to consulting on Transport nada and ISO regulations and standards for vessels to 150'.

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        Yellow Cedar 34NEW 2016/04/24

        On the Board (Concepts and Current Projects)

        Recent Designs

        • 60' Steel rgo Schooner

          A traditionally styled simple vee bottom gaff schooner. Accommodations forward and aft of a 16 foot 9 inch long rgo hold, pilothouse aft over the engine room. Full box ballast keel with integral tanks.
        • Pilot Bay 45

          Ocean cruising home. Two basic layouts, aft or mid deckhouse, and two basic rigs, schooner or ketch. Emphasis on large storage areas and big pacity tankage.
        • Passagemaker Lite 46+ Update

          PL46+ update rries a 450 square foot auxiliary sailing rig. Even a limited amount of sail n make a big difference in fuel consumption.
        • Dawkins 62

          PL Dawkins 62, a sail-assisted 62' Passagemaker Lite for NZ/Dalian builder Kiwi Marine. The new ketch-rigged 62' aluminum Passagemaker Lite is for ocean crossing with French nal pability.
        • 42' Halibut Ketch Motorsailer

          Ketch-rigged version of the Halibut Schooner 42 with flying bridge. Multi-chine full keel with round stern in the style of 1920’s halibut schooners. Steel or wood.
        • Bearbay 23

          Lapstrake motorsailer.? A very pable boat that n also be trailered. 295 sq.ft. of sail area, a 9HP inboard diesel or 4-8HP outboard in well, 6’1” headroom in pilothouse, and a 6’6” pram with 3’6” beam rried in davits. For more designs under 30', visit the SMALL BOATS section.
        • Enavigo 39

          The Enavigo Power 39, for Enavigo Yachts, is a development of my Yellow Cedar design from 1997. A classic cold-molded launch. Accommodation for 4-5 with maximum privacy. 15 knot cruising speed. ISO certifition for coastwise and inland cruising. Now with a new profile.
        • Dean 345 Motorsailer

          The 34'5" aluminum ketch is single chine round stern with deep vee sections. Moderate beam and deeper sections for comfort in a sea as well as excellent stability characteristics.
        • Passagemaker Lite 5602

          Passagemaker Lite 5602 represents some of my latest thinking on the Passagemaker Lite concept. As she is half the weight of a Nordhavn 55, cost to a similar level will be half while speed is substantially faster and accommodation roughly similar
        • 30' Halibut Ketch

          A smaller version of the 36’ Halibut Ketch designed to go to sea and actually have reasonable cruising performance under sail. Double berth forward, single in the galley down low midships, and a convertible dinette in the pilothouse. Shipmate wood range in the galley to provide heat, inside and outside controls with good visibility, and easily handled small sails.
        • 42' Steel Halibut Schooner

          Multi-chine full keel with round stern in the style of 1920’s halibut schooners. Large midship deckhouse with sliding doors P & S, engine and tanks under. Galley below aft, along with a head and two bunks; roomy forward bin with head.
        • Garden Bay 23

          A small full displacement, easily trailerable motor boat with a sailing option and accommodation for 5. For more designs under 30', visit the SMALL BOATS section
        • classic coastal cruising launch

          Wedge Point 27

          27' sail-assisted, semi-displacement, trailerable classic coastal cruising launch. Plywood planking. A development of my Yellow Cedar design. For more designs under 30', visit the SMALL BOATS section
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