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TAG 60' A phenomenon from the southern hemisphere

Published on 01 june 2013 at 0h00

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The Tag 60', with its radical lines, was the talk of the pontoons at the recent Multihulls Boat Show in La Grande Motte. We spent two full days aboard and here exclusively unveil our impressions!

Greg Young. Profession: architect of innovative multihulls

Greg is a sturdy lad with an athletic physique, and comes from a New Zealand family well-known as boat designers and builders. He has been sailing since childhood, on numerous supports. From the age of 19, he covered the world, racing, cruising, surfing and windsurfing, before skippering yachts in the Mediterranean. This multitude of complementary experiences has given him a deep feeling for the water which contributes to his creativity. In 1997, he designed the 57-foot ‘Earthling’, his first catamaran. This superb object already possessed the genotype of the characteristics of Greg’s designs: wedge-shaped coachroof, high, slim bows, composite forward crossbeam, streamlined rotating mast and generous sail plan. The steering positions, offset on the hulls, à la ‘Orange II’, contributed to an inimitable silhouette, which could be immediately recognised. ‘Tsunami’, re-named ‘Camuira’, and ‘Hula Girl’ for example, revolutionised day charter. These boats, 65 and 85 feet long, each in their own way met demanding specifications, reinterpreted to take full (and fast) advantage of New Zealand’s fabulous sites, or the Whitsunday ...

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