The Fine Line

There is a fine line between romance and obsession and no shame in either emotion. Channeled properly, obsession unleashed creates passion. Passion turns desires into longings. Dreams into quests. Above all else this is what defines Tartan Yachts.

The Tartan Difference is in Each Component

There is a fine line between romance and obsession and no shame in either emotion. Focused properly, obsession can be channeled to create excellence. We at Tartan are as passionate about constructing superior yachts as our devotees are about sailing them. Our obsession for brilliance is reflected in each individual component. Only by bringing the Tartan Difference to each component can all of the components coalesce into a yacht bordering on a fantasy.

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 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. One doesn’t need to understand how to craft the particulars of a Tartan Yacht in order to appreciate the underlying elegance and performance, but understanding the technology beneath the surface can only deepen the infatuation.

The Tartan Difference is Reflected in our Warranty

The Tartan Difference supports the strongest warranty in the business. By building with superior materials, manufacturing techniques, and components we know your Tartan will stand the tests of time and use. And by infusing each Tartan with the passion of her builders we are supremely confident in what we have produced and it is this confidence that breeds our unique warranty.

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More than a place to dock your boat: We offer an incredible facility complete with full retail store, the most comprehensive service facility on Lake Michigan, and we are just steps away from downtown Manitowoc offering great dining and nightlife with small town charm.

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