Tartan 37 By Sparkman and Stephens


Price
AU $79,000 Huge price reduction Finance
Currency
Length
37' 3" - 11.36m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Airlie Beach QLD Insurance
Year
1979
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

A well cared-for shoal draft version of these classic, capable and comfortable cruising yachts - at a sensible price! The Tartan 37 has a proven track record as a bluewater sailing yacht, and this one is no exception having completed a Pacific crossing. Orion is loaded with a the kit you're going to want - windvane, radar, wind generator ssb pactor modem etc 2kw Honda generator, and has good ground tackle with a new muir windlass. Now's your chance to take that dream cruise!The Tartan 37 is considered one of today's classic cruising yachts.

Designed by Sparkman and Stephens with a lot of direct input from Tartan Yachts, the boat was introduced in 1976. Initially conceived as a boat that could be sold as a racer as well as a cruiser, it was the shoal draft centerboard cruiser that really took off with a remarkable 486 boats built.

Configuration
For a boat designed in the mid 1970s the hull looks remarkably modern. There's a generous rake in the bow, the sheer line is quite straight which sweeps back to a reverse transom. From above the hull has a diamond shape and is quite beamy for the era.

Below the waterline most boats have the centerboard option which entails a long and shallow fin keel, with a centerboard that swings up from 7? 9? to a useful 4? 2? of draft in shoal waters. The rudder sits as far back as it can below the reverse transom, hung from its protective skeg.

Down below, the interior is traditional, however with close to 12 feet of beam, the Tartan 37 is larger than you might expect. Teak veneer and trim is used abundantly and white formica is used overhead. Overall, the level of joinery work is very good.

In the forepeak, the two single berths can be converted into a double with an insert. Moving further back the head is to port and has a integral shower, the arrangement is tight but functional. In the salon the settees are offset, the starboard one serves well as a sea-going berth and the port settee can be converted into a double. Further aft on port is the nav-station next to the companionway and a double quarter-berth, something of a luxury in a boat this size. Opposite is a functional U-shaped galley.

Construction
The hull is hand-laid fiberglass with end-grain balsa coring to improve stiffness without sacrificing weight. In areas of high stress such as the mast-step, through-hull fittings, chainplate terminals, engine supports and keel sections the coring is tapered into solid fiberglass. The deck enjoys the same construction method with a good non-skid surface molded into all flat areas. The hull-to-deck join consists of an internal flange bedded with butyle and polysulfide and bolted to the deck on 8-inch centers. Through the years this join has proven to be a strong and dry. In general, the quality of construction is exemplary and considered the among best to be found in production yachts.

Under Sail
By rights, nobody should expect a shoal draft centerboard cruiser to break any records, however some of the race intent from the original spec shines through every now and again. For example, Steve Pettingill broke a record in the Port Huron to Mackinac Island single-handed race with his fin keel configured Ambergris. The boat is certainly capable of fast and comfortable 24-hour runs when passage-making.

The Tartan 37 has a reputation for being stable with acceptable upwind performance, but really excels downwind and on a reach. The rudder is efficient and provides plenty of control and the boat is relatively dry, especially when configured with a decent dodger. The boat is known to be easy to single hand and fun to sail.

Built in Ohio she spent most of her life on Lake Champlain in Vermont. She was then sailed down to the Caribbean in mid 2000's where she was used during the sailing season and winterised for 6+ months of the year.
Orion has proven her offshore capabilities having cruised from Maine to the Carribbean and accross the Pacific where she has been cruising the Queensland coast, a well cared for example of these popular cruising yachts ideal for a couple or small family.


Price
AU $79,000 Huge price reduction    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Orion
Year
1979
Length
37' 3" - 11.36m
Beam
11ft 9 (3.58 m. )
Draft
Centerboard: 4ft 2 / 7ft 9 (1.3/2.4 m. )
Displacement
15,500 lbs. (7,031 kgs. )
Keel / Ballast
Ballast: 7,500 lbs. (3,402 kgs. ) encapsulated lead keel
Vessel Location
Airlie Beach Qld
Region
Queensland
HIN
TAR20579
Registration
WO403Q
Designer
Sparkman & Stephens (design #2253)
Builder
Tartan Yachts
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
FRP
Engine
Well maintained regularly serviced original engine Heat exchange acid flushed and new exhaust mixing elbow 2016 new raw water pump 2015 new fresh water pump 2017 plenty of spares from pacific cruise 2013
Engine Make
Westerbeke
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
50
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
1835
Max Speed
7.0
Cruise Speed
5.5
Propulsion
Shaft
Thrusters
No
Genset
No
Fuel
50 gallon
Water
90 Gallon
Dinghy
10ft Carribe
Outboard
Mercury sea pro 10hp
Covers
Bimini, Dodger, infills and leeclothes
Accommodation
Throughout: teak sole, beautiful teak joinery, ample opening ports and hatches
The stateroom forward offers a large vberth- with 2 hanging lockers, drawers and cabinets. Private head compartment to port with vanity/sink, shower and Jabsco head
The main salon has a single settee. Soapstone fiireplace. There is an L shaped convertible dinette to port, with a fold down, varnished, teak table. Varnished teak nav-desk and quarter berth to port.
U-shaped galley to starboard.
Cabins
1 owners cabin forward V berth
aft double quarter berth
saloon settees x 2
Berths
6
Shower
2
Toilet
Jabsco manual marine toilet with holding tank
Entertainment
Stereo
Television DVD Player
Air-Con
Westerbeke Rotaryair 10000btu reverse cycle marine aircondition 220v
Galley
U-shaped galley to starboard. Deep, double SS sinks, 3 burner force 10 stove (2015) and oven, Ample cabinetry and counterspace.
All new plumbing john guest 2014
Refrigeration
12volt refrigeration(new 2017), spacious two level compartment.
Freezer
As above
Stove
Force 10 U. S 3 burner new 2015
Water-Maker
No
Hot Water
Superstor 20 calorifier off heat exchange plus110v element
Ground Tackle
Muir VCR 1250 windlass with capstan
160'Chain and CQR anchor and snubber
spare danforth anchor with chain/rope rhode
Safety Gear
Lifejackets
Epirb
Grab bag
Flares
Jacklines
Lifesling
MOB system
Bilge Pumps
Rule 1500
Life Raft
Winslow 6 man liferaft (out of service)
Epirb
406
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers, fire blanket galley
Electrics
12v ships system
2x183amp deka gel batteries (house)
1 optima bluetop 995cca (start)
Battery monitor CMD
BEP gas detector
Breaker panel, BEP selector switching with vsr
560 watts solar panels, 2 200w on bimini 2 80w on rail
2 solar regulators 10amp and 30amp
Kiss wind generator
2kw Honda generator 110volt
110v shore power with cord
Mastervolt 2x15amp 240v battery charger
1000w 110v heart interface inverter
115 amp bosch alternator with smart regulator
Westerbeke rotary air 10000BTU marine airconditioner
Muir vrc 1250 electric windlass new 2015
Electronics / Navigation
Garmin GPS
Ratheon Radar
Standard Horizon VHF
Garmin GMI 10 wind/speed/depth
Kenwood SSB with pactor modem
Fusion RA205 stereo
Sail Inventory
Fully battened mainsail with 3 reefs
2 genoas, 150% and 110%
Deck Gear
Dodger with custom SS handrails
Bimini with connector to dodger
Lee cloth, cockpit surrounds
Varnished teak helm seat and locker covers
Cockpit cushions
Varnished cockpit table
Edson wheel and pedestal with Ritchie dome compass
Monitor windvane self steering 316 s/s
Remarks
Here is a link to a blog about her, crossing the pacific and cruising the carribean.
http://sallydylanadventures. Blogspot. Com. Au/2012/01/
Blue water Cruiser, Ready to Go, heaps of gear
great owners resource tartan37. Com

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Jason Griffin
Telephone
City / Suburb
Airlie Beach
State
QLD
Country
Australia


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