The Tartan 34C (for “Classic”) was initially marketed as the Tartan 34 and is an American built sailboat that was designed by the renowned Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens fame. The design (Number 1904) was completed in 1967 and went into production in 1968.
A success from the beginning, in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit’s 1968 race, a T34C won her class. Her design has gone on to win numerous offshore races, including the Port Huron-Mackinac and the Marblehead-Halifax races, among many others. At least one circumnavigation and many Atlantic and Pacific passages are part of the heritage.
During its ten-year production run, 525 boats had been launched, making it one of Tartan Marine’s best-selling models ever. Later, an unrelated S&S design was introduced in 1984 and marketed as the Tartan 34 MKII; an additional 110 of these boats were built. Most of these are still accounted for and there is a very strong 34C Owner’s Association, a testament to the quality of these beautiful classics. A common expression of “Let Olin steer” is used amongst many owners, the balance is so good. One owner comments that the boat steers better to windward without him on board.
Our offering, “CELEBRATION”, has been loving attended to by her current (and second) owners of 13 years and has had extensive upgrades throughout her life, including some more recent ones:
Time marches on and the owners have made the difficult decision to sell their beloved boat. This is your opportunity to own a timeless classic that has been well cared for and upgraded.
Call the listing broker and make an appointment to see “CELEBRATION” today!