1979 Tartan 37

£ 32,007
Afton, MN
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-362-7988
Tel: 651-436-8795
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Afton, MN
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 39,000 (£ 32,007) 

The Tartan 37 is a nice combination of performance and comfort. Designed by Sparkman & Stephans, 486 hulls from 1976 to 1988 were produced. Her shoal keel expands the sailing activity and the centerboard  increases windward sailing ability and helm balance. The centerboard design is so simple that adjustment is easy and the pennant can be changed while the boat is in the water, if need be. Below she has a spacious interior that is tastefully completed in lush teak and private accommodations. Designed for off shore sailing, the boat construction is excellent. The self-bailing cockpit is high and comfortable with sail stowage, lazerette and helm seat. The deck is wide for easy walking about and the low coachroof isures good visibility and compliments the easy shear. Below, the forepeak cabin qualifies as an owner stateroom with 2 hanging lockers, bureau, lots of shelf space, door closure to dressing area and private access to the head. The main cabin’s portside is for lounging & dining in an L-Shaped seat & drop leaf table which stows on the bulkhead when not needed. Seat backs hid storage bins and shelves are above. There is a settee berth to starboard & has pilot berth above. The nav station has a full sized chart table with navigator’s seat in front of the navigator’s quarter berth which also is expandable to a double. The galley, located to starboard has a top loading ice box, stove & oven, deep, double SS sink, & lockers for dry goods, cups dishes & cutlery. The head is completely private with shower grate and deep storage shelves. 4 Dorade boxes w/2 cowl vents & 2 exhaust vents, along with deck hatches & 8 opening ports promote excellent cabin cross ventilation. More storage is abundant throughout. The rudder was replaced in 2009. There are no blisters on the hull.  Internal halyards lead aft through stoppers. Also inboard genoa  tracks for a tighter sheeting angle. Tartan boats have proven to have exceptionally good value over the years & on the used boat market they are among the most sought-after boats & have tended to maintain their owner’s equity. Their base value when in production were $100K - $120K & now even 30 year old 37s are commanding over $50,000 as used sailboats.  See the boat review in the January 2015 issue of Practical Sailor.


40 HP Westerbeke 4-107 w/50 gallon fuel tank & 3-bladed bronze prop

UK Full-Battened Mainsail (1991) w/Blue Cover & Battcar slides (good condition)

135% Force Furling Genoa (2007) excellent condition

UK Flasher Cruising Spinnaker (1991) never used – good condition

                        Harken Roller Furling

Forespar Rigid Vang


2 Lewmar 43 ST Primary Winches w/handle

2 Lewmar 30 ST Secondary Winches w/handle

2 Lewmar Halyard Winches

1 Lewmar boom/outhaul winch

Edson Pedestal Steering w/brake, guard, beverage holder & table

Emergency Tiller

Bow & Stern Rail w/Double Lifelines

Transom Mounted Swim Ladder

Bimini, Dodger & Side Curtains (need work)

5“ Binacle Compss

Datamar Knot Meter

Datamar Depth Sounder

VHF Marine Radio

Wind Speed Indicator (needs work)

Teleflex 201Auto Pilot (never used)

Loran (never used)

Sony Marine Stereo AM/FM/CD/iPod Dock

Bose Cabin Speakers & Portable Cockpit Speakers

30A Shore Powerw/50‘ cord


Triple Battery 12v Electrical System

110v Guest Battery Charger

Spot Light

Hillerange 3 Burner Gimballed Alcohol Stove & Oven (not installed)

7 cu in Top Loading Ice Box w/Adler Barbour 12v Refrigeration/Freezer

H&C Pressure Fresh Water System w/90 Gallon capacity (2 tanks)

12 gallon Hot Water Heater (heated via shore power or heat exchanger)

Marine Toilet w/20 gallon holding tank

Head sink & shower

Primary Anchor w/rode & chain

Secondary Anchor w/rode

Pulpit Anchor Holder

Lewmar Electric Windlass (1991)

3 Dock Lines

4Boat Fenders


8 PFD’s

Horse Shoe Buoy

Flare Kit

Radar Reflector


Manual & Electric Bilge Pumps

Please contact Bill at 651-436-8795 or1-800-377-8795

Please contact at 651-436-8795

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-362-7988
Tel: 651-436-8795

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