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Tartan Yachts: One of the top cruising/club racing sailboats of the last 40 years. These boats are very hard to find because they are loved by their owners. The original workmanship provides a base to extend the life of these boats through today and into the future. Solid performance and ease of handling make these boats a joy to race or take the whole family on extended cruises. The Challenger has seen many trips up and down the east coast. Anchoring in Newport, Martha's Vineyard, Barnegat Bay, Eastern Bay, Moon River, Charleston and Stuart, Florida.
The Tartan 37 sailboat was designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Tartan Yachts produced 486 of these classic boats from 1976 through 1988, and most are still sailing today.
Challenger was purchased from Tartan factory in 1987. At that time she was three years old and has been owned by the current Seller for the past 25 years. Over the years she has had constant care and maintence including a complete bottom job. No blisters on this Tartan.
Engine was replaced in 1991 and upgraded. Original engine was a
Westerbeke 38 HP. Replacement is a Westerbeke 42HP. Replaced at the
Hinkley yard in Newport, RI. Note the prop is oversized and also
includes a folding two blade prop for racing.
There is extensive storage space in
the main salon behind each of those small back cushions on port and
starboard bunks. Also major storage available in the v-berth on the starboard side
under the bunk. There is a very big space behind the seat at the chart table. Up forward in the vberth is the anchor locker. It has about
80 feet of chain + at least 100 feet of line.
"Bottom gel coat removed in 1991 and fiberglass cloth added with
- The Tartan 37 is a popular shoal draft cruiser designed by Sparkman and Stevens, suitable for coastal sailing or club racing. The hull has a modified fin keel with centerboard and skeg-hung rudder. V-berth with filler cushion forward, with shelves, bureau and hanging lockers. In the salon to port, there is an L-shaped dinette with bulkhead mounted dining table. To starboard there is a straight settee with pilot berth outboard above. The large nav station with chart table is aft to port; the U-shaped galley is opposite.
- Specifications: LOA - 37'4"; Beam - 11'9"; Draft - 4'2" (centerboard up) / 7'9" (board down); Westerbeke Capacities: Fuel ~40 gals; Water 70+35 gals; CNG 3 cylinders (normally carry two) Standard mast height of 52' 00". Cape May, NJ bridges are fine except for spring tides. History Family owned since 1987. Resided Mobile, AL before 1987. Purchased from Tartan in Ohio in 1987. Used for a little bit of racing in NJ - Barnegat Bay; Atlantic City. Several trips to Bahamas and Florida. Berthed part of the year (and currently) in Chesapeake Bay, Chester, MD 21619. Documented with Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center. Currently registered in NJ. General condition is fair to good. Sails are in fair condition (10 yrs old with mildew stains). Wind instruments and knot meter not working. The rest of the boat is in good condition Boat hull, rigging, and engine are in good condition. Bottom - very good condition. Topsides - very good condition All electronic components new since 2006: 1000watt/55amp Freedom 'new generation' inverter/charger 2012, VHF radio, GPS, microwave, TV, Satellite Receiver, Electra San Sanatation. Features & Extras AWL Grip 2005 AWL Grip fixup/polish 2012 Mast & Boom AWL Gripped in 2005 3" Teak and Stainless rub rail added 2005 Spinaker and older mylar genoa, backup main, and storm jib. Interior teak generally in good condition. Teak sole overlay in ~2009 one water stain. Interior teak refinished and some pieces replaced. Electric Anchor Windlass w/ cockpit control Foredeck washdown Dual slotted foil furling jib Extra and extra large self tailing winches Extra Large 3 blade propeller - can push 8 knots in emergency. Electra San Electric Flush Toilet with optional holding tank config Electra San new electronics ~2009 Satellite TV (DirecTV: if you have DirecTV at home then it is only $5 per month for boat) Samsung Thin 32" LED TV Internet Connected folds into cabin top, <90 watts Built-in large microwave 'Rogue Wave' Wifi long distance (up to 10 miles) Internet antennae Engine mostly rebuilt in 2007 (3 of 4 cylinders) - good condition New exhaust system 2007 New motor mounts 2007 700 hours on engine Balmar alternator/regulator Engine: Westerbeke 42B Diesel Updated for maintenance bulletins including 160 degree thermostat Bottom painted 2012 Bottom gel coat removed in 1991 and fiberglass cloth added with vinyl ester resin - no blisters West Marine inflatable w/ 6 horse engine w/ 6 hours New port lens (8 of 9) (Lexan) 2010; 9th=Quarterberth port locking mechanism broken CNG gas stove top (3 tanks) (oven is not currently working but may be something simple) (Note the safety feature of CNG - it is lighter than air so it floats up and away if leak; But there are few places to get a refills) Wind direction/speed indicator broken Autohelm autopilot 2-years old? Rebuilt rudder ~2010 Setup for up to six large batteries with 3 selectable banks. Comes with 3 new (Nov. 2012) group 27 AGM batteries. Honda 2000i 2000 Watt Generator (mobile) (about 150 hours) New (Nov 2012) Freedom HF 'New Generation' 1000 watt inverter/55 amp charger - runs microwave but not air conditioner Electrical outlets located throughout boat EdgeStar Ultra Compact 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Teak cockpit seats and teak cockpit table Cassette player/radio Blue canvas seat cushions, sail covers, dodger, bimini, lifeline cushions, storm dodger New snorkling/flippers (4 sets) Custom stern ladder with extension and teak steps
- 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.
- Contact Capt. Tom Knoedler, CPYB