Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tartan 27 - Design 1617

One of the most beloved designs to come from the boards of Sparkman & Stephens, the Tartan 27 was in production from 1961 until 1980 with hundreds of boats (around 700) delivered to happy owners. The original price was around $10,000 and by the end of the production run the price had risen to near $25,000.

Here are some study plans.

These boats are still readily available on the used boat market. They are a truly classic design and make a great family boat.

And finally the hull lines.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 27'-0"
LWL 21'-6"
Beam 8'-7"
Draft 3'-2" (board up), 6'-5" (board down)


  1. This is a truly wonderful design that Olin and Rod Stevens let Bill Shaw work up from their exquisite Finnistere design. Thank you for publishing the original lines, unlike the two model revisions done by Tartan Marine.

    For many of us proud owners the day of reckoning has come regarding the original balsa cored decks which have absorbed water through any available mounting hole. I was able to purchase from you
    a very informative owners drawings set, including one showing where the deck hardware was originally located and the location of interior bulkheads and tabbing. Others who need to rebuild their decks may find this useful for guidance. Perhaps you could posted a study version for this plan(s), along with the information for purchasing the full set of owner's plans.

    Congratulations on your web site.

    1. Thank you, thank you for posting the Construction plan!!

      There is a very committed band of T-27 owners who not only love to sail, race, cruise, and enjoy their boats, but also cannot idlely stand by while another hull succumbs to the ravages of time (waterlogged decks and poor storage.) So we have banded together through our owners web site on Yahoo to spread the word on the wonderful aspects of the design, and provide unlimited help and guidance on what we have learned about maintaining,restoring, and upgrading the design. Now having access to the original construction plans will help us keep the fleet going strong.
      David Moir
      "Piper" Hull 236, in my family since 1967, and now with a full deck restoration and good for another 45 years.