Tartan 4000 was selected by both Sailing World and Cruising World magazine as a winner in their annual “Boat of the Year” competition for 2012. Cruising World named the boat “Best Midsize Cruiser, 40-45-feet,” while the more performance-oriented Sailing World named her “Best Performance Cruiser” overall. Rarely does one boat get chosen by both magazines in their independent reviews; in this case, both publications were impressed with the high level of performance the 4000 offers, alongside her cruising amenities.Throughout the 50 year history of Tartan sailboats the resourceful designers, engineers and boat builders of Tartan Yachts have continuously established new standards of performance, quality manship.They have done so by staying true to a 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 of Category A, Unlimited Offshore Use.In 2004, Tartan established another industry first. Our complete line is equipped with carbon-fiber masts as standard ipment. Through a partnership with Novis Composites, we have developed carbon-fiber masts specifically ngineered for each of our models. Our patented process utilizes internal and external air bladders, female molds, high modulus carbon pre-preg laminates, and a 260 degree autoclave reaching pressures up to 120 psi, Tartan masts boast a seamless structure, an integral luff groove, and contiguous fibers from top to bottom.