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1978 Tartan T30 Tartan 30 - 30'

Year 1978
Length 30ft.
Price USD $16,990
Type: Pre-owned
Location Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Builder: Tartan Marine
Designer: Sparkman & Stevens
Beam: 10 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 30 ft 0 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 43 ft 0 in
Max Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 8750 lbs Dry Load
Engine(s): Universal
Engine Model: Atomic 4
Year: 1978
Engine(s) HP: 30 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Fuel: 1 Aluminum (20 Gallons)
Water: 1 Fiberglass (30 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Displacement
Keel Type: Fin

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Tartan Marine
Designer: Sparkman & Stevens
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 29 ft 11 in
Beam: 10 ft 0 in
LWL: 24 ft 3 in
Length on Deck: 30 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 8750 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 3700 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 43 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Total Power: 30 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Universal
Year Built: 1978
Engine Model: Atomic 4
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 30 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (30 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (20 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 8
Cockpit speakers
Wind speed and direction
CD player
Furling genoa
Battened mainsail
Storm jib
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker
Steering wheel
Inside Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Hot water
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Outboard engine brackets
Radar reflector
Solar panel
Genoa cover
Cockpit cover
Spray hood
Mainsail cover


Entering from the centerline companionway and a few steps down find port and starboard quarter berths aft with a large storage space in between. Both berths have lockers and shelves and an opening screened port.
Moving forward is the inline galley with sink and stove top to starboard and to port is the large L shaped convertible dinette settee with removable table and engine access. Behind the engine is the keel stepped mast followed by the private head with custom composting toilet and opening port. Across from the head is the large hanging locker followed by the V berth with filler cushion, shelves and opening ports, overhead hatch and anchor locker access. Lanikai sleeps 6 owners and guests and has 1 head.


LOA – 29'11"
LWL – 24’3”
LOD – 30’
Beam – 10’
Bridge Clearance – 43’
Draft – 4’11”
Headroom – 6’2”
Displacement – 8,750 lbs
Ballast – 3,700 lbs lead
Sail area – 449 Sq. Ft.
Fuel – 20 gal
Water – 30 gal


Stainless Steel sink with single faucet
Filtered fresh water with foot pump
Alder Barbour 12V Cold Machine
Kenyon Homestrand 2- Burner Alcohol Stove top w/ cutting board cover
110V Outlets
Custom Dish storage
12V Lights and plug ins
Cabinets and drawers for storage

Navigation & Electronics

Icom IC-M304 submersible VHF w/ mast head antenna
Garmin 540 GPS Chart Plotter w/ charts on swing out mount
Signet wind speed and direction w/ mast head Anemometer
Datamarine depth sounder
Signet knot meter
Running lights
Mast head LED anchor light
Steaming light
New Ritchie compass at helm
Satellite weather
Radar reflector

Electrical Equipment

30Amp shore power cord
30Amp inlet
110V Panel
12V Panels
12V Lights throughout
110V Outlets
2- Gel batteries as the house bank
1- 12V battery as engine start
Xantrex battery charger
Xantrex digital battery monitor
Blue Sea Systems battery switch
Sony AM/FM/CD player w/ speakers
2- 55 Watt solar panels will run refrigerator (One is damaged)
Forward deck light
1- Auto/manual 12V bilge pump
1- Manual 12V bilge pump
Cockpit 12V plug in

Deck & Hull

SS Bow & stern rails
SS Stanchions w/ double coated life lines
Single SS anchor roller
2- Forward SS cleats
1- Forward SS centerline cleat
2- Transom SS cleats
Delta spade anchor w/ chain & rode
Hause pipe
Forward opening hatch above V-berth
6 – Opening screened ports
2- Long non-opening windows w/ curtains
Smoked Plexiglas companionway hatch boards
Sunbrella dodger w/ zip up window (needs canvas)
Cockpit sun shade
Cockpit wheel steering w/cover & wheel brake
Emergency tiller
2- Deck dorades
1- Deck vent for toilet
SS water, fuel and waste deck fills
Teak toe rail
Teak hand rails
2- Large cockpit lockers aft
Twin cockpit scuppers aft
Outboard motor mount on stern rail
SS Swim ladder w/ teak treads (needs repair)
Lead ballast in the keel w/ full skeg for the rudder
Salon bulk head mirror
Mast boot
Whale manual bilge pump
Dinette settee coverts to large double berth
New bottom paint 2013

Sails & Rigging

Aluminum keel stepped mast w/ single spreaders
Aluminum boom w/ manual boom vang
SS wire rigging w/ Norseman fittings
Semi battened mainsail – serviceable w/ Blue Sunbrella cover
Schaffer 1100 Roller furler
135% R/F Genoa – serviceable
150% R/F Genoa – serviceable
Heavy duty storm sail
Spinnaker halyard
Asymmetrical drifter
Whisker pole
2- Barinet #21 sheet winches on cockpit coaming
2- Barinet mast winches

Mechanical Equipment

1978 30HP Universal Atomic 4 engine
New Raycor filter
New exhaust piping
Separate shifter and throttle
Gas fume detector
New Balmar engine alternator
Smart regulator

Safety & Miscellaneous

Mercury 7’6” inflatable dinghy w/ oars
Life sling MOB devise
Dock lines and fenders
Water hose

Broker Comments

The Tartan 30 designed by Sparkman & Stevens is a well built fast sailor with a narrow beam and fin keel with lead ballast. There were 606 built from 1972 to 1979 and there are over 500 still being sailed all over the world.
If you are into racing, the T30 offers a good lick of speed and a comfortable ride in a chop. This T30 has had many upgrades over the years and has been kept in very nice condition. The interior is warm and cozy with oiled woods and a white fiberglass shell. She shows no leaking and the large side windows bring lots of light into the salon while the 6 opening ports and overhead hatch bring in the fresh breezes. Her cable to quadrant wheel steering gives you great control sailing up wind while the full skeg protects the rudder.
There are 3 head sails, 1- 135% Genoa, 1- 150% Genoa and 1 storm sail, a drifter for downwind sailing and a semi battened mainsail with sail cover. Lanikai offers start up cruisers 12 volt refrigeration, a Garmin color chart plotter, VHF, 4 berths that will sleep 6 owners and guests, a huge cockpit with deep lockers and newer standing rigging with Norseman fittings. The walk around side decks are wide for easy passage fore and aft and there is a cockpit cover to help keep you dry. The Atomic 4 gas engine runs great and is easy to work on located in the salon. The exterior wood needs to be refurbished and the boat shows well. If you are in the market for a small but strong ocean cruiser with possible racing in mind, look no further, your new Tartan is now available and open to offers here in Ft. Lauderdale. Please give us a call if this Tartan is of interest.

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.
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