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1987 Tartan 40

$125,000 USD

  • $125,000 USD
  • Donny Helbich
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1987
  • Tartan
  • 40
  • New Bern, North Carolina, US
  • Sail
  • 40ft / 12.19 m
  • 12ft 8in / 3.86 m
  • Yanmar
  • 4jhe
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-06-13
  • 2016-08-29
  • 2274345

One of Tartans best cruising designs. 


Main Cabin features:

  • Single settee to starboard and L-Shaped settee to port
  • Centerline drop leaf dinette table that swivels to provide easy access, plus it telescopes in height to accommodate any use. The center section and both folding leaves have removable fiddle rails
  • Under each settee is a fifty-five gallon fresh water tank
  • The cabin sole teak-and-holly
  • There are removable floor board openings that provide excellent access to bilge
  • Both port and starboard sides have cavernous behind-the-cushions storage and above the settees are cabinets and bookshelves
  • The area above the starboard settee houses a digital flat screen television
  • There are two reading areas, one on each settee, with two-speed Hella fans and reading lights
  • There are seven courtesy lights distributed throughout the cabins and head that provide pleasant indirect lighting and particularly useful for overnight passages
  • There are two large lockers in the passageway forward of the main salon and outside the head. Each locker has removable shelves that allow custom setup for storage, hanging clothing or a combination of both
  • Whole house water filtration system
  • 4 Hella  cabin fans
  • Espar diesel heater
  • Vector Compact 1600btu Reverse Cycle Air conditioner


Aft Cabin 

  • Master cabin with double berth
  • Hanging locker with custom shelving
  • Mirrored five-drawer bureau
  • Three under-berth drawers
  • Small settee with large storage under cushion
  • Large storage area under the berth
  • Excellent ventilation in the master cabin comes from opening ports,
  • Two-speed Hella fan and reading lights


 Forward cabin 

  • Full length (6 feet 6 inches) “V” berth
  • Three storage cabinets and three shelves plus a hanging locker
  • Two drawers in a bureau
  • Under berth storage
  • Private door to the head from the forward cabin
  • The forward hatch provides ventilation


 Head and shower

  • Above the counter are double sliding mirror doors with storage behind
  • Under the vanity storage
  • Towel racks
  • Raritan PHII toilet
  • Separate faucets for the sink and the shower
  • Jabsco waste pump
  • Jabsco Par-Max3 fresh water pump
  • Overhead opening hatch



Located aft of the main salon, the galley is equipped with:

  • Force Ten three-burner propane stove with oven
  •  countertops with SS double sinks
  • Pressure water faucet
  • Fresh and salt water foot pumps
  • There is a combination of seven storage cabinets and two drawers
  • Separate drinking water filter and spigot
  • Wall mounted knife rack
  • Top and front opening refrigerator / freezer with Adler Barbour 12 volt DC compressor and evaporator
  • Two 110-vac outlets in the galley
  • Stove safety bar


Navigation desk

  • Aft facing navigation station
  • A red and/or white dome light and a dedicated navigation light
  • Storage for charts, books and other items
  • The desktop has removable fiddles (that keep a laptop computer in place)
  • Electrical distribution and circuit breaker panel 12 and 120 volt


  • Yanmar 4JHE 44hp
  • hours 2507
  • Jabsco exhaust blower
  • 2 blade broze prop
  • 47 gallon fuel tank
  • Racor fuel filter


  • Standard Horizon VHF Matrix GX12805 with Ram mic
  • Standard Horizon GPS CP155
  • Data Marine Link 5000 Instrumentation w/remote
  • Alpha 4404 Below deck autopilot
  • Alpine AM/FM CD receiver
  • 21" TV Visio
  • Wine Gaurd Omni Directional TV antenna


  • Balmar 140 amp Alternator
  • Alpha 3 stage alternator regulator
  • Mastervolt Charger 40amp 3 output
  • Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor
  • 2 Lifeline 100ah AGM house batteries
  • 1 Optima 75ah AGM starter battery
  • Charles Industries 3.6 KVA Isolatation Transformer

Sails and Rigging

  • Navtec Hydraulic back-stay adjuster
  • Adjustable Baby-stay
  • Hood Roller furler
  • Hall Spars Quick Vang
  • Barient self tailing winches 4 Model 23-st, 2 Model 27-st, 2 Model 32-st,
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Spinnaker with sock like new condition
  • Cruising Spinnaker with sock good condition
  • Full batten main sail 2008
  • Mack pack lazy jack system
  • 110% jib 2009 great condition
  • 150% genoa Great condition
  • Turning blocks and jib sheets

Deck and anchor gear

  • Ideal electric windlass
  • 44# Delta fast set anchor with rode and chain
  • Bruce anchor with rode and chain
  • Storm anchor below
  • Life Sling with 3 to 1 tackle
  • Man overboard pole
  • Jacklines
  • Cockpit Propane locker w/2 10lb aluminum tanks
  • Force 10 rail mounted propane grill
  • Fold down teak cockpit table
  • Groco deck washdown
  • Ocean Marine dinghy davits
  • Engine outboard hoist and mount
  • Cockpit shower hot and cold
  • Custom companionway door Glass and Screens
  • Accordion portable shades
  • 40" destroyer steering wheel
  • Closed cell cockpit cushions
  • Nicro solar vents
  • Custom forward shade/rain awnings


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.

For Sale By Neptune Yacht Sales and Services

PO Box 1082 101 Craven Street
New Bern, North Carolina, 28563