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Design No. 0010

Built for: Mrs E. L. Howard – Williams
Builder: Vosper & Co. of Portsmouth, England
Date designed: 1933

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 63’ 0″   (19.20 m)
Datum: 60’ 0″   (18.29 m)
Beam Max: 13’ 1″ (  4.00 m)
Draft: 4′ 3″  ( 1.30 m)
Displacement tons: 25.00
T.M.: 51.10 tons


One of Tamahine’s leading design criteria was to achieve as high speed potential as was possible with a conventionally constructed 60 foot waterline, and with no significant regard given at the time for weight saving neither in the construction nor lightweight outfit materials all speed gains were as a result of refining and optimizing the hull shape. Giles was a great exponent of research and used tank testing facilities for the design of cruising yachts and later racing yachts long before the practice became main stream and for Tamahine, to attain the best possible hull form three different models were tank tested before the final lines were determined.
Tamihine was renamed three times: Afifa, Oxcombe and last recorded as Meribru.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Tamahine, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

Download Drawing List

Study Notes

10 page A4 format colour booklet containing small scale drawings and photographs as well as abridged construction specifications of the composite, strip plank & steel versions of Tamahine.

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

General Arrangement low res

A replica of Tamahine can be constructed using contemporary drawings developed from the  original 1938 drawings for composite wood and steel construction for which full construction, engine seatings and outfit drawings will be provided.  If preferred we can supply drawings for strip plank construction. There is also an option for all steel construction.

Poster & Art Prints