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.
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.
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The Vesper Marine WatchMate Vision is arguably the most advanced Class B AIS transponder ever built, and was honored with an Innovation Award in Miami.