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2013 Boat Show Preview

2013 Boat Show Preview • The fall and winter boat show season is on the horizon and with that comes excitement from not only boat builders, but boat buyers as well. As always, BWS is happy to give you a more »

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BLUE WATER BOATS | TARTAN FANTAIL 26

Tartan Fantail 26 •  The new daysailer-weekender from Tartan Yachts packs a lot of performance in a compact package. We had our first look at the new Tartan Fantail 26 at the Annapolis sailboat show last fall, and we must more »

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2012 Boat Show Preview

2012 BOAT SHOW PREVIEW: MONOHULLS • This fall and winter across the country, boat builders will be rolling out their latest models at national and regional boat shows. Once again, Blue Water Sailing is happy to bring you a preview more »

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TARTAN 4700 | An American Original

Tartan 4700 • For 50 years, Tartan has been building high quality production cruising and performance cruising boats in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio that have set a worldwide standard for integrity and design quality. But until this year, the more »

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2011 BOAT SHOW PREVIEW

2011 BOAT SHOW PREVIEW • BAVARIA CRUISER 32 • Last summer, Bavaria USA introduced four new models to the U.S. market. The smallest of the fleet is the Bavaria 32, which packs a lot in a fairly small package. Designed more »

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Tartan 5300

TARTAN 5300 • I have to admit that I have a soft spot for Tartans. In 1963 or so, my parents and our neighbors in partnership bought an early Tartan 27—the classic S&S design that launched the company. For years, more »

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Tartan 400

TARTAN 400 • The new Tartan 400 is an American-designed, American-built performance cruiser with a great pedigree and a bright future.Forty feet is one of the sweet spots in cruising boat design. There are more famous production boats at 40 more »

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Thin Water Cruising Boats

THIN WATER CRUISING BOATS • BWS takes a look at the fleet of cruising monohulls drawing less than five feet Pacific Seacraft 37 Blue water tends to be deep water and that is what lies between the land masses we more »

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Tartan 4300

TARTAN 4300 • Designed for fast, shorthanded cruising, the new Tartan 4300 offers an epoxy hull, carbon fiber spars and the quality to last a lifetime. Tartan Yachts has been building high quality cruising boats in Ohio since the early more »

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Tartan 4300

TARTAN 4300 • In the August issue of BWS, we ran a full design review of the new soon-to-be launched Tartan 4300. Hull number one is due to premiere at the Newport (R.I.) boat show in September. The new boat more »

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Tartan 3400

TARTAN 3400 • The new Tartan 3400 combines high-tech construction and modern design with classic Tartan styling The name Tartan has become synonymous with enduring cruising boats that combine satisfying sailing performance with top construction and comfortable, well thought out more »

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Tartan 34

TARTAN 34 • There was a time, not so long ago, when boats in the mid-30-foot range were thought of as the “right” size, combining ease of handling with enough waterline to make quick passages. In 1967 the boatbuilding firm more »

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TARTAN 4400

TARTAN 4400 • BWS’s 250-mile sea trial of the new Tartan 4400 proves that the boat is an elegant new player in the world of liveaboard cruisers We had been looking forward to sailing the new Tartan 4400 from New more »

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