Sailboats with tiller steering

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cruising-racing sailboat / tiller steering - XP 33

Backed by more than 30 years of experience designing high performance yachts, the Xp 33 is the young gun of...

cruising sailboat / 2 cabins / tiller steering - HR 310

After the experience gained from building no less than 2,145 31 footers (Monsun 31, 312, 94 Kutter and 31) and the overwhelming response to the introduction of the HR 372, Hallberg-Rassy now introduces the all-new Frers-designed Hallberg-Rassy 310.

She replaces the successful Hallberg-Rassy 31 Mk II which has been in production...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - HR 342

The Hallberg-Rassy 342 is a complete new design that gives a little more of everything than her predecessor, the almost revolutionary...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - MYSTERY 30

If pure sailing pleasure is what you are after then look no further than the Mystery 30. Beneath her classic lines lies a very modern yacht. She is a true performance cruiser, comfortable yet fast. Her speed comes from a modern rig layout featuring a high aspect sail-plan and top quality sail handling systems. Combine that with...

cruising-racing sailboat / tiller steering - MYSTERE 35

The Mystery 35 is the flagship of the Mystery range. Her stunning classic lines and modern, high-stability design concept make her the ideal purchase for a couple or family looking for a safe, fast and dry cruising yacht. The windward performance of the Mystery 35 is unmatched by any other boat of her type due to her deep lead bulb keel which provides an angle of vanishing stability of 150º....

racing sailboat / open transom / tiller steering - BULL 9000

The Bull 9000 started life as a project for a UK Bull 7000 owner. It was ambitiously designed to have 3 different versions (race, racer/cruiser and charter). Using the same hull tooling, the Bull 9000 had different deck tooling and modes where the ballast, rig size etc was adjusted to suit its usage. Only the race version of the Bull 9000...

racing sailboat / open transom / tiller steering - BULL 12000

The Bull 12000 was originaly designed to race the "two handed" Melbourne/Osaka race. The Bull 12000 again featured the Bullsprit design and this was to be used to great advantage sailing shorthanded.

Two Bull 12000s were built...

racing sailboat / open transom / tiller steering - YOUNG 30

Commissioned by Rod Skellet, owner of the highly successful Bull 9000 “Wild Bull”, this design had very defined goals. First and foremost this is a very stiff, stable and safe race yacht. Rod planned to campaign it in Cat 1 offshore races - such as the Sydney to Hobart and Transpac yacht races. As such this yacht is bulletproof in every area...

racing sailboat / open transom / bowsprit / tiller steering - A35 R

Lively hull shape, efficient deck layout, high quality deck hardware, The A35...

cruising-racing sailboat / open transom / tiller steering - A31

The new A31 will let you choose, directly coming from the successful A35 and A40rc more and more victorious on all over the...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - MANIDA

Manida is based on the experience of the “Asell”, but it takes into account and makes better use of the new IMS 2003 regulations. The hull of the new Vismara 34 IMS has a more powerful-looking stern...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - GANZURIA 969

Ganzuria is a project developed in conjunction with the Cossutti Yacht Design firm. It was created in the wake...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - V 34' QUANTUM

Vismara 34’ is a project developed together with the Cossutti Yacht Design firm. It was created in the wake...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - 9.00

"The new WINNER 9.00 – WAY AHEAD!"

25 years after the introduction of the first Winner, Winner Yachts is proud to present you the first drawings of the new Winner 9.00. With its new baby, Winner Yachts makes it possible for many more people to experience the...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - 10.20

"The modern 9/10th rigg offers excellent trimming"

The 10.20 is the most recent model and, incorporating the experiences gained through the 10.10...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - 30.1

Brighter, faster, more comfort
Sky-Lights, a distinctive deck layout, a sporty bow and a perfectly designed ergonomic cockpit are trade mark features of this model. A dynamic balance between ballast and sail area is the key for a SPORTS LUXURY CRUISER, the new SUNBEAM 30.1. The modern hull of...

cruising sailboat / 2 cabins / tiller steering - MIDGET 26

The lines of the Midget 26' have been derived from the classical form of the fishingboats from Lynaes, situated on the northcoast of the Danish island Seeland. For centuries this hullform is considered as ideal for fishingboats in the often rough waters of the Kattegat.


cruising-racing sailboat / carbon mast / tiller steering - S29 GENESIS

This is the revelation of the year. The Genesis embodies Sormiou’s homecoming since the original Sormiou 28 were built back in 2004.

The “Genesis” comes with...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - EGE 26

Hull : Hand made solid laminate fiberglass mat and rowing .
Deck : Deck is moulded fiberglass with sandwiched marine plywood, stress areas
where winches, sheet tracks, etc. are reinforced by using backing chrome plates.
Ballast : 1000 kg. cast iron,...

cruising-racing sailboat / tiller steering - DIAMANT 3000

With its length of 34 feet, the Diamant 3000 is the flagship of the Ott Yacht fleet. Like its small sister ship, the Diamant 2000, and the Aphrodite 101, it...

cruising-racing sailboat / tiller steering - APHRODITE 101

The Aphrodite 101 - a legend in beauty and speed. A yacht from well-known designers Jan Kjaerulff and Paul Elvström encapsulates all their ideas and creativity. Constructed under the management...

cruising-racing sailboat / twin lifting keels / tiller steering / transportable - HEOL 7.4 BQ

The Heol 7.4 bq : a twin lifting keels sailboat, hight performance, design, beachable, transportable

The Heol 7.4 bq is a fast boat, with high performance, but successfully beachable as well. Its hydraulic keel lift system allows you to beach the boat safely, both in the middle of a port, on a beach or in a creek. With a width of 2,55 m and its retractable keels the Heol 7.4 bq is easily...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - COMFORTINA 35

COMFORT-YACHTS presents the COMFORTINA 35. A new design by Thomas Bern. The COMFORTINA 35 is...

cruising sailboat / tiller steering - COMFORTINA 39

We have high expectations of ourselves: We want to built the best ship possible for each of our customers! People who want to fulfil dreams...


How to choose this product


A sailboat with tiller steering is piloted via a lever connected directly to the rudder or rudders.


Tillers are suitable for centerboard, racing and small cruising sailboats. Larger vessels require a wheel because the force of the water on the rudder is too strong to be countered by a direct connection. However, some racing sailboats use a geared tiller, whose sensitivity is superior to that of a wheel.


Tillers are made of wood, metal or carbon. They are attached to the rudder shaft, which is sometimes connected to a rack. Tillers may have a racket handle, a circular prolongation offering a better grip. Some have an extension, a telescopic arm facilitating steering from a position off the centerline. These vessels can be made from any of the typical sailboat construction materials: polyester or epoxy laminates, wood, steel or aluminum.

How to choose

Choice will depend on the vessel's size, including number of cabins, and intended use, cruising racing or both. Configurations include centerboard, keel and ballasted centerboard sailboat, each with its advantages and disadvantages. The relationship between draft and windward performance should be kept in mind.


- Better steering "feel"
- More compact than a wheel
- Easy maintenance and repair


- Unsuitable for heavy vessels
- Less control than a wheel in reverse

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