"Tarzan" is a Colin-Archer-like sailer modelled on the 46-foot rescue cruiser Andrew Aarø. This modified pointed creel was completed and launched by three experienced engineers and a boat builder in the late 70s. A circumnavigation of the world followed, several Caribbean cruises and has now been sailing for several years on the North Sea, the Baltic, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Colin Archer

Very solid

The "Andreas Aarø" is very heavy and not necessarily contemporary due to its solid construction. The "Tarzan", on the other hand, was made as a sandwich construction of glass-fibre reinforced polyester with a 20 mm foam core of Conticell and a slightly modified underwater hull. These changes to the original design of the ship have worked well and provide a little more height on the wind, more speed and a dry cockpit. The owners have documented the construction of the boat in detail on their homepage: Link

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Keep it simple

This boat still follows the philosophy of simplicity. Simple technology, only cold water via the foot pump, headsails on staysails, maintenance-free stuffing box (new approx. 2017), a robust Mercedes engine (Mercedes type OM 314, it is one of the most widely built diesel engines, you can get spare parts all over the world), cooking with paraffin (Bertschi), heating with diesel (Refleks), self-tailing winches, very generous electrical installation (2.5mm²) and heavy, robust sails. Under sail she shows what she can do. Up to 5 Beaufort, she can be sailed under full sail and the hull speed of approx. 10 knots is really fun.

For long journeys

Plenty of space

The ship is ideal for long voyages and offers plenty of living space. The very spacious saloon is comfortable and more than adequately sized. You are not in the way and yet have good possibilities to hold on well at sea. The sink in the galley can be used in any position and the saloon table can be rotated horizontally for days at sea (rear side with sling rails). A spacious bathroom with shower facilities and Baby Blake The toilet is opposite the fully equipped workshop. Further forward is the forward cabin with
Space for 4 people and storage. From the saloon aft, you enter the dry navigation area. Here you will find the oilskin locker, two chart tables with plotters (new 2020), the electronics and the EPIRB. From here you enter the aft cabin. Again, 4 berths with a small table and plenty of storage space.


"Tarzan" does not have a backlog of repairs, but there is always something to do on a ship like this. The teak deck was partially repointed this spring and some of the plugs were replaced, all screws were removed long ago and the deck is now only glued together. The motor shaft and stern tube were replaced about 4 years ago and the mizzen sail was only put into service this year. Also, the rudder blade and mizzen mast were overhauled last winter. The plotter and radar are from this year. The Refleks diesel stove has not been in operation for about 10 years and also the
Bertschi oven is out of service (only the hot plates are in use). All in all, the boat is ready for use and will continue to be used. However, it is advisable to bring some manual skills and time with you for such a boat.

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Engine cold start (Mercedes OM 314)

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Impressions outside

Impressions inside

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