Tartan 3700: Double Award Winner

Tartan 3700: worth the wait

19th June 2003.
By Staff

img982The Tartan 3700 won best boat honors from both Cruising World and Sail magazine: Best Midsize Cruiser and Top 10 for 2000. The T3700 is marketed to the family that wants to cruise and race. Tartan President and designer Tim Jackett has targeted the widest possible market with this new offering.

img981The sail area to displacement ratio of 18.2 and a length to beam ratio of 2.92 puts the emphasis more on cruising than sailing around the cans. With a wide range of options, the potential for owner customization is nearly endless. Tartan builds the boat with three different hull configurations: the standard fin keel gives a draft of 7.25 feet, the “beavertail” bulb keel draws 5.0 feet and a centerboard option draws just 4.0 feet.

The beam of 12.63 feet is carried well aft into a wide transom. Deck hardware is from Harken and steering is an Edson rack and pinion.

img978The rig is simple and sturdy: a double-spreader masthead sloop. The owner has complete choice of sails, and there are plenty of interior options available. Some buyers have removed the forward vanity to give greater storage space. Tartan gives owners a wide array of interior fabric choices based on “degrees”: how much use and abuse you plan on giving your cushions.


LOA 37.0′
LWL 32.5′
Beam 12.63′
Draft: Fin 7.25′
Draft: Beavertail 5.0′
Draft: Centerboard 4.0′
Displacement: Fin 6000 lbs.
Diplacement: Beavertail 6200 lbs.
Displacement: Centerboard 6400 lbs.
Fuel 38 gallons
Water 80 gallons
Sail Area 727.5 sq. ft.
Displacement / Length Ratio 210
Sail area / displacement 18.2
Righting moment 125 degrees

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