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