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You might want to re-think getting a new Tartan. Some very recent Tartan owners have had serious problems with their boats, and have had to resort to legal suits against Novis/jackett/Ross/Tartan in order to get any relief.
These issues were the subject of a previous thread on Sailnet, which was removed when Tartan/Jackett/Ross/Novis threatened to sue sailnet if the thread was not removed.
Please also be aware that Jackett et al. have used the tactic of an asset only sale to dodge warranty liabilities in the past, and were attempting to engineer an asset-only sale of the present company earlier this year, meaning that the 15-year warranty that the Tartan and C&C boats come with would be largely meaningless.
It is also telling that Tartan/Novis/Jackett/Ross are being sued by many of their OEM vendors as well as the law firm that previously represented them in their suits by many companies.
Are you sure you want to be spending upwards of near half-a-million dollars with people with this kind of track record?? I know I wouldn't.
Originally Posted by sbradfor
I certainly wouldn't want to utter the "T" word but has anyone seen the January 2009 issue of BoatUS magazine. They have a full article about what happened, when, and who was holding the smoking gun! Based on that article, I don't see where "T" word has anything to be ashamed of. I was on their 53' model at the Annapolis show and I'll buy it as soon as the lottery check comes in. BTW, is it true that you have to buy a ticket to win?
Irwin 34 "Dulcimer"
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
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