1970 Tartan 37 Classic

US$ 36,500
MA, United States
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-405-9724
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
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MA, United States
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Current Price:
US$ 36,500 Tax Paid 



Copied from "The Classic Tartan 37 Blackwatch Story"

The Tartan 37 Blackwatch and Classic series (same design, different construction) were designed by Ted Hood and were highly influenced by the first of the "Robin" series in 1959, which won the outstanding racing boat of the year.

"In 1960 a young man by the name of Charlie Britton left the Navy and set out, with two other men aboard a Rhodes designed sailboat to circum-navigate the world. Upon his return he secured a yard position with Douglass & McLeod plastics corporation at which time were producing the "Thistle" and "Highlander". Charlie soon realized that there was a large market for larger auxiliary racing yachts and wanted to produce the Sparkman & Stevens designed 27.

D&M encouraged him to set out on his own. With a goal of building 50 of them, he set off and formed Tartan Yachts. With the immense success of the Tartan 27 (hundreds were built), Charlie soon saw a future in an even larger sailing vessel. One that would surpass anything in its class in speed and elegance. Charlie was familiar with the success of Ted Hoods "Robin II" and purchased the rights to the design in 1965.

Purchase price of these boats tend to range quite a bit. This is usually due to their condition, since some of them are over 30 years old. Believe me a lot can happen to a boat in 30 years, if neglected. One reported purchase was as little as $10,000 but needed new mahogany cabin sides and had sat opened to the weather in a boat yard for some years. On the other end of the financial scale, another boat sold for $50,000 presumed to be in "Bristol" condition. Currently another one is on the market with an asking price of $65,000. Speaking in general terms I would say you could purchase a well-founded vessel with a diesel somewhere between $35,000 to $40,000. There seems to be a resurgence of older boats because of the general lack of integrity of newer built boats with their condominium style interiors."

The Classic Tartan 37 Blackwatch has truly become an important piece of Yachting history in North America. Spray is a prime example of the beautiful, graceful lines as drawn by Ted Hood. 

Spray is Hull #32 and is the last of the Classic Tartan37 Blackwatch's to be built. She has been constantly restored during the time since the current owner purchased the boat with such upgrades as a re-powering with a Yanmar 3YM30 in 2009.

Call now to discover more about this truly classic yacht and her features. 


Spray has been completely up graded. The decks were done in 1999 and done again around 2006.

Hull and decks were awlgripped around the same time. Decks were sounded this year by yard and they were good.

Standing rigging was replaced around 2004. All standing and running rigging has been replaced.

Traveler and solid vang have also been added. Rigging was inspected by a professional last year and no recommendations were offered.

Mast step was replaced around 2005. All in good shape.

All wiring has been replaced and a Bass 12 V panel added in 2000

All exterior teak restored 2 years ago.

Anderson SS self tailing primary winches were added 2000.  

All winches serviced within the last 3 years.

Galley was upgraded with new Corian and Cabinetry in 2003 and Head is currently being upgraded.

All sanitary houses replaced within the last 4 years and new plastic holding tank installed in 2000.

All running lights and interior are LED. Most replaced in 2016.

Engine, engine shaft, engine beds and dripless seal all replaced

New electronics include Raymarine A Series touch screen 7" mounted on a swing arm and new Raymarine Wind Meter. Other instrumentation is older Raymarine.

Gimballed Raymarine Radar located on backstay.

New Fusion Radio added in 2016

New VHF with cockpit ram mic.

Pressurized water and Isotherm slim water heater added around 2003

Ports replaced with Hood Stainless Steel Opening Ports

She has also won numerous races including Figawi, chapman bowls ,Gloucester to Maine and Halifax (by her original owner)”

Please contact Rob Turner at (410) 533-1550

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