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History

Tatoosh is an extraordinary 80' ketch built by Cranston "Boo" and Helen Paschall of the Boeing family back in 1959.  They hired well-known and respected naval architect Ben Seaborn to help them create their dream yacht.  Mast stepped in 1961, Tatoosh was one of the most talked about boats that ever came out of the Vic Franck Boatyard in Seattle. 

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Pacific Northwest Yacht Club Newsletter

Spring 1961

After the success of the movie Easy Rider in 1969, Peter Fonda began looking for a boat for his wife and young family.  When he saw Tatoosh, he knew she was the one!  Peter, his family, and his crew logged over 30,000 miles between California, Mexico, Hawaii and Tahiti aboard.

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TATOOSH 
"Another Easy Rider for Peter Fonda"

International Yachtsman

Vol II 1977
 

"I bought an 82 ft. ketch named Tatoosh in Seattle and sailed her to Los Angeles to be properly provisioned. Some interior changes were also made by Maj Hagman, Larry’s wife, for the sail to Maui from Marina Del Rey. I sailed in late March to Catalina. There I picked up a crew member in Cat Harbor and sailed on the next day to Maui.

 

The sail was 12 glorious days I will never forget."

— Peter Fonda

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"My Journey to the Hawaiian Islands" 

Peter Fonda Website

 

A behind-the-scenes of Tatoosh with previous owners, who bought her from Peter Fonda and sailed her for 27 years all around the South Pacific, Alaska, and Mexico.

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"A Beautiful 80' Ketch and Her History" 

YouTube

 

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and her current owner, Jim Jacobson, click here.