2023 Cruising World Boat of the Year: Best Mid-Size Cruiser
The Tartan 365 moves the performance in “performance cruising” genre into another gear. With her narrow waterline at beam max, fine lines aft, and nearly plumb bow, the Tartan 365 looks ready to fly even when tied to the dock or mooring. That said, her standard carbon-fiber mast and solid lead keel provide a ride second to none available in this size and price range no matter where in the world the building takes place. The Tartan design team was tasked with creating a modern dual-purpose, family-friendly boat with a strong cruising ethos. Tim Jackett and his team have once again proved their talents and created just what is needed in this size at this time.
Don't let the sparkle of the stainless, gorgeousness of teak, intelligence of opening portlights, and ventilation cowls with dorade boxes fool you. The new Tartan 365 is designed to move at a pace unexpected by her competition. Once below, the richness of solid stock cabinets, luxury of custom upholstery, and comfort of properly-designed cabins and furniture remind you why you wanted to come aboard in the first place. Tartan Yachts has created another unmatched jewel. Let's go sailing! From Florida, to California, to the Pacific Northwest, any of our Seattle Yachts Sales Professionals can assist you in the purchase of a Tartan Yacht. Use our Contact Us page to find your closest location.
Designer's Notes About The Tartan 365:
Performance in all aspects of design and construction has been the foundation for Tartan design since Sparkman & Stephens laid down the lines for Tartan 27 #1 nearly 60 years ago. The new Tartan 365 wholeheartedly embraces this heritage then, ups the ante.
The Tartan 365 is a bit leaner than other models in the line, and sports a very long waterline. Due to Tartan’s advanced laminating resins and reinforcements brought together in our industry leading infusion process, the 365 is very strong, yet displacement remains moderate at 13,160 pounds. This produces an impressive displacement to length ratio of 164 which indicates a slippery and quick design. With a ballast to displacement ratio of 38% and a lightweight, stiff, and strong carbon-fiber mast, the 365 will have great stability. By controlling weight and maximizing stability the 365 can be powered by a tall and efficient CCR sail plan. Upwind with the self-tacking jib, the 365 boasts a sail area to displacement ratio of 20.8. Unfurl the masthead 150% reacher and the sail area to displacement ratio is a robust 29.6. All of this performance is packaged into a deck plan, hardware plan, and rig that make exhilarating sailing a snap for cruising crews.
As with all Tartans, the 365 interior is so much more than those offered by today’s fare of cookie cutter, high volume, production boats. Featuring handcrafted North American maple or cherry wood interior , solid stock trim, raised panel doors and cabinet faces, and teak and holly cabin sole all finished with a highly durable satin conversion varnish, the interior is stunning. The two-cabin layout features abundant storage in hanging lockers, drawers, and under seat and berth areas. The galley to starboard is fit with a convenient drawer-style refrigerator that includes an upper freezer section and the two-burner LPG stove is flanked by generous countertop space the cook will appreciate. Directly to port is a comfortable navgation station that doubles as a nice sit down work space. The head aft and to port includes a separate shower with a handy access door to the cockpit locker space. Through the use of the best composite manufacturing processes, the 365 will deliver superior sailing performance while pampering the crew with interior comfort and elegance.
On deck the Tartan 365 allows a cruising crew or perhaps the occasional racing crew to optimize performance and as with all Tartans, ventilation is given the attention it deserves. The large cockpit is fit with dual, custom, carbon-fiber steering pedestals that weigh a mere four pounds each. The sailing sight lines from each steering position provide excellent visibility allowing the driver to chase that last tenth of a knot or navigate the most beautiful harbor entrance. For the sail tweaker in all of us, all sail controls are led to housetop winches through rope clutches. Wide side decks, with double lifelines and properly placed handholds provide safe and convenient movement on deck. Ten opening portlights, four deck hatches, and a pair of dorade boxes with chromed cowls and stainless steel guards provide ventilation that is second to none. Comfortable, safe, and efficient–the 365 deck is designed to satisfy.
Powered by a lofty carbon-fiber mast, built by Tartan sister company AMP Spars, the now tried-and-true Tartan CCR rig (Cruise Control Rig) drives the 365’s slippery hull with ease. Carbon-fiber is simply the best material for a sailboat mast and Tartan is the only performance cruising boat that is delivered with a carbon-fiber mast and boom as standard equipment. The light weight, stiffness, and strength of carbon-fiber increases stability and reduces pitching moment all combined to deliver greater performance, safety, and comfort. Other builders may attempt to duplicate the benefits of a self-tacking jib and off wind reacher, but without the commitment to the best build practices and carbon-fiber spars, they come up short.
Tartan’s all new 365 is a further refinement of the brand’s commitment to performance sailing for sailors who appreciate the benefits of great build practices and award-winning design.