Tartan, C&C and Novis complete consolidation

MENTOR, Ohio - Tartan Yachts, C&C Yachts and Novis Spars have completed the expansion and consolidation of their manufacturing, development and retail operations, the companies reported in a release yesterday.

Fairport Yachts' Tartan and C&C sailboat manufacturing operations and Novis Composites' carbon fiber spar operations have been consolidated under Novis Marine, Ltd. which will now offer a completely integrated manufacturing capability for luxury sailboats, carbon fiber spars and other custom marine products.

Sailboat manufacturing operations have been expanded with the addition of 70,000 sq.' of manufacturing space to meet the growing demand for the company's Tartan and C&C lines of sailboats.

Development and tooling operations have been expanded to facilitate the development and introduction of more sailboat models.

Novis Composites will continue to provide custom carbon fiber masts, booms, spinnaker poles and reaching struts to the grand prix and high performance sailing market.

The company's Tartan and C&C sailboats are distributed in North America through a network consisting of both brand-exclusive and multi-branded marine dealers. The company owns eight of the Tartan C&C dealerships, which are being consolidated with its other marine units.

“With this consolidation and expansion of our manufacturing operations for both sailboats and spars, we will be able to both significantly increase our production of sailboats and spars, as well as advance our advanced laminate technologies incorporating epoxy and carbon fiber materials,” said Bill Ross, Novis' president.

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