Status of Soverel 33 Builders

The market growth experienced in the sailboat segment of the marine industry came to an abrupt halt in 1989. The entire marine industry suffered a significant and precipitous decline in demand for its products. Tartan was not unaffected by these market changes. However, the brand prospered by reestablishing their focus on quality and redefining their production capabilities.

As the industry experienced a recovery in the early 90's, Tartan continued as a leader by substantially investing in tools and designs for four new models. This investment in the future has reaped the benefits of increased volume and revenue. In 1996, to accommodate this increased demand for products, Tartan established a new facility in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, which doubled manufacturing space and incorporated all current production technologies and methods.

Tartan discontinued building Soverel 33 after hull 90 in 1998. Reportedly Tartan and Ericson, a division of Pacific Seacraft, still have Soverel 33 hull molds (see Construction History of the Soverel 33).

Soverel 33 (Tartan) Mold
Soverel 33 (Tartan) Mold
October 2003

Perhaps someday Fairport Yachts, Tartan or C&C Yachts (who are now at the Fairport Harbor facility) or Soca Sailboats (who now builds the new version of the Tartan 10, the LS-10) will be interested in reintroducing the design.

In 2001 eight boats were bought and sold and eleven boats raced in the Soverel Nationals.

USCG Boating  The following was compiled from U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
• Last Modified On: Thursday, April 26, 2001

Company: Soverel Marine Inc.
Manufacturer Identification Code: SVM
Status: Out of Business
Company Official: William Soverel
Address: 2225 Idlewild Rd, P.O. Box 30549, North Palm Beach, FL 33410
Phone: (407)-622-9191
In Business: 7/10/72
Out of Business: 10/20/88
Date Modified: 10/26/88
Type: Miscellaneous

Company: Pacific Boat Inc.
Manufacturer Identification Code: PCX
Status: Out of Business
Company Official: Jon K. Day
Address: 1141 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (408)-475-8586
In Business: 8/14/78
Out of Business: 12/1/82
Date Modified: 8/12/87
Type: Sailboats, (with or without engine) Catamarans, Trimarans
Comments: Lynne Neale

Company: Republic Yachts
Manufacturer Identification Code: RPZ
Status: Out of Business
Company Official: Jake Wood
Address: 1300 Rancho Conejo, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Phone: (818)-889-0856
In Business: 2/13/84
Out of Business: 4/25/88
Date Modified: 5/16/88
Type: Sailboats, (with or without engine) Catamarans, Trimarans
Comments: OOB 4/88 RE RBSU(W)

Company: Fairport Yachts Inc., Tartan Yachts, C&C Yachts, Navstar, Tartan Marine
Manufacturer Identification Code: TAR
Status: Out of Business
Company Official: Timothy Jackett
Parent Company: Tristan International
Address: 1920 Fairport Nursery Road, Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Phone: (440)-354-3111
In Business: 11/26/90
Out of Business: 4/16/99
Date Modified: 4/16/99
Type: Sailboats, (with or without engine) Catamarans, Trimarans
Additional Address: Parent was Navstar. Sold to Polk Industries, Winterhaven FL 10/93; Name Changed to TriStan 2/99.
Comments: 5/91 PMR • BSC 73 REtd 920130 • Tartan Div. of Tartan Marine RT177 Box 1176, Hamlet SC 28345 • OOB 901126 Per. Helen Sharp at Tartan Yachts. • Navstar purchased assets of Tartan and is producing them in Ohio. • 10/93 sold to Polk Industries, Winterhaven, FL 990223 • Name and address change, was Tartan, 320 River St., P.O.Box 308, Grand River OH 44045 • Fairport Yacht Produces two lines, Tartan and C&C. • 4/16/99 New ownership of Fairport Yachts Inc. See TCM.
Company: Fairport Yachts LTD, Tartan Yachts, C&C YACHTS, LUDINGTON MARINE PROD (OOB), THIRD COAST MARINE (OOB)
Manufacturer Identification Code: TCM
Status: In Business
Company Official: Karen Livermore
Address: 1920 Fairport Nursery Road, Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Phone: (440)-354-3111
In Business: 4/16/99
Out of Business:  
Date Modified: 5/15/01
Type: Sailboats, (with or without engine) Catamarans, Trimarans
Comments: Old Manufacturer: T&C Boat, PO Box 1181 Hurst, TX 76053. Old Info: (616)845-0308. 9/22/1987 Formerly: PO Box 673 Ludington MI 12/1988 Mail Returned. 4/16/99 Tartan Changed Hands. Now Fairport Yachts Inc. Under new ownership. See (TAR). 5/15/2001 POC Change, was Lisa Johnson.