January 2015 Update - Steve Malbasa

posted Jan 20, 2015, 8:23 AM by Tartan-Owners Southern California   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 8:25 AM ]

Yes, we have some very exciting things happening:

  1. We will introduce a new Tartan 36 at the Annapolis Boat Show next fall. The 36 will be a Tim Jackett designed yacht. We will have specs and drawings posted on our site very soon.
  2. We have formally introduced our Legacy by Tartan Power power line and are producing Hulls  32-51, 32-52 and 32-53 this Spring. We are also building a Legacy by Tartan 42 and will introduce the new Legacy by Tartan 36 this year.
  3. We have also recently expanded our Carbon Fiber Mast production and are building Masts for the first time for owners of any Sailboat brand who wish to have a mast that is lighter and stronger than their current aluminum mast. These masts are being produced by our wholly-owned Aspire Spars and Components company.
  4. We have had a lot of recent success in Southern California with our new Tartan 101 ( 5 new owners and several racing victories!!); however we haven't had any new traditional Tartan models purchased since 2012.
  5. We are now one of the very few boat builders in the world laminating all of our glass hulls now in Clear Gel-Coat. The confidence we have in our lamination process allows for full transparency on the part of a discerning, new yacht buyer.
  6. In case anyone is interested, our best deals with respect to new purchases continue to be where we are able to provide maximum trade value on any existing Tartan in return for a new Tartan 43 purchase.This continues to be the case because of our ability to quickly sell the Tartan trade combined with the building efficiencies associated with the 43.
Please feel free to call me anytime with suggestions for how we can improve!
Steve Malbasa

January 2014 Update - Steve Malbasa

posted Jan 16, 2014, 8:24 PM by Tartan-Owners Southern California   [ updated Feb 27, 2014, 9:58 AM ]

Several current highlights regarding Tartan:
  1. Our new web site is now functional-please register your Tartan!
  2. We will be introducing slowly over the next six months a robust after markets web site with better pricing for parts than what one might be able to obtain elsewhere for our Tartan owners.
  3. We will begin aggressively pricing and providing Carbon Fiber Spars for those who might want to replace an aluminum spar for their Tartans or for that matter, any model. 
  4. The new Tartan 101 is enjoying quite a run out here in Southern California. David Inglis and Greg Farah have now introduced 4 new clients to the 101 and we have a fifth Stock 101 on the way. By the way, please stop by and see the new Fantail Day sailor we now have on display.
  5. We are introducing a factory-supported, aggressive trade-in program for existing Tartan owners. Please feel free to contact David or Greg at Blue Pacific for further information.
I hope to see everybody in San Diego! Please feel free to call me anytime with suggestions for how we can improve!

Steve Malbasa

Kip Morrison to promote Tartan-C&C in Southern California

posted Jul 9, 2012, 6:14 PM by Tartan-Owners Southern California   [ updated Jul 10, 2012, 7:32 PM ]

Tartan-C&C Yachts has hired the high profile firm Kip Morrison to promote the brand in Southern California. Kip's firm comprises an octet of experienced personnel with offices in Los Angeles. Kip was out testing the new T4300 at Blue Pacific in Marina del Rey. 

From Kip Morrison's news announcement:

A sailor for over 30 years, there was no better place for this client to fall than in Kip’s arms, or should we say, sealegs. Unmatched performance, unprecedented technology and unlimited luxuries intertwine to give us Tartan Yachts. Continuously establishing new standards of performance, quality and craftsmanship, the yachts fall in a class of their own. Throughout the 50-years at sea, Tartan has made their name building world class, heirloom quality yachts. The discriminating sailor swoons for the cherry wood doors, revolutionary hull and industry-leading innovations. Handcrafted, American-made and prestigious. Tartan Yachts are a real thing of beauty.

We wish Kip and her staff much success!

Cruising World 2012 Boat Of The Year

posted Jun 14, 2012, 5:35 PM by Tartan-Owners Southern California   [ updated Jun 14, 2012, 5:35 PM ]

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December 8,  2011
Tartan 4000
Tartan 4000 Wins 2012 Boat Of The Year
Best Midsize Cruiser, 40-45 Feet

Tartan Marine Company is proud to announce that the Tartan 4000 has been awarded Best Midsize Cruiser, 40-45 Feet by Cruising World Magazine for 2012.

Cruising World sited the following Winning Details:
  • Delivering sensational sailing performance, the 4000 was stiff, fast, weatherly, and fun.
  • The boat's high-tech construction was evident in the infused epoxy/composite hull and deck and in the carbon-fiber mast, boom, and rudder.
  • The truly versatile design will shine during coastal cruising and offshore voyaging as well as competitive club or distance racing.

Let us show you the Tartan 4000 advantage.  Visit your local dealer orwww.tartan4000.com 

Watch The Tartan 4000 Video

Tartan Marine Company
One High Tech Ave.
Painesville, Ohio 44077
(440) 392-2628

Introducing Tartan's New 4700

posted Jun 14, 2012, 5:34 PM by Tartan-Owners Southern California

The Tartan 4700 is the result of Tartan's ability to highly personalize its product range. At the fall 2010 boat shows, several clients were interested in a boat that would fill the gap between the Tartan 4400 and the Tartan 5300. The 4700 is a development of the highly successful raised salon Tartan 4400.

For more information, please visit Tartan 4700.

Tartan 4000 SAIL Magazine Review

posted Jun 14, 2012, 5:33 PM by Tartan-Owners Southern California

SAIL Magazine released an article by Adam Court on the Tartan 4000. The written review also includes a video demonstrating the brilliant design and performance of the 4000.  Click the excerpt of the article, below, to view the full article from SAIL.

“The Tartan 4000 is a performance cruiser in the truest and best sense of the word—a boat that does well on all points of sail and takes good care of its crew, whether underway or at anchor.”

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