SOLD – 1983 Tartan 37′


Name: Resilience
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 1983
Cond: Used
Name: Resilience
Length: 37
Boat Type: Sail
Condition: Used
Hull Material: Fiberglass

“Resilience” offers good livability and cruising comfort with a well performing hull and rig combination at a reasonable size that can be handled by two people. She has a distinct look that will turn heads when she enters a harbor and cause you to pause on your trip to shore. Electronics upgrade and Air Conditioning added in 2022.

Tartan sailboats are known for their solid, high quality construction. The interior is oiled teak with white overhead, four Dorade vent boxes, eight opening ports, fore & main cabin deck hatches and a teak and holly cabin sole. “Resilience” has the classic warmth and appeal of a true yacht.

The forward cabin qualifies as the owner’s stateroom with two hanging lockers, a bureau, ample shelf space, separate door closure to a dressing area, and access to the head compartment via private door. A cushion is provided to bridge area between berths, making one large continuous berth when desired.

The double entry head is to port with a Wilcox Crittenden manual head & holding tank (deck discharge is shut off for use on the Great Lakes), stainless steel sink, pressure water, molded counter top, mirror, teak shower grate, cabinet and storage shelves, and opening port w/screen plus a solar vent.

The salon’s starboard settee makes a comfortable single berth with storage behind and pilot berth outboard. The dinette table folds up against the forward bulkhead. There is a wide quarter berth to port. Good light and ventilation are provided by multiple stainless steel Tartan opening ports w/screens, two stainless steel Dorade vents, two stainless steel low profile Dorade vents, screened deck hatches, and the companionway. The interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

The U-shaped galley to starboard has storage galore, double stainless steel sinks on center line with a cold water hand pump, hot and cold pressure water with a 6 gallon, 110v AC/engine heated Seaward hot water heater (2014), a large, 7 cubic foot insulated ice box that has been converted to Frigomatic K50F refrigeration, a gimbaled 3 burner Hillerange propane stove and oven.

The forward facing navigation station is to port in front of the quarter berth. There are additional storage drawers under and cabinet outboard.

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor roller
  • 35# CQR anchor w/6’ chain to 75’+ 5/8” 3 strand nylon rode
  • Bow pulpit and stern rail
  • New stainless steel double lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates (2021)
  • Six mooring cleats
  • Two chrome Dorade vent cowls & two Dorade low profile vents
  • Tan Dodger w/side and back handles (2020)
  • Tan Bimini w/connector panel (2020)
  • Four fenders and dock lines
  • Flares, bell, horn, 2 fire extinguishers, and wood plugs
  • First aid kit
  • 6 Adult PFDs
  • Stern rail mounted Life Sling in soft white case
  • Port and starboard flag halyards
  • Nav lights – Port and starboard running lights are up on the bow rail.  Stern light is mounted up on the stern rail.  The steaming light/deck light is on the front of the mast
  • Custom Cockpit cushions
  • Teak folding cockpit pedestal table w/Edson teak wings & drink holder
  • Boat hook
  • Stainless Steel Mystic Boarding ladder w/teak rungs
  • Teak toe rail

Sails & Rigging

  • Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand
  • Standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
  • Pro Furl jib roller furler
  • Hood Yacht System in-mast mainsail roller furler (1992)
  • Inboard and outboard genoa tracks


  • Doyle Dacron in-mast furling mainsail w/vertical battens
  • Precision Dacron roller furling 125% Genoa (2020)
  • Sail area:  625 sq. ft.

Standing Rigging

  • Painted aluminum mast with single spreaders is keel stepped
  • Schaefer cabin top mainsheet traveler
  • 2 Lewmar #44 self-tailing two speed primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar #8 single speed cabin top winches
  • 1 Lewmar #16 two speed cabin top winch
  • 1 Hood Yacht Systems Line Driver cabin top winch to the center board
  • Port & starboard Lewmar #16 two speed winches on mast
  • 2 Locking & 2 regular winch handles


  • Marine Aire 16,000 BTU air conditioning (2022)
  • Bilge blower to cool engine spaces
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Engine throttle, shift lever and wheel brake are on the steering pedestal
  • Engine emergency alarm
  • Engine emergency stop
  • Fresh water cooling
  • Primary and secondary fuel filters
  • Diesel & propane fuel shut off valves
  • The Manual head discharges to a holding tank.  The overboard discharge has been disabled for use on the Great Lakes
  • Bronze ball valve type thru-hulls
  • 40” Edson stainless steel steering wheel – manual cable and quadrant steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • 17” Three Blade feathering Max Prop on 1” stainless steel shaft
  • Hurth ZF Model #HBW 100 2-R transmission
  • Raw water strainer
  • VC 17 Bottom paint
  • Cradle
  • Tartan, Westerbeke and other operating manuals

Electronics & Navigation


  • Raymarine P70s auto pilot (2022)
  • Raymarine 12” Axiom+ Multi-Function Display (2022)
  • Raymarine i70S Instrument Display (2022)
  • Ritchie SP-5 steering compass on pedestal


  • Raymarine ST60+ wind
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed
  • Raymarine ST60+ depth
  • Lev-O-Gage

Nav Station

    • Uniden ES UM525 VHF marine radio
    • Fusion MS-RA70NSX sound system w/cockpit and cabin speakers (2021)
    • Sirius Satellite Radio Terk antenna
    • AM/FM Antenna (2022)
    • VHF Antenna (2022)
    • Clock & barometer


  • Two parallel switched house batteries beneath navigator seat (2019)
  • Switched starter battery (2019)
  • Back-up battery (2021)
  • Xantrex True Charge 40 amp battery charger
  • 55-amp alternator
  • Two 50’ 30-amp shore power cords
  • Primary 12-volt DC panel w/battery tester
  • Secondary expansion 12-volt DC panel
  • 110-volt AC panel w/circuit breakers
  • Lightning grounded
  • CGFI outlets in galley and head


  • Engine Make: Westerbeke W33
  • Engine Year: 1983
  • Total Power: 33hp
  • Engine Hours: 550
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


  • Dimensions
    • Length Overall: 37ft
    • Length on Deck: 37ft
    • Max Draft: 7.75ft
    • Beam: 11.75ft
    • Cabin Headroom: 6.25ft
    • Length at Waterline: 28.5ft
  •  Tanks
    • Fresh Water Tank: 1 X 90 Gal (Plastic)
    • Fuel Tank: 1 X 50 Gal (Aluminum)
    • Holding Tank: 1 X 20 Gal (Plastic)
  • Accommodations
    • Heads: 1

Upgrades & Improvements2019Boat Tailors Winter Cover/Gori Folding Prop, 16.6x14x3LHS

2017: Vinyl headliner in salon, Salon cushions & perennials upholstery, V-berth mattress

2018: Depth/Temperature sensor

2019: Batteries

2020: 125% Precision head sail

2021: Lifelines

2022: Raymarine 12” Axiom+ MFD, i70s Instrument, P70s Autopilot, NMEA network, MarineAir 16,000 BTU Air-Conditioner, Mainsail cleaned and re-stitched

Additional Comments
Tartan yachts are known to be sensible but elegant, modern yet enduring.  Their beautiful teak interiors are secured directly to a strong, performance hull.  This could serve you well as your family club racer and/or fast cruiser.

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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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