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Come Aboard Beauty and History in San Diego’s 80-Foot Yacht, Tatoosh

San Diego, California is an area known for breathtaking beaches, busy communities, and culture. It’s also a city booming with history, growth, beauty, and the latest in entertainment and luxury.


With the Pacific Ocean on one end of the coast, San Diego Bay on the other, and Mission Bay in-between, the city has ample opportunities for activities and events on the water. From kayaking and paddle boarding, to swimming and snorkeling, to exclusive cruises, tours and other boating events, the city boasts the best for both tourists and locals.


It’s no surprise, then, that Tatoosh, an 80-foot all-wood Vic Franck ketch is no harbored in San Diego, ready for your new adventure.




About Tatoosh


Tatoosh is a historic and beautiful all-wood ketch, but she’s far more than that.


Previously owned by Peter Fonda, she tells the story of many adventures to places from Tahiti, Hawaii, Mexico, California, Seattle, and all along the coastline. She’s currently owned and maintained by Jim Jacobson, an American Institute of Architecture award-winning home builder and Seattle native.


Jacobson offers tours and options to book Tatoosh for exclusive, intimate events.


Her Interior: Salon & Galley


Tatoosh has an interior that reflects beauty, elegance, and history.


Her spacious galley has 2 sinks, 3 refrigerators, 2 freezers, washer and dryer, counter top with wet bar divider, and a gimballed teak dining table that can easily seat 12.





Her interior is all-wood cabinets, made from non-toxic teak that prevents harmful chemicals from seeping into food and other items. Her frame is all bronze.

She also has a large gimballed teak table, faux marble countertops and a pantry—all features for simple and practical enjoyment.


Master Owner’s Suite (Fits 2+ guests)




The private owner’s suite has a large double berth and one single, two large hanging lockers, one full private bath and shower, desk with a bookcase, built-in drawers, skylight and hatch, and teak and holly floor. In his memoir, Fonda wrote how they miss that cabin.


Guest Staterooms (Fits 2-4+ guests each)




The port stateroom has one large double and one single berth. The starboard stateroom has one large double berth. Both have built-in drawers and a shared head and shower.

To see interactive, 360-degree photos of Tatoosh’s interior, click here.


What a Yacht Experience Provides




There are countless opportunities in San Diego to be on the water—take an architectural tour, a Harbor cruise, or a power boat ride, for example—but what these experiences don’t provide is the intimacy and culture of a history masterpiece.


Tatoosh at anchor is another world.


Aboard Tatoosh, you can take a dip into the historic past of Hollywood actor Peter Fonda. You can run your hands along the Boeing B29 bomber from World War II, now used to hoist Tatoosh’s centerboard. You can feel the resin-free wood, preserved, even after decades on the water.


At night, you can cozy up in a cabin bunk and both hear and feel the water beneath you—experiencing the simplicity of a minimalistic life aboard a ship.


And for your next special event, you can host it aboard a boat unlike any other.


Events Tatoosh Offers


You can rent Tatoosh for:

· Intimate events + small gatherings for 25-30 guests (wedding/engagement parties, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette events, etc.)

· Date nights: Drop the anchor and take your loved one on a date unlike any other

· Tours: See a behind-the-scenes of a beautiful piece of history


For other information, availability, and questions about hosting your special event, click here.


How to Book Your Exclusive Tatoosh Experience


To book a tour, meal, benefit part for charity, gathering or other event aboard Tatoosh, head over to our website and clicking the ‘bookings’ tab (along the top navigation bar).

For other information about Tatoosh, her history, or to contact her current owner Jim Jacobson, please click here.

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