1981 Tartan 42

£ 36,979
Mattapoisett, MA
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-514-1187
Tel: (508) 771-8447
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Mattapoisett, MA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 49,900 (£ 36,979) 

Estate Sale; Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to own a proven, blue water equipped boat.

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"Merewif" is one of the Sparkman & Stephens designed Tartan 42´s which have proven to be a superb combination of offshore cruising/ocean racing vessels or round-the-buoys racing or coastal cruisers. In the tradition of all Sparkman & Stephens designs, they are handsome with fine lines and a lot of tumblehome, moderate draft with a scheel keel, and a skeg-hung rudder. The Tartan 42’s staysail sloop rigs are easily-handled, weatherly, perform in light airs and are exceptionally sea-kindly in a blow. They have wide uncluttered decks, ample sea berths, storage and tankage for long passages, plus extensive teak joiner-work, cabinetry and solid trim.

"Merewif" has been equipped to go offshore and recently made a passage to and from Bermuda.  She has had many upgrades by her present owner which will make her more sought after than her sisterships. These upgrades include:

  • New ICOM VHF Radio in the cabin
  • Two ICOM Portable Radios
  • Brand New Cabin Cushions for Main Cabin and Pilot Berth
  • Cabin Kerosene Heater Serviced and Pump and Strainer Replaced (2015)
  • New Stainless Grill (aft stern rail)
  • New S/S fuel tank and Aeroquip fuel lines
  • Grunert AC 475 cold plate refrigeration system
  • Ritchie SP-5 compass
  • 105 AMP Prestolite alternator, generator field coils and rewound armature
  • S/S drive shaft and cutless bearing
  • Steering cable and chain
  • Mainsail, genoa and storm jib
  • Harken Batt Car system
  • Harken traveler system
  • Garmin chartplotter at helm
  • Garmin high definition radar at helm
  • Force Ten gimballed 3-burner stove
  • Propane monitoring system
  • South Beach clock & barometer,
  • Groco seacocks
  • Blue Sea DC distribution panel and rewiring
  • Rebuilt rudder and new S/S rudder post
  • Deck fittings have been epoxied, recored and rebedded to prevent water intrusion.
  • Sails Just Serviced and Cleaned.


Merewif can be easily sailed by a cruising couple (in 2009 she was sailed by the then 69-year-old current owner and his wife from Newport/Point Judith to Bermuda). She is ready to sail away. Please arrange today for your inspection of this timeless design.

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Please contact Kevin McCann at (508) 771-8447

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