Designed by Greg young
When forming TAG Yachts it was decided to find a designer who shared a similar passion for multihull sailing and innovative design. The choice was limited and quite easy to make as Greg Young shares the same enthusiasm to push the boundaries of design and development of the next generation catamarans. Greg has vast sailing and racing experience and comes from a design and building background which is evident in his designs. His signature styling is unique and a fresh outlook on the future of sailing catamaran design.
The brief for the design was to create a high performance sailing catamaran that could be sailed easily by a crew of 2. The 60 foot size was chosen as this is practically, the upper limit that a couple can handle when balancing performance, maintenance and general sail handling. The idea was to build a yacht which sails really well from the light airs and has excellent handling characteristics in all conditions. Safety is paramount to having fun and this means everyone on board needs to feel safe.
When designing a yacht there are 3 important factors to consider and they all influence each other. These are Comfort or Luxury, Performance and Cost. Typically, if the yacht has high levels of luxury, one then sacrifices performance as the weight increases. If performance is given priority then the comfort factor diminishes. Trying to achieve both means an increase in cost. Greg Young has found a balance of comfort and luxury with a high level of performance which the true sailor will enjoy.
So the result is a catamaran which outperforms all others in her class and will even satisfy mono-hull sailors with her upwind abilities, with safety and fundamental design features that result in a safe and comfortable motion. These features will ensure an enjoyable ride whether its a day sail in local waters or an ocean crossing to your dream destination. The comfort and luxury factor with the designs unique layout provides one with all the comforts of home to enable maximum enjoyment at anchor, wherever you are.
Engineering by High Modulus
The TAG 60 has been engineered by GURIT High Modulus Ltd and is the very latest in high tech construction materials and techniques using full female tooling. The TAG 60 features a full carbon construction, vacuum consolidated laminates, using Gurit epoxy resin systems and post-curing to achieve ultimate structural properties. The TAG 60 enjoys many compound curved shapes and like an egg shell – they are inherently stronger than the flat panel shapes as seen on most catamaran designs.
The structurally integrated carbon forward beam, cross beam and bowsprit along with 17 bulkhead and ring frames make up an extremely stiff and strong superstructure which not only performs well but makes for a very strong catamaran. There is only a small fraction of flexing and movement, even when fully loaded compared to the majority of sailing catamarans. Once again this translates into a safe yacht capable of world cruising with confidence.
Built by TAG Yachts
The TAG60 is built by TAG YACHTS to CE standards and in accordance to Gurit engineering. Quality control checks are conducted and samples sent to laboratories to ensure the standards are adhered to. The whole production process is in-house so we have complete control over the process and quality. TAG Yachts maintains a close working relationship with all its suppliers not only in current practices but in developing new innovative products and processes in the on-going quest for the best possible results and end product.