Tango is a 55' Tradewinds sailboat, her history of the make/model is below.
Document # 589740 (document is current). Manufacturer hull # TML550010776
(Boat is being sold as is where-is. She is a unique beauty that needs to be restored to her former glory. Please note this is a little bit of a project boat and the price for her reflects as such, thank you. I have a punch list of items to be done to bring her forward, if interested please let me know.
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 54.67 ft / 16.66 m
LWL: 36.00 ft / 10.97 m
Beam: 14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Designers: Bruce King
Builders: Islander / Tradewind yachts
History on the company/boat:
The hull of this particular boat is of a traditional Islander sloop, but her build year gives her a Tradewinds/Nisi company label. See further details below.
Info for Islander 55: Bruce King, NA; Joe Artese had a thousand hours of design work on this boat before it was shelved. Only some hulls were built. No deck molds were laid up. In a 1969 issue of "sailing directory" there was one of these boats shown under sail. Leif Beiley says molds were sold to Tradewinds Yachts as virtually a new boat using the existing hull. At least three were built. Hull#l was for the Beach Boys Band. Unique in that it had a 16 track recording system, an electric piano and a bathtub with jacuzzi. It is still sailing. #2 hull was for a Mr. Eric Tarr. It was yellow hulled. Sailed in the LAX/ Catalina area until the 1980's. Has since disappeared. A third boat was built. Owner unknown. The Islander/Tradewinds 55 was one of the last boats designed by King to the old CCA rule. Lots of speed potential but somewhat compromised because of the center cockpit and deluxe accommodations.
BONUS: The boat is currently in a slip and the slip can be rented very reasonably as either live-aboard or not. Most work that needs to be done to her can be done in her slip.