|Founded by Ray McLeod and Sandy Douglass. They began by finishing molded ply hulls of International 14's and the Douglas designed THISTLE and HIGHLANDER. They switched to fiberglass 1961, and introduced the S&S designed TARTAN 27 which became an instant success. In 1971, their primary manufacturing facility in Grand River, Ohio was destroyed by fire. Charles Britton, a partner at the time, bought out what was left of the company and founded Tartan Marine.