The Tartan Difference is in the Technical Details: From drawing the first graceful lines of the design to buffing the last piece of cherry, each step to build a Tartan is taken with care. Instead of being stripped to the barest of demands, Tartans undergo additional steps during the manufacturing process that increase the enjoyment, longevity and safety of the final product.
This design provides optimum performance and ease of handling. Utilizing Tartan’s industry leading lamination techniques, the 5300 hull and deck composites are the strongest, lightest and safest in the industry. Weight conversing, advanced composites are used to increase all performance indicating ratios and allow for a higher ballast-to-displacement ratio, providing greater sail carrying ability and stability.
Upwind, she is powered by a high performance 105% roller furling jib. The smaller size means easier tacking and better visibility, this sail can also be furled to a 90% jib without significant loss of sail shape. Offwind performance is maximized using a masthead, roller furling reacher that is easily handled by a couple. For greater strength and performance, the 5300 is fit with a two spreader carbon mast that saves 50% of the tube weight of an aluminum mast. Additionally, rod rigging further reduces weight aloft and provides less stretch and windage. These weight savings further improve the sail carrying ability, sea keeping motion and stability of the 5300.
At home on the water: The arrangement plan for the 4700 features a 3 cabin, 2 head layout. Both the forward and aft stateroom berths are queen-sized and feature a head accessible from the cabin. The starboard crew cabin is fit with upper and lower berths that kids will love. The onboard chef will appreciate the galley’s double sink, large front and top load icebox, 4-burner LPG stove and large storage areas. Taking full advantage of the raised coach roof and extensive ventilation, the main salon and navigation station area of the boat can simply be described as light and airy. No matter the need, the 4700 can be tailored to satisfy.
The 4700’s deck features wide side decks, extensive ventilation in a wide array of stainless steel port lights and hatches, and a large and comfortable cockpit with all sail controls led aft for sailing.
Graceful sheerline, balanced overhangs, complimentary low coach roof, sweeping cockpit coamings and thoughtful convenience details on-deck, all give the 4300 a very classic profile. However, built within these stylish good looks are elements that take full advantage of Tartan’s advanced construction practices providing excellent performance that is realized with minimum effort. A long and lean hull is fit with a choice of low CG keels designed for great stability and sail carrying ability, and a carbon mast and Pocket Boom that are extremely stiff and strong. Tartan’s overall commitment to advancing the art of yacht construction allows for an opulent interior while still maintaining impressive performance numbers. Her weight control results in a center of gravity that is lower than most cruising boats, improving performance and handling characteristics, even when loaded for extended passages. A modern classic in the making, the Tartan 4300 promises to be a head turner in any harbor.
Classic Good Looks: The Fantail Series is available in three configurations; The DS (Daysailor), WE (Weekender), and the ST (Sail Trainer). All three feature classic good looks, “sit in” not “sit on” sailing, efficient high performance and a “green” sailing experience.
Superior Performance & Stability: The hull form is a contemporary shape without extremes, designed to deliver predictable and rewarding performance. She has a fine entry forward with plenty of hull volume in the topsides to properly balance the full aft sections. Through her mid-body the sections are vee’d for a sea kindly motion. Running aft the sections are broad and flat for great stability and off the wind performance. The freeboard must be carefully balanced to provide adequate sitting headroom below, a dry ride on deck and exceptional good looks.