Few yachts have stood the test of time as well as Olin Stephen's Tartan 34. First built by Douglass & McLeod, they were later built by Tartan Marine. Over a ten year period, 525 boats were built to this remarkable design. Tartan 34's have won major races, crossed both Atlantic and Pacific, and at least one has circumnavigated. They are stiff in a blow, capable on all points of sail, and are comfortable cruisers. Their cockpit is large with seats long enough to stretch out and sleep. The interior is spacious and attractive. Tartan 34's continue to be popular boats and their attractive design with graceful sheer and long overhangs still cause heads to turn wherever they go.
Dulcinea has been owned by the same owners since new. Her skipper is a former commodore of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) and is a veteran of major worldwide sailboat races, from the Sidney to Hobart race to the Fastnet to transatlantic races. He has participated in more than 20 Newport to Bermuda races over a 50+ year period. He also has also participated in world championships, even winning a few national championships. He and his wife are experienced and capable sailors who have been loving owners of DULCINEA for over 50 years, and DULCINEA's condition reflects those many years of care. She is shipshape and in great condition . DULCINEA has cruised as far as Newfoundland. She has been maintained with pride and care and has been thoughtfully upgraded over the years. Both hull and deck were re-gelcoated. The engine was replaced in 2006. Sails are newer.
Parting with a boat after over 50 years of ownership is not easy, but the time has come for DULCINEA to find new owners who will appreciate her and give her good care, She is currently on a mooring in Cohasset Harbor and is due shortly to be hauled for the winter. She is a sailor's boat in sailaway condition, in need of nothing but a loving and appreciative owner who will take good care of her. DULCINEA is a special boat looking for a special owner. She has been hauled for the winter but may be easily inspected.
For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:
Cell phone: 617-694-8455
Fuel: 26 gal. Monel Water: 40 gal. Monel Holding: 30 gal. poly
Sleeps 5/6. V berth forward with storage underneath. Enclosed head with marine toilet and vanity next aft to port. The head has two doors, one opening to the forward cabin, the other to the main cabin. Main cabin next aft features dinette to port which converts to form double berth and settee to starboard. Table with leaf stores on bulkhead and folds down for use. Quarterberth and nav area is aft to port, galley opposite to starboard. Cat "The Platinum" catalytic radiant propane cabin heater. Facsimile teak and holly laminate overlay over cabin sole. Interior painted in 1984.
Galley features Force 10 two-burner stainless steel propane stove with oven (1992), ice box, and stainless sink with foot and hand pumps.
12 volt DC system with two 12 volt batteries, battery selector switch, and fused distribution panel. Copper foil grounding for operation of an SSB (not included). Masthead tri-color light in addition to standard navigation lights.
Furuno 1712 radar. Antenna mounts to spinnaker pole track on mast. Antenna currently not installed. Raymarine RC400 color GPS/chartplotter. Garmin Echomap 50S color chartplotter/depthsounder (2013). Raymarine 4000 ST4000+ tillerpilot. Signet analog knotmeter. Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF radio with AIS receiver. Standard Horizon HX851 handheld VHF radio with both 12 and 110 volt charging capacity, Two bulkhead-mounted compasses, one to port, one to starboard.
Modified full keel design with centerboard and skeg-hung rudder. Tiller steering. Double lifelines. Two dorade vents, one overhead hatch. Topsides were re-gelcoated in 1987. Deck was re-gelcoated in 1988. Deck was Awlgripped in 2007 with a tan non-skid.
Keel-stepped aluminum mast and roller-reefing aluminum mast, Three sets of blocks added to mast for slab reefing. Mainsail with three sets of reef points (2009), spare 1990 mainsail (repaired 2008)130% North genoa, storm jib (1990) in new condition, original mainsail,150% genoa, 130% 3/4 hoist genoa, spinnaker, and spinnaker staysail. Boom vang, mainsheet traveller just aft of tiller. Furlex roller-furling system for genoa. Four Barient #22 primary and secondary winches in cockpit. One mast-mounted main halyard winch. One winch on port coach roof, forward of cockpit. Backstay is insulated for use as a HF radio antenna. Spinnaker gear, pole, reaching strut.
Cockpit dodger with removable side panels, closed-cell Sunbrella-covered cockpit cushions, Lifesling with lifting tackle, Switlik MOM 8 man overboard module with horseshoe buoy and strobe, Bruce 33 claw anchor, folding fisherman's anchor, chain and rode for both anchors. Manual bilge pump. large Edson emergency manual bilge pump. Assorted galley ware, fenders, camels, docklines, six safety harnesses, teak boarding ladder, emergency boarding ladder, six safety harnesses, weather cloths, two fog horns, spot light, chafe gear, screens, pullman nets, etc. Incomplete list of spares includes two engine belts, fuses, light bulbs, greases specifically for winches, roller-fuller, Max Prop. Shackles, lines, books, charts, etc.
Paintings, tools, oil lamp, clock, barometer.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.