Page 1 of 15

Tattoo 26 Production Suspended, factory relocating

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:31 am
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
I got a letter from Tattoo Yachts saying they "have decided to cease production of the Tattoo 26 to focus on the Tattoo 22.
They also "have to relocate" and "The factory will be closed until we find a better location".

I have one, last new, well-equipped 2014 Tattoo in stock, at a very good price. Details in Classifieds.

Thanks - Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL

...mod note..edited title to try to reflect status.

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:40 am
by kmclemore
Well. There's some surprising news!

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:50 am
by SENCMac26x
Their facebook page said they were relocating because they had outgrown their factory and that they had several 26's in stock for buyers.

They also showed pictures of the first 22 hull being pulled out of the mold.

I didn't see anything about the 26's being completely EOL'ed.

I hope they're not putting all their eggs in the 22 basket. I think there obviously is a place in the world for the 26 foot trailerable boats.

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:18 pm
by RussMT
Sounds like a pause not cessation of production.
Tattoo Yachts wrote:Tattoo Yachts is relocating as we have outgrown our facility. We will be out of production until we have our new location set up.

In the interim we will be completing the Tattoo 22. We pulled the first Tattoo 22 hull and deck out of the molds last week and they look even better than we had hoped. Here’s a first look at the hull.

A number of our dealers have Tattoo 26 Power Sailers available in stock, so we have set up a new page http://tattooyachts.com/where-can-i-get-a-tattoo-26/

Stay tuned for updates. Happy 2015 from all of us at Tattoo Yachts!
Image

Bill, what EXACTLY does your letter say. Let's not get rumors started from incomplete info.

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:34 pm
by dlandersson
I'm guessing the price just went up. 8)

Sounds like a "p" problem - proper prior planning prevents poor performance - they weren't at their location very long. :wink:
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:I got a letter from Tattoo Yachts saying they "have decided to cease production of the Tattoo 26 to focus on the Tattoo 22.
They also "have to relocate" and "The factory will be closed until we find a better location".

I have one, last new, well-equipped 2014 Tattoo in stock, at a very good price. Details in Classifieds.

Thanks - Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:35 pm
by dlandersson
dlandersson wrote:I'm guessing the price just went up. 8)

Sounds like a "p" problem - proper prior planning prevents poor performance - they weren't at their location very long. :wink:
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:I got a letter from Tattoo Yachts saying they "have decided to cease production of the Tattoo 26 to focus on the Tattoo 22.
They also "have to relocate" and "The factory will be closed until we find a better location".

I have one, last new, well-equipped 2014 Tattoo in stock, at a very good price. Details in Classifieds.

Thanks - Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
If there's a demand/service concern - how are they at recruiting dealers? Anyone know?

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:37 pm
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
The letter from Tattoo Yachts, 1/6/15 said "After a lot of discussion we have decided to cease production of the Tattoo 26 to focus on the Tattoo 22."
"the 26 tooling is well beyond its useful life"
The rest is pretty much on their website, or info to dealers about letting them know if we have boats in stock, parts wanted, etc.
- Bill

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:42 pm
by RobertB
Looks like my resale value just went up

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:55 pm
by RussMT
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:The letter from Tattoo Yachts, 1/6/15 said "After a lot of discussion we have decided to cease production of the Tattoo 26 to focus on the Tattoo 22."
"the 26 tooling is well beyond its useful life"
The rest is pretty much on their website, or info to dealers about letting them know if we have boats in stock, parts wanted, etc.
- Bill
Very interesting. Tooling, meaning what, molds. I recall Mike Inmon stating that when the molds were in California that they were in excellent condition. Of course that could change easily.

If this is the end of the 26, it's a big mistake IMO. The demand certainly seems to be there. Not sure I'd put eggs in a 22' basket.

'Course it could be a fantastic publicity stunt to boost demand while they pause and move to a new building. Hoping that's the case.

--Russ

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:17 pm
by SENCMac26x
"Tattoo Yachts is relocating as we have outgrown our facility. We will be out of production until we have our new location set up.

In the interim we will be completing the Tattoo 22. We pulled the first Tattoo 22 hull and deck out of the molds last week and they look even better than we had hoped.

A number of our dealers have Tattoo 26 Power Sailers available in stock, so we have set up a new page “Where can I get a Tattoo 26?”

Stay tuned for updates. Happy 2015 from all of us at Tattoo Yachts!"

I wonder why they don't mention on their website they're discontinuing the 26

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:29 pm
by dlandersson
:D
RobertB wrote:Looks like my resale value just went up

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:30 pm
by dlandersson
Like "New Coke"? :wink:
RussMT wrote:'Course it could be a fantastic publicity stunt to boost demand while they pause and move to a new building. Hoping that's the case.

--Russ

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:31 pm
by RussMT
dlandersson wrote::D
RobertB wrote:Looks like my resale value just went up
+1

If they are no more, existing boats will have more demand.

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:02 pm
by dlandersson
Works for me - I gots mine. :P
RussMT wrote:
dlandersson wrote::D
RobertB wrote:Looks like my resale value just went up
+1

If they are no more, existing boats will have more demand.

Re: Tattoo 26 Production to Cease

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:07 pm
by Ixneigh
That's a very pretty hull. They could make any number of different boats from that. Micro trawler, sport runabout, power sailor, cuddy cabin launch. Nice.
Ix.

Wonder if those tooling could be aquiered? Custom layup anyone?