1977 Tartan 34 C

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Waukegan IL
34 C
Number of Engines:
Nominal Length:
34 ft
Length at Water Line:
25 ft
Length Overall:
34.42 ft
Hull Material:
11,800 lb


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The Tartan-34C is a traditional Sparkman Stephens sailing yacht designed in 1969. Stepping aboard one notices wide decks and a generous cockpit that drains well. The design is a keel centerboard which allows the boat to perform well to windward and yet still capable of shallower harbors frequently encountered when cruising. The companionway is designed for off-shore sailing such that up to three hatch boards can be set to prevent any boarding wave from going into the cabin.

Additional Information

Vessel Particulars
Tartan 34 Classic Inspiration

US Coast Guard documented and current Vessel Particulars
LOA - 34'5"
LWL - 25'0"
Beam - 10'2"
Draft (centerboard up) 3ft 11inches
Draft (centerboard down) 8ft 4 inches
Displacement* ? 11,200 pounds

Diesel engine - Farymann R30 - 25 hp - 2-cylinder (has manual crank option)
Immediate engine access through removable insulated box
Offset drive eliminates propeller torque (shaft angle is set 3 0 to port)
Racor fuel filter
26 gallon fuel tank
Engine vent system with blower
Complete overhaul by Shepler's (1989)
Engine mounts replaced (1989)
Injectors rebuilt in 2006
New water pump (2012)
Engine starting crank handle is under the drawer beneath the stove
Max Prop - 15", 3 blade ? feathering & reversing propeller
(1990) Spurs weed cutter (not mounted)


Edson wheel and controls on pedestal
Tachometer with engine hours display, oil pressure, and temperature gauges are beneath
the bridge deck in cockpit

VDO speed log (the distance log in this instrument failed 2012)
Depth sounder with alarm for shallowing bottom (Signet MK 172)
Seawater temperature through-hull sensor with digital readout above galley sink

Binnacle compass on steering pedestal (Danforth Constellation, with night illumination)
Bulkhead compass (Ritchie not mounted)
Bushnell binoculars (7x50 waterproof, armored, with compass & rangefinder - Model 63-
8759) pedestal Plotters, dividers, rolling plotter, parallel rule
Raymarine EV100 Wheel Pilot, ACU-100 control unit, p70 control head, EV1 Sensor (2015)
Garmin GPSMap 478 mounted at binnacle
Garmin GPSMap 276C mounted at nav station with external GPS antennae
Standard Horizon VHF radio (pre-1988) with masthead antenna (2012)

Starting battery - Sonnenschein DE-180 85Ah Dryfit gel battery with a dedicated ProMariner
ProSport 20 charger.
House batteries - (4) Sonnenschein Dryfit DF6V180 gel batteries arranged in (2) banks of 180 ah each.
Xantrex Truecharge 4 battery charger
Engine alternator - Ample Power 3-stage regulator with 100 amp alternator.
Electrical distribution is via a panel with 20 circuit breakers at the nav station, one of which feeds a secondary 5-switch fused panel in the galley.
Xantrex Link 2000 battery monitor for the house banks.
The 2 battery banks can be used in parallel as one bank of 360Ah, or individually as 2 banks of 180Ah each using the battery selector switch in the main cabin.
Battery selector switch for engine starting - dedicated starting battery or the house battery.
Shore power cord 50 ft, 20 amp
Solar panels (65-watt monocrystalline from Power Up - stored under cockpit - 2009)
Charge regulator for solar panels (Bluesky 2000E)

(2) Dorade vent boxes with 3" PVC cowls
Solar-powered bilge vent (on foredeck)
Windscoop for forward hatch
Opening ports with screens: 2 in forepeak, 1 in head

Fiberglass centerboard, raised & lowered via cables using a removable handle in the cockpit
Rudder hung on skeg
In 1988 the bottom was taken down to fiberglass and treated with a multi-layer epoxy system
from US Paint. It was then painted with Awlgrip bottom paint (one marker coat and 2 over
coats). It has been maintained by touch-up annually using Interlux ablative bottom paint
Gel coat on both hull & deck are original.
Bootstripe painted using Wet Edge polyurethane from Topside paints.
(3) Marelon seacocks (1989)
(1) Marelon seacock (2018)
Custom stainless steel stemhead fitting for CQR anchor

Wide side decks
Stainless steel pulpits with lifelines
Stanchion sockets with pad eyes
Jackline padeyes
Captive (openable) stern chocks (port & starboard)
Captive (openable) bow chocks (part of custom stemhead fitting)
Mid-ship cleats
LED anchor light - to be hung in the fore triangle
(This is in addition to the incandescent masthead anchor light)
Teak flag pole & flag
Dodger (1987)
Cockpit awning (2012)
50 ft potable water hose with end valve & nozzle
Heavy duty rubber bucket

Sail locker in cockpit
Stern locker for fenders & dock lines
Propane locker next to backstay (vented overboard)
Winch handle pockets in cockpit coamings

Aluminum spar stepped through deck
Standing rigging replaced with one size heavier than Tartan original (1991)

Mainsail North Tricut Norlam (2014)
Jib North Tricut Norlam on Harken roller furler (2014)
Anchor riding sail (2001)
Harken roller furler (2014)
Mainsail cover (1988)

All halyards (main, jib, & spinnaker) are internal
Jib halyard is New England Ropes K-900 low stretch
Main halyard New England Ropes Staset (2014)
Harken windward sheeting mainsheet traveler and blocks on bridge deck
Spinnaker pole in chocks on deck
Wind indicator for masthead
Mainsail reefing (with 2 reef points)

(2) Self-tailing 2-speed primary winches (Lewmar #44 ? 2006)
(2) 2-speed secondary winches (Lewmar #40 ? pre- 1988)
(2) Single-speed winches on mast (Lewmar ? pre-1988)
(?) Single-speed winches on coachroof (Lewman #8 -- pre-1988)
(2) Locking winch handles (Barient)
(2) Lightweight locking winch handles for halyard winches (pocket on mast) (one is kept
below as spare)

35 1b CQR with 12 ft of 5/16" chain & 170 ft of 5/8" rode (nylon three-strand)
22 1b Danforth (22-S) with 5 ft 5/16" chain (stored in cockpit sail locker)
40 1b Lukie Fisherman storm anchor - breaks down for storage (in bilge)
Spare anchor rode under aft section of anchor locker (200' 5/8" nylon three-strand)
Deckwash pump & short hose w nozzle - fitting on foredeck (2001)
Chain in locker under V-berth seat:
21 feet of 3/8"
23 feet of 5/16"
(4) Fenders - Norfloat 8" x 25" plus (2) small fenders
Small fenderboard in stern locker

(Dacron unless noted)
100 ft 1/2" nylon braid
(2) 70 ft braid
(4) 35 ft dock lines ? 1/2" three-strand (without eyes)
(2) 50 ft dock lines ? 1/2" three-strand (with eyes)
(2) 70 ft utility lines
(1) 70 ft 1/2" anchor rode ? three-strand nylon
(4) 31 ft. storm dock lines ? 3/4" (three-strand nylon, with eyes)
(l) 200 ft 5/8" nylon braid

SAFETY (3) fire extinguishers
4-person life raft - aircraft type (last inspected and re-packed 2005)
EPIRB - ACR 2831 GlobalFix 406 V4 (2018)
Crew overboard pole & clip (Scotty ? 2007) - attaches to backstay
Lifesling-2 (2006) ? New storage container (2014)
Collapsible boarding ladder
Handheld VHF (Standard Horizon HX 6005-101 ? (2009)
Fog horns - compressed air & manual (metal blow horn)
Ship's bell (in cabin)
(2) automatic bilge pumps (Rule 2000 [20101 & Rule 800 [2007])
Manual bilge pump (Henderson Mk V - in cockpit)

(2) Dorade vent boxes with 3" PVC cowls
Solar-powered bilge vent (on foredeck)
Windscoop for forward hatch
Opening ports with screens: 2 in forepeak, 1 in head

Headroom - 6' 2" throughout main & fore cabins
Sleeps 4
Forepeak V-berths have removable inserts to create one continuous berth
Quarter berth
Single berth in main cabin
Head with vanity sink - two separate entries
Teak medicine chest with mirror on wall (1988)
(3) teak towel bars (1988)
Teak cup & soap holders
Foot & hand pumps at sink 19 gallon holding tank (1988).
36 gallon water tank.
Hull, side decks, and coach roof are insulated (1989)
Custom sit-down teak nav station at head of quarter berth (1988)
Custom drop-leaf teak dining table with fiddles (fixed & sturdy for safety in a seaway - has
storage for magazines and hooks for locking leaves dovvn in a seaway - 1988)
Diesel cabin heater (High Seas model 50 - 1988)
Charlie Noble chimney is removable when not in use . A deck plate screws in its place.
3-burner stainless steel, gimbaled propane stove with oven & broiler (Mariner by Dickinson -
(2) 11 lb propane tanks in isolated and vented propane locker at stern
Propane detector system with (2) sensors (Xantex Fireboy S-2A)
Galley safety belt (clips to pad eyes on either side of stove)
Refrigeration with freezer (Adler Barber runs off house batteries - 1988)
Deck-loading icebox partially separated from the food compartment which is accessible from the galley below deck.
Fan next to freezer to distribute cool air throughout the enclosure.
Extra insulation added around all accessible exterior surfaces of icebox.
Digital thermometers showing freezer and refrigerator temperatures
Water filter under galley sink
Foot & hand pumps at galley sink (new foot pump in 2009)
All but two lesser-used cabin lights have been converted to LEDs
Dome light in the head includes both white (LED) and red (incandescent) bulbs.
(3) 12V cigarette lighter type outlets in main cabin
(l) 12V cigarette lighter type outlet in navigation desk
(4) Shore power outlets ? under companionway, under salon table, on light fixture in head, above port bunk in forepeak
AM/FM radio with cassette tape deck (Sony - has input jack for iPod) & speakers
Inverter ? 120V, 125 watt (located in aft end of locker behind port settee)
All cabin upholstery replaced in 1988. Cushion fabric professionally cleaned & foam in
forepeak & quarter berth replaced in 2004.
Cabin sole (teak)

Large open area under cockpit (accessible from quarter berth)
Open area aft of quarter berth with 2 shelves with fiddles for boxes of parts storage
Wet locker next to quarter berth (drains into bilge)
Bin below entire quarter berth
Shelf above quarter berth
Shelves next to nav desk
Nav desk opens for storage plus has 2 small drawers
Chart shelf above quarter berth (aft of nav desk)
Bins under and next to galley sink
Shelves in galley area (half with sliding doors)
Drawer under stove
4-drawer cabinet next to stove (1988)
Small shelf behind stovetop
Storage lockers with doors behind port and starboard settee back cushions (1988)
Shelving above both settees, half of it has sliding doors
Shelf large enough for loose-leaf notebooks at forward end of starboard settee
Seaworthy removable file drawer in mid-ship locker (1988)
Forepeak has (2) shoe lockers, (2) drawers, a large bin under starboard berth, a small bin
under port berth, large bin under fwd end of berths, medium bin on floor between berths,
shelves above each berth, and door with access to anchor locker and extra anchor rode and extra line on hooks.
Many lockers are subdivided for more organized storage (1988)
Lights in many lockers (including the sail locker, under the galley sink, under head sink, under
cockpit, storage area aft of quarter berth, under nav desk, and at the forward of the shelving outboard of port settee. There is also a push button light above the holding tank for checking remaining capacity.

Ship's clock & barometer in main cabin
Curtains at all windows (not mounted)
Screens for companionway slide (wood framed, stores in head) & forepeak hatch (folds up)
Cookware & plates that fit snugly in cabinets in galley
Quilt in Bolster under the forward portion of the nav. desk
(2) bath towels & (4) hand towels
Fan in main cabin (Caframo compact, 2-speed)
Removable teak seat aft of steering pedestal
Teak binoculars box (reachable from cockpit & below decks)
(2) Dahon stainless steel folding bicycles (can be stored under cockpit instead of solar panels)
Sun shower
12 volt hand-held vacuum (Black & Decker CarVac)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Engine Make: Farymann
Engine Model: R30
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: Diesel


Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed Measure: 8 kn
Range Measure: 74.8 mi


Length Overall: 34.42 ft
Nominal Length: 34 ft
Length at Water Line: 25 ft
Beam Measure: 10.17 ft


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26|gallon
Holding Tanks: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20|gallon
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 36|gallon


Number of Heads: 1
Cabins Count: 2
Single Berths: 3