Fun to sail, good looking, performance cruiser with carbon spars and a reasonable draft of just 5'. This clean and well-equipped 2008 Tartan 3700 CCR checks a lot of boxes. It's well built, versatile, fun to sail, nicely equipped, clean and priced right.
Matt J. Malatich
S&J Yachts – Charleston
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Charleston City Marina
13 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401
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The 3700's layout works well for a small family, two couples or a liveaboard cruising couple. The staterooms are completely private and offer generously sized clothes drawers and hanging lockers. There is a proper navigation station, smartly designed galley, a functional salon with plenty of seating, and a head with a shower stall that is far enough away from the staterooms and salon to feel private. There is fantastic ventilation with 15 stainless steel opening port lights, 6 stainless steel unlimited offshore CE approved deck hatches, and 2 4" chrome dorade vents.
There are high-quality finishes throughout the 3700, such as solid cherry trim, solid raised panel cherry passage doors in cherry jambs, solid cherry cabin/drawer faces, a solid cherry table, polished chrome mortised door lock sets, polished chrome cabinet hardware, stainless steel opening ports, varnished teak and holly cabin sole with teak banded access hatches, and varnished teak handrails placed for security in a seaway.
The Tartan 3700 is solidly built and CE approved for category "A" unlimited offshore.
The Hull is infused epoxy modified vinylester closed cell synthetic foam cored hull, locally reinforced at high load areas. Coated with NPG Isophthalic gelcoat. There is a internal structural grid designed to carry rig and keel loads. All hull penetrations are solid fiberglass and thru hull fittings are UL and ABS approved, corrosion free Marelon.
Valiant hull is painted with Majestic Blue Awlgrip and her deck is white with sand colored molded non-skid.
The Deck is infused epoxy vinylester with computer cut sealed end grain balsa coring. It is locally reinforced at high load areas and all deck penetrations are made into solid fiberglass.
The Tartan 3700 CCR’s rig is 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 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’ "Pocket Boom" 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 can 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. 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 it’s 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.