Throughout the 50 year history of Tartan sailboats the resourceful designers, engineers and boatbuilders of Tartan Yachts have continuously established new standards of performace, quality and craftsmanship. We have done so by staying true to our creed of providing Tartan sailboat owners with a yacht that delivers both luxurious accommodations and safe, well-mannered sailing performance in all conditions. Tartan sailboats are proud to carry the prestigious CE certification for unlimited offshore use, category A.
Tartan emerged on the auxiliary sailing yacht scene in 1960, with Charlie Britton at the helm. As a result of a collaboration with Olin Stephens, Tartan developed the companies first model, the Tartan 27. The Tartan 27 constituted a departure from the existing norms of wooden construction to begin a new generation of quality-crafted fiberglass hulls. Establishing themselves at the forefront of the boat building world, Tartan charged forward with new designs, such as the 34 and the "Blackwatch" 37 and opened a second plant in Hamlet, North Carolina. READ MORE