1985 Tartan 37 For Sale
Hull #455 of 480
Well Maintained, extensively equipped
for coastal or offshore cruising
Currently in Ventura, CA
||Why a Tartan 37?
There is a lot of differences between
cruising sailboats, fast and uncomfortable, heavy and slow,
well-equipped (expensive) and sparsely-equipped (reasonably priced), or
most likely some mixture of these qualities. Finding a sailboat that is
right for you is one of the most important steps in fulfilling your
The following describes the qualities of the Tartan 37 and what
it is like to sail in various conditions and seas or anchored in a
secluded anchorage with all the amenities to make your stay both
comfortable and memorable.
The Tartan 37 by Sparkman and Stevens has become a "cult boat". She was a winner the minute she came
out of the mold. She is a well built, legendary cruiser/racer with spacious accommodations and storage.
Her performance under sail is fast and well mannered.
After owning several cruising boats from a Peterson 44, that we
cruised from California down to Baja and the Sea of Cortez, to a
Catana 411 catamaran that we cruised throughout the Caribbean,
Bahamas and South Florida. While in the Bahamas, we fell in love with the lines of the S&S T37. After seeing many of these cruising sloops in the
Bahamas, we started thinking that a slightly smaller yacht, but w/
excellent sailing and offshore characteristics may be right for us. With
our previous boats, we always had a crew of 3-5 aboard, so we felt we
needed the "extra" space to accommodate everyone. The Tartan could
easily carry 3-4 people on a passage and 2 couples for a week or more
with nobody feeling claustrophobic.
||Why Sherpa ?
Our Tartan 37 Sherpa is in
exceptional condition and ready to cruise again--Today! Just add Food
She has just returned from a six month South
Pacific Cruise, where we sailed her 9000 NM from our home port of
Ventura to French Polynesia and back to California. During our ownership she has been
upgraded and improved at all levels, from sails to electronics, from rigging
to solar energy. She is
one of the nicest and well equipped T37's on the market and the only
late model one
we are aware of, that is available for purchase on the West Coast.
READ MORE ABOUT SHERPA
Go to Details and Specifications
Go to Recent Upgrade List
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||Reviews of the Tartan 37
"When considering buying an older boat, one axiom should be held sacred:
Buy a good, capable boat, one that’s proven and reliable. The Tartan 37 is one vessel that more than fits the bill."
Go to CW Review
"A Great Design for a Great Price"
Blue Water Sailing
Go to BWS Review
"For 20 years now the Tartan 37 has maintained a reputation as a soundly
constructed, nicely finished, well-mannered, and moderately priced yacht
— a reputation it deserves on each count." Jack Horner, Boat US
Go to BoatUS
||Tartan 37's out there doing it
Sharon and Dave Ragle returned from their circumnavigation in June 1998,
they spent almost a year
their T37 TIGGER and themselves. Then they took off
this time up and down the East Coast, to Bermuda, and the Bahamas.
Sharon also found time to write a book about their 35000 mile odyssey.
"The Oceans are Waiting - Around the World on the Tartan 37 Yacht Tigger".
Note: The book can also be purchased from Amazon.com. --
Go to Tigger
In the early 80's, Rouser spent two years
cruising the South Pacific. She made a round-trip passage from Santa Cruz,
California through the Marquesas, Tahiti and Hawaii.
In 2003, Rouser
set sail again on an extended voyage with new owners, the Siegels and cruised for 2 years from
British Columbia to New Zealand, with stops along the way in US West
Coast, Mexico, Marquesas, Tuomotus, Societies, Cooks, Tonga and Niue .
Go to Rouser
Scott Malone and his wife, Mary, and their two
sons, Timothy, 11, and Finn, 8 — known collectively as the “4malones”
, set sail on their Tartan 37 Whisper out of their homeport of Seattle for an extended excursion in the South Pacific in early August, 2008.
The two-year family expedition in the South Seas culminated by a solo
sail from Auckland back to Seattle, which took Scott 70 days, covering
over 8500 miles of open ocean.
Go to Whisper
Linda Crown and Debbie Skinner, left
their jobs spending several months getting Windchime, their Tartan 37,
ready for the trip. The voyage began with a shakedown cruise to Maine in 2004.
In Late 2004 they left their homeport of New London, CT and
headed south down the ICW, through the Bahamas, and into the Caribbean.
Windchime arrived back in her homeport in the Spring of 2006.
Advice: "Our first is advice is to JUST DO IT! If you can make it happen,
do so. There's nothing else like it! The freedom to go where ever you like,
and stay as long as you like, to do whatever YOU want to do on any given
day is just incredible. It's not stress free, but it's a different kind of
stress. YOU are in charge of your own little floating world. It's
an incredible and awesome adventure!"
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DISCLAIMER: The Owner
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