ESPRITT III is one of the finest examples of the classic Tartan 37 on the market today. She has been extremely well cared for by her current and only owner since new. She is one to take a look at. Back then, this was the design others tried to match. 37 feet of keel/centerboard cruising perfection from the masterful partnership of Tartan and Sparkman & Stevens. Here is a yacht that was both revolutionary and evolutionary. Deemed a classic virtually upon introduction, she immediately created new standards. The shoal draft advantages of this hull configuration are not offset by reduced windward performance. She thrives on a stiff beat as much as on a board-up slide to leeward. And exhibits the speed,strength and gentle manners for which Tartans were renowned. If you are in the market for a good sailing classic sailboat in the 36-40 foot range, do yourself a favor and come look at ESPRITT III, you will not be disappointed. She's in the water and ready to go. Remember Rule 90 - "Have Fun"
For a personal descritopn of this vessel and or to schedule an appoitment to gat on board, please contact Bill Kolkmeyer at 203-856-4669 (C), 203-878-6373x3 (O) or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting forward you will find the owner's stateroom. This cabin fully qualifies as an owner's cabin with two hanging lockers, bureau, ample shelf space, separate door enclosure to a dressing area, and private access to the head compartment.There is also access to the head from the main salon. The head features a shower, marine head,vanity, and sink with hot and cold pressure water. Amid ship you will find the main salon featuring a bulk-head mounted folding dinning table large enough to seat eight. There are port and starboard settees with storage above outboard and under. Further aft to starboard you will find the well laid out u-shaped galley with a deep SS sink, 3 burner stove w/oven and large, deep ice box . There is good counter space and storage. Opposite to port there is a good size navigation station with chart table with storage under. Directly aft of the nav. station is a comfortable quarter berth. The companionway to the cockpit is on center-line with teaks steps. Light and Ventilation are provided by 5 SS Opening ports in the Main Salon, 2 SS opening ports in the forward cabin, 1 SS opening port in the head, 1 Lg Overhead Hatch in the forward cabin, 1 Sm, Overhead hatch in the head compartment and 1 Overhead Hatch in the Main Salon.
The galley is located to starboard and features . There is a well insulated, 7-cubic foot icebox with shelves, grating and teak partitions, a deep stainless steel double sink with hot and cold pressure water and 3 burner CNG stove with oven. Dish, cup and cutlery lockers are located outboard while dry goods storage lockers are positioned aft.
The navigator's station is aft and to port with a full sized chart table with separate navigator's seat, inboard and lower than the navigator's quarter berth. Beneath the table are chart compartment and a 3-drawer bureau; alongside are a locker and shelf for sextant, tables, electronics, etc...; electrical circuit breaker panel is positioned over the table with additional space for instruments.Two 100 amp batteries with selector switch. Dockside 110-volt/30amp power inlet; interior outlets in galley and head. Navigation lights; interior lighting with berth and dome lights.
Cockpit Details: High, comfortable, raked coamings. Dodger. Sail stowage hatch to starboard. Elevated helmsman's seat with raised coaming-seat outboard. Lewmar ST48.Primary winches forward of, but within reach of the helmsman on coaming platforms. Pedestal destroyer type wheel and 5" compass; throttle and transmission controls on pedestal. Engine instrumentation, including tachometer, recessed in starboard cockpit side. Storage lockers port and starboard of helmsman's position. Cockpit sole is 6' lower than companionway sill. Teak grating aft with 1 1/2" scuppers draining overboard. Manual diaphragm bilge pump cockpit mounted. Deck Details: Tapered, teak toe rails at sheer with 1/4" stainless steel bolt-fastenings. Low, straight coach roof profile with SS grab rails over entire length. Double-rail bow and stern pulpits with lifelines. Large mooring chocks forward. Four mooring cleats. Cast aluminum mast collar. Molded companionway hatch cover. There is a custom stern rail gate for the swim ladder.
Aluminum mast and boom with wire rigging. Head-stay has Schaffer roller furling. All rigging is lightning grounded. Port and starboard inboard and outboard Genoa tracks with associated rigging and snatch blocks. Roller bearing main-sheet traveler with adjustable stops. All halyards led aft to cockpit through stoppers. Lewmar Genoa sheet winches, halyard winches, main-sheet and centerboard winch.