When Tartan's designer, Tim Jackett, set out to create the latest in a long line of excellent 37-footers from Tartan, he thought past the "usual" approach to the performance/accommodation puzzle to arrive at a number of "wow, that's the way to go"-style solutions. The result is a fast and stable performance cruising yacht with an uncommonly welcoming and functional interior. A key aspect of the Tartan 3700's reassuring stability is the generous 12-foot 7-inch beam that is carried well aft, but with an innovative twist at the stern where topside flare adds plenty of deck and cockpit space, while keeping the transom waterline on the trim side. The tall, two-spreader masthead rig provides plenty of sail for rewarding performance in light winds, and each of the 3700's keel options is designed to make the boat stand up and keep driving in breezy conditions.
The accommodation plan of the Tartan 3700 works equally well for feeding and watering a cruising crowd or for pampering a family or two cruising couples on an extended sailing vacation. The two staterooms are completely private, each with generous-size clothes drawers and hanging locker. And by cleverly angling the bulkheads of the dinette outward and angling the bulkheads of the nav station and galley inward the feel of the 3700's interior suits the particular function of each space.