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Fe eedback on a Tartan 3700
We just purchased a 3500. We looked at the 3700--it''s a beautiful boat. In moving up from an older 30'' sloop, to be honest, the 3700 seemed a bit intimidating to me. Like the 3 bears, the 3500 just "felt right" ;-).
The company and brokers are first class--we had the opportunity to have Tim Jackett on board to share our Christening ceremony. You''ll like the lines and cabin layout--similar between both boats, with the main difference that the aft stateroom and nav station are switched.
Build wise, they''re very well constructed--we have had zero problems with the construction/craftsmanship to date. Epoxy hulls were intro''d in ''03 I think, and carbon fiber masts in ''04 across their line.
Very pleased with the sailing characteristics---our maiden voyage was a 9 hour sail down from Annapolis...very friendly under sail, and all though we didn''t buy for the purpose, very speedy a well--at least compared to our last boat.
Check the Tartan site http://www.tartanyachts.com. The owners and discussion links should provide a lot more info and opinions. Practical Sailor also reviewed the 3700 very favorably.
Hope this helps--