1975 Tartan 34c located in Virginia for sale

34' Tartan 34c


Description: This is a cutter rigged Tartan 34c with Dyneema running backstays and removable inner forestay with staysail. 3'11" draft without centerboard engaged. 8' with it. Westerbeke diesel 30b in great shape.

Brand new Mack main sail and roller furler.

I bought the boat five years ago, sailed her from Boston to Maine, and it quickly turned into a project. I spent two years refitting her to be a solid and safe cruiser.

The Tartan 34c's reputation speaks for itself--an agile, durable, finely balanced boat. Jade was outfitted for offshore racing, raced in the Bermuda race and several others.

I recently finished sailing her from Maine to the Bahamas then back to the Chesapeake. I've lived aboard her for 2.5 of the last 5 years, so she's seen serious daily diligence.

Single handed cruising just isn't my thing.

The goal throughout the project was to make her a sailor's boat, practical and simple, not a dockside showpiece. She was in Good Old Boat and Cruising World.

Equipment: Refit over the last five years included:

--Removal and total rebuild of centerboard, including new stainless pin (made from a prop shaft steel) and stainless female port welded into board then glassed over with biaxial and West Systems. This is a critical, and painstaking, project for a 34c.

--new fuel tank from Tartan

--Brand new mainsail (January, 2019) from MACK Sails, 3 reefs and full battens. This sail is awesome!

Brand new ProFurl roller furler (2019)

--Recored entire foredeck and cockpit sole and around chainplates using Divinycell foam.

--rebuilt mast step base (serious hard job and left undone on lots of old boats)

--new standing rigging from Pope Sails in Rockland, Maine (2016)

--new Pelagic auto pilot (December, 2018)

Aries wind vane (needs to be serviced.)

--new Standard Horizon GX2200 with AIS receiver (2019)

--new halyards in 2015

custom Delrin masthead sheaves

--new custom mahogany handrails

--new custom ash/mahogany tiller handle

--new-used boom (got rid of the old, heavy roller reefing boom)

new varnished birch ply headliner

--engine removed, rewired with new Westerbeke wiring harness, and painted

clutch / torsion plate replaced

new engine mounts

transmission resealed

Refurbished Rudder gudgeon

New wet exhaust muffler

--new cutlass bearing

--heat exchanger pressure checked and flushed

starter rebuilt

--new mixing elbow

--origo two burner stove

--2 Garmin chart plotters, one w/sonar.

new Whale Gusher bilge pump

Trolla Scandinavian cast wood stove on starboard settee.

SAIL Inventory Etc:

Jade has the new main, a working jib (great shape and great sail), #2 jib, inner staysail/storm sail, 2 spinnakers, and a 1,2, and 3 genoa. The 1 and 2 genoas were refurbished a year ago, the others in good shape. Staysail almost unused. Storm Trysail unused.

The engine is a Westerbeke 30b with 1,650 hours, very well maintained and runs great.

200' of chain and 33 pound Bruce (and spare Bruce 33) on custom stainless mount, danforth lunch anchor on stern. The windlass was converted to hand-crank only, which I really like for its simplicity.

Whisker / spinnaker pole mounted on deck.

Heavy duty dodger and sail cover.

Lots of spare parts for engine, including new alternator.

Contact me with any questions. She's a great boat, and I worked on her like I'd have her forever, right up until I hauled her out two weeks ago. I just hit the wall with solo sailing.

Location: Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

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