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Tartan 27 Douglas & McLoed

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Boat REF# 200356
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.23m (27'0")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x petrol 30hp, Universal Atomic 4 (1970)
Lying Lake MIchigan


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Extra Details

Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Douglas & McLoed Plastics
Lying Lake MIchigan
Fuel capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 86.4 ltr (19.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x petrol 30hp
Engine make and model Universal Atomic 4 (1970)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Other
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The drive to prop is a direct drive


LOA 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 6.40m (21'0")
Beam 2.63m (8'8")
Draft Min 0.97m (3'2")
Draft Max 1.93m (6'4")
Displacement 3,357kg (7,401.3lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina


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Sloop rigged unknown Aluminium spars (1970) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail unknown - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks,
Other sails Main (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Long shallow Keel 3'2" draft with board up and 6'4" with board down.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Danforth )
1.83m (6'0") of chain
2 Barient #18 2-speed winches & 2 Barient #10 halyard winches
Includes a Dodger but windows are missing.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a used boat and should be viewed as such. It is always in your best interest to have a survey completed on your behalf.

This fresh water Tartan 27 Hull #501 is a classic! Over 700 built between 1961 to 1980. This was an early fiberglass design by Sparkman & Stephens (Design#1617) and you will find a number of informative reviews, active owners groups. Owners say the Tartan 27 by today’s standards is solidly built, handles easily especially for shorthanded sailing as well as is forgiving, has a large cockpit, room below in her day, an excellent boat for the money. The shallow draft makes cleaning the bottom easy and many destinations easily accessible. A tried and true design, in its day and still a good value. The review by John Kretschmer of Sailing describe the Tartan 27 as a “Thin-water, singlehanded sailing and rocking reaches make this plastic classic fantastic”. Owner says engine runs great, the teak needs some work and the sails still have some good sailing in them. Give me a call with you questions or to arrange to see this classic Tartan 27 in person.

This Tartan 27 Douglas & McLoed has been personally photographed and viewed by John F Udvare of Boatshed Chicago. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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