A Masthead Sloop with a fixed fin keel and keg-hung rudder, the Tartan 30 appeals to sailors looking to race and cruise. This boat is a well proportioned vessel strongly built, yet has a graceful sheer and uncluttered deck trimmed with hints of teak.
With 3700 pounds of lead ballast connected with 1" SS bolts she is designed with the keel mass as low as possible. The performance-driven keel and rudder combination make the Tartan 30 ideal for ocean racing and weekend cruising.
The Tartan 30 forward section of the hull is stiffened with sturdy Tensil-Cor laminate and the balance of the hull is constructed with matt and woven fibreglass roving to withstand more challenging sea conditions.
The mast steps through the deck to the lead ballast for added strength. Decks are constructed with a plywood core sandwiched between fibreglass. The standing rigging is 1x19 stainless steel and 1/4" or more in diameter. The mask and boom are extruded aluminum.
The mainsail and jib have sail covers and there is a self furler forward. Stored below deck is an additional mainsail and spinnaker. The spinnaker pole is secured forward on the starboard deck.
The cockpit has an all weather canopy on a stainless steel frame with enclosure forward and side windows
An aluminum RIB hangs on davits off the stern. [no outboard]
Powered is provided by a Universal diesel motor with a sail drive. The Tartan carries 20 gallons of fuel.[New tank and plumbing installed by marine mechanic in 2018]
The spacious aft cockpit measures 7'6" and accommodates 6 adults
There are two Barient winches for the genoa and two halyard winches easily accessible in the cockpit. The deck hardware includes a genoa track with snatch blocks, three mooring cleats, four chocks, stainless steel puppet and lifelines.
The anchor package is a Bruce style with chain and rode on a hand with winch
Two Danforth anchors are stored in a cockpit locker and with a propane BBQ.
Below deck there's 6'1" headroom and berths are 6'5" or longer. The Tartan sleeps 6, in two quarter berths, a v-berth and a port side berth that converts into a double.
The interior has lots of storage and is finished with imported woods.
The head is enclosed and has a toilet, wash basin and shower drain. [No holding tank or macerator]
The galley has a sink, two burner alcohol stove and huge icebox.
The Tartan carries 30 gallons of fresh water and distribution is by hand pumps in the head and galley.
2 - 12 volt batteries supply main and house power. Shore power and an inverter connect you to the 120 volt grid .
There is a separate battery charger along with charging off the engine alternator.
The boats 12v power system has been rebuilt and is controlled of two new fused panels.
The typical condition of the Tartan 30 is said to range, from good to excellent, mostly due to the rugged hull and deck construction. The overall condition of this Tartan 30 is better than good and with some cleaning, renewing of cushions and a good overall touchup could be excellent.
This Tartan 30 ready to sail for a weekend with the family, or to take place in a regatta.
The Tartan has assumable moorage in the Comox Municipal Marina.