The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
|Displacement: Fin||6000 lbs.|
|Diplacement: Beavertail||6200 lbs.|
|Displacement: Centerboard||6400 lbs.|
|Sail Area||727.5 sq. ft.|
|Displacement / Length Ratio||210|
|Sail area / displacement||18.2|
|Righting moment||125 degrees|