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We are the proud owners of “Wind Rose” our Tartan 3500. We are starting our 10th sailing season on “Wind Rose” this year. We are looking forward to this sailing season as much as the first one on her. We’ve enjoyed over 400 days of sailing “Wind Rose” during the past 9 seasons. The majority of this sailing has been on the Chesapeake Bay and we have encountered all types of weather including wind in excess of 50 knots. We have always felt save, secure and proud of the performance and style of our Tartan. “Wind Rose” is fitted out for cruising not racing. She is however a true Racer/Cruiser. Most boat’s when they are loaded down with cruising gear, and believe me we can load a boat, tend to become sluggish. Not the T3500. She is still quick, responsive and all and all a great sailing boat. This is after all what Tartans are best known for.
Of course Tartans are also are known for quality and value. With regard to quality we are often told that our 9-year-old boat still looks like it came out of the box. Now this does take some effort but when you start with a quality boat it is much easier to keep up. It’s also much easier to put the effort into the work when it’s a boat you can be proud to own. As for value we remember back to when we purchased “Wind Rose” we were questioned by many as to “Why are you paying so much more for the Tartan over other brands?” The reason we were willing to do so was that we had researched Tartans and found that they hold their value very well. We have in fact already been offered more than we paid for the boat when she was new. Try that with the so called other brand good buys at the boat show. Try that in the stock market these days. We should have bought two.
Did I mention that Tartan makes great looking boats? We seem to have developed an unofficial ritual for our weekend sailing. We walk down the pier to “Wind Rose” on Friday evening and stand admiring her prior to boarding. Then on Sunday evening when we must depart for home and work the next day we stand on the pier admiring the boat again before we go home.
Some say that the best two days in a boat owner’s life are the day that he buys the boat and the day he sells it. I however tell everyone that when we must part with “Wind Rose” someone will need to pry my fingers off the helm and drag me kicking and screaming off the boat.
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