Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-07-2008, 19:39   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Moored in Narragansett Bay, RI
Posts: 12
used tartan 41 ft. versus new jeaneau 42 ft.

I'm looking for a liveaboard and am leaning toward the tartan (41 foot) but looking at the jeaneau 42. Any low-down out there on either choice? I had been looking at cats but have decided to wait a few years, primarily for cost reasons. Thanks much!!

cbeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 03:12   #2
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 29,347
Images: 240
The original Tartan 41 (1972 - 1976) was a flush deck IOR racing design, not ideally suited top cruising.
The T41 is not to be confused with the T40/412 series from the 80's, nor the newer T4100 (both cruiser-friendly).
In which model are you interested?

Personally, I’m not fond of the “fat hump-backed" Euro-styling characteristic of the Jeanneaus, including the 42.

Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 06:18   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Moored in Narragansett Bay, RI
Posts: 12
4100 year 2002.
There is a nice gozzard for sale . . . any comments appreciated.
cbeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 07:12   #4
Registered User
freetime's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 685
Images: 2

freetime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 08:36   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,259
I know of one 10 year old 4100 that had a transverse crack (ie the boat was breaking in half) that was repaired by the factory.

Mmmmmmmmmmm caution........

Originally Posted by cbeagle View Post
4100 year 2002.
any comments appreciated.
Joli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 11:32   #6
Registered User

Join Date: May 2003
Location: East Coast & Other Forums!
Posts: 913
Lawsuits in progress vs. Tartan and C&C on a couple of the "00" vintage boats AND the company seems to be in some trouble with vendors, banks and their former lawyers.
Older Tartans have no such issues...but if factory support is a concern you might proceed with caution. The Gozzards are wonderful boats if a bit over-priced. Jeanneau provides good solid value but is not quite as upscale in fit and finish or construction scantlings as the other boats.
Cam - I am no longer a member here. Look for me on other forums...same name.

camaraderie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 12:09   #7
Registered User
Amgine's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,384
Images: 1

I've been favourably impressed by the new lines from Tartan - in the showroom and at the dock, I haven't had the chance to sail any of them yet. (Planned for 2009 summer charter.)

One thing I'm most interested in is the carbon-fibre rigs. The numbers seem to suggest they've trimmed a lot of weight aloft. But with those flat aft lines I have a feeling the motion on these boats may be on the side of sharp and quick. "Performance cruiser"?

Anyone sailed one?

On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog anchored in a coral atoll.
Amgine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 18:07   #8
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 769
Just my opinion, but the Tartan 4100 doesn't seem to have a good sea-berth. I'm a fan of the single aft pilot berth (endangered species apparently).

But then you asked about live-aboard, not cruising necessarily.
anotherT34C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 09:27   #9
Registered User
Latitude9.5's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2006
Boat: CAL 3-46
Posts: 441
Send a message via AIM to Latitude9.5
If all three of those are in your price range, I'd take the Gozzard without a doubt, assuming it's in comparable condition. I've sailed on two Bayfields (gozzard designed) and they are well built, well designed, etc..

Latitude9.5 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tartan 34 maui Monohull Sailboats 3 02-02-2014 14:17
Fractional Ownership for Jeaneau 52.2 Available in the BVI tpcook Classifieds Archive 0 03-07-2008 14:42
Tartan 44 palauboy Monohull Sailboats 23 09-06-2008 17:32
Tartan ? GMW General Sailing Forum 6 02-06-2008 11:03
Tartan 27 ksmith Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 01-09-2007 23:55

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:16.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.