1988 Tartan 31

US$ 39,900
Washburn, WI
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Tim Jackett is the designer and Tartan Yachts is the builder and this is one gorgeous vessel that has been meticulously taken care of inside and out. It looks better than new…..really.  The Tartan 31, in general, was designed as a medium-displacement cruiser with lots of power for performance to carry on the Tartan tradition of excellent performing racing/cruising yachts. But Alive n Free was only used as a cruising vessel on Lake Superior her entire life of one ownership. She is engineered to withstand the rigors of extended offshore sailing and to offer her crew the maximum amount of comfort available in 31 feet. The deck is designed with the crew in mind with an efficient layout for easy sail control. The details of the Tartan 31 offer the discriminating buyer a true valued yacht. The hull is full in the ends with U-shaped sections with a firm turn at the bilge for excellent form stability and low wetted surface. This T-31 has the Scheel shoal draft keel and an elliptical rudder. She behaves well and performs well throughout a wide wind range. The rig is a custom tall tapered mast with double spreaders with a larger main allowing the fore triangle to be a high aspect ratio which produces more manageable and efficient headsails.  She performs well in even light to medium air.  The interior is designed with the offshore sailor in mind. The forward cabin has a side mount double with drawers under. Included is a full hanging locker & bureau.  The head is large with a shower.  The main cabin has bunk size settees with contoured upholstery. A table folds on the bulkhead when not in use. To port is a split pilot berth which hinges down and doubles as a handy storage bin for bedding and duffle bags. The U-shaped galley is to starboard and is designed to be secure in a seaway. There is a large, well-insulated ice box. Galley storage is abundant and includes drawers, teak louvred door compartments and dry storage. Aft to port is a nav station. The quarter berth double is 5’ in width and 6’4” long. Ventilation is tremendous with 9 aluminum opening ports, 3 deck hatches and two dorados. Tartans are solid and well put together.


16 HP Yanmar diesel (2GM20F) w/2 bladed bronze prop & 18 gallon fuel tank (has regular upkeep)


North Full-Battened Mainsail w/Royal Blue Sail Cover (new)

North 96% Working Jib

North 130% Genoa (newer)

Harken Roller Furling Unit

Boom Vang

Whisker Pole


Barient 21 ST Halyard Winch

Edson 36” Wheel Steering w/brake, guard, table & bev holder

7’6” T-Shaped Cockpit w/2x2” Scuppers

2xBarient 18 Cabin top Halyard Winches

2xBarient 24 ST Primary Winches w/2 handles

Bow & Stern Rail w/3/16” vinyl-coated Double Lifelines & covers

SS Transom Mounted Swim Ladder

Dodger (new)

Boom Tent

Solar Vent

2 Dorade Vents

Ritchie SP-5 Binnacle Compass

Datamarine S100KL Knot Log

Datamarine S200DL Depth Sounder

Uniden VHF Marine Radio

RayNav-570 Loran

Hand Held GPS

JVD 1000 Radar

Autohelm ST3000 Auto Pilot*

SONY XR-CA610 AM/FM Stereo/Tape/CD

Galley w/Sink & H&C Pressure Water & 40 gallon tank

Foot Pump for freshwater

CNG 2 Burner Stove & Gimbaled Oven

6 Gallon Water Heater

Engel 32 Qt Refrigerator (low draw)


Dual Battery 12v Electrical System

15A Newmar 110v Battery Charger

30A Shore Power w/2-50’ cords

Hand Held Spot Light

2 Fire Extinguishers

4 PFD’s & 2 Auto Inflatable PFD’s

2 Safety Harnesses

Horse Shoe Buoy


Radar Reflector

Fog Bell & Horn



Humidity Meter


Manual & Auto/Electric Bilge Pumps

Bosn Chair

Wilcox Crittenden Marine Head w/16 gal Holding Tank

2 Danforth Anchors w/2 150’ x 3/8”rodes & 1 galvanized chain 20’

Anchor Roller & Deck Anchor Locker

8 Dock Lines

8 Boat Fenders

Boat Hook


2000 9’6” Zodiac Fiberglass/RID Dinghy w/Honda 4 stroke 2 HP Outboard (air cooled)

Dinghy seat doubles for storage. Also has running lights and Oars

Ship Shape Custom Winter Cover (2014)

*Needs very minor wiring connection work

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To view this awesomely kept vessel or to discuss it, please contact Bill locally at 651-436-8795 or long distance at 1-800-377-8795

Please contact Bill Hooper at 651-436-8795

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