Monday, March 28, 2011

Tartan 30 - Design 2016

The Tartan 30 was introduced in 1971. Built by Douglass & McLeod, the boat was produced until 1980. 602 boats were built during the production run. The design was in great part a response to the MORC (Midget Ocean Racing Club) Rule. The boats were also offered with a 3/4 tonner rig configuration (IOR Rule). The boats are virtually bullet proof.

Putting her racing roots aside (and the pretty respectable race record) she has been touted as a great boat for weekend cruising for a couple, perhaps with a child or occasional guest.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 30'-1"
LWL 24'-3"
Beam 10'-0"
Draft 4'-11"
Displacement 8,750 lbs
Ballast 3,500 lbs
Sail Area 458 sq ft


  1. I love this boat. I have a competition version, with the taller rig and deeper keel. do you sell full plans for them? including hull lines and anything else to go with it? thinking of having a half hull made..

  2. Pat,

    You can purchase plans for sure but they must be purchased through the Mystic Seaport, where we archive our plan collection. Please email me at for more information on how to do that.

    However, for a stock design such as a Tartan 30 you can buy a half-hull model through Trident Half Model Studio. See the web page: They list a Tartan 30 model at $410. I'm sure there are other model makers as well.

    Hope this helps,
    Bruce Johnson

  3. Bruce,
    How different is the tartan and the yankee?