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1993 Tartan 3500

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States



$10,000 PRICE REDUCTION 6-7-2017!

The Tartan 3500 is one or the more popular models Tartan ever built...spacious, classic and a nimble performer...and "Cairdeas" is a beautiful example having been meticulously maintained by her previous and current owners.  She was a fresh water boat for much of her life.  Recent upgrades include a new autopilot, new Garmin GPS and radar, newly Awlgripped mast and boom and new interior cushions. Give us a call to schedule an appointment to get aboard.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $79,900
Boat Name: Cairdeas
Make: Tartan
Model: 3500
Year: 1993
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tartan Yachts
Designer: Tim Jackett
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TAR35039K293
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 35.0 ft
Length Overall: 35.25 ft
Waterline Length: 30.0 ft
Beam: 11.75 ft
Max Draft: 4.83 ft
Displacement: 11,400.0 lb
Bridge Clearance: 53.0 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.33 ft
Ballast: 4,200.0 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3GM30F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 1993
  • Engine Hours: 1000


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 25.0 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 72.0 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 16.0 gal


Heads Count: 1
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Racers, Cruisers


W Craig Nann, CPYB
Northstar Yacht Sales, LLC


Northstar Yacht Sales, LLC
1 Lagoon Rd
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US, 02871

Manufacturer Provided Description

Designed to be a well-mannered, firm and able sailing vessel, the 3500 delivers performance. Her moderate beam and powerful ends, linked with the optional beavertail keel provide excellent stability and sail-carrying ability. The long waterline and strong rig offer fast passages and a competitive edge, while the contoured cockpit seats, wide coamings and pedestal steering ensure a skipper's comfort both at sea and dockside. Her frame has been well-engineered and constructed to save weight, yet remain sound. The hull is a balsa-cored sandwich structure with a vinylester barrier coat between NPG-ISO gelcoat and the hand-laid laminate. A cored deck and a bond-in-place grid structure produce a strength-to-weight ratio that makes her a high-performance, medium-displacement cruiser-racer. The pattern non-skid of her deck maximizes safety, comfort and function. Logical in layout, she has 2-foot wide side decks and inboard shrouds that afford easy passage both fore and aft, plus allow optimum sheeting angles for efficient upwind sailing. Mounted through solid glass and aluminum backing plates, her quality equipment is strategically placed for either cruising or racing pleasure. Leading all lines aft to a cockpit that is quite manageable by one, she features a low-stretch genoa and main halyard, Dacron genoa and main sheets, traveler tagline and reef lines. Down below, she is fully fitted for cruising comfort with good stowage and generous accommodations. Her interior is highlighted by Tartan's trademark teak joinery and hand rubbed oil finish while being suitably complemented by the pleasing aesthetics of her fine fabric selections. The voluminous curves coupled with the clever use of angular bulkheads enable her nav station to be tucked aft while providing plenty of room to stand and move about.


The Tartan 3500 feels like a much larger boat with her voluminous interior layout.  There is a traditional V-berth forward and a large master cabin aft to port with a double bed.  The main salon has a center-line double leaf dinette table  with port and starboard settee seating.  The L-shaped galley is to starboard with a roomy nav station aft of the galley.  

The galley has all the comforts you would want in a comfortable cruising boat...propane stove & oven, hot water, Adler-Barbour refrigeration and a manual sea water pump.

The nav station is complete with stereo, VHF and electronics repeaters.


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.

Additional Contact Information

For more information and to schedule an appointment to get aboard, call W Craig Nann, CPYB at 401-683-9200 or email

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