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Beaufort NC Boats for Sale

1977 Tartan

Fuel type
Beaufort, NC

2004 Universal Diesel Engine – only 600 hours w / Autopilot

Designed as a high performance, off shore, racing/cruiser.
Still One of the BEST for today!!!

The updated 2004 Universal 20HP Diesel engine drives a 12 x 8 propeller through a 1″stainless steel shaft. Located off-center to eliminate torque, the engine is set in the forward endof the main cabin to concentrate its weight (together with fuel and water tanks) over the centerof ballast and reduce pitching moment. Because the engine is mounted on top of the leadballast, it is remarkably quiet, free from vibration, and readily accessible.

Basic Info

Year: 1977

Make: Tartan

Model: 30

Class: Cruiser

Length: 30

Fuel Type: Diesel

Contact Information

Please contact Beaufort Yacht Sales at 252-728-3155

Current Owner’s Message

Classic Sparkman & Stephens Tartan 30.  She is set up to sail single handed with safety and ease. Her reliable diesel engine has never let us down.  All the upholstery has recently been redone and her hull painted.  The wood is in great shape throughout.  “Ripple” is a great boat for long weekends, sleeping aboard trips.  We have enjoyed traveling to Cape Lookout NC, Wilmington NC, Charelston SC, Annapolis MD and more…


  • Two forward berths with storage beneath
    Shelves outboard of berths
    Jabsco manual forward head with privacy door
    Locker and shelves outboard
    Stainless steel sink and shower drainage
    Main cabin features a L-shaped settee to port with removable dinette table converts todouble berth
    Storage with sliding doors and open lockers outboard of dinette
    Addition storage behind louvered doors
    50′ of additional storage under cockpit
    Aft galley with settee berth starboard in main cabin
    Deck loaded ice box
    Stainless steel sink and two burner recessed CNG stove
    Eight fixed ports

Deck & Hull

  • Comfortable, uncluttered, wide cockpit and deck
    Teak toe rails
    Seat hatches
    Grab rails
    Companionway hatch cover
    Dorade vents
    Molded dodger coaming
    Three mooring cleats and four chocks
    Stainless steel pulpit and life lines
    175′ Bruce anchor
    35′ CQR 250
    Swim ladder starboard side
    Two fenders
    Boat hook
    Search light
    Screened opening port and hatch
    Bimini and dodger

Sails & Rigging

Backstay adjuster

Aluminum alloy mast and boom

Single lower and upper shrouds

Stainless steel standing rigging

Two halyard winches

Three winch handles

Three reef Ulmer mainsail

Extra mainsail redone (2023)

Sail cover

Boom vang



Harken roller furling



Starting battery and house battery

Manual head (2021)

Raymarine chartplotter/GPS/depth (2023)

EPRIB (needs battery)



Depth sounder

Raymarine autopilot

12 volt DC system

Battery monitor

Fresh water foot pumpTwo 12 volt batteries

Dock side cables

Fresh water cooled engine

Engine alarm

Electric and manual bilge pumps

Three fire extinguishers

Tiller steering

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 1

Engine Make: Universal

Engine Model: M3-20B

Engine Year: 2004

Total Power: 20 hp

Fuel Type: Diesel



Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed: 6 kn

Max Speed: 7.5 kn


Length Overall: 30

Length on Deck:

Max Draft: 5

Beam: 10

Cabin Headroom:


Fresh Water Tank: 30gal

Fuel Tank: 20gal

Holding Tank:


Heads 1

Contact Information


$19 500

Contact Broker Gary White