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2006 Tartan Yachts 3400

San Diego, California, United States
$136,500 USD
Condition: Excellent

The Tartan 3400 is both a tribute to the rich history of her predecessors and the embodiment of Tartan Yachts’ dedication to advanced construction and equipment technologies. Clearly a top shelf yacht, the exterior of the Tartan 3400 is a classic East Coast look that seems timeless. The sole contemporary distinction is a large, square-cornered opening in the reverse- raked transom that allows for walk-through boarding (when the swing-up helm seat is out of the way), and unrestricted self-bailing. She’s a beautifully crafted sailboat that’s fully capable for offshore sailing.

Equipment: The 30 HP Volvo Penta diesel (550 hrs) is installed with a sail drive unit forward;

Beautiful woodwork fills the interior with a layout that features an aft galley arrangement and symmetrical settees on either side of the drop-leaf table. Headroom near the midline is at least 6’ 4”. The V-berth has a door and good ventilation with ports on either side and a deck hatch. There are also enclosed shelf and hanging locker cabinets forward of the bulkhead. The private aft cabin is entered on the port side, aft of the galley. The enclosed head and shower are aft of the chart table on the starboard side;

  • Raymarine C120 GPS/Chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST 6002 AutoPilot
  • Raymarine Knot Meter
  • Raymarine Depth Meter
  • Raymarine Wind Direction
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • Inverter
  • AGM batteries

  • Fully battened mainsail
  • New North 150% genoa
  • 100% working jib - self tacking
  • Carbon fiber mast
  • Carbon fiber trough boom
  • Lazy jacks
  • Keel stepped mast

The 3400’s sail-handling equipment and overall rig design are aimed at achieving optimum performance with minimum hassle. The mast is built with a unique integrated, low-friction track system, allowing the full-battened main to be easily raised and lowered within a lazy jack system. Custom-made for Tartan, the carbon-fiber boom is a “trough” design further aiding mainsail drops and flaking.

The roller-furling 100% jib is self-tacking. The sheet is led to a self-tacking cabin top traveler just forward of the mast. This working sail, with the tack located just aft of the stem, is used for all upwind and heavy-air sailing while providing effortless tacking for sailing shorthanded.

I : 47.25 ft J : 13.75 ft P : 41.92 ft E : 13.67 ft Working Sail Area : 573.00 sq ft

The 100% jib is self-tacking, making single handed sailing easy. In addition to the main hatch there are two addition overhead hatches in the main salon and the forepeak. Deck mounted shroud terminals are thru-bolted to wide stainless chainplates, which in turn are bolted to husky fibreglass settee backs securely bonded to the hull itself.

The cockpit has high seat backs and is deep and secure for safety, and the wide side decks make it easy to move fore and aft.

  • Electric windlass
  • Electric main halyard winch
  • 2 -Harken 48 genoa sheet winches
  • Lewmar folding wheel
  • Lazy jacks
  • Window screens
  • Swim ladder
  • Transom walk-thru
  • Mainsail cover
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Chart plotter at helm
  • Solid boom vang
  • Anchor bow roller
  • Bruce anchor
  • Anchor rope & chain
  • Teak toerail

  • Three burner propane stove and oven
  • Refrigerator and Freezer, top and front loading
  • Microwave
  • 60 gal fresh water
  • Hot & cold pressure water

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Tim Jackett
Tartan Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
33 11 / 10.4 m
Waterline Length
30 4 / 9.3 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
6 5 / 2 m
10,800 lb / 4,899 kg
6,000 lb / 2,722 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
620′² / 57.6 m²
Total Sail Area
620′² / 57.6 m²
Sail Area
327′² / 30.4 m²
44 3 / 13.5 m
14 9 / 4.5 m
Air Draft
54 11 / 16.8 m
Sail Area
293′² / 27.2 m²
45 11 / 14 m
12 9 / 3.9 m
Forestay Length
47 8 / 14.6 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
25 gal / 95 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
60 gal / 227 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
9.2 kn
Classic: 7.39 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

9.2 knots
Classic formula: 7.39 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
<20: lightweight racing boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Alternate keels:
Beavertail……………………………………………………………… 4.92’(1.5 m)
Keel/Centerboard……………………………….3.92’/7’(1.2/2.13 m)
Beavertail………………………………………………………. 11,000 lbs (4990 kg)
Keel/Centerboard………………………………………… 11,800 lbs (5353 kg)
Beavertail………………………………………………………….6,200 lbs (2812 kg)
Centerboard……………………………………………………6,400 lbs (2903 kg)



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