Fire of Spring

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Name: Fire of Spring
Builder: TARTAN
Model: 31
Length: 31' 0" (9m)
Year Built / Refit: 1990
Engines: 1 x Universal M3-20
Staterooms: 2
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A fantastic family cruiser/club racer and an easy boat to single-hand. A good example of this durable boat. "Practical Sailor" says of the 31, "Tartan has a reputation for solid construction and good workmanship and that's what the 31 is: solid and well put together." 

The Tartan 31 was the 1990 “Boat-of-the-Year!” Fire of Spring is a one owner, fresh water boat.





The interior was designed with offshore sailing in mind yet appears very contemporary in style. Angled bulkheads and cabin furniture in hand-rubbed teak provide an openness and a luxurious look without omitting any necessary features.

The forward stateroom provides a double berth to port and a seat, bureau and full hanging locker to starboard. The enclosed head includes marine toilet, sink, and shower.

In the main cabin, a varnished bulkhead-mounted table hinges down between facing settees. To port, a fold-down wing provides full width to the pilot berth; a locker and book shelves back the starboard settee.

The galley, shaped in a shallow-U for security in a seaway, wraps an area to starboard at the foot of the companionway with a large, easily accessible and well-insulated icebox, standard 2-burner gimbaled CNG stove (with oven), storage trap and deep stainless sink. Outboard an aft is teak-louvered cabinets and storage drawers.

To port is a large navigation station with drawers, lockers and other cabinetry for instrumentation, equipment and charts. The hart table hinges up to provide access aft to a 5-foot wide double quarter berth, 6'4" in length.

Interior cabinetry and trim is hand-oiled teak. Ventilation, always an important Tartan consideration, is provided in the T-31 through 8 aluminum-framed opening port lights, 2 over head hatches and 2 SS Dorades.


2-burner gimballed CNG stove, newer Dometic refrigeration/freezer, hot/cold pressurized water system, deep SS Sink.


  • Data Marine Speed, Depth, Apparent Wind  
  • Autohelm ST60 Autopilot
  • Garmin GPS
  • Uniden VHF
  • Ritchie compass
  • Stereo w/ 4 speakers



  • Shore power cord
  • Battery Charger



Danforth anchor with chain and rode, second 35# CQR . Primary Barient 45’s ST 2-sp winches, Barient 33 ST 2-sp cabintop, main sheet winch, additional Barient 18 cabintop winch. ISOMAT double spreader mast and boom. Bimini and dodger.


New Quantum 150% roller furling genoa with UV Cover, Mainsail with full battens +2 long battens, Spinnaker in Sock. Harken roller furling, Bimini and new Mainsail Sail Cover, Lazy Jacks, boom vang, spinnaker pole and associated hardware. All lines led aft to cockpit.


  • Full Winter Cover
  • Steel Cradle
  • Achilles Dinghy
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Cockpit Table
  • Horseshoe Buoy
  • Dock Lines and Fenders