Tim Jackett, general manager and chief designer at Tartan Yachts, set out to create a strong and attractive performance cruiser with the 4100. Built from 1996 until 2008, the 4100 has been one of the most prolific yachts in Tartan’s 50+ year history. Designed and built with classic good looks, solid and safe construction and a powerful sail plan, the 4100 is well respected for its quality, speed and exceptional performance.
You’ll appreciate the mobility, spaciousness, and comfort the T-shaped cockpit provides as well as clear visibility from behind the large Edson 44-inch Destroyer wheel with Harken 53 self-tailing primary winches located within reach of the helmsperson. All control lines are led aft to the safety of the cockpit, making the 4100 easily handled by a couple.
The rig is double-spreader with slightly swept-back spreaders, making for narrow sheeting angles which improves upwind performance, while the split backstay provides for easy access to the automated swim platform.
Sailors seeking a combination of speed, comfort, styling, and above-average construction, will find the 4100 well-appointed and easily handled. The moderate displacement hull is built of solid fiberglass below the waterline with a sandwich core made from unidirectional “E” glass and Baltek balsa above the waterline. Extensive framing, structural floor timbers and structurally bonded bulkheads constructed of pressure laminate and tabbed to the hull with mat and roving, as is with the floor grid, maintain the rigidity of her hull while producing a great load-carrying ability. Her deck is constructed with the same structural integrity as the hull, yet it omits coring where deck hardware, portlights, and stanchions are installed. The hull-deck joint follows the company’s 20+ year practice of bedding the seam with 3M 5200 and then fastened with stainless steel bolts through predrilled holes in an aluminum bar laid between the hull and deck. This proven and sound construction approach makes Tartan one of very few production builders using such build-up construction, similar to custom builders such as Hinckley and Morris.
REDEMPTION has been upgraded extensively over the years:
Fairclough winter ripstop/canvas boat cover – 2016
Standing rigging 2017 – Shore Rigging, Essex CT
Fully battened NeilPryde main and sail cover with lazy jacks – 2017
Garhauer dinghy davits, 400 lbs. capacity – 2017
Lofrans Project 1,000 windless – 2017
Rocna 55 lbs. anchor – 2017
8D Deka house batteries – 2019
Large Dodger with Strataglass – 2021
Deka starting battery 2021
Interior varnish, Epiphanes, 2021
Steering – new rudder bearings, rack and pinion, gear shift, etc. – 2021
Master stateroom: The aft stateroom is entered behind the galley to port with 6’4” headroom. As you enter there is a locker that is a combination of cedar-lined hanging and shelving. Continuing aft there are two sliding-door lockers with a fiddled shelf above and a small fiddled shelf and a drop-down front locker below. The berth is very spacious at 76”x 68”(roughly a Queen). Ventilation for this cabin is excellent with four opening ports, an overhead hatch and a Hella fan, as well as entry to the head via this cabin.
Forward stateroom: As you enter the cabin, the double doors to your right contain a cedar-lined hanging locker to starboard and shelving on the other. There is a fiddled shelf above and fiddled shelves lining the hull sides. The berth length is a comfortable 82”x 80”, with two drawers on the face of the berth and storage beneath it as well. Molded nonskid steps makes getting in and out of the berth easy. There are two brass overhead lights, a pair of LED reading lamps, an overhead hatch, two opening ports and a Hella fan. Forward stateroom headroom is 6’2”.
Saloon: The drop leaf saloon table is on centerline and can easily seat six. It converts to a double berth using an insert. There is storage beneath the tabletop and has two drawers on the aft end (not currently installed on the boat). The port settee is C-shaped, with storage and a water tank beneath it and storage behind it on the aft end. Above and behind is a fiddled shelf; above that are two lockers with fiddled shelves, bottle storage and forward of that a locker with shelves. On starboard, the 6’6” settee has storage and wine rack beneath it, with storage behind the back on the aft end. Above and behind there are a fiddled shelf, a bi-fold doored entertainment cabinet and a single door locker with shelves forward. There is fiddled shelving between the cabinets. The entire galley/nav/saloon area has either opening ports, two dorade vents, an overhead hatch and 4 Hella fans. There is a pair of brass reading lights at the forward end of each settee and numerous overhead lights. The saloon headroom is 6’5”.
Galley: The galley is located at the base of the companionway to port. Deep double sinks are oriented towards centerline and have a storage locker and tip-out trash bin beneath them. There is a drop-down dish rack shelf that folds up and stows neatly against the bulkhead when not in use. Along the hull side and beneath the counter there is a narrow locker with a shelf and two drawers, followed by the Force 10 stove, with fiddled storage beneath that. Above and behind the counter are a pair of large double-door lockers with shelving. A fiddled storage space behind the stove and a microwave is between the lockers. Facing forward, there is a very large icebox with double lid access from the top and an access door on the front. The entire galley area was designed for off-shore use with good bracing points for the sink and stove and plenty of convenient handholds. The galley headroom is 6’4”.
Nav station: Across from the galley is the navigation station. There is a tall locker with shelves and a fiddled shelf above it. Next forward is the electrical panel, with four drawers and a fiddled counter space beneath that. Continuing forward the nav top will easily accommodate chart books and has good storage below it. The headroom is 6’4”.
Head: The head is located aft on starboard. The separate shower has a hanging locker, molded non-skid seat and shower wand on an adjustable height bar. Aft of that is the Corian countertop with a molded sink. There is a locker beneath the sink and a mirrored medicine cabinet and another with shelves and sliding doors above it. The Wilcox Crittenden Skipper head is located on the aft end of the space and has a wet hanging locker behind it with another door leading to the aft stateroom. There are two overhead lights, an opening port and an overhead hatch and the headroom is 6’3”. The head is plumbed for an electric head which also comes with the vessel.