2010 TARTAN 4300

€250,000 tax paid

Lightly-used one owner boat

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelTartan 4300
DesignerTartan Yachts
Boat NameErato
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingSouth Tuscany, Italy


LOA13.13m (43'0")
LWL11.3m (37'0")
Beam3.84m (12'0")
Draft1.78m (5'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineVolvo Penta D2-55
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Lead Broker

Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 271

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    Lightly-used one-owner example of the Tartan 4300 performance cruiser. ERATO is the two cabin version of the successful 43, one of the few example available in Med she is ready for her next owner.

    *** 2021 walkthrough videos available on request ***


    Launched in 2010 and lightly-used, ERATO is a great example of the very popular Tartan 430. Her specification highlights include:-
    • Carbon fibre mast and V boom
    • Shallow draft 1.78m draft Beavertail keel option
    • Webasto heating
    • Volvo Penta three blades folding propeller
    • Full Harken deck gear package include 4 winches
    • Self tacking Solent
    • Bow thruster
    • 2-cabins, 2-heads interior layout
    • Foldable aft swimming platform
    • Inverter
    • Radar
    • Teak laid side cockpit seats
    • Cockpit table


    “At Home On The Water
    Our tradition of unmatched interior comfort is expanded in the 4300. Choose from layout plans with 2 or 3 cabins. Both feature a forward owner’s stateroom with a queen size double “island” berth for easy access, and extensive lockers and storage for extended time aboard. There is also a large main cabin area with plush seating, an entertainment locker and plenty of storage in varnished cherry cabinetry. The galley is fully equipped, with a full nav station featuring large working desk, laptop storage and comfortable captain’s chair house a full array of navigation equipment. She can be fit with either a single cabin or split aft cabin providing private accommodations for up to three couples.”


    “Tartan emerged on the auxiliary sailing yacht scene in 1960, with Charlie Britton at the helm. As a result of a collaboration with the renowned design firm of Sparkman and Stephens, and builder Douglass and McLeod of Grand River, Ohio, Charlie developed the company’s first model, the Tartan 27. The Tartan 27 constituted a departure from the existing norms of wooden construction to begin a new generation of quality crafted fiberglass hulls. Establishing them at the forefront of the boat building world, Tartan charged forward with new designs, such as the 34 and the Blackwatch 37. To meet expanding production demands the company opened a second manufacturing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina.

    Continuing this evolution into the seventies, Tartan continued to expand and develop new models, each a success in its own right. Most notably the Tartan 37, Tartan 41 and Tartan Ten, all set new standards for performance on race courses throughout North America. While racing a Tartan was the pastime of many, performance cruising was becoming the new norm and Tartans became fixtures in cruising destinations throughout the world.

    Tartan experienced a good deal of change in the eighties. John Richards and Jim Briggs took over the reins from Charlie and the mid eighties saw the development of several new Tartans. This time designs by Tim Jackett and the in-house Tartan design team. The first complete in house designs were the Tartan 31 and Tartan 372; both were Cruising World Boat of the Year winners in the early years of those contests.

    The marine industry experienced a general downturn in the late eighties and Tartan consolidated its manufacturing in its Grand River, Ohio factory. As the industry experienced a recovery in the early 90’s, Tartan continued as a leader by substantially investing in new molds and designs further establishing the brand as a leader in the sailboat industry. Notable additions to the line included the Tartan 3500 and Tartan 4100. The 4100 went on to be the most prolific over 40 foot design in Tartan’s history. The success of these new models required a larger manufacturing facility and the company relocated to Fairport Harbor, its current location. Also in the late nineties, Tartan acquired the C&C brand and began the development of several new models under the C&C banner. As Tartan had evolved into a performance cruiser, C&C offered a companion brand that focused more heavily on the race boat segment. Although the company experienced a good deal of success with the C&C brand, having launched nearly 400 Tartan built C&C’s over a 10 year production run, the C&C brand was eventually licensed to another builder allowing Tartan to focus on its core product, luxury performance cruisers.

    In addition to continued new model development, Tartan also refined its manufacturing processes and developed new higher tech materials, all aimed at enhancing the product. Its composite construction evolved from traditional wet hand lamination to the current infused laminates comprised of high strength e-glass reinforcements and light weight coring resin infused under vacuum with modified epoxy vinylester resin. Tartan also included carbon fiber masts as a part of their product offering along with rig innovations such as the CCR (Cruise Control Rig) and composite pocket boom. All features aimed at providing great performance, ease of handling and greater safety.

    With over 5,000 hulls launched, Tartan continues to adhere to the foundation laid with the diminutive Tartan 27, great designs, exceptional craftsmanship, and industry leading technology all combined to deliver uncommon comfort and performance.”



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • NPG Isophthalic gelcoat
    • Modified epoxy vinylester resin used throughout laminate for superior bonding and strength
    • Engineered multi-axial E-Glass fiber reinforcements, locally reinforced in high-load areas
    • CNC computer cut closed-cell synthetic foam coring
    • Laminated in “one shot” resin infusion process eliminating secondary bonding of structural materials
    • All hull penetrations made through solid E-Glass laminate “core windows”
    • Interior surfaces painted out for aesthetics
    • Internal structural grid designed to carry rig and keel loads, bonded and glass-taped into hull
    • UL and ABS approved, corrosion free Marelon flush through hull fittings
    • Built to meet ABS Plan Certification
    • Transferrable 10-year hull structural and blister warranty
    • Teak laid side cockpit seats
    • Dark blue topsides paint – requires attention

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Beavertail keel
    • Faired and epoxy coated
    • Keel is through bolted to hull with cast-in-place stainless steel bolts
    • Keel bolt quantity and size exceed ABS standard for offshore use


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Volvo Penta D2-55, 55hp diesel engine
    • Saildrive gearbox
    • Fresh¬water cooled engine.
    • Single lever engine control.
    • Panel for engine instruments in the steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman.
    • Engine hours – approx. 250 hours at June 2019

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Volvo Penta three blades folding propeller
    • Large diameter Lewmar single wheel steering
    • Emergency tiller


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    • Engine start battery
    • Service batteries

    • Freedom 20 Battery charger and 100 Aps inverter

    • Engine-mounted alternator

    Other Electrical:
    • Shorepower


    Fresh Water:
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated Torrid hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element
    • Approx.- 45 litres

    Bilge Pumps:
    • High capacity electric bilge pumps
    • Manual bilge pump


    • Approximately 270 litres with gauge
    • Filling of fuel tanks is through deck inlet.

    Fresh Water:
    • Fresh water capacity is approximately 400 litres
    • Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet.


    • Raymarine C90/W GPS chartplotter
    • Raymarine wind, speed, depth and log
    • Raymarine Autopilot
    • Compass

    Communications Equipment:
    • Vhf Horizon GX 1500 with DSC


    • 3-burner Force 10 gimbaled LPG stove with oven and broiler
    • LPG sniffer with automatic shut off
    • 1x Isotherm Top opening fridge
    • 1x Isotherm Front and top opening fridge
    • Sink

    • Jabsco 12 manual marine seawater flush heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers

    • Deckhead lighting throughout
    • Dimmer for light

    • Webasto Air Top Evo 5500 heater

    • Stereo radio/CD with speakers in saloon and cockpit


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to six berths in owner’s cabin forward, aft cabin plus further saloon settee berth.
    • Forward cabin with storage lockers, hanging locker, shelves, and drawers
    • Approximately 78” x 64” berth in forward cabin with quilted mattress, storage beneath
    • Furniture-grade main cabin settees and seats with contoured cushions
    • Cherry cabinets with ventilated raised panel doors in main cabin
    • 88” long sofa-style main cabin settees
    • Port main cabin settee converts to double berth
    • Large storage outboard of main cabin seat back
    • Navigation station to port with adjustable nav chair and chart and laptop storage
    • Aft cabin with lockers, hanging locker, and shelves
    • Full width 78” x 60” double berth in aft cabin with quilted mattress, storage beneath
    • Forward and aft heads, each with manual marine heads and shower.
    • Two bathrooms, each with hot and cold running water and a heads system.
    • U galley to port
    • Saloon with u-shaped settee to port with folding table
    • Chart table to port aft of saloon area

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Structural fiberglass timbers bonded to hull to carry mast and keel loads
    • Structural bulkheads bonded to hull and deck
    • Cherry-faced bulkheads and risers
    • Cherry tongue-and-groove hull sides in forward cabin
    • Solid stock cherry trim throughout
    • Solid stock raised panel cherry cabinet doors throughout
    • Solid stock raised panel cherry passage doors in cherry door jambs


    • Painted Novis carbon fibre mast
    • Keel-stepped
    • 2 sets of spreaders
    • Discontinuous nitronic stainless steel standing rigging
    • Painted Novis V boom
    • Rigid vang
    • Genoa furler
    • Solent self tacking furler
    • Hydraulic backstay adjuster
    • Harken adjustable mainsheet track on the coachroof
    • Harken deck gear throughout

    • 2x Harken 52ST self-tailing 2-speed winches primary winches
    • 2x Harken 44ST self-tailing 2-speed winches winches, 1 electric

    • Full batten cruising main sail
    • Furling cruising self tacking jib
    • Furling cruising genoa

    • Stainless steel guardwire stanchions
    • Fold-down pushpit seats
    • Foldable swimming platform on the stern
    • Cockpit shower
    • 8-man liferaft – to be serviced

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Quick 12vDC electric windlass
    • 16kg anchor with chain
    • Mooring cleats
    • Fore and aft mooring lines
    • Carbon fibre folding gangway
    • Swimming ladder

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Mainsails cover
    • Lazybag with lazyjacks
    • Sprayhood - serviceable

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Southern Tuscany, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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