1981 Tartan 42

US$ 94,900
Mattapoisett, MA
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Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-514-1187
Tel: (508) 771-8447
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Mattapoisett, MA
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Current Price:
US$ 94,900 

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Merewif is one of the Sparkman & Stephens designed Tartan 42´s which have proven to be a superb combination of offshore cruising/ocean racing vessels or round-the-buoys racing or coastal cruisers. In the tradition of all Sparkman & Stephens designs, they are handsome with fine lines and a lot of tumblehome, moderate draft with a scheel keel, and a skeg-hung rudder. The Tartan 42’s staysail sloop rigs are easily-handled, weatherly, perform in light airs and are exceptionally sea-kindly in a blow. They have wide uncluttered decks, ample sea berths, storage and tankage for long passages, plus extensive teak joiner-work, cabinetry and solid trim.

She has had many upgrades by her present owner which will make her more sought after than her sisterships. These upgrades include:

  • New ICOM VHF Radio in the cabin
  • Two ICOM Portable Radios
  • Brand New Never Un-Wrapped Achilles 9'6" Inflatable w/paddles
  • Brand New Nissan 5hp Outboard (Never Started)
  • Brand New Cabin Cushions for Main Cabin and Pilot Berth
  • Cabin Kerosene Heater Serviced and Pump and Strainer Replaced (2015)
  • New Stainless Grill (aft stern rail)
  • New S/S fuel tank and Aeroquip fuel lines
  • Grunert AC 475 cold plate refrigeration system
  • Ritchie SP-5 compass
  • 105 AMP Prestolite alternator, generator field coils and rewound armature
  • S/S drive shaft and cutless bearing
  • Steering cable and chain
  • Mainsail, genoa and storm jib
  • Harken Batt Car system
  • Harken traveler system
  • Garmin chartplotter at helm
  • Garmin high definition radar at helm
  • Force Ten gimballed 3-burner stove
  • Propane monitoring system
  • South Beach clock & barometer,
  • Groco seacocks
  • Blue Sea DC distribution panel and rewiring
  • Rebuilt rudder and new S/S rudder post
  • Deck fittings have been epoxied, recored and rebedded to prevent water intrusion.

The insurance survey in 2014 states: “This vessel is in overall very good condition. She is well maintained and properly used. The owner is very knowledgeable and experienced and dedicated to the vessel. He is proactive and addresses issues before they become a concern – hence the very clean report here. This vessel is in good hands.” There have been 3 owners of this boat with the current one having her for the last 9 years. The second owner purchased her in 1987.

Merewif can be easily sailed by a cruising couple (in 2009 she was sailed by the then 69-year-old current owner and his wife from Newport/Point Judith to Bermuda). She is ready to sail away. Please arrange today for your inspection of this timeless design.

Please contact Kevin McCann at (508) 771-8447

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-514-1187
Tel: (508) 771-8447

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