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1985 Tartan 40 CB

Marco Island, Florida


"Rhapsody", a beautiful Tartan 40 masthead sloop, is a classic Sparkman and Stephens design powered by a Yanmar 4JHE 48hp diesel (300hrs./rebuilt in 2015) with a Maxi 3-blade MaxProp feathering prop.  Sailing this vessel is easily handled with the furling genoa, double reefed main sail with lazy jacks, and all control lines leading aft to the cockpit.  It also features the centerboard design, which gives it tremendous flexibility with 4'9" draft board up and 8'5" board down.  "Rhapsody" features the B-layout, which has a cabin forward with dual access head, spacious main salon, fully equipped galley to port and chart table to starboard.  There is also a quarter berth to starboard aft and a bosun's locker to port aft.  The boat is nicely equipped with Raymarine electronics above and below decks.  "Rhapsody" has been expertly updated and maintained by a knowledgeable owner.  This vessel is ready to sail away today and should be high on your must see list!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $118,900
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: Rhapsody
Make: Tartan
Model: 40 CB
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tartan Yachts
Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TAR40018F585
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40'3 ft
Waterline Length: 31'7 ft
Beam: 12'8 ft
Min Draft: 4'9 ft
Displacement: 17,800 lb
Ballast: 7,600 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JHE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 48hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 300


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 47 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 55 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Other


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Sloop


Carl Meyers
Listing Broker
Naples Yacht Brokerage


Naples Yacht Brokerage
895 10TH St. S. #302C
Naples, Florida, US, 34102

Features and Updates
  • Well equipped Sparkman and Stephens double spreader rig with exceptional sailing performance
  • All sail control lines lead aft
  • Shoal draft with deep centerboard
  • Comfortable spacious layout with great natural light, ventilation, and ample cruising storage
  • Custom made HMC latex mattress in forward cabin
  • Beautiful Flag Blue awlgrip hull paint in 2011
  • 3-blade MaxProp for maximum sailing performance (reconditioned in 2011)
  • House batteries ( 4 Trojan T-105) replaced in 2011
  • Starting battery (Group 27) replaced in 2013
  • Backstay adjuster replaced in 2013
  • Topping lift replaced in 2013
  • PSS dripless packing replaced in 2013
  • Aluminum 47 gal. fuel tank replaced in 2014
  • (2) aluminum 55 gal. water tanks replaced in 2014
  • Polypropelene 30 gal. holding tank replaced in 2014
  • Prop shaft strut replaced in 2014
  • New water heater in 2015
  • Yanmar diesel aux. fully rebuilt in 2015 (2428 hrs.)
  • New cockpit instrument displays in 2016
  • All interior lights changed to LED in 2016
  • All courtesy lights changed to LED
  • Bow and stern navigation lights changed to LED
  • Bottom stripped, barrier coated, and painted with Petit Ultima SR in 2016
  • Bottom just bottom painted again in September 2017 (see pictures)
  • Replaced shaft line cutter 2016
  • Adler-Barbour refrigeration serviced and charged 2017
  • Exterior teak trim and toerails refinished in 2017
  • Automatic bilge pump replaced in 2017

The Tartan 40 has a well designed T-shaped cockpit with access aft to the water through a split stern rail with a folddown swim ladder. There is easy access to the side decks and access forward through the main companionway to the main salon.  To port is the fully equipped galley with a large bosun's locker just aft.  On the starboard side aft is the forward facing chart table with a spacious quarter berth behind it.  Moving forward you have the main salon with port and starboard settees and forward of this area is the large dual access portside head and shower, with the forward cabin just ahead.

Forward Cabin

This cabin has commfortable a v-berth with custom mattress, separate access to the head, and ample storage for extended cruising.  It features an upholstered seat, teak paneling, and teak and holly sole.

  • V-berth with filler and custom made HMC latex mattress
  • Upholstered seat 
  • Large overhead hatch
  • Teak privacy door and separate door to head
  • Cedar-lined hanging locker
  • (2) drawers, large cabinet, port and strb. shelves
  • LED cabin light and reading light
  • 12 volt Turbo fan
  • 110 volt outlet
  • Windlass breaker switch and access to anchor locker

Just aft of this cabin the companionway has teak and holly sole, a large cedarlined hanging locker with shelf above, fixed portlight and overhead hatch.


The  dual access head is spacious with vanity and large sink, electric toilet, and separate shower stall.  It has easy clean surfaces and teak trim.

  • Built-in vanity with large cabinet below
  • Large porcelain sink with hot/cold pressure water and manual foot pump water
  • Raritan electric toilet with y-valve, macerator, and 30 gal. holding tank
  • Double medicine cabinet with mirrored doors
  • Separate stall shower with built-in seat and shower curtain
  • Overhead hatch and solar vent
  • Fixed portlight in shower and (3) additional cabinets
  • (2) overhead lights
  • 110 volt outlet
Main Salon

The full beam salon has an L-shaped settee to port and a settee to starboard with custom valour type fabric.  It features teak joinery, numnerous louvered teak cabinets, with teak and holly sole.  The drop down teak dinette table will seat 4-6 guests.

  • Port and starboard upholstered settees
  • Drop down teak table
  • Expansive cabinetry and storage
  • Large overhead hatch and (4) opening side ports
  • (2) overhead lights and (2) brass reading lights
  • (2) Turbo fans
  • (2) stereo speakers
  • Wine rack to starboard
  • (2) 110 volt outlets
Navigation Station

The forward facing navigation station features a teak table with comfortable upholstered seat and is within easy ear-shot of the helm.  It also has great natural light and ventilation.

  • Chart table with large working surface and inside chart storage area
  • (3) drawers, additional cabinet, and storage shelf
  • (2) opening ports
  • Overhead dorade vent
  • Overhead light and chart reading light
  • 12 volt outlet
Quarter Berth

The double quarter berth is aft of the chart table and makes for a comfortable sea berth or addtional storage on extended cruises.

  • Double width upholstered cushion
  • (3) drawers and a storage shelf
  • (1) aft opening portlight
  • (2) overhead LED lights

The galley is to port at the base of the main companionway and features great working space with ample natural light and ventilation.  It has very good countertop work surfaces and a large amount of storage space.

  • (2) separate deep S.S. sinks with pull out chrome faucet
  • Hot/cold pressure water and (2) manual foot pump water supplies
  • Top loading Adler-Barbour refrigerator/freezer
  • S.S. GSI (Gas Systems, Inc.) (3) burner stove and oven
  • Extensive cabinets and dry storage
  • Overhead dorade vent and (2) opening portlights
  • 110 volt outlet

There is a large enclosed bosun's locker/wet locker aft of the galley with and overhead light and opening portlight. 



  • T-shaped cockpit with large port side sail locker and a huge full beam lazerette locker with port and strb. access hatches
  • Custom cockpit cushions
  • Edson binacle with S.S. guard and instrument pod, 6" Ritchie compass and throttle and shifter control levers
  • Dark blue binnacle cover
  • Starboard engine control panel
  • Yacht Specialties S.S. distroyer wheel with leather wrap
  • Teak folding cockpit table with (2) leaves and teak drink holder
  • Whale manual bilge pump (port side)
  • Emergency tiller access plate
  • Dark blue forward bimini with grab handle and dark blue aft bimini
  • Eisenglass snap on dodger with side panels
  • (2) aluminum framed cockpit portlights
  • (2) cockpit speakers
Electronics and Navigation Equipment


  • Raymarine L770 radar/chartplotter display
  • Raymarine ST7000 autopilot
  • Raymarine i50 digital boatspeed and log
  • Raymarine i50 digital windspeed and direction
  • Raymarine i50 depth
  • Ritchie 6" binnacle compass

Navigation station

  • Raymarine RL70C radar/chartplotter display
  • Raymarine RN 300 GPS
  • ICOM IC-M502 VHF w/distress
  • Kenwood stereo/CD with salon and cockpit speakers
  • Sirius XM
  • Link 10 battery monitor
  • SVS battery monitor
  • 110v/12v breaker panels
  • Battery amp gauge
  • Diesel tank gauge
  • (2) Water tank gauges
Sails and Rigging

This Tartan 40 features a painted aluminum, keel stepped mast with double spreaders and wire rope standing rigging (including baby stay).  There is a Schaefer boom vang, mid-boom Harken traveler, and lazy jacks to control raising and dropping the main.  All halyard and sail control lines lead back to the cockpit for safety and ease of use. There are genoa tracks on the side decks and additional outboard sail control tracks on the toerails.  The genoa is set on a Harken MK III roller furling system.

  • Quantum mainsail with double reefing with flattening reef
  • (2) 135 % genoas
  • 90 % genoa
  • Spinnaker
  • Side deck genoa tracks with Merriman lead blocks (port and strb.)
  • Toerail sail control tracks (port and strb.)
  • Harken MK III genoa furling system
  • Spinnaker pole with adjustable track on mast and an additional light weight reaching strut
  • Mast mounted Radar dome, TV antenna, VHF whip, Windex, windspeed transducer, foredeck/steaming light, and masthead anchor light.
  • Lazyjacks
  • Mid-boom Harken traveler
  • Schaefer boom vang
  • Cabintop organizer lead blocks plus additional Schaefer lead blocks
  • (5) Spinlock rope clutches, aluminum cleat, and ST43 Lewmar black finish halyard winch (aft starboard cabintop )
  • (3) Spinlock rope clutches, aluminum cleat. and (2) ST43 Lewmar black finish halyard winches (aft port cabintop)
  • (2) ST55 Lewmar black finish primary genoa winches (p&s)
  • (1) Lewmar #7 winch (genoa furler)
Deck Hardware
  • Double S.S. bow rail
  • Single S.S. anchor roller
  • 35 # Delta anchor w/chain and rope
  • (2) foredeck chain locks and S.S. chain pipe
  • Ideal electric drum windlass
  • (2) large heavy duty aluminum foredeck cleats
  • Varnished teak toerails
  • S.S. stanchions with port and strb. gates
  • Double uncoated wire rope lifelines
  • Large Lewmar Offshore foredeck hatch with cover
  • (3) Lewmar Offshore cabintop hatches with covers
  • (1 ) solar vent 
  • Strb. side deck spare anchor locker with Danforth anchor
  • Varnished teak cabintop handrails with covers
  • S.S. ventilators with teak trimmed dorade boxes
  • (5) aluminum-framed portlights (port and strb. trunk cabin)
  • Port and strb. aluminum midship cleats
  • Port and strb.aft deck cleats
  • S.S. double split stern rail and fold down S.S, stern swim ladder
  • Custom fold down side deck ladder
  • Stern rail outboard engine mount
Engine and Mechanical
  • Yanmar 4JHE diesel (300 hrs. since full rebuild in 2015)
  • Kanzaki KBW20 reduction gears (2.17:1)
  • Max-Prop 3-blade feathering propeller
  • PSS dripless packing 
  • Groco bronze raw water strainer
  • Racor cartridge fuel filter
  • 5 gal. water heater new in 2015
  • (2) 45 lb. CNG tanks in sail locker for stove/oven
  • (4) Trojan T-105 house batteries
  • (1) Group 27 starter battery
  • Battery selector switches
  • Charles Marine battery charger
  • Echo charging system for the starting battery
  • Electric breaker panel with 110v/12v at navigation station
  • 30 amp shore power receptacle in cockpit with 50' shorepower cord
  • Updated LED lighting throughout
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.

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