Unmatched Performance In A Luxury Cruiser
Upwind, the 3700 is fit with a roller furling, self-tacking jib. The cut is a high aspect ratio upwind blade with a long luff and tight sheeting angles. We increased the SA/Disp ratio to maintain light air performance and the high stability of the 3700 CCR allows the boat to carry full sail when others are reefing. Tacking is as simple as putting the helm over, while the jib and mainsail tack themselves. Short tacking out of a harbor or anchorage is done with little effort.
Performance That Sets You Apart
When its time to ease the sheets, set the 3700’s CCR 150% furling masthead reacher. This sail can be used close reaching in lighter winds, broad reaching in heavier conditions and dead downwind, wing and wing with the mainsail. Tartan’s pursuit of the perfect performance cruiser will keep you sailing while others have no choice but to start their engine.
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.
A Stand Out Rig
Walking down the dock, the 3700 ‘s rig stands out from the crowd. A carbon fiber engineering showpiece, the lofty tapered rig sports an integrally molded, strong and lightweight masthead and crane. Her double spreader rig is stronger, stiffer and lighter than an aluminum mast. This results in an increased righting moment, greater sail carrying ability and vastly improved sailing performance. Picture having four 200 lb crew members on the weather rail in all conditions, but the good news is you get their benefit without having to feed them or house them aboard.
Stronger, Lighter, Stiffer & Safer
Stronger and stiffer means safer and faster. Because carbon can be tailored to meet the changing load requirements in a mast, extra material can be added where it is needed most, resulting in a mast that can be engineered with higher safety margins. A stiff rig remains in tune through changing conditions and results in all of the energy of the sails being directly transformed into the energy that drives the boat.