If you want to own a sailing vessel with style, substance, and a great community, you are barking up the right path. The Tartan 37 is a serious cult boat. No, we don't mean that she is obscure, old world traditional sailing vessel like the BCCs we so proudly support. No. The Tartan 37 is a classic from the drawing board of Sparkman & Stevens. She is a gorgeous, all purpose, and great sailing boat for the Chesapeake Bay or lots of other wonderful places. There are 450 of them in all corners of the US and a few that have ventured far.
Our offering, named Vision Quest, is a 1978 vessel and she’s had two owners. Her first family had her for 25 years and raised their boys racing around the buoys. Her current owner has also raised his family cruising on the Bay for years. They had aspirations of cruising and upgraded the boat for a Delmarva Circumnavigation and then they even made an excursion to Key West! They have enjoyed owning and sailing her and she is a lovely boat after all the family years. The kids are all grown up now and it is time for find another family for Vision Quest!
So, if you want a community, a family, a sense of pride of ownership, races, and rendezvous, you’ll really like this world of the Tartan 37. A great boat for a family. Go see the community at the Tartan Sailing Association. And on the Chesapeake, it is the boat to have! She’ll race round the buoys with the best of them. She’s generous and forgiving to the novice and at the same time she’s a sail animal with a skilled captain. She’s an all round great performer. When Sparkman & Stevens took up the challenge of building a truly great production boat and teamed up with boat builder Tartan Marine, who knew that they would succeed in producing a classic. They succeeded!
The Tartan 37 will win approval for good, stable, predictable, sailing performance on all points of sail. The shoal draft centerboard design is well suited to a cruising boat on the East Coast, the Bahamas, and in the Chesapeake Bay. That’s what she does so well. She’s not an ocean racer, but you can’t deny that Steve Pettingill set a record in the Port Huron to Mackinac Island Single-handed Race in his Tartan 37 Ambergris, a deep draft fin-keel Tartan 37.
The majority of the 37's, like our offering, “Vision Quest” are centerboard, shoal draft designs drawing just 4'-2" with the board up. This is nearly the perfect draft for a boat of this size intended for cruising the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.
She’s no light weight either. With a displacement of 15,500 pounds and a displacement/length ratio is 220. Light enough to sail the light winds of the Chesapeake in summer, and heavy enough that you can feel confident in coastal waters. Lots of Tartan 37s have ventured far like the one we raced to Bermuda. But then again, we like to say it is 90% skipper and 10% boat. Wherever you sail this boat you will love her just like her two families have.
Vision Quest has had the standing rigging replaced along with the halyards and she has upgraded Raymarine C-80 Radar and Plotter, new Autopilot, and M302 VHF with DSC. She is complete with dinghy and outboard.
Now you can own a beautiful classic S&S design that you will love and be proud to own. Call today and get ready to take the helm!
For more information on this boat, call Bernie Jakits or Kate Christensen "RogueWave" 410 571 2955 Bernie's cell is 443 742 1792. Kate's cell is 410 919 7521
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 37 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 9 in
LWL: 28 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 9 in
Displacement: 15500 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 7500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 53 ft 0 in
As you enter the companionway you will find that the interior is traditional and welcoming. Teak veneer and trim is used throughout the boat and white formica lines the ceiling overhead. The overall quality of the wood work and joinery is very good. With the almost 12 feet of beam the interior is larger than you would expect.
To port of the companionway steps is the sit down nav station and the cozy quarter berth which gets even larger when the nav seat is converted into more berth space. To starboard of the companionway steps is the spacious U-shaped galley. Moving forward is the salon with a strait settee to starboard that pulls out to make a larger single berth and has a pilot berth above and outboard. On the port side of the salon is the L-shaped settee and drop down folding table. Storage cabinets and shelves are outboard of each settee.
Forward of the salon to port is the very spacious head with standard marine toilet, stainless sink, teak medicine cabinet, lots of storage outboard, a shower head that stows away and a shower track with curtain. All the way forward the V-berth cabin has a privacy door into the head, plenty of maneuvering room, and changing seat, hanging storage, drawers and cabinets.
One private cabin, one quarter berth, one head layout
Pilot berth with foot well above starboard settee
Starboard settee pulls out to make a larger berth
Drop down folding table, cross-bulkhead mounted
Entertainment: Sony Am/Fm/cassette/10 disc changer stereo w/ remotes, Sony Xplod 40wx4 100w amplifier, Bose Mini Theater interior speakers & Bose Marine outdoor speakers
8 opening ports
Two deck hatches
Weems & Plath clock/barometer/temperature units (mounted together)
Continuous mood lighting string around salon ceiling (a nice touch!)
GALLEY & PLUMBING
Refrigeration Grunert dual plate system AC/engine driven
Main Traveler Upgraded W/ Harken Heavy Duty System
SailTec hydraulic backstay
Wire boom topping-lift is completely removed from boom & stowed against backstay when under sail to eliminate interference
Fitted for racing (extra sheets, blocks, handles, etc)
Headsails: Hood 150% racing #1 genoa 5.5 oz (deck sweeper)
Hood 120% racing #3 genoa 8.2 oz
Hood 90% racing jib 8.2 oz
Mainsails hood racing mainsail 8.8 oz
Spinnakers Leonard triradial light/moderate air spinnaker ¾ oz
Sail Area (100% foretriangle) 625 sq ft
I Dimension 47’
J Dimension 16’
P Dimension 41’ 6”
E Dimension 12’
All winches have been serviced as needed
All reefing gear & trim adjustment lines lead forward to mast area
Primaries - Two Lewmar 48s 2-speed self-tailing
Secondaries – Two Lewmar 40s 2-speed
Lewmar 25 2-speed on cabin top
Two Lewmar 16s 2-speed on cabin top
Two Lewmar 8s 2-spd
Lewmar 25 2-speed
HULL, DECK, & GROUND TACKLE
A true Sparkman & Stevens design, constructed to Tartan Marine standards. Tartan marine was the first company to introduce construction of fiberglass balsa core laminates in the late 1960’s. Vision Quest has no blister history and has never needed barrier coating. This Tartan 37 is over equipped for serious racing and when sailed correctly will literally kick butt. She is a real top performer. Beautiful, sleek, swift, well cared for and loved; a timeless classic that will make any owner proud.
Sparkman & Stevens design
Hand laid fiberglass w/ end-grain balsa coring (improves stiffness w/out gaining weight)
High stress area are solid fiberglass
Hull to deck join is of an internal flange bedded w/butyle & polysulfide & bolted to deck on 8-inch centers
Generous bow rake & a reverse transom
Skeg hung rudder
Topsides polished and waxed at every haul out
Port lights replaced 2010
Center board pennant
Decks in excellent condition
Fiberglass construction w/ end-grain balsa coring
Beige non-skid surface molded into all flat areas
Over equipped for serious racing
Foredeck area lifelines custom fitted so they can be lowered to deck to accommodate #1 genoa which is a deck sweeper
Inboard genoa lead tracks installed to maximize close-hauled performance
Four mooring cleats on cockpit combing
Two large cockpit drains
Large lazarette under starboard seat bench, and one under helm bench
Deck Awning Custom Over-Boom To Backstay (Brown & White)
24 lb CQR primary anchor on bow roller
16 lb Danforth secondary anchor
OTHER & SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Johnson 5 hp outboard motor
Inflatable dinghy (deck stowed)
Guest strobe (activates when turned on its side or upside-down)
Manual bilge pump
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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