Johann Tanzer Dies at 89

Johann tanzer

Dec 5, 2016

On October 23rd, Johann Tanzer, creator of Tanzer Boats, passed away at age 89. Born in Austria, he moved to Quebec in 1956. According to the Montreal Gazette he started work in the aviation industry but soon worked on his hobby full- time making sailboats. Tanzer then went on to found one of the most successful sailboat building businesses of North America.

The Tanzer 22 is Johann Tanzer’s most successful design, with 2,271 produced between 1970-1986. Other successful models included the Tanzer 7.5 and Tanzer 26. TanzerIndustries was closed in 1987 but the majority of his great boats are still in use today, most in Canadian waters.
Tanzer 550PX

 

Related Articles


New Boats: Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 – A Sleek, Good -Looking Delight To Sail

By Katherine Stone

There is nothing more that I enjoy than being with friends and messing about in boats. Messing about in brand-new boats on a champagne sailing day on Lake Ontario at the beginning of the summer doesn’t get any better. To have the new owner, Helmuth Strobel and Anchor Yachts dealer Pancho Jimenez aboard made it even more special, as they can also speak to what they truly enjoy about the boat. We keep our own boat in a harbour that has a long waiting list for boats over 35 feet, so this little gem would definitely fit the bill and feels like a much bigger boat. True to the spirit of the 7th generation Oceanis line, the 34.1 is built in Poland and replaces the 35.1. It is 1,000 lbs lighter, 14 cm narrower and has 29% more sail area.

Read More


Destinations

Telegraph Cove—from Resource Community to Tourist Delight

Text and photos by Marianne Scott

Telegraph Cove is a small indent situated on Johnstone Strait in the Salish Sea, 15nm southeast of Port McNeill and near Robson Bight, famous for its orca-rubbing beaches. The village has experienced many iterations with a long history—the harbour once served as a summer camp for the Kwakwaka’wakw who fished and hunted here beginning about 8,000 years ago. Many of their descendants still live in the area.

It’s a hopping place in the summer—winter only caretakers remain on site.

Read More