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