Walking down the dock, the 3700 CCR's rig stands out from the crowd. A carbon fiber engineering showpiece, the lofty tapered rig sports an integrally molded, strong and lightweight masthead and crane. Her double spreader rig 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. Picture having four 200 lb. crew members on the weather rail in all conditions, the good news is you get their benefit without having to feed them or house them aboard. Stronger and stiffer mean safer and faster, because carbon can be tailored to meet the changing load requirements in a mast, extra material can be added where it is needed most, this results in a mast that can be engineered with higher safety margins. A stiff rig remains in tune through changing conditions and results in all of the energy of the sails being directly transformed into the energy that drives the boat. A yachts rig is the engine that powers the boat, carbon fiber delivers maximum performance, while increasing safety and strength.
Tartan developed its "Pocket Boom" on its award winning Tartan 3400. This unique feature provides the ability to fit an easy to manage, uncompromised performance mainsail. Unlike furling masts or booms, the "Pocket Boom" mainsail is cut with full roach, full battens and optimized draft. Sailmakers are able to design sails for performance rather than meeting the constraints of the mast or boom. The "Pocket Boom" is fit with an always-in place sail cover, unzip it and raise the sail from its contained "pocket". When dropping the main, it falls into the boom and lazy jack enclosure, no muss, no fuss. Zip the sail cover back over the sail and the 3700 CCR is shipshape. With Tartan's "Pocket Boom", performance cruising is not compromised by convenience, instead it is enhanced.
Upwind the 3700 CCR is fit with a roller furling, self-tacking jib. The cut is a high aspect ratio upwind blade with a long luff and tight sheeting angles. We increased the SA/Disp ratio to maintain light air performance, and the high stability of the 3700 CCR allows the boat to carry full sail when others are reefing. Tacking is as simple as putting the helm over, the jib and mainsail tack themselves. Short tacking out of a harbor or anchorage is done with little effort. When its time to ease the sheets, set the 3700 CCR's 150 percent furling masthead reacher. This sail can be used close reaching in lighter winds, broad reaching in heavier conditions and dead downwind, wing and wing with the mainsail. Tartan's pursuit of the perfect performance cruiser will keep you sailing while others have no choice but to start their engine.