The boats
Current boats
I owned Tetranora (usually I abbreviated the name to Tetra) from 1982 until 1996 when I sold her in Turkey.
We did a lot of miles together and I researched a number of my books and subsequent new editions of the books in her. Greek Waters Pilot, Italian Waters Pilot, Turkish Waters Pilot, Mediterranean France and Corsica, and a goodly number of other books were researched and written from research carried out in Tetra. She featured in many of the photos used in these books.

In 1994 she was looking tired and so I had her totally rebuilt in Yat Lift in Turkey. She featured in lots of the articles I wrote over the years for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World, Sailing Today and Practical Boat Owner.
In 1995/96 I sailed her down the Red Sea and across to SE Asia. In 1996/97 I sailed her back to Turkey and sold her there.
Tetra is now owned by a Turkish guy who has recently been cruising her in Greece.

Rod Heikel
Rod Heikels website detailing his cruising experiences and his books.