Willis Marine Center, Inc.
17 Mill Dam Road
Huntington, Long Island, New York, US, 11743
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2008 Tartan 4300

location icon Huntington, New York
Year 2008
Length 43 ft

This is a very nicely outfitted and maintained one owner Tartan 4300. A rare offering, SOLITAIRE is sure to impress! She is well equipped to cruise in comfort with self tacking jib, solar panels, full electronics and more. She has been maintained to a very high standard by a knowledgeable yachtsman. 


Year Built 2008
Category Sail
Length Overall 43 ft
Beam 13'6 ft
Max Draft 5'10 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TCM43008D808
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 56 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 60 gal
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 120 gal
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 24 gal
Ballast 8,775 lb
Displacement 23,800 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 56hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Year: 2008
Engine Hours: 946
Manufacturer Provided Description

On the surface, the 4300 has all the design elements of classic American yacht design. Graceful sheerline, balanced overhangs, complimentary low coach roof, sweeping cockpit coamings and thoughtful convenience details on deck all give the 4300 a very classic profile. However, built within these stylish good looks are elements that take full advantage of Tartan's advanced construction practices providing excellent performance that is realized with minimum effort. A long and lean hull is fit with a choice of low CG keels designed for great stability and sail carrying ability, and a carbon mast and "Pocket Boom" that are extremely stiff and strong. Tartan's overall commitment to advancing the art of yacht construction allows an opulent interior while still maintaining impressive performance numbers. Her weight control results in a center of gravity that is lower than most cruising boats, improving performance and handling characteristics, even when loaded for extended passages. A modern classic in the making, the Tartan 4300 promises to be a head turner in any harbor.

Mast, Rigging and Sails

The Tartan 4300 has been designed with Tartan's "Cruise Control Rig"; key features are a double spreader tapered carbon mast, self-tacking 100% jib, optional masthead 150% reacher and Tartan's carbon composite, "Pocket Boom". Her carbon rig is lighter, stiffer and stronger than aluminum; the weight savings aloft provide the stability equivalent of (5) 200 lb crewmembers on the rail. Upwind sailing is made easy by single sheet trimming for the jib, tacking is as easy as a turn of the wheel, the jib tends to itself and with the traveler mounted either on the housetop or on the hardtop, the main is free and clear from the cockpit. Off the wind, roll up the self-tacker and unfurl the lightweight masthead reacher and the 4300 is canvassed for powerful reaching and downwind sailing. When its time to head for the harbor, the headsails are neatly rolled on the Harken furlers and the mainsail is conveniently dropped into the "Pocket Boom" and stowed with a zip of the sail cover, no sail ties needed, no muss or fuss. Simply stated, the Tartan 4300 makes performance cruising easy.

  • Dacron Mainsail in carbon fiber "pocket boom" with lazy jacks
  • Dacron self tacking jib on Harken roller furler
  • Reacher on Harken roller furler
  • Harken chrome electric two speed self tailing cabin top winches
  • Harken chrome electric two speed self tailing primary winches
  • Forespar rigid boom vang
  • Whisker pole mounted on mast
  • Hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Harken traveler
  • Harken self tacking jib traveler
  • Reacher blocks and adjustable cars on toerail
Electronics and Navigation
  • Raymarine E-80 in Navpod @ helm
  • Raymarine E-120 @ nav station
  • Radar Dome mounted on mast
  • Rymarine ST60 Sailing instruments in pod over companionway: 

                      ST60 knotmeter

                      ST60 depthfinder

                      ST60 wind instrument

                      ST60 multi repeater

                      ST60 VMG

  • Raymarine ST6000+ autopilot
  • Icom M22 VHF @ nav station
  • Fusion stereo with control @ helm
Additional Equipment
  • Lewmar bow thruster
  • Stainless Steel Dinghy Davits
  • Solar panels
  • Dodger with sun shade
  • New Elkhide cover on steering wheel
  • SS ports and hatches
  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass
  • Racnor anchor with 300' 3/8" chain
  • Lifesling
  • Chrome dorade vents with SS guards
  • Propane sniffer for stove/oven
  • Xantrex Link 2000 battery monitor
  • Xantrex battery charger/inverter
  • Tank monitors for water and holding tanks
  • Two (2) macerator pumps
  • Teak varnished cockpit table
  • Wheel and pedestal cover
  • Dockline, fenders, assorted safety gear
  • Misc. spares
Additional Description

The hull design of the 4300 continues the Tartan trend of long waterline, slippery entry forward, full and flat aft quarters and carefully sculpted balanced volume to produce a yacht that is easily driven and powerful for maximum performance. Her long waterline length relative to over-all length provides a high theoretical hull speed and the full aft sections allow the 4300 to surf and extend her sailing and motoring length to provide fast and exhilarating passage making. By maintaining balanced volume in the hull, the 4300 heals predictably and evenly, unlike many extreme designs that develop bad manners under difficult conditions. Through optimized hull design the 4300 will extend your daily range, expanding the possibilities for weekend cruising and offering long daily passages offshore. Safety and comfort aboard require a thoughtfully designed deck and cockpit and as with past Tartans, the 4300 will excel in this area.Visibility, wide and uncluttered sidedecks, and a deep and secure cockpit are essential elements of the 4300. Additionally, the Tartan 4300 deck offers an abundance of ventilation through 14 opening portlights, 6 deck hatches and 4 dorade vents.A hardtop dodger is available, with the traveler mounted clear of the cockpit and coachroof. 27" lifelines, extended bow and stern rails and handrails with in easy reach offer on deck security and comfort. A convenient walk through transom with platform provides access for swimming or for stern boarding from a dinghy. The 4300 is fit with the best hardware from the best suppliers in the industry to assure that lines run free and easy. Trimmed with just the right amount of exterior teak, the 4300 is classic without being a burdensome taskmaster.

Additional Information

The Tartan tradition of offering unmatched interior comfort is expanded in the Tartan 4300. Choose from layout plans with two or three cabins to meet your cruising family needs. Both feature a forward owners stateroom with a queen size double island berth for easy access and extensive lockers and storage for extended time aboard. The forward head is accessed from this stateroom. The center of the boat has a large main cabin area with plush seating, entertainment locker and plenty of storage in varnished cherry cabinetry. The galley is fully equipped for preparing meals dockside or underway. A full forward facing nav station with electrical controls and nav locker to house a full array of navigation equipment rounds out the central living areas. Aft the 4300 can be fit with either a single cabin or split aft cabin providing private accommodations for 3 couples. Finish throughout is varnished cherry cabinetry and trim, and a varnished teak and holly sole, the 4300 surrounds her owner with opulent comfort.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Please Contact:

David Willis, CPYB  631-421-3400 office  |  516-885-9481  mobile  |  david@willismarine.com