PRICE REDUCTION – 1984 Tartan 33′


Name: Altair
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 1984
Cond: Used
Name: Altair
Length: 33
Boat Type: Sail
Condition: Used
Hull Material: Fiberglass

“Altair”, Hull #191, is a classic, well-built, straightforward cruiser/racer with ample storage and simple, accessible systems. The Tartan 33 was designed by revered Sparkman & Stephens as a comfortable cruising boat with good sailing performance in deep and shallow water. Altair has had 3 owners and has sailed exclusively on the freshwaters of the Great Lakes. Comfortable enough for four, Altair is very easy to rig & sail which makes it a great choice for cruising.

Number of heads: 1
Tartan sailboats are known for their solid, high quality construction.  The interior is oiled teak with white overhead, eight opening ports, fore & main cabin deck hatches and a teak and holly cabin sole.  “Altair” has the classic warmth and appeal of a true yacht.The forward cabin sleeps two with port & starboard shelf space, two swivel lights, large foredeck hatch, and bi-fold door for privacy.  A filler cushion bridges the area between the 6’04” berths, making one large continuous double berth when desired.The head compartment runs the full width of the boat.  The head is to starboard with a manual head & holding tank, molded sink and counter top, pressure hot & cold water, mirror, opening port with screen. The shower is to port with teak shower grate, and independent shower sump pump (2021), linen locker, and opening port w/screen.The salon’s starboard settee converts to a comfortable double berth with storage behind and outboard.  The port settee is short with storage behind and a pilot berth outboard.  The dinette table folds up against the forward bulkhead.  There is a double quarter berth to port.  Good light and ventilation are provided by both reading and dome lights, courtesy lights, multiple opening ports w/screens, deck hatches, and the companionway.  The interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.The galley straddles the companionway with storage galore, stainless steel sink near center line with a cold water foot pump, hot and cold pressure water with a 10 gallon, 110v AC/engine heated hot water heater, and a gimbaled, three burner Gas Systems CNG stove with oven to starboard. The large, insulated ice box is to port just forward of the nav station and aft of the settee.The forward facing navigation station is to port at the front of the quarter berth with a 30”X42” chart table.  There are additional storage drawers under and cabinet outboard.  110V outlet added. (2021)

  • Private double cabin in vee-berth
  • Double berth, starboard settee (extends to queen accommodations)
  • Double berth, quarter berth port side behind navigation station
  • Single berth above port side settee
  • Sleeps 5 – 7 people
  • Full beam head with in-head shower

Electronics & Navigation

  • Raymarine ST60 Plus depth system
  • Raymarine ST60 Plus speed system
  • Datamarine wind speed & direction
  • Nova+ VHF marine radio
  • Navigation center: 30” x 42” chart table, LED light (2021) & 110V outlet (2021)
  • Garmin GPSMAP Multifunction 9″ Display w/ BlueChart G3 and LakeVu G3
  • Autopilot: Raymarine ST4000 MKII w/ Raymarine Wireless Remote S100
  • Ritchie ST-5 5” steering compass on pedestal
  • Raytheon radar, mast mounted, with raster scan 50003, model R10K, Serial #L124809
  • Fusion MS-RA55 Marine AM/FM Stereo Bluetooth Receiver (2021)
  • Windex
  • Inclinometer (2021)
  • Brass clock & barometer


  • 2 Group 27 Dual-purpose AGM batteries beneath navigator seat (2021)
  • Battery parallel switch
  • ProSport HD20 Marina 20-amp 2 bank battery charger (2021)
  • 55 amp alternator
  • 50’ 30 amp shore power cord
  • 12 volt DC electronic panel w/battery tester
  • 110 volt AC panel w/circuit breakers
  • LED interior lighting (2021)
  • Lightning grounded

Deck Equipment

  • Bow anchor roller
  • 22# Danforth anchor w/ 15’ chain to 250’ ¾” nylon rode in anchor locker
  • Stern rail anchor mounting bracket
  • Garhauer outboard engine hoist (2021 new but not mounted)
  • Bow pulpit and New Stern Rail (2021)
  • Stainless steel double lifeline with port and starboard boarding gates
  • Lifeline cushions (2021)
  • Four mooring cleats & 2 midship cleats
  • Two Dorade vent cowls
  • Eight opening ports
  • Two opening hatches
  • Sunbrella hatch covers (2021)
  • Dock lines
  • Flares, bell, horn, 2 fire extinguishers
  • Four Adult PFDs
  • Stern rail mounted Lifesling in soft white case
  • Starboard flag halyard
  • Radar reflector
  • Emergency tiller
  • Nav lights – Port and Starboard running lights are up on the bow pulpit for good visibility. Stern light is mounted up on the stern rail. The steaming light/deck light is on the front of the mast
  • Custom 3-piece waterproof winter cover (Refurbished 2021)
  • Dodger (Refurbished 2021)
  • Bimini (Refurbished 2021)
  • Sunbrella helm wheel & binnacle cover (like new)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Boat hook
  • Folding boarding ladder
  • Slotted aluminum toe rail
  • Bottom paint annually

Sails & Rigging

  • Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand
  • Standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
  • North/Harken roller furling head stay system
  • Lazy jacks
  • Sailman luff cars
  • Manual boom vang
  • Fractional rigging
  • Aluminum mast with double spreaders is keel stepped
  • Manual boom vang
  • Adjustable backstay (2021)
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Preventer
  • Inboard genoa tracks


• Kent main sail (excellent condition!): 7.38 oz Dacron, 5 full battens, 2 reefs

• Kent genoa (excellent condition!): 150%, 5.18 oz Dacron, Sunbrella RF cover, foam luff tape, marked for reefs at 130% & 100%

• Symmetrical Nylon spinnaker (excellent condition!)

• Storm jib

• Lewmar mainsheet traveler spans the cockpit well, just forward of the wheel

Sail area:  531 sq. ft.

  • White painted aluminum mast with double spreaders is keel stepped
  • Adjustable backstay (2021)
  • Lewmar mainsheet traveler spans the cockpit well, just forward of the wheel


  • 2 Lewmar #42 Chrome self-tailing cockpit sheet winches
  • 2 Lewmar #30 Chrome cabin top winches
  • 1 Lewmar #26 Chrome self-tailing cabin top winch
  • 1 Lewmar #16 Chrome cabin top winch
  • 2 Locking winch handles
  • Sunbrella winch covers (2021)


  • Manual on/off electric bilge pump (2021)
  • Automatic bilge pump (2021)
  • Automatic sump pump for shower & icebox grey-water drainage (2021)
  • Henderson MK5 manual Whale/Gusher pump
  • Engine throttle, shift lever and wheel brake are on the steering pedestal
  • Engine emergency alarm
  • Fresh water cooling
  • Primary and secondary fuel filters
  • Diesel fuel and CNG shut off valves
  • CNG tank is in starboard cockpit locker
  • The manual head discharges to a holding tank.  The overboard discharge has been rendered inoperable
  • Leather covered 32” Edson stainless steel steering wheel – manual cable and quadrant steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • 3-Blade bronze 16” fixed prop on 1” stainless steel shaft
  • 2.6:1 Transmission ratio
  • Raw water strainer
  • Proper bronze & stainless steel ball valve seacocks
  • Custom Cradle
  • Tartan, Universal, and other operating manuals
Upgrades & Improvements

  • Reinforced stern pulpit
  • Backstay adjuster, hardware, cables & 2 cars/rollers
  • Buff and wax hull, deck, and cockpit
  • Added lifeline cushions
  • Refurbished rudder
  • Complete engine review & tune-up
  • New inclinometer
  • Re-sealed cabin windows
  • Re-sealed binnacle at base
  • Re-sealed starboard handrail
  • Re-bedded all starboard lifeline stanchions
  • Replaced all belts & hoses
  • Installed 2 new bilge pumps and 1 new sump pump
  • LED lights throughout, including Nav Station
  • Additional 110V outlet at nav station
  • 2 Group 27 Dual-purpose AGM batteries
  • ProSport HD20 Marina 20-amp 2 bank battery charger
  • Garmin GPSMAPnMultifunction 9” Display w/BlueChart G3 and Lake Vu G3
  • Fusion MS-RA55 Marine AM/FM Stereo Bluetooth Receiver
  • Galley sink faucet with 360-degree foldable design
  • Head sink faucet w/retractable shower nozzle
  • Refurbished custom 3 piece waterproof winter cover
  • Refurbished dodger
  • Refurbished bimini

Additional Salesperson’s Comments
Tartan yachts are known to be sensible but elegant, modern yet enduring.  Their beautiful teak interiors are matched to a strong, performance hull.  This could serve you well as your family fast cruiser or more.

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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