January 30, 2013Blue Jacket 40 DebutThe Blue Jacket 40 is the result of a collaboration between Tim Jackett, designer for many years at Tartan Yachts, and Bob Johnson, chief designer at Island Packet Yachts. This new performance cruising boat, billed as the first in a series, is being built by Island Packet at its yard in Florida. It made its world debut at the Strictly Sail Chicago boat show, which ran from January 23 through 27, 2013.
January 22, 2013Tartan, Steve MalbasaSteve Malbasa, owner of Fairport Harbor-based Tartan and C&C Yachts is proud to see the company that he bought two years ago back at the Cleveland Mid-America Boat Show at the I-X Center, for the first time in several years. Following a difficult economic environment for the sailing industry, Malbasa is optimistic about the company's future.
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