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1976 Tartan 34C

Annapolis, Maryland


The Tartan 34C (for “Classic”) was initially marketed as the Tartan 34 and is an American built sailboat that was designed by the renowned Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens fame. The design (Number 1904) was completed in 1967 and went into production in 1968. 

A success from the beginning, in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit’s 1968 race, a T34C won her class. Her design has gone on to win numerous offshore races, including the Port Huron-Mackinac and the Marblehead-Halifax races, among many others.  At least one circumnavigation and many Atlantic and Pacific passages are part of the heritage.

During its ten-year production run, 525 boats had been launched, making it one of Tartan Marine’s best-selling models ever. Later, an unrelated S&S design was introduced in 1984 and marketed as the Tartan 34 MKII; an additional 110 of these boats were built. Most of these are still accounted for and there is a very strong 34C Owner’s Association, a testament to the quality of these beautiful classics. A common expression of “Let Olin steer” is used amongst many owners, the balance is so good. One owner comments that the boat steers better to windward without him on board.

Our offering, “CELEBRATION”, has been loving attended to by her current (and second) owners of 13 years and has had extensive upgrades throughout her life, including some more recent ones: 

  • Repowered with a 25HP Beta diesel  
  • Recent Ullman sails 
  • Recent Mack Sails Stack Pack with lazy jacks 
  • Electrical upgraded to Blue Sea Systems and Magnum Energy products 
  • Raymarine Axiom touch screen chart plotter 
  • Recent Sunbrella canvas

Time marches on and the owners have made the difficult decision to sell their beloved boat. This is your opportunity to own a timeless classic that has been well cared for and upgraded.

Call the listing broker and make an appointment to see “CELEBRATION” today! 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Tartan
Model: 34C
Year: 1976
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tartan
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TARHUL416976
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 34 ft
Length Overall: 34'5 ft
Waterline Length: 25 ft
Beam: 10'2 ft
Max Draft: 8'4 ft
Min Draft: 3'11 ft
Displacement: 11,200 lb
Bridge Clearance: 44 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'2 ft
Ballast: 5,000 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta
  • Model: BD902
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 25hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 391
  • Engine Location: Center
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop, Antique and Classics


Dave van den Arend, CPYB
I am always looking for quality new listings. Our boats are selling and we need more! If you are thinking of selling, please get in touch and let's talk. You can reach me at my office, contact me directly on my cell (443) 850-4197 or by email at
Crusader Yacht Sales


Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403


Master stateroom:  Forward in the master stateroom is access to the anchor locker, followed by the spacious 77” x 30” x 84” berth.  There are fiddled shelves running along the hull sides above the bunk and two drawers and two louvered lockers beneath it. The v-berth can also be configured as two single berths with a changing seat between them. There is storage beneath the changing seat, or you can put the upper filler in to convert it to a single bunk. Lightning and ventilation are provided by two fixed port lights, two LED reading lamps, an overhead hatch and a Caframo 12v fan. Headroom in this stateroom is 6’. There is access to the head on port from this space, with the door to the head also serving as the cabin door. Just aft in the corridor is a hanging locker and three drawers, with a fiddled shelf above it. 

Head:  Entering the head from the hallway, the toilet is directly ahead and has a locker behind it and shelf storage above with louvered doors above. To the right of the toilet is a fiddled countertop, with a round sink with locker space below. Lighting and ventilation are provided by one opening port, a solar vent, a dorade vent and a Hella fan.  Headroom is 6’ in this space. 

Saloon:  On starboard, the settee is 5’3” and has footwell space making a great 6’6” long sea berth. The footwell also provides a convenient storage space for the bedding. The padded backrest can be moved down to form a leeboard while at sea. There is tank storage beneath this berth. On port is a 6’4” long L-shaped settee.  With the padded back rests removed, it makes a 36” wide berth or, with the insert filler in place the berth becomes a full 54” wide double.  When the backrests are in place there is ample storage behind them to store bedding. The L portion of the settee houses the engine, allowing great access to the entire engine area.

Both sides have double shelf lockers the length of the settees with sliding panel doors. The bulkhead mounted table stores conveniently out of the way to keep the space open but can easily be lowered to provide comfortable dining for four. 

Lighting and ventilation are provided by five fixed lights, one overhead hatch, three overhead lights, two brass reading lights and a Caframo fan. Headroom in the saloon is 6’1”.

Galley:  Headroom in the galley is 6’.  The L-shaped galley is located at the base of the companionway on starboard.  There is a 2-burner Origo alcohol stove along the hull side. Beneath the stove is a wide drawer and a double door locker space below the drawer. Aft of that is a large top-loading storage bin.  Above and behind both along the hull side is shelving with sliding doors, plate and cup organizers and a fiddled shelf. Along the aft end of the galley is a single sink and water mixer, with another locker beneath the sink.  Along the aft bulkhead and behind the dry bin is the insulated icebox, with 12v. refrigeration and a freezer bin. This extends beneath the cockpit seating and can be conveniently accessed from the cockpit, so that while underway you can easily grab a cold one. 

Quarter Berth:  The quarter berth is 6’5” x 29” and has storage beneath it. There is a fiddled shelf that runs the length of the hull side. The forward end has a large counter which can flip up to serve double duty as a chart table or for additional counter space. The electrical panels are located here and have two drawers beneath them at the forward end of the bed. Lighting and ventilation are provided by one reading light and a Caframo fan.  

  • Teak interior bulkheads with solid teak trim, lockers and drawers
  • Louvered locker doors
  • Solid teak drawer fronts and fiddles
  • Teak and holly cabin sole replaced (’11)
  • Removable screens for overhead hatches
  • Curtains throughout
  • Custom bound carpet runners
  • Tan Ultrasuede fabrics 
  • LED interior lighting
  • Full interior detailing (’22)
  • Rectangular brushed stainless-steel sink
  • Gooseneck faucet with hot & cold-water mixer (’17)
  • Seagull water filtration system
  • Origo 4100 2-burner alcohol stove with cutting board cover
  • Front loading ice box
  • Frigoboat 12v keel-cooled refrigeration with evaporator box (’14)
  • Fiddled countertop
  • Oval brushed stainless steel sink
  • Hot & cold-water mixer
  • Raritan PSII manual head
  • Trionic 20 gallon plastic holding tank ('09)
  • Dometic holding tank gauge ('18)
  • Deck pump-out 
  • Through hull pump out for overboard discharge where permitted
  • GFCI outlet
  • Teak framed octagonal mirror
  • Teak towel rod
  • Teak toothbrush and cup holder
Water Systems
  • Fiberglass freshwater tank
  • 6-gallon hot water heater
  • Par-Max 3 freshwater pump
  • Par-Max 4 sea water deck wash down pump
  • Electric 800 GPH bilge pump (’14) 
  • Whale manual bilge pump at helm
Hull and Deck
  • Hand laid fiberglass construction with high glass/low resin content for maximum strength & lower weight
  • Keel with 4800# lead ballast 
  • Centerboard provides shallow water access at 3’11” draft and 8’4” draft board down for performance
  • Awlgripped blue topsides
  • Topsides polished (’22)
  • Raised teak toe rail
  • Single stainless steel anchor roller
  • Delta Fastest plow anchor with 40’ of 3/8 inch HT chain and swivel with 200' ¾ inch nylon rode
  • Spare Danforth fluke anchor
  • Lofrans Project 1000 electric windlass with up and down foot switches ('18)
  • Stainless steel double bow pulpit and stern rail
  • Custom opening lifeline gates at bow
  • Double 24” high vinyl coated lifelines
  • Port and starboard boarding gates added amidship (’16)
  • Ladder mounting brackets at port and starboard boarding gates
  • Opening lifelines on either side of cockpit
  • Teak grab rails. (4)
  • Anchor locker Dorade with stainless steel cowl
  • Fiberglass Dorade boxes with Stainless steel cowls (2)
  • Overhead hatches (2)
  • Hatch gaskets replaced (’14)
  • Fixed cabinet lithe a (8)
  • Bow and stern mooring cleats (4)
  • Dodger with aft and side grab bars
  • Bimini
  • Pad eyes for jack lines port and starboard
  • Pad eyes at helm and companionway 
  • 9’3” long cockpit is great for groups or sleeping under the stars
  • Teak cockpit coamings with coaming boxes
  • Solar vent
Sails and Rigging
  • Harken roller fuller
  • Keel stepped single spreader aluminum mast and boom 
  • 1x19 stainless steel wire shrouds
  • Tides Marine Strong Track ('17)
  • Barient #10 winches on mast (2)
  • Mechanical boom vang
  • Schaefer blocks and deck organizers (’20)
  • Harken traveler and car on custom teak blocks (’20)
  • Sta-Set mainsheet (’20)
  • Sta-Set traveler control line (’20)
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • All control lines led aft to cockpit
  • Boom topping lift
  • Lewmar #14 2-speed chrome self-tailing winch
  • Lewmar #40 2-speed chrome self-tailing electric halyard winch (’14)
  • Lewmar # 40 2-speed chrome self-tailing primary winches (2)
  • Spinlock line clutches on housetop (7; 3 in ‘20)
  • Jib halyard (’14)
  • Main halyard (’14)
  • Winch handle holder on mast
  • Line organizers on housetop (3)
  • Ullman 135% Genoa (’21)
  • Evolution Main (’22)
  • Mack Sails Mack Pack with lazy jacks and zipper pulley system ('20)                                                                                                                                     
Engine and Machinery
  • Beta 25 (BD902) 3-cylinder 25HP diesel engine with 391 hours (’15)
  • Beta PRM60 transmission (’15)
  • Epoxy coated ~25 gallon aluminum fuel tank
  • Racor R20T fuel/water separator (’15)
  • Vetus MP40 muffler (’15)
  • 1” stainless steel propeller shaft
  • PYI dripless shaft seal
  • MaxProp 13” 3-blade feathering propeller (’15)
  • 25” Stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Wheel brake
  • Ritchie compass (serviced ’21)
  • Spare fuel and oil filters, belt and impellers
  • Marinco 30A 120V shore power connection
  • 50’ 30A 120V shore power cord
  • Blue Sea Systems 120V AC electrical distribution panel ('10)
  • Magnum Energy MS2000 100A/2000W charger inverter 
  • Magnum Energy RC50 remote control
  • Xantrex Echo Charge battery charge controller (’14)
  • Blue Sea Systems 12v DC electrical distribution panel ('10)
  • Blue Sea Systems auxiliary 12v DC electrical distribution panel ('10)
  • Blue Sea Systems battery selector switches (3) ('10)
  • Deka Group 24 AGM starting battery 
  • Two Precision Group L16 6v AGM house batteries (400AH) ('20)
  • LED steaming and deck light
  • Masthead tricolor and anchor light
  • Binnacle mounted NavPod
  • Raymarine Axiom 9 RV chart plotter (’21)
  • Navionics+ North America charts (’21)
  • Raymarine Ev-100 wheel autopilot with p70 control head (serviced ’21)
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi speed/depth/log
  • ICOM IC-M424 VHF radio w/DSC
  • ICOM Command Mic IV RAM mic at helm (’14)
  • Pioneer AM/FM cassette player
  • Pioneer 6-disc CD magazine
  • Bose saloon speakers 
  • Bose cockpit speakers
Other Equipment
  • West Marine outboard motor pad
  • Windex
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Boat hook
  • Lifesling
  • Life jackets
  • Teak cockpit table and cup holder
  • Flagstaff holder, flagstaff and flag
  • Sunbrella winch covers

Owner’s personal effects and any items not specifically described in this listing

Standard Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.