Santana 20

Ride the Wild Tuna

Yes, it’s that close. The Santana 20s are the contest to watch. Photo: Charles Landis

Playfully called the “Tuna 20,” the boat is built by W.D. Schock Corporation of Corona, California. Please visit them on the web to learn more about the boat, to buy parts, or to find a dealer.

Comments from S20 Sailors

  • “The boat that performs like a dinghy, but SAILS like a keelboat”
  • “Santana 20’s are fairly inexpensive compared to other keelboats. Because it’s usually dry-docked, bottom maintenance and slip fees are minimal.”
  • “For a boat of its size, it performs very well. It is one of the faster 20-foot keelboats and can outperform many 25-foot cruising boats.”
  • “An S20 is a complex boat. It has almost the same controls as larger keelboats and is a great learning platform for younger sailors.”.
  • Greg Woodcock

    “Santana 20’s are sailed in the open oceans of Southern California as well as inland lakes. This speaks to the flexibility and adaptability of this boat.”

Contact Fleet Captain Greg Woodcock

Visit the Santana 20 Class Association for more information.

Boat Specs:

LOA 20′ 2 1/2″
LWL 16′
Beam 8′
Draft 4′
Draft wing Keel 32″
Displacement 1350 lbs.
Ballast (lead) 550 lbs.
Sail Area 204 sq. ft.
I 24.5
P 24.5
E 7.0
J 8.16
PHRF Rating: 222 (Your mileage may vary)

Santana 20s ready for launching, with Dave Cummings' "Bird of Prey" out front.

Santana 20s ready for launching.