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Tao II
Greece, Turkey
Southern Italy

Cruising Turkey

Tao II is an Eleuthera 60 catamaran
from the drawing board of France's Berret - Racoupeau
and can be considered a masterpiece of handcrafting by Fountaine Pajot.
By pooling its experience in building the finest catamarans, the company has proven again
that a fully equipped top-of-the-line multi-hull can be an ideal contribution to
charter cruising in Greece, Turkey, and southern Italy.

Cruising Turkey Cruising Greece

Cruising Turkey Cruising Greece

Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 2004
Length: 59.8 ft
Beam: 28.1 ft
Sail Area: 1,990 sq ft
Engines: (2) 100 hp Yanmar
Engine Speed Max: 12 kts
Engine Speed Cruise: 9.5 kts
Generator: 3.5 kva Mastervolt
Water 220 gal
Fuel 160 gal


Three En-Suite Guest Cabins
Large Salon
Indoor and Outdoor Dining Facilities
Sun Mattresses
Cushioned Cockpit
Protected by Overhead
Separate Crew Quarters


Water Maker
Tenders with Outboards
Water Skis
Diving Compressor
Snorkeling Equipment,
Deck Showers
Satellite Navigation
Stereo Music System
TV with DVD Player

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