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1 Day Ago 10:37 AM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

A couple more pics...
1 Day Ago 10:33 AM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

Thought I would mention a little more about this boat....

It is a 1975 Glander Tavana 33. That being said, there is almost nothing that is 1975 about this boat. There is quite an unusual story here. This is what I was able to discover from the previous owner and others at the boat yard in Mobile.

In about 1995 a local doctor took the boat to a boat yard there in Mobile to be redone (don't know how long he owned the boat before that.) with the intention of creating a stable, well equipped boat to sail single handed through the Bahamas and Caribbean. (The boat was originally designed for this purpose. It is shoal draft, drawing only 3 foot of water with the board up.) The boat was gutted down to the hull with the cabin roof and all of the decks removed. Then it was rebuilt with new specs (smaller cockpit, redesigned interior, higher ceilings, larger tankage, etc.). I was told it took about 2 years to complete and that it cost over $80K. Everything you could squeeze into a 33 foot boat was included such as, top of the line radar, gps, autopilot, SSB, VHF, self-tailing winches, rack & pinion steering, A/C, freezer, full batten mail sail, roller furling, double back stays and head stays, 4 Bomar hatches, a new Westerbke motor, you name it. (Keep in mind that all of the technology stuff was all 1995 technology, but everything put into was top of the line at the time.)

Then, (Iíve heard several stories as to why) the boat sat for 20 years. A year or so before I got the boat a retired diesel mechanic as told that if he could get it running again they would give him the boat. He did and not long after he got it realized that getting it back up to shape was a bigger project than what he wanted to undertake. So, he sold it to me. Since then (October 2015) we have continually upgraded and worked on restoring this unique boat. All of the electronics have been updated, all lights replaced with LEDs, all of the systems revitalized and working and the boat sails beautifully! As of this writing I still need to repaint the hull. It just takes time.

If anyone is interested in more photos of the boat, just email me and I will send you a link.
1 Day Ago 10:28 AM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I have a Glander Tavana that I purchased a year and one half ago. Quite a unique boat. I have lots of pictures and info but since I am new here I cannot post them yet. PM me if interested and I will send you a link.
1 Week Ago 12:16 PM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I've never pushed her. rowed out a bout 50' of line to a dock to get her off the sandy bottom of a canal once. I tied it off and climbed up on the dock to see if I could pull her over only to find my 13 year old son was already doing it from the bow.
04-05-2017 05:27 PM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I always thought this would be a fun Bahamas boat for skinny exploring.
When needed, just get out and push her...
04-05-2017 05:06 PM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I have a Tavana that I sail regularly in North Fl. if anyone is still out there shared info, experiences, etc... could be useful/fun.

03-04-2016 10:44 AM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

On my way to buy a Tavana 33 Yawl tomorrow. There's been a lot of great info on this thread. A hearty thank you to all those who have contributed and I hope there are still folks checking back every now and then. I have a feeling I may need a support group for my new life's work

08-02-2015 08:12 PM
Kevin G
Re: Glander Tavana 33

Not sure this topic is still alive... I requested couple of month ago, then again last week to join your group "Glander Tavana 33" on Facebook as well... Anyone already member by any chance ?

Do you guys still own your Tavana ???

Please keep me posted if the group is still running... I have a Tavana myself and I'm working hard on it to make it a classic... I would love to post and share ideas with other owners...

Let me know !

10-02-2014 06:07 PM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I have a Glander Tavana 33 that was just given to me a month ago. I took it out yesterday for the first time moving it from the PO's dock to my sail club on Mobile Bay. I like the boat and look forward to restoring her. This is an old thread, any other Glander owners still living?Attachment 36913
06-04-2013 05:10 PM
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I loved sailing my 33 foot yawl rigged Glander. I had it in Key Largo for 10 years and it's perfect for the shoal waters there and in the Bahamas. Centerboard up I only drew 3 feet but still could not come in 1 1/2 hours on either side of low tide I don't remember the hull # but the name was "La Tica" . Dooley Glander and I made the mold for the cockpit and as I recall, mine was the first all fiber glass. Last I heard she was in Coquina Key in St. Petersburg, Florida. Great boat
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