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37' Tartan 37


PAPA BILL is in excellent condition with a new engine recently installed. She has been loved by her long term owner who is now moving to a power yacht. Her specious, comfortable interior is immaculate with fresh upholstery throughout. her fit and finish is impressive with solid teak in excellent condition throughout.

Sparkman & Stephens produced the design for this 37 foot cruiser/racer in the late 70's. Almost 500 hulls were eventually built by Tartan ? an impressive production run for a high quality cruising boat. Construction details are fantastic and her interior is beautifully constructed. Accommodations are comfortable and conceived for living while under way. She features a swift hull shape that sails well and her centerboard design accommodates anchoring in areas where normal fixed keel vessels can?t go. Her timeless lines turn heads wherever she goes.

Don't wait on this one! She will sell fast!

  • Make: Tartan
  • Model: 37
  • Year: 1981
  • Length: 37ft
  • Name: PAPA BILL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Sausalito, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Centerboard
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Builder: Tartan Yachts
  • LOA: 37.25 feet
  • LWL: 28.5 feet
  • Beam: 11.75 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 62.83 feet
  • Min Draft: 4.17 feet
  • Max Draft: 7.75 feet
  • Cabin Headroom: 7 feet
  • DryWeight: 11200 pounds
  • Ballast: 7500 pounds
  • Displacement: 15500 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 25 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 26 knots
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Westerbeke
  • EngineModel: 44C Four
  • EngineYear: 2017
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 90 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions


The Tartan 37’s nicely appointed interior is beautifully finished in teak with a teak and holly cabin sole. The headliner is white painted birch plywood with teak trim. Locker fronts are louvered for good ventilation. Storage is plentiful and well conceived for longer cruises. The layout provides a good seagoing configuration while maintaining a spacious salon and galley space for entertaining at rest. She will sleep seven with a private master stateroom forward, quarterberth aft, salon settees and pilot berth.  

Forward is the master stateroom with V-berth. There are shelves along above the berth along the hull side. Aft and to port there is a tall hanging locker. Opposite – there is a bank of drawers and an additional hanging locker. A large hatch and two opening ports provide great ventilation.

Aft and to port is the head which may be accessed via both the salon and master stateroom. The compartment is finished in white laminate surfaces with teak trim and a molded fiberglass shower sump. The shower is integral to the space. There is a Jabsco manual head mounted along the hull side facing inboard. Forward is a small counter with stainless sink and hot/cold pressure water. There is a locker below the counter. Above on the forward bulkhead is a mirrored medicine cabinet. There is an open shelf outboard of the sink and a large locker just aft. An opening port provides ventilation.

The salon is next aft. At the forward end opposite the head is an additional large hanging locker. Aft, there are straight settees to port and starboard. Outboard of the settee to port there is a series of lockers and a bookshelf. The dining table folds against the forward bulkhead. To starboard, there is a straight settee with pilot berth outboard. There are lockers below the pilot berth outboard of the settee. Handrails run along the cabin sides to port and starboard. Opening ports and an overhead hatch provide ventilation.

The galley is aft and to starboard. The U-shaped counter provides an excellent seagoing arrangement with everything close at hand. The galley is finished with white laminate counters with teak trim. There are three large lockers outboard of the counter. Below the forward edge of the counter is a large top loading ice box. There is a three burner stainless steel stove with oven and broiler with a stainless crash bar along the inboard edge. Aft is a deep two bin stainless sink with pressure hot/cold water faucet and manual hand pump. There is a small dry storage locker outboard of the sink. There are bins for dishes and additional storage aft. Below the sink there is an additional locker.

The nav station and quarter berth is adjacent to the companionway stairs to port. There is a large nav table with a locker outboard and shelf above. Aft is a long quarterberth which converts to make a double sea berth.

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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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Mark Miner

Yacht & Ship Broker
415-290-1347 - mobile
510-254-3665 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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