We owned a tartan 3500, built in 2001. Excellent excellent boat. Sailed the boat on Ches. Bay for 3 years and sold it for very close to what I paid for it.
The boat had furling Genoa
(worked great) and the fishing
line flaking system for the main. Dutchman ! Dutchman didn't work as nicely as the demo, but still worked fine. We had AC and it was a dream to take on overnights.
Very very stable boat. We didn't race
, but we would, frequently overtake J boats.and larger boats because it sailed so well. The 135 Genoa was a power house. We upgraded the factory Refrig got more cooling
and less power draw.
Loved tartan wood work. It is soooo much better than the laminated stuff you see on beneteus. They are in a race
to the bottom, and they have won.
We upgraded to a used tartan 3700. And we are happy. Tartans hold their value. tartans can go offshore
without breaking something.
Moody is a great boAt also, but never sailed one . Ally's a quality well built boat.
Make sure which ever boat your buy that your survey
guy checks everything, every thing that is supposed to work, all electronics
, and I would suggest an amp hour meter of you are going off shore