Search Icon

40' Tartan 1985

$ 99,000

This yacht is currently listed for sale on the market. While this boat is not currently listed with United Yacht Sales, our team is happy to work on your behalf in the research and potential sale of the vessel. Our commitment to our clients is to find the best yacht available that fits the their needs, no matter where its listed. United is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of yachts.


1885 Tartan T50

This Centerboard 40 footer is great for cruising and/ or live-aboard.

The layout lends itself to a couple who wants to live the dream. The engine has been rebuilt, the tanks have been upgraded and it has a full suite of electronics and a well compliment of sails


  • Engine – rebuilt 2015 – 310 hours
  • Sails – main, 2 – 135% Genoa, 1 – Ji, Staysail and Spinnaker

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Edwards Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 99,000
  • Builder:


  • Model: --
  • Location:

    Marco Island, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 40 ft in
  • Display Length: 40 ft
  • Beam: 12' 8"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 50 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 47 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 4JHE
  • Engine 1: 1985 310.00 HRS 48.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

TV set

Radar - Raymarine 18

Log-speedometer - Raymarine i50 - 2016

Wind speed and direction - Raymarine i50 -2016


Autopilot - Raymarine ST7000

Cockpit speakers


GPS - Raymarine RN 300

CD player

Depthsounder - Raymarine i50 - 2016

Plotter - L770 at helm, Rl70C at Nav station

DVD player

Electronics - Cockpit

Compass: Ritchie 6” binnacle

Autopilot: Raymarine ST7000

Plotter: Raymarine L770 radar/chartplotter

Radar: Raymarine 18” Radome

Depthsounder: Raymarine i50 (2016)

Wind speed and direction: Raymarine i50 (2016)

Boatspeed and log: Raymarine i50 (2016)

Cockpit speakers


Electronics – Navigation Station

VHF: ICOM IC-M502 VHF w/distress; RAM mic in cockpit

Plotter: Raymarine RL70C radar/chartplotter

GPS: Raymarine RN 300        

Kenwood stereo CD

Sirius XM

SVS battery monitor

Link 10 batter monitor

110v/12v breaker panels

Battery amp gauge

Diesel tank gauge

Water tank gauges (2)

Furling genoa - 2 -135% and 1- 90%


Storm jib

Fully battened mainsail

Steering wheel

Yacht Specialties S.S. destroyer wheel with leather wrap

Side deck genoa tracks with Merriman lead blocks (port and starboard)

Toerail sail control tracks (port and starboard)

Harken MK III genoa furling system

Mid-boom Harken traveler

Schaefer boom vang

Cabin top organizer lead blocks plus additional Schaefer lead blocks

Spinnaker pole with adjustable track on mast and an additional lightweight reaching strut

Five (5) Spinlock rope clutches, aluminum cleat and ST43 Lewmar black finish halyard winch (aft starboard cabintop)

Three (3) Spinlock rope clutches, aluminum cleat and two (2) ST43 Lewmar black finish halyard winches (aft port cabintop)

Two (2) ST55 Lewmar black finish primary genoa winches (port and starboard)

One (1) Lewmar #7 winch (genoa furler)

Backstay adjuster (new 2013)

Topping lift (new 2013)

Mast-mounted Raymarine radar dome, TV antenna, VHF whip, Windex, windspeed transducer, foredeck/steaming light and mast head anchor light

Prop shaft strut replaced 2014

Shaft line cutter – new 2016

Hot water - 5 gal - 2015

Deep freezer

Electric head

Microwave oven



Battery charger

Electric bilge pump - 2017

Shore power inlet – 30 amps (50 ft shore power cord new 2017)

Four (40) Trojan T-105 house batteries (2011)

One (1) Group 27 starting battery (2013)

Battery selector switches

Charles Marine battery charger and Echo charging system for starting battery

Electric breaker panel with 110v/12v at nav station

All interior lighting, as well as bow and stern navigation lights, updated to LED (2016)


Cockpit cushions

Swimming ladder

Radar reflector

Electric windlass

Quantum mainsail with double reefing

Two (2) 135% genoas

One (1) 90% genoa



Dodger with side panels and leather covered grab handle

Bimini top

Mainsail cover

Toe rail covers

Lewmar hatch covers (five)

35 lb Delta anchor with 20 ft chain and 150 ft of line rode

Single S.S. anchor roller

Two (2) foredeck chain locks and S.S. chain pipe

Ideal electric drum windlass

Rhapsody is Awlgripped flag blue with red boot stripes and gold cove stripes (2011)

Stern boarding/swim ladder and custom side boarding ladder, making dinghy access easier.

Outboard motor hoist



Bottom stripped, barrier-coated and painted (2016)

Bottom re-painted late 2017

Regular paint updating with Pettit Ultima SR without excessive buildup


Rhapsody is a custom version of the Plan B optional interior layout of the Tartan 40 with a forward cabin with a privacy door and dual access head, a spacious main salon with a double berth to port and a single berth to starboard, and a double quarter berth aft.

The forward cabin has a custom HMC latex mattress. There are two hanging lockers and two drawers with an additional storage area below, as well as port and starboard shelves above the v-berth. A large overhead hatch and three (3) smaller hatches (all Lewmar Offshore) provide ventilation and light. Storage, house batteries and holding tank is under this berth. The windlass breaker switch and access to the anchor locker are in the peak of the v-berth. A bi-fold teak door affords privacy.

The head has a vanity, electric head, sink, double medicine cabinet with mirrored doors, and a separate shower stall with seat, with hot/cold pressure water as well as foot pump in sink for lower water usage/offshore.  There is ample storage under the sink and in cabinets above the shower seat. Two doors provide access into the head, one from the forward cabin and one from the main salon area.

The main salon features a C-shaped settee to port with a large drop leaf table that folds down from the forward bulkhead, behind which is a custom bookshelf. The port settee converts to a double bunk. To starboard is a full-length settee with a single berth. Cabinets and lockers above the settees on both sides afford plenty of storage. The teak trim, doors and handrails are oiled and well-maintained. The dining table and cabin sole are varnished. A flat screen 12v TV with DVD player is built-in to one of the lockers; a stereo/CD player and Sirius XM radio are nearby at the nav station, with speakers in the salon and cockpit. There is also a liquor locker to starboard. A large Lewmar Offshore overhead hatch and four opening side ports provide adequate light and ventilation. There are also two overhead lights and two brass reading lamps, two Turbo fans, two stereo speakers and a wine glass rack.

The well-equipped L-shaped galley is to port, with ample storage available in drawers and lockers. There is a 3 burner CNG stove/oven and double S.S. sinks, with custom teak covers providing additional counter space.  

Directly aft of the galley is a bosun’s locker with four large shelves and a port for ventilation.

Opposite of the galley on starboard is the well-equipped navigation station with a large chart table with storage beneath the hinged table as well as four drawers. The starting battery is beneath the navigation seat.

Directly aft of the navigation station is a quarter berth with a large foam cushion for an additional double berth. The fuel tank and two large storage areas are beneath the quarter berth.

The engine is under the companionway ladder with an easily removed cover affording excellent access. 

Teak companionway boards with lock provide security.

The cockpit is large enough for six people to sit comfortably on either side on custom cushions. There is a large sail locker underneath the port cockpit seats and a huge, full beam lazarette with port and starboard access hatches. There is a custom varnished teak table with two leaves and custom drink holders that attaches to the Edson binnacle, as well as custom-made teak gratings to aft. The engine control panel is located to starboard. A Whale manual bilge pump is to port and an emergency tiller access plate aft is located aft of the binnacle.


Photo of 53' Tartan 5300 2020

53' Tartan 5300 2020

Anacortes, Washington, United States

Photo of 47' Tartan 4700 2020

47' Tartan 4700 2020

Anacortes, Washington, United States

Photo of 43' Tartan 4300 2021

43' Tartan 4300 2021

Anacortes, Washington, United States