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Crusader Yacht Sales

7078 Bembe Beach Road
United States

Fax:  (410) 280-6484

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Ohio builder Tartan Yachts has been producing high-quality bluewater sailboats for a half century. With naval architect Tim Jackett in the design seat, Tartan offers passagemaking cruisers from 34 to 53 feet and they also recently introduced their Fantail model for the discerning day sailor. These award-winning designs are known for resin infused hulls and decks, carbon fiber masts and booms, and the proprietary and confidence-building Cruise Control Rig (CCR). This system combines a pocket boom to hold the mainsail with a self-tacking jib and a 150% reacher on a roller furler. This versatile system helps Tartan deliver well-mannered performance in any wind conditions and is easily managed short-handed. Below, Tartan focuses on luxury accommodations with excellent joinery, ocean-going practicality and rich styling.

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1983 Tartan 37


Noank,CT,United States

Good room in the cockpit
The dinette with the table down- single leaf position
The efficient U-shaped galley has good storage
Tartan 37 layout
Looking forward
Ground tackle- a dependable Rocna anchor
Nice, uncluttered lines looking aft
All of the canvas was replaced in '08 and is in great shape
Dorades were new in '08 too!
You can actually walk around the helm
The view forward from the helm
Raymarine i50/i60 instruments new 2014!
Looking down into the saloon on port
...and on starboard
The Force 10 cabin heater keeps it cozy on those cold nights
Pilot berth or storage- your call!
Here's another view with the table up
The forward stateroom; changing seat cushion raises to make a full width berth
Drawer and hanging storage in the forward stateroom
Looking back at the nav station
The seat from the nav can raise to a flat position for a full width berth
Looking down at the nav area
Instrument repeater and energy monitering
Lots of organizer space for dishes. Not the new ports and laminate house sides
Looking into the head, with good storage above and below the counter
A nice bit of locker space behind this as well
The Mack Pack and lazy jacks ('08) make sail handling simple
Love those Sparkman and Stephens lines!
What's not to be proud of? She's a beauty!
S&S Tartan 37 sailplan
Experience you can count on
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The Tartan 37 is considered one of today’s classic cruising yachts. Designed by Sparkman and Stephens with a lot of direct input from Tartan Yachts, the boat was introduced in 1976. Initially conceived as a boat that could be sold as a racer as well as a cruiser, it was the shoal draft centerboard cruiser that really took off, with a remarkable 486 boats built.

The collaborative project that was to become the Tartan 37 started in the spring of 1975 when Tartan Yachts founder, Charlie Britton commissioned Sparkman and Stephens to design a new 37 footer. This wasn’t the first project between the two companies; there was already string of successful collaborations from as earlier as 1961 with the Tartan 27.

The 37 initially was specified as a boat that could be sold as a sloop or a ketch; there was to be a cruising version and a race version. As the design progressed the ketch was dropped and the racer with its deep fin keel and tall rig was renamed the Tartan 38 while the Tartan 37 became the cruising version available in both fin keel or shoal draft centerboard.

By any standard of performance comparisons, the Tartan 37, for a boat of this class is anything but disappointing. She is quite stable, with windward and downwind sailing performance that is certainly acceptable. When reaching, as would be predicted, this boat excels.

Nobody should expect a shoal draft centerboard cruiser to break any records, however some of the race intent from the original spec shines through every now and again. For example, Steve Pettingill broke a record in the Port Huron to Mackinac Island single-handed race with his fin keel configured Ambergris. The boat is certainly capable of fast and comfortable 24-hour runs when passage-making.

"Tenacity" is hull number 417 and has served her current owners well. While they love her, they have decided it is time to move up into a larger boat and hence she is offered for sale. She now sits patiently waiting for her next caretakers to step aboard. Come and take a look at this timeless classic! 

 Please be sure to click on "FULL SPECS" above for a complete inventory of this boat.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 11 ft 9 in 
Max Draft 7 ft 9 inDraft Board/Drive Up 4 ft 2 in 
Engine Make WesterbekeEngine Model 33 
Engine Year 1983Fuel Capacity 50 gal 
Length at Waterline 29 ft 5 inLength Overall 37 ft 3 in 
Cabin Headroom 6 ft 2 inNumber of Heads 1 
Holding Tank Size 16 galWater Capacity 90 gal 
Engine Hours 1471Number of Berths 5 
Number of Engines 1Max Bridge Clearance 52 ft 

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Fax:  (410) 280-6484


Master stateroom: Starting forward, there is access to the anchor locker behind a louvered door. The V berth is 6'3" long and 7'3" at it's widest point. The center wedge serves as a dressing seat in it's lowered position. The entire space beneath the V berth cushions opens up to storage. The hull sides and joiner work are all teak and there are shelves runninng forward along both hullsides from the lockers. On port there is a hanging locker with a shelf above it, while on starboard there is a tall locker with shelves and forward of that a stack of drawers and a louvered door locker below that. The top of both forms a shelf. There is a door to this stateroom from the saloon and another door for private access to the head aft on port. An overhead hatch, a pair of stainless steel ports and a pair of reading lights provide light and ventilation to this compartment. Just outside the compartment is another tall hanging locker.

Head: Located on the port side and forward of the saloon, there is entry from the saloon as well as the forward cabin. There is a manual head and a single stainless steel sink. The shower is by means of a diverter valve and shower wand and there is a teak shower grate. Locker storage is beneath the sink and outboard above the head. There are also shelves above and behind the counter and a mirrored medicine cabinet. Ventilation is by a dorade vent and an opening port.

Saloon: Moving aft into the saloon, on starboard there is a straight settee with a pilot berth above that. The settee slides out to make a wider single and the pilot berth is a comfortable 6'3" long. There is storage behind the seat backs. A propane bulkhead mounted heater is on the bulkhead forward of this settee. On port, the L shaped dinette is 6'3" long and also has storage behind the seat backs on it. Above and behind are a pair of lockers with sliding doors and a fiddled shelf between those. The large dinette table stows against the bulkhead when not in use, opening the space up nicely. The table can be left down for seating on port or opened up for seating on starboard as well.

Nav station and quarterberth: Aft of the dinette on port, the forward facing nav station has a large chart table with plenty of storage beneath the lid, Above and behind it is an organizer shelf for storage of small items; below are a stack of three drawers for tools, parts and so forth. Seated and to your left is a locker door that opens for a substantial amount of storage space inside. Above is a shelf with several fiddled teak organizers. The seat back can be lifted out and repositioned (utilizing steel tabs that engage slots) in a flat position to make the quarterberth even larger than it already is.

Galley: On starboard at the base of the companionway is the galley. Set up as a good sea galley, the icebox is a generous 7 cubic feet and has two lids for easy access. The stove is a 3 burner and oriented along the hullside. Facing aft you are positioned in front of the double stainless steel sink. There is a cabinet beneath the sink and to the left of it a dry bin storage beneath the counter-top. Behind the sink is a dish organizer and a cutlery drawer. Along the hull above the countertops and stove are three large caned front sliding doors with shelf storage behind them.

  • Teak cabin sole
  • Teak hullsides
  • Oiled teak interior finishes
  • Stainless steel portholes with screens
  • Interior cushions and upholstery replaced (08)
  • Reading lights  
  • Force 10 LPG cabin heater


  • Hillerange 3 burner LPG stove w/oven
  • 10 lb. LPG tank (12)
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • H/C pressure water faucet (04)
  • 7 cu. ft. ice box


  • Jabsco manual head (09)
  • Y valve for overboard discharge
  • New odorless waste hoses (14)
  • Jabsco macerator pump (14)
  • Stainless steel sink
  • H/C pressure water faucet with diverter valve (10)
  • Shower wand
  • Teak shower grate

Water Systems

  • Raritan 12 gallon hot water heater (98)
  • Shurflo fresh water pump
  • Jabsco raw water wash-down system (10)
  • Rule 1100GPH electric bilge pump
  • Whale manual bilge pump

Hull and Deck

The hull is hand-laid fiberglass with end-grain balsa coring to improve stiffness without sacrificing weight. In areas of high stress such as the mast-step, through-hull fittings, chain plate terminals, engine supports & keel sections the coring is tapered into solid fiberglass. The deck enjoys the same construction method with a good non-skid surface molded into all flat areas. The hull-to-deck join consists of an internal flange bedded with butyl and polysulfide and bolted to the deck on 8-inch centers.

  • Single bow anchor roller
  • Stainless steel bow plate (12)
  • Rocna 20 anchor w/3/8” chain and three strand nylon rode
  • Spare Danforth anchor
  • Bottom fully stripped and barrier coated (97)
  • Bottom paint (14)
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern rails
  • Double SS wire lifelines (05)
  • P & S boarding gates
  • Four dorade boxes two with SS cowl vents, one with solar vent (08)
  • Teak helmsman’s seat
  • Teak cockpit grate at helmsman’s position
  • All exterior teak maintained in Cetol Natural and Cetol Gloss finishes
  • Lewmar hatches
  • Hood stainless steel ports throughout (09)
  • Teak house sides replaced with laminate (09)
  • Bimini with window (08)
  • Dodger with side and rear grab bars (08)
  • Connector for dodger and bimini (08)
  • Centerboard cheek block rebuilt (13)
  • Displacement/Length ratio: 298
  • Ballast/Displacement ratio: .48

Sails and Rigging

  • Hood Seafurl roller furling
  • Hall single spreader keel stepped aluminum spar finished in grey
  • 1x19 SS wire shrouds with swaged fittings and chrome-plated bronze turnbuckles
  • Harken mainsail traveler (99)
  • Track and adjustable padeye on mast for pole
  • Forespar aluminum spinnaker pole
  • Balmar 2SP30CHST halyard winch on mast
  • Lewmar 2SP8CH winch on house
  • Lewmar 2SP10CH winch on house
  • Lewmar line clutches (2)
  • Lewmar 2SP44CHST primary winches
  • Mainsheet cheek block rebuilt (13)
  • Main and Genoa halyards replaced (04)
  • Mackpack mainsail bag and lazy jacks (08)
  • Hood full battened main (poor)
  • Hood 110% jib; sacrificial cover replaced in 2012 (good)
  • Doyle drifter/reacher w/sock (excellent)
  • Sail Area: 625 sq. ft. (58.1 sq. m.)
  • SA/Disp.: 15.42
  • I = 47’ 0”
  • J = 16’ 0”
  • P = 41’ 6”
  • E = 12’ 0”

Engine and Machinery

  • Westerbeke 40HP engine with 1471 hours
  • Two bladed 16 x 11 bronze propeller
  • Edson steering pedestal
  • Ritchie compass on pedestal
  • Morse engine controls
  • 36” SS destroyer wheel
  • Racor R15T fuel filter (98)
  • Water pump replaced (98)
  • Injector pump rebuilt (03)
  • Head gasket replaced (04)
  • Injectors replaced (04)
  • Starter motor replaced (04)
  • New cutlass bearing (14)
  • Groco raw water strainer

Electrical and Electronic


  • 30A shore power connection w/shore power cord
  • 120V electrical panel
  • 120V receptacles throughout
  • 12v electrical panel
  • Heart Link 20 battery monitor system
  • Siemens SP-10  10W solar charger
  • 2 Exide Group 27 flooded cell batteries
  • Guest battery selector switch
  • LED cabin lighting (11)
  • 12v receptacle at nav station



  • Raytheon 53 VHF w/DSC
  • Lowrance 5000c Globalmap color Chartplotter/GPS at helm
  • Garmin GPS-120 chartplotter at nav station
  • Raymarine i60 wind (14)
  • Raymarine i50 speed/log (14)
  • Raymarine i50 depth (14)
  • Raymarine i50 repeater at nav (14)
  • Raymarine masthead and hull transducers replaced (14)
  • Panasonic AM/FM/CD player
  • PolyPlanar stereo speakers in saloon

Other Equipment

  • Lifesling
  • Emergency tiller
  • Full winter cover designed for in-water use
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Teak drink holder
  • Outboard motor pad
  • Radar reflector
  • Brass ships clock and barometer
  • Force 10 LPG barbeque grill w/cover
  • Cockpit cushions


Owners' personal effects & any items not specified in this listing 


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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