|Beam||12 ft 8 in|
|Max Bridge Clearance||55 ft 12 in|
|Engine usage (hours)||1885|
|Fuel Tanks||1 x 38 gal|
|Fresh Water Tanks||1 x 80 gal|
|Holding Tanks||1 x 24 gal|
Tartan 3700 is a great performance cruiser. Cruising World chose the Tartan 3700 as its "Boat of the Year." Sail magazine named the Tartan 3700 a "Best Boat."
She is a classic. Her cabin is cherry paneled with a teak and holly sole, providing a warm, inviting feel. The topsides, cabin roof, deck and cockpit have appealing classic lines. Take the stern for example. Its swim platform is hidden behind a drop-down transom. The 3700 looks like a sailboat ought to look.
(The video was made in 2012, before the enhancements described below. To see a 2020 video contact the owner at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Serenity is a Tartan 3700 made even better.
Several enhancements set Serenity above other 3700’s. First, its Fisher Panda diesel generator enables you to live comfortably offshore indefinitely. Lights can stay on all night. There’s no worry of ice melting or food spoiling. You can have as much heat or air conditioning as you want. Serenity’s generator makes your cruises as comfortable as your life at home.
Second, deploying Serenity's full enclosure turns your cockpit into a solarium. It captures heat rising from the cabin and solar heat even on overcast days. It also blocks wind and rain, of course, so you can be warm and dry when the weather turns nasty. It is like being at home.
Third, she is rigged for serious sailing. The 3700 has a PHRF rating of 113. Serenity improves on that with its asymmetrical spinnaker, top-down furler and adjustable tack, cunningham, and adjustable genoa cars. She’s a joy to sail.
The generator, enclosure and asymmetrical spinnaker put Serenity above every other 3700 in the market, but there’s more:
· Inverter lets you use your AC stuff.
· Quicksilver dinghy and 2-stroke motor, with a motor lift, are perfect for cruising.
· Strong track system drops the fully battened main into the stackpack instantaneously. There’s no need to go on deck until you are back at your marina or anchorage.
· Racor filter monitors your fuel’s purity.
· Wifi booster (water proof) captures distant signals.
· Cut-out switch for the cockpit stereo speakers, a good thing if you don’t want to impose your music on your marina neighbors.
Mast Conduit. Halyards and cords are led through a conduit so you will not hear any clanging when a wave rocks the boat.
· Impeller access port and SpeedSeal cover plate make impeller changes a breeze..
* Cable connection nipple at the stern. Much better than draping cables across the deck.
(The video was made in 2012, before Serenity became what she is today. Don't call Jordan Yachts.)
Other Tartan 3700's may have some of Serenity's enhancements but none has them all.
Deck and Hull Equipment
The deck is equipped for serious sailing. All lines are led to the cockpit, of course. There are 4 self-tailing Harkin winches. The 140 genoa is deployed with a Harkin furler. The inner genoa cars are adjustable from the cockpit. The outer cars run on a track atop the toe-rail.
Serenity has an asymmetrical spinnaker that is deployed from a Selden GX 15 top-down furler. Her masthead crane was extended to increase the distance between the spinnaker and the genoa. The tack line is led to a bowsprit and then back to the cockpit, where it can be adjusted.
The main's shape is controlled in the cockpit by outhaul, cunningham and (2) reefing lines.
Both the mast and boom are carbon fiber. There are double spreaders.
The Strong track system drops the full batten main into a stack-pack.
There's a wide Harken traveller on the coach roof.
Serenity's engine is the popular, reliable 40 HP Yanmar 3JH3E. It's cherry cabinet is well insulated, with easy access from front and back. Additionally, there's a port in the head for access to the impeller. The new style, more compact, oil filter is easily changed.
The 38 gallon fuel tank has a nav station gauge. Fuel passes through a Racor 500 Series filter with a pressure gauge to monitor its purity.
There are two water tanks, one of which is monitored at the nav station. The hot and cold pressurized water system serves the two sinks and the cockpit and head showers.
A Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioner provides heat and cooling throughout.
There are 3 group 27 AGM batterys (new in June 2020).
The inverter/charger is a Xantrax Freedom 2012 SW series, monitored at the nav station.
There are six fans (seldom used bcause of the air conditioning).
There's rich varnished cherry paneling and trim thoughout. The doors are 1" solid raised panel cherry, as are the cabinet faces. The jambs and cabinet frames are solid cherry. The sole is varnished teak and holly. The door lock sets are mortised chrome Mobella.
Serenity sleeps six comfortably - 2 in the forward cabin, 2 in the aft cabin and 2 on a shelf that pulls out from under the starboard settee. The cabins have doors for privacy.
The forward cabin has two automaticly lighted hanging lockers with shelving. There is also a shelf on either side of the berth. The aft cabin has a single spacious hanging locker with shelving as well, and a shelf along the starboard side.
Recessd LED lights are rheostat controlled, allowing you to change the saloon's ambiance. The folding centerline table will accomodate six for dinner. A remote controlled stereo AM/FM radio with an iPod connection is enclosed.
There are cabinets for the microwave, liquor supply and TV.
The nav station facs forward.
With the hard dodger and full enclosure deployed the cockpit can function as another cabin.
There are reading lights wherever you might want to read, including the cockpit.
There are 12 stainless steel Bowmar openning ports and 6 Bowmar hatches, all of which have screens . The hatches in the forward compartment also have shades.
There are courtesy lights in the cabins, cockpit and swim platform. There are service lights in the engine compartment and cockpit locker.
The many storage compartments are large.
The Standard Horizon VHF has a mic at the helm. The push of a single button will send a distress message to the Coast Guard with a lat-lon location .
The navigation and sailing instruments are all Raymarine. The knot log and depth are ST60's and the tri-data wind instrument is an i60. The chartplotter and autopilot are installed at both the nav station and the helm pedestal. The chartplotter has East Coast chips.
The galley features an Adler Barber dc refrigerator. It makes ice! There are 2 doors, top and front. When opened a light comes on.
The Force 10 3-burner propane stove has an oven and broiler.
A deep double stainless sink is adjacent to an expandable prep area.
The galley is cherry paneled. Its counter tops are Corian. There's a spice rack and several drawers.
Serenity comes with a Quicksilver dinghy and 4 horse Mercury outboard. She also has a Garhower motor lift.
Also included are manuals for all equipment, a mainenance log and the essential spare parts.