Launched in 1991 like a big brother to the Tofinou, the boat immediately aroused interest and admiration. Like the Tofinou, the hull and deck are made of polyester, and teak and varnished mahogany are preferred.
8-meters strong, it comfortably welcomes up to 6 persons on-board. The self-draining cockpit is large and spacious. No need to come out for manoeuvring: halyards, sheets, reefing lines, engine handle and furling jib are at an arm’s reach for the helmsman.
Beneath the roof, the atmosphere in the cabin is warm and convivial. The fittings are very functional and constructed with care in satin-varnished mahogany by talented woodworkers. The two lateral front berths are upholstered with a pretty canvas sheet whose colour is in accordance with that of the hull. Portside, a small stove is integrated in a cubby-hole locker, and, starboard, a stainless steel sink has pressurized water. There is a toilet beneath the front berth.
The Tadorne is a fast sailboat, stiff under sail. It will take you far away over the weekend or longer.