1974 Tartan 41

Fair Wind

YACHT DETAILS: 1974 Tartan 41








Deltaville, VA
$49,000 USD
41 ft
6.17 ft
12.25 ft
58 ft









Beta Marine
(1) 20|gallon
(1) 60|gallon
(1) 20|gallon

Fair Wind is a classic beauty and a head-turner in an anchorage. The Sparkman & Stephens design has the wine-glass hull, with fin keel and skeg hung rudder, it was designed originally for racing.  It was so strong and successful that it was put into production by Tartan and became a popular racer-cruiser.    With the skeg hung rudder, and a new keel design (introduced in 1974) along with the tall rig, the balance is superb.  The current owner has owned MANY boats and reports this is the best balanced, most sea-kindly boat he has sailed.  The flat decks allow the crew to move around with ease, though this owner sails largely single-handed or with 1 crew member.

The interior is spacious, with lots of head room and loads of crew accommodation, a good sized galley and extensive storage. The wood is in fabulous condition (see photos). 

Fair Wind is a simple boat with simple systems.  The standing rigging was replaced in 2016 and the previous owner installed the Beta Marine 37HP engine (hours unknown) and the Autostream Feathering Prop</strong>;  new mainsail in 2018 and new mainsail cover too. Decks have been recently painted.

The owner brought the boat back to the Chesapeake Bay from Rochester, New York in July 2022, so it has been recently used and recently hauled.  Fair Wind is on the hard in Deltaville, VA.

Looking for a lot of boat at a great price point? Fair Wind is for you.


The companionway leads down to the spacious, traditional interior with white hull liner and headliner trimmed with teak.  

The galley is to port  and Nav station to starboard, the seat leans up against a hanging/wet locker;  the engine is below the stairs. On either side of the companionway stairs is access to the aft ‘cabin’ (no doors) which has single bunks port and starboard and a raised area above the engine/below the cockpit floor, amidships.  This area could be used as a double berth, but also  provides access to storage as well as to the back of the engine. There is storage below all surfaces.

From the salon/chart table area  you step down into the salon, which has a table that folds up on the port forward bulkhead, L-shaped settee to port, with storage behind and a pilot berth above. Cushions are original and in good condition.

To starboard is a straight settee, with storage behind and pilot berth above. Forward of the settee is a set of drawers and a storage locker which abutts lockers and drawers  that extend into the V-berth.  To port is the head. The V-berth is spacious with storage port and starboard as well as beneath the bunk.  A step amidships allows the occupants to climb up and a filler cushions converts it to a full V-berth.

  • Seaward 3-burner Propane stove w/ oven
  • Adler Barbour Refrigeration
  • Double S/S sink
  • Hot & Cold Pressurized water
  • S/S heat guard on cabinet front behind the stove
  • Propane on/off switch
  • Storage
  • 110V/21V system
  • 1 x Shorepower inlet
  • 1 x 30A shorepower cable
  • 1 x 12V Start Battery (2022)
  • 1 x 12V House battery (2021)
  • ProMariner/SportPro Battery Charger (2020)
  • Garmin EchoMap CV Chartplotter
  •  Raymarine ST60+ Depthsounder
  • Raymarine ST60+  Knot meter
  • Raymarine ST60+  Wind instrument
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Sony Stereo
  • Fully Battened Mainsail (Ullman 2018)
  • Furling Genoa 
  • Harken furler
  • Tri-sail (never used)
  • Storm sail (never used)
  • # 3, #4 Jib
  • Spinnakers – 3 = Reacher/ Light/Spinnaker
  • Standing Rigging (2016)
  • Garhauer Rigid Boom Vang
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Running rigging (various ages – some Dyneema)
  • Hydraulic backstay
  • Lewmar 30ST Winch on mast
  • Barient 10 winch on mast
  • Bow roller
  • Lewmar Claw anchor w/ Chain & Rode
  • Aluminum toe rails
  • Deck Prisms (2)
  • Winches and cleats at base of mast:
    2 x Barient 21
    2 x Barient 22
  • Harken traveller forward of dodger
  • Dodger
  • Connector
  • Swim ladder on starboard side
  • Folding cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Propane tanks on stern rail
  • 2 x Barient 32 Primary winches on coaming
  • 2 x Barient 28 Secondary winches on coaming
  • 2 x Barient 20 Cabintop winches
  • Wheel on Pedestal
  • Step up to companionway
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Horsehoe buoy
  • Spares
  • Disclaimer
    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.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043

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