Tartans compare favorably with the best US and European builds (think Sabre, Hallberg-Rassy or Moody) and the award-winning (Best Midsize Cruiser from Cruising World and Top 10 Boats 2000 from Sail magazine) Tartan 3700 was, not surprisingly, one of their most successful models: it's a beautifully penned luxury performance cruiser with a carbon fiber mast (less weight aloft) and unique Cruise Control Rig (a very lightweight carbon fiber "pocket boom" boom that accommodates a full batten mainsail and makes single- or short-handing a breeze even in typically boisterous Bay conditions!) and a vacuum-infused epoxy hull that's light and strong..
Late model Tartans are rare on the brokerage market, especially here on the west coast, and this particular professionally maintained dark, dark blue-hulled one owner beauty shows AS NEW inside and out. In addition, she was repowered in 2017 (with barely 40 hours now) at which time the owner had the complicated and failure prone saildrive replaced with a standard tranny and stainless steel shaft; the plans were drawn up by well known local naval architect Jim Antrim, the work done at one of the best yards in the Bay area, and the result is PERFECT! As is the brightwork, plus all new Pineapple sails (four of 'em, to the tune of over $20,000) and bottom painted just over a year ago.
Also note that she's lying in a potentially transferable downtown Sausalito Yacht Harbor slip right on the boardwalk--there are no bad slips in this marina and this is one of the BEST in that it's straight in/straight out as you can see in the photo attached; there's a long wait to get a slip in the marina here so this is a material benefit if you're able to take advantage...
Hot/cold pressure water, Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven, ice box with 12V refrigeration system. Manual pump head with holding tank.
110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service, Heart 10 inverter, three Group 27 deep cycle AGM batteries (2020).
Raymarine C-90 color chartplotter, Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder, Raymarine ST60+ wind speed/direction indicator, Raymarine ST60+ knot meter, Icom IC-M42 VHF radio, Ritchie 5" magnetic compass. AM/FM/CD stereo.
The 3700 has a carbon fiber mast with 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging the carbon fiber mast is "stronger, stiffer and lighter than an aluminum mast. This results in an increased righting moment, greater sail carrying ability and vastly improved sailing performance--stronger and stiffer means safer and faster. Picture having four 200 lb crew members on the weather rail in all conditions, but the good news is you get their benefit without having to feed them or house them aboard!".
Carbon fiber Pocket Boom boom with Forespar rigid vang; the boom is lighter and more functional than an aluminum boom--the Pocket Boom handles a full roach, full batten mainsail, and is fit with an always-in-place sail cover--when you drop the main, it falls into the Boom and lazy jack enclosure then just zip the cover back over the sail and you're good to go!
All sails are Pineapple and about a year old--full batten mainsail, 125% self tacking genoa, 110% jib, asymetrical spinnaker with sock (note bow pulpit was custom modified to work better with the spinnaker).
Two Harken #53 self tailing winches, single Harken #46 self tailing winch, two Harken # 40 self tailing winches, all lines lead aft thru 10 labeled rope clutches (and much of the running rigging is only about a year old. Inboard and outboard genoa tracks with the inboard one custom installed, Harken mainsheet and traveller.
Beautiful dark blue hull with red bottom paint, white double boot stipes and tan cove stripes, white decks and cabintop with polished stainless steel portholes and Dorade vents.
Hull is hand laid fiberglass, executed in alternating layers of strand mat and unidirectional E-glass. Past Tartans touted balsa coring as producing lighter, faster, and stronger boats, and the company’s vacuum-bagged composite construction continues that philosophy of limiting weight and enhancing performance. Solid glass reinforcing is used at all thru hulls, chainplates, and keel installations. The 6,000-pound beavertail keel (essentially an elongated bulb, 5'0 draft) is through-bolted to the hull with stainless steel bolts, fiberglass and polyester resin over a balsa-wood core deck. Last hauled and bottom painted in 2019, dived on regularly.
Tartan notes, "A key aspect of the 3700’s reassuring stability is the generous 12-foot 7-inch beam that is carried well aft, but with an innovative twist at the stern where topside flare adds plenty of deck and cockpit space, while keeping the transom waterline on the trim side."
Heavy duty stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines, six morring cleats, 46 lb Ultra polished stainless steel anchor (this thing is a piece of jewelry!), Leemar electic windlass.
Very low time on Volvo fresh water cooled diesel installed in 2017, Hurth transmission,1 1/4" stainless steel shaft to three blade MaxProp