Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






 Not a Member? 



Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » T - Boats starting with 'T' » Tartan
more
more

Previous Product    Next Product
Tartan 37
Reviews Views Date of last review
5 2657 Wed February 4, 2009
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated 10.0












Description: Tartan 37
Keywords: Tartan 37
 


Author
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri October 31, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The Tartan 37 was a Sparkman & Stephens design built from 1976 to around 1984. There are over 400 hulls, most of which were a keel/centerboard, although my boat is the deep fin keel. S&S were asked for a fast cruiser, which is exactly what the T37 is. She performs well above average on all points of sail, especially to windward. The keel stepped single spreader masthead rig is powerful and sturdy, and the deck layout and cockpit are still among the best ever produced. The interior layout is very conventional and somewhat dated, but comfortable. A reasonable v-berth forward, two settees and a pilot berth, and a double quarter berth aft of the nav station to port provide ample accomodations, and the galley is first class. The fold-down saloon table is large but could use a better system for securing the legs when in use. the small sockets in the sole are not adequate, and I intend to improve this. The 40 HP Westerbeke moves the boat along fairly well with the standard two-blade prop, but I am considering a more efficient feathering or folding prop. Propwalk in reverse is manageable and disappears with stern steerageway. The only true inadequacy is the lack of an accessible forward anchor locker. There is a hawsepipe and storage for rode and chain in the forepeak, but anchor handling is not as easy as on some newer boats. A windlass helps greatly.

I am exceptionally pleased with the Tartan 37. She is fast, comfortable and entirely seaworthy, and still turns heads with her lines. Newer Tartans are very obviously related to her, and considering prices of new boats she provides a good alternative. Older Tartan 37 models, depending upon condition, are selling in the low 50's, with newer models and those in excellent condition bringing 65 to 70 thousand dollars. I can highly recommend the Tartan 37, but as with any boat, be certain you have a good marine survey performed.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu January 1, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

We picked this boat after evaluating many others. It suits our sailing style and crew requirements (3 boys ages 12, 11, & 7). The boat is super and we would strongly recommend it to others.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed September 2, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

I am very pleased with my Tartan 37. She is fast under sail . My interior is slightly different than the older models in that the pilots birth is a shelf. Better use of this space could have been made. Other than that, I would strongly recommend the boat.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu October 15, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

This is a strong, comfortable vessel for offshore work for a couple or small family. Very well balanced--steers with fingertips. The thought that went into the design continues to amaze me after owning it for 6 years: this is a sailboat, not a cocktail barge. Points extremely well and is not squirrely downwind. Does not surf like the light weight flyers I have crewed on in my younger years, but a first class, quick cruising boat.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
lofty22810
Junior Member

Registered: November 2008
Location: wrightsville beach nc
Posts: 11
Review Date: Wed February 4, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: I have a 37-2. love it great live aboard. fast and well balanced. never flown a kite off her but i will this summer. I have a 55 in her and she strolls. i cruise at 8.2
Cons: mine doesnt turn real good. backs like hell to port- if you dont time it right well lets say your shit out of luck

great boat
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  


Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:58 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.