Tartan 3400

by BWS Staff

Blue Water Sailing
September 2005


 

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In designing the smaller Tartan 3400, Tim Jackett had in mind the more dedicated cruiser who still appreciates the ability to go fast in a comfortable package. The standard carbon mast is tapered for reduced weight and the carbon boom is “trough-style” for easy flaking and has furling lines led back to the cockpit. For upwind work, the Tartan 3400 is equipped with a self-tacking 100-percent jib, and off the wind, the furling reacher can be deployed. Three keel options are available to suit different cruising locations.

The high-volume hull design is augmented by an 11-foot, 11-inch beam. The two cabins have ample storage and the L-shaped galley will perform well at sea. With a D/L of 171 and a SA/D of 18.8, she promises to perform well in a manageable package, making it easy to find excuses to go cruising.

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