Our Ship Argon

Argon is a 40 foot Tartan 4000 sloop built in 2014 in the USA. Her home is in New England, but she has spent three winters in the Caribbean (so far). When she’s home, she loves sailing in Newport and Narragansett Bay and other parts of New England. We love introducing guests to sailing with private sailing charters aboard her.

argon under sail

Why the name Argon?

She is hull number eighteen (the 18th of her kind) and eighteen is the atomic number for the noble gas Argon. Argon was built in the Tartan Factory near Cleveland, OH and we were able to have many aspects of the design customized to our specs.
Argon has a very versatile sail plan including a huge main sail and two different (always rigged) head sails to choose from (a 90% jib and a 150% genoa). She is set up to perform fantastically and comfortably in a wide range of wind conditions. Argon has twin helms (steering wheels) making her ideal to bring a first-time helmsman up to speed.

argon under sail

The cockpit is very roomy and can easily accommodate up to 6 passengers plus crew. Inside is a full galley, head (bathroom), and twin cabins.