8m Tardorne sloop new build by Tofinou FR, Latitude 46


Location: Dry storage in Boat shed ashore, East Sussex
Makers: Latitude 46 Tofinou FR
Year of Build: 2015/16
Condition: As new / immaculate condition
Category: Sail
Class: Traditional Sail,  A modern Classic
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


This is a very attractive 8m Tadorne  GRP Bermudan Sloop. Her build was commissioned by her present owner.  She has seen the best of care and attention since her purchase as a new hand built yacht in 2015. She is fully equipped,  is to be sold with her bespoke SBS twin axle road trailer.
Latitude 46, Tofinou FR are the Company who designed and built the Tadorne, as the larger sister to their open day boats.

She is very compact in her design, the rig and spars all fit within her length. Her all up weight is 2 tonnes. She tows very well, beautifully balanced.  Using an “A” frame with a block and tackle, eases the stepping of the mast (which could potentially carried out with one pair of hands )

Definitely one of Today’s Classic Yachts. Ideal to trail onto your next adventure, capable of coastal cruising and racing, a good weekender.

A short marketing video of her under sail:



Nominal Length: 7.92m
Length Overall: 8.00m

Beam: 2.80m
Draft: 1.52m
Air Draft: 12.19m
Max Draft: 1.52m
Keel Up: 0.50m

Fuel Tank Capacity: 20ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 20ltrs
Dry Weight: 2 tonnes
Displacement: 200o kgs
Cruising Speed: 6 knots    Maximum 10kts
Engine Power: 14hp


Berths: 2
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4 persons day sailing,  roomy open cockpit.


Builder: Tofinou
Designer: Joubert & Nivelt
Boat Name: Alice


Hull Material: Fibreglass,  Two formed GRP shells, the deck with the laid teak and all fittings fastened, the hull section all one piece, moulded in bulkhead, cockpit, keel box, stowage compartments. Varnished mahogany  furniture and fittings.
Hull Design: Displacement Long keel with Aluminium dropped keel


Ballast 500kg lead ingots
Hand built in two main parts: moulded GRP hull and topsides, decks with integral decks, engine housing and cabin superstructure then a 6mm laid teak decks are added, Balsa laminate, all fixtures stainless steel fittings. Long keel with aluminium drop keel, takes her draft down to 5ft.
Spacious open aft self draining cockpit with varnished Mahogany bench seats (4/5 persons could sit comfortably.)
1 large stern locker for stowage
Chain locker
2 x Chromed  portholes side of coach roof.
Tinted Altuglass hatch cover, Varnished wooden wash boards
Stainless steel deck vent


Single cabin forward.
Satin finish mahogany fittings
12v lighting system
Two single settee berths with trotter boxes, over 6ft in length, a small double forward ( used for stowage.)
Washable cream canvas covered berth cushions (used with over covers for their protection from wear)
Electric sea toilet “Heads” sited under the forward berth (unused)
1 x single burner Meths stove in purpose built unit with heat reflective protection.
1 x stainless steel sink water ( Cold only) via electric pump, flexible 20 litres water tank
Stowage shelf and beneath the seating.
Varnished Teak and Holly Cabin Sole
Cream vinyl battened headlining


Engine Model: Yanmar, twin cylinder. (owner’s preference to attain  a more comfortable action, than the original specification for a single cylinder auxiliary).
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Installed during her construction, new 2015, Yanmar EO6329. Mounted in a sound proof box. Freshwater cooled
Triple bladed auto prop shaft driven. Morse single lever control. Engine panel accessible in the cockpit.
20 litres plastic fuel tank.


A bespoke top of the range, twin axle, braked road trailer. Built  in 2015 to European specifications.
Manual winch, spare wheel, jockey wheel. A flushing system ( never been used for launching / retrieving.). Sealed bearings.

Trailer and yacht are stored off the ground during the Winters, in a dry clean workshop/ boat shed.
5kg Bruce anchor with 20ft chain and 120ft of warp.
Flag staff and deck mounted holder
Comprehensive buff canvas mooring covers


Area of Main sail 23.30msq, Jib area 7.60msq, Fractional Bermudan sloop, AG + White gloss Aluminium mast and boom, deck stepped mast.
AG+ (German) Rigging manufacturers. Standing rigging 5mm stainless steel, Z-spar spinnaker pole
All deck gear made by Harken, 2 x single speed Anderson winches.
White main sail, slab reefing, 2 reefing points and a Jib by Peter Sanders: Laminated material using taffeta, both Sails in excellent condition, grey white in colour.
Buff coloured main sail stowage, Lazy Jacks on the main sail.
Roller furling on the jib.
Braided Running rigging, Adjustable back stay.
Rigging lead back to the cockpit.

Navigation Equipment:

Laminated varnished wooden tiller with extension, canvas cover sock.
Rudder through deck rudder stock.
Through bulkhead Compass
Tri colour lights are internally mounted within the mast head.
Anchor light
Safety Equipment: manual bilge pump.
3 x life jackets
Emergency Ladder
Horse shoe life buoy
Pulpit, stanchions and guard wires
Rope cutter on propeller