The Tartan 30 was designed in 1971. She was S&S design #2016. Ten years and over 600 boats later Tartan asked the firm to design a more modern interpretation of that model, the Tartan 3000.
Here are some designer's comments from the time of the boat's introduction. Please double click for zoom.
And the Tartan 3000 brochure.
97 boats were delivered during a production run that started in 1981 and ended in 1988.
Here are the plans.
Draft 5'-2" (deep keel) 4'-1" (Scheel keel)
Displacement 7,950 lbs
Ballast 3,830 lbs
Sail Area 441 sq ft