SALE PENDING – 1989 Tartan 31


Fuel: Diesel
Year: 1989
Cond: Used
Length: 31
Boat Type: Sail
Condition: Used
Hull Material: Fiberglass

“4th of July” offers the Tartan tradition of excellence in sailing performance, whether racing or cruising.  And she was engineered to withstand offshore conditions.  The Tartan 31 has excellent form stability, low wetted surface and powerful sailing lines.  Her design numbers reflect a hull form with good behavior and performance throughout a wide range of wind and wave conditions.  In other words, she sails like a dream.  “4th of July” has had extensive Upgrades and Improvements in 2021 & 2022.


Tartan sailboats are known for their solid, high quality construction.  The interior is oiled teak with white overhead, nine opening ports, fore & main cabin deck hatches and a teak and holly cabin sole.  “4th of July” has the classic warmth and appeal of a true yacht.

The forward cabin qualifies as the owner’s stateroom with a large hanging locker, two swivel lights, large foredeck hatch, and articulated door for privacy.  A side seat cushion comes up to make one large continuous double berth.  A Tufted Topper cushioned mattress cover and custom-fitted sheets were added in 2017.

The head is to port with a manual Jabsco head (2015) & holding tank, molded sink and counter top, pressure hot & cold water, mirror, handheld shower, teak shower grate, and independent shower sump pump, linen locker, and opening port w/screen.

The salon’s starboard settee makes a comfortable single berth with storage behind and outboard.  The port settee also has storage behind and serve as single berth with a pilot berth above and 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, two dorade vents and the companionway.  The interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

The C-shaped galley to starboard has storage galore, deep stainless steel sink near center line with a cold water foot pump, hot and cold pressure water with a 6 gallon, 110v AC/engine heated hot water heater, a large, insulated ice box, and a gimbaled, and two burner Seaward CNG stove and Seaward microwave.

The outward facing navigation station is to port at the front of the quarter berth with a fold-down chart table.  There are additional storage drawers alongside and cabinets outboard.

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor roller
  • Danforth anchor w/chain to nylon rode (sandblasted & painted 2017)
  • Foredeck anchor locker
  • Bow pulpit and stern rail
  • Stainless steel double lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates
  • Four mooring cleats & 2 midship cleats
  • Two chrome Dorade vent cowls
  • Four heavy-duty Taylor fenders (2016)
  • Six Dock lines
  • Flares, bell, horn, 2 fire extinguishers
  • 6 Adult PFDs
  • Stern rail mounted New Lifesling (2022)
  • Starboard flag halyard
  • 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 (2019).  New anchor light (2021).  Re-wired mast navigation lights (2021)
  • Teak handrails
  • Teak toe rails (large enough for solid foothold)
  • Custom-fit dodger w/zip-out clear window panels (refurbished 2014)
  • Custom-fit zip-on bimini (refurbished 2014)
  • Port & starboard stern rail perch seats (2018)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Teak fold down cockpit table
  • Boat hook
  • Boarding ladder

Sails & Rigging

  • Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand
  • Standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
  • Harken roller furling jib
  • Harken lazy jacks
  • Manual boom vang
  • Whisker pole
  • Inboard and outboard genoa tracks w/car adjustment lines


  • UK Sails Dacron main sail w/2 reef points
  • UK Sails Dacron roller furling 150% Genoa
  • UK Sails Dacron roller furling Genoa
  • UK Sails Nylon Gennaker w/dousing sock

Sail area:  506 sq. ft.

White painted aluminum Isomat mast with double spreaders is keel stepped with a New Mast Boot

  • Split back stay with adjuster
  • 4-part Lewmar cabin top mainsheet traveler w/New stand-off blocks (2022)
  • 2 Lewmar #43 self-tailing two speed primary winches
  • 1 Lewmar #30 self-tailing two speed port cabin top winch w/dual rope clutches
  • 1 Lewmar #30 self-tailing single speed starboard cabin top winch w/dual rope clutches
  • 2 Locking winch handles


    • Manual bilge pump
    • Automatic bilge pump (2018)
    • Edson engine throttle, shift lever (2022) and wheel brake are on the steering pedestal
    • Engine emergency alarm
    • Engine emergency stop
    • Fresh water cooling
    • Primary and secondary fuel filters
    • Diesel fuel and CNG shut off valves
    • CNG tank is in starboard cockpit locker
    • The manual Jabsco head (2015) discharges to a holding tank.  The overboard discharge has been rendered inoperable.  (Joker value replace every season)
    • Leather covered (2018) 32” Edson stainless steel steering wheel – manual cable and quadrant steering
    • Emergency tiller
    • New 3 Blade Max Prop feathering prop on 1” stainless steel shaft (2022)
    • 18 HP diesel Yanmar Model:  2GM20F w/easy access under companionway ladder
    • Raw water strainer
    • Proper bronze & stainless steel ball valve seacocks
    • Custom heavy-duty canvas boat cover (2016)
    • Boat is on rented jack stands
    • Prop strut base and keel to hull joint re-faired (2022)
    • VC 17 bottom paint (2022)

    Tartan, Yanmar and other operating manuals

Electronics & Navigation

  • Autohelm ST4000 auto pilot
  • 5” Ritchie SP-5 steering compass on pedestal
  • New NMEA 2000 Networking (2021)
  • New Yacht Devices NMEA WiFi Bridge (will work w/Navionics chart software on phone/tablet (2021)
  • B&G depth (2021)
  • B&G speed (2021)
  • B&G wind (2021)
  • Icom VHF marine radio w/New coax cable & antenna (2021)
  • New GPS/Heading sensor (2021)
  • AM/FM/Stereo
  • New Windex (2021)
  • ACR EPIRB (2021)


  • 2 AGM batteries (2022)
  • Battery parallel switch
  • New Battery charger (2022)
  • New battery monitor (2022)
  • 50’ 30 amp shore power cord
  • 12 volt DC electronic panel
  • 110 volt AC panel w/circuit breakers
  • Lightning grounded
Upgrades & Improvements

  • Refurbished dodger & bimini
  • Rebuilt Martec folding prop
  • Repaired 40 gallon aluminum water tank
  • Replace both batteries
  • Fuel system flushed and filters replaced


  • Hull accent stripe repaired
  • New Jabsco manual head w/new sanitary hose


  • Custom heavy-duty canvas boat cover
  • Heavy-duty Taylor fenders
  • New Seadog hose & fuel deck fills (2016)


  • Roller furling forestay rebuilt
  • Harken custom mainsail cover
  • Sandblasted & painted Danforth anchor
  • Vinyl boat name transom graphic
  • Tufted Topper cushioned mattress cover and custom-fitted sheets
  • Replaced water pressure pump fitting


  • Custom-sewn leather spreader boots
  • Custom-sewn leather wheel cover
  • Port & starboard stern rail perch seats
  • New electric bilge pump & float switch


  • Replaced anchor light and foredeck light
  • Sails inspected and reconditioned
  • New running rigging
  • Fuel leak repaired


  • Bottom paint (VC17) applied
  • Repairs to roller furling jib
  • Tightened/torqued keel bolts
  • New hot water heater hose
  • New Jabsco water pump


  • Replaced V belts
  • Changed engine oil & filter
  • Changed transmission fluid
  • Replaced water hose
  • Replaced impeller
  • Installed strainer
  • Repacked and adjusted stuffing box
  • Replaced cockpit drain lines
  • Re-wired the bilge pump
  • Replaced the bilge pump float switch with an electronic sensor
  • Removed old, obsolete wiring
  • New coax cable in mast for VHF
  • New VHF antenna
  • New anchor light
  • Re-wired mast navigation lights
  • New Windex
  • Added ACR EPIRB
  • New NMEA 2000 Network including:
  • Depth/speed/water temp transducer
  • New GPS /Heading sensor
  • Yacht Devices NMEA WiFi bridge (will work with Navionics chart software on phone/tablet)
  • B&G Wind instruments
  • Two B&G cockpit displays


  • New 3 blade feathering Max Prop
  • Battery monitor
  • Larger capacity AGM battery bank
  • New battery charger
  • Exterior teak refurbished
  • Re-bedding of cabin top deck hardware
  • Replacement of mainsheet traveler stand-off blocks
  • Replacement of plastic engine through-hull w/proper brass fitting
  • Fiberglass touch up of common “dock rash”
  • Re-faired prop strut base and keel to hull joint
  • Fresh bottom paint
  • Replaced cutlass bearing
  • Replaced throttle control handle with proper Edson lever
  • All typical seasonal maintenance


  • Engine Make: Yanmar 2GM20F
  • Engine Year: 1989
  • Total Power: 18hp
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


  • Dimensions
    • Length Overall: 31.33ft
    • Max Draft: 6ft
    • Beam: 10.92ft
    • Cabin Headroom: 6.25ft
    • Length at Waterline: 26ft
  •  Tanks
    • Fresh Water Tank: 1 X 40 Gal (Aluminum)
    • Fuel Tank: 1 X 18 Gal (Aluminum)
    • Holding Tank: 1 X 16 Gal (Plastic)
  • Accommodations
    • Heads: 1

Additional 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 turn-key, 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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