A new face joins the Tartan and Legacy Yachts Design team. Keith Ransom, a Michigan native, is no stranger to the Great Lakes and boating. He’s excited to join the team and help bring fresh ideas and designs to life.
A quick Q&A with Keith:
What is your new position with Tartan?
I am a Design Engineer at Tartan and a Naval Architect. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Michigan, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department and I am also a graduate from the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, MI.
Where are you from?
I am from South West Michigan, near Kalamazoo.
Did you grow up sailing or boating?
I grew up playing on and in between the Big Lakes and a bunch of smaller ones; water skiing, swimming, fishing, paddling and eventually, sailing.
Do you own a boat?
I own a Laser sailboat and an Old Town canoe.
What interested you most in joining the Tartan team?
The Tartan team interested me most because of its legacy, tradition and style, and that it is here in the Great Lakes region.
What are you most excited about now that you are part of the Tartan team?
Now that I am part of Tartan, I am most excited about advancing our design and engineering department with the latest software, and just being a part of the team that brings these boats to life.
Outside of work, what’s life like? What do you do for fun?
I am married and my wife and I have two great pets, a dog, Bella and a cat, Jinx. We
enjoy foraging and regularly find excuses to get outdoors just to have a look around. I am a Marine Corps veteran, and I enjoy spending time cooking, woodworking and wineries.