“The Ideal Day Racer with a Dedicated Class Following.”
The W.D. Schock Corporation has built over 900 Santana 20’s since the boat was designed by Shad Turner in 1977.
The boat has a dedicated class following with the Santana 20 Nationals usually drawing between 40 and 50 boats.
The boat is the ideal day racer. With 550 lbs. of ballast in its fin keel, the total boat weighs in at 1350 lbs. making it easy to trailer.
One of the first “sport boats”, it is a delight to sail. With its high aspect rig, and generous 8 ft beam, the boat’s initial stability and minimum weather helm, results in very high pointing angles. Going to weather, the Santana 20 out points many other designs.
The boat has a “new” deck with open transom. The old deck had an enclosed transom and square inner cockpit sides. The rolled cockpit edge on the new deck is much easier on the human frame. In addition, the new deck is uncluttered with open access to the traveler. The new deck package, with fiberglass bulkheads, can be purchased and fit to the older hulls. The fiberglass bulkheads of the new boat remove the potential for dry rot, a plague in older boats with minimum maintenance.