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An outlier compared to the boats I'm currently looking at for my next pride and joy (Sabre 402, Tartan 4100, Gozzard 44) --the Elan Impression 434. Does anyone here have any indirect/direct experience with this manufacturer/model?? I'm looking for a cruiser with the capability of making the occasional blue water passage and would love to hear your thoughts! How about the quality, its ability to hold value, etc? Much appreciated guys! - Hunter
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Tartans are great boats. I have a T3700 and am thrilled with how well thought out they are and over build quality. I had looked at the 40 and did not feel there was enough of a performance difference to warrant the difference in price etc...
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I like the Tartan 3700. Good friend has one. Quality craftsmanship.
Only two Minor negatives ....average speed and the mast is in the way and line of site in the salon.
I preferred the old S&S designed Tartans.
Can’t go wrong with one

Sabre’s have good build quality and speed

Another friend has Gozzard 44. I took it down to Carribean with him. It’s a real well made battleship. Great living accommodations.
In a whole different league than the Sabre or Tartan.


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Re: Input on Elan Impression 434

I bought an Elan Impression 434 last year and cannot say enough about the quality and speed of the boat. There aren't too many Elans in the US, mostly find them as charter boats in the Mediterranean. I wouldn't trade the boat for another, this is my baby.
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