LUNA | Tartan 3800 | 38ft

Dartmouth, MA, US


LUNA | Tartan 3800 | 38ft


Dartmouth, MA, US


LUNA is a well-cared for and updated Tartan 3800. These boats are chock-a-block full of thoughtful details which make them easy to handle and a joy to sail, cruise and even race. For sale by only her second owner, LUNA has always been professionally maintained by two of the top yacht yards in Southern New England. LUNA is a darn good-looking boat, appealing to the eye from every angle, unlike many of the designs we see of late. Her white gel coat topsides (in excellent condition) are complemented by teak toe rails and teak handrails on the cabin top, which along with navy blue cove and boot stripes and navy canvas, make for a traditional and sharp look.

The Tartan 3800 features a modern sugar scoop transom and “T” shaped cockpit which allows for a big wheel for enhanced feel and performance and the room to get around it. LUNA is set up for both short-handed sailing (lazy jacks for the mainsail; self-tailing primary and secondary winches within easy reach of the helm; furling lines led aft to the cockpit; autopilot) and buoy racing (with, for example, extra inboard genoa tracks, 48” wheel and carbon spinnaker pole).

Numerous upgrades and additions have been made by these owners over the past twenty years, details of which can be found in the listing. Reluctantly but seriously offered for sale, and ready for another twenty years of making memories. We invite your inquiry and inspection.


  • Length: 38ft
  • Builder: Tartan
  • Beam: 12' 5"
  • Draft: 5' 3"
  • Year: 1997
  • Displacement: 16500.00 lbs
  • Hull: Composite
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, 37 hp


  • Builder: Tartan
  • Designer: Tim Jackett
  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 38.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 31.83 ft
  • Max Draft: 5' 3"
  • Displacement: 16500.00 lb
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 5"
  • Beam Measure: 12' 5"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2700
  • Engine Power: 37 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (80 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (38 Gallons)


  • Number of double berths: 2
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 1


The 3800's well distributed 12'-5" beam grants spacious accommodations within and allows for 6'-5" of headroom at the centerline. Signature Tartan teak joinery is everywhere and makes for a warm and inviting interior.

Starting forward the layout features a private double Stateroom with cedar-lined hanging locker, six-drawer bureau, shelving outboard of the berth, a convenient washbasin and vanity and single settee to starboard. A large overhead hatch with two opening ports provides plenty of light and ventilation. Next aft and traditional in layout, the main cabin centers around a midship drop­leaf table and both a U-shaped (to starboard) and conventional settee, which also serve as berths for three. Ample storage exists outboard of the seatbacks in various lockers, shelves and cubbies. Ventilation and light are provided by numerous opening ports and hatches.

The Navigation Station, aft to port and forward facing, is convenient to the companionway and cockpit and set up very nicely.

Access to port is the well-laid-out U-shaped Galley, while further aft to starboard is the generous Quarter Cabin featuring a large double berth (6'-6" in length) also with cedar-lined hanging locker, outboard shelving, opening ports and hatch. Overhead adjustable lamp and reading lights.

The head is located aft to port of the companionway and provides a separate shower stall and oversized wet locker. The manual marine toilet has a Y-valve, holding tank and macerator pump.


  • Teak and holly sole
  • Espar D3LCC Maxi cabin heater; thermostatically controlled
  • Corian countertops in galley, head and fwd. cabin vanity
  • Isotherm refrigerator with thermostat control (2020)
  • Stainless steel opening portlights with screens
  • Interior settees covered in a rich royal blue fabric
  • Strategically placed teak handrails throughout
  • Teak top companionway step storage cubby


  • Bi-fold teak door
  • 12v Hella fan
  • Dorade vents
  • Louvered lockers outboard of vanity with double shelving to starboard
  • Teak framed mirror; teak handrail; teak slatted storage cubby above vanity
  • Compass mounted on forward bulkhead for viewing from berth
  • Stainless swivel reading lamps mounted to overhead port and starboard


The salon layout is both practical and inviting and is complemented by many optional and custom teak features:  bookshelves, magazine rack, speaker boxes, framed main cabin hatch, louvered locker doors; shelves with fiddles, gorgeous double leaf table with storage cubbies, drawers and fiddles. Lighting in various forms including: overhead (some teak framed) some regular round 12v; under cabinets outboard, stainless swivel and courtesy.


The well-equipped galley is comfortable to work in and favors ample stowage of provisions. The double sink is close to centerline for excellent drainage and the reefer is deep and spacious, with both top and frontal openings, custom lighting and removable teak shelving.

  • 4-burner Force 10 gimbaled LPG stove/oven
  • Built-in trash bin
  • H&C pressure water w/manual pump
  • Isotherm refrigeration
  • Double 9" deep stainless sinks


  • Louvered teak lockers
  • Convertible mirror
  • Overhead hatch and opening port
  • Stainless hooks throughout
  • Teak: handrail, towel rack, hangers, trim
  • Molded sink and molded shower with L-shaped seat
  • Shower fixtures are “built in”
  • Wet locker (aft) drains to bilge
  • Espar heating vent


  • Original “Tartan” 12v DC/110v AC metered panel
  • (3) 12v Batteries
  • Balmar battery monitor with "state of charge" (2021) 
  • High output alternator with Ferris alternator output gauge at Nav
  • 110v AC Shorepower w/ 50' cord with 40 amp charger
  • Solbian 75W flexible solar panel, mounted ahead of dodger (2020)
  • Water heater; 110v and engine-heated
  • USB plugs at Nav


In its own niche to port, the navigator has a generous chart table facing forward with both tube chart storage and a set of drawers. Accounting for electronic installation, entry to the main electrical systems and wiring is also accessed from the nav station.

  • Autohelm ST-50 Multi at Nav station
  • Autohelm ST-50 Seatalk Spd/Depth/Wind
  • Raymarine VHF; flush mounted; VHF antennae at masthead
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch GPS at nav station
  • Raymarine 9" Axiom GPS chartplotter at helm, with AIS transponder (separate antenna) (2019)
  • Autohelm ST-6000 autopilot
  • Icom M-710 SSB radio
  • Fusion MS-RA70 Bluetooth stereo AM/FM/CD/Bose speakers
  • BlueSeas M-2 (1839) tank monitor


  • Yanmar diesel engine, 37 hp, 2700 hrs.
  • MaxSea tank monitor (digital), Fuel, Water Tank 1, Water Tank 2 (2020)
  • Racor fuel filter/water separator
  • 3-blade folding MaxProp propeller (2021) 


  • Doyle Dacron 130 Cruising Genoa and Mainsail (made within last 4 years) 
  • North 150  Racing Genoa with turtle bag for deck deployment 
  • 100 Racing Genoa
  • 100  Storm Jib; hank on to removable inner forestay 
  • Hogan Asymmetrical Reacher with sock, stores under V-berth and can be deployed through foredeck hatch


  • Double spreader rig, tapered spar, stainless standing rigging
  • Carbon spinnaker pole on mast with adjustable track
  • Storm Trysail track
  • (1) Harken 32.2 C mast mounted
  • "Strong" luff System for main
  • Traveler track on cabin top; adjustable
  • Hall spar C-16 boom vang led aft
  • Harken lazy jacks
  • Inner headstay system with quick-release baby stay with Highfield lever
  • Sailtec backstay adjuster
  • Third halyard with stopper
  • Port & starboard spreader halyards
  • Spinnaker halyard lead aft
  • Spinnaker sheet padeyes aft
  • Harken furling
  • (2) Extra inboard genoa cars
  • (1) Harken 32.2 STC mainsheet
  • (2) Harken 40.2 STC spinnaker


  • Contrasting nonskid deck
  • (4) Dorade vents; chrome cowls (interior painted red) and teak covering boards
  • (2) Deck hatches
  • (12) Stainless port lights with screens
  • Muir windlass; stainless with gypsy and capstain; foot switches
  • Foredeck hatch, bi-fold
  • Chocks: stainless; set into toe rails
  • Stainless bow fitting with anchor roller
  • Bow pulpit; stainless
  • Washdown pump; flush deck fitting for hose attachment
  • Anchor swivel
  • CQR Anchor


  • 48" Wheel; suede handstitched cover
  • (2) Harken 48.2 STC primaries
  • (2) STC secondary winches
  • (3) STC winches and rope clutches mounted under dodger
  • Teak table; convertible with folding leaves mounted to binnacle
  • Teak grate for cockpit sole forward of the binnacle
  • Teak binocular holder at binnacle
  • Nav pod at helm with recent touchscreen MFD (GPS, plotter/radar); separate “buttons” for MFD mounted in custom teak box opposite
  • Teak companionway slider and hatch boards
  • Teak-faced instrument pod at companionway
  • Cockpit locker to port
  • Lazarette lockers port and starboard
  • Padded upper lifelines
  • Drink holders mounted on front of binnacle
  • “Levo” gauge under companionway
  • Speakers under dodger
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Outboard motor lift; stainless, swivel, convertible crane


  • Dodger w/suede-covered handrail; large center zip-open panel
  • Cockpit awning with forespar pole
  • Fairclough boom tent winter cover


  • Forespar Lightning Master
  • Whale Gulper bilge pump and bilge level sensor (2021)
  • Electric sump pump
  • Double lifelines with aft pushpit; side and aft boarding gates
  • Emergency access to rudder post aft cockpit
  • Stainless swim ladder on sugar scoop transom
  • Fire extinguishers mounted throughout interior
  • Teak handrails mounted to forward cabin hatch frame for climbing out
  • Bilge pump “on” warning light at Nav
  • Lights: TriColor masthead; anchor; steaming; deck flood; running


Owner's personal effects are excluded from the sale.

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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