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Marotta Yachts of Sausalito
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 and executed luxury performance cruiser with the interior space of many 40 footers, and quite frankly is one of my favorite sailboats ever.
Late model Tartans are rare on the brokerage market, especially here on the west coast, and this particular professionally maintained dark, dark blue-hulled deep draft beauty shows practically AS NEW inside and out; the pictures posted here were just taken but don't do her justice--this vessel really must be seen to be appreciated.
Note flawless solid cherry joinery and gleaming brightwork, new electronics (including Raymarine Evolution autopilot on Whitlock rack and pinion steering system) and standing rigging in 2018, just hauled and bottom painted in July of this year, custom Iverson dodger (2015), full batten Hood mainsail with Dutchman system, very low time (only 840 hours) on 40 hp Yanmar diesel with standard shaft drive (the later 3700s had potentially problematic saildrives).
Also note that she's lying in a potentially transferable downtown Sausalito Yacht Harbor slip; there's a long wait to get a berth in the marina here so this is a material benefit if you're able to take advantage...
Forward stateroom has V berth with insert, cedar lined hanging locker and en suite vanoity with sink. Step aft to salon with stright settee port side, double drop leaf table centerline and C shaped settee starboard.
Continue aft to large, functional nav table with built in seating port side, centerline companionway steps to cockpit and L shaped galley starboard. Far aft port side is spacious head, far aft starboard is the second stateroom with ENORMOUS berth set athwartship, hanging locker (also cedar lines) and three polished stainless steel opening portholes to bring in light and air.
Innovative and very functiional L shaped galley with twin deep polished stainless steel sinks centerline with hot/cold pressure water (six gallons AC and engine fired hot water heater) with one-touch faucet and fresh water manual footpump, Force 10 gimballed three burner LPG stove with oven, Origo microwave oven, top and front icebox with Frig-o-Boat 12V holding plate refrigeration.
Fresh water electric head with holding tank.
Garmin 741 GPS chartplotter installed in Navpod and interfaced with AIS VHF, Raytheon RL70 mast mounted radar with displays at nav station and binnacle, Raymarine Evolution autopilot (2018), Raymarine depth sounder, Raymarine wind speed/direction indicator, Raymarine knot meter/log, Standard Horizon VHF radio with GPS, DSC and AIS. Weems & Plath ship's clock and barometer.
Sony AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with Bose speakers.
110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service, Xantrex 80 amp smart battery charger, three Lifeline AGM batteries (two Group 27 and one Group 24, 2014) in two banks with parallel switch.
Aluminum keel stepped double spreader mast with 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging replaced in 2018, aluminum boom with Hood Vector fully battened mainsail with Dutchman system, Harken mainsheet and traveller, Forespar rigid boomvang. Hood 90% jib on Harken Mk. III roller furler, also Hood 120% genoa. Two Harken #53 self tailing winches, two Harken # 40 self tailing winches, inboard and outboard genoa tracks, all lines lead aft thru 10 rope clutches.
Gennaker with sock and pole.
FRP hull is NPG-ISO gelcoated with a back-up of vinylester resin and a hand laminated sandwich core of unidirectional "E" glass and balsa. High-stress components such as engine beds, mast step, shroud anchors and hull backbone are solidly laminated and structurally bonded to the hull skin with fiberglass taping for assured strength and firmness. Topside, she has a well-balanced composite of Baltek balsa core and glass sandwiched for stiffness. On deck, the balsa is omitted at each hardware installation point, allowing each piece to be supported by solid glass and aluminum backing plates.
External lead ballast keel, note this is the deep draft version, preferable for the Bay.
Practical Sailor's description of the hull: "The hulls are hand laid-up solid fiberglass below the waterline and Baltek balsa cored above the waterline and in the deck. Alternating layers of strand mat and unidirectional E glass make up the laminate and are vacuum-bagged. “Windows” where deck hardware and stanchions will be installed are solid fiberglass. Isophtalic polyester and vinylester resins are used to help prevent blistering.
Rather than using fiberglass pans and liners, bulkheads are constructed of pressure laminate and tabbed to the hull with mat and roving, as is the floor grid. We think this is a superior way to build boats; Tartan is one of the few production builders left to use built-up wood interiors. All semi-custom and custom builders like Hinckley, Morris and Alden do, too.
The hull-deck joint follows the company’s 20-plus-year practice of bedding the seam with 3M 5200 and fastening with stainless steel bolts through pre drilled holes in an aluminum bar laid between the hull and deck."
38 lb. Bruce anchor on bow roller, Lewmar electric windlass with 120' chain and 180' line rode, six mooring cleats.
Stainless steel bow pulpit, heavy duty stinless steel stanchions with double lifelines, stern pulpit, stainless steel folding swim ladder. Beautiful low profile Iverson dodger and heavy duty cockpit bimini, Sunbrella stern cover, all canvas is in EXCELLENT shape.
Very low time (840 hours) on fresh water cooled 40 hp Yanmar 3JH3E diesel, KM35A transmission (2012) with stainless steel shaft thru PSS dripless packing gland (2021) to three bladed fixed prop (2015).