Sailing World magazine has just announced their 2012 Boat of the Year winners, and the Tartan 4000 was named Best Performance Cruiser. This comes just days after sister publication Cruising World named the Tartan 4000 Best Mid-size Cruiser, 40-45 feet, in their independent competition. Judges noted the exceptional performance of the Tartan as a true stand-out in the class, and noted “the truly versatile design will shine during coastal cruising and offshore voyaging as well as competitive club or distance racing.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Being chosen by both magazines is a true testament to the 4000′s excellent dual-purpose capabilities.
The awards are determined by an independent panel of experts that evaluate the boat at the dock and under sail – a methodology that makes this honor stand out among other less stringent “Best Of” issues. Look for the full issue on newsstands and read all about it, or better yet call us to arrange a showing of the Tartan 4000!